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For questions relating to the Stack Exchange 'About' page, now also referred to as the 'tour' for new users.

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The tour wastes too much time on unspecific stuff

After signing up for a new site, the thing you are most prominently told to do (to get a badge) is read the tour. The tour is...bad. The top summary is very generic. Out of the 55 words in Science ...
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“Venn Diagram” on SE About pages is not actually a Venn diagram

This is a small point (some would say pedantic) concerning the following diagram that currently appears on the About page of Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites: (This is an attachment. ...
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Has the idea of something like, “Before asking a question, you must read what's on-topic for this website.” been explored before?

The problem I see: A lot of communities on StackExchange have dealt with newbies that join their particular community and quickly ask questions that are considered off-topic. Heck, you can even see ...
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Network-wide tour page says “may be closed” - maybe replace it with “may be put on hold”? [duplicate]

The network-wide tour page (including Stack Overflow and every other SE site I checked, but not Meta.SE) says the following: Questions that need improvement may be closed until someone fixes them. ...
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How many Stack Exchange sites are there?

According to stackexchange.com, the network has 94 Q&A sites: But the new about page disagrees: My first guess was that the about page count included private betas, but according to Area 51 ...
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Can the statistics on the 'About Stack Exchange' page be updated?

If you scroll down the 'About Stack Exchange' page, you will find some statistics for the network. Since these statistics are from 2014, they are… a little bit out of date. Well, more than a little ...
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Hide comments (if there are any) in the example posts selected for the Tour page

To start with, comments are considered unimportant for tour examples as demonstrated eg by screen shots from here - if the question or answer have no comments, these posts are used in tour anyway (and ...
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Historically locked question reaching Hot Network Questions via vote manipulation

(Related to this question is this question, which also discusses a historical lock on a hot network question. However, the situation in this case seems to be somewhat unique; in particular, the ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for objective questions asked out of curiosity?

Isaac Moses, the patriarch of Mi Yodeya, wrote something that caught my eye the other day: [...] the general Stack Exchange directive, expressed in the uneditable part of that section of the About ...
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Tour - Pull in On/Off Topic Guidelines?

Over the years, I have joined a number of Stack Exchange communities to varying degrees of participation. Unfortunately, it has often been at least six months between joining communities - just long ...
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How can a site change the “tagline” that shows in the site dropdown?

Over on The Great Outdoors, we have been discussing our tagline, inspired by a post here from someone who couldn't find a site about nature. We settled on a new phrase For people who love being ...
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On which site was the default example question in the tour page asked?

When we take tour of a new beta site, we are shown a question "How to prevent unicorns from eating daisies?". For example try Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange. Is this a real question asked by ...
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What happened to the tour?

Am I missing something? I thought there used to be a tour button. I looked in the menu area, but it isn't there. How do I find the tour?
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Is there a reason behind the number of badges owned by John Doe in the tour page?

When we take a tour of any Stack Exchange site, we are shown some basic info about questions, answers, tags etc., in the form of slides. We are also shown a slide about the reputation. Here an ...
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Help Center header seems to have gone missing

One of my fellow moderators noticed that the Help Center for our site no longer has a banner at the top linking to the Tour. A little browsing around and use of the Wayback Machine indicates that ...
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Tour page inconsistency

The Meta tour page is contradictory. At the top of the page, per the usual Stack Exchange site, it states very clearly: This site is all about getting answers. It's not a discussion forum. There's ...
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Some questions regarding SE network statistics on about page

About us of both SE and SO shows "2015 Stack Exchange Network Statistics" with same figures. I think both can show their statistics i.e "SO statistics on SO about page" and "SE statistics on SE about ...
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Why does SE about page say “programming community”?

StackExchange about page says: The world’s largest programming community is growing I want to know why it says "programming community" since SE is actually group of 150+ communities in which ...
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Jarrod's looking a little off kilter these days

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What determines the questions available for selection in the tour page?

Diamond moderators can edit the new about pages. In the second section from the top--entitled "Ask questions, get answers, no distractions"--that takes us to an opportunity to select one of a page ...
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Tapping on the UIPageControl under “About this app” does not change the page, but moves the dot

Steps to reproduce: Navigate to the "About this app" screen from the menu. Tap "Tricks & Tips" item. Tap the page control. Expected behavior: Nothing, or navigate to the page tapped. Actual ...
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Remove stray text URL from tour answer

The Tour page is now showing a stray imgur.com URL above the accepted answer: I've confirmed that this is happening on both Firefox and Chrome. The URL happens to be that of the user's icon. ...
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Could you please have a notice or other encouragement for new users to take the tour first?

As a new user, enjoying your site, really knowledgeable crowd out here, but I have come to some grief — downvotes, closed question etc. It would have helped — please consider a strong ...
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Add a button to the tour

I just went back and took the tour of SE, just like a beginner might. After a brief (and very good) description, there are two buttons that newbies can use to start to look at the hot questions or ...
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What should we put on our Tour page?

