Questions tagged [feature-request]
You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.
Words that shall not be used… [duplicate]
Base off the extended discussion on this question. I used the word idiot which as the definition shows is "formal". I, mistakenly, believed that this would be fine. It apparently was with a large ...
Can we make the dice bot more accessible?
I've recently learned that d4, 8, 10, 12, and 20 interface well with screen readers, but that the d6 reads as "bullets." Presumably, that's the interpretation given to pips. Can we change the d6 to ...
Voting down has to be revised
Quoting the official description of downvoting priveledge: Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps ...
How about we make Stack Exchange into an RPG game?
TL;DR: Let’s make Stack Exchange into an RPG game! =CURRENCIES= There’re 2 currencies in the game: gold and diamonds. Gold Gold is the most common currency. It’s very similar to the existing “...
Could we get a [forum] shortlink?
We get a lot of questions that are better suited to a forum, and it's customary when closing them to provide a link to that post. Since I've started doing moderation, though, I've noticed that we don'...
Feature Request: Citing Tweets
I'd like to paste in a Twitter URL and get a nicely formatted quote with a link back to the original, the Twitter user, date, etc. Lately—primarily due to the convenience of reaching D&D 5e ...
chat in sidebar on main page
On meta there is a 'x people chatting' window in the sidebar. On other sites I have seen that on the regular pages as well (like on superuser). Can we have that here too? Or should it be there and I ...
Is there a way to see how much of your reputation has been earned from the various activities? So its broken down into the points for what you have asked, what you have answered, and the other ways ...
Is there a guide on using the Search Function?
Up in the right corner, there is a search box. I know, based on clicking on things from profiles, that there are modifiers that can be added to the search to filter the return. At the least, you can ...
MathJax (LaTeX equations) for RPG.SE and Statistics Posts
MathJax Support has been enabled for RPG.se MathJax support has been added to RPG.se. We should probably write up a guide on Meta for using it, but in the short version is that you can use ...
Can our badges be some symbol that's more recognizable than just featureless hexagons?
Sci-fi's stack Badge is the rebel alliance symbol, some other stacks have other cool symbols that represent their badges. As is right now, we have dice that well... don't really look like dice. They ...
What's with the Comic Sans-like font for Bold and Italic?
Everywhere on RPG.SE Meta, there is a clean, crisp serif font. Everywhere that is, except for the edit buttons: Notice the B (for bold), the I (for italics), and the quotes (for block text). They are ...
I have a helpful answer to someone's question, but the question is held
I have a helpful answer to someone's question, but someone else has put the question on hold. Is there a good way for me to communicate my answer to them without breaking SE rules? For example, one ...
Is it possible to change a vote on an answer from the question being edited?
I down-voted This Answer, as at the time I felt that it didn't actually answer the question as it was asked. Now that the question has been edited, this answer is a valid answer and not deserving of ...
Is there any way we can set up whispers to certiain screen names in chat? [duplicate]
Sometimes on RPG stack you're playing that game where you want to do something sneaky or underhanded and its really hard to do so when you can't pass the GM a note to let them know of your intentions. ...
Why don't we award a rep point for a helpful comment that improved an answer?
Background: Use of the search feature did not lead me to any question on meta that addressed Comments earning reputation. (this addresses reviews, not Comments). My question is based on the ...
When are we getting the new user pages? [duplicate]
Stack Exchange just debuted new user profile pages, and they're pretty great. Are they coming to RPG.se? When?
A better banner
While going around the site, our banner is the most prominent element on the page, and it does nothing to stop people from thinking this is about computer RPGs. Should we add a "tabletop" writing ...
Why is our help center so awful?
Ok, so theoretically, if I want to learn how to participate in the site I can do so by going to the help center, right? Wrong. There are a vast number of meta.rpg posts (e.g. How do we handle a ...
Could we have a shortcut "magic link" to the "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" blog post?
Mainly, just like we map [help] and [tour], I'd love to be able to map [gsbs] to the Stack Overflow blog post "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" (http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-...
Is there a way to remove dead tags from the Main Chat room tags?
the tables and pen-and-paper tags appear in the list of room tags for the main chat, but they are dead links because those tags don't currently exist. Can they be changed, or are we stuck with them?
Captcha Bypass Privilege
I still sometimes have the "we can't quite tell if you're a human" popup happen when I try to do stuff, with attached captcha. I think there should be a privilege that comes with a certain amount of ...
Can we have mods turn on automatic question-banning?
wax eagle pointed out to me that question-banning is likely turned off on RPG.SE, since it's off by default and has to be turned on by a mod. The reasoning is apparently that on smaller sites such ...
Should we start a community blog?
Stack Exchange runs blog services for some sites upon request on their blog site, Blog Overflow. Stack Exchange has a blog post dedicated to what they're looking for in a blog, and I think we meet and ...
Could our spam filter be made extraordinarily paranoid about answers with emails in them?
