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Let’s improve our site navigation

A Release Candidate has been announced A.k.a. the 2015 Questions to Answer Refactoring Konversion (QuARK) A.k.a. the great cheese move of 2015. TL:DR; we are looking to change the navigation of ...
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Help us redesign the Stack Overflow homepage [closed]

The homepage for all Stack Exchange sites is intentionally simple: it's a list of the last (n) questions by activity date. Activity date means new questions, or questions with new answers or new ...
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Extend the new Hot Questions sidebar

I really like the new sidebar. With the new top bar eliminating the "Hot Questions" area there, I think this is the perfect place for it. One-click access to time-wasting questions about topics I may ...
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The “Featured” tab is now “Bountied”

It's long confused me why we put bounties on a tab labeled "Featured" that has no connection to the "Featured" questions in the right sidebar. I posted a discussion about it earlier this year here on ...
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“Javascript” tag showing up as “javas” on main page

This is one of the weirdest bugs I've ever seen, I think. One of the tags on this question is "javascript" but on the SO homepage, it shows up as "javas." If you click on it, that even takes you to ...
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Highlighting the Tag Wikis

There have been some discussions (1, 2) on the usefulness and visibility of Tag Wikis. Two concerns that have repeatedly been voiced are : Searchability Visibility These are major problems with the ...
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Help us choose a sort order for the Stack Overflow homepage

A overwhelming amount of feedback for Help us redesign the Stack Overflow homepage was: "Keep the way the front page looks, just tweak the question order" Interesting algorithms were suggested by Kip ...
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Can questions with thousands of views and votes look that way on the main page?

I happened to notice a brand new question on meta.stackexchange.com: What I failed to notice is that the units are different for this question than for the rest of the main page: votes => kvotes ...
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Unified personal homepage for all Stack Exchange sites

I think it would be useful to have a unified homepage that displays a tailed set of questions (based on the user logged in) from across the range of stack exchange sites. Something like a cross ...
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Is the Stack Overflow homepage “too confusing” or “too complicated”?

Elaborating on feedback from the Hanselminutes podcast with regards to a UI that works for programmers may not work for SE2.0’s world domination plans I personally think the average ...
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Questions sometimes not shown on homepage

While I'm writing this, this question: Can we get Complete Features Guidelines of Stack Exchange? (21 minutes old and currently at -4, see this Wayback Machine snapshot) is not shown on the Meta Stack ...
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Votes count overflowing box for questions with more than 1000 votes

Once a question has received more than 999 votes and it appears in the main page, aka the home page, the number of votes doesn't seem to fit into the square. The Hidden Features of C# has now ...
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When a question is migrated and the most-recent participant doesn't have an account on the target site, no one is listed on the front page

Here is the example I noticed recently (migrated to math.SE from mathematica.SE): I was a little puzzled when I first saw this; of course, normally the user who has most recently edited or posted ...
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Something is wrong with posts being bumped, I think

There are two posts on the front page of Anime.SE that don't seem like they should be there. The second post in this image is four months old. It could've been bumped by Community - but if it was, ...
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Change “modified” to a more descriptive word [duplicate]

On the active list, I would like to see more descriptive language used in place of "modified." Instead of saying "modified N hours ago," it would be helpful if instead it said "edited N hours ago," ...
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SO cache going nuts? Or do I need a lot of sleep?

For nearly 5-6 hours now, I am not getting the usual sorted list of questions on SO's interesting questions page. Here are two screenshot(with awesome red-circles)(which are becoming more common in my ...
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How are new questions arriving already answered?

Why is it that newly posted questions on https://stackoverflow.com/, less than a minute old, often appear on the homepage with dozens of views and several answers? Even if I reload every second, the ...
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“modified” instead of “answered” in home page - probably due to grace period editing

The home page list shows the "modified" label, and linking to this answer as last activity. However, the answer is not modified: I also took a look in the answer's revisions but nothing in ...
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Migrated questions with a nonexistent author should still show the author's name in the questions list

I just noticed this question. Its author doesn't have an account on this site, which makes it show up like this on the homepage: It looks like a simple thing - but it gets in the way of the 'flow'...
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Eeeek! Hot Network Questions killed recent tags and recent badges

I was really used to see the "recent tags" and "recent badges" on the homepage of each site. Now both are no more, replaced by the hottest 12 questions of the network - same list on all sites. Yes ...
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stackexchange.com portal “Hot Questions” time doesn't have any UTC time stamp

On the front page hot questions, there is no UTC time stamp:
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Make automatic scanning for new activity on homepage optional

The new feature to automatically scan for new question activity using web sockets is a potentially handy feature, as it reduces the need for refreshes, and makes information available faster. There ...
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How does Stack Overflow determine for how long to keep a question in the main page?

I am guessing this has to do with the amount of views, answers, upvotes and time it was posted but is there a place where I can get a more detailed explanation of this? Also I have seen questions ...
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Tag Subscription gone

I entered today in SO and there is not the small hyper-link to "Tag Subscription>>" that was on the right side of the page anymore. What is happening? is a SO update or it just happens to me? EDIT: ...
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Why does editing a question make it appear as though the editor asked the question originally?

