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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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Bad behaviour from mod

Recently I was struggling with a problem so I asked for help from two people. 1st from Blue . I talked to him before and he is nice dude ready to help. Then I saw semiclassical who is also cool and ...
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Why won't you spend your reputation (on bounties)?

Is it because your total reputation is in front of your name and the size of that number is a sort of prestige? In another discussion when someone expressed frustration that over reputation gain ...
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Tag with no tag wiki description which should be merged

I just discovered there is a floating (no tag wiki description) elementary-particles tag, which description is included in the particle-physics tag. Should not these be merged?
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How to kill the duck

There is a duck on the homepage. It is a bright colour and does not scroll with the page, hence it is a hideous eyesore and needs to be removed from my sight. I clicked on it, hoping a close option ...
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Should we curate a “bogus science” wiki or similar?

A recent answer and subsequent comment discussion revealed there are possibly many bogus science sources on the web that are apparently invading the SE network. I understand that downvoting plays a ...
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We should reassign [tag:non-linear-dynamics] to [tag:complex-systems]

I propose we make the tag non-linear-dynamics a synonym of complex-systems. Currently, non-linear-dynamics is set as a synonym of non-linear-systems, but I'd like to argue that the most common usage ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changing the site logo to cut out the weird arrow thing

Apparently, Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming to the site navigation and theming. Given that that's the case (and that therefore there are designer work-hours already scheduled to attend to our site design)...
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Should we keep a list of wrong top/accepted answers?

Sometimes a wrong answer is the accepted answer, sometimes a wrong answer is the most voted answer, sometimes a wrong answer is both at once. Should we make a list of those? The purpose would be that ...
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A place for helpful comment templates?

I often find the need to have a comment template saved for future use, say when indicating to an asker that they need to write equations in MathJax instead of attaching them as images (with links to ...
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How to address high volume of low quality questions?

I've noticed that there are an awful lot of people who come here, create new accounts to ask their homework questions, get downvoted and closed then leave. Obviously, we have flags, we can attempt to ...
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Chat option on Android app

The app is not showing direct option for chat. I have to open browser to get to chat. When I tap chat option, window comes to open it with app or with browser; when I tap for app, it opens browser.
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Giving newbies time to think

Maybe it’s just me, however, there are some questions where there exist much better answers somewhere which are not the accepted one. I understand that for an answer to be accepted, it just need to "...
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Any trick to mark answers as favorites, not just questions?

We can mark questions as favourites, but usually I would rather want to mark an answer as a favourite. Afaik this is not possible. In my profile I could check my upvotes, but there I seem to have ...
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Please add a link to the Meta MSE MathJax tutorial to the editing help

If you're asking a question and you click the help button, it will send you to the Editing Help page, which has a LaTeX section that looks like this: This is a perfect place to have a link to the ...
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Why can't “bounties” be awarded to a question?

I understand that bounties are mostly used to attract better answers but one of the reasons to award a bounty to an answer, as recognized by the PSE, is to reward an existing beautiful answer. I ...
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Is it possible to expand the list of migration sites for off-topic posts?

Recently, it seems that we've been getting several questions that would be more appropriate for Cross Validated. This question is only the most recent example. Right now, the only choices for off-...
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KaTeX instead of Mathjax

Mathjax is slow enough that for math-heavy questions or answers my Safari 10 can barely keep up on a 3 years old mac (I am giving these details for precision sake: this is not a bug report but a ...
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Should close notices be more specific?

Recently I've asked an off-topic question: How to plot forcing oscillation with damping correctly?. The close notice has only one line of instruction: This question does not appear to be about ...
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Suggestions on including audio file(s) in answer

I recently encountered a question about "1000 people whispering" and wrote an answer. Subsequently I did some experiments where I recorded a whispered sentence 19 times, and did some manipulations to ...
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A new flag: “not-constructive”

Many a times, there are questions which are absolutely vague and have no meaning in them, like: If I fall from a great height, will I overcome the speed of light? Now, these are off topic questions, ...
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Dismissal of Non-Homework Question

Recently, one of my non homework questions for which I'd provided my attempt at the solution and conclusions, was dismissed. The question was clearly not a homework question, and even some of my ...
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A tag for questions that can't be properly tagged by the user asking it

It can be hard for people which are not formerly educated in the field of physics to properly tag a question that they are asking. So I think there should be a tag like "should be tagged by a ...
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Enabling mhchem?

It would be nice to have mhchem enabled, by adding TeX: { extensions: ["mhchem.js"] } to the mathjax configuration. This ...
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Option to upload pictures in mobile chat

I use my mobile to access the site. The chat rooms in mobile view do not have any option to upload pictures. I have to click on Request desktop site to upload pictures everytime. Can this feature be ...
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Review queue for “old”, unanswered questions

If this has already been proposed, I apologize. I have noticed that many questions are answered through short discussions in the comments; it is obvious that the OP is satisfied, so no one bothers to ...
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Where can we see stats of votes on comments?