RPG.SE has been receiving spellcaster spam for years (such as in this 10k only example). I understand that there's some machine learning behind our spam flags, but this stuff seems to regularly fall ...
Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?
Often enough we get really low-quality questions that are obvious that the asker has not read the rules at all (vs. asking for clarification). What does "+6 to hit, Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4)" mean ...
Can we add a different colored "Quote" box?
I recently wrote an answer in which I wanted to callout text that wasn't a quote. I wanted it to clearly standout from the rest of the answer. However, it seems there isn't a way to distinguish ...
Can we make dnd-5e the default and dnd-next the synonym?
With D&D 5e's Basic Rules released today I think that we should make 5e the default tag that shows up and make dnd-next the synonym (its the other way around currently).
Can there be recourse for answers to deleted or closed questions?
Granted there might not be much that can be done for deleted answers (a question for the submission of answers to deleted questions perhaps?). However could it be made possible to submit answers to ...
Feature Request - Bounty Hunter Badge
Is there any reason there isn't a badge/set of badges for individuals that find and answer bounty questions?
Allow the community to attach the game-rec post notice or tie it directly to the tag
So we have a post notice now for game-rec questions. That's great, there's just one problem. Only 3 people on this site are capable of applying it. This request is for one of two things, either: ...
Can we implement Markdown for abbreviations?
Related: Community-wiki of abbreviations Can we implement a Markdown or plain HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) tag to give more meaning to abbreviations used in questions and answers? I think ...
Close votes and Edited Questions
I've seen the case where people vote to close based on the format of the question, and suggest improvements. Then the person edits- but perhaps one more vote is needed to close, and someone votes ...
Could we have a [tour] short link in comments?
In comments, [help] expands to the text help center (with a link), [chat] expands to the text Role-playing Games Chat (with a ...
Permanent banner for game-recommendation tag
On every question (correctly) tagged with game-recommendation, somebody comes along and leaves a comment reminding answer's how to address the question properly. To make this more permanent than the ...
Migration flags should be more general than “questions about video games”
Recently, I tried to flag https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/31792/how-does-one-keep-up-a-poker-face as “Definitely off topic: Probably Board-Gaming related (maybe not even that)”. Unfortunately, ...
site design: hijacked into the bounty section
I was in a normal (no bounty) question, clicked through to a related general question, and clicked on the optimization tag to see other questions with the same tag. Instead of a list of questions, I ...
Can we add an adventure-recommendation tag?
I was looking through the published-adventure tags looking for some insights on modules to run. However I was getting a lot of questions that were just noise for me. I would like to propose adding ...
Tag Request: God Machine Rules Update
I would like to request that someone with higher privileges than me create some or all of the the following tags, and mark them as aliases. God-Machine God-Machine-Rules-Update nnwod nwod-GMC wod-2.5 ...
Include tags in RSS feed
Many questions are ambiguous without their corresponding tags. Could we add them to the RSS feed?
New dice mode in chat
It would be helpful if there was a dice mode for Fudge dice. Fudge dice are 6 sided, with 2 +, 2 -, and two blank. It would even be cooler if the total would be added together (+1, -1, 0) and given. ...
Can we auto-flag no-rep users posting answers with e-mail addresses?
We consistently get spam of the type: $HoityToityName has made my $verb better because he cast spell for me. E-mail email@example.com to have $noun [enlarged | made better]. ... Except it takes a ...
Tell us more about those repercussions of bounties that aren't mentioned anywhere
A while ago I posted my first bounty, on this question: What are the key considerations to creating compelling environments? There were two different things I didn't know about bounties that, if I'd ...
Multiple Correct Answers
I have had several questions now where multiple answer are correct. It would be nice to mark all the answer that are correct as so and then leave it up to the votes to decided which is the best of the ...
Should the About, FAQs and Formatting be highlighted better?
I know that getting users to read About, FAQs or the Formatting page is not something that will ever be guaranteed, but at the same time I feel that the layout/lack of highlighting of these areas of ...
Follow up to posted questions
Is there a mechanism for a poster to follow-up their question with the results of actions taken based on what was learned here? I'm thinking specifically of GM Techniques questions, but I suspect ...
When a question is closed as not being a good fit for the site, why am I still able to vote up answers?
I understand that it is not possible to add a new answer to a question that has been closed, but why are you still able to vote existing answers up? This doesn't make any sense to me, as surely it ...
Our Editing Help doesn't mention paragraph breaks
I just took a look at our Editing Help and noticed it makes no mention of the fact you need two line breaks for a paragraph break. ^ Like this. This seems to be the thing that most commonly trips up ...
Help for comments isn't entirely helpful
The help for comments reads: Comments use mini-Markdown formatting: [link](http://example.com) _italic_ **bold** `code`. The post author will always be notified of your comment. But (in my browser ...
New functions for tags
I wanted to start a discussion about a new feature request related to tags. I am proposing that there might be value in upgrading the tags system and offering more thorough presentations of tags, what ...