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Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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Accepting without upvoting

What could be the reason for accepting an answer but not upvoting it? Situations: Accepting own answer - ok, no upvote on self-answers OP not having 15 reputation cannot upvote. I think that OP shold ...
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Give [jison] a higher tag priority than [javascript]

Recently I asked a question and created the new tag jison. I also tagged the question with javascript because that is what the language compiles to. However, I noticed that the title in the browser ...
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Making great content more visible

I often browse older questions on CR and while there are many good and helpful answers, every so often I come across great answers. Those are eloquent and full of helpful tips and general information. ...
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Testing box when asking questions

Would it be possible to have an overt request, perhaps even in its own box, that the Asker provide information about their testing process. Obviously wording up for dispute, but something like: "How ...
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How do I migrate from Code Review to Stack Overflow?

I know about moving questions from Stack Overflow to Code Review, but what about the other way around? It seems like almost half the questions I come across on Code Review get put on hold or closed ...
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Create tag [nuxtjs]

Please create a tag nuxtjs for the popular VueJS framework nuxt.js.
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Iterative platform for Code Review

EDIT: For those unclear on what problem this proposed change aims to address, consider the fundamental nature of code review, or any similar process (novel writing, sketching/drawing, building Rube ...
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Can we disable “Questions that may already have your answer?”

If you post a question, Stack Exchange with all their clever AI produces a list under your title called "Questions that may already have your answer". This makes a lot of sense for Stack Overflow, ...
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Wouldn't it be more useful to notify OPs automatically about close votes, instead of having (stock) comments all the time?

I frequently see users (most probably close voting, or flagging for closure) leaving stock(?) comments like1 Welcome to Code Review! I'm afraid this question does not match what this site is about. ...
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Should python3.x be an alias of python-3.x?

The existing tag python-3.x works great, but I regularly forget to add the dash there, and type python3.x. This tag doesn't exist, and I don't have the rep to ...
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Can we add a “Meta User” button next to the “Network Profile” button like SO did?

Right now, the only way to this site is by going to the questions tab, and on the right side pressing one of the featured/hot questions on this site. This isn't very useful and can be a hassle. Even ...
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Why don't we have a close reason like “off-topic because of asking to find a 3rd party resource” like SO has? Or at least a “Blatantly off-topic”?

I recently came over this question I am trying to implement duplicate file finder in visual C++. I followed this link Successful implementation of Duplicate Files Finder in C++ But it don't ...
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Could we detect phrases like “not working” and “bug” in question titles and warn users?

It has been mentioned recently that ~62% of close votes come from the "broken code" or "code not yet written" category. I'm wondering if we could help lower that percentage by detecting certain key ...
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No tag for Angular

There is no tag for Angular (v2, 4, 5). It redirects to Angular.js, which is a completely different framework using a different language. Is it possible to create a new tag for Angular?
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Should there be a featured tab in search results?

I asked this question a while ago, and since it didn't get much attention I added a bounty. However, when I search by the r tag, there is no featured header, as can be found on stack overflow site ...
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Add question editing recommendations to Community Tour

After receiving some good feedback on my first question, I decided to edit my question to incorporate the advice with the idea to create a copy-pasteable "final version" for future visitors. However, ...
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Clarify edit review screen

The pending edit screen is very confusing to me as someone who has never seen it before: It says I have 0 edits rejected. The rejection notice on the second line uses "this" vaguely. This question? ...
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Can we constrict the [python-2.*] tags?

I would like to suggest the following: Rename python-2.7 -> python-2.x Synonymize python-2.6 -> python-2.x This is as we don't have individual Python 3 tags, such as python-3.6. But we do however ...
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What to do about “It's asking for more details”?

For a while now we've had "Clippy", which among other things has support for detecting when there's a lot of code posted but not a lot of description. The feature is nice and comes with good ...
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Tag Request: “Angular” (Angular is not Angular.js)

I am not at 1500 rep, so I cannot create tags, but the angular tag does not exist on Code Review. I just asked a question and had to tag it with angular.js, which is only version 1.0 according to the ...
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The “How to Answer” page should be amended to discourage anything too “personal”

In the Help Center's How to Answer page, under the "Always be polite and have fun" section, I suggest that we add: "don't make it personal". The use of I and You can make an answer seem more ...
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Common Review Quotes

In my reviews a couple of points come up again and again (and again). It's like somebody is teaching bad practice out there. As a result a lot of my reviews look very similar (or get terse with my ...
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External resources make keyboard-nav unusable

Recently (as in, since ads have been enabled), I have intermittently been having trouble with the site. I'm using the keyboard navigation (and moderation) for a significant portion of my activities ...
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Should there be a gcc tag?

I recently asked a question that is at least in part specific to gcc. That is, the way the C code is written will be different for different compilers. This is because different compilers are able to ...
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Modify the h3 font size [duplicate]

Lowercase is look similar to lowercase ls in <h3> elements (which use the ...
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If in doubt, post the question on Meta first?

