Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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Rename {textmode} to {text-mode}

Just a small follow-up of Rename {mathmode} to {math-mode}. Don't worry, there aren't any badges for textmode yet ;). The reasoning is once again that in regular writing the tag would be text mode, so ...
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Emphasis needs more space after it

An emphasis gobbles the following space (or does not add some needed additional space), text *text* text <em>text</em> text becomes text text text text text (I can't use \␣ ...
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How to find my questions for which I have not accepted an answer

I am looking for a way of listing, in first-come-first fashion, the questions for which I have not chosen one of the answers.
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'Listening in' to a question

Maybe I'm missing here something... I believe others have had this issue before, too. So here it is: I can't find a way of following or 'listening in' to questions I am interested in. I'd like to get ...
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disable “congratulations” notifications

I always get disappointed when I get a bunch of notifications, I think it is like, lots of comments and answers to my questions, and then it is just that silly stuff. Even better, if it is possible ...
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Tag wiki excerpt improvements

Whenever someone suggests a tag wiki excerpt, trusted users have a choice: Clicking on "Improve" provides you with the opportunity to modify the suggested change with a motivation on what it is your ...
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Request for new migration paths for tex.sx [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we want more migration paths? On tex.sx, we voted on the question if we wanted more migration paths and if so, which. While nobody thought we didn't need any more migration ...
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Do we want more migration paths?

When you're voting to close a question as off-topic for tex.sx, the question might still be on-topic for one of the other 84 Stack Exchange sites (as of April '12). If four out of five 3k users voting ...
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Does Preferences refer wrongly to subscribing to questions?

The following is closely related to Notification for questions marked as favourites?. When looking at "Prefs" under my profile, there is an option to "Allow email notifications when I subscribe to ...
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Clearer formatting of dialogue in TeXtalk

Currently the dialogue of TeXtalk is formatted by <strong> for the speaker and <p> to separate lines. Here is an example from the interview with Yiannis Lazarides: This format may be ...
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Can we get more office helpers for tex.stackexchange.com [closed]

I think "Clippit" isn't enough we need at least the dog and the wizard too. They should automatically answer the questions of the user by providing a natural conversation. I think Eliza might be a ...
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Change the color of the number of suggested edits

The 2 on the review page is hardly visible. Even though a disabled/grayed out look might be desired (because I couldn't actually review these suggested edits), this is just illegible: (Using Safari 5....
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Font size and “show excerpt” link in tag wiki pages

These are technically two different issues, but they're not too big of a deal so I'm putting them in the same question. Status quo: 1. Size of About {braces} Can the font size of {braces} be ...
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Change 'TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange' to 'TeX - Stack Exchange'

The About page and the title for the main site page and for meta all say 'TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange'. We've had some discussions, for example when we had a skills contest and about the user ...
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Correct “TeX.SX” section of the site FAQ

Currently, the "What kind of questions can I ask here?" section of the site FAQ reads: Welcome to TeX.SX! TeX.SX is for... However, this is incorrect, as the common nomenclature in use to indicate ...
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Syntax-highlighting for LuaLaTeX

Is there a syntax-highlighting for LuaLaTeX on this site? I think it would be necessary to color the Lua commands in the LaTeX code, because Lua is a integral part of (Lua)LaTeX. I think it would ...
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Color coding of LaTeX3 code

Is it possible for the JavaScript syntax highlighter to be extended to color code LaTeX3 code? With the current color coding scheme the code is very difficult to follow.
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RSS feed for New questions?

I have an RSS feed set up for "Recent Questions" from several of the stack exchange websites. Any time someone edits an old question, it gets added to the RSS feed for "Recent Questions." Is there a ...
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Printing Tex Stack Exchange Questions

I was wondering if there is an easy way on this website to print the solutions to questions presented by other users for reference purposes? And is there like a database with answered questions ...
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Update the TeX Community Blog logo

Now that the tex.sx logo has the real kerning, the Community Blog logo should be updated, too. Compare: (tex.sx logo) (blog logo) I stick to my comment to Jin's answer though, that the braces ...
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Can we clean up the “How to ask” box, please?

As N.N. notes in his answer to Can/should we get a “How to Ask” page?, there is now a "How to ask" page and it is linked from a helpful-looking box on the "Ask Question" page: I'd like this box made ...
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Make the Google+ less distracting by syncing its saturation with the other icons

This is a follow up to Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little? which I think was unfairly declined. On Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault the Google+ icon is less distracting because ...
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How to ask for re-tagging of questions?

I am new to tex.SE. I am getting familiar with the available tags and their meaning here. How do I ask other users to re-tag questions properly? What do you think about creating a tag named "...
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dangerous bends on TeX.SE

Just a thought that came across my mind and I’d like to know what others think about it. Wouldn’t it be nice if one could place the dangerous bend sign as found in the font manfnt in an answer, to ...
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Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little?

