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Add a link to the site cookie settings from the User Settings page

Apparently cookie settings are configurable via a link on the site footer. I found this out thanks to a brief mention on the Advertising Guidelines update: Opt in or out of cookie tracking To opt in ...
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Can I have the option to receive notification emails immediately, rather than 3 hours later? [duplicate]

Under "edit email settings", the only available frequency options are: "off / 3 hrs / daily / weekly". So if someone answers my question or leaves me a comment, the quickest I can ...
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Tag watching & ignoring is bugged in the profile page settings

On one's profile page, there is a Settings tab with preferences for Tag watching & ignoring, i.e. at /users/tag-notifications/<user id>. For both Watched tags and Ignored tags there appear ...
Elements In Space's user avatar
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Settings are inconsistent on whether descriptions end in periods or not

On the user settings page (your Meta SE one is here) the smaller-font descriptions sometimes end in periods and sometimes don't. This guidance says "Don’t use periods in interface copy unless it’...
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User Preferences - Slack Integrations gives a 404

There are several earlier posts tagged status-completed reflecting on this problem, like: "Slack integrations" and "Microsoft Teams integrations" in Settings lead to 404 ...
Vickel's user avatar
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Hiding your left sidebar leaves some left

The user profile setting to hide the left sidebar doesn't completely hide it: Settings: "Hide left navigation - When you flip this switch, the left navigation will no longer be pinned to the ...
Rob's user avatar
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1 answer
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"Delete profile" option is no longer present in one's user settings page

Not Meta. https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account refers to I am on the MAIN site. BUT I do not see "Delete profile"! In case this was removed on purpose, can we: Know the ...
Delete my account.'s user avatar
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No visual feedback when unsubscribing from all digests

In the Community Digests page (https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/email/digests/current), if you try to unsubscribe from all digests, there is no visual feedback that anything happened. In fact the ...
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Links "Slack integrations" and "Microsoft Teams integrations" in user preferences giving error 404 [duplicate]

Links "Slack integrations" and "Microsoft Teams integrations" giving error 404 :-(
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9 votes
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There is an error message displayed when clicking on the Calendar icon when "Settings" menu is active

There is an error message displayed when clicking on the Calendar icon when the Settings menu is active. But there is no error message displayed when the "Profile" and "Activity" ...
Arulkumar's user avatar
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"Slack integrations" and "Microsoft Teams integrations" in Settings lead to 404

"Slack integrations" and "Microsoft Teams integrations" appear in the Settings page sidebar on every site, including here on Meta.SE. Both lead to 404 pages. Shouldn't these links ...
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Pluralization bug: "[Showing] 12 community" on the "Hide Communities" page [duplicate]

There's a pluralization bug on the "Hide Communities" page of the Settings tab in the user profile: Here, "12 community" should be "12 communities".
Justin's user avatar
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Add the ability to automatically follow a question on which I've added an answer or comment

If I offer an answer or add a comment to a question on Stack Overflow, I will invariably want to follow the question. Have you ever considered adding a Settings option to do this automatically? EDIT: ...
Anil Gupta's user avatar
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Please add the setting for either hiding or graying out questions with ignored tags to the tags preferences page

On different sites, I have different settings enabled for ignored tags. For instance, on Mi Yodeya I have for some reason had it set to hide questions with ignored tags for the past several years. ...
Mithical's user avatar
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What does "Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content" mean in preferences?

What does the preference setting mean "Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content"? In particular, how does it affect the questions I see if I'm sorting on newest?
Marty Fouts's user avatar
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Duplicate login credential in my user settings under "My Logins"

I used to have just one login displayed in my account settings. I only have one set of credentials for this account, but now I have two logins displayed in my settings. I got logged out of my account ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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22 votes
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User preferences page responsiveness

Update 2021-09-07 This is now live cross-network. Now that the navigation of the user profiles and settings are ready for responsiveness, we can start making individual pages responsive. 🎉 We plan ...
Aaron Shekey's user avatar
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar. We didn’t change the default. We’ve only removed the ability to change the default. According to SEDE, we’ve got ~13k users with the fixed top ...
Aaron Shekey's user avatar
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12 votes
1 answer
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On Genealogy & Family History, the left column in the profile settings is suddenly appearing in Russian instead of English

It's all Greek to me. Or rather, Russian. Behold my profile preferences: How do I fix this? Or is it a bug?
ColeValleyGirl's user avatar
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Furigana not served on my Desktop, have to get it to go (mobile)

On our Anime and Japanese Stack Exchange sites we have support for Furigana. In the Desktop View the settings dialog and the link to it isn't accessible (I also checked my Profile Settings and the Top ...
Rob's user avatar
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Are theme settings gone on Stack Exchange?

I love the dark theme since the beta theme feature is available on all sites in the Stack Exchange network. To my surprise, light mode is turned back on again on other sites in the network, and the ...
Claire's user avatar
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Possible to see any user's site preferences (privacy breach)

Most current user profile-related pages contain user-id in the URL section, e.g. my edit profile page: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/edit/339911 If you try to open it you will see a 404 stub: ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Site settings to opt out from "Recent Tags" & "Recent Badges"

There is a similar setting for hiding "Hot Network Questions". Is there any interest in doing the same for these two as well? Rationale: The recent tags are almost never relevant to me but ...
customcommander's user avatar
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Don't allow moderators to change personal settings

Currently, moderators can change almost all settings on the Preferences page of other members, such as: Keyboard shortcuts. Navigation. Sidebar. Advertisements. Please, forbid moderators to change ...
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
8 votes
0 answers
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Strange semicolons on the email settings page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/email/settings/current And:
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
6 votes
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Fix suggested applications list in the profile settings

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/apps/current If you have no authorized applications, suggestions are shown on this page. Stack Alert is not accessible anymore. Same for Stack Remote. Could ...
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
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0 answers
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Add padding between Location input and error message

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/edit/current
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
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1 answer
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Align websites layout on the profile preferences page

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/users/edit/current Probably, right now appears only on Stack Overflow на Русском, because of the localization. But would be nice to make this layout flexible in ...
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
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Is there an option to opt-out from receiving network announcements?