I'd just like to know the logic behind making it appear as though the authorship of a question has been attributed to the most recent editor (as opposed to the original author themselves). Example (...
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MSO bugs/reqs tabs show wrong window title

Minor nitpick: When on the homepage, browsing the bugs or reqs tab shows the same window title as the featured tab. Featured Questions - Meta Stack Overflow I assume this should say "Bugs" or "...
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Please add the `bugs` and `reqs` tabs to the Questions page

These are great tabs, but I never go to the homepage. Please add these tabs to the Questions page. Note that on the homepage you can only see a certain amount of these posts. On the Questions page, ...
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Stack Overflow showing different messages in different browsers at same time

Today I observed one peculiar behaviour regarding the Stack Overflow home page message. See the images for Internet Explorer and chrome. In IE In Chrome Why this message difference? I have cleared ...
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How can we prevent a large number of approved suggested edits by one user from cluttering up the home page?

On Programmers, I just came across a user who was using suggested edits to add Amazon links to many questions. This user was advised to limit the edits to avoid cluttering up the homepage with many ...
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StackOverflow homepage to show only questions from my favourite tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Displaying only favorite tags on homepage Can I configure StackOverflow's Homepage to show only questions from my favourite tags ? Say I have added these 4 tags as my ...
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The number next to the featured tab is incorrect

On mobile (can't check main, but I suspect this bug isn't there on main), on a tag search page, the number next to the featured tab seems to be behaving strangely. The excel tag has 4 featured (...
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Suppress Hot Questions containing MathJax markup on non-MathJax sites homepage [duplicate]

The Hot Questions list sometimes includes topics from TeX and mathematics sites. These sites have MathJax enabled to permit users to better ask questions. When a question with such markup in the title ...
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What happened to all the questions on Meta? [closed]

I don't see any questions on Meta on any of the tabs (but the suggested questions that come up based on the title still seems to work). I am able to view questions via direct links, and search works, ...
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Why does this question show up in the Frequently Asked Questions list if it isn't tagged [faq]?

Currently, the Frequently Asked Questions list on the Meta homepage looks like this: But the very first question on that list isn't tagged with faq at all! Is this a bug, or can questions ...
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new java question not showing up in new questions, but in homepage

I noticed that this question is showing up in the homepage, but not in newest java questions, even though it is brand new. What is happening?
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Do Stack Exchange sites have an option of changing the default homepage?

Whenever I visit Stackoverflow, which I visit quite often, I see interesting questions on homepage. I would like to see unanswered questions or questions instead of current default view. Not sure, if ...
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Another name for Question->Unanswered?

I do not like that there are two "Unanswered" pages, but with the help of the question "Why does questions->unanswered not redirect to unanswered?" I know that it makes sense. But why they have not ...
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“modified” link in the home page questions list does not contain “?lastactivity” parameter

I have just noticed that the "modified" link for this question does not contain "?lastactivity" parameter in homepage questions list: When appending it manually, it's changing to https://meta....
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Can we have separate homepage sections for recent badges of different grades?

Rather than having a single sidebar box for the most recent 18 badges (with SO displaying only silver and gold badges), sites should have one each for bronze, silver and gold badges. If the ...
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Homepage showing “answered by Joe” but it wasn't

Noticed this in MSE homepage: However, clicking it resulted in this: That's no Joe. Both employees, both with diamond, but different people with separate accounts. Joe did accept the answer,...
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Are topics suggested on the homepage based on user history? [duplicate]

During the last semester, I had some Prolog courses and I look topics on StackOverflow to help me during my praticals work. I have noticed that SO shows on the homepage more and more questions about ...
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Hide ignored tags is broken on the homepages of some Stack Exchange 2.0 sites

It looks like a recent build broke the home page for some Stack Exchange 2.0 sites if you have ignored tags and you enabled the "Hide ignored tags" option. For example, Arquade looks like this to me (...
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Subscribe to newsletter dialog missing a submit button

When viewing the homepage of a site without being logged in, we see such box in the right sidebar: Clicking "Sign up for the newsletter" brings a dialog that currently looks like this: As ...
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List of questions layout

Actually there are two related questions. I searched on meta and on my profile page, but could not find an answer to my questsions. On SO there are two pages that list questions: https://...
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“jobs near [location]” should always list local jobs when signed in

When you are logged in and you first visit the home page, the jobs near [location] section lists jobs local to me. However, if you refresh the page within some unknown amount of time, it always seems ...
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Weird truncated margin on the Homepage

The left margin on the homepage seems truncated, is it just me ? Tested on: Firefox 3.6.3 - Windows 2003 server
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html validation error on stackoverflow.com frontpage

on the frontpage(other pages i checked works fine) of stackoverflow.com there is a feed link which generates id with unnecessary string " test" <div id="feed-link"> <div id="feed-link-...
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Home page link in tag pop-up

Recently I found myself using tags links more often, e.g. [tag:spring] rather than a normal link to library/product/framework home page like [Spring](http://www.springsource.org/). This is much more ...
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Have votes tab show this week, this month, all time

On the votes tab, What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon? is always at number 1. Perhaps consider having a list of top voted questions this week, this month, and all time?
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“0 answers” indicators appear one pixel too high on the homepage

On the homepage, for questions with no answers, the "0 answers" indicator is one pixel higher than the votes and views. This does not occur for answered questions: To summarize the image: For the ...