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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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Improve closure-to-migrate voting

We often get questions that focus on how to do something using R (or Python, rarely SAS, MS Excel or others), with little to no statistical content. Such questions are off-topic and should be closed. ...
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Shouldn't up-voting be much more limited, at least for answers in very hot topics?

This topic is motivated from this question: Why is leave-one-out cross-validation (LOOCV) variance about the mean estimate for error high? The top answer starts with Oct 2015. My original answer ...
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How can one find tags with no wiki excerpts? How can one sort tags by recency?

In tags, there are options to see them by name or popularity or recency. For the first two, you can go through all the tags, but for recency, you can only see the most recent. It would be useful to be ...
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Would it make sense to add Data Science SE to the list of suggested sites for migration of a question?

I just flagged: R solution for high performance and large datasets for closing since it's quite obviously off-topic (I can't really see as instructions for setting up a Spark server from R Studio ...
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Is there no cite tag to generate a bibtex MISC entry for answers on Cross Validated?

I would like to cite a response by whuber to generate correlated binomials: Generating correlated binomial random variables. On other sites in the SO family (math ones) you can generate a cite key ...
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Request for “Review suggested edits” page to render edited formulas

On the "review suggested edits" page, even when you choose the "rendered output" view, it will still show the raw TeX of the formula you edited. (Unedited formulas in the answer are rendered, though.)...
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Would CV benefit from Documentation?

StackOverflow launched its beta-Documentation page about a year or two ago. The response there seems to be very positive. I am wondering if this site would benefit from something similar and what the ...
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Create template comments/answers [duplicate]

Expecially when reviewing First Posts or answers which are flagged as Low Quality because they are too short, I need to rewrite more or less exactly the same comment every time. Hi, welcome, read the ...
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Feature request for tracking votes for low rep users

I recently voted on a couple of questions and answers on CrossValidated. As I have 1 rep, my votes are not scored. However, I expected that my votes would show up on my profile action history so I ...
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Why is there no way to follow a question? [duplicate]

I frequently see questions that to which I do not know the answer but that I would like to know how to answer. On many websites there is a follow button next to where the "share", "edit", and "flag" ...
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Magic links for tag wikis

In reviewing first posts, I often comment: Welcome to [stats.se]! Please take a moment to view our [tour]. In this comment, I am able to make use of the "magic ...
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Is it possible to access the review queue from the mobile app?

I made a New Year's resolution of making more reviews 😆 as a way of giving back to the community. As per object, is it possible to make reviews from the mobile app? I haven't been able to access the ...
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Counting accepted answers towards tag badges

As far as I can tell, tag scoring (used as a counter towards a tag badge) measures score based on how many upvotes all answers under a certain tag have gathered. It ...
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An automatic filter that would detect bad questions when they are written and suggest ways to improve them

We have a corpus of "bad questions" with justification. Have we considered making a spam-filter-like pre-filter that can test the question for it's badness and suggest to the question writer "this ...
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How to follow a question?

Is there an option to follow a question asked by another user? I would like to get a notification every time a new comment or answer is posted.
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Customize criteria for automatic population to review queue?

I think we could dramatically improve the review queue process if we could auto-populate the queue with questions that are suspect for more refined reasons than currently exist. In the same vein as to ...
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Tag for comments that contain maieutic responses

I asked a question and got a maieutic question in response. After figuring out the answer myself I awarded answer credit to the person who put forth the effort to write the answer. While this ...
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In comments, why do SE-origin URLs not render as the title automatically?

In many places on SE, if you paste the URL of a question or answer, it is displayed as the title of the question/answer, rather than the URL. After I noticed this, I expected it to be the case ...
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Feature allowing to indicate answerer's confidence level

Sometimes I write answers and use fancy Greek letters which fools naive people to think that I am a Mathematician (which I am not). So I sometimes put a disclaimer in bold (e.g. Disclaimer: I am not ...
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Show reason for closure when reviewing questions for reopening

It would be helpful if the reopen review queue always explained why the questions were initially closed. When reviewing close votes, the system shows the reasons other reviewers gave for closing the ...
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Why is there no cite option on Cross Validated? [duplicate]

I just found that on the Physics Stack Exchange they have the option to cite answers and questions: As mentioned in this meta post, this option is also available for example on the Mathematics and ...
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Adding bounty to an already bountied question

There is a question with a +50 bounty and I realized I would like to add to that bounty to attract even more attention to it. As far as I understand that is not currently possible. I think it is a ...
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Nearly 40% of questions on Cross Validated are unanswered, is there a way to improve this?

Given the low answer rate on CV (62% based on current information) and discussions thereof, would it be possible to build a easy system to categorize questions, such that it becomes clear why they may ...
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Improve messaging on upcoming bounty expiration

I recently offered my first bounty on this question: Approaches to compare differences in means with differences in proportions? One user answered, and while I thought his answer was helpful, it ...
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When could a “tag” become a “stack exchange community”?