From time to time I see notifications like the one below when browsing various Stack Exchange sites: This is not a big deal, but I find them annoying for two reasons: in most cases, they do not mean ...
Alexei's user avatar
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Setting for hiding left navigation is ignored on logout page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current But on logout page this setting is ignored:
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
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Russian language sites don't have Hot Network Questions, but the option to enable/disable it is still in user preferences

Most of SE sites have a Hot Network Questions block. ruSO doesn't, but still has option to enable/disable this block in preferences. Could you remove this option from the preferences or ...
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
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Align items on profile preferences page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current Right now input has style: input[type="checkbox"]:not(.s-checkbox), input[type="radio"]:not(.s-radio) { border: none; margin-...
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
11 votes
0 answers
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Disable option to opt in new mod tools on other user preference page if this user isn't a mod

If I open preferences page of another user I can see option to opt in a new mod tools. But this user isn't mod. Probable, on this page the engine checks my account status, but should check this ...
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
3 votes
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Activity data checkbox style

Activity data checkbox style looks different on my iPad than other checkboxes on the Preferences page: I’m using iOS Google Chrome 74.0.3729.155
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
42 votes
1 answer
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There is an unwanted close curly brace in the preferences page

There is an unwanted close curly brace in the preferences page, in between the Custom Question Lists and Advertisements section. Preferences page: When view the page source, I can see the curly ...
Arulkumar's user avatar
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No preference should ever be per site and per device only

Stack exchange doesn't have many preferences, but there are a few. And those few tend to be stuff that people have strong opinions about, like whether the top bar should be sticky or the left sidebar ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
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1 answer
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Ignored tag preferences link doesn't show me any tag options

When your settings are set to not show ignored tags, you see something like this at the bottom: Hiding questions because of your Ignored Tags preferences for tags: waffles However, the page linked ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Sites I haven't joined are not respecting global preferences

Currently, I'm seeing the left-nav and sticky top bar on https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com, even though I collapsed the left-nav and unstickied the top bar in Preferences a long time ago. ...
Kevin's user avatar
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5 votes
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How do I set my mail preferences to plain text?

I am subscribed to two or three sites. I changed my mail system. And instead of seeing my emails from a webmail, I'm seeing it directly on my computer. But it is very uncomfortable to see the emails ...
Carlos Dagorret's user avatar
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New global preferences: keyboard shortcuts and sticky topbar

Following a global preference for unpinning the left navigation sidebar, as of now, the preferences for enabling keyboard shortcuts and disabling the fixed topbar are network-wide* as well. If you ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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Add and remove tag buttons are vertically oblungated [duplicate]

I realize that for many users this is the hottest time of the year, but the add and remove buttons on the preferences page are ...melting down :-) Surely it's a LESS typo that can be quickly fixed!
Sklivvz's user avatar
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Changing Newsletter preferences [duplicate]

How do I change the specific tags of the questions and answers I receive in the monthly newsletter? Much appreciated.
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What is the logic for the 4 sites chosen to be shown in Email Settings list of affected sites? Can it be changed to something more logical?

In the new email settings, there are four sites shown for the list of sites that will be affected by the settings. The rest are hidden under the "+ more" link. When looking at the four visible ...
Tot Zam's user avatar
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126 votes
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Control the types of email you receive via our new Email Settings feature

TL;DR: Today we launched a new Email Settings feature that lets you select the types of email messages you do and do not want to receive from us. >> Change your Email Settings We made it easier to ...
Anita Taylor's user avatar
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Accessing preferences as a moderator should not show email

When accessing the preferences tab of a user profile from another user as a moderator, I see the following: Unlike the other places where the user mail address is shown, it is shown by default ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
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Profile Preferences --> Q&A Emails is... broken

I cannot seem to remove this email address. Steps to reproduce: Remove email address Hit "Save email settings" See the error (even though both checkboxes are unchecked) I'm also not sure how to get ...
enderland's user avatar
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Allow users to enable keyboard shortcuts across all network sites at once [duplicate]

I've just got into keyboard shortcuts, and I found it a bit annoying that for every network site I use (Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault, etc.) I have to go to http://<site>.com/users/...
Ciro Santilli OurBigBook.com's user avatar
12 votes
2 answers
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Show unconfirmed email addresses in the preferences tab

The email for getting notifications can be changed by clicking the "preferences" tab in your profile. After entering a new email address, the "Save email settings" button becomes clickable: Clicking ...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
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How can I edit my preferences?

I was just wondering about Stack Exchange's account. I don't know how to modify the password and the other preferences which can be applied to all Stack Exchange sites. So far, I can edit some ...
meisyal's user avatar
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Can't update email for notifications [duplicate]

When I try to update my notification email, it doesn't seem to work on any SE site. I fill in my new address at "Send emails to," then click on "Save email settings." After that, the "Save email ...
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