Questions tagged [feature-request]

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Lightning tag request

There should be a tag for lightning. (also I think there should be a separate tag new-tag for posts like this, but maybe it's included in feature-request?)
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Notification of new replies and contacting users via mail

When I reply to someone on here and he is not immediately watching the page, I don't get an reply at all. Even though I put my email in here I don't get any notifications about replies and so don't ...
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Accessing StackExchange inbox

Can I access my StackExchange mailbox in a different way than the pop up that appears when I click the 'Stack Exchange' button at the top left? The popup immediately pops away on my tablet, so I can ...
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Make users recommend better places for a question

Whenever a question "cannot" be answered because it is in the wrong part of stackexchange, it should be mandatory to recommend another forum to go to. So downvoting or closing a question is to require ...
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Link tags to tag info instead of related questions

In this question a link to Wikipedia's I2C page was added. Personally I would like a link to our own wiki better. (The I2C wiki is one of the pages which does contain some information.) Now I can ...
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Enable/Disable deleted answers visibility

We currently have 13 users with 10k+ rep, and a few more to come. 10k+ users can see deleted answers. Sometimes this has its uses, but sometimes they're a nuisance, like when there are 8 deleted ...
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Suggestion: spend some reputation points up front every time you submit an answer

In order to prevent answer spammers, can we deduct 5 reputation points from someone who decides to post an answer? If the answer was valuable, then it will get up-voted and the usual +10/-10 per up-...
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Limit size of pictures

Every now and then we get posts with ridiculously large pictures in them. Case in point: from this question. That's a 5 megapixel photograph, and I guess we should be glad that OP doesn't have a ...
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notify users when they are flagged

I got a message from an moderator that some of my comments were flagged. I think it would be a good idea to post a message in the user's inbox when a comment or answer gets flagged. You can then edit ...
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feature requests regarding sockpuppet accounts to circumvent suspension

Delete all posts by the sockpuppet when its account is merged with the suspended one. This should be a sign that what he does is absolutely useless. The posts shouldn't be there in the first place. ...
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Number of pending edits hardly readable

This is how it shows and at least on my monitor I can hardly tell the number from the orange background. Can a more contrasting color be used? By the way, is this readable for others? edit ...
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Faster action on spam

Don't get me wrong: I appreciate how quickly and efficiently moderators react to spam, but they can't be everywhere at the same time. And though unlikely, I even hear some of them have a life as well :...
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Adding `off-topic` quick choices to the menu

In my experience, most of the off-topic questions we have belong to Super User or Signal processing (eventualy, but it's rare, to Stack Overflow). The menu that comes out when flagging a question as ...
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Why do temporarily suspended accounts show 1 rep?

A couple of times I noticed the rep next to a user's name was 1, for users I knew are very active, and should have a lot more. So I go look at their account and it shows or a similar message. ...
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Answers automatically turning CW

Recently a couple of answers of mine turned CW. I didn't know, but it seems to be because I made more than 10 edits. In most cases I don't want the CW, for the reason Olin also mentioned: "You ...
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Clicked link more visible than unclicked one

This is a snapshot of my review page, and the top one is a clicked link while the bottom one is unclicked. You can see how the unclicked one is brighter (probably in line with the color scheme), ...
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FAQ about posting schematics

Given that we have a quite intensive use of schematics, and that often the posted ones don't meet the requirements for the users to answer: shall we add a FAQ section about how to draw/post/explain ...
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Suggested edits pending bubble displays even when it is your own pending edit

I suggested an edit and now the little bubble is showing that there is 1 suggested edit pending. Since I was the one who suggested the edit, I of course can not approve the edit. When I click on the ...
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ASCIIMath support, to help people with units

MathJax just added ASCIIMath support, and I think it'd be great to support it as an option, alongside regular \$\LaTeX\$-based MathJax. In many posts (such as this one) people forget to or are too ...
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Allowing users to add a "voice recording " that explains their problem?

Allowing users to add a "voice recording " that explains their problem ? In my humble opinion it will be great thing if it happens .
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Making blockquotes more visible

As title says: don't you agree that blockquotes are almost invisible? I would suggest to improve the contrast, the margin or the indentation; maybe a shadow? Here is a blockquote as an example
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What is the purpose of the 5-minute window for editing one's own comment?

