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“Your Communities” dropdown still shows my old rep counts for some sites

When I look at my network profile, I can see that my rep counts have already been recalculated after the question upvote value was increased. I now have about 350-450 extra rep on the five sites I ...
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Distinguish questions and answers in reputation alerts

When question upvotes were worth five points and answer upvotes ten, it was immediately obvious what new reputation was for. If I saw "+5" it meant that a question got upvoted while if I saw "+10" it ...
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Rep change alert pops up then vanishes upon refresh

Say I get an upvote on an answer. +10 indicator shows up, great, I click, click out, it's gone. Then if I click to a different page, or refresh it, it'll pop up for a second and then go away without ...
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How can I always show the search bar at a medium window width?

My preferred window width is wide enough to have plenty of space between the left-hand icons and the right-hand icons, but too narrow to have the search bar displayed. How can I cause it to be always ...
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No review, only hats

I can’t see the review or help icon in the top bar. All I see is hats and some other stuff: The help icon is typically missing for me when I unlock review. But it’s blocked by hats even on sites ...
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Queue counts inconsistent?

Recently, on AskUbuntu, we (chat) were clearing out queues as normal, but then we noticed something strange. Typically, the 10k+ flag/queue counter is pretty up-to-date in the topbar, which includes ...
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Notification on achievements dialog doesn't take account deletion into account

A minor issue with the notification on the achievements dialog in the top bar: it doesn't seem to properly handle account deletions. Steps to reproduce: Have an account with enough reputation to ...
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Review-needed indicator is trigger happy [duplicate]

Since I recently gained 2K, and quickly thereafter 3k reputation here on MSE the review queues became accessible to me. Every now and then I check on them to see if there is something that needs ...
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Encoded HTML entities in mod message popup

New meta post alerts for mods are sometimes shown with HTML entities: I think this is new, but possibly I've just been blind for several years, or maybe it only happens in rare conditions since some ...
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Achievements can be used against us by trolls

See this: It's real. (Thanks Manishearth for helping me on this!) Any user with upvote privilege can simply click the upvote button repeatedly to cause this to any other user, at any time. How ...
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Please don't show the red dot indicator for review items I can't do

This is not a duplicate of Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled, because this reports different things from that question. That question is specifically about the case where the ...
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“Review queues” button spots an “attention badge” even while you are review banned [duplicate]

Possibly only during the last [your timezone - SO timezone] hours of ban, but, for obvious reasons, that's hard to verify as an end user. Update, as I fell for an attention test with a too-short late ...
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You can scroll sideways on the SE sites dropdown

What the dropdown normally looks like: But if you middle click on the YOUR COMMUNITIES bar, you can scroll to the side: Middle click scroll makes the mouse look like this: Then you move to scroll. ...
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Bug in Badge Award display? [duplicate]

This morning, I was awarded "Nice Answer" in Super User. However, I was viewing a different stack (Puzzling) at the time I noticed the award, and the notification had the PUZZLING badge icon instead ...
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Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled

I have found the red alert has been helpful in prompting me to review queues. There should be red when there's red dots against review queues: image stolen from When I look at the review icon, I see ...
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Reputation change text is not centered vertically inside green block in Android Chrome

In Chrome on Android 7.0 reputation change in topbar is not aligned vertically (i.e. shifted to the top): In Chrome on iOS reputation change looks fine:
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Does the silver badge count have a different font weight or size than the bronze one on MSE?

I was looking at my badges here on MSE. It appears to me the silver badge count has a different font-weight / font-size then the bronze badge count and the reputation. I tried looking at the sites ...
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Alignment issue in the previous year's Winter Bash site's top bar

There is an alignment issue in the previous year's Winter Bash site's top bar. The tool tip texts are displayed next to its DIV. For example, when trying to access the following Winter Bash sites, I ...
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Make it easier to edit “My Communities” list

Currently when we edit the "My Communities" list in the top bar, we have to: Type at least part of the desired site name. Click the item that shows up. Click "Add". Three whole steps! If I want to ...
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Color for new events in dropdown is too light

Whenever I get new reputation events, badges, or comments I end up scrolling too far because the highlight is too light. See for example in this image: The regular background is white (#FFFFFF) ...
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Search functionality is easy to miss on Stack Exchange sites

Came to the Parenting site and it took a while to find the search functionality. This blends into the top bar so much it would certainly take forever to find the search window being hidden in plain ...
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Not able to see the newsletter confirmation message box fully when the top bar stickiness is enabled

When the top bar stickiness is enabled, if I'm subscribe or unsubscribe any newsletter, not able to see the confirmation message box. It was sticky with the top bar. After I scrolled the page too, ...
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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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Should the top navigation be frozen (optional)?

