# Questions tagged [feature-request]

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### Burninate rocks and identification-request? Promote petrology and paleontology?

Now that rock ID questions have been banned, I'd like to offer some suggestions about how to achieve the desired result, which is to stop ES:SE from being a honey trap for uninteresting rock ID ...
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### Should we create a tag for geological risks?

They are sometimes associated to volcanoes, sometimes to earthquakes, sometimes to landslides, sometimes to tsunamis... I have had teachers that were experts in this subject and wrote complete books ...
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### Should we make a review of geology related tags on posts?

Well I have time, I do not know a lot of the tags beneficts but it looks important for correctly search for information. Lots of examples where they are not correctly tagged when we talk about ...
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Creating a tag notification warning for the identification-request tag was suggested as a measure to reduce the number of bad quality "identify my rock" questions. I think that is indeed a good idea, ...
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### Would you find it nice if I start to make self-answered questions about basic geology?

It is encouraged by stack. I am planning to make questions from time to time about basics geology and answer myself if nobody does before they fall down on the list. I wrote the first one to leave ...
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### We need a simple 'Off topic' close reason

I wanted to vote close question https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/9888, but there is no appropriate close reason other than writing one myself. I suggest we have a ...
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### Custom close reason for “push questions”?

It's always been difficult for me to decide how to treat questions based on clearly incorrect reasoning such as this one. A lot of times someone is pushing pseudoscience or a well-discredited ...
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### ES Stack Exchange's Mineral Guide [closed]

Project is closed by the system. We could move it to github, but the point I saw is there are a lot of good geologists at the site. I am sugesting to take from an own server one monthly data request ...
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### Is there any way we can pin “A guide for asking “Identify this rock” questions?” to the main ES page?

It would save a lot of effort if we could direct newbies to the faq before they ask identification questions. I can't really blame them for not finding it first because it's not obvious.
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### When rocks are identified can we put the name of it in the title?

When I searched for an identification the title reads like "Can someone identify these rocks?" There is many of them. The ones that have a solid identification should also include the name of the rock ...
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### Let's change our favicon to 🌍

I propose we request for our favicon to be changed to 🌍, a globe. Credit for this proposal goes to WBT but it's on this meta site we need to decide whether to adopt this. Please share your thoughts....
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### Let's add an earth science related feed in our chat room

I've noticed that the Academia chat room has a feed for related questions on other sites. Go there and have a look to see how it works. How about we add one for ourselves? I think we can use ...
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### Switch the “MathJax help” link on /ask to our own MathJax guidelines

Currently, the Ask Question page links to a Harvard tutorial on how to use TeX/LaTeX. While this teaches people most everything they would need to know about LaTeX, we've created our own page (based ...
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### Is there a way to highlight a question in another site without cross-posting?

I just saw a question: https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/8758/can-planets-die-of-old-age that I thought would fit better in Earth Science that in it's current location (Word Building?!)...
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### Is it possible to automatically create a chat room for questions that remain unanswered which have more than say x votes and y time has elapsed?

I say this because I notice some of these questions are not really answerable at the moment, yet they are worthy of discussion. It seems to me creating a chat room would allow for a more relaxed ...
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### Is there a way to share authorship of an answer?

In the question What visual wave behavior help to tell..., the current accepted answer was first drafted by me, but IRO-bot provided a very good complement to the answer. The point is that, it should ...
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### Blacklisting the [earth] tag

There are no longer any questions on the main site tagged with earth. Discussion has taken place here and consensus is that the earth is not a useful tag. This site is titled "Earth Science" and ...
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### Should we have the mhchem MathJax extension enabled?

Biology and Chemistry have the mhchem MathJax extension enabled, which makes it easier to write chemical species and reactions. Should this extension be enabled here? I imagine that it will be useful ...
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### How to sort questions by views?

Is it possible to sort questions by "most viewed" or "least viewed"? If not can we get that?
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### A tag for mantle plumes/hotspots?

One question that'd benefit from this already, and as a somewhat controversial topic and an active area of research I'd be astonished if we don't get more. I suggest "mantle-plumes", as hotspot's more ...