Initially, I will give you an example to understand my question: e.g., the tag r has many questions in the "Cross Validated" community, then sometimes new users ask ...
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Having a SO Careers in the drop down?

I have noticed the SO Careers tab in the drop down list of sites like ServerFault, etc As SO careers also have data scientists and analyts careers in them, would it be sensible if we also have that ...
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Modify colors for up-vote and down-vote arrow [duplicate]

I'm color blind, and I have a hard time distinguishing between the neutral and pressed up and down vote colors. I have already had my votes locked on a few questions by trying to up-vote them when ...
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Do we want tag warnings?

(Stolen shamelessly from Meta.AskUbuntu.) StackOverflow recently introduced "just in time" tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid ...
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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

While editing question, sometimes one needs to check that the correct tags are present. Sometimes one needs to check the tag information in order to say it is relevant or not. So, for checking ...
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Is there a reputation threshold for including pictures in questions (and answers)?

I am currently interacting with a new user who has a question I think is interesting. To move the discussion forward, he really needs to show a picture. Unfortunately, he can't do that yet. Somewhat ...
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I want to save it as a reference [duplicate]

There are some questions where both the question and answer are excellent. This is unsurprising, there are some excellent folks on cross-validated. I have a "library" where I store excellent and ...
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How to link to a specific answer?

Quite often, we link in answers or comments to other questions, because a specific answer to that question seems helpful or presents another aspect. But we do not link to that specific answer, because ...
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Downvoting comments

A few months ago, I posted this question on the CV meta asking about why a flag for deletion that I added to a comment was declined. This question generated what I think was some very interesting ...
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Personal notebook feature for StackExchange?

I'm curious if there is any effort to implement a "personal notebook" feature in StackExchange? This would be a feature of an individual account, similar to the current question-asking interface, ...
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When will Cross Validated get new 2015 Stack Exchange user pages? (Update: they are now available) [duplicate]

Update (6th May: 2015): We now have the updated user pages. Old Question: I really like the new user pages that are being rolled out over the stack exchange network. I was curious whether there was ...
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New interesting page: TagOverflow

There is a new interesting page, called TagOverflow (I came to it from math SE Meta). Its results for Cross Validated are here. Or, copied in here: For discussion here: What can this teach us ...
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Is it possible to change accidental reviews for a short time after the review?

Often I visit CV via my mobile phone because during the day I am out for work, etc. With the smaller screen and the imperfections of a touch device I have experienced a few instances where I approved ...
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How to print a Cross Validated question or answer?

While I respect, laud and enjoy Cross Validated questions' and answers' palimpsest-like qualities of being a dynamic and living documents, I have a need to print (or save to PDF) a static snapshot of ...
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Notify a user in a new question

I just posted a question inspired by an earlier question/answer pair in cross-validated (CV). I think this is part of the intent of the site and a delightful phenomenon. There were folks involved in ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

I enjoy serendipitously learning new stuff based on answered questions on CV. But given the volume of questions a day, I end up only sampling from the newest questions, which are more likely than not ...
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Include 'asking for datasets' reason in the off-topic dialog

Since we have this rule very clear in our help center that questions asking for datasets are off-topic, could we include this reason in the off-topic dialog? The initial suggestion would be to ...
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Bridge Moderators and an Increasing Trend of SO to CV Migration-worthy Questions [closed]

I've noticed that it is difficult to get questions migrated from SO to CV. I've already read that this doesn't occur often 'in the wild' but as 'Big Data' and 'Analytics' become trendy in the software ...
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Following questions and tags

It seems to me that it might be useful to have the questions you are participating in or following / favorited readily available from your home page. In order to go back to my questions I have to ...
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Could someone create tag Rayleigh-distribution?

Apparently I'm far away from the reputation required to do this. (Or is there a reason not to do this? Granted one can simply search the site for "Rayleigh," but I assume the tags are there so ...
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Finding where/how reputation went down

I noticed an increase in my reputation today further to an upvote to one of my answers. Surprisingly, the increase is 6 units, not 10. I'm aware of the ways one can gain/lose reputation (also saw this ...
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Add Philosophy as a possible SE network to migrate off-topic questions

I see that it's been asked to allow questions to be migrated to any SE network, and I don't necessarily agree (complete red-herring topics should be closed-closed, not migrated, fewer network options ...
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Why doesn't CV offer tutorials?

If one purpose of the site is to promote good statistical practice, why are tutorials not part of our offerings? It seems many users could benefit from well-written tutorials on subjects such as ...
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Allow single-character edits in formulas

I have just came across the ingeniously enforced "small, single-character edits should be avoided" policy. I was trying to change a "$-$" in a formula into a "$+$". I succeeded after a prolonged fight ...
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Can we add the ability to sort questions based on the number of up-votes from high reputation users?

Inspired by this post, I had the idea that browsing questions would be more fun if there was a feature that allowed sorting/filtering/searching based on the number of up-votes a question has received ...
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Is there an iPhone app for cross validated?

Is there an iPhone app for cross validated? This would be pretty awesome, but I think there's no such thing...