Questions tagged [status-review]

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When implementing a major design / workflow change, offer an opt-in beta testing option before release

As we've seen recently with both the updated user profile and homepage designs, it's difficult sometimes to gauge the impact that this will have on users' experience just from screenshots or a video ...
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Search using symbols is broken

We used to be able to use symbols in search, but that now appears to be broken. I'd expect a search for [python] += list to return a result, but instead the search engine appears to put quotes around ...
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Site oneboxes are often white, invisible

Oneboxing of site links is often not visible, especially on beta sites: Many sites, like Ask Ubuntu and Sharepoint also have predominantly white logos in oneboxes. These images should have a ...
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What is the future for Imgur and SE?

SE relies on Imgur for hosting images and avatars on public sites. Most of the content is text, but the images are often important as well. So the part that is delegated to Imgur is a pretty important ...
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Stack Exchange's keyboard shortcuts are not accessible to visually impaired users

By keyboard shortcuts I mean these: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site. We can switch them on in our preferences. When screen reader or keyboard accessibility issues come up from time ...
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Let diamond moderators (or even regular users) search for unregistered users

Unregistered users don't show up as searchable in a site's user list, but diamond moderators may need to look them up from time to time on account of their interactions with the site. Regular users ...
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Why am I receiving marketing emails from SO when I have unchecked every option in the email settings?

I received the email that is being discussed here. The thing is, I don't subscribe to any emails in the settings on SO. It seems like a bit of an oversight that a user who went out of their way to ...
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Update wording in subject of automated "100k reputation" email

I recently received an automated email from @juan.garza of the Community Management Team. Subject: Bicycles Stack Exchange — You're killing it. Now my immediate thought was "what have I done ...
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Is it possible to disable the Welcome Back banner?

I have been a Stack Exchange member for over 6 years, with accounts on over 90 sites. I have several thousand total rep. I've seen the "Welcome Back" banner hundreds of times and clicked "close this ...
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"Bot" label appears next to my username when I delete a comment posted by the Community bot

On this post: A user asked an off-topic question The community closed it An irrelevant comment was posted by the Community Bot I (a moderator) deleted the irrelevant comment My username in the ...
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Suggested edits retain redacted information

I noticed while approving a redaction, that suggested edits may retain text which is later redacted. With a bit of mod collusion with Community ♦ and another helpful moderator, I was able to reproduce ...
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Why was the Ubuntu Code of Conduct clause removed from the Ask Ubuntu terms of service?

Looking back at the old Terms of Service, I noticed they used to contain a special paragraph about Ask Ubuntu. When accessing the askubuntu.com, meta.askubuntu.com, or chat.askubuntu.com sites ("...
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Can't login to SEDE - "StackApps authentication failed"

When I try to login to the Stack Exchange Data Explorer using Stack Overflow, it fails with the following error message: StackApps authentication failed I've tried several browsers, and even in ...
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If someone is tabbing around the site, offer to turn on keyboard shortcuts

Turning on keyboard shortcuts... isn't the simplest thing to do. You have to either previously know about them, or happen to stumble upon them buried deep in your settings. This isn't really helpful ...
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Automatically resize images if their file size is too large

I posted this in 2018 here and it was marked as status-deferred. It's almost three years later and this is still an issue on Gardening and Landscaping and any site where photos are used to help ...
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<3k users can raise two flags on the same question using keyboard shortcuts

Normally, you can only flag a post once: once you've raised, say, a spam flag on a question, the system will prevent you from casting a recommend closure flag using the mouse. On one site, I raised a ...
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The new forced-frame-with-white-background causes issues to user avatars that contain transparency

It appears that the new design that has been rolled out recently forces a frame with a white background when displaying the user avatar at the top of the page. I'm kind of forced to use gravatar to ...
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Wrong language in recent achievements

The "Achievements" menu on Skeptics shows me Russian text near my achievements: The Russian text is: Узнайте больше об этом в Справке Which means: Learn more about it in Help. I have ...
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Could we have longer automatic suspensions for destroyed profiles, and better communication with these users?

Currently, when a user is destroyed for spamming or deleted as no longer welcome to participate, there's a short 14-day automatic suspension meant to keep them from using a newly-created profile with ...
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Please avoid creation of tags with full-width alphanumeric characters

At Stack Overflow for Japanese (SOja), we can use full-width alphanumeric characters for tags. In Japanese, these characters are used almost the same as their half-width version. Example: half-width:...
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SE API forgot how to order badges lexicographically

As of recently, the Stack Exchange API endpoint for listing named badges started to error out when choosing to sort the result set by name. Can this be fixed as soon as possible, please? Switching to ...
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Flag notices on nominations are confusing for moderators

The new election system has solved several problems with regards to flagging nominations and comments (both were badly needed), but the UX has fallen down in a weird way. I visited the SO election ...
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Every "about" to translate should have its own source string

An old issue regarding the "About" section of the profile: Separate keys for the "About" string in the Transifex is happening again. This time, it's in the new user profile layout: ...
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When a retraction is not a retraction. Please update close-menu message

Sometimes, when close-voting, the question gets closed and subsequently reopened in very short order. If attempting to recast a close-vote, this dialogue appears: It tells me that I can't vote to ...
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Child protection: "scat" and pornography recognition filters

