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There's no separation between links in watched tags page [duplicate]

On the watched/ignored tags page of the user profile page there is not separation between links: I'm even not sure that the Done link is needed here before Add is tapped.
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Improve alignment when multiple duplicate suggestions are shown

When a question you asked is proposed (but not closed) as a duplicate, there's a box showing duplicate suggestions. A while ago, I noticed it looks a bit odd when multiple duplicates are shown: It ...
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Increase the visual difference between non-visited and visited links on stackexchange.com

On stackexchange.com (not meta.stackexchange.com or other subdomains), non-visited links have the color #366FB3, and visited links have the color #12457C. I find the difference very difficult to see- ...
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Old inbox functionality for community I'm not a member of

I have just noticed a bug with the inbox improvements I couldn't see this previously reported on this post When you click on your inbox in a community you aren't a part of you get the old ...
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Make the text field for mod flags resizable

The text field for mod flags (for both posts and comments) is too small for the amount of text that can be written in it and it would be useful to have it be resizable (at least the height). This is ...
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How can I change the Markdown of a post that was created using the "Ask Wizard"? It's formatted using 'heading' formatting

Take a look at this (badly asked) question: When I try to implement the project it fails and I get this error I tried to change the Markdown of the question since the text is enlarged and in bold: ...
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Dark mode is out of beta and 2020-2022 had hats for trying it out, but it still isn't expanded to other sites. Why? [duplicate]

The blog post announcing dark mode now reports that dark mode is: officially out of beta! Along the way, we got a lot of pretty hats referencing the feature: 2022 2021 2020 2cool4skool Glare ...
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Gregorio Y. Zara hat covers up username in chat [duplicate]

The user Panda currently wears the Gregorio Y. Zara hat. But, now in chat, his username is covered up: When a user has multiple messages in a row, their username is aligned under the profile image. ...
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Review tab indicator disappears

A review item often has tabs, like "other answers" and "question". There is a background on the selected tab at first, but clicking on another tab removes that. Here's an example: ...
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Sidebar widget overlaps moderator message thread

When viewing a moderator message thread, the sidebar widget may overlap the messages. Here is an example screenshot:
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User feed URL text has insufficient contrast

I tried the User feed link in the profile page (leading to <site>/feeds/user/<userid>) and I think the background shouldn't be greyed out because if you unselect the URL its text becomes ...
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Add the "view all" link to the sidebar list of communities on your own profile

When viewing someone else's profile, there's a list of their top few sites on the side. This includes a "view all" link to the network profile: When viewing your own profile, though, this ...
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The "Your Hats" view hides whether or not you have the hat on the current site, if you are wearing it

If you are wearing a hat, the dark blue label obscures whether or not you have the hat on the site you are currently using. Can we find a way to label both? Could we possibly have the light blue ...
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For days I've marveled at the silhouettes, until I realized they had color (Winter/Summer Bash 2022)

Using Firefox 108.0 since the start of the Bash, my Winter/Summer Bash site looked like this: I pondered why they were just silhouettes, but I didn't investigate. I assumed this was by design. While ...
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Leaderboard misaligned on different digit ranks

When I search somebody up, this happens: As you can see, the profile images are misaligned vertically. Also the hat count. This is a bug, and should be fixed to make it look better. When you're ...
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White thick border on profile image while trying to wear hats [closed]

The title pretty much says it all, and here is the screenshot: Why is there the white border on the hats tab? It kind of looks weird. The fix: Just get rid of the white border. Also, it doesn't limit ...
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Hats that escape a user's profile picture are inconsistently above/below other UI elements

Pretty much self-explanatory. The "hat" is above some UI elements (links, bio), but below some others (tab titles), which looks weird. Same thing when hovering over items:
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Why does the Search icon look weird on small screen widths? [duplicate]

On a small screen width, the search icon looks like this: In my opinion, the search button should look like all the other icons and not stand out as if it is 3D. I don't recall seeing this before, so ...
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Winter Summer Bash Hat list is not displayed on a user's profile if you don't have a profile on the site

I'm not a member of the politics stack. An awesome user has some hats I was hoping to browse, but I'm not prepared to join the Politics site at this time. Why do they show like this:
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Unable to adjust my hat as hat control is hidden

I can't adjust the position of my hat as the hat control overflow is hidden. I'm using Safari v16.1 running on macOS.
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Close icon in Winter Bash profile dialog not visible when hovering

When hovering over the Close button in the top right of the Winter/Summer Bash 2022 dialog on your profile, it becomes entirely white: It would be better if the close icon × would remain visible.
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What happened to unread icons on questions in watched tags? [duplicate]

At some point after watched tags were added to Stack Overflow, when looking at the list of questions under my watched tags, there would be a blue circle to the left of any questions that were added ...
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Don't make "per-page" look clickable (it isn't)

The per page "label" at the bottom of Questions pages looks clickable (and changes color when you hover over it) And the effect when you hover over it: Except... it doesn't actually do ...
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Navigation and UI research starting

We’ve been running the site satisfaction survey on Stack Overflow since 2019. Since its creation, the Stack Overflow audience has told us that Stack Overflow’s design is a pain point—stating that the ...
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Leagues top bar overlaps row after following the link [duplicate]

When you go from a user page (for example https://stackoverflow.com/users/14928633/kirogasa) by clicking link: to the rating page (https://stackexchange.com/leagues/1/quarter/stackoverflow/2022-10-01/...
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Bounty badges drained of colour

Something I noticed just now (look inside the circle): The badge with the bounty amount in a bounty notice was previously white text on a blue background; now it has the same colours as the notice ...
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Green reputation badges on Summary page have black text

There has been change in style for reputation badges on Profile Summary page which makes text harder to read. What used to be white text on green background has changed into black text on green ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites were fully redesigned after their original designs were deployed?

