Questions tagged [feature-request]
You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.
Can MO go back to +5 rep for questions? Should it?
In case you missed the news, upvotes on questions now grant +10 reputation instead of +5, and the change has been implemented retroactively (most if not all users have already had their reputation ...
Can (and should) Project Euclid links be replaced in bulk?
In February 2021, Project Euclid made some changes on their website: Project Euclid Platform Migration FAQs. It is probably a consequence of this that the links starting with ...
Make edit history more accessible
Once a post has been edited once, there is a direct link to the revision history of the post that is visible to everyone as in this example: However, when a post has not been edited, this link is not ...
Removing questions after answers
I recently gave a simple counter example to a question posed (I'm sure the mods can see the question). Probably the user was embarrassed by this. The question was promptly deleted and with that my ...
Can we make the cite link bigger?
The cite link in the share box is minuscule: Since this is a very important feature for MO, it should have much more visibility. [Related: https://meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/112, Citation ...
KaTeX vs MathJax
According to some benchmarks, it seems that KaTeX renders latex much more faster than Mathjax. Is there any chance to use KaTeX in place of Mathjax?
Would disallowing displayed equations ("double dollars") in titles be useful?
If a poster includes in the title some formula in enclosed between $$, like $$x^2+y^2=z^2$$ $$x^2+y^2=z^2$$ the title of the ...
Feature request: add short "about MathOverflow" section to the front page
Until a few years ago MathOverflow front page had a short section at the top describing what the site is for. I am not sure when it disappeared or why but I would like to see it restored. Currently ...
In MathOverflow 1.0 we had the ability to hide other users' reputations. Can we get that again? (Also, I had to rewrite this question several times to get past an annoying box that said my question ...
Change reputation required to post on meta back to 5 reputation points
Typically, Stack Exchange sites have the restriction that only users with at least 5 reputation points on the main site can post on meta. In this regard, MathOverflow is different. (It is listed also ...
Why is it not possible to offer a bounty for longer than 7 days?
I had offered a bounty for the following question that expires in 7 hours: What did Gelfand mean by suggesting to study "Heredity Principle" structures instead of categories? The results ...
Annoying popup about cookies
Recently, every time I visit Mathoverflow, I get a popup asking me to allow cookies. I have nothing against this in principle, but might there be a way that lets me respond and be done with it instead ...
Is there left any way to highlight part of text after all?
Currently we have quotes, but the quoted text looks more faint than the surrounding text The vertical bar hardly helps, I believe. In fact I think (although I cannot explain it) that this bar ...
Improve management tools of favorite and upvoted questions/answers
Here is my wish list: When one marks a question as favorite or upvotes it, give a chance to: Mark the question with a private tag. Add a private comment to the question. Its length could be limited ...
Retroactively add linked questions
Any question on MathOverflow (or other Stack Exchange site) shows the list of linked questions in the sidebar on the right. A question is added there if there is a link between the two questions ...
How to find out what activity activated a favorite?
I have several favorite questions and it is a great feature that every time something happens around them, they are flagged up for me. However, when I turn to them, in most cases I cannot figure out ...
Time cutoff for changing vote
The stackexchange software currently imposes a cutoff on changing votes, i.e. a vote cannot be changed after a certain time has elapsed. I can understand the rationale behind having such a policy as ...
Primarily opinion-based questions/answers
One closing option is primarily opinion-based: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on ...
Should top mathoverflow threads get DOIs and be permanently archived?
Josh from The Winnower (thewinnower.com) here. I wanted to reach out and see if users of mathOverflow would be interested in permanently archiving and assigning DOIs to top threads with The Winnower. ...
Should there be a "statute of limitations" for closable questions?
Ever more frequently I find in the "close votes" review queue questions which are a few years old. Many of them already have accepted answers, and one can see that they were well received at the time ...
Should I be able to notify multiple people with the same comment?
One of the many things I was excited about in our move from MO 1.0 to 2.0 was the chance to leave responses to previous comments that automatically notify those people. Occasionally, a conversation ...
Proposing a change to the close-vote interface
The feature request in this post is at the bottom; I will first highlight why I think it should be implemented. Currently, when I go to close-vote a question I see the following pop-up menu: If I ...
Citation helper: can we have it automatically convert \(...\)s into \$...\$s?
Here is an example output of the citation helper in the case where the citation's title contains $\rm\LaTeX$ code (random paper found by searching for L^\infty) ...
Why isn't "no longer relevant" an option for closing?
I would like to be able to close questions as "no longer relevant" if they have been answered in the comments (such questions generally are near the border, but on the MO side, of appropriate for MO). ...
