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Every site just turned blue

Probably not intentional, but every site's theme just turned a(n admittedly nice) shade of blue. CGCC: Infosec: Cooking: ] Worldbuilding:
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Does the date field in the Timeline have a broken link?

Android v.12 Galaxy XCover Pro, with Google app version 13.12.11.23.arm64 in "full site" view... Further to this question: Incomplete box around selected event in timeline, when I select the ...
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Old links to answer sort orders became broken after the change to answer sort tabs

I previously posted this as an answer (10k-only) to the announcement Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, ...
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Display bug on code block in comments [duplicate]

I noticed this display bug on a comment, where the spaces inside code block is extended well past the comment width, and well beyond the content width as well, bleeding into the margins.
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An error occurred in the server after trying to upload an image that I downloaded from Reddit

I use Chrome on a Google pixel 6 with Android 11. When I download an image via the Reddit application and try to upload to a Stack Exchange post, I get this error message: Demo: https://youtube.com/...
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Topbar sometimes detaches from the top

Sometimes (not always) while browsing Stack Exchange I notice that top bar tries to escape its position, and an annoying margin appears: It is not really predictable. It could happen when I check ...
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Reference to Developer Story when Editing User Profiles on all Sites except Stack Overflow

When editing your user profile on any site except Stack Overflow, there is still a mention to the developer story in the Private Information section, next to the Full Name text box: Since Developer ...
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Minor bug with voting for your own post [duplicate]

Minor bug, found on all Stack Exchange sites I've checked. When you downvote or upvote your own post, it reads "You can't vote for your own post"—as opposed to "You can't vote ...
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Bug: <a> tag appears in toast [duplicate]

The link in the popup/toast at the top doesn't render and is shown as raw HTML code. See screenshot.
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/timeline for some posts returns 500 error for moderators

The /posts/xxxxxx/timeline link is showing a 500 error on some questions, for moderators only. Logged-out and non-moderator users (confirmed by multiple users at various reputation levels) are both ...
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A glitch: 10 notifications or +10 rep?

I ran into a funny bug: my iPhone was resting with the Stack Exchange page opened (puzzling) for about 10 minutes (screen on), when I glanced and saw 10 unread notifications. “That’s strange” - ...
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Erroneous HTML tags in toast notification [duplicate]

I found an error on a Stack Exchange pop-up. Likely whatever is generating the message (js/node etc) is not parsing the HTML text of the pop-up correctly. Could this be fixed?
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Badly escaped HTML results in plain text instead of markup in toast notifications (e.g. "You can&#39;t vote for your own post".)

There's an HTML escape bug that's reproducible network-wide. Also mentioned on Super User, this is not just "ugly", but also causes prevents the link from being clicked, which is more ...
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Toast notifications are not being shown; a TypeError in `StackExchange.helpers.showToast` is thrown instead

Some toast notifications (i.e. those banners as shown in this screenshot) are not being shown; an error is visible in the console instead. This bug applies to Meta Stack Overflow and Meta Stack ...
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The top bar on Area 51 is malformed

The top bar on Area 51 seems to be malformed: For a while now, Area 51 has been using an older version of the top bar on Stack Exchange sites, that better conforms with its 2011 design. However, it ...
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Search bar is cutting out parts of the characters [duplicate]

The search bars are cutting out the bottom parts of some characters with descenders (like g). This is annoying since some of the letters look pretty similar with this (like g and q) The text above ...
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Response email from Stack Exchange contains link to https://portal.stackexchange.com which I can't access

On 27 ‎February ‎2022, ‏‎02:20 PM (Indian Standard Time), I received an email from Stack Exchange (refer this post for details about the email) containing this link: https://s.tk/ooo (which ...
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Moderator flair and "Meta user" link overlap

Moderator flair and "Meta user" link overlap sometimes, eg from https://travel.stackexchange.com/users/9009/jonathanreez on Chrome for Android on a Google Pixel 6:
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Completed review item does not show whether you voted anymore

When you navigated back to a review queue item, at least in the First Posts queue, we used to be able to see whether we up- or downvoted, just like on the normal Q&A page. This is no longer the ...
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The site icons in all the dropdowns in the top bar on the chat page seem to have... disappeared?

This is how it looks like on any page1 except the chat page: The site icons are visible here, but on the chat page2, these icons seem to have disappeared (the alignment is messed up as well): This ...
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"A list of all { } Stack Exchange sites" tooltip shows a different number on the chat page

Hovering over the rightmost icon on the top nav on the main or on the site-meta (as well as Meta SE), shows that there are 179 sites on the network currently: But hovering over the Stack Exchange ...
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Unable to customize cookie settings on stackoverflow.co

I wanted to look something up about the company and the About link took me to the new marketing site for Stack Overflow. I got the cookie privacy notice and it initially appeared as it's supposed to. ...
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Is it a bug? Deleted question was undeleted by another user [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow and deleted it because I found the answer myself. At the same time, someone had already posted an answer. This is of course unfortunate but I wanted to delete the ...
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Ghost (nonexistent) votes in reputation tab

Unfortunately I have recently received some upvotes, which means that new bugz are uncovered... TL;DR: if there's a day, on which you receive upvotes on post, then you check reputation tab and after ...
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In the new top bar, the moderator diamond no longer changes color to indicate new inbox messages

The title says it all—this is yet another regression with the unannounced, untested, unwanted launch of the redesigned top navigation bar. Moderators have a diamond icon in their top bar, which is ...
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Unwanted horizontal scrollbar, when rep hits 10k+ (plus badges)

I am facing a little CSS annoyance with the top bar containing my rep count representation: Can we get rid of that horizontal scrollbar please. If necessary shorten the rep/badge info from the ...
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Please revert the detrimental reduction of notification bubble sizes [duplicate]

The site nav bar has bubbles for indicating how many messages you have (red) and how much reputation you have gained (green). Recently - probably yesterday or today - these bubbles were made much ...
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The new forced-frame-with-white-background causes issues to user avatars that contain transparency

It appears that the new design that has been rolled out recently forces a frame with a white background when displaying the user avatar at the top of the page. I'm kind of forced to use gravatar to ...
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The top bar's Stack Exchange logo is permanently max-width and squeezes out the site switcher on mobile, requiring scrolling to access

The newly updated top bar has come with a change that's kind of inconvenient on mobile: the “Stack Exchange” logo is full width always, and this squeezes out the site switcher, requiring people to ...
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Style for chat top bar is broken [duplicate]

Where to find: the main chat domain. For example https://chat.stackoverflow.com/ or https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/ both have the same problem: SE chat: SO chat: On the top, the user ...
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Chat top bar styling is broken

The most recent rollout of the new top bar design broke the styling for the chat top bar - can this be fixed, please?
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Header hiding top of page on Firefox [closed]

With the latest layout (rev 2022.3.30.41810), the top of the main content goes under the header: As you can see, the page is scrolled all the way to the top. The problem exists in Firefox 98.0.2 on ...
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What is the idea behind the new top header icon color?

Before After If this was intended, what's the idea behind this? More 'readable'? The change seems to be platform wide, but due to the white background color on SO it does not seem to have any ...
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Change the way log in and sign up buttons (in header) appear in mobile

This is how the log in and sign up buttons appear in mobile (when I am logged out): I noticed this change today. It was looking fine yesterday. The buttons look ugly. Please fix them. This is how ...
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Indenting interactive interpreter invokes interesting interactions [duplicate]

Stack Snippets still attempt to be rendered when indented or within code fences. This behaviour was first observed "in the wild" on this (now deleted) answer on Stack Overflow and in ...
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Could a different wording be given to the email sent when a bounty has not attracted answers or comments?

I received an email saying: bounty expiring soon Mar 28 at 11:03 Your bounty on question "How can I set up networking under Basilisk II / MacOS 8.7?" is completed. You must award it to an ...
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Page title "Recently Returned Migration" should be pluralized

The 10k tools have a page with recently returned migrations (screenshot below for those with less than 10k). Even though it usually does not show just 1 migration, its title is "Recently Returned ...
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Why has "visit chat" without any chatroom started appearing in the sidebar?

I have noticed recently relatively often in the sidebar a short box saying "visit chat" in places where I was used to see selection of chatrooms. This happens also on sites which have quite ...
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Server error when attempting to load network flairs for some users [duplicate]

In the list of employees on the community team, the network flairs for some (but not all) employees aren't loading, and instead showing a broken image with alternate text. When I attempt to manually ...
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Questions loaded via live refresh miss padding

A picture says more than a thousand words: (Firefox, macOS, all latest versions)
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Is it intentional that the question titles on per-site metas are now orange?

Looks like this again Some per-site-metas are orange - again? except it is the link styling and not the other parts of the page. Sites I visited with the issue: ELL, EL&U, The Workplace.
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Regular moderators can still purge the history of messages in moderated private rooms

The Teachers' Lounge is a "moderated private room", in which regular moderators like me have limited powers: They won't be able to ... purge the history of messages I can see that the ...
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"comments must be at least 15 characters in length" when I am trying to post a question [duplicate]

I have been trying to post a question on Stack Overflow for the first time. My title and body meet the minimum character requirements, but when I try to post it, I get "Comments must be at least ...
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When I try to post a question on Stack Overflow, I get the error message "Comments must be at least 15 characters in length." [closed]

When I click the "Post Your Question" button, an error "Comments must be at least 15 characters in length." I am confused since I am creating a question, not a comment.
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Stack Overflow keeps showing me CAPTCHAs when I try to search [duplicate]

I'm trying to search Stack Overflow using Chrome 99.0.4844.82 on Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri), but I keep getting redirected to the CAPTCHA, even though I'm even logged in to Google. Screen recording ...
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It's possible to retract and re-cast a delete vote on answers, contrary to the tooltip's advice

When retracting a delete vote, the following popup is displayed: To quote the text directly: rpg.stackexchange.com says Retract your vote to delete? You won't be able to vote again on this post. ...
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White flash animation when editing tags [duplicate]

There's a white flash animation when editing tags on Chrome on Windows with the native dark mode on: Seems unintentional.
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Self-accepting an answer shows 0 rep in green instead of gray

When you accept an answer that you wrote for your own question (self-accepting), the event in the reputation history correctly shows 0 rep earned, but it incorrectly displays it in green: ...instead ...
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"Thanks for participating" email is in unparsed Markdown

I just received a "Thanks for participating" email for the Proof Assistants site. I assume these are sent automatically by a script, but it seems to have missed the Markdown-to-HTML parser ...
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The new answer sorting menu appears in English even on language specific sites

It appears that the new sorting menu has been rolled out network-wide, but no exception was made for our language specific sites: Stack Overflow на русском (Question from screen capture) Stack ...
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