What is the purpose of the 5-minute window for editing one's own comment? Especially since the ability to edit and submit it as a new comment and delete the old, renders the timeout a mere ...
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Embedding a schematic editor

I've noted that really often, questions require the use of schematics, and answers too. Since I've seen some online editors, why don't we also embed one, to encourage the use of proper schematics?
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Reserved space for closed questions

Maybe this should go to meta.stackexchange, but it seems that every site has its policy, so I'll start from here. I've seen that closed questions remain visible in the home and also in the other tabs....
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Do we really need a captcha for established users?

It seems like every time I ask a question (although may not be every time) I get asked to fill out a captcha. I fully understand the value of this for new users, but if I am logged as a user that has ...
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How to Introduce Electronics to Software Developers

I've seen many new users saying that they come from programming or something similar, but without any experience, and wanting to build something completely over their head. I attribute the cause of ...
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Notification for edited question

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems that when a question is edited, no notification is sent to who has answered before that. Since the edit can change the answer needed, shouldn't be implemented this ...
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Possible name upgrade

First i have to say that i have nothing against the actual name, and this question should be unique until now. Looking at the "StackOverflow" name, i find nice that the name is related to a somewhat ...
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Resources to help people learn

I understand that the FAQ makes it clear that questions about learning electrical engineering are off topic. Is there some way we could have a section or wiki entry with resources to learn? For ...
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Before recording down vote, voter asked if edit would improve question

Some questions on the site are down voted (often quite rightly) because the scope is too large, grammar incorrect, or too little information given. However with a little editing the question may ...
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Disallow anonymous downvoting?

A bit to my surprise this answer got downvoted. It is generally accepted as a good answer (16 upvotes so far). I'd like to know why it got downvoted, but the person who did didn't leave a comment. How ...
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How can I possibly know if a tag is deprecated or not?

How can I possibly know if a tag is deprecated or not? I see several people at "electrical engineering meta" mention that some tag or another is now deprecated. I can't seem to figure out which tags ...
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Support VHDL syntax highlighting

We now have syntax highlighting for a host of languages through Google Prettify. Regrettably, the default set: ...
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Should the off topic close text be changed?

The text which appears after closing a question reads: closed as off topic by User1, User2, Mod♦ Date at time Questions on Electrical Engineering - Stack Exchange are expected to generally relate to ...
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Should it be easier to tell that the 'accept answer' button has been toggled?

I just accepted an answer to a question, but I couldn't tell that the check mark had changed. Looking at them side-by-side, it is easier to tell the difference, e.g.: Unselected Selected But I ...
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moderator voting to close

In a comment to this question Kortuk says I cannot cast a single close vote, ever. This has been requested but it has been decided that moderators only cast complete votes. Was it discussed here ...
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Would it be possible to have links in a question open in a new tab?

I keep finding myself forgetting to open links in a new tab and losing track of where the question I was reading is at. I don't see any cases that someone would be reading a question and not want a ...
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Filter out questions with long-accepted answers?

For some reason, people have been dredging up old questions where a answer was accpeted long ago, and adding some tidbit. The ancient question now pops to the top of the list since it was recently ...
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Seeing what flags are marked as invalid.

I am not sure if this is a bug, me not knowing where to look, or a feature request. I know I can see all of my flags and see how many are valid versus invalid, but I have not been able to find any ...
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Link contrast in comments on main site needs to be fixed! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Contrast of hyperlinks We've already had this question and it seems that the problem was solved, but I've noticed that that solution does not include comments. In my opinion,...
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Can we have a "Bad Shopping Question" reason for closing?

It seems that the reasons available for closing a question are ill suited for closing bad shopping questions. The currently available reasons are: Why should this question be closed? exact duplicate:...
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TeX markdown needed on Meta

As seen in the recent sandbox question, TeX markdown isn't enabled on Meta. It should be. It's needed for the sandbox, and we're likely to have questions on how to do something in TeX, TeX bug ...
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Asking for a System Generator tag.

Does anyone create a tag for the xilinx program called 'System Generator'? Thank you so much!
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Viewing E&R on iPhone Safari - No stylesheet

Quite often, when I view the site on my iPhone safari browser, I loose the stylesheet and I'm left with a black and white unformatted view of the website. I've tried clearing the cache, restarting, ...
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Syntax highlighting should be supported on Electrical Engineering, like on SO

I thought based on this MSO question, it might be that syntax highlighting is supported here, as people rarely tag their questions with the appropriate language, so the highlighter might go into "null-...
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Is there an alternative to Gravatar?

Is there an alternative for displaying an avatar other than Gravatar- I don't really want to sign up to the Gravatar hosting service, would it be possible to add an option so users could just use an ...

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