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Inconsistent coloring for comment timestamps across multiple sites?

Sometimes, the timestamps for comments will show up with the same color as the poster's username (i.e., the site theme color), instead of the usual light gray color. So, like this: Instead of like ...
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Button on suggested edit popup doesn’t fit on mobile

Suggested edit popup has a button that doesn't fit into it. At the same time the entire popup width looks correct, based on the close icon position. The issue probably arises due to different length ...
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Long unbreakable text in notification summary causes timestamps to overflow in global inbox [duplicate]

There's an item in my inbox for which the relative timestamp (2 days) overflows the envelope icon to mark it as (un)read: This happens in several browsers (Safari and Chrome on macOS, Edge on Windows)...
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Why are the site icons offset again? [duplicate]

The site icons (in the "Communities" tab, and in the "Hot Network Questions" sidebar) are misaligned. I've checked on multiple devices and multiple sites, so I don't think this is ...
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Skip to main content link on the Meta Stack Exchange header

Randomly, I encountered a "Skip to main content" link on the Meta Stack Exchange header. Clicking on it redirects to https://meta.stackexchange.com/#content and hides the Meta site bar. I ...
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Is "required" tooltip on required fields legend required?

Recently the new "required" icon (a red star symbol) was added next to Title, Body, Tags words on Ask New Question page around all SE network. I think it's a good change for site UX. But do ...
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Some tags in “Top Questions” in “Network Profile” have different colors for their font

See my network profile for top questions: See the bug, status-completed, and email tags. They have a weird blue color in their tags’ font and they don’t like the color of their tags’ font in Meta ...
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Duplicate modal - row hover state not cleared

There seems to be a bug regarding the hover class in the Duplicate modal: Full resolution GIF: https://i.ibb.co/Qcx7zjg/unnamed.gif As commented by @VLAZ, it seems to be related to the following ...
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Can Stack Exchange have a direct interface to push code from GitHub? [closed]

I would like to see this feature implemented—an interface to push code from GitHub—as I keep having to copy paste code between Stack Exchange and GitHub. I know that GitHub has its own discussion ...
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Customize the appearance of Stack Exchange sites

This extremely helpful post has enabled me to customize the appearance of the up/down arrows on Stack Exchange sites. By toying around a bit and making some fortunate guesses about the names of ...
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What happend with tags? [duplicate]

Is it new tag design? The whole style of tags is changed: font, colors, filling ... That's how it looked before, e.g. on ruSO.meta And now it looks like that: I didn't find any new related ...
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All tag labels suddenly appear in bold font

On all the sites, the tag names started appearing bold in the last 15 or so minutes. Looks rather garish. Is this some new un-announced feature release? For example: One of the worst affected pieces ...
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Stack Overflow | Borders on every UI element [closed]

There is nothing really to say about it; the screenshots are explaining it by themselves. It looks like an active CSS Debugging. The bug has existing since weeks/months. iOS 17.5 (I updated today). ...
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The "Cookie Settings" link in the footer is not aligned vertically with the other links in the "Company" section on narrow screens

When the width of the browser window that is displaying a site on the Stack Exchange network is sufficiently wide, it shows the different sections in the footer (e.g. the "Meta Stack Exchange&...
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Almost useless list of filtered options in review queue on mobile

A review queue can be filtered by tags and other options (e.g., close reasons). I believe that it looks fine on a desktop, but it's not OK on mobile. For instance, on enSO not all conditions are ...
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Upcoming research at Stack Overflow

Today, I shared on the blog all of the things we are looking to learn at Stack Overflow over the next couple months. I want to remind you all that this type of research typically operates months in ...
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Too low baseline with italics in comments

I noticed that some of the italicized words in comments are too low, on at least one site. See I pronounce question as kweshtin. Is my pronunciation wrong? and also the following screenshot: Comment ...
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How can I make a reversed numbered list in a question or answer?

Numbered lists are easy: Item1 Item2 This is how it looks when I'm typing this question: Reversed numbered lists are not that easy: Item2 Item1 This is how it looks when I'm typing this question: ...
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Catch them if you can... but you can't. (aka can't click "Watch tag" and "Ignore tag" from tag popup) [duplicate]

While reading this possibly related bug, I decided to check other popup: the tag popup. When hovering over a tag, the familiar popup does appear, however when going with the mouse away from the tag ...
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Badge achievements broken? [duplicate]

I recently got badges for Yearling in ELL and English Stack exchange, and they looked funny. I realized that I was looking at the badges from another site in the achievement dialog. This is what it ...
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Strange color change when clicking the vote button and holding the mouse

I upvoted a question today and saw than when clicking the upvote button, there was a strange color change to a blue color that seems to be consistent across all sites. Example taken from Stack ...
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Only add the "edited by" label for big changes, and not "Edit tags"

Editing tags is a minor change; "Edited by ..." should be added only for big edits/ improvements. Personally, I find "Edited by ... Kilroy" distracting, not helpful.
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Add comment guidance has very low contrast text [duplicate]

This showed up the first time I added a comment: The black on dark blue is very hard to read. I think it should use the standard code colour of code. so it would look like: Comments use mini-...
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The search popover tooltip lost the keyword text in Meta

The search popover tooltip is missing the keyword in the Meta section. In the Stack Overflow Search screenshot, the keyword texts are displayed correctly. Screenshot from Meta Stack Exchange: ...
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New Focus Styles & Updated Styling for Button Groups

New Focus Styles We’ve released a design update to focus styles across the many components within our design system and as well as a new design for our button group component. See more details on how ...
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Too small search bar and the search icon/magnifying glass is shown twice while viewing sites in portrait mode on mobile

