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Show a description of each site in the header, in smaller font, to logged-in users who haven't posted before [duplicate]

Every site in the Stack Exchange network has a brief description, as in the list here - https://stackexchange.com/sites, but when you actually visit one, there's no explanation of what the site is for,...
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Avatars are downscaled incorrectly on Retina displays

I just changed my avatar on SE, and noticed that it's quite blurry in answer boxes: I opened the image in a new tab, and it looked a lot nicer. (It also looks like this on my non-Retina external ...
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Static, unchanging font size, leading, and measure incompatible with dynamics of responsive design

In the new, would-be “responsive” design, the actual font size used does not vary as a function of the width of the viewport. Neither do any of the other measures that should in turn be scaled as a ...
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Strange padding around reputation on Meta profile page

The way reputation is displayed in a user's profile page on meta sites is a bit off. There's a gray padding around it: which is not visible on the main site: The 'top x%' label being so close to it ...
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Can I keep the old design? It looks better than the new one

The new responsive design with a left nav-bar has been rolled out on various sites, and users have complained about it being ugly and counterproductive. The first example I would like to present is ...
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Issues with topbar of sites I'm not participating in

For sites I'm not a member of there are two issues with the top bar after. Problem 1: Logo cut off and white space on the right I don't see this problem on sites I'm logged into: Problem 2: When ...
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Badge tracker out of whack [duplicate]

Consider the following pictures. Before getting a tracked badge: After getting a tracked badge: The pop-up asking for a new badge to be tracked ("Track the next one") essentially became a pop-under....
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CSS problem on the tips panel [duplicate]

After posting an answer, I noticed this alignment issue: Browser: Google Chrome As you see, the word "ok" on top-right is out of range. Can this please be fixed?
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Site name gets cropped while looking at user profiles on international Stack Overflow sites

I can't see the complete 'en español' underneath the Spanish Stack Overflow logo on user profile pages. Nothing changes when I scroll, but when I go to the home page, the logo gets shifted up a bit ...
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Tabs painted over “congrats” screen for new badge [duplicate]

I've experienced a layout bug, see image: The tabs are painted over the "congrats" dialog for a new badge. When I click the button, the page gets repainted with sizes slightly changing, and it ...
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'Communities' section on profile page is cramped when there aren't any additional listed communities

From the Community user's profile on Physics The spacing there between "Communities" and "This user doesn't participate in any other communities" looks a bit messed up... it's too small. Can we have ...
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Bug or design issue in Stack Overflow's badges section [duplicate]

I have seen a design bug in the Stack Overflow BADGES section. After earning a badge the design flows like the screenshot below:
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Minor alignment issue in the duplicate search bar

When close a question as duplicate, in the duplicate search bar, the border right is not visible. Screenshot for reference: GIF for the same: System configurations: OS: Windows 10 Pro ...
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Overlapping issue on activity page [duplicate]

The tab is overlapping in the activity page. Actually, I earned a new badge and when I go to grab it. I found this glitch. The activity tabs are overlapped on congratulation badge area.
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Link to parent site on the sidebar for per-site-metas

In my opinion, the sidebar in the new theme is helpful but underused. The sidebar could be helpful, but it has too few useful links, which makes it a waste of space. One possible use of all of this ...
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Alignment issue in all the per site meta - activity tab

In all the per site meta, on the Activity tab - REPUTATION section, the reputation score is displayed with the background color: #eff0f1. So looks like the "top n% period" link is (200+ reputation ...
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Minor alignment issue in the Ask Question page

In the bottom of the Ask Question page, there is a checkbox option as Answer your own question – share your knowledge, Q&A-style In the text content, the link "share your knowledge, Q&A-...
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Other categories in the activity page overlap on “Track the next one” [duplicate]

So, I got a discussion tag badge some time ago. When I visited my activity page to check it, I saw something which I think as a bug. The options in the activity page i.e Summary, questions, answers ...
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Too much width for long post title in profile page [duplicate]

When the post title is long enough then such string occupies too much space in profile page on the post section. For example in this profile: As you can see the “Q” icon is obscured by the post ...
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Badge indicator located on the next line to tag-badge itself [duplicate]

I noticed that badge indicator (color circle of bronze/silver/gold color) from the Top Tags section in some cases is placed on the next line of badge itself. For example in this profile:
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Can we suggest design improvements in sites?

Can we suggest design improvements for sites? Like on Travel.SE Example Question, I can suggest the arrow design. If the moderators like that design, they can use this design.
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Button to dismiss posting guidance for anonymous answer authors is misaligned

I took that screenshot while I was signed out, trying to post as an anonymous author on Physics SE. That banner automatically slides up and it suggests some general guidelines for posting. The "ok" ...
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Question/Answer indicator on 'top posts' gets cropped when the question name is long

The little indicator which tells me whether the post is a question or an answer gets cropped on the right side when the question title wraps into two lines. This occurs whether or not the question/...
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Badge icons on the 'top tags' section of the user profile are moved into new lines

The picture is from this profile, though it appears for almost everyone with tag badges for things on that third row of tags: the badge itself is moved onto the next line when the tag name is long. ...
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Ugly 'post date' alignment on user profile when the date wraps into multiple lines