Don't get me wrong, but I'm getting slightly annoyed by the tiny Google+ icon right below the voting controls, in the er... social bar. The size is OK, but the color... well: I swear, at first I ...
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Adding personal flags to questions

From time to time I look through the unanswered questions on the main site, to see if I can contribute on any. Usually I will see a lot of questions that I can't answer (no knowldge / experience / ...
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Why doesn't TeX.sx use TeX fonts?

Every day, I make my rounds through several of the SX sites, and I continue to be impressed by how beautiful TeX.sx looks compared to the others I visit. I've always wondered, though, why a site ...
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Proposal to Improve FAQ: Update before Asking Questions

I'd like to propose an improvement for the FAQ. It was suggested I should post a question here to get things started. Many problems (and therefore questions) can be avoided if the poster updates ...
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More comments takes focus to the comment field

When I click on "more comments" in a question (for example at this question), the comment field gets the focus. Which is annoying on the iPad because the keyboard gets visible and takes up half the ...
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what is the size of a chat room message?

i had to break a message into pieces because it was too long. comment fields here say how many characters are left, but chat messages don't, and i can't find information on their size. (i probably ...
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Downvote comment

I'm aware it is not possible to downvote comments at the time, but I guess this would be a useful feature. Just like questions/answers, comments can be constructive, helpful or on the contrary, ...
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Rename {mathmode} to {math-mode}

The common spelling of math_mode seems to be with a space in between the words: There are 109 questions with math mode in their title, but only 17 with mathmode. Herbert Voß's paper Math mode spells ...
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Provide “add as favorite” option when hovering over tags

The look and feel, as well as overall usability of the SE-sites, is awesome--I enjoy reading over here. I think that the process to add favorite tags can be more practical: when hovering over a tag (...
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Why isn't our blog linked from the main page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The prominent link to tex.blogoverflow.com has been buried I just got in the situation that I wanted to find a blog entry I know to be on the tex.se blog. However, how to find ...
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Reputation tool-tip dash/minus ambiguity

When looking at a user page and at "Reputation", hoovering the mouse over some day, then the tool-tip reads something like "Friday, Nov 25, 2011 - 42 reputation", which means "+42 reputation", not "-...
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Use dashes in page titles instead of hyphens

In every page title on tex.sx, it says TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange These horizontal lines between the words are hyphens (Unicode point U+002D "Hyphen-minus"). In proper typesetting, these should ...
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Can I set closed questions to be ignored?

I can define tags for questions I don't want to see. But if a question has been closed, there's no tag for this, only a "[closed]" at the end of the question. So I see the question like all other ...
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How can I find my deleted answers

Is there a method to search for deleted answers, at least for those that have access to them? Did not see anything under the Advanced Super Ninja Search Options on the Search Options Page. I don't ...
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Request for TeX.SE pamphlet

Can we please have a pamphlet for TeX.SE, too? English.SE pamphlet
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Locking (delaying) answer accept

Wouldn't it be better if an answer could be accepted only after some time after posting a question (say 24 hours)? I think this would help in accepting the truly best answer. Often (especially when a ...
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Add a reference to the ultimate badge description list

At the moment the list of Badges has an abbreviated description for each. This is sufficient for some, but not all of the listed badges - mostly those that are hard to obtain. The ultimate badge ...
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Mobile site functionality

On the main site, comment deletion is achieved by hovering over the comment, thereby displaying a "delete cross", and clicking it: But, of course, no hovering is possible on a handheld device. My ...
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Is locking downvotes a good feature?

Yesterday I upvoted a reply. To my utter surprise I found this morning that I missed a key on my phone, and it was actually a downvote. When I tried to change it, the helpful system told me that the ...
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Markdown of code blocks still doesn't work after numbered lists? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do code snippets not work after lists? When a code block is directly after a list (bullet, or numbered) it doesn't work unless you have 8 spaces: bullet FUNCTION {...
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How can I thank a user for editing (and improve) my answer?

Most of my answers are full of spelling and grammar errors (nothing a spell checker can help). But fortunately there are some users who (often) edit my answers and fix all (or most) of those mistakes. ...
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Using TeX.SX reputation for rating & commenting TeX packages on CTAN (feature request)

In my opinion CTAN misses two important features: version control, automatic uploads, author's identity verification (this would simplify a lot of work for both package authors and CTAN maintainers) ...
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Organize Favorites

How do you organize your favorites? My List gets longer and longer and it’s hard to find the entry I’m looking for. So it would be great to be able to sort them acording to their tags or even collect ...
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Answer in progress sign

It happens to me from time to time that I’m writing an answer at the same time with an other user, but of course I don’t know that while writing. It’s a little frustrating to see that I invested time ...
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Add an additional Licence to “MY” content

following the discussion on licensing, I propose an additional field in the user-profile (this can be a SE-wide thing, or just for TeX.SE, though it would probably fit in Programming.SE as well, as an ...
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Redirect latex.stackexchange.com subdomain

Shouldn't latex.stackexchange.com redirect to tex.stackexchange.com? Even the title of the page says 'TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange'