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Questions tagged [information-display]

is used for questions relating to how information is displayed to Stack Exchange users.

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Review queue icons bug [duplicate]

I just noticed today in the review queue (I saw it in GD.SE and M&TV.SE) that the user icons dropped below the correspondent review queue instead of being on the right side in the same row. That ...
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Name of next tag badge and progress for it are jammed together if name is too long [duplicate]

When I was looking at my profile, I discovered that the name of my next tag badge was jammed with the bar showing my progress for me. It looks like this happens when the tag name is too long. This ...
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A couple of sites have messed up formatting [duplicate]

I see some SE sites moving to the new format, such as MSE, and this appears to work on my desktop and mobile. Most of the others are on the old format, which again works well on desktop, and is ...
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Questions are displayed with more text - change the style [closed]

I changed a setting on the web site, and I do not remember which one it was. Now I do not like it. How do I change the displayed questions style (screenshots from Stack Overflow)? Currently ...
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Could we clarify the “votes cast” user feedback?

On the user profile page, under "Impact", you can see the amount of votes you have cast. When you mouse over the number, there is a rollover description. However, when I click on the number, this ...
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How to deal with a formatting style that benefits the poster but can be difficult for other readers?

I have run into post by users that employ a different formatting style that, I as least, find hard to read. Using some lorem ipsum to illustrate: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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Improve formatting for Top Tags tooltip

Tooltip in the Top Tags section of the user profile shows an information about questions and answers posted by user. Currently it looks like this: My request is to split sentences into different ...
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sticky topbar (css) [duplicate]

There are times when I "zap" through posts on PPCG: I come back after a few hours absence, see a couple of votes and notifications. So I pick one, after reviewing it, I have to scroll all the way to ...
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Text box size, displayed post and general layout

The StackExchange page layout is globally well adapted to computer or mobile for relatively short questions or answers. However, on some sites, long answers are sometimes required, especially those ...
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Antivirus software is breaking SE web page? (blocking CSS and JS)?

I just renewed my antivirus (Kaspersky's) yesterday. After that, I logged onto Chemistry.SE (which I frequent often) but then I was greeted with this Which was definitely not how it looked like ...
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A deleted user without a user id / name [duplicate]

I recently came across this answer and found that the user has been deleted: Generally, the deleted users will be displayed like this: Why does that alone has a different view? A deleted user ...
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Comments in app are hard to distinguish from title

In the Android app, the comments show up on the right side when I swipe to the left. Each comment shows up with the title of the question and then the content of the comment. The problem is that it ...
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Include my close and reopen votes on the votes page (or the API /question object)

The following URL only includes upvotes or downvotes that I have cast (as far as I can tell): http://stackoverflow.com/posts/POST_ID/votes I'm requesting that this page also include the close and ...
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Make it easier & quicker to find relevant Stack Exchange site with tooltips

When browsing https://stackexchange.com/sites you have to click on a tab in order to see what that particular site relates to. While in many cases it's obvious, in many others it isn't (eg. Stack ...
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Can the “viewed number” on a question have better formatting? [duplicate]

A few times now I have glanced at the "viewed" field for a question and had to count digits to figure out if it has been viewed 4 million times or 400 000 times. Adding a thousand separator would go ...
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Add 'k' suffix for question score where appropriate [duplicate]

I suggest using the k suffix for question scores where appropriate, just as it is used when displaying for instance reputation, view counts, "people reached" etc. Example: I suggest changing this to ...
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Would adding one font colour help?

An excessive palette of colours distracts, as per this answer. However, what of adding simply one more colour? 1 key reason: Suppose you're quoting a long text that already uses bolds and italics. ...
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Best way to denote an error message?

I thought I remembered seeing somewhere an error message displayed like a block quote but with red coloring. However, I cannot find any reference in the formatting help page. So what is the ...
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Should we remove the reputation next to the username from the question page?

I just noticed that next to a person's reputation is also next to their username (on the question page). I think this makes it kind of messy - before this I could clearly see who made the last ...
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Should I have to refresh the page to view answers?

Should I have to refresh the Stack page to view answers or are the answers loaded automatically by pull mechanism such as "Ajax"?
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Highlight the part of a question that leads with “My question is”

If a question contains "My question is ..." the paragraph should automatically be given a different visual cue. For example, giving it a nice blue or green background. Askers often put a lot of ...
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Should answer-owners be highlighted like question-owners? [duplicate]

On question pages on SE, the owner of a question is easy to identify: his "post-signature" has additional css-markup: owner. If the owner comments on the page, his/her username is highlighted, blue ...
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Confusingly displayed arbitrary hotness points

Over at the Hot Network Questions page, when you hover over the posts, you get a glimpse at the arbitrarily awarded hotness points for that specific question. Here's what I saw: Whereas the picture ...
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Use abbreviations for 1000+ score in linked posts

I don't really enjoy the ragged view of linked posts: This feature request is to use a format that suggested in Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly; something that matches the ...
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Provide overview over own answers to deleted questions

Today I wanted to link an old answer of mine in a comment. I knew very well that I had written it and it gained a couple of upvotes, but no way I could find it! I've tried everything in the search, ...
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Could user names appear at the top of the question and answer?

