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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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Make 18.04 and bionic synonym

When I add tags to the question and type xenial, it suggests me to add 16.04 but when I type bionic, no suggestion is given.
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Use ISO 8601 or some localized format to display question, answer, edit, and comment dates instead of the “customary” M/D/Y

Date stamps are shown in a non-standardised format "mmm d 'yy": When you hover the pointer over the date, you get title text showing the date and time in ISO 8601 standard format: "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:...
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Be nice: How to optimise interaction between Trolls and Unicorns

TL;DR version: For the sake of argument below, a user showing negative behaviour on this site is called a "Troll" and a user exhibiting positive behaviour a "Unicorn". I've been pondering about ...
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New tag for Windows Subsystem for Linux [duplicate]

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: FATAL -> Failed to fork on Windows subsystem for Linux with Ubuntu Hi Is it possible to create a new tag about the Windows Subsystem for Linux, ...
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Add tag synonym for [tag:wsl]

As the global maximum tag length has been increased to 35 characters, now the tag wsl should be renamed to windows-subsystem-for-linux (or similar) and act as a synonym to the latter. Other SE sites ...
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Malicious/Dead link removal Policy, Process, Product requested

As per this AU meta question we've seen links to external sites turn malicious over the years. So could we have: A Policy that this will not be allowed any more on the entire SE network? A Process ...
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How to lodge disagreement with certain Review Test fails? [duplicate]

In Review, I usually pass the tests when they occur. The most common cause of failing is that I add a comment to a first-timer's question asking for clarification about what their goal was, or some ...
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Presentation of code should include explanation in a separate comment section

This is just an idea and I would like to see what the feedback is. The problem Starting Linux I've found myself many times looking through example code on this site and finding out what it actually ...
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Where is the any key. . .

... and other observations. We, as a community, are asked to be nicer so how about the SE Employees help us become nicer by providing a question wizard for new users on the SE network??? No, not ...
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Isn't it time to review the algorithm for letting good answers flow to the top?

I'm pretty sure that back in 2008 when Stack Overflow was created it made perfect sense to have an answer be "accepted" as that was the way forums were (and some still are) run: you ask the OP to ...
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Suggested edits queue “Reject and Edit” reason

How come I can't give a reason when I select "Reject and Edit"? I want to give a reason to the user to help them improve. Usually I end up selecting "Reject", going to the post link and separately ...
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raised flag - cooled off - now want to temper it / edit it — what can I do?

I raised a flag. I asked for a post to be deleted. After a cooling off period, I reasoned that the poster had clearly dedicated a lot of time to answering their question, in a great attempt to be ...
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Show how complicated an answer is

Is it possible to show how much a question or answer is for experts or newbies? I see it as a newbie. My usual problems are: Does this question relate to my problem? Will this answer work for me too?...
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Off-topic flagging links should be HTTPS now

When flagging a question, most links in the dialog that comes up are now HTTPS instead of HTTP, but it seems like the off-topic links (in Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic and in Flagging > Closing > Off-...
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Remove the impossibility to mark a bountied question as a dupe?

At the occasion of this question, but there are many, many more examples where I notice a question which is bountied, but still a straightforward dupe. We then have to wait seven days to actually mark ...
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My question has been put “on hold” and I have edited it. Now what?

I asked a question that has been put on hold because it was considered EOL. Here it goes: Backup with Deja-dup: keep records to keep history vs keep lastest backup to save memory?. I have edited the ...
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Can there be an icewm tag?

Its probably one of my favorite window managers. It would be a shame to never see a tag. If anyone could add it that would be awesome. Thanks and regards, Thomas
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ordered list format feature request — subtopic numbering

Introduction: While writing a response to a question, I came to a situation where making a sublist improved readability of the post. This works: topic subtopic subsubtopic subtopic topic ...
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“Weighted” reputation gains

I have noticed that you can gain a lot of reputation if you are the first person to answer a quite simple question which concerns a large audience of mostly beginners. However on the other side a ...
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Set a Watch for an interesting question

Sometimes I see an interesting question which has no answer yet. Later on it disappears in the timeline and I have to search for it to see if someone wrote a comment or an answer to it. Is there a ...
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A “My Questions” button next to the “Ask Question” button

Many times I have tried to find the posts I have made and find myself having to go into my profile and look at the Questions section to find my questions. It would be easier if Ask Ubuntu had a ...
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Why is the ability to edit freely based on reputation?

