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Adjusting the appearance of Stack Exchange sites

This extremely helpful post (https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/389568/298955) has enabled me to customize the appearance of the up/down arrows on Stack Exchange sites. By toying around a bit and ...
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Should footer socials be updated?

The current socials Should the footer be updated to be X instead of Twitter? The URL remains twitter.com and media usually refers to "X, formerly known as Twitter", but they've technically ...
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Browser issues workaround for the "Review Question" button not working? [duplicate]

Every so often on Safari (v16.2 - haven't tried other versions, and yes, I'm due for an update), the "Review Question" button doesn't do anything. Surprisingly, a page reload doesn't fix it ...
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Reopen votes queue guidance contains outdated and/or inaccurate information

Go to any site /review/reopen then click Learn more about the Reopen votes queue. Closed questions that have received at least one reopen vote, as well as posts whose bodies have been edited within ...
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Chat flag counter on "Main" Chat.SE appears to be stuck

There appears to be a stuck chat flag counter To replicate: As a moderator go to chat.se, and you see a chat flag counter. Click on it and there aren't any flags, and it vanishes. Refresh or go to ...
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Changing the sort order in the “Saves” tab does not update the view

Changing the sort order in the “Saves” tab in the user profile does not update the view anymore. Only after a browser refresh are the saves displayed according to the newly selected order. This ...
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The behavior of popup vote totals losing their +/- sign if the absolute value requires 3 or more digits triggers awkward, sudden paragraph reflows

On the vote-total popup, the leading + or - is suppressed once the total hits three digits: Demo: Demo: Demo: Demo: This happens in both the 🟢 upvotes on the top and on the 🔴 downvotes on ...
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The SE Data Explorer captcha is unnecessarily annoying

Whenever I try to run a query with the Data Explorer, my process is: Type the parameters for the query. Click "Run query". Click the "I'm not a robot" checkbox that suddenly ...
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On the stackexchange.com filters page, use a background color instead of having to load an external image

On the filters page on StackExchange.com, a static external image is loaded to force a background colour instead of applying a CSS background-color for the HTML element .filters-sidebar .filters ul li....
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Problem with vote buttons—color change without actually voting

I've encountered an issue with vote buttons. I think it's a real issue when using a tablet (for reasons that will become apparent), but I've reproduced it in a PC browser. The new vote buttons can ...
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Missing guidance in audits: Keeping in mind what guidance above?

I just 'failed' a First Questions audit. The message reads: STOP! Look and Listen. This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying attention. You didn't pass. Don't worry, we've already ...
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Annoying UI: clicking on Inbox navigates away, if the page has not finished loading [duplicate]

When loading a StackOverflow page, the user might notice that the Inbox icon shows unread messages. If the user clicks on it after the page has finished loading, they get a popup. If the page has not ...
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Why is the author info box on question posts now coloured blue? [duplicate]

I’ve noticed this change and not sure if I like it aesthetically, but what does it semantically signify?
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Update: New Colors Launched

November 22, 2023: To help with internal managing issues, you may see a reference number added next to the status tag on your post. These numbers don't determine the order or priority of issues but ...
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Did the purple highlight just get worse?

I just refreshed a page on MusicSE, which got a nasty purple highlight after the recent colour changes - see New colors launched - to be presented with an even darker purple on a new contributor user ...
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Change the attach-pictures icon to something more appropriate?

We spend a lot of time explaining to newbies that the "attach photo" button is the mountain-landscape icon. Aren't we overdue to replace that icon with something more self-evident, like a ...
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Can we have the SE site's clicked icon enlarge but zoom upward, and put the open button at top?

When I start SE at https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid, the sites are tiles to be clicked on. When I click on a tile, it enlarges, then zooms down so it lines up with the row below, and the open ...
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How can I hide related questions section in all sites?

I suppose this is trivial, but my Google searching didn't yield any solution. I suppose you all know what "related questions" means, the section of the sidebar (or middle bar) that displays ...
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Close button for 'join this community' banner is too low contrast

The close button on the sign up banner when visiting a site that you're not a part of is too difficult to see, not only does the low contrast make it harder to see, but it's also near other "...
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Logout link appears duplicated on narrow screens

On narrow screens (typically mobile devices), two logout links are displayed. Screenshot:
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When positive and negative rep changes add up to 0, I am unable to see the details on the rep list

When my answer was accepted on Math Stack Exchange, I got +15 rep. The next day (18 June 2023), the OP changed the accepted answer, which gave me -15 rep. The same day, I got +15 when some other ...
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The delete button doesn’t wait for confirmation on iOS

On iOS (Safari iOS 16.5), when I vote to delete a question or answer, an alert appears asking if I’m sure. However, the page refreshes out from under the alert, and the vote is recorded — in some ...
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What are the differences between the question and answer follow buttons? [duplicate]

I just realized that the original question has a clickable follow button and also if someone answers a question that has a clickable follow button. If I want to follow the original question, I ...
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How do I change vote arrow buttons back?

I have noticed that the vote arrow buttons have changed to this: This change has been implemented on all Stack Exchange sites. I didn't consent to the change, I don't like the new style. The styling ...
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Why do I have to reset my password every single time I log in? (It says my password is wrong.)

Every time I try to log in it says the password is wrong, so my only choice is to reset it. I'm using my e-mail address and password, not an OAuth provider. Why do I have to reset my password every ...
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What are the selected vote button colors?

