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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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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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“Similar questions” overlaps footer and has no background [closed]

When I can scroll down far enough to have the hot network questions overlap the footer (because my question is short) there is no background under the text: Could they either be given a white ...
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Show Area51 ads in the sidebar

We have seen several different types of ads in the sidebar of the sites. We also have Area 51 ads: (source: stackexchange.com) These ads are not shown in the sidebars. What would you say of ...
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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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Link the title of the linked questions sidebar to the list of linked questions

One of the (semi-)hidden features of SE is that you can view the linked questions for any post by visiting the URL http://[site]/questions/linked/[id] (where [site] is the site host name, and [id] is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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hot network questions have inconsistent CSS for visited/not visited depending on the site you're on

This is a HNQ excerpt from Stack Overflow. Visited questions are objectively darker. This is a HNQ excerpt from Super User. Visited questions are objectively lighter. This is a HNQ excerpt from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to avoid “Hot Network Questions” on the sidebar

This may sound like a 'first world problem', but I am quite easily distracted by the 'Hot Network Questions' sidebar, as I find them quite amusing and some of them quite intellectual But where the ...
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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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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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What is “Frequently Asked”?

Ding! Hello, new feature! I just noticed a new "Frequently Asked" section on the main page. I'm guessing it's a test of a new feature, like the recent Linked Questions. Seems cool so far. But ...
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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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'x people chatting' tooltip in sidebar doesn't make sense!

Hovering over the 'x people chatting' link in the sidebar shows: 11 users active in 3 rooms the last 60 minutes It should probably be: 11 users active in 3 rooms in the last 60 minutes
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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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“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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Don't let questions stick to the top of the hot questions list forever [duplicate]

I've noticed that some very highly upvoted questions stay in the list of hot questions (also displayed in the Stack Exchange menu on the top left) for a very long time, often for several days. One ...
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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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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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Are chatrooms no longer shown in sidebar on main site, only on meta?

If you've been using SE network for some time, you have surely seen some chat rooms displayed in the sidebar on the right, something like this: I will add that I consider something like this useful. ...
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Need a special link in the sidebar

At Spanish Language Beta we have an extremely useful "Resources for Learning Spanish" page. We need to get a link to it into the sidebar, and it would be nice if it would stay put, i.e. stay there ...
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Why are the developer survey results getting shown on non-computer SE sites?

I'm pretty sure the good people of The Great Outdoors (a Se site about hiking, climbing, etc.) have literally no interest in a survey of computer programmers. So why is this being shown in the side ...
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Old featured meta question intermittently appearing in “Featured on Meta” box

For some reason, a Meta question on IPS has recently erroneously appeared in the sidebar "Featured on Meta" box. Not only is this question not currently featured, it's locked. The featured tag was ...
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When post a question the side bar's position is not fixed while scrolling the page

When post a question ("Ask Question") the side bar's position is not fixed while scrolling the page. There are some extra spaces are displaying in the top. GIF for the same: Update: This issue ...
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Is the Meta SE FAQ sidebar broken?

In the sidebar, under FAQ/"Frequently Asked" (and not the "Featured on Meta" section), the link to the featured post What criteria should we use to determine which review queue indicator a site will ...
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How did judaism.stackexchange.com get a disclaimer on the sidebar?

When I go to judaism.stackexchange.com I see the following on the right side nav: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic) ...
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How to hide entire sidebar except for question stats

There's already a question on how to hide the "Hot Network Questions" from the sidebar on all Stack Exchange sites. The most popular answer suggests adding ###hot-network-questions to your adblocker's ...
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Chat room marked as spam persists on sidebar

Earlier today I noticed someone had created a spam chat room on money.se. The chat room was titled with the name of the website the spammer was advertising, and contained a spam chat message. I ...
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Http link in the side bar after the sites are rolled-out with https

In Ask Question, when you click inside the body section, we can see the How to Format section in the side bar. In the list of tips, the last line is: ► basic HTML also allowed There still the ...
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Do related linked questions really need to be linked twice?

If a related question is also linked in the OP, need it really be linked twice in the sidebar under both "Linked" and "Related"? I would have thought just displaying under 'linked' would suffice, as ...
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How to edit / how to format box overlapping with footer when scrolling down

I just edited an answer on Unix&Linux and when scrolling down, the semi-transparent right sidebar boxes "How to edit" and "How to format" kept their fixed positioning and overlapped with the page ...
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The footer link text overlaps the sidebar, even though the background of the sidebar is on top of the footer [duplicate]

The text on the footer overlaps the text on the sidebar: This is easier to see if I change the colour of the text: It also happens on Stack Overflow: But not Ask Ubuntu:
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Right-hand sidebar covers the footer on the “ask question” page and markdown help page

I have noticed that while asking questions and scrolling to the bottom of the page, the right sidebar containing recent questions covers the footer partially. Also, a part of it goes beyond the ...
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Sidebar overlaps footer on markdown help page [duplicate]

After I scroll down to the bottom of the editing-help page I see sidebar overlapping footer. Almost like in this question: Floating sidebar clash with footer in team page Screenshot:
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“How to Tag” pane text z-index is lower than footer [duplicate]

How to Tag pane text has a lower z-index than footer text, results in really hard to read information when the pane overlaps the footer. Edit Since this question has been incorrectly marked as ...
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es.SO questions aren't excluded from the Hot Questions list

As figured out in this post localized SE sites must not be displayed in the HNQ's. But es.SO actually is. Has to be fixed I guess?