Two recent posts made it clear that we don't have ways to directly collect feedback and suggestions regarding Biostars.
As it turns out there are quite a few suggestions that make a lot of sense and are really easy to add but were just simply forgotten among the many tasks that a site of this complexity requires.
This thread is intended to address this major oversight and it is meant to be a way for users to suggest ideas, features that they think would make the site better. If it is simple feature we will try to implement it immediately: for example just yesterday, based on a suggestion that multiple people agreed with, we increased the number of points awarded for up-votes. Similarly today we increased the number of posts per page.
For features that are more complicated we can promise to add them to the planned features. A few such features that are currently in final testing phase are the
- mobile interface (see source code for responsive branch)
- intelligent tagging of questions (called the tags branch)
If you are more comfortable with sending an email direct it to
If you see bugs or want to open a more "official" issue that is easier to track please use the Biostar Issue Tracker