Having edits appear immediately requires a certain reputation. However, most of the edits I suggest get approved. Wouldn't it be better to have this privilege be based on edit quality rather than ...
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Push users through the Tour as part of onboarding

Recently, this post came up on Meta, and they brought up a good point (paraphrased): I should have read the tour, but i couldn't even find it or even know that one existed. When you ask for help, ...
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Format code with line numbers

Is there any way to quote/format code including automated line numbers? Sometimes especially in quite long configuration files and scripts it would be very helpful for both question and answers to be ...
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Where should I place a “wish” for developers of Ubuntu? [closed]

Questions similar to the In Ubuntu 16.04, how to set shortcut-keys for maximizing a window only horizontally or only vertically? lead to a "wish" for developers of Ubuntu. (After I have got some ...
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Query for Basic information

I feel like every second question lacks the basic information about flavour, release and architecture, so I ask myself: Why don't we just ask the users to give the output of echo $DESKTOP_SESSION, ...
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Retract a reopen vote

It's very simple to retract a close vote (although doing so means you can't vote again on that post) but unless I'm missing something it's not possible to retract a re-open vote. Mistakes occur ...
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Automatic Question closing after a set time

TL;DR Asking if we can do automatic closing of questions after a set amount of time if OP has no interaction with the question after an answer has been posted. EDIT It looks as though there is ...
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Tag Synonym request: [.bashrc] -> [bash]

Please could we have the [.bashrc] tag made a synonym of [bash]. Statistics: 0 questions ever 0 followers ever It is not needed. So: .bashrc -> bash
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Can we merge many meta Q&As about “abandoned questions”?

Can we merge these three Q&A's (they are all ~5 years old) together? What to do with questions whose OP hasn't visited the site for a long time? What to do when users have been inactive for ...
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Can we require that questions contain a question mark to nudge users to ask explicit questions?

During review I come across “question” posts that don't actually contain a question. In some cases the question is implied in a statement. In either case it would be better to have an explicit ...
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Flag disputed after post was edited

I was looking at my flagging history because... I don't know why, actually, but anyways: I had flagged this post as rude. It seems to me that my flag was disputed because the profanity had already ...
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Should bounties expire? How can I promote my bountied question even more?

Why are bounties time bound? Clearly the site doesn't get enough traffic to ensure that in 7 days the appropriate users (who specialize in the domain of the question) would have stopped by Ask Ubuntu ...
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Vote to close as “not enough information provided”?

This question was asking why we currently close as "unclear what you are asking" when a question doesn't give enough information: Lots of "unclear what you're asking" close votes The ...
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Stack Exchange special links in answers

I've noticed that such quick links as [unix.se] for example work beautifully when posted as comments and when posted in Ask Ubuntu General chat room, but as you can see they don't work in question ...
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Can I opt-out from receiving notifications from a particular post?

What are the default text editors in different flavours of Ubuntu? I asked the above question today, received some great answers, accepted an answer. And it solved the initial problem that I had plus ...
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Option to not show edit in Active feed

There are times when I need to update an answer with some minor changes and I would rather the "Active" feed not be updated with these changes. Can we have an option "Don't update Active feed" such ...
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Should we get reputation points for passing review tests?

I'm aware that one can get "punished" for failing several review tests in a row, but where is the reward for passing these tests? Other than the satisfaction of helping the community of course... I ...
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Should edits get some rep for upvotes?

I was wondering, why shouldn't edits get a small bit of rep for an upvote? (Like 1 rep for upvoted question 2 for upvoted answer) Because I answered pretty badly, but someone (fabby) edited it and it ...
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Can we burninate [hardware-recommendation]?

The help center says: Questions that you should avoid: Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04), budgie-remix (16.04 and 16.10) and other Linux distributions (try ...
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Flag to close because the question is answered [duplicate]

Hi all I was just wondering if it would be possible to add a catagory in the to close section of the flagging menu that allows the question to be closed because it has been answered but the OP has ...
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Extra reputation option

Why can't there be an option, where if you have enough reputation, you can give a small number of reputation. (If the question is really good) Lets say 225 reputation would be the goal for this option....
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Mint “tag warning” proposal

I propose that we create a "tag warning" for mint, because it seems like we are getting a lot of OT questions about Mint. Now you say, this is a dupe! Well yes, sorta, but nothing came out of it. ...
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Narrow down Favorites with filters feature request

I don't know if this is a new feature-request or it's already available. Every day I mark questions with the favorite button and I'm collecting too many to effectively review them. For example, today ...
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Is there any .gifv or .gif support to be embedded in answers/questions? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was any support for adding .gifv or .gif files/links in the same format as a regular image would be embedded as so: I think that this could be useful for adding little short ...
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Can we expand the migration request options to include softwarerecs

I recently noticed the option to migrate a question to Meta in the close reasons. I'm wondering if this could be expanded to include https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ I've seen http://meta....
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Can we have a feature to Invite to askubuntu?

I'm not sure how anyone else feels about it, but I do want to know: Do we want, and can we have a feature for officially sending invites to join the askubuntu community?
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Question Template in Help Center

Similar to Can we create a "template question", but not exactly the same. While I do like the idea of having some sort of default "guided question" feature (where the user could switch to ...
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Add a feature for similarity comparison

It'd be nice if answers which are an exact copy of an existing (possibly upvoted) answer or contain large substring of such an answer and few own text - which should be a comment on the copied answer -...
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Device fingerprinting and user privacy

We often ask to post the output of network-related commands to diagnose and resolve a problem. Even after the problem is resolved, all this information remains available to any Internet user and can ...