Not for lack of trying, I get downvotes on some questions. And on those questions I nevertheless often get answers. So if I try to delete the question to approach it differently, I get the warning ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to GNU GPL

It seems that one of the community's main aversions to changing from the current CC license, to a more permissive MIT license, is the idea that people seem to not want to simply give code away. ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to MIT

One of several problems of having a creative commons (CC) license for code generated on Code Review, is that it is incompatible with major software licenses. Your project would have to either have to ...
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Button to download code snippets? [duplicate]

When reviewing, I often find myself copying the source to open in an IDE locally. Maybe we could add a button to download the source snippets to help facilitate this?
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Allow users to vote to migrate a question from meta.codereview to main

This question happened; https://codereview.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6970/a-good-way-to-remove-duplicate-code-without-violating-page-object-model - it's a regular Code Review question that ...
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Meta code highlighting

It appears that we don't have code highlighting in Meta In this answer to Your vote matters! the <!-- language: lang-sql --> was added to a block of SQL code,...
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Tool for Zombie-hunting

A couple of weeks ago there was a discussion in The 2nd Monitor about reducing Zombies and bringing the answered percentage up. I've noticed during my searches of unanswered questions that some of ...
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Can the help page on what a good answer is be updated with specifics?

The How do I write a good answer? page seems to be generic SE help page rather than specific to Code Review; can this page be updated with specifics to this site? Is there a help page on how not to ...
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Why is there no [asp.net-core-mvc] tag?

As I have noticed, there are only tags such as: asp.net, asp.net-mvc-3 and asp.net-mvc-4. However, there is no tag for asp.net-core-mvc. Why so? I believed it is a must-have to separate the question ...
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The use of light gray type on this site makes it very difficult to read [closed]

This website is very difficult to read. It appears you are using #444 for text color. Would you consider changing the default text color?
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Should we have a Code Review Blog?

Super User, Server Fault, Programmers, InfoSec, Apple, DBA, Science Fiction & Fantasy and a bunch more sites all have Community Blogs that are contributed to and maintained by community members. ...
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Would it be possible to have the question closer to the answer field?

I find that when answering a question on Code Review, I'm constantly scrolling to the top of the page, copying some code, scrolling to the bottom, pasting it, then editing it. I do this over and over. ...
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Finding change in knapsack

Currently, there's 6 questions tagged change-making-problem: one in 2012, two last year and three this year so far. This kind of problem is closely associated with (or rather, a subset of) the ...
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Official xkcd of CodeReview

I noticed some CS websites have an xkcd that fits what they do pretty well. I was randomly clicking through some the other day, and I happened upon this: http://xkcd.com/1513/ PLEASE note that I ...
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Why are we [still] not on the footer?

This completely feels like asking for an underground parking spot at work, but... there's at least1 one spot left in the page footer area, in the section we'd belong under: Why isn't Code Review on ...
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Request for [lexical-analysis] to be created

I posted a question today and wanted to apply the lexical-analysis tag to it, but such tag did not exist, and to create it I would need 300 reputation in this community. Another user suggested that I ...
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Help Desk Chatroom

11 days ago, I put forward a proposal to the moderators for a Help Desk chatroom, which we would link to the Stack Overflow comments Duga posts, and to the potentially off-topic questions on Code ...
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Dynamic editor width when answering

After answering a few questions on Code Review and Stack Overflow, I noticed that the editor allows you to resize vertically, but not horizontally. The width seems to allow 80 characters. My ...
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Hyperlinks are not opened in new tab

I have seen when some OP post reference links to their questions, it always go to that page in the current tab which I opened at that moment. That is really annoying when I have to back and forth. ...
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Is meta supposed to look so much like the main site?

I don't know how similar meta is to the main site for other grown up sites, but it's really kind of difficult to tell the difference between the main site and meta at the moment. The beta theme made ...
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Synonym Request: [smtp] -> [email]

I have a review request that pertains specifically to SMTP behaviour and would like it tagged as such so as to be unambiguous and searchable. However, I have no objection to such a tag deferring to ...
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Should we add an (AES) tag?

I was recently writing a question about AES and noticed there's no aes tag. There are 60 questions with AES within them so it begs the question, should we add an aes tag and add it to these questions?...
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Does preventing exact duplicate titles makes sense here?

When editing the title of Multiple FizzBuzz from a file, I first wanted to make the title "FizzBuzz from a file" but that exact title already exists which showed an error message: Considering our ...
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Make HoF synonym a separate tag

higher-order-functions is currently a synonym for functional-programming. This is inaccurate; there is a significant overlap, but: Functional Programming is a much broader topic HoFs are present in ...
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Dialog is difficult… why isn't there a linting tool? [closed]

I think this site needs a lot more work for it to become a good open-source code review platform. Otherwise, it will be blind-sided by something else soon enough! My biggest bug bears are: No sane ...