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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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Can we have read only access to the HNQ word blacklist?

As explained in Profanity in hot questions list there is a blacklist of words that will prevent a question from appearing in the Hot Network Questions sidebar on other Stack Exchange sites. Can we ...
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Is having the sidebar on the right side better?

As I know, all SE sites inherit current global layout, namely the right-hand sidebar and the left-hand Q/A column. From my point of view, however, the left-hand sidebar is significantly better in ...
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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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“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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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 ...
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'Related' question on the sidebar is moved to new line from their respective upvote scores?

Not sure if this has been asked. If so please delete this post. Since the new standardization of sidebar, I notice 'related' question on the sidebar is moved to new line from their respective upvote ...
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Wider sidebar appears to have narrowed my main content area in Chrome

The recent change to the sidebar was, I understand, supposed to widen the sidebar without affecting the main content area of the page, meaning it might send some stuff off the right margin for smaller ...
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Expand elements to fit the new sidebar [closed]

There are a number of elements that go in the sidebar that seem malformed with the new width they've gained. Site Stats (beta sites): That looks incomplete - could the horizontal lines be expanded, ...
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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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Movies & TV site have inconsistent display with other communities [closed]

I see an inconsistency issue in the Movies & TV site's question page compared with other Stack Exchange communities. Right-hand side bar section titles in CAPS. In the right-hand side bar ...
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Encouraging Area 51 proposal ads in the side bar

Sometimes there are ads on the side bar for site proposals: I want people to see ads for a site proposal that I am interested in. Is there something I have to do to encourage ads for a specific ...
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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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SharePoint site logo is too black in Hot Network Questions sidebar

The logo of SharePoint site is just too black in the sidebar: Can this please be changed to something else, e.g. bright blue? (#D1EBFF in my example) Worth to mention, that on retina display ...
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Movies & TV hot network question ads have poor colouring. Please improve it?

A hot network question just showed up on RPG.SE for Movies & TV, which is fine, but its colouring is nuts: Could M&TV have their ad adjusted slightly so that it doesn't do uncomfortable ...
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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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Hot Network Question's icon should go its community front page [duplicate]

Why not have the icons to the left of each of the 'Hot Network Questions' go to that community's front page? Seems logical.
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Job posting locations are now (sometimes) in Chinese?

I noticed today that the "Jobs near you" sidebar now features locations written in Chinese. Although I do read the language, I don't believe I've ever used an OS or browser with a Chinese language ...
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Where do high view counts come from?

On a couple of the Stack Exchange network sites in which I regularly participate, there will frequently be a new question (less than an hour old) with views reaching 1k, 2k, or even more. Normally ...
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Toggle favorite tags from “Related Tags” list in sidebar

On any SE site, meta or not, for anybody using tags at all, it is a very useful feature to be able to change tag favorites. List of questions showing the questions tags provide brilliant support ...
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Sidebar overlaps footer when scrolling down [duplicate]

I am not sure if this was previously reported (if so, please excuse me) or if it is even considered a bug, but i see what is shown in the image below when i go to "New Question" page in Stack Overflow ...
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Post edit sidebar text overlaps bottom bar [duplicate]

I understand this has already been addressed but on Meta it appears the minimal style is causing this to be an issue. Since it's not styled as a post-it note or anything of the sort (i.e. no opaque ...
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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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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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'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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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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Proposal for displaying days in beta stat in site stats

Could we also see days in beta in the Site Stats sidebar for every beta site? Please some StackExchange people respond in some way for this request.
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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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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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“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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Background-Image of Stack Exchange Newsletter Advertisement does not fit

Not a big thing, but the Background-Image (https://meta.stackexchange.com/content/stackexchangemeta/img//newsletter-ad.png) of the Stack Exchange Newsletter Advertisement does not fit in the sidebar ...
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Bug in the look of side bar- 4 digit post score is not fitting in the box but 3 digits are fitting correctly [duplicate]

I know some related questions have been asked before but all are 3 digit score related and in my question, three digit scores are correctly fitting in the side bar but 4 digit scores are not fitting ...
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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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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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Overlapping Text on Stack Overflow comments [duplicate]

I was just reading through some comments on URL rewriting with PHP and noticed the comments overlap the right-sidebar links slightly.
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The sidebar recent blog link goes to the mobile site [duplicate]

The sidebar link to the most recent blog post: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2014/10/new-editing-badges-and-enhancements-to-suggested-edits/?cb=1 includes ?cb=1, which appears to cause the mobile ...
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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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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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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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Votes display under Linked Questions is broken [duplicate]

I've noticed this only on MSE; the number of votes under the linked or related sections gets displayed in more than one rows if the number of votes exceeds 99 votes (two digits): and Using Google ...
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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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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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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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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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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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When does a new proposal/site get promoted? [duplicate]

From time to time we see sidebar advertisements promoting new Area51 proposals or new sites like On what criteria are those ads chosen? Are those hand-picked, is there an algorithm? Can I do ...
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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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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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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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Sidebar links on the “ask question”-page should open in a new tab

The sidebar links on the "Ask question"-page should open in a new tab, instead of the same window. The "formatting help"-link already does so, but all others ("visit the help center", "asking help", "...
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Move review indicators to the sidebar

Ok, dare I say it... but I actually preferred the top-bar without the review indicators being there. Now, I totally see the need for them to be prominent, but prominent enough for them to be in the ...