Just an hour ago, they were still there! Now, it seems, somebody took 'em far away. Luckily, a buddy of mine had a unicorn-powered time machine in the backyard, so I can deliver proof of the evil deeds:


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On a personal note, I liked those shadows. Good buddies. Can haz back?

  • Funny thing: Mixed up on meta. See this questions' tags.
    – juergen d
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:16
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    – Shog9
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:16
  • @juergend: The meta tags are also shadow-less for me.
    – Xeo
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:17
  • They just trimmed the tags' height. Feb 22, 2013 at 1:17
  • Yay! My question is on your screenshot :D
    – Doorknob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 2:30
  • Personally, I didn't mind losing the Windows 3.1 look. Feb 22, 2013 at 2:42

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We recently learned that the Russians have developed ground-breaking shadowless tag technology. As I'm sure you can imagine, the advantage this gives them could be catastrophic to our aims at world domination.

Our intrepid designer has worked day and night to close this shadow gap. We're not quite there yet, but it can only be a matter of time...

  • So I guess you knew better than to call it a performance issue - especially in front of me. :)
    – Mysticial
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:22
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    We're back in NYC now, less need to scrimp on pixels... Unless there's a STRATEGIC MILITARY ADVANTAGE to doing so
    – Shog9
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:23
  • btw, may we ask what you are on right now? :P Since we're talking about you in the lounge atm. :)
    – Mysticial
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:29
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - the genuine original!
    – Shog9
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:32
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    Wait, I'm confused...The buttons became more 3D, but the tags went in the opposite direction? What the what? I guess I'll trust in Jin's grander vision...for now. :P
    – Tim Stone
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:45
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    They look much better than before. +1
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:49
  • Someone has killed Peter Pan once and for all
    – random
    Feb 22, 2013 at 1:54
  • I have to say the new hover effect looks really odd on the red-status-tags of Meta (white text on light grey background). Can the status tags get a different background color on hover?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 22, 2013 at 2:09
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    @animuson that's a bug. I've already pushed a fix to dev.
    – Jin
    Feb 22, 2013 at 2:18
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    The button kinda blend into the background, which makes it harder to see it...
    – nhahtdh
    Feb 22, 2013 at 2:54
  • Worrying about the Russians is so 1985. The Chinese are where it's at these days!
    – Pekka
    Feb 22, 2013 at 15:11

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