Questions tagged [user-interface]

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Misaligned flag button on questions [duplicate]

This might be the tiniest bug ever but there seems to be an extra space between follow or close and flag on questions. This shot is from this site. This one is from a site where I have close too....
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Improve accuracy in the reasons for suspension

From a FAQ answer here on Meta (emphasis mine): When an account is suspended [...] The user page will have a visual reminder that the account is in timed suspension. It will also include a ...
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Why do I have to click twice to submit a question when Stack Exchange's automated question review has no advice to show?

This is terrible UX. I understand that the motivation behind "Review your question" is quality control, but if there is nothing for me to review, why can't the question be submitted in a single click? ...
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Can all “high activity” sites have the same score threshold for blurring of downvoted answers on their Metas?

In response to this old feature request to lower the score threshold at which answers are blurred here on Meta SE, @Shog9 replied (emphasis mine): I've lowered the threshold to -8 for consistency ...
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When you get the “Your question is ready to publish”, allow submitting it from that modal instead of moving to the bottom of the page

As described in The new ask page is now live on the network!, all new questions now go through a workflow that finally leads to the pleasant announcement "Your question is ready to publish!": I would ...
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Correct link to the Teachers' Lounge

It's not a big bug, but can we fix the UI error to no longer show the recent activities from the old Teachers' Lounge chat room please, which is a lot quieter than the new room too, and point to the ...
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New UI for modifying community-specific close reasons (for moderators) – bugs, feature requests, etc

With recent changes to the closing system, there is also a new interface for moderators to change and create site-specific close reasons. This is generally great, since it allows us to set different ...
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Make radio buttons disappear in close dialog if I have an active close vote on a question [duplicate]

Note: This feature-request has been posted as an answer to the announcement of the close UI changes. Earlier when I used to cast a close vote, the dialog would look like this: That is, the radio ...
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UI - Reputation graph has a smaller gap for a certain period of days

The gap between days is smaller for a certain period of days And it's reproducible in multiple user's graph Update Since it seems using the lib highcharts I searched one of their official demos ...
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Let's remove the “Get updates…” notification [duplicate]

Recently this notification has started showing up quite repeatedly on Stack Exchange sites: The problem is that it's not necessary, and even if it is, it should not be showing up repeatedly. In just ...
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What's this new “get updates” box and why doesn't it have any functions? [duplicate]

I've seen this across nine different Stacks I follow, so I presume it's everywhere. The last few days, I've been getting a little box in most (all?) questions with a bell icon inside and "get updates ...
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Deleting comments and review actions cause layout to be broken, AJAX response contains full page

When deleting a comment, the page layout goes haywire, making it impossible to continue working on the page until it is reloaded. It appears something is going b0rken when the 'deleted' state is ...
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Improve the user review ban experience [duplicate]

EDIT: While there are similarities with New review navigation does not tell review-banned users what happened or why (and please note that there are no answers to that question btw), I'm suggesting a ...
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Icon z-index issue in the review queue [duplicate]

Answer icons: Overlap with the popup: Comment icons and tags too:
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Grammatical error in consent banner

I found a grammatical error in the consent banner (the banner at the bottom): "understand" should be changed to "understood". So the banner content would become: By using our site, you acknowledge ...
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Pressing enter in the edit reason field can inadvertently submit an edit suggestion

When writing an edit reason, I hit the Enter key by accident, and it submitted the edit. Could this behaviour be removed? I did not have edit privileges. The edit was submitted to the review queue, ...
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More intuitive way of obtaining direct link to specific comment [duplicate]

Currently, it's not obvious how to obtain a link to a specific comment (there is no obvious share icon on comments). A question/answer on how to link to a comment has a lot of views/upvotes ...
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Username has Two Display Forms [duplicate]

I believe this is a bug? Question-in-question: Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5 User-related: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/138112/pekka
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Text field and tabs becomes wider while fetching results in Users search [duplicate]

Whenever I add some text to search for users, the text field and the tabs on the right becomes unexpectedly wider. I'm using Firefox 72 and Chrome 79 on Ubuntu 18.04.
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Low contrast text — doesn't meet WCAG standards

WCAG standards for accessible text are massively ignored on SE: Placeholder text for the Textarea element: Inactive tabs: "Joined ..." notes: All these elements are poorly ...
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Comment lock message is overly broad

Since recently there is the ability to lock only the comments to a certain post, which I think is a great addition. The implementation however could use some tweaking I think. The comment link which ...
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Voting to close my own question confusingly acts as if I'm not me

When my vote to close my own question as duplicate was registered as a simple vote, I was a bit surprised, as I thought it'd immediately close for my own given reason, but the question of whether a ...
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Make existing timeline icon of a post available to anybody and not only to mods

I noticed that on a site where I'm a moderator, there is a small icon below the up-/downvote buttons and favorite icons of every post, which looks like a small clock, and which actually links to the ...
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“Highly active question” banner is misleading [duplicate]

Today I noticed this banner on this question: What exactly is that supposed to mean? I do NOT think it means this is a highly active question, and I very much doubt it ever was. As seen in the line ...
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Useful, systematic feedback to a user's review queue actions

Lacking confidence in my reviewing abilities, I usually avoid the review queue. But, I've been asking a decent amount of questions lately and haven't found many questions I could answer (so as to ...
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Should mobile ask for taps on spoilers, not clicks?

