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Responsive "Tour" page has extra right space due to one section that is not responsive (only when logged out)

Left: iPhone; right: Firefox desktop Click either for higher resolution (URL) Also makes scrolling on a mobile device funky; keeps twitching right. To reproduce: log out. (Thanks @Laurel)
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How can I find the revisions history for the help center?

Some parts of the help center can be edited by the moderators and, of course, any part can be edited by a Stack Exchange employees. According to this post, the link to revisions is accessible to ...
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Animations are missing in the Tour page

On the Stack Exchange Tour page, there are some animations for the images, those are pulling from right to left. Sample animation: But those animations are missing in the other Stack Exchange site's ...
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Please add some basic guidance on voting to the tour

I just had to deal with an understandably irate user who had been participating on the site I moderate only in one specific tag, where only a very small group of people were active. It turned out that ...
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The number of communities listed on the Tour page is not the same as on the About Us page [duplicate]

The Tour page states that (bolding added for emphasis): Stack Exchange is a network of 177 communities that are created and run by experts and enthusiasts like you who are passionate about a specific ...
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Add a history event to a question when it is selected or deselected for the tour page

Right now, it's hard to track the history of which questions have been used on the tour page. It's not possible to know when someone selected a question for the tour page and who, and when it was ...
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Tour page question edits

I recently edited a question to format it more nicely, and edited its top two answers to make them more standard by our modern community consensuses and practices. Then, I edited the tour page ...
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Some meta sites insist that I take the main sites' tours, but don't recognize that I already have [duplicate]

On three sites: User Ray Butterworth - Music Fans Meta Stack Exchange User Ray Butterworth - Operations Research Meta Stack Exchange User Ray Butterworth - Physics Meta Stack Exchange my badges ...
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Tour: Why centered text, and no nbsp?

Examples: https://meta.stackexchange.com/tour https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/tour div.col-full has text-align: center instead of text-align: left, making them harder to read From Wikipedia -...
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Moderators should be notified if the tour reverts to the unicorn question

The tour is not a page I visit regularly, so I wouldn’t notice if the example question there later became ineligible for selection and the system reverted to the generic "unicorn" example (...
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Trying to choose a sample question for the tour gives an error

Elected moderators are able to change which question is used for the tour. However, when trying to do so on RPG's tour (mostly to find out what that function actually looks like/works), it just (...
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When did Stack Exchange debut?

https://stackoverflow.com/company says y'all started in 2008. https://stackexchange.com/about says y'all started in 2010. Which is correct?
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What does the symbol ; }) mean?

What does the symbol ; }) mean? In all the Stack Exchange site's Tour pages, I can see the symbol. Is it a smiley? Or is it due to a code block not being closed properly?
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Will the old "about me" message be affected by these recent pronoun usage rules?

While browsing various Stack Exchange sites + the private one I am currently administrating where I work I see that many profiles still show the classic About me placeholder: Apparently, this user ...
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Tour for SE: Question upvote score +5 is not updated to +10

Tour page +5: question voted up should be changed to +10 in light of recent changes. Source: SE Main Tour
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Change text about "rise to the top" on the tour page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/tour The order is dependent on selected sort option. Only accepted answer always shown first regardless of sorting choice. So, maybe we need to change this text?
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What are the criteria for questions to appear in the list for choosing to use on tour page? [duplicate]

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/about/choose-question On this page there is a list of questions, from which moderators can choose one question to be shown on the /tour page. What are the ...
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Clicking welcome notification on international Stack Overflow sites incorrectly opens English Stack Overflow tour page

For example, on ruSO. Pressing on link opens: https://stackoverflow.com/tour. But should be: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/tour. I've found string bcad6de6449f923d84b7d6ed4bffe4b8: Welcome to ...
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Document pronoun policy debate exclusion from scope

The Meta.SE tour says: Be part of the community that decides how the sites work Any question that has to do with the Stack Exchange family of communities is fair game. Ask about... ...
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Remove misleading statements from the blog and the tour pages

Please remove phrases like We don’t run Stack Overflow. You do. or It's built and run by you from your blog New 10k Rep Tools Now Available and tour pages. They are clearly misleading and ...
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The tags [about-page] and [stackexchange-tour] should merge

The tags about-page and stackexchange-tour mean exactly the same thing: The about-page tag's description: For questions relating to the Stack Exchange 'About' page, now also referred to as the '...
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The tour wastes too much time on unspecific stuff

After signing up for a new site, the thing you are most prominently told to do (to get a badge) is read the tour. The tour is...bad. The top summary is very generic. Out of the 55 words in Science ...
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Has the idea of something like, "Before asking a question, you must read what's on-topic for this website." been explored before?

The problem I see: A lot of communities on StackExchange have dealt with newbies that join their particular community and quickly ask questions that are considered off-topic. Heck, you can even see it ...
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Network-wide tour page says "may be closed" - maybe replace it with "may be put on hold"? [duplicate]

The network-wide tour page (including Stack Overflow and every other SE site I checked, but not Meta.SE) says the following: Questions that need improvement may be closed until someone fixes them. ...
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The tour is even less prominent than before

What happened The last time I checked (which was quite some time ago), new users encountered a blurb like this on the front page: Nowadays, this blurb still exists on individual questions, but the ...
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Historically locked question reaching Hot Network Questions via vote manipulation

(Related to this question is this question, which also discusses a historical lock on a hot network question. However, the situation in this case seems to be somewhat unique; in particular, the ...
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No badge for taking the Stack Exchange tour?