We've had yet another unsuitable post on Worldbuilding. The title was innocent enough: I'm think of making steam punk/fansty hybrid do you have any suggestions The body of the question contained ...
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Anonymized chat messages are now searchable by user

Something appears to have changed recently whereby anonymised messages have become searchable under the user. For example; https://chat.stackoverflow.com/search?user=1640606&q=stackoverflow This ...
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Responsive design of the question list isn't compact enough on small screens

If I understand correctly, the current mobile version of the site is obsolete and is no longer updated, the official mobile app is officially dead, and the full version of the site with adaptive ...
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Closing 'own' question leaves a nonsensical comment

(Comment link; it was not auto-deleted as suggested in a comment) Notice the color of the username's background. It is the question asker. When closing own question, the new auto-comment does not ...
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Default election question about reaching 10k or 20k rep is inaccurate for sites with beta-level privileges

One of the default questions in election questionnaires is In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep? (source) That was ...
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404: Q1 2022 Community team roadmap not found

Since we are now on our way into the second month of the Q2 of 2022, it is time to address the elephant in the room: where is the Q1 2022 Community team roadmap? It hasn't been published on the blog; ...
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Either fix edit preview display to render bare links to more than five sites just like the post renderer, or convert all links

This is probably easier to show than tell... On the recent question Is asking for user stories off-topic on meta sites?, I see the following: As you can see, the first five links render properly, ...
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Please remove some redundant tags from the list of default tags on child metas

As seen in the answer to What tags exist by default on child metas?, there are some redundant tags in the list of defaults. From the following list, please remove one of each pair: tags or tagging ...
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The top bar on Area 51 is malformed

The top bar on Area 51 seems to be malformed: For a while now, Area 51 has been using an older version of the top bar on Stack Exchange sites, that better conforms with its 2011 design. However, it ...
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Searching for title:"phrase here" (with the quotation marks) returns search results for question and answer bodies if none exist for the title

From the help center's article on searching: To limit your search to just the title of a question, use title: followed by the search term. Likewise, search the body only (exclude the title) with body:...
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stackexchange.com missing cookie consent logic

There appear to be two bugs on stackexchange.com regarding GDPR/CookieLaw and cookie consent: There's no cookie consent dialog, similar to the rest of the Stack Exchange network You can't manage ...
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Incomplete table Markdown causes preview to appear fine while it's broken when posted

A usual one line table has the below syntax: |this is one line table| |----| and render as: this is one line table If we omit the vertical lines: |this is one line table| ---- It is rendered the ...
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Entering some Stack Overflow pages, I am having a bad user experience (Corporate Network User)

Entering some Stack Overflow pages, I am having a bad user experience. It happens that when entering the main pages where the questions are displayed, it usually takes me a long time to fully load the ...
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"Please consider nominating in the current election" banner is shown to anonymous and low-rep users

If you visit a site that has a running election in the nomination phase (example, at the time of writing the post), you get a banner with the following message: We need your help! Please consider ...
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Empty banner on election page for future elections

When viewing the election page of an election which hasn't started yet, there's an empty blue banner at the bottom: It should either be hidden, or filled with something like Nominations will start ...
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How are 'status-deferred' and 'status-declined' used by staff?

This isn't covered by How does Meta Stack Exchange work?, as that just explains the tags, but I want to know how they are used by the staff. From experience this differs from the tag description. As ...
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JS broken on older web browsers due to undefined 'globalThis'

It seems a recent change in StackExchange has rendered it no longer working correctly on my browser (Firefox 60.7esr). The error message is: ReferenceError: globalThis is not defined As a result, ...
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Could the moderator flag dashboard have an indicator if a post is in the review queue?

This comes from Moderator flag dashboard design refresh (alpha) when I posted an answer and was asked to move it to a different question. Suppose an old answer gets flagged as Not an answer or Very ...
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The placeholder image for community promotion ads doesn't reflect the new sidebar width

I was checking out the community promotion ads meta thread for Game Development. For these threads, the answer textbox is pre-filled with some placeholder structure for convenience. The placeholder ...
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Timeline doesn't show review task results if you don't have the minimum reputation required to access any review queue

It seems that on sites where you don't have the access review queues privilege, you don't see the results of reviews in the timeline. Example: However, you are able to click on the review itself to ...
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Long word in title overflows into right column in suggested edits queue

In the suggested edit review queue, it seems if the title of a question contains a very long word it will overflow into the right column. This is the review item in question. Using Windows 10, ...
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Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in "This page requires more privileges" page

Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in the "This page requires more privilege" page? If we are not yet achieved the reputation to the privileges and trying to access the tool options, we ...
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Make it easy to suspend all question subscriptions

As someone who uses question subscriptions a lot (I seem to have 287 of them), there come times when I want to suspend them, i.e. take a vacation from SX. Currently this is hard - I'd have to manage ...
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Filter URL Parameter not considered when navigating between user pages on Metas

On MSO, when looking at the users page, the participation, voters, and editors tabs have the option to add "filters". The default is "month", but there are also "week", &...
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Reviewing a First Answer with red flags leads to "Possible spam" notice shown for question

There is a First Answers review item about a (questionable) answer that received four (still pending) rude/abusive flags. That leads to the familiar notice Our system has identified this post as ...
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Auto-replaced affiliate link not working

I just posted an answer on the Arts & Crafts site containing two links to products on Amazon. One is a link to an Amazon search rather than a specific product. It displays as entered when ...
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