Is it possible to re-enable the "cite" feature from MO (and later MSE)? (I'd like to remind the users, in the case this is going to be enabled, that the feature now hides within the "share" button, ...
Don't HTML encode quotes when creating suggested BIBTEX entries
If you click the share link underneath a question (on the main site, but not here), you'll then see a cite link, which will ...
Automatically fix outstanding mathjax issue involving backticks
After the transition to the stack exchange network, I have occasionally noticed posts being edited to replace occurrences of the following code (note the backticks): ...
Enable saving draft questions and answers
As in the title - please, enable saving drafts of questions and drafts of answers, and returning to them on my next visit to MO. I am very slow in putting my thoughts into print. I Leave them for ...
After the recent discussion on LaTeX style accents, I have been reminded of this old discussion at tea regarding the appropriate spelling convention for some German names, such as Kähler. At the time, ...
Can Mathjax preview be switched off?
I recently typed an answer with a few formulas in it. While I was typing, my browser constantly reloaded the preview part below the typing window. Because MathJax apparently does three passes over the ...
Hard to notice links in comments
This is a conscious duplicate :D There are at least two more questions about it (The color of links in comments, On the current color scheme, and why it sucks - by the way, when trying to share them ...
Are bounty reputation points assigned to unanswered question returned back?
Are bounty reputation points, being assigned to unanswered question, returned back to the issuer of the bounty? If "yes" - when? If not - why? Alternatively (instead of direct "refunding") in the case,...
Migration to stats.stackexchange.com
Today I came across this question, which seems to me would be better asked at stats.stackexchange.com. I tried flagging the question as off-topic/migration, but only meta.mathoverflow.net and math....
Should MathOverflow request suggested tags feature?
There is a feature of showing suggested tags after the body of a question is included. These suggestions are based on the body of the question. More details can be found in these posts: Automatically ...
How to follow a question?
Basically, is it possible to follow a question by another user? Meaning whenever there are new answers or comments on it, I get a notification in my inbox, the same way the original poster of the ...
Is it possible to change the author of a problem on mathoverflow?
By a mistake I have written the problem Is "weakly good" series in a finite-dimensional Banach space "good"? from my account instead of writing it from the account of Lviv Scottish ...
Is here something like blog service or just sand-box to store notes ?
Sometimes when I find something interesting on MO it would be convinient for me to store it somewhere here, something like small personal blog, or may be just sand box. Is here something like that ? (...
A gap in the "notification" system
Suppose one votes to close a question in "main", and the poster asks in "meta" why it was closed. Apparently the existence of that discussion in meta is not included among the "notifications" ...
Make it possible to flag posts as wrong
Presently the only ways to point out an error in a post are adding a comment and editing the post. However comments are not very visible in particular if a post has already many of them. Editing the ...
Is there any process to appeal suspensions?
Does mathoverflow have any procedure for appealing suspensions? I'm asking because I was banned for a week (I believe unjustly) due to rude behavior. Question: What recourse is there if I feel I was ...
Is it possible to list all mathoverflow users from a given country?
Is it possible to produce the list all mathoverflow users from a given country?
Stack Overflow Reference in Out of topic flag
This question is motivated by this post, but not exclusively. When we flag OP's as off topic, under the "this question belongs in another site of the stack community", the StackOverflow website is ...
Numerical Analysis - SO Vs MO
though I'm a relative newbie to the "Stack" community, my research interest has brought me to a dilemma. The area of Numerical Analysis is theoretically covered by both MO and SO, but is practically ...
Does it make sense to have both "surfaces" and "curves-and-surfaces" tags?
I have noticed that there currently exist tags surfaces (with description "A surface is a two-dimensional topological manifold. The term can also be used to describe a smooth surface, depending on the ...
I received 4 downvotes within a short amount of time, I suspect it has been the same person. I think a mechanism should be installed that no user $u$ can downvote more than one post with a positive ...
Why not restoring the + 10 reputation for questions but make each negative vote also count -10 reputation?
To maintain MO alive and well, we need a regular flow of good questions, and not too many bad questions. It seems to me that one has given more weight to the latter, forgetting the former which in my ...
Migration of questions to cs.SE?
This question just got closed as off-topic. As someone else had already commented there, it is really a computer-science question and thus clearly belongs at cs.stackexchange.com. But we currently don'...
Button for cross posts to/from Math SE
People explained me that it is possible to ask same questions in Math SE and MO, and I did this from time to time. I think it's very important to have this possibility, because often you haven't ...
Remove down-voting or show down-votes in the separate counter
I have been reading this question and answers and I have submitted the answer there which is really a question. I have added it there, because it come to my mind after reading the questions and ...