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Of and relating to the "side bar", or the bar that runs down the right side of the page on Stack Exchange sites.

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Why has "visit chat" without any chatroom started appearing in the sidebar?

I have noticed recently relatively often in the sidebar a short box saying "visit chat" in places where I was used to see selection of chatrooms. This happens also on sites which have quite ...
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When is the "happy anniversary" banner displayed?

I have noticed a banner saying "Happy 10 year anniversary!" in the right sidebar on some sites recently - on Sports and on Academia. Questions. Is this something which has to be requested ...
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The 10-year anniversary banner doesn't link anywhere by default; should it link to the blog post by default?

I noticed the sites celebrating their 10th anniversary have a banner in the sidebar, but currently only Russian Language and Movies&TV have the banner linking to their local meta post. For example,...
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"How to Format/Tag" uses "►", creating less-accessible "lists"

The "How to Format/Tag" boxes that pop up on the right sidebar when on a question edit page use less-accessible "lists" with the "►" character. For example, there's this ...
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Stack Apps sidebar needs to be updated to reflect the API version changes

On StackApps, in the sidebar, it says: Shouldn't that say "API 2.3"?
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Calling people "haters" is unwelcoming

There's a podcast linked in the sidebar titled Podcast 341: Blocking the haters as a service: The Code of Conduct clearly forbids name calling and personal insults: No name-calling or personal ...
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Recent Badges lack spacing [duplicate]

Today I noticed that the list of recent badges in the sidebar (visible when HNQ is de-activated, or on the /badges pages) lack spacing between the badges themselves. The spacing between the users who ...
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Chat banner escapes sidebar [duplicate]

Today on sidebar, Worldbuilding SE: As you can see, chat room name turned out to be too long and unsplittable due to question link and decided to run out of sidebar. I think that long links can be ...
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"Tag is too long" error overflows sidebar in Ask Question page

When someone who's either faffing about or is actually trying to tag their question enters too many characters into the tag box, it shows an error: "The tag X is too long", and that error ...
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Extra slash added to the chat room URLs in the side bar [duplicate]

There is a extra slash added to the chat room URLs in the side bar. This is not causing any redirection issue or 404 not found error. Just observed it and want to notify to the development team about ...
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Ask Question page "Tips to improve question" link overflows sidebar, has incorrect formatting, has incorrect URL on Math SE

Poking around on the Ask Question page on Math SE, I got a notice saying I should improve my question title, and the links to the resources not only had incorrect formatting but also flowed over the ...
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Community Bulletin box (Blog posts, featured and hot meta questions) is not visible on sidebar

Links to blog posts, featured and hot meta questions have vanished from my sidebar today. I can see the same effect on other sites. Is this a bug or a feature?
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Are the 'Quantum Computing' and 'Artificial Intelligence' sites still in Beta?

On Area 51, the proposal pages for Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence both say, "This site is in Public Beta". However, the Home pages of Quantum Computing and Artificial ...
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Is it possible to remove left section on the Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I realize I never used the left hand side of the any Stack Exchange site that contains: Home, Find a job, Teams. I have a small screen, where terminal and the web-browser is open side to side. So ...
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How is the number of "people chatting" computed?

The Music Fans chat is pretty lonely, but the system doesn't seem to think so: Image: Chat sidebar claims that there are "66 people chatting" On a good day, there are probably 3 people in ...
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Hot Network Question is macabre. What are the standards for Hot Network Questions? [duplicate]

Not sure how I report/flag a "hot network question" or even if I have the reputation to. However, the "Husband stepped on cats head now she hates him" question is on the "Hot Network Questions" ...
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Clicking a HNQ "ad" in the sidebar opens the link in the ad instead of changing the current page [duplicate]

I tried to report this awhile ago, but I didn't have evidence of it, so it was dismissed. I'm not crazy though, and here's proof!: When clicking on a HNQ in the side-bar, the link appears to open ...
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Long chatroom name overflows sidebar widget

On some places, most notably the per-site Meta homepages and the moderator flag dashboard, a chat sidebar widget is shown, which shows how many people are chatting on the server and two recently ...
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Can the pencil icon of the blog get its own tooltip as well?

The other icons in the sidebar have a tooltip, as per screenshots. Can the blog icon get a tooltip too? It's feeling left out.
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Yellow sidebar markup is incorrect

Your yellow sidebar has a slight markup issue. You have a loop on the <ul> of your lists, when it should be on the <li>. Here's the markup for that component, stripped of attributes and ...
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Pencil or edit icon for blog posts in sidebar? [duplicate]

There is a icon for the blog posts in the sidebar. Previously it was displayed with Meta Stack Exchange icon, but now it with pencil or edit icon. Is this expected or a bug? Screenshot for reference:...
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Do not feature questions from other communities in side bar if "Hide Hot Network Questions" is selected

I regularly reference StackOverflow at work. I stay logged in to StackExchange so that I can hide Hot Network Questions using the "Hide Hot Network Questions" profile option, which is a feature I ...
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Stop misusing the blog sidebar and restrict it to posts which are actually announcements of network-wide significance

Catija has recently explained that which blog posts get displayed in the side bar for each site depends on a blog tag: It's tag-dependent. Blog posts tagged "bulletin" appear in the ...
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Integrations with Slack and Microsoft Teams box appear on all sites

I've saw today this section on the main page, AFAIK I'm not using any SO Teams feature, how does it work? This is the box on the sidebar: Those links are Slack and Microsoft Teams This is where ...
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Should linked questions be more visible?

