Questions tagged [feature-request]

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

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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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“How To Format” guide has misleading UI elements

The "How To Format" guide on the right side of the screen is misleading. It uses "►" for each item in the list. Usually this "►" means that the list item is expandable, but it is not an expandable ...
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Can a “Not your code” default off-topic option be added to the close dialog?

A number of questions have come up recently where the code is not the asker's own code, prompting a 'close' response. It would be convenient if there was an 'off-topic' close option that included: ...
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Zen Mode + Dual Pane for ease of review and writing

It would be handy to have some kind of "Zen mode" here at Code Review. Think about it, you develop code in a maximized IDE or side-by-side with the result or the specs (or both). I think Code Review ...
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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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Mentioning and linking to other users in posts

I do this kind of thing all the time: In addition to moving these declarations closer to where you use them as @lokiastari said, the initializations are pointless because you overwrite them anyway. ...
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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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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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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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Request for placeholder text in the question textarea

After seeing a few off-topic questions today, I thought it might help to add placeholder text to the question texarea. The question page currently looks like this: "How To Ask" is easy to miss or ...
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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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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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Synonym request: [c++0x] ↔ [c++11]

C++0x was the working name for C++11, but they are still the same thing. At this time, c++0x is tagged with 4 questions and c++11 is tagged with 98 questions. Although there's no problem retagging ...
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Change the “code” icon in markup editor toolbar?

Since a few weeks Stack Overflow has a new icon in the editor toolbar for code markup. It's a pair of braces (curly brackets) which is much more recognizable than the old [101 010] icon still used ...
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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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Highlight color for favorite-tagged questions

As you all know questions that have one of the user's favorite tags are highlighted (in all of the StackExchange sites), but the highlight color in this site is not easily recognized, it's not comfort ...
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Suggesting to lint a code before submitting

There needs to be a way to display a pre-submit language-specific message with a strong recommendation to lint code. For example, in languages like Python conventions are very important, and there ...
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Need the tag [http]

I put this code out for review: Stream that opens an HTTP GET and then acts like a normal C++ istream It is about HTTP socket requests (and I want to discuss HTTP status codes). But I can't tag it ...
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Create [serial-port] tag

I currently work quite a bit with serial ports in C# and have asked a question pertaining to them. I don't know if the usage would be there to warrant it, but it would be nice to have a serial-port ...
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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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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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There's no [mootools] tag here yet

I've just joined Code Review and am looking around I didn't find the mootools tag. Could someone please create the mootools? I don't have enough rep and I think it deserves its place on Code Review.