I note that we can follow the up-/downvotes on our questions and answers, but there is not a convenient place to find stats on the upvotes on our comments on questions and answers. Is this one of the ...
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A review queue for misused tags

Qmechanic just raised on chat the need to take some more action on the mathematical-physics tag, and I think it's about right: the tag, despite some loud all-caps in the tag wiki excerpt, gets misused ...
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I want to print an answer and it should still look good

I want to make a nice printout of an awesome answer with lots of pictures and pretty equations. If I select the answer and use the print feature in the browser then the formatting is lost (paragraphs ...
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Can we introduce the “Submit a Published Paper for Review” feature in Physics SE?

I recently noticed this feature of Physics Overflow that there is a tab called "Submit a Paper". What it essentially means is that one can submit a paper that has been previously published (either on ...
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Is it possible to search in comments?

Is it possible to search in comments, along with searching in questions and answers? I suspect the answer is no. I think that would be a very useful option to have in the advanced search.
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Link to meta page for guide to MathJax commands under text fields (specifically for user agent mobile)

Wouldn't it be helpful to provide a link under the text box, shown while asking questions or writing answers, to the meta page dealing with MathJax commands: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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How to change the close reasons about offtopic engineering posts to contain the link to the Engineering SE?

On this meta post, we have a consensus that it would be useful to link to the Engineering SE on closed engineering questions. It requires a proper wording approved by the community. The current ...
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Unclear What You're Asking

I recently posted a question closely related to (but not identical to) this one. I promise not to continue posting variants. That said: I have just voted to close this question as "unclear what ...
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Asking questions in another language than English

I will start by referring to a question on MSE (Math Stack Exchange) (this) and an answer on Physics Stack Exchange Meta (this). Let me cite the questioner on MSE: Imagine I want to ask an ...
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Reasons for Closing

First: I realize there has been a lot of discussion of the reasons for closing, and I haven't followed most of it, so I apologize for any redundancy here. That having been said: Here is an example ...
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Reputation points in bounty

I get that points should be irreversible and the person who has set bounty should not be able to claim bounty award but I don't get it that if no answer is provided or if answer is so horrible that it ...
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Citation tool on Math.SE, can we get it?

I was just about to ask a question on math.se when I saw they had a new (I think) tool: From what I can tell it allows a quick way to search and include references in questions and answers: I think ...
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Automatic comment when voting to close as homework-like?

Would it be convenient to include an automatically generated comment when voting to close a question as homework-like? The way things are set up now, if I see a question that runs afoul the homework-...
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Should we get a vector logo?

Right now, we use a raster logo instead of a vector logo. For those who don't know, a raster is an image made of pixels. If you zoom enough, you'll see the image become pixelated (as is the case with ...
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Physics Stack Exchange website's User Interface

If someone has suggestions for Physics Stack Exchange website's UI where/how or to whom he should make his suggestions?
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Diagram Drawing Tool in Editor [duplicate]

It would be very nice if this editor had a diagram drawer, don't yall think? Like with easy drag-and-drop tools to place boxes and vectors for free-body diagrams, springs, circuit components, etc. ...
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Minimum edit size a bit too strict

A couple of time I've come across minor typos and Mathjax fixes I wanted to make to (other people's) questions which turn out to be too few characters to be passed by the Save Edit checking code. ...
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When does down-voting become harmful to the site?

While I welcome anyone to disagree, it is completely plausible to me that scenarios involving a "culture of down-voters" could become a negative burden on the site, and actually discourage potential ...
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Mathjax rendering bug in Recent Questions page when excess content is replaced by ellipsis

Problem: The recent questions page tries to show a part of the content when the content is too big to be displayed fully. When a mathjax statement begins but is ended by the ellipsis, the mathjax ...
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Vote locked in till the answer or question is edited

I have voted on questions and answers then pondered on it to undo my vote the next day and it is locked in. It says I cannot change my vote until it is edited, but unfairly the people are not notified ...
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Can I get a warning before I am suspended?

I have been suspended for asking too many low quality questions. They are important to me. Is there a way to check how if I am close to getting suspended again?
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Should we have an “Answer Later” section?

Several times when writing long and detailed answers, I am unable to find time to finish it all in one go. I know draft of unfinished answers are saved and if I visit the question again, I can ...
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

Can a simple physics SE be designed for people who have little or no training who are enthusiasts none the less? That way moderators can instant migrate lessor questions there instead of instant close?...
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Should commenting be unrestricted?

Currently it requires a reputation of 50 points or more to post comments to other users' posts. This creates some problems for new users : Instead of commenting they are tempted to post "answers" ...
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Proposed tag: polymer physics

I've posted a few questions here relating to physics of polymers in solution, and I am surprised every time that there is no dedicated tag for them. A couple of examples of my own questions: Hindered ...