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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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Protection banner shouldn’t override bounty banner in the app

In the app, a question that has an open bounty has a banner at the bottom indicating that there is a bounty: However, if the question is also protected then the banner at the bottom is about the ...
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Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

I would really like to see all of my questions and answers on the profile page, even if some of them were deleted, and I don't have enough rep to see them on the site. (Note that some questions are ...
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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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Add a button to scroll me to my answer if I view a question which I have previously answered

If I open a question that I have already answered, it would be nice if there was an icon or link telling me something along the lines of "You have posted an answer to this question." This would scroll ...
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The cluttered and not very useful Bugs page

Any visitor or user who clicks the Bugs tab, situated on the Top Questions Page, is presented with *single page of bugs ranked in order of votes. These upvotes might lead an inexperienced user (and ...
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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

With the addition of Recent Activity a while back it became much easier to know what's going on. However, sometimes when a badge is awarded, it's not immediately clear why it happened. I suggest ...
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Apple app Feed Bug - Split word

Why is the word “ago” split? Is this a bug? App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: iPhone 5s (Global) OS Version: Version 12.1.2 (Build 16C101)
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Should the network use thousands separators in numbers?

Currently the network has a very inconsistent track record when it comes to injecting thousands separators in numbers >= 4 digits. Sometimes on the same page there will be commas in one element and ...
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Total Up and Down votes in posts table

There is a limitation in showing the up and down votes seperately for posts: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/1007/389297 The reason is that it requires looking up the votes table in the database, ...
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.info-box div missing background color in review

I was just doing some LQP review, when I happen upon the post pictured below. There is the normal "Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully" warring, however there ...
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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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Show only Questions Title on Questions View as User Choice

Could we get the view we have when we first sign into the site (with the question title text only), even when we hit the Questions button (when it changes to also showing the first line or so of the ...
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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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7answers
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Why should 10k rep users view self-deleted answers?

When you reach 10k rep, you get to see other users deleted answers. I just think it's dishonest as a system to call a feature "delete," but show that to totally random strangers in the backroom. Due ...
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1answer
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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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Change tag synonym display handling in /tags

While browsing the unpopular end of https://stackoverflow.com/tags?tab=popular to see if there were any tags that probably shouldn't be, I was shocked that zombie was empty. Surely there are lots of ...
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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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The new rep handling needs some noise-cancelling hysteresis [duplicate]

The new handling of rep calculations is great, but as bitmask predicted the fact that each change shows up makes the rep display a bit confusing and rather "noisy." Apparently, users constantly ...
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Could we please get some UI differentiation for locked posts?

A few times I've tried to do something on a closed post, and found that it was actually locked. The migrated ones don't show locked status. Could we get some kind of UI indication that it's a locked ...
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1answer
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Suggested edits: Better visual indication of whether edit is to a question or an answer

Could we please have a clearer visual indication of whether the suggested edit is an edit to a question or an answer? Currently the only way I distinguish between the two is to look for the (very ...
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Mobile site: can we see views somewhere? [duplicate]

One thing that bugs me when using the mobile site is you can't see the views of a question anywhere (even though you can rank questions by views on your profile!). Can this be added somewhere?
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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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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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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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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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Could we please have a clickable arrow to expand hidden content?

For many questions/answers where I wish to provide background, explanation, mildly extraneous detail, etc., I would really like to have that little arrow thingee that one sees in the FAQ: To ...
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Allow users to set 'target' badges

Is something similar possible on the SE network? It should be specific to each site would encourage people to attain badges (and as badges generally encourage better members, everyone wins) Tool ...
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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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2answers
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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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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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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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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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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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Active Question lists - Name should reflect original poster (and editor if exists)

I find it odd that in the list of Active Questions, the name of the person is the last one who replied/edited/commented on the question. However when you open the question, you see the real author + ...
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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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Better promotion of new sites

I think the English Stack Exchange site is "the greatest thing since sliced bread", however I only got to know it by luck (I think I was looking for a link to Superuser or Meta Stack Exchange). So I ...
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1answer
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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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Glitch when sorting questions by vote count

Related but different: Sorting questions by votes is broken That was about the order going off after exactly 1000 results, which is not the same as what I'm seeing. On meta, I did this: Clicked ...
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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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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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Display specific earned badges as profile bling

What if we allowed users to show off specific badges, you know, like those holiday hats? (aka winterbash) I know that we can already see a badge count for users, so, for example, other users can see ...
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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 ...