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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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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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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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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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About pages should be about the specific StackExchange site

I've just noticed that some about pages (StackOverflow, tex.stackexchange and skeptics.stackexhange) do not show what the specific StackExchange site is about. They explain what StackExchange is, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Don't give Informed badge if user hasn't fully read About page

I've just looked through About page for several seconds. After that I got Informed badge - "Read the entire about page". But it's not true - I've only scrolled it from top to bottom. I propose to ...
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Add an [about] shortcut for the comment syntax [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Add [about] to list of “magic links” Auto-Expand new about pages in comments We already have a few nice comment shortcuts, like [faq], [chat] or [meta], but there's one ...
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Show the [about] link on the top of the page regardless of reputation?

I was looking for the [about] link a little while ago, and was quite annoyed to discover that it wasn't at the top of the page where it used to be. It was pointed out to me that the link disappears ...
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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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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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How are the animations in the new about pages done?

Sorry if this is not a question I should ask here, but: the new about pages look really cool with those lazy-loaded animations and all. How are the animations like these done? Are they CSS3 or JS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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SE engine won't let me choose example question for about page. Naughty engine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What determines the questions available for selection in the about-page? The SE engine won't let me choose the example question for Chemistry: I know my right. I'm a mod! ...
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Why does the new about page show a different score for an answer of the question used as example?

On English Language & Usage, I noticed that one of the answers for the question used as example is first shown with a score of 4, and then with a score of 9. The score of that answer is ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Could we have a list of staff moderators in addition to the community moderators?

The /about page (like https://meta.stackoverflow.com/about) at the bottom lists all the community ♦ moderators (elected or appointed - or none at all for new sites still in private beta). In addition,...
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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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Typo on Contact Us page for Stack Overflow [closed]

I believe there's a typo on the "Contact Us" page of stack overflow. Please sent all your questions and general inquiries to team@stackoverflow.com should be Please send all your questions and ...
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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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Jarrod's looking a little off kilter these days

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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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'About' Page list of moderators needs to be updated

The new SO mods should be added to the page on SO and MSO.