I think that the post date on user profiles looks messy: it sometimes looks right-aligned (as in the posts on October 2), and it sometimes ends up in a strange left-align (the dates which wrap into a ...
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New impact panel feedback [duplicate]

The impact panel seemed off/different to me lately, and that's because, well, it is. There's a new Impact panel* and I feel it can use some adjustments.      OLD  &...
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Suggestion for improvement in site look - sidebar

The current evolution of the site look has created a sidebar that is mostly empty space (screenshots from Super User): It seems to me that it would be useful to transfer more information to the ...
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Generic site icon and theme in “We are Offline” page

I noticed that some pages look like a generic beta page when they are down: I think all these pages are supposed to have their icon/background color/font because this is what ...
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Gear icon in reputation block is not placed in the correct place

In the Activity tab - REPUTATION section, the "Track my next privilege" gear icon is placed near the "Next tag badge". Previously it was placed over the tag score progress bar. Can this be placed as ...
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Some profile pages are messed up in sites with the new responsive design

Few examples across the network: MSE: Physics: IPS.SE: Can this please be fixed? Pretty sure it's related to the responsive design or left nav bar somehow, though can't see what's ...
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Stack Exchange Aboutme Extender™ on profile page

Along similar lines to Stack Exchange Usercard Squeezer™ on profile page long code blocks in the "About me" section push the right side content off of the screen. See this user. And it's more ...
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Side borders on meta sites

Just noticed that meta sites have vertical lines on both sides of the page. Which don’t exist on main sites: What’s the purpose of such design separation among main and meta sites?
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Top bar resized and overflowing on reputation change

In the normal case I don't see reputation points on the top bar on my Android phone: But it seems that after a positive reputation points change (green indicator on achievement icon) the top bar ...
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Increase the tag search input box length according to maximum allowed tag length

Currently the tag search input box on the tag page is too short: I suggest to increase the size of this input according to maximum allowed tag length. There is a lot of horizontal space to do ...
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Backtick escapes on profile causing terrible display [duplicate]

So it has come to my attention that when you use backtick escapes to format your profile details the entire display is altered. Here's an example of what I mean: You can't see your avatar, badges or ...
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Review queues left menu bug

I want to report a bug in the layout in the review queues. As you can see there is a scroll bar on the bottom, so it's not responsive. That's not the problem. When I scroll to the right, the left ...
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Profile page overlap

Profile page is appearing jumbled up in both new and old design:
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Stack Exchange Usercard Squeezer™ on profile page

Look at the profile page of this user, who has just "lost" 100k reputation and all their bronze badges, because of this broken design. Shouldn't the primary usercard be kept intact no matter how ...
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“comment shorter than 15” notification is blocked and makes the whole answer scrollable

See the pale yellow "box" below the "Add Comment" button. Y'all know it's the "comment must have at least 15 characters" notification, and it's just cut in half and no readable text is shown. Plus, ...
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“You've earned (badge)” panel layouts are broken

When I visit my activity page I see this: The "Congratulations! You've earned (badge)" section has dropped down completely beneath the tabs under it. The "You've earned a new privilege!" section has ...
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Why do we have two sidebar columns instead of combining them into one?

I know that SE is committed to both left nav and responsive design, and I'm not trying to disrupt that. The main reason the new design isn't working well for me is that the new left nav combines with ...
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Flagging box goes over the title bar when scrolling

I was flagging a question when I noticed that the flagging dialog does over the top bar when scrolling. Here are some screenshots. (Screenshots were taken from Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange ...
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What does the Home Screen do that the Question Screen doesn't?

I'm one of the folks that don't like the left nav bar (hanging out mostly on EESE). I tried hiding it, but notice that I constantly need to hit the "Questions" choice. If I just click on the site ...
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Area 51 site stats are weirdly formatted on beta sites in new design [duplicate]

There is some space missing between the table columns which looks especially weird if most of the values are four digit values. This just looks wrong without spacing. A bit of column spacing would be ...
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Diamonds in new Safari on macOS Mojave are too large

Apple released macOS Mojave yesterday, and not only does it come with a Dark Mode, it also enlarges the moderators' diamonds (♦): For comparison, here is how it looks like on Chrome, and how it ...
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Three “hamburgers” but no direct link to meta. Is this an example of “Good Design”? Why/why not?

Users from EL&U will know I am not an admirer of the new theme which has befallen on my once beloved site. See my answer on English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for ...
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Alignment issues on Meta SE search results page

The search field is too wide, causing the Search button to overlap with the site icons in the Hot Network Questions list. The tag description box seems to extend too far to the left, or the text ...
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Missing whitespace in beta site statistics box [duplicate]

At least for successful beta sites, the new design seems to result in a lack of whitespace between the numbers and what the numbers represent. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, even though ...
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Responsive design for international sites has been released

I am excited to announce that international sites have gotten the new responsive design Wednesday, September 26th. Last week, all beta and undesigned sites got the new theme: Some things to be ...
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Mouse over cursor for tag badge is different from cursor for regular tag in the profile page

In the profile page the mouse over cursor for the next regular badge tracker is ... regular (i.e. a pointer or text selector): But for the next tag badge the cursor looks like a hand: The ...