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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Is there any game we can use in our profile?

In Stackoverflow, the user called mellamokb use Towers of Hanoi problem on his profile. Looks like he used some JavaScript or something. Looks like he built this game for himself. But I want to ask, ...
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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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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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Should a How-To Ask a Question video be created?

I have been relistening to a few old podcasts and there was and continues to be a lot of discussion about how the site can be made more welcoming to new users, while still getting them to understand ...
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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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'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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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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Highlight “related sites” in the new /about page

One element the new /about page lacks is a place to highlight specific sister sites that user might be interested in. For example, someone looking at Stack Overflow's /about to see if they should ask ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it “rep” or “karma”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wording on SOFU about page I have noticed recently when looking at the "original trilogy"s' about pages, they use the word "karma" instead of rep. I'm not sure whether that is ...
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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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Redirect old magic [faq] links to /about instead of /help

There has been some discussion on server fault that the help homepage isn't the best place to redirect these old links. We are thinking about redirecting [faq] links to point to the /about page but ...
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The FAQ page should have a prominent link to the About page

The About page is designed to be the "QuickStartening" point for new users to (hopefully) grok Stack Exchange painlessly The FAQ is the longer form, rather complete cheatsheet with more details and ...
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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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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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/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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the exact criteria for the example question on /about? [duplicate]

Moderators can choose an example question for the about page of their site. But we can't choose from all the questions, but only from a limited subset. This leads to the following situation on ...
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Please provide a shortcut for [about] to link to a site's “Quick Start” page similar to [faq] and [chat] [duplicate]

The new Quick Start is very nice, and I intend to use it when moderating. Can we have a programmed link so [about] will self-expand to be a hyperlink to http://site/about in a similar manner to how ...
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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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Please ping moderators whenever the site's /about page gets modified

I just edited the question selection for my site and some text and manually pinged my mod team to alert them. I wondered if we would get notified of at or also if a trusted user made a substantial ...
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Links in comments are broken on the new “about” page

It looks like the [text](url) link markup is not parsed (correctly) in comments shown on the fancy new "about" page. As pictures speak more than a thousand words, here's a screenshot from https://...
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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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Where is the 'about' link for Sports.SE?

I have 6 accounts in Stack Exchange, I can see the about page link in all sites, but not in Sports.SE. Is there any reputation limit to show the about page link in the top menu bar?
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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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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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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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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 ...