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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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How do I privately contact the moderators?

The answers to this earlier question about contacting moderators essentially say flag one of your posts and ask them to create a private room for you. But my current position isn't exactly that. I ...
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

While using ELL (and other sites), I noticed that there is a lot of abuse - answers are posted as comments. And usually, it is not done by people with low reputation, which is even worse. I already ...
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Is the Close System really fair?

I had three questions that have issues with voting to close system. Question #1 This has two votes ((Currently on hold exactly as I have expected)) to get closed because it is an opinion-based ...
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Handle duplicate questions from English stackexchange

I noticed quite a few questions asked in English Language Learners have got answers in English stackexchange. Some examples are, 1a) 'Did see' and 'Saw' 1b) What's the difference between "...
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Adding the feature of 'favorite' or 'followers'

We all have favorite questions and answers on this wonderful platform. Why can't we have 'favorite' users here? For example, I like J.R.'s, StoneyB's, and a few others' answers and want to get ...
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can I ask my explanation about the video that I embed or link?

My major problem that I feel I have is framing a proper sentence while conversing. that too when I want to respond during the conversation with the proper and meaningful reply. So I think I could ...
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Can I ask to rate my English language level?

Can I ask some one to rate the quality of English language by just writing few sentences on any topic? OR Can I write some paragraphs on some topic and ask to correct the grammatical mistakes and ...
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Why is it not possible to remove an upvote without giving a downvote

If you have second thoughts about an upvote, why is it not possible to simply remove it? Removing it now results in a downvote. It seems the algorithm is being too clever. Why not just decrement by ...
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How can I mark/save a question (of another user) to be notified upon new replies or edits?

Is there a possibility to mark/save questions (of other users) so I would be notified upon new replies or edits?
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Moderator review for First Posts

There have been many posts on ELL, especially by 'first-time' users, asking questions without carrying out even the basic research about the same, with available resources like the dictionary and ...
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Perhaps suggesting an edit should not require changing more than 6 letters? [duplicate]

I asked a question, then received an awesome answer. There was only one thing wrong with it. The author used "seems" where it's grammatically correct to use "seem". First, I thought about writing a ...
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Can the Off-Topic Flag Include a Reason that Is “This Is a Request for Resources”?

Right now, the off-topic reasons include: Basic questions on spelling, meaning or pronunciation are off-topic as they should be answered using a dictionary. See: Policy for questions that are ...
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Why can I not layer my hats?

It would seem a lot of fun if it were possible to layer hats, some combinations would be hysterical! It also doesn't seem possible to change the avatar for my profile during this time, or am I ...
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Can “What should I do when someone answers my question?” be improved etc.?

Full question: Can What should I do when someone answers my question? be improved by suggesting the OP provide clarification and guidance when the existing answers are not satisfactory? In an answer ...
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Visibility of the `edit` link

It sometimes occurs to me that text-decoration: none makes the edit link difficult for some visitors hard to identify. On more than one occasion, a comment pointing out the link has resulted in a ...
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PDF print out for answers

Are there any plans to provide an option in the settings to print out a post-with or without the comments- as a PDF file without all the clutter of links around?
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Create a list of resources English [duplicate]

What do you think about create a list with resources of english grammar, English dictionary and books about english language. Do you think It's a good idea?
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Dictionary look up in the side-bar

So I was poking around the Internet (as I am wont to do when I'm procrastinating) and I found the Free Dictionary's Free Website Content page and there is all sorts of awesome English related stuff ...
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Translation-related questions

I've noticed occasional questions which appear to result from the use of online translation utilities. I see that questions asking specifically how to translate [THIS TEXT] to or from English are OT, ...
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Scheduled Bounty

If I do not get a satisfactory answer within the same day, would it be possible to schedule a bounty the same day the question was asked? Sometimes, I get a single or no answer and when I get busy, I ...
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A suggestion for improving the quality of OP's titles

When the OP asks a question, the title box contains the hint what's your language learning question? so the OP duly types in his question: What's the difference between these two sentences? ...
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More places for the E instead of bookmark

This post is essentially the same request as this answer on the New Site Design post (requesting the E icon instead of bookmark), but for the settings of (a) the Network Profile Accounts and Sites ...
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Information about users - what country they live in and their mother tongue [duplicate]

I think information about users should contain information about the country they live in and their mother tongue. Speakers of languages without articles tend to ask a lot of questions about articles. ...
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Font too light?