While looking for a new Stack Exchange site to join, I noticed there is a tour here: https://stackexchange.com/tour But what was my deception, after having carefully taken the whole tour, to discover ...
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Can the tour page be reformed and can moderators be allowed to fine-tune it?

Before anything, this should be made clear: I am not currently a moderator on any Stack Exchange sites; most of what I will be proposing here is based on statements I myself have read from moderators (...
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Hide comments (if there are any) in the example posts selected for the Tour page

To start with, comments are considered unimportant for tour examples as demonstrated eg by screen shots from here - if the question or answer have no comments, these posts are used in tour anyway (and ...
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Tour - Pull in On/Off Topic Guidelines?

Over the years, I have joined a number of Stack Exchange communities to varying degrees of participation. Unfortunately, it has often been at least six months between joining communities - just long ...
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Show whether "new contributor" has taken the tour and/or read help pages

The "new contributor" feature sounds potentially useful. I'd find it more useful if it told me Whether they've taken the tour (e.g., do they have the Informed badge) Whether they've viewed the How to ...
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How can a site change the "tagline" that shows in the site dropdown?

Over on The Great Outdoors, we have been discussing our tagline, inspired by a post here from someone who couldn't find a site about nature. We settled on a new phrase For people who love being ...
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On which site was the default example question in the tour page asked?

When we take tour of a new beta site, we are shown a question "How to prevent unicorns from eating daisies?". For example try Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange. Is this a real question asked by ...
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Broken links for tags on the Stack Exchange Tour page

Tags unicorns and daisies refer to the 404 page from the Tour page of stackexchange.com: I see a panda instead of unicorns! Is it because unicorns do not exist? Looks like somebody forgot to ...
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Completing Tour page before joining a site

If you read Tour page before joining a site you will see the following: The last paragraph says that I will claim badge “Informed”. It’s wrong. Joining the site after reading the page doesn’t ...
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What happened to the tour?

Am I missing something? I thought there used to be a tour button. I looked in the menu area, but it isn't there. How do I find the tour?
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Is there a reason behind the number of badges owned by John Doe in the tour page?

When we take a tour of any Stack Exchange site, we are shown some basic info about questions, answers, tags etc., in the form of slides. We are also shown a slide about the reputation. Here an ...
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Still HTTP links in /tour on various sites

<Something> Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for <some people>. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working ...
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Help Center header seems to have gone missing

One of my fellow moderators noticed that the Help Center for our site no longer has a banner at the top linking to the Tour. A little browsing around and use of the Wayback Machine indicates that ...
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A weird sample question on the tour page

On stackexchange.com/tour the sample question is very unscholarly and hypothetical. I don't think it is on-topic on any community here. Should we have something like that on the tour page? The ...
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Some questions regarding SE network statistics on about page

About us of both SE and SO shows "2015 Stack Exchange Network Statistics" with same figures. I think both can show their statistics i.e "SO statistics on SO about page" and "SE statistics on SE about ...
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Why does SE about page say "programming community"?

StackExchange about page says: The world’s largest programming community is growing I want to know why it says "programming community" since SE is actually group of 150+ communities in ...
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Reminding experienced but un-Informed users via comment that Tour contains important information?

When: an experienced user posts a question that suggests they may be unaware of a site's Tour content (which can be customized per-site at its beginning); and the user's public profile shows that ...
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Tapping on the UIPageControl under "About this app" does not change the page, but moves the dot

Steps to reproduce: Navigate to the "About this app" screen from the menu. Tap "Tricks & Tips" item. Tap the page control. Expected behavior: Nothing, or navigate to the page tapped. Actual ...
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Remove stray text URL from tour answer

The Tour page is now showing a stray imgur.com URL above the accepted answer: I've confirmed that this is happening on both Firefox and Chrome. The URL happens to be that of the user's icon. ...
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Could you please have a notice or other encouragement for new users to take the tour first?

As a new user, enjoying your site, really knowledgeable crowd out here, but I have come to some grief — downvotes, closed question etc. It would have helped — please consider a strong ...
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Add a button to the tour

I just went back and took the tour of SE, just like a beginner might. After a brief (and very good) description, there are two buttons that newbies can use to start to look at the hot questions or ...
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Why does the "About Us" link to about "Stack Overflow"?

Consider: I understand that the "About Us" can't be different for each Stack Exchange site, but would it make sense to link to something about Stack Exchange, rather than Stack Overflow? ...
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Broken Links (Badges) in Stack Exchange Tour

Clicking on the badges (Student, Editor, Good Answer, Civic Duty, Famous Question) in the Stack Exchange Tour leads to a 404 page:
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Error when attempting to view the tour's revision history

On Latin.SE, I am getting a 404 error when clicking any of the three "history" links on the tour page. That is, this: Gives this: All three editable sections have a revision history with ...
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