In Excel, the window can be frozen in place in such a way that you can always see the name of the column even though you go way down below the 'fold' of the screen. On SE, when you scroll, the whole ...
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New review navigation does not tell review-banned users what happened or why

When I am review-banned, the direct effect is that when I click the review icon in the top-bar, I get this: This doesn’t tell me anything about what's going on, just that all review queues have ...
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Use more available space for search box in top bar

Today I noticed that top bar's search box width was increased. It's a good news! But I can't understand why it's not increased even more. In particular, the right offset could be minimized as done for ...
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Notification button not loading on the top bar

The message notification menu on the top bar seems broken. Everything else seems ok, but not being able to read my notifications is bad. Can we have it fixed please?
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Hidden left nav looks weird (blue linkish design)

Previously the left nav hidden in the topbar had the same black layout as the uncollapsed nav. However recently they turned into some strange bluish/link color. I don't think this is intentional: ...
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I got 1 reputation on SO meta, is it a bug? [duplicate]

I pinned the SO meta to the SE site switcher. I looked at my reputation and it is 1. When I go to SO meta I am not suspended or my reputation is one. Is this intended? The SO meta reputation in the ...
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Alignment issue in stackexchange.com site switcher

There is an alignment issue in the stackexchange.com site switcher. The icon is not properly padding with adjacent text. Screenshot for reference: Note: There was a bug reported and completed ...
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Area 51 navigation bar doesn't display properly in half-window mode

When in half-windowed mode, the Area 51 top navigation bar's dark blue background breaks on the right side of the screen, showing the text over the background image, in Firefox and Chrome.
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Top bar notifications (global inbox, +reputation) reset after refreshing or visiting another page

Normally, when you click the Inbox or the Achievements icon in the top bar, the notification (x new messages, +y reputation) clear. They still do, but upon refreshing the page, they're back to their ...
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Please make the red dot visible also if there are pending reviews near timeout

(example) Now the problem is that surely enough people has seem that site with the privilege of making a decision about my suggestion. The problem is that the review queues on smaller sites (...
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Why is there sometimes a dot on the review tab when there's nothing in the queues? [duplicate]

I oftentimes have a dot on the review queues tab, normally indicating that there's stuff to review in the queues, yet nothing is available for reviewing, in both main and meta sites. What does it ...
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Available length of search inputs is different between top bar and search page

The top bar length for search query is 240 symbols, but for the search input on the search page the length is limited to 140 symbols. This leads to weird behaviour, when a can only delete the ...
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Vertical scroll bar overlaps top static bar

In attached image, Vertical scrollbar just overlaps when code snippets is too big and am scrolling up on code snippet area that time vertical scroll will overlap to top static bar.
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Recent names popup may overlap the top bar

Users that has changed their names at least once may see the "recent names" link in the Profile page and the corresponding popup with the list of names. Scrolling the page when this popup is opened ...
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Missing item in Achievements

Yesterday I wrote an answer and subsequently noticed an alert on the Achievements icon for upvotes. Clicking on it and returning to the answer, I noticed that the answer score was +5 (with 5 upvotes ...
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Always show rep lost when downvoting an answer in achievements badging

The "badging" I refer to in the title is the little enclosed number that shows how much rep you gained since you last opened the drop-down. Nothing to do with bronze/silver/gold "badges". In the ...
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Top of answer covered by sticky top bar after clicking direct link… if it's a short answer just near enough to the bottom of the page

I thought this was resolved after my other question was status-completed, but I just saw it again. This is the first time that I've seen it since then, so it only happens in very specific ...
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Why the first post review tab is red? [duplicate]

This happened to me on the ELU stack exchange, though I figure perhaps this could happen on the other sites. The review tab has a red dot on the left of the first post review tab, however it's ...
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Replace Stack Exchange logo by site's logo in the top bar

One of the complaints I have seen about the new design is that it is more uniform that it used be and often it is difficult to distinguish sites from another.1 (Especially if you are viewing a ...
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Capitalize “your reputation” in topbar tooltip

Most tooltips in the topbar are capitalized: But not the reputation: Let's capitalize your reputation!
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Incorrect tooltip for inbox messages before manual page refresh

When you have unread inbox messages the topbar inbox button contains an indicator with number and tooltip is saying "You have unread inbox messages": Now you can click on the button to see unread ...
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Size of the search textbox in the top bar is increased suddenly on all the sites

Size of the search textbox in the top bar is increased suddenly. I can recall the size of the textbox being smaller previously. Is the textbox size increased on purpose, or is this a bug?
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The icon positions are changed in the Top(bar) hat

I am aware that Monica Cellio suggested the Top(bar) Hat. When compared with the current actual top bar, the icon positions of achievements and review are interchanged. Even in Monica Cellio's ...
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What is the new 'Snow-Flake' symbol? [duplicate]

Good day. Today I was just working when I saw that there was a snowflake in the top-bar-menu, and it had a purple notification number on it. I had never seen it before. Note: This has been solved ...
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Top bar bug - no reputation shown for Area 51

The top bar's hamburger menu displays all the community's you're a member of, and your reputation there. Area 51 is displayed there, but its reputation isn't. Funnily enough, Area 51 Discussion Zone ...
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Make the Stack Exchange logo in top bar more useful by having it open a menu

Currently, the Stack Exchange logo in the top bar (on all sites except Stack Overflow, which has its own unique top bar) is a simple link to https://stackexchange.com/. I do not find it useful in any ...
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Area 51 reputation changes do not show up in the new Top Bar

The new Top-Bar does not show reputation changes from Area 51.