Is our new font colour used for question titles in the questions list on ELL too light? I am aware from teaching experience that light pastely colours can be particularly difficult for readers with ...
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Bookmark in favicon is too small and the circle blends into backgrounds too easily

I double-checked, and the favicon didn't make it into the design preview, or I would (hopefully) have commented on this earlier. But the bookmark is about the only thing really visible on most ...
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Non Selectable Tags

I've been looking at the discussions on tags and off-topic tags and was wondering if it might be useful to have tags which exist but can not be used. Why, you may ask? The OP will type in what they ...
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A post-answer modification to a question be put under a heading “Post Script”

After an OP has asked a question, he could modify the question. In some cases, I find, after the question has been answered, the question is modified by the OP in the light of the answer. After the ...
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Separate Menu for Duplicate and on-hold questions

Whenever we go through questions on this platform, we find a few duplicate and/or on-hold questions that have few or no answers. At times, such questions can be a cause of distraction and disinterest ...
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Let's have a meeting conversation through Skype

I'm pretty sure that ELL could be a very useful site for those who are learning English. However, for speaking and listening skills it wouldn't offer anythings. As far as we have weekly writing chat, ...
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Reviewing review queues -feature request

One of the jobs that civic minded members are encouraged to do here is to vote on whether certain questions should be closed, need further work, or should remain open. This is only after one has ...
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Having readily available books, links, topics about English Language (basics) here on ELL

There must have been many questions asking about learning English language from the best resources. Especially non-native speakers wonder which one is better and preferable. Since MSM (mainstream ...
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Please add a link to a comprehensive list of English verb/preposition pairs and their meanings

When learning English, my wife often uses the wrong preposition with a verb. Could someone please add a resource (website or book) with a comprehensive list of English verb/preposition pairs and their ...
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I'd suggest eliminate 'close' from ELL section

Since the nature of posters there (tend to have not enough explanations or vague or unclear), there are many possibilities hidden even in the case at a glance it looks like, for example, lacking ...
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Suggestion: Markup for an incorrect example

Can we have markup for example sentences, as distinct from actual quotes? And markup to distinguish a correct example from an incorrect one? (Strikethrough is a poor substitute.)
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The ten hundred most common words Part 2

I came across this question here, which I've written out again for you guys: For the best learning of our friends in this place, should we attempt to write all or our answers in up goer five ...
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Why don't we have notification for a comment with 10+ upvotes?

I love the way ELL comes up with gamification. While we have such lovely notifications for upvote, popular question, good question, good answer and so on, we lack one important thing, I think. Why ...
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How to Choose Accepted Answers

If you are not logged in, you can still post anonymously. The same goes with users who have deleted their account. The questions asked by that user that no longer exists can not chose an accepted ...
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Can I accept more than one answer for my question? [duplicate]

I have asked many questions in English Language Learners, and sometimes I noticed that there was more than one answer that I liked. I wanted to accept them all, but I couldn't see how to do this. ...
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Does ELL support the math markup?

Does the English Language Learners Stack Exchange support the TeX-like markup used by the Mathematics Stack Exchange to format complicated mathematical expressions? This would make it easier to ...
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Why can't we have 'star' for the answers?

I'm simply loving this site. Thanks a ton to the makers. While almost all features are useful, I think it lacks one more feature -favoriting the answer the same way we do for the questions. At times, ...
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Site would benefit from strikethrough text-style option in addition to bold and italic

Strikethrough (aka line-through) text-styling would be a convenient way to identify errors, phrases that should be removed, etc.
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Why are there [archaic], [early-modern-english], and [history] tags?

According to the Help Center… This is not the right site for questions about: Etymology, evolution of the English language, or historical English - see english.stackexchange.com instead. ...
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Request for limited tasteful colours to improve formatting

This question is motivated by https://ell.stackexchange.com/q/32122/8712. Since only one formatting tool should be used for each purpose, and the quote and I exhausted all the tools, I resorted to ...
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Request for New Delete Comment: Very Low Quality Answer

Currently, an answer can be flagged as “very low quality”: This often happens when an answer is very short. Most of the time, this means that the author has put forth a response based either on ...
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Expand the tag wiki for “article”

I've noticed a number of recent questions on ELL that request advice using articles. To avoid having to list the basic rules of use, I would like to propose that the current tag wiki: Article is the ...
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Why 'Unanswered' shows Questions with 'Unselected' Answers and not Questions with ZERO answers?

When I click on unanswered to sort out the questions, it gives me the list of questions with answers. But then I learned that unanswered means no answer is selected by the original poster. I feel ...
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Signatures in user posts

Many sites have the option for their user to add a signature to their posts. Does Stack Exchange happen to offer such a feature?
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Odd link colors rule on ELL main

I find it confusing that, on ELL.SE, the links for questions visited are lighter color than those for unvisited questions. This feels backwards to me and I am constantly thinking "I never read that ...
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Enable Question Rate Limit on ELL

The moderators would like to request that the SE team enable the daily question rate limit for our site. A common pattern seems to be that users, in their eagerness to learn English (which is a good ...
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Could SE easily support a moderator-editable occasional banner?

In the comments on my answer to WendiKidd's question about a Canonical Post I recalled that during Private Beta we had a temporary "banner" across the top of the splash page, with a message ...