The spoiler currently reads on mobile devices "Click to show spoiler" On desktop devices, the spoiler appears as an empty blockquote, like this: Should the spoiler warning say "Tap to reveal" ...
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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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Remove or make “Highly active question” post notice less visible / annoying

Here's what I've seen today when checked out the question. I suggest to remove this post notice (and just show a message after someone who had not enough reputation tried to answer) or at least to ...
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UI issue on Stack Overflow profile page: HTML is not decoding properly for the badge on the mobile app

As seen in the badge earned section, amp; instead of which & should be shown on the Stack Overflow profile page. Android: 5.1 (Lollipop). Stack Overflow app, latest version.
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Subscription feed email displays a tag incorrectly

This happened for the "WatchKit" Stack Overflow tag. Here is the corresponding question: Undefined symbol: _OBJC_CLASS_$_WKInterfaceController error after updating XCode to version 11.1.
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Show answers in close queue

I think the new "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat" badges are great, as they reward people who can figure out good answers to poorly phrased questions, as well as helping make the community more welcoming. ...
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User badges not showing reputation or badge counts [duplicate]

On all questions (at least on SO and MSE), I'm no longer seeing badge counts or reputation numbers on user badges on posts (both answers and questions): Is this intended? Part of testing going on? ...
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Upvote is shown as registered in an offline state while not being actually cast

Chain of events will make the title clear: I was reading an answer on Ask Different and upvoted it. The upvote was shown but a banner came "An error has occurred - please retry your request." I ...
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Share box becomes blurry if not at 100% zoom level

Today, I found out browsing SE can simulate a visit to the optometrist. Which one looks clearer to you? The share box at 90 percent zoom: At 100 percent: Or the one at 110 percent: Opening a ...
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The pop up box used for user annotations does not close when the action is completed

Can we please have a more intuitive user experience when annotating user accounts? The pop up box when annotating user accounts does not close when submitted. It's counter intuitive to the process of ...
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Purged comments reappear when posting a comment after purging

When purging all comments under a post, the comments then reappear immediately after if I click to add a comment. They then disappear again after posting the comment. It's not uncommon to leave a ...
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Following up issues that former employees were handling

I was led into a trail of investigation into a UI issue from this post on Meta Stack Overflow Review queue showing review alert for users who can't review, that led me to this post Please don'...
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Horizontal scrollbar on user pages

I'm using 1200x1600 monitors (in portrait mode) and see a horizontal scrollbar on all of my user pages.
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Question's first two line and the upvote arrow are clamped

It looks like this, with upvote arrow and some content hidden while the markdown is this: I am using Safari 12.1.1. No ad-blocker and with Ghostery, got the same results. Refreshing it ...
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Missing tag descriptions if 981px <= browser size <= 1063px

Over at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/388593/1709587, Cerbrus, James, and Zoe discovered a curiosity: if, at the moment that you load the /ask page, your browser window is 1000px wide, all tag ...
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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

Beyond Change the timestamp format, the Achievements drop-down still shows a "UTC" "time zone", which has been brought to my attention by David Postill as "not a time zone". Please update the ...
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The message that appears after casting a third vote in a moderator election contains a <br/> [duplicate]

After casting a third vote in the moderator election, this message appears. The <br/> should either be fixed into a newline, or it should be removed altogether. This was originally reported on ...
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Could we have a “You recently worked at” section in the right side bar?

Could we have a "You recently worked at" section in the right side bar, along to the "Linked", "Related" or "Hot Network Questions" sections?! It should feature a list of links to questions that I ...
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Review queues are in a different order on different sites

This is Politics’ review queues order in the dropdown: This is Science Fiction & Fantasy’s: The order is the same on Mi Yodeya. Why are they in a different order? Is this a bug?
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Visible `<br/>` tag in the “Thanks for voting popup” [duplicate]

After casting my votes in an election on the network, I had notice popup saying I cast my 3rd vote and thanking me for doing so. However, in the middle of the popup was a visible <br/> tag. See ...
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UI bug in Right sidebar? [duplicate]

I have found one text is going out of the div while visiting some random posts. I think there is issue with the "word-break" CSS content. After applying word-break, it seems to be working fine:
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No way to unfavourite a question in the Android app

When I press the "favourite" button beneath a question in the Android app, there is no way to unfavourite it (from the app). I receive a success message, but when I click the button again, it just ...
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Questions with invisible titles can be posted by using soft hyphens

Over at Arqade, we just received this question without a title (now deleted, 10k reputation only). The title is made entirely out of soft hyphens, which are invisible. Such a question can't be clicked ...
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Minor UI tweak when users vote to close a bountied question

A user who attempts to cast a close vote on a bountied question sees this message: That's a very discouraging, final-looking message. The official guidance for the situation where a bountied question ...
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Inconsistency in image posting between mobile & desktop, mobile is better

When adding an image to a post from the mobile site, the "inline" markdown form: [![alt](url)] is used. This is clean, self-contained, and easy to edit. The desktop site, however, adds the image in ...

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