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Don't use GitHub issues for feature requests. If you have a feature request, please submit it to /r/ideasfortheadmins instead. Please note that while we do subscribe to /r/ideasfortheadmins, the presence of a response or lack thereof has no indication as to whether the idea will actually get implemented.
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Please adhere to our coding standards.
Please don't submit PRs that are just whitespace, style or readability changes. We prefer to make those changes when we're working with the code in that area anyway.
Please don't submit minor tweaks to text on the site, such as changes to punctuation, spacing or wording. Any string changes will cause all previous translations of that string to other languages to be invalidated, so we try to only change strings when the difference is significant.
After you submit your issue or request, we'll take a look and it and get back to you in a few days. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us! We're readily available: