Questions tagged [community-bulletin]

The yellow block of links that appears near the top of the right-hand sidebar on most pages, consisting of featured posts, events, blog entries, and hot meta posts.

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Why are different blog articles featured on different sites?

On sustainability.se, skeptics.se, meta.se, and several others, I see: On electronics.se, engineering.se, so, and several others, I see: My best guess is that it has to do with the audience of the ...
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When is a featured post not featured?

Currently there are three posts tagged “featured” on Meta.SE but only two appear in Featured on Meta. For example, on EL&U (English Language & Usage) we see "Thank you, Roberto Cartaino" and “...
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How or when is the featured tag supposed to take effect? [duplicate]

If I add or remove the featured tag from a meta-topic, that doesn't take effect immediately -- i.e. the text isn't immediately added or removed from the sidebar of the main site. When and how does it ...
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Blog posts look like Meta Stack Exchange posts; mistakenly display “Meta Stack Exchange” in the icon tooltip

On Music, I saw this little bar on the right: This is weird. I don't read things closely and thus didn't see "Blog", so I clicked on it thinking "hmm, is this some very unusual announcement?" based ...
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What can be done about the noisy blog posts?

I like the blog here. Or I mostly do. It used to provide useful network wide information, or some relevant programming information. Now it feels like there is 'content for content's sake' (no ...
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Bulletin board doesn't show 3 featured questions at a time [duplicate]

We know that questions with featured are visible throughout the network in the bulletin board i.e., The Yellow Box. Currently there are 3 featured questions out of which only two are visible on the ...
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Question tagged (featured) and (status-completed) not shown in the community bulletin

I have noticed that the question "An info box to point new users to The Sandbox" on Code Golf Meta is tagged featured, yet it is not shown in the community bulletin. (I have added screenshots below.) ...
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Allow local mods to remove items from community bulletin

Community bulletin might contain various items which are "network-wide". I mean blog posts and featured questions from Meta Stack Exchange.1 Depending on the site, some of them might be less ...
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Overflowing text in Hot Meta Posts box

I've noticed the text of the Hot Meta Posts box is not within its limits. I guess this would happen for any question with a word that's long enough:
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Hot Meta Posts titles aren't spaced from vote totals if vote total is a three-digit number

Recently, a post with a three-digit vote score ended up on the Hot Meta Posts list on Stack Overflow. Due to its high vote score, it ended up just barely touching the post title link: Can extra space ...
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On international SO sites, the Hot Meta Posts box contains [status-completed] posts

According to What criteria is used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin (events / featured / hot meta posts / blog) sidebar block?: If there are still under 4 items, the ...
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Icon for election is different on community bulletin for main and meta sites

Physics SE has an ongoing election. Here is a screenshot of the community bulletin visible on the main site: This is what I see when I'm on the physics meta site: I believe that the meta ...
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Featured on Meta widget missing :visited style

Pretty self-explanatory. Basically all links on stack exchange use #07C as the default colour, and #005999 for the :visited, :active, and :hover states (or whatever the colours happen to be for a ...
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Custom Question Lists: Pre-launch Update

We're really close to launching custom question lists and we're extremely excited to be in the final phases of fine-tuning the back-end notification mechanism and finalizing all of the UX components. ...
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Question(s) with the “featured” tag not showing in the side bar?

On Cryptography.SE we currently have a featured meta question but it is not showing in the side bar as can be seen on the below picture. This behavior was reproduced by one of my co-mods. Is this a ...
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How much does community bulletin add to visibility of the question?

It seems that posts on meta which are displayed in community bulletin get more views than other posts. Of course, this could have many reasons. (Maybe the discussions were interesting enough to ...
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Plans to upgrade “Featured On Meta” sidebar widget to use Stacks design components?

I'm wondering if there are any plans to modify the "Featured On Meta" sidebar widget to use the same styling as other widgets such as a recently launched "Tag Watching" widgets. When "Tag Watching" ...
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How to hide “HOT META POSTS” on the sidebar

How do I hide just the "HOT META POSTS". I don't intend to engage much in the moderation of Stack Exchange sites, so most of the content is irrelevant to me, how do I hide it? I looked into just ...
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Featured questions are not shown network wide

Currently, there are three questions tagged with featured here on Meta Stack Exchange. Usually, when there is a post with this tag, it is visible throughout the network on the Community bulletin or ...
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Is there an option to turn off the Community Bulletin? (Or, could it be added?)

For me this area, red box: is completely annoying and pointless. Is there an option to turn it off? If not, should you dudes add such an option? Note - I'm not, in any way, opposed to SO ...
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No blog entries in MSE Community Bulletin

All over Stack Exchange (both main and meta sites), the Community Bulletin in the right sidebar is showing the recent blog posts from https://stackoverflow.blog, e.g. on Movies: And its meta: ...
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Show which “section” a blog article is posted under (on blog page and bulletin too)

When a blog article appears in the 'community bulletin', there is no way to know which section the article is posted under. And when you click through to read the blog post, the blog UI doesn't tell ...
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Featured questions from meta.SE are not shown in community bulletin on per-site-metas

I have tried several sites and noticed that community bulletin is displayed differently on the main site and on the local meta. The difference being that the community bulletin on the local meta does ...
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Post remains featured in the bulletin even if [featured] tag is removed

This question about nominations for Pro Tempore Moderators on Computer Science Educators Meta was a featured question, but was unfeatured on June 23. However, it sometimes still appears as featured on ...
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Make a chat room event a community event

There are occasions where a chat event could be a good community event. It would be nice if there was an easy way to allow an event from a user to be made a community event by a single button pushed ...
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“Featured on meta” in community bulletin not updating [duplicate]

