Questions tagged [feature-request]

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The “How To Ask” page is misleading

The "How To Ask" page linked from the Ask Question page appears to have been copied wholesale from SO. It is very Q&A centric: We’d love to help you. But not every question on Code Golf gets ...
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Stop converting duplicate answers to comments

In case you didn't know, whenever you post the exact same answer as was already posted, it gets converted to a comment. I had no idea before I posted a crack on a cops-and-robbers post that someone ...
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Can the “How to Answer” pop-up disregard the association bonus?

We now have a custom “How to Answer” pop-up (yay!). However, this pop-up isn't shown to users who come here with the association bonus from other SE sites. In general, this behaviour makes sense: the ...
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Can we get a “magic link” to the Sandbox?

One of the more popular comments on our site goes something like this: Hi, and welcome to PPCG! Your challenge was closed because it's a bit unclear/broad/whatever as it is now. I would recommend ...
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Count question score toward tag badges

Related: Increase reputation awarded for questions It has recently came to my attention that tag badges are only awarded based on answer votes. For a site like Stack Overflow, that makes sense, as ...
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Isn't there some way to have “just-for-fun” questions?

I can understand the need to keep things under control and nip problem trends in the bud based on the experience at SO and other graduated sites. While [tips] questions strain the discussion/list ...
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Change code font to DejaVu

The current stylesheet specifies the code font as ...
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New user script to sort answers by length

Since the new Stack Exchange top bar apparently broke the old user script, I wrote a quick and dirty replacement for it. The only thing my new user script does is what I felt was the most important ...
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Change U+200B and U+200C to something else?

When I was commenting on this post by @GregMartin, I realized U+200B and U+200C characters had been inserted in my code, making it non-functional. This meta SE post states that those characters are ...
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Close reason needs to be reworded

Read this meta post: Let's decide what kind of non-challenge questions we want once and for all Then read this close reason: Questions without an objective primary winning criterion are off-...
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Difficulty Level of Questions

I found general consensus in the Code Golf chat that unchallenging questions are detrimental to the site. If this is incorrect, stop reading and provide a voice for the worth of such questions. If the ...
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Add an answer “index” feature to questions with more than 5 answers?

Pursuant to my idea for Q:We need something novel to bring in the hordes, I think it would be very useful for all questions with many answers (>5, or so) to have an index of answers. The index line ...
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Tags that should have references to standard loopholes, I/O standards, etc., do not

Looking at the various winning criteria tags in The Tag Categorization Project, a lot of them should have links to e.g. standard loopholes and I/O standards, but don't. This probably should be fixed.
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Can we link canonical meta posts (e.g “what is a quine”, standard loopholes) more actively on the site?

I mostly ask this for the benefit of new users (e.g. me, ish), who might not know where all the important meta things are, especially since they're not linked every time they apply. I've done some ...
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voting popularity contest

I recently noticed that on many popularity contests the earlier answers get more upvotes than the ones that were submitted later. This effect is - I think - amplified by arranging the answers so that ...
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Synonymize [shortest-time] with [fastest-code]

The shortest-time tag seems to mean the same as fastest-code. It only has three questions tagged with it, so a manually retagging would be easy, but just so that someone searching for "time" can ...
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Synonymize [flags] and [flagging] on Meta

The flags and flagging tags on Meta actually have the same purpose: for questions about flagging. Could someone synonymize them?
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Typo in 'off-topic' description

The description for an off-topic close vote / flag has a typo: The word "puzzle" should be plural. It should read: This question does not appear to be about programming puzzles or code golf within ...
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Can't read explanations on iPad

Explanations cannot be read on iPad. Selecting them doesn't make them visible. Please implement that they become visible after a tap!
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Can we change the Low Quality Posts comment?

I was recently going through some posts in the Low Quality Posts, and one answer (which I won't link here) I recommended that it be deleted, and got review to leave a comment telling the user that it ...
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Create the [error] tag

We already asked this question on a tag for misbehaviors, but the tag misbehaviors would only apply to popularity contests where the misbehavior wasn't easily seen (see: underhanded). However, there ...
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Overall Programming Languages scoreboard

It would be nice to have like a score for all programming languages, summarizing all matches. Something like: Score could be anything: won/matches, won/avg, matches/avg, ... It would be nice to be ...
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Threshold of 2 for messages to be on the starboard

On The Nineteenth Byte chat star "spamming" is where a random user stars a random message, polluting the starboard. I suggest requiring 2 stars for a message to be on the starboard, but only in TNB.
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Make it easier to post answers on Sandbox from Mobile App?

Maybe I'm missing something, but is there an easy-ish way to initiate the process of writing an answer in the Sandbox from the mobile app? I noticed the phrase "bottom of the page" in the sandbox ...
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Do we need the [color] tag?

While reviewing suggested edits, I came across this one for the color tag's tag wiki. After looking further into the tag, I found that it did not have a tag wiki beforehand, and there are only three ...