Questions tagged [stack-exchange-button]

The Stack Exchange button, also known as the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™, refers to the button that appears at the top right of all Stack Exchange 2.0 sites.

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What formula should be used to determine “hot” questions?

Right now the front page Popular tab is fairly broken -- it's a simple descending sort by views. As Joel said in podcast #18, it is "a self-fulfilling prophecy." But this is not intentional, it's only ...
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In “network hot” questions formula, discard answers when voting evidence indicates that these are not good data points

TL;DR When votes of 20... 30... 100 users clearly indicate that only one or two answers are popular, it does not make sense to pretend that other answers are popular too. In current version of “...
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The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those

The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those.
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More control over multicollider

Related: Add the ability to ignore users Today, we had a guy who had an issue with a naggy user. This sort of sparked me into coming up with a new feature-request (Can't find a dupe, surprised). ...
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Why is there a comment in my inbox that doesn't exist?

Neither I nor anyone else can see the top comment, which is apparently placed against this question.
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Can the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ default to “inbox” rather than “hot questions”? [closed]

When I click on the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ button, the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ normally pops up showing "hot questions," i.e. when I first click on it this is ...
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Clicking on the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ links to StackExchange.com before page is loaded

The behavior of the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ is different before and after the page fully loads. While page is loading: Links to StackExchange.com After page load: StackExchange™ ...
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Why doesn't the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ exist on Area 51?

Aside from the "gen-u-wine™" thing I actually want to have the global-inbox enabled in Area 51 (maybe http://stackexchange.com too).
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Hide Hot Questions?

Why hide a hot question? You've read it. You're not interested. You want to see more hotness. How? Add an 'X' beside each hot question.
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Why does this URL have “?as=1” at the end of it?

Recently a URL was posted on Ask Different that looked like this: https://music.stackexchange.com/?as=1 Why does it have the "?as=1" at the end of it? I understand that it is part of the workings of ...
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Why is the list of all sites in the Stack Exchange dropdown not sorted?

I am not sure it's the right place to post this as it's common to all Stack Overflow sites. I suggest sorting sites by user reputation and then alphabetically in the all-sites list of the Stack&...
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StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ header thingy usability question

I ran into a small usability problem with the StackExchange link on the left side of the header bar. I liked that I could quickly see responses from various SE sites. But it wasn't immediately ...
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Hot Questions clips quotes wrongly in questions like '“this” and “that”'

The Hot Questions in the StackEchange dropdown display questions like "This" and "that" as This" and "that Example: Example 2:
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What type of notifications do we have?

I could not find any list so I am asking: What type of notifications do we have? From my own notifications, I could find the following: A badge was awarded. A post I made was edited. A post I made ...
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Difference in number of communities on main site

I assume the difference in the number of Stack Exchange sites/communities is a mistake... correct?
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Please bring the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ to the chat

This would be useful to have next to the all rooms button. Perhaps let it refresh each 30 or 60 seconds... :-)
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Privilege progress indicator interferes with (old) Stack Exchange dropdown

I know I'm late with this; this could be the last bug report about the old topbar. But the text on the privilege progress indicator (on your profile page) appears above the dropdown menu coming from ...
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Is there an easy way to get to www.stackexchange.com from any of the SE sites?

One thing I've noticed about the relatively new sitewide layout is that I can't find a quick way to get back to www.stackexchange.com without finding StackExchange in the sites list. As a result, I am ...
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Better criteria for the hot questions list

The list of hot questions is shown on stackexchange.com and the MultiCollider (the dropdown in the top left). The idea behind it is, as far as I understand it, to present interesting questions across ...
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Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ image wacked

And if I click on it... Looks like a CSS sprite issue... I'm thinking that the image was recently changed, by looking at the name, https://meta.stackoverflow.com/content/img/share-sprite-new@2....
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Could SE profile and hot questions support MathJax for titles and summaries?

I guess not, but just in case it's easily fixed: could the hot questions and SE profile support MathJax to render question titles and summaries? On most SE sites, the SE MultiCollider does not ...
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Stylistic and functional inconsistencies between multi-super-whatever-you-call-them drop downs

The StackExchange drop down and all-new user-status-activity-whatever drop down have different appearances, and even work a little differently. I suggest they be beat into conformance with each other. ...
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In the new StackExchange popup menu, what is the number to the left of hot questions?

To the left side of questions listed under Hot questions, I see a number. What is that number? I would think it is the number of users who seen the question, but it's not the same number I see in ...
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Clicking the top bar sometimes loads the SE homepage, sometimes shows the site switcher

When I click the "hamburger menu" in the right part of the top bar: I usually get the site switcher drop-down: But sometimes, I'm taken to http://stackexchange.com/ instead: It isn't ...
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Favicons in top-bar dropdown not SVG

Would it be possible to update the StackExchange button drop-down to include scalable vector graphics (SVG) favicons for each site? I didn't notice any mention of this during the original design and ...
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Per-site meta notifications don't ask you to see your profile

The notifications panel of the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ likes to give you an opportunity to bask in the glow of a new badge by providing a direct link to your profile on the ...
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Down arrow button for choosing the desired site

When searching for the desired SE site, the down arrow key (down) should work in order to choose the site one is looking for and hit enter to visit it, instead of using the mouse point to choose it. ...
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Global Inbox cuts preview mid &ndas HTML &ndas entity

If a HTML entity is across the limit of the preview, it is truncated, leaving things looking like this;
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Link to blogs outside BlogOverflow in StackExchange menu?