Not sure if this is just excessive caching, or something else: We had two meta items tagged as featured but only the original item is displaying. 11 hours ago we remove the tag from the original item, ...
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Featuring blog posts to specific sites

I was in a question in Academia, when I noticed the featured Blog site at the right (Sorry I don't provide an image with a free-hand red circle): Blog Stack Overflow Podcast #98 - Scott ...
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Where has the community bulletin gone? [closed]

Is it just me or has the community bulletin (i.e. hot meta posts, featured posts etc.) for Stack Overflow vanished? It appears to still be around on other sites.
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Include questions from Meta SE in the “Hot Network Questions.” (Or in the Community Bulletin network-wide)

I've never seen a question from Meta included in the "Hot Network Questions." I'm talking about the site I'm posting this very question to, not site-specific Metas. If Meta SE is currently excluded, ...
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What about capping the time a post remains in “Hot meta posts” instead of showing it for so long?

I have noticed that once a post in Meta gets some score, it gets boosted through the "Hot meta posts" section. That is great! However, I also noticed (in a small Stack Exchange site) that it will ...
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Ended Events in Community Bulletin Don't Go Away

I happened to have a question open at the point where a chat event in the community bulletin ended. The time indicator on the event kept on ticking, showing me how long it had been since the "upcoming ...
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Show recent per-site blog posts in the Featured box near the StackOverflow blog

When there is a new post to the SO blog, it's featured on every site in the Feature box on the top-right of the sidebar, in the Blog section. Only posts from the main blog show up here automatically (...
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Indicate “freshness” of featured Meta posts in the Bulletin

Community Bulleting and featured-tag together are a decent way to promote important things on Meta to more users. However, I feel¹ like the following frequently happens: Users sees new featured ...
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Bulletin box icon appears as site icon instead of Stack Overflow

In the community box at the moment is a link to a Stack Overflow Developer Survey, however viewing this box on sites other than Stack Overflow, it uses the site's icon instead. The cause is on the ...
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Can we make managing recurring events easier?

My site uses community events heavily; we have week-long events every week (plus a dozen or so others), which occur on a repeating schedule, like this: The events occur each year in (generally) the ...
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Give users access to help manage community events

The "community bulletin" section of a site usually contains featured meta posts. It can also contain community events, which are essentially calendar entries. These aren't widely used, but one of my ...
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Podcast 67 community bulletin link is 404 [closed]

The latest blog post link (a podcast) which has been added to the Community Bulletin is a 404. The link from the Community Bulletin is the following, which is a 404: http://blog.stackexchange.com/...
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How long does it take to update my “Hot Meta Post up-vote” in home page? [duplicate]

I have up-voted a question in Meta Webmasters Stackexchange. That question is available in home page under Hot Meta Post list. But my count has not been updated. Why it’s not updating quickly? If it ...
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Featured post on MSE no longer appears in the community bulletins of any SE sites

Recently I stopped seeing this post, which is currently featured, in the community bulletins of any Stack Exchange communities. But nothing happened with featured tag on this post last time (since feb ...
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The community bulletin on sites other than Stack Overflow do not link to the lastest blog post

The Winter Bash 2014 blog post is only showing on Stack Overflow's Community Bulletin for me. I've checked ell.SE, meta.SE, and lifehacks.SE, and it's not featured on those sites, so I'm assuming it's ...
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Why doesn't this Featured post show up on the sidebar of MSE?

This doesn't really feel like a bug, so it's probably just behavior I haven't noticed in the past. But shouldn't this featured post be showing up under the bar on the right? Since it's on MSE, it ...
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Why are the [featured] on MSE are using one of the 4 slots?

According to the rules: Additionally, up to 2 recent (post created in the past two weeks) featured posts from Meta Stack Exchange will appear in the community bulletins of all sites. These are also ...
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Featured On Meta section doesn't list MSE posts on meta sites

The Featured on Meta section of the Community Bulletin on a per-site Meta only lists its own featured posts, while the section on a main site also lists the featured MSE posts. Is it by-design? Any ...
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Per-site “hot meta questions” are still hot after being deleted

I often click on the questions in the "Hot Meta Posts" section of the sidebar. Today when I clicked on one of the questions I noticed that it had already been deleted. I view this as a bug, though ...
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Use Stack Exchange icon for Stack Exchange blog posts in the Community Bulletin

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/ is used to host global Stack Exchange blog posts and is using favicon of Stack Exchange itself. All good. However, when published in the bulletin, the Meta Stack ...
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Give less weight to burninate requests? (as Hot Meta Posts)

These days I've noticed that most Featured posts on meta websites (I've checked SU and SO) are about burninate requests. I guess it's because it's easy to quickly agree/disagree (upvote/downvote) with ...
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Redesigned community bulletin

Update June 25, 2014: We made some tweaks based on feedback: Got rid of "Community Bulletin" as a header Switched sub-headers to Title Case instead of ALL CAPS Added score to hot meta posts so they ...
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Community Bulletin displays only 3 (instead of 5) items each time a MSE post is featured in it

This is likely a Stack Exchange wide problem, but I've only so far noticed it in our Space Exploration's Community Bulletin box. Probably because we must be the Stack Exchange leaders in how many ...
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Community Bulletin vanished?

Where is it? I can't see it anymore: Stack Overflow: Meta Stack Overflow: English Language & Usage: Ask Different: Server Fault: However I can see it on Programming ...
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MSE itself should have a community bulletin

MSE should have it's own Community Bulletin like the rest of the SE sites do. It would basically just be hot questions of the main MSE site, instead of the meta (which doesn't exist here, obviously)......