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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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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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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 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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We're standardizing the sidebar width at 300px on all sites

Update: this change is now live across the network. You'll still see some narrow 220px ads because it's going to take us a good while to update all of the old ads, but if you see any other style ...
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Make hot questions with multiple answers age away faster on smaller / subjective-ish sites [duplicate]

Due to extended exposure to wide SE network, hot questions tend to attract certain amount of low quality answers 1 2 3. These answers would better be (and eventually are) removed, but on smaller / ...
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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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Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly

The score for the 4 questions are 111, 1218, 261 and 5 respectively, but they display 2 digits per line. This is an obvious bug in design.
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Small overlapping text on Related questions in MSE

Just noticed a minor css issue on this question: Math Stackexchange said "We are Offline" until I reset my router - Why? The related questions on the right hand side have some overlapping ...
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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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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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Increase the Hot Network Questions randomness (proposal for testing)

Related: Ease up on the Hot Network Question Randomness. This is a recent change which resulted in a 30% increase in engagement. All of this engagement came from repeated clicks... we do have ...
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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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Floating sidebar can get too long and obscure footer [duplicate]

Sometimes, when you create a question which returns a lot of similar questions, it makes the height of the floating "Similiar Questions" box too big to fit on the page. As a result, it blocks some of ...
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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?
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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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Eeeek! Hot Network Questions killed recent tags and recent badges

I was really used to see the "recent tags" and "recent badges" on the homepage of each site. Now both are no more, replaced by the hottest 12 questions of the network - same list on all sites. Yes ...
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Suppress Hot Questions containing MathJax markup on non-MathJax sites homepage [duplicate]

The Hot Questions list sometimes includes topics from TeX and mathematics sites. These sites have MathJax enabled to permit users to better ask questions. When a question with such markup in the title ...
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Websockets break caching

Since some time, the SE network has "Hot Network Questions" in a sidebar. Interesting as they are, I click on one of them. It occurs quite frequently that I see another interesting question after ...
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“There are currently N bounties, worth X reputation” dynamic ad and the new sidebar width

You've probably seen this sidebar ad on one or more community-ads-enabled Stack Exchange sites over the years: The image is dynamically generated from a non-officially SE app that uses the Stack ...
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How are the chatrooms shown in the sidebar selected?

The side bar on the right usually displays some interesting stuff. For example community bulletin, hot network questions, recent badges etc. On some pages some chat rooms are shown in the side bar. ...
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Long comments can break layout [duplicate]

A sufficiently long comment without spaces can break the page's layout:
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Are rooms associated with per-site-metas shown when viewing a question?

I will include a rather lengthy explanation, which might be unnecessary for users familiar with the stuff I describe. Therefore: TL;DR: Per-site-metas can have chat rooms associated with them, too. ...
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Show the Chat box in the sidebar for Public Beta sites

There's usually a sidebar link to the chat of all SE 2.0 sites on the main/meta pages. However, this link doesn't show up in the sidebar for public beta sites: You can see this on Cognitive ...
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Show in linked/related questions sidebar whether a question has answers or not

Currently, in the linked/related sidebar, without opening the question the user can only distinguish whether the question has an accepted answer (green icon) or not (grey icon). I often eagerly open ...
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Let's make the hot network questions icons clickable

I would like to see the icons in the 'Hot Network Questions' right panel clickable, leading to the homepage of the site where the question comes from. It would make it more comfortable to switch to ...
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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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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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Featured MSE posts are not listed in the sidebar of child Meta sites [duplicate]

Stack Overflow currently shows two featured posts in the sidebar under Featured on Meta: MSE: A proposed philosophy of question migration MSO: Documentation Update, September 29th Meta Stack ...
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Weight Hot Network Questions sidebar by viewer

I see that a lot of the Hot Network Questions in the sidebar aren't in areas that I'm even remotely interested in. How about we show Hot Network Questions differently to each viewer based on the ...
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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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FAQ sidebar for per site metas

Meta Stack Exchange has a nice side bar over when you are on the main page (the one you hit when you go to the 'meta' link, not the 'questions' tab). It's great. You can see there is a 'faq' ...
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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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Please don't stretch the old community ads!

So the sidebar got stretched by about 30%. No problem. This entails a change to the network-provided ads (not visible above certain rep thresholds) and to the community ads. No problem. Some old ads ...
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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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When does Area 51 proposal start to be advertised on the right-hand panel?

Area51 proposals are being advertised now all over the network? doesn't seem to answer this question. For instance, I recollect that I first saw 'Economics Q&A', under which the Commitment rate ...
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Open Hot Network Questions in a read-only mode

The HNQ is a hot-button issue but I think it's safe to say that the way the HNQ visitors interact with a site can often be problematic. This question on preventing "drive-by upvotes" from non-regular ...
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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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Show number of answers as tooltip in the sidebar questions

I don't know it is good idea or not but as an user when I go to some question and couldn't find good answer there I tend to look into the sidebar questions. It shows me number of upvotes for each ...
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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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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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Duplicate Questions sidebar

At the moment, a question can have multiple duplicates linking back to it, but once you link backwards from a duplicate there's no way to link forward to later versions of the question....which makes ...
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Remove underused elements from the sidebar

The sidebar of SE sites is pretty busy, there are a lot of different elements that are shown there, most of them only in a specific context. There are very important elements there, like the election ...
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Is it possible to prevent a chat room from appearing in the sidebar of a site?

I'm currently writing new aviation-related commands for the chat bot, and I've setup a room to debug in. Is it possible to remove this room from the sidebar?
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Why does this question show up in the Frequently Asked Questions list if it isn't tagged [faq]?

Currently, the Frequently Asked Questions list on the Meta homepage looks like this: But the very first question on that list isn't tagged with faq at all! Is this a bug, or can questions ...
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The chat box is lagging behind

The chat box in the sidebar is constantly lagging behind. Right now on math.SE it's showing this: But in reality, four math.SE rooms have been active since then, and there has been ample time for the ...
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Can we neaten the tag listing in wildcard-tag search results?

Introduced in 2009 was the ability to add wildcards to favourite and ignored tags. This is great, because it means I can favourite css and css3 with a single favourite tag. The problem with this is ...
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UI bug in favicon sprite?

Looks like there's a small design bug with the icons in the favicon sprite in the Hot Network Questions section of the page (Maybe they're too close togther? ) I'm using opera 18.0 on Windows 7 (at ...
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Show titles of sidebar items in tooltips

If you mouse over just about anything on a Stack Exchange page -- buttons, post links, user cards, even timestamps -- you'll get a helpful tooltip. If, on the main page, you mouse over the title of a ...