Sometimes you want to see who wrote something and if the question or answer is long, then you must scroll down quite a ways. I was wondering if the user name, their avatar, rep count etc. could be ...
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Reopened questions get a “modified” time stamp in the questions list

This question just showed up on RPG.SE's front page like this: ... which makes no sense, because the question hasn't been modified since May 25th, and the person who edited it wasn't CatLord anyway: ...
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Question not in newest questions after 19 hours

The following question was asked 19 hours ago (as of when the meta question was asked), but isn't appearing in the "Newest questions" for java from that time period. Here's the question, showing that ...
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Time to revise 10k tools Delete and Close pages

I often go into the 10k tools, into the delete and close tabs. I find that I always have to click on one of the links to go the actual question to see if it needs more votes (one way or the other). ...
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Horizontally center an element with the editor

Simple question, is it possible to horizontally center an element for example an image or a heading in a post with the editor? If not would you consider adding this feature to the editor?
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Spreading the word about the MSO-MSE-split

Personally, I logged onto Meta Stack Overflow for the first time in a few days today and was extremely confused at first as evident by the revisions to my question here. I guess if I had looked around ...
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Show 3 significant figures for rep over a million [closed]

With "reputation to the max" I now have 6,621,210 reputation. Unfortunately, this only shows as 6.6m: Other reputation levels are shown with three or more significant digits - e.g. 508k as Darin's ...
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How to clear formatting while editing someone's post?

I have faced difficulties many times editing people's posts on Stack Overflow where I was trying to reformat improperly formatted code and other stuff. Is there a way of clearing previously done ...
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Question with zero answers has an accepted answer [duplicate]

I came across this oddity when I ran this search query, sorted by votes: That question has zero answers, but its search result summary is formatted as though it has an accepted answer (green box, ...
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How can I create text with a “button” look on Stack Exchange sites?

How can I do this on Stack Exchange sites? The Alt & D. I don't know what keyword to search for.
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Have Rep Dropdown show Non-Rep votes

In the prior top bar, the rep dropdown would show you the votes you got after you hit the rep cap, just with no rep showing. The new dropdown for the new top bar no longer shows you that you received ...
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Add a way to see how many days you hit the cap (and 200 rep)

We used to be able to go to the reputation page, and see the complete calculation of reputation, and at the end of that it would show us how many days we hit the rep cap and how many days we hit 200 ...
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Please make kvotes stand out a bit more

Here's a crop of a screen shot from the question list on the Meta Stack Overflow front page: Look at that middle item. How can a question with 44 kviews have only one vote?! Oh, wait. That's 1 ...
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Linked answers should (within linked list) resolve to linked answer

EDIT: unsure if it's a bug or not - applying tag until certain Currently, all links under the "Linked" list take you to the question. In the message body, however, these links will take you to the ...
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Detailed badge descriptions

Many badges have ambiguous or non-definitive descriptions (I think). I agree on keeping them short & simple, but, for the curious (& cunning) minds out there, can't we just put a link to this ...
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How can awesome answers to average or duplicate questions be promoted?

It would be interesting to see the top or accepted answer score as well as the question score for related / linked questions. I typically browse the highest voted questions first when searching for ...
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Entering bounty message looks strange [duplicate]

I just submitted a bounty on a question and I typed a custom reason. Here is what I saw: I know that I typed the bounty message correctly, because it displays properly in the actual question. This is ...
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Give Tag synonyms their own review queue

As per Robert Harvey's suggestion here, lets have a review queue for tag synonyms. It should be filtered so that users will only be shown what they can vote on. This should help all those ...
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Stack Exchange profile page doesn't show all my top questions

StackExchange profile page has an option of showing the top posts(ie, with score of 5+). In my profile page, it doesn't show all my top questions. This meta question is missing. What's the reason ...
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Why is Raghav Sood's accounts count showing zero in his profile-page? [duplicate]

See his profile. Why is it showing like that? All his profiles are showing like this. See his meta profile.
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Spammy answer undeleted but hidden on user profile (after flag dispute?)

Someone posted a question of questionable quality 10k+ on Stack Overflow, and within a few seconds, a spammy answer Now deleted by three users was posted. I've flagged the answer for spam, and voted ...
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Stack Exchange profile shows zero count before posting any posts on the respective site [duplicate]

The Stack Exchange network profile page showing zero questions and zero answers for all accounts. After posting this question, it shows the questions count for Meta Stack Overflow. Now the issue is ...
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With respect to the recommended approaches to dead links, can I use strikethrough as well?

I found some good advice on handling dead links and one of the pieces of advice is to fix the link if possible. In the situation where the link is dead and I can correct the link, can I strikethrough ...
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Reviewer Stats showing wrong count

I have totally reviewed 716 suggested edits, but it shows I've approved 486 suggestions and rejected 228. I searched about it on meta. But, can't get solution. I thought that some of my reviewed ...
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Remove 'S' for the singular items [duplicate]

Yes, it's a small issue. But, it occurs in many areas of the Stack Exchange Sites. I found this issue in Question with one view In the review History Page Rest of the things are on the hover ...