Every now and then I remember that there are actually links to other questions on the right hand side. For people who don't know: Whenever you post a URL to another question, the question that links ...
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Featured tag question stopped listing in the "Featured on Meta" section of side bar [closed]

Why all of a sudden, Thank you, Robert Cartaino is stopped listing in the "Featured on Meta" section of side bar in all of the Stack Exchange sites. There are only two questions with the featured tag ...
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The featured stackoverflow blog posts have the stackexchange logo

See picture: The icon/logo and tooltip are confusing at first glance.
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"newsletter" needs to be changed to "digest" in the side bar too

Recently Newsletters were renamed to Digests all over the Stack Exchange sites. But in the side bar for example, digest is still referring to newsletter. The button text is renamed to "Sign up for ...
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Move question info from underneath question title back to sidebar on wider viewports

Recently, the system was changed to show question statistics (asked, views, last active) underneath the question title, rather than on the sidebar as before. This appears to be in response to this ...
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Why are the sidebar stats for a question now under the title?

Very recently, past few minutes or so?, a new build was pushed out that changed the location of a question's stats from the top of the sidebar content to underneath the title. I can't exactly put my ...
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Don't show how to format code when I'm not on a programming site [duplicate]

Instructions on how to format code are the first thing you see under "How to Format" when asking a question, which is great, except when you're on a site that isn't about programming: ► create code ...
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When Improve Edit the side bar content is displaying in the bottom of the page

When review the suggested edit - click the edit link from the post and Improve Edit in the screen the side bar of How to Edit and How to Format sections are displaying in the bottom of the page. GIF ...
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Featured on Meta widget missing :visited style

Pretty self-explanatory. Basically all links on stack exchange use #07C as the default colour, and #005999 for the :visited, :active, and :hover states (or whatever the colours happen to be for a ...
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Show Tags in HNQ Sidebar [duplicate]

Old related post from 8 years ago: Add tags next to the question in list of hot questions As of now, there's no way to see the tags on a Hot Network question in the sidebar without clicking into it. ...
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Visit chat section

On some questions (e.g. here) I see the "Visit chat" section which refers to the current community chat page: Other questions don't have such a section. Moreover on several questions (e.g. here) ...
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Minor concerns about the new question side-bar content

I'm posting a question on Seasoned Advice and saw this: This seems off for a couple reasons: One, it seems odd to have code formatting instructions on the side bar of a cooking site. Even if it was ...
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What do the numbers by the tags on the Recent Tags sidebar mean? [duplicate]

When you have Hot Network Questions disabled on your profile, the Recent Tags and Recent Badges sidebars appear. In the Recent Tags sidebar, there are numbers next to all the tags, like this: ...
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Reduce number of questions from the same site in the Hot Network Questions on the right sidebar

Sometimes multiple questions from one site could be chosen to show on the HNQ list. This looks rather ugly, especially when this list is truncated to 5 or less questions - it feels as if the system ...
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Why will the "hot meta questions" sidebar include the question I'm viewing?

On the regular SE sites, if you're viewing a hot network question, that question does not appear on the sidebar list of hot network questions. However, it does appear with hot meta questions, as I ...
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When gravatar is not loaded the "title" text is displayed in sidebar - Google Chrome browser

In the chat room section placeholder for the side bar, if any of the user's gravatar is not loaded, the title text is displayed inside the box, it contains the user name along with when was he/she ...
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Question(s) with the "featured" tag not showing in the side bar?

On Cryptography.SE we currently have a featured meta question but it is not showing in the side bar as can be seen on the below picture. This behavior was reproduced by one of my co-mods. Is this a ...
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Collapse right sidebar

The new responsive look is great, but there's a problem with always displaying the right sidebar. For narrower browsers, it causes the main content to become too squished. To fix this problem, we ...
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Link to parent site on the sidebar for per-site-metas

In my opinion, the sidebar in the new theme is helpful but underused. The sidebar could be helpful, but it has too few useful links, which makes it a waste of space. One possible use of all of this ...
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Plans to upgrade "Featured On Meta" sidebar widget to use Stacks design components?

I'm wondering if there are any plans to modify the "Featured On Meta" sidebar widget to use the same styling as other widgets such as a recently launched "Tag Watching" widgets. When "Tag Watching" ...
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Helpful sidebar content is down below

Currently, when the window becomes too narrow, the whole right sidebar is just appended below the whole main column. That is bad for two reasons. Parts that are immediately related to the top and/...
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Add teams to sidebar on any site or to the site switcher

Teams only show up on Stack Overflow. We will only see the new activity indicators if we first visit Stack Overflow, or make a habit of visiting the team itself. However, some users of teams do not ...
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Alignment issue in the "Similar Questions" side bar

"Similar Questions" section in the right hand side bar is not aligned properly, the padding is missing. Since the "How to Ask", "How to Tag" and "How to Format" sections are having proper placeholder ...
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"Hot Posts" Removal with New Nav?

In the comments to one of the answers under the new nav question, theres a comment about removing the "Hot Posts" from the sidebar, show below. This comment was the first I've heard of it, and I've ...
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Sidebar movie spoilers [duplicate]

While visiting technical sites to do my job I'm also learning spoilers from movies I want to see. Can you fix this? Current one pertains to movies.stackexchange.com and Infinity War.
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How do you get the Frequently Asked Questions to show up in the sidebar?

I'd like to find a way that a site can have some selected and appropriately tagged canonical-type questions show up in the sidebar of the site's home page (not the site's Meta). It should look kind ...
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