The search bar (with drop-down) in the top bar isn't responsive. It also is duplicated, which means it takes up an unnecessarily large amount of space on Stack Overflow with the AI text:
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Bold text conversion doesn't work across paragraph break

When there is a paragraph break between two bold codes (double asterisk), the asterisks are displayed and nothing is bolded.  Is it a bug, or intentional? Possibly related; not duplicate: Markdown ...
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The vote button disappeared if I voted a question/answers without signing up [duplicate]

Today, I see this question on the TeX - LaTeX site. Command for Multiplying Integers I want to upvote the answers. I click the upvote. Oops, I forgot I didn’t even sign up an account for that site. ...
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Vote Button :active state not reset after mouseDrag

The Vote button got some styling changes [1], which introduced a state where the ::active color does not reset, whereas the arrow stays white, becoming invisible on the white background. Press (and ...
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The behavior of popup vote totals losing their +/- sign if the absolute value requires 3 or more digits triggers awkward, sudden paragraph reflows

On the vote-total popup, the leading + or - is suppressed once the total hits three digits: Demo: Demo: Demo: Demo: This happens in both the 🟢 upvotes on the top and on the 🔴 downvotes on ...
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Hamburger Menu Link from Meta to Main sites has excess padding

When accessing a community Meta site, the parent site link under the Current Community heading has excess padding, breaking alignment with the help/chat/log out links, and with the pipe that leads to ...
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Remove border from non-textbox elements when focused

The recent design change of adding a visible border around textboxes when they're focused is a good thing IMO. However, when applied to elements such as radio buttons, it can just look weird, e.g. in ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Why is there a blue border around focused textboxes now? [duplicate]

I noticed that in all Stack Exchange sites, when I focus any textbox, there is now a very visible blue border/outline around it. Was this outline intentionally added, and if so, what is its purpose? ...
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Add an owner indicator to the suggested edit review after it has been reviewed [duplicate]

When a review has been evaluated by the question asker (OP) in the suggested edit review, it fails to indicate that it was reviewed by the question asker. Typically, the question asker's identity is ...
Arulkumar's user avatar
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Too small margins between user names on the timeline

In the post timeline, the margins between usernames are too small, especially when a moderator (with the additional displayed icon) has participated:
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Overlapped items on cookie customization popup

There are overlapping items on cookie customization popup on mobile devices like Android phone:
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User names wrapped too early in chat transcript (mobile chat version)

On the chat transcript page, usernames are split to several lines for unknown reasons, despite there being enough space on the single line: After joining the chat, all names fit in line: Interesting ...
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Edit review page: looks like all tags gone

No big deal, but here with the side by side display, a quick look gives the false impression that all the tags were removed in the new version. So perhaps it would be best to repeat them anyway, in ...
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Eeek! Footer can be broken when certain code is inserted to a post

On the SO post https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46677752/the-difference-between-requirex-and-import-x#:~:text=require%20uses%20module.,more%20or%20less%20like%20module. The footer style is ...
Stephan Luis's user avatar
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Author card content is truncated in the blog

In the recent blog post titled The path to socially responsible AI, the content within the author card appears truncated, concluding with an ellipsis. Unfortunately, there is no tooltip available for ...
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On the stackexchange.com filters page, use a background color instead of having to load an external image

On the filters page on StackExchange.com, a static external image is loaded to force a background colour instead of applying a CSS background-color for the HTML element .filters-sidebar .filters ul li....
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Your gifs make me sick: Please disable auto-play

On Stack Exchange, gifs play automatically. See the lower part of this answer for an example without too much motion/flashing. To many people, autoplay is merely an annoyance. However, to ...
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The "Add" button in the edit interface for "Your Communities" is nearly invisible [duplicate]

I was trying to add my most visited sites from the top-right dropdown menu, and it took me so long, because I did not realize the faint add button is not disabled. I thought I was doing something ...
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Why is the color contrast in the comment instructions barely readable? [duplicate]

This is an example from the Politics site. I have noticed it on other beta sites. Black font letters on a medium-dark blue background is difficult to read. I am sorry about the large section that is ...
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Are Stack Exchange websites' UI/UX development still happening? [closed]

I am curious to know if the platform itself for Stack Exchange is still being developed from a UI/UX point of view. Personally I haven't seen much change over the years, so that's why I am asking. Is ...
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The "Add" button on the "A list of all 183 Stack Exchange Sites" menu is not visible until you hover over it

The "Add" and "Reset" buttons on the "A list of all 183 Stack Exchange Sites" menu are not visible until you hover over them. To replicate this bug: Click on the "A ...
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When viewing last page of a Saves list and it has one item only, the filter tabs disappear

There appears to be an edge case bug whereby the tabs of a Saves list disappear from view, namely the "Score | Activity | Views | Newest | Added" tabs. This happens when you have ( n mod 30 ...
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Make the background of code blocks darker (or a different color)

When we use code blocks, created for example by the "Code Sample" button ({}), the background is so light: Example: hsl(0,0%,96.5%) But when we use backticks (`) to create inline code the ...
Snack Exchange's user avatar
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Hand cursor does not appear over radio buttons on flag dialog

The arrow cursor does not change into the hand cursor when it moves over the radio buttons of the "I am flagging to report this question as..." or the "I am flagging to report this ...
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I am not able to figure out whether I voted or not and this is wasting my effort [duplicate]

I am not able to figure out whether I voted or not because of the colour of up and down buttons and this is wasting my effort because I do try to vote and then it tells me that I have already voted. ...
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