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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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Firefox offline “reader view” to show whole scicomp page, including answers

Firefox android has a "reader view", based on readability.js, that is the only way for it to save a page for offline browsing. (You first click the stylized-book icon within the address bar at the ...
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Add “Cross-posting” as a standard reason to close the question

Often, people ask the same question on multiple StackExchange websites. While this might be sometimes fine (a question did not get enough attention, the posts are cross-linked, some time has passed ...
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Users are indexed as sitemaps by Google Search

Is it possible to put up proper sitemaps for Google search, instead of some random users?
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Questions “poked” by Community

The algorithm run by "Community" to elevate certain questions to the top of the list seems seriously flawed IMHO. The description of its tasks includes: "Randomly poke old unanswered questions every ...
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Is the use of @ directing my comments?

I've posted a few comments in response to other users and tried to use the @ notation to direct my comment to a specific user. This works on other stackexchange sites but I'm wondering if it works ...
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Add “Insert citation” button to editor window

Last year, MathOverflow has added a pretty nifty "Insert citation" button to the markdown editor, which is very handy for inserting links to (mathematical) papers or books one wants to mention in ...
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Make comments mandatory in case of downvote

Sometimes it happened to me to see questions/answers downvoted without a comment about it. I think it is more useful for the user who gets a downvote to understand why he/she got it instead of just ...
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More SE sites added to close as off-topic list?

When one votes to close a question for being off-topic, one of the possible choices is that it "belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network", but the only site to choose from in the next ...
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Create a Meta-Thread for Drafts of Complex Edits

Denizens of Math.SE may be familiar with a device there for drafting long, complex edits to Answers. A thread of community wiki posts exists on Meta-Math.SE, Sandbox for drafts of long, complex ...
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Let's get an icon for Computational Science!

I was looking through the list of stack exchange sites, and I grew jealous of all their nice artwork. SciComp still just uses the default SE theme. It might be premature to think about redesigning the ...
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Name of this SE site [duplicate]

I wonder why this site is named "computational science" rather than "scientific computations". Is the focus on science or on computation? Currently as it reads it appears it is focused on "science ...
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Mark questions 'answered by comments'

There are questions around that cannot get marked answered ... ... because there is no 'answer' ... ... because the answer is given in the comments ! I find this annoying, since I occasionally ...
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Add software authorship disclosures to our badges

I am the author of CVX, a MATLAB-based modeling framework for convex optimization. The software has been the subject of at least one question here on SciComp, and has been mentioned or recommended in ...
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Feature request: syntax highlighting for code

We're starting to get questions with reasonable code snippets in MATLAB and Python, and it would be very useful to enable syntax highlighting for Python, MATLAB, Fortran, C, C++, and R (these are the ...
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Can I get inbox emails immediately?

Currently, there are options to send email for inbox messages every 3 hours, daily, weekly, or never. Could you add an option to send emails out for every inbox message to provide immediate ...
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miniedit facility

It would be nice if there were a possibility to edit questions or answers for misprints and other tiny changes without flushing them to the top of the list. I often notice later such blemishes of ...
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get compsci.stackexchange.com site to redirect here

Since the name of the site is "Computational Science", I frequently type in compsci.stackexchange.com instead of scicomp.stackexchange.com, and I suspect this is a common error. I suggest the former ...
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How do I save a question for offline viewing?

This sounds like a question that should have been asked a lot of times all around SE, but I haven't found it. Since I'm trying to save a page from here I thought I'd start by asking this here. There ...
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Should we request an arXiv trackbacks feature?

Question inspired by Kaveh, one of the cstheory mods, here on cstheory Meta, which in turn was inspired by this post on Theoretical Physics Meta. As I understand it, this feature would enable people ...
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Do we want/can we have MathJax?

Coming from the physics SE, I'm quite accustomed to being able to write math-mode LaTeX in questions, answers, and comments. I think that would be useful here as well. I expect others would be mostly ...