Edit: user3840170's stylesheet does what I was planning to do, and is a cleaner solution than anything I would have come up with. I'm working on a userscript to reverse the upcoming vote button ...
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No error message is shown when trying to send a chat message that is too long using the mobile design on Chrome for Android [duplicate]

In the example below, the chat message is too long but clicking on the arrow does nothing. No error message is shown. Tested on Chrome on Android with a Google Pixel 6 with the mobile design. Note ...
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"network profile" and "unregistered" overlap on some profile

"network profile" and "unregistered" overlap on some profile. Example from https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/users/83718/christine-adams: Tested on Chrome on Android (Pixel 6)...
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Don't let users enter a sixth tag in the first place

Yes, in the fine print it says "Add up to 5 tags". Then don't let users enter a sixth tag. Currently it is like Cheech & Chong, "Don't take those. I already took them.". Once ...
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Missing space in suggested edit notification [duplicate]

I suggested an edit on Seasoned Advice, and it said: Thanks for submitting an edit.It is only visible to you until it’s been approved by trusted community members. It should say: Thanks for ...
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Reviewer stats "button" does not appear as a button

When an edit review is pending, the notification window includes what appears to be a link to see Reviewer Stats. On hovering, we can (barely) see that it's actually a button with a transparent ...
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See private notes on saved posts

In September 2022, Bookmarks evolved into Saves. (See: Bookmarks have evolved into Saves) Features of this evolution are the abilities to add private notes to a saved post, and to organise saved post ...
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Clicking on voted candidate does nothing on election page

On the moderator election page, e.g. here, the name of the candidate you have voted for is clickable (according to the cursor type as hand), but clicking it does nothing at all. Clicking on the &...
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Ask a "public" question… as opposed to what?

When I clicked "Ask Question", the next page shows "Ask a public question". I heard that Stack Exchange can be purchased for use within a company through the Stack Overflow for ...
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jQuery fallback link reloads the page instead [duplicate]

Currently, if the jQuery script cannot be loaded, SE displays a banner on the top of the page with a link saying "Retry using another source". However, this link, when clicked, will add the &...
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Scrolling issues on data.stackexchange.com

I am encountering a couple of scrollbar issues viewing the results table on data.stackexchange.com. I am using OS X 10.14.6 using both Firefox 108.0.2 and Chrome 108.0.5359.98: This happens only in ...
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"Similar questions" disappear on right click

I really like the "Similar questions" functionality when I'm composing a question. However, there seems to be a bug when I want to right-click (e.g. to open the link in a new window). On ...
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Inconsistent Saves / 'For Later' message

When I 'save' a post in my 'For Later' list, I get the following message: Question saved to [For later]. But when I remove it from the list, I get: Question removed from saves. Shouldn't the popup ...
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Remove "Your Own" wording from a new site proposed in Area 51

At the end of Stack Exchange sites page it is mentioned: I know there are many ways of interpreting "own" as like mentioned by Shadow The Kid Wizard over here: Single user can propose a ...
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Sponsor logo takes over a second to appear and shifts the entire page

Sponsor logo takes over a second to appear and shifts the entire page. This messes up one's clicks if the page shifts while clicking. E.g., if often messes up my click on "Ask Question". ...
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The Saves button is not always shown active when it should be which leads to error when using it

Easy steps to reproduce: Go to any review queue. Open the post in a new tab and click the Save button. Go to the tab with the review and refresh the page. The Save button will show as inactive. Click ...
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New activity indicator (bullet/dot) in Custom Filters no longer displaying

One of my favorite and most useful features here was that, when I went to a Custom Filter (e.g. Watched Tags), I used to get an indicator (dot/bullet) next to questions with new activity. That seems ...
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Don't show the "New! We have saves now!" popup on every session, please

I use more than three devices and multiple browsers and am frequently not logged in and/or clear my cookies. This means that multiple times a day, I'm greeted by this obnoxious popup: Yes, I know, ...
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Reading the remainder of this tag explanation

When adding a tag to a question (e.g. on Web Apps SE), how can I read the remainder of the tag explanation?
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Include the daily flag limit in the flag dialog

Inspired by this MSO question, I think it would be a good idea if the flag dialog shows the daily limit alongside the number of remaining flags. Currently, the message at the bottom right of the flag ...
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Make query tips clickable in the search field

The search field has some query tips. That'd be convenient if one could click on them to help write the query. E.g., clicking on "is:question" would add "is:question" in the query....
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Reduce screen space for "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?"

I find that the messages Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? take too much screen space. E.g. I only see 3 questions on a user profile's question list ...
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What can and cannot be implemented in the advice guideline for new users? [duplicate]

Context: Chemistry SE is going through changing their interface shown to new users When a new user decides to write their first question, they are greeted with this pop up, My question, is what can ...
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Seeing double for username info boxes in macOS Safari [closed]

If a picture is worth a thousand words, look at these thousand or so words. What’s up with the seemingly doubled user info for these three items on Super User? I am using plain old macOS Monterey (12....
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Attempting to protect a question that is no longer eligible for protection silently fails

I opened a question that had just gotten a new answer. The answer scores were as follows: 65 10 7 4 -1 (new answer) 0 (deleted) 0 (deleted) -2 (deleted) The protect link was present on the question. ...
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