Now that it is possible for moderators to edit specific sections of the /tour page, some folks have been discussing changes to the one on their site. What guidelines should I keep in mind when ...
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Why does the “About Us” link to about “Stack Overflow”

I understand that the "About Us" can't be different for each Stack Exchange site, but would it make sense to link to something about Stack Exchange, rather than Stack Overflow? Linking to Stack ...
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Error when attempting to view the tour's revision history

On Latin.SE, I am getting a 404 error when clicking any of the three "history" links on the tour page. That is, this: Gives this: All three editable sections have a revision history with ...
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Can I fill the 'about me' section from the Android app? [duplicate]

I think the question is quite clear. I cannot find where can I can fill the 'about me' section from Android app.
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Spelling correction in Tour page

In each site's Tour page (except MSE) under Improve posts by editing or commenting section the image describes about how to use comments. In that the content is as add comment but actually in the ...
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Error 404 in stackexchange webmasters “about us” page

There is the About us link in https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/ that redirect to this page https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/company/about but the page return error 404. Apparently the same ...
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Remove “+1” comment from “about” page [closed]

I know it's pretty minor, but the /about page on Stack Overflow should be exemplary to some extent, right? I wouldn't mind seeing the "+1" from this comment removed. Since this page is aimed at ...
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Should you really make a long-time user read through the tour page to get a badge every time that person joins a new site?

I think if you have enough reputation to get the association bonus (i.e. >200 rep) you should be awarded the "read the tour" badge automatically. That way, you need not worry about buffing your bronze ...
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The Meta is being both discussion and not a discussion site [duplicate]

At the beginning of the tour we see: Meta Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for meta-discussion of the Stack Exchange family of Q&A websites. Fine. Then we look a bit further... ...
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Update about page to reflect that questions can't be asked without registering (on Stack Overflow)

Related: Clarify the "No registration required" message Evidently it is no longer possible to ask questions on Stack Overflow without signing up for an account. I have no opinions on this ...
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In the tour, the checkmark is gone from the second answer

Exactly the same as this bug, but I was told to post a new report by a developer. The bug is on the answer (tour page), which isn't going to be accepted, doesn't have a check mark.
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The pyramids are in Egypt, not Kansas

For some reason, on the About page (http://stackexchange.com/about) the Pyramids are shown to be in Kansas. This is patently wrong, they are in Egypt. My findings are detailed below.
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In the tour, only answer being accepted later (second one) has a checkmark

Which is definitely a bug (on any SE site). It is a bit misleading to a new user.
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I couldn't get the Informed badge? How to get it? [closed]

I am new on Stack Overflow, I tried to get more badges and reputation. I noticed the 'Informed Badge'. It says that it will get if we read the entire About page. I tried it. I read the entire About ...
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The tour page on Stack Exchange is wrong

In the reputation part of Stack Exchange tour page, the reputation required for some privileges are wrong. 1 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate questions 500 Edit other people's posts 1000 ...
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Informed badge for Meta Stack Overflow [duplicate]

In Stack Overflow the Informed badge is awarded for reading the entire about page. Why is the informed badge not awarded on Meta Stack Overflow? We have an about page here too.
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About Pages Need Navigation Links

About Pages Need Linkable Sections The new "About" pages are a great addition to the site, but the sections of the page are not navigable or linkable. For example, one can't currently link to http://...
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About page still refers to Meta Stack Overflow

The About page here on Meta still opens with "Meta Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for meta-discussion of the Stack Exchange family of Q&A websites". It should be corrected to ...
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Tour & Help Center link are same in Area 51

Area 51 help menu links redirect to FAQ page. Both the Tour and Help Center links are linked to FAQ page Is this correct behavior or bug ?
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Confusing wording in “about this site” pages

I’ve been a member of Stack Exchange (specifically, Super User) for almost a year and a half, but I’m slowly expanding into other SE sites (e.g., “Unix & Linux” and “English Language & Usage”)....
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Welcome to Moderation page for new moderators

No, I don't mean diamond mods - I'm talking about the plain ol' moderation privileges. I was reading a (very) recent post (Think before reviewing edits) and saw this comment by JasonC: Maybe it ...
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/tour and /about are duplicates of the same page

Is there any reason why https://stackoverflow.com/tour and https://stackoverflow.com/about are duplicate pages instead of having a 301 redirect? I would assume that /about would redirect to /tour, ...
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Change the “about” text of beta sites [closed]

Public betas typically last from 60 to 90 days, although they can go on longer. I think it's fair to say that 60 to 90 days is not anywhere near representative. Can we have that changed into a value ...
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Some problems with “about” pages

The accepted answer of the question on EE.SE is outscored 150% by another answer, making it a bad example for how the site works. The about page: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/about The ...
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“accepted” answer on Apple.SE about page is actually the least-voted one

On the Apple.SE about page, this answer is shown as accepted in the example question: But that answer ("in my business we reatinoalize...") has only one vote in reality, making it the third-most ...