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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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Warn if question is tagged with [python-3.x] but not [python]

Given that 16/50 of the latest python-3.x questions aren't posted with the python tag,[1] and site policy is to tag with both.[2] Can we move the burden onto the poster to tag properly, rather than ...
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New tag proposition: Leetcode

Leetcode is a very popular website for programming challenges. I would request that a new tag be created, leetcode, that can focus on these specific types of questions. There has been an influx of ...
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Tag request [visual-foxpro]

Just edited a question mistagged as VBA to instead use a new visual-foxpro tag. After looking at tag synonyms for VBA, I see there is no visual-basic-applications tag, so perhaps the new tag I ...
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Pin “How do I write a good answer?” in the Help Center

While giving feedback on first answers, I often find it convenient to also link to How do I write a good answer? in the Help Center. Since I haven't thought about a good "template" text I can copy and ...
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Add the word “readability” to the off topic close reason

Today we have this close reason: Code not implemented or not working as intended: Code Review is a community where programmers peer-review your working code to address issues such as security, ...
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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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Proposal to clarify “on-topic” help page

The on-topic help page for Code Review is already fairly clear, but I would edit the following bullet point to make it clearer: Best practices and design pattern usage With the current ...
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I suggest two tags, [readability] and [compatibility]

I suggest adding two tags readability and compatibility. I can't add them myself but think they will be useful. At my last code review question I added a tag related to the programming language ...
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Please add the tag [red]

red is already a tag on Stack Overflow. Please add it here.
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Requesting tag [arcpy] be created

There are not a lot of questions involving the popular GIS/geospatial library ArcPy from Esri (just 14 at the moment), but could someone with the create tags privilege create one for it, please? If ...
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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

Many questions of new users lack some parts or common style of the site. There already are some meta questions that aggregate tips on this issue but letting new users walk through all of them is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create a reference for newbie common mistakes

What I suggest I'd like to open a community wiki post that address and explain the most common beginners bad-practices/mistakes in an XXX language, to be used as a reference when answering. Reason ...
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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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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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Character limit on Code Review

I understand why a character limit is imposed on question lengths on most Stack Exchange websites, but I take issue with the fact that there is a 30,000 character limit on the Code Review website. ...
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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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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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Migrating to Software Engineering

Looking at migrated questions shows how a "migrate to Software Engineering" closing reason is sorely missing. The problem is that many askers see the the "Review" part of the site, but not the "Code", ...
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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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Put into FAQ: “Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft CC-BY-SA?”

Put into FAQ: Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) license? I really want to know this! Since the CC-BY-SA is a copyleft, viral ...
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Can we have collapsible code blocks?

I would like to see collapsible code blocks in questions and answers. This would be useful because sometimes the amount of code posted in a question or answer becomes so large (and necessary) that ...
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Viewing the source code

When doing a CR, it's important to be able to quickly find methods/classes/whatever in the source. Currently, it's just terrible as you get a couple of small scrolling views and the search takes way ...
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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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Turning on syntax highlighting

On this particular site, I think it is absolutely critical to have syntax highlighting work, automatically if possible.
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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 ...