Questions tagged [about-page]

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

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We're rolling out a new “Quick Start” guide to help new users learn the basics

Here's the first one, on Ask Different. We've been working hard on ways to help improve the experience of new users, and one of the best ways to do that is to help teach them the basics about how our ...
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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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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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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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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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Allow mods to edit a section of the about page

The /about page is a great intro to the Stack Exchange model, but pretty useless as an introduction to the actual site you're on. This makes the page useless for all SE regulars, as there's usually ...
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About page question was answered over a year before it was asked

Note: This is NOT an actual SO question. It is a demo question on the About page. Not a duplicate of Back To The Future. The About page for StackOverflow has a question animation in it to demonstrate ...
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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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'About' Page list of moderators needs to be updated

The new SO mods should be added to the page on SO and MSO.
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Better about page example questions/answers/comments

First of all, I really like the new about pages for SE sites. I think they do a much better job of explaining to new users how things work. There is one thing I don't like. Some of the example ...
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Make the FAQ/about page clear about the meaning of downvoted questions

After some discussion about downvoting questions, my conclusion is that even though downvoting questions may serve a purpose, I believe it is currently psychologically harmful for the OP because he ...
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Wording on SOFU About page

The About page on SOFU currently says: You can register if you want to collect karma and win valuable flair that will appear next to your name, but otherwise, it's just free. And fast. Very,...
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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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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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Moderator list on Meta's “about” page is out of date

Please read before voting to close as dup. This question is an earlier instance of the same problem. I don't think this should be closed as dup because new changes have taken place since then, even ...
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Do we really need the double step to get rid of the new about banner?

There's a great new feature where users who haven't seen the about page yet are shown this banner: However, it takes two steps to get rid of -- once you click the minimize button, you get: Which can ...
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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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Provide link to meta for new users

Can we give an easier path for new users to find meta? I feel like it is a little obscured. Visiting as a new user I happened to go to stackoverflow on a computer which did not automatically log me ...
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Correct the “about” page to reference the new “on hold” policy

This is a bit of a nitpick, but on the about page on StackOverflow, it states that: Questions that need improvement may be closed until someone fixes them. This should probably be tweaked given ...
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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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Rename “About” to “New User? Click Here” for anonymous or new users?

Can we change the About link on SE sites to "New User? Click here" (or just "New User?") for anonymous and "new" users? "New" users would probably be something like Recently created account ...
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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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What happened to the SE Euler Diagram?

At the beginning of this year, there was a major change in the /about pages for all (at least the ones that I frequent) SE sites. However, I've noticed that we no longer sport the SE Venn Euler ...
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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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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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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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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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The real fastest gun in the west [duplicate]

Are the questions in the about page taken from real posts? If not, who designs them? Particularly, why does this specific answer have a date from before the question was asked?
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Meta about page showing HTML

I think it's another case of HTML being escaped when it shouldn't be. If you visit the Meta About page, in the first grey box: Meta-discussion means <span class="revision-comment"> discussion ...
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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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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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Will the old “about me” message be affected by these recent pronoun usage rules?

While browsing various Stack Exchange sites + the private one I am currently administrating where I work I see that many profiles still show the classic About me placeholder: Apparently, this user ...
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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 ...