BlogOverflow blogs are being phased out, and some SE sites have set up blogs elsewhere or are discussing whether to do this. For example, WorldBuilding has a blog on Medium last year, and Language ...
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Stack Overflow in ES, PT, RU, JP have mixed-language descriptions

The international Stack Overflow sites in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese seem to have a bug in their quick site descriptions (under their titles), for they all start with the word For....
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The StackExchange menu is too high

I think the StackExchange menu should open below where I clicked, so if I click again, it closes instead of going to the StackExchange site. The way it works now violates convention for drop-down ...
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Top bar search doesn't pick up subdomains

I wanted to switch to our Cooking site in the handy dandy site switcher in the new top bar. Entering "cook" brings up nothing: ... so I have to remember that the boutique title of the site is "...
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Is it the “Stack Exchange Network” or the “Stack Overflow Network”?

When I first visit a Stack Exchange site using a different computer, browser, Incognito mode, etc. the cookie footer appears at the bottom (as it should). The message, however, says Your use of ...
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Make the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ reset itself when read from a different tab

Since recently, the StackExchange button asynchronously updates itself (meaning it shows new notifications without needing to reload the page). This is all nice and dandy, however I usually have ...
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Drop-down menus in new top bar react inconsistently to click / hover events

The behavior of the site switcher, inbox and achievements drop-downs in the new top bar seems inconvenient and unintuitive to me. I would like to propose a change to it. Expected behavior: Every ...
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StackExchange popup closes when using middle click

I recently suggested having clicking outside of the StackExchange popup close the window, and it got implmented and works great... most of the time. An unintentional side effect is that now when using ...
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Let StackExchange dialog pop up on hover as well

Since the change of the envelope/recent activity, which introduced a hover dialog behind the username on the top bar, I am so getting used to it that I unintentionally started to rant when the ...
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Could the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ show rep change in the site list?

Since the new footer was put into place I have started using the "all sites" dropdown pretty much exclusively to navigate through the sites. Some days, I just want to go through "my" sites looking at ...
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Stop sending me to stackexchange.com when I click the site-switcher

Note: I am aware that the site switcher has moved to the right side of the page. This isn't a case of me clicking the wrong icon, it's a case of the site-switcher itself being a link to stackexchange....
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Can we prepend a tag to questions shown in the “hot questions” tab of the Stack Exchange™ SuperCollider MultiDropdown™?

I was on another Stack Exchange site earlier and I looked up the 'hot questions' that you can see in the notifications bar in the top-left. I noticed that there was a gaming question there. From ...
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Change text in the menu “meta” sites in another language

Am community user StackOverflow em Português. The meta word is used as an adjective and for this reason the communities http://pt.stackoverflow.com, http://ja.stackoverflow.com and http://ru....
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I signed up for a new site and it got added under “Your Communities”

I just signed up for an account on Ask Different. After some time, I noticed that Ask Different got automatically added to my personalized list of Communities in the site switcher. As I had ...
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Cannot navigate into the multicollider with keyboard - so cannot access main / meta anymore

The original multicollider™ wouldn't even open with a keyboard, but the new one can be selected and opened with enter. However you can't actually select any of the options within it with the keyboard; ...
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Sometimes clicking on notification does not open the dropdown

As simply as the title states, sometimes when I click the red circle with a number to go to my new inbox messages in the StackExchange Dropdown, nothing happens. I've never experienced this before, it'...
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Can we get a “Favorite Site” link box somewhere?

Hi! I hope this is the correct place to ask this. I primarily use stackoverflow.com and programmers.stackexchange.com . I'd love to have maybe a dropdown at the top of the page in the menubar of my "...
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Inbox not working, SE.com down

This is what my inbox looks like: When I opened it today it had a red (3) and a blue (1). The notifications list is working, but I only see one out of three inbox entries. And this is what I see ...
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How are the sites listed under “Your Community” picked?

My "Your Community" part of the SE dropdown lists Code Review, Programmers and Board & Card Games. I have an account on each of these sites, but I also have accounts on Server Fault, Super User ...
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Markup in the allboard “hot questions” list

The all-boards "hot questions" list that you can access if you click the StackExchange button at the top left doesn't support tex markup, which leads to some akward looking hot topics. In particular, ...
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Should course-specific sites appear in the site switcher?

Site switcher currently shows two sites (private betas) that are intended for students in specific edX courses, namely HarvardX CS50 and BerkeleyX CS169. I think this is a bug, because the sites are ...
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“<br>” gets translated to actual tag, possible XSS?

the title of the question should be "why is <br> a tag..." but the literal html tag is being put in there. This is at least a bug, at worst arbitrary HTML being inserted into everyone's browser.