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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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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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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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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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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Why does this question appear twice in the hot list?

Allow me to refer you to my freehand circles: I knew Jeff really does like us folks over at Gaming!
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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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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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Notify users the first time they hit the reputation cap

Every so often, a new question is asked by someone inquiring why their rep didn't go up, even though it should. These are (nearly) always closed as a duplicate of the FAQ entry, "How does 'Reputation' ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“<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.
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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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Mods should be able to suppress questions from the Multicollider

This came up over in EL&U chat, but since it affects the whole network I'm bringing it up here. Related topics from meta.english.stackexchange.com: Should EL&U be removed from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add time stamp tooltip to Notifications window

When you drop down that SE Genuine DropDown window, it would be nice to see the time stamp for that notification like you do for your inbox. When I hover my mouse over an inbox message, I'll get ...
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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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Ominous red glow around blue notification bubble [closed]

On sites like those in Public beta where the red inbox bubble has a red glow to it, the blue notification has a red glow as well: This clashes and sort of goes against the spirit of the notifications ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does the global inbox notify me again of messages I've already viewed in the inbox?

There is a similar question here already: The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those The issue there was that the OP had viewed the relevant ...
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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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Multicollider breaking HTML entities [closed]

The multicollider seems to have taken upon itself to partially escape apostrophes and break itself: Code behind it: The actual comment (with code): Minor, but it's still a bug. OK, it's more of a ...
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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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Put MSE under Stack Exchange in the Top Bar, when Stack Exchange is the current community

On regular sites, the current community you're on lists its meta directly under it in the new Multicollider. The big exception is that there's no meta listed when you're in SE chat and not under a ...
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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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Show the meta, chat and blog in the top bar for other sites on hover

This feature request originated from here (upon request). Can we adjust the StackExchange button, aka the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™, to show the meta, chat and blog for the 'other' ...
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Global notification of moderator elections have the wrong URL

From my stomping grounds at Biblical Hermeneutics, I checked out the new global notification system. (I'm really happy about the change, by the way. It's so much better than Big Slidy Orange.) At ...
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Pressing Enter should not refresh the page [duplicate]

Currently, pressing Enter after entering a partial simply refreshes the page. This should not happen. If I have not selected a site, then pressing Enter should do nothing. If I wanted to refresh, I ...
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“More StackExchange communities” list, “Русский язык”

If you click the Stack Exchange site drop-down menu: and look closely at the menu item for "Русский язык", you'll see the following: . At the moment it is read as "For лингвистов, ...
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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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The link to stackexchange.com in the Stack Exchange dropdown is not recognizable as a link

The Stack Exchange dropdown was very recently changed to the format in this screenshot: The item highlighted by the red circle is a link to the list of all SE sites on stackexchange.com. The two ...
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The StackExchange™ AttentionCathalizer TwitteringFeedotron™ should check a question's status before twitteriring it

Case in point: Okami questions... ur.ly/BR5A #wii StackGaming The question author got his question deleted a few minutes after he posted it. Still, it was the only question asked in this ...
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Area 51 and Careers favicons are loaded with an absolute scheme

The Area 51 favicon is loaded with an absolute (http) scheme, which makes my pretty green lock go away when I open the site switcher: All of the links to notifications et al also use the http scheme, ...
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Feature Request: moving the “Stack Exchange” link on the “StackExchange” menu?

The StackExchange button in the upper-left corner of all of the sites is a menu. It has the little down-arrow next to it, and after clicking, a menu-like thing pops up. When I want to dismiss the box,...