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Please make all blue tags black and gray in per-site metas

In most per-site metas common tags have black (and gray) cards; an example is Meta Physics SE. But there are some sites that have colored common tag cards such as Meta Philosophy SE. And the color of ...
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Result of recent action on admin dashboard may overlap the border

Result of recent action on admin dashboard may overlap the border: Original English string is slightly shorter: Post flag resolved as helpful As you can see the post long title is processed ...
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Finish registration notice doesn't look designed right

Being an unregistered user, you can proceed with finishing the registration. In this case, you will see the same page as in a normal registration, but with a misaligned notice above: Notice states: ...
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Elements overlapping on send mod message page

In case of unverified Email for user, the private mod message has overlapping between page title and the notice on narrow screen: Link for test for staff: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/users/message/...
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Too big font size for user flagged post page

Currently the font size on user flagged posts page is too big: It wasn't so big some times ago. Looks like it affects many pages in user profile settings as well:
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No bottom lines for last row of tags in next tag badge popup

In your profile you can track your next tag badge. In some cases there are not bottom lines for tag blocks in next tag badge popup: Animation with scrolling popup content: Reproduced on iPad Pro 11&...
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Long name of badge makes badge fat on Next Badge popup

When a badge with a long enough name hits into the Next Badge popup, it appears fat on a narrow screen: It turns out it also happening on wide screens (e.g., on iPad Pro 11"): Here's clearly ...
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Part of Q icon in leftnav disappeared on mouse hover

When you hover a Question item on left-nav by mouse the bottom left corner of the icon disappears: Animation below (tested on Windows 11 Google Chrome):
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Is the icon update for accessibility purposes?

I just noticed an update on the SE icons (on many sites if it's not all): Is this for accessibility purposes? Or is it for purely aesthetic purposes? I'm just curious about the reason for the change
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Text is not wrapping in the tag popup of "Top Tags" section in profile

As can be seen in the below screenshot, it's all messed up:
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Make saves listing visually indicate deleted answers

In the current Saves List UI, deleted answers are shown the same as non-deleted answers. If an answer is deleted along with its parent question, then the question and the answer are highlighted in red ...
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Why is the author info box on question posts now coloured blue? [duplicate]

I’ve noticed this change and not sure if I like it aesthetically, but what does it semantically signify?
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Update: New Colors Launched

November 22, 2023: To help with internal managing issues, you may see a reference number added next to the status tag on your post. These numbers don't determine the order or priority of issues but ...
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Did the purple highlight just get worse?

I just refreshed a page on MusicSE, which got a nasty purple highlight after the recent colour changes - see New colors launched - to be presented with an even darker purple on a new contributor user ...
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In the inbox, "N hours ago" is underneath the envelope icon when there's a URL in the notification

In this image, see how both messages were posted 9 hours ago but in the first one that text is covered by the envelope icon: It still happens when the message is read. I think it's because of the ...
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In Chrome, using chrome://flags/ : #enable-force-dark causes the input textarea scrollbar to be nearly invisible

In the following GIF, when an extra line is added to the input text, it becomes too large for the input area, so the browser adds a scrollbar. Unfortunately, the scrollbar is nearly the same color as ...
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Close vote window explanation text is too small

Close vote dialog text under each close vote option is very small and it is very hard to read. I am not sure whether I noticed this due to recent color change, which makes the text color lighter or ...
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New colors launched

November 21, 2023: To help with internal managing issues, you may see a reference number added next to the status tag on your post. These numbers don't determine the order or priority of issues but ...
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List of places where new vote-button design hasn't been applied

Four months ago, we got a new vote-button design style. However, that new design hasn't been applied everywhere. Catija suggested that we do this to help out: While it'd be going the extra mile, if y'...
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Vote buttons in the election primary are different from the new vote buttons

The 'Primary' page in elections still shows the old buttons: Please update the vote buttons picture on this page.
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Parasite addition to tags during revision redaction

During the redaction of post revision (link for staff) I'm faced with that a weird tag rendering: As you can see there are two vertical red lines on the right hand side of each tag. Possible culprits ...
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Tag popup is obscured on the Tour page

On the Tour page the popup for tags on demo questions is partially obscured by the frame border:
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The established-user help page image should be updated

If you go to the /help/privileges/established-user help page on any SE website, you will see this screenshot: This is quite outdated. Now that the vote button is standard, this screenshot should be ...
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Button visibility on not-logged-in panel [duplicate]

It took me about a week to realise this was a dismissible popup—the button is extremely well hidden. Is this the right way to raise an accessibility issue? The HTML is: <div class="flex--item ...
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New network top-bar cuts off achievement/inbox dialogue

The new top-bar looks like this: But when I click the inbox or achievement button, it does this: Inbox Achievements I'm not super zoomed in or anything, but the box still gets cut off by the left ...
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Edge point for a diamond used as a popover arrow in tooltips should be slightly shifted

Recently I learned that a diamond shape is used for imitation of tooltip popover arrow: Animation was made on Suspicious voting tools page Looks like that to make an imitation more natural the edge ...
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Popover visibility issue in the stacks editor

In the Stacks editor, the popover on top becomes invisible when hovering over the tools icon, significantly when the editor menu block extends to the end of the page. Screenshot for reference: ...
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Title may not fit into popup width on contact page

On contact page in some cases the popup title may not fit into width because is covered by close button, e.g.:
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Community user's mini icon has bright background instead of transparent in dark mode

Community user has a user icon with transparency. Despite that, its mini icon (in the list of questions) still has a bright color as a background even in site's dark mode: ruSO enSO
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Can we have the SE site's clicked icon enlarge but zoom upward, and put the open button at top?