Some sites on the network have been completely redesigned from the time they received their original site designs (a part of site graduation prior to July 2015). For instance, Android Enthusiasts was ...
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Activity submenu refusing to become muscle memory

There's this list of Activity submenu options in my profile ("Summary", "Answers", "Questions", ...): Which for some reason refuses to become muscle memory for me. Every ...
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No padding between "Browse more questions" and anniversary banner on mobile

On the five sites that have their 10 year anniversary a banner is shown linking to a meta post about the anniversary. On mobile the banner is shown below the question list. However, there is no ...
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Font of Moderator Agreement is too small (especially on mobile)

For some reason, the font size on the Moderator Agreement page is too small compared to other articles under /legal, the Help Center, or other text throughout the sites in general. This is true for ...
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Usercard expansion on hover is making the comments move down [closed]

Recently, when you hover over a profile picture to get an expanded usercard, the comments move downwards. (If there are no comments, then the "Add a comment" link is the screen element which ...
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In the SEDE sidebar, give the "i" icon (show table contents) a larger hitbox

Proposal: Give the i icon in the SEDE sidebar some horizontal padding for larger hitbox. Currently, the i icon which shows the table contents for small enum-like tables has a small hitbox (...
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The page on the site ru.stackoverflow.com is going crazy!

After visiting any question this happens: I tried to open the site on different browsers (Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge) - it did not help. I'm using Windows 10.
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The tag popover is not working in the post body, is this by design or a bug? [duplicate]

The popover showing the tag excerpt when hovering a inline tag, i.e. [meta-tag:tags] and [tag:tags] works on edit mode, but not on view mode. With meta-tag prefix: tags, With tag prefix: tags When ...
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Very small vertical space between advertisement and question text

On sites where I see advertisements the vertical space between the ad and the start of the question is very small. Example from SFF: This is distracting to read, and it seems to be inconsistent with ...
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Bounty name overflow

Was reading this answer on SO and saw this char overflow:
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Alt text overflowing the icons in top bar when avatar (profile picture) is broken

Consider: In Firefox (with ad blockers enabled) the toolbar is rendered like this.
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Should items in the Linked question appear again in the Related question list directly below? Could they be removed somehow? [duplicate]

The Politics SE question How much of Hu Jintao's being escorted out was seen by Chinese at home? Was it live? Did they see it close up as seen internationally? includes a linked question which now ...
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Could we bring chat and meta to the sidebar?

I do realise that there are a few posts asking for these things partially or completely - such as this and this. One of the reasons for introducing the left sidebar was that Teams could be accessed ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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The Stack Exchange "Log In" button is hard to see

When I visit StackExchange.com, the "Log In" button at the top of the page has bad contrast against the background color of the top nav bar. I can only see it when I hover over the link. I ...
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Why did the diamond become a square?

I was reading a question, on mobile, when I noticed the following in the comments: Glorfindel's diamond had become a square. Scrolling down a bit further turned it into a diamond again, but scrolling ...
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Saves new feature notifier is acting weird in the review queue on mobile

I just opened up Meta.SE on my phone, and decided to take a peek at the review queues. The Close Votes queue had a red dot, so I decided to check it out. I was greeted with this: (Yes, ironically, ...
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Not enough whitespace in starred chat message due to tags

Starred messages in chat don't have enough whitespace between lines, the problem is most visible if there are tags in the message. In the screenshot it can be seen that there isn't one pixel of space ...
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Set a reasonable max-height for the comment textarea

Currently, the comment input textarea (.js-comment-text-input / .comment-form>form textarea) can be resized to be as long as you want. While I realize that this is a problem for exactly zero people,...
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Chat textarea has a problematic scenario with the current ability to resize it larger vertically

The chat textarea (#input) can currently be resized vertically (and horizontally). To my knowledge, on most browsers, the resize handle is on the bottom left corner of the textarea. Resizing it larger ...
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Responsive design issue on the timeline page on the mobile screen

When viewing any timeline page on a mobile screen, the header banner is missing while scrolling to the right-hand side in landscape and portrait mode. Sample timeline page: https://meta.stackexchange....
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Can we have a little whitespace between lines in user cards?

I just noticed the usercard of our Community Manager Salmon_of_Wisdom in this question, where they made an edit (which was superseded by another edit, yes one by me): As their username is relatively ...
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Trailing whitespace in collapsed vote score

This one is a design nitpick that I think is worth posting because I've noticed it repeatedly. There's a trailing whitespace in the collapsed vote score if we select it: But if we compare it with the ...
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Links should not look the same as plain text

This image shows three users in the comments on German Meta: One of them is deleted and therefore lacks a link to their profile. However, all of the links look like regular text so it's impossible to ...
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