When I start SE at https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid, the sites are tiles to be clicked on. When I click on a tile, it enlarges, then zooms down so it lines up with the row below, and the open ...
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Browsing for any non-recent blog post is significantly harder with the new design

The new blog design looks great! But it's left behind a feature that was really useful for navigating through old content: the archive/ date-based browsing page(s). The old blog design had date-based ...
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Add thousands separator to reputation in Stack Overflow blog header

The Stack Overflow blog is redesigned, and in the new design we are able to log in to the blog. Upon successfully logging in, users are now greeted with a refined header layout that prominently ...
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Any details about the August 2023 blog redesign?

I just noticed the blog got a new design after following a bug report saying it's down. Can we get details about the redesign? It looks pretty massive, and I didn't see any post about it, neither in ...
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'Edit tags' loading indicator styling bug [duplicate]

When pressing the 'Edit tags' button, most of the times the loading indicators get some absurd styling: Other question/GIF
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The visual hint for a vote is less visible than for a retracted vote on Chrome for iOS

Problem: The visual hint for a vote is less visible than for a retracted vote on Chrome for iOS. I sometimes have to revote and reretract to understand whether I did what I want (voted or retracted). ...
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On/off switch on mobile has shrinkable width

The on/off switch widget on mobile doesn't have fixed width and shrinks depending on other elements, e.g. in settings: It's OK for one-line text, but shrinks otherwise.
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The OP styling has disappeared from the suggested edit history [duplicate]

When a suggested edit was reviewed by the OP of a post, the "OP styling" - that background that shows up on the OP's username for comments and other actions associated with the post - used ...
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The bottoms of letters sometimes render blobbily in the question preview

When viewing questions on the front page (after clicking Questions or viewing all questions for a specified tag), sometimes the last few characters of previewed text from the question body render ...
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How can I hide related questions section in all sites?

I suppose this is trivial, but my Google searching didn't yield any solution. I suppose you all know what "related questions" means, the section of the sidebar (or middle bar) that displays ...
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Question Ban page has no formatting on SO and is rendered as gibberish on RU.SO

The situation is this: I asked the wrong question on https://stackoverflow.com, after which I received a ban on asking questions (I am not appealing the decision). But the ban itself looks strange. I ...
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Seeking your input on redesigning our post summary component

Tl;dr We are redesigning our post summary component and would like your input before the design process begins. The post summary component appears on most pages that show a list of posts, including ...
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"Modified" link sometimes takes me to footer

On the site's start page, if I open the "modified" link of one of the listed questions in a new background tab, I sometimes end up in the footer rather than at the modifed question or answer....
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Design Vision Updates to the Left Navigation

Update – November 7th, 2023 The visual changes proposed in this post have now shipped and should be live! These changes include: icon consistency (icons for all items) minor spacing and text color ...
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Design Vision Updates to the User Card

Background As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the design of the platform, which so far has included colors (original post and follow-up) and border-radius adjustments, we're now focusing on ...
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Our Design Vision for Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network

For those who don’t know me, I’m the Director of Design at Stack Overflow. I’m responsible for the team of designers who work on the public sites. The visuals of Stack Overflow and the network sites ...
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Close button for 'join this community' banner is too low contrast

The close button on the sign up banner when visiting a site that you're not a part of is too difficult to see, not only does the low contrast make it harder to see, but it's also near other "...
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Can the AI banner disappear globally once dismissed on any site?

I've dismissed it here on MSE, but I still see it on Super User. Given that I've already seen and dismissed the banner once, I don't really want to have to dismiss it on each site. (Ignore the font ...
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Mobile font-size way too large

Just now, when reloading Stack Overflow on my mobile, the font sizes have been enlarged: I'm aware that the mobile views are deprecated, but this change doesn't look intentional. The font sizes ...
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Remove hover text [tooltips] from 'vote' 'answer' and 'views'

Unless I'm missing something, there seems little point in having hover text for the three elements to the left of every question, as they simply repeat exactly what the element already says. There is ...
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Lots of empty space in inbox

When I scroll to the bottom of my inbox, there is a ton of empty space. It's not that I don't have a lot of notifications; my full inbox has plenty of stuff. Is it supposed to look like this? In any ...
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