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Remove Introductory banner for signed in accounts over a certain age?

I noticed today that this banner appeared again on my front-page: I recall having removed the banner several times after I understood how the site works many moons ago, yet it keeps on reappearing ...
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Suggested edits on answers show the author of the parent question instead of the answer's author as they used to [duplicate]

In this suggested edit on an answer it shows the user that asked the question above the revision and the user that proposed the edit below it. The answer was posted by a different user and that is not ...
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Is the accept/bounty reminder still shown after the Activity page revamp in 2021?

Back in 2019-2020, there was still an accept/bounty reminder that was shown on the user's profile page (despite the possible layout bug): Alignment issue with the accept reminder message in Activity -&...
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Can feature requests not be questions? [duplicate]

Even as a someone who is something of a UI/UXtist myself, I found it pretty awkward to navigate to the right place to submit feedback. I don't want a "Ask Question" button, I want a "...
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Show 40 last votes, rather than 30, on my Votes tab

On the currently-logged-in user's Votes page, a list of the the last 30 votes is displayed. I would like propose that the number of rows should be adjustable, preferrably by a URL query parameter (e.g....
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Part of new privilege notification text is in Russian [duplicate]

I just got a notification that I'd earned a new site privilege. For some reason, though, part of the notification text is in Russian, not English: Apparently it says "Узнайте больше об этом в ...
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Apply synonyms while typing tags

When I type in a tag that is a synonym source, a box with the synonym target pops up. This is good because when I am somewhat paying attention and know about synonyms, I see what kind of change will ...
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Old capitalization shown in Help Center screenshot of 10k privileges

Currently the 10k privilege page in the Help Center has a screenshot of review queues dropdown of the top-bar that shows "All queues" and "Tools" written in lower case while it's ...
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Help center page on reduced ads contains old, outdated screenshot of UI for reenabling ads

The help center page on reduced advertising contains a screenshot of the UI for reenabling ads in case one wishes to see the full set of ads even after earning the rep to hide most of them. However, ...
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Every site just turned blue

Probably not intentional, but every site's theme just turned a(n admittedly nice) shade of blue. CGCC: Infosec: Cooking: ] Worldbuilding:
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Minor bug with voting for your own post [duplicate]

Minor bug, found on all Stack Exchange sites I've checked. When you downvote or upvote your own post, it reads "You can't vote for your own post"—as opposed to "You can't vote ...
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Moderator flair and "Meta user" link overlap

Moderator flair and "Meta user" link overlap sometimes, eg from https://travel.stackexchange.com/users/9009/jonathanreez on Chrome for Android on a Google Pixel 6:
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Unwanted horizontal scrollbar, when rep hits 10k+ (plus badges)

I am facing a little CSS annoyance with the top bar containing my rep count representation: Can we get rid of that horizontal scrollbar please. If necessary shorten the rep/badge info from the ...
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White flash animation when editing tags [duplicate]

There's a white flash animation when editing tags on Chrome on Windows with the native dark mode on: Seems unintentional.
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What site-specific changes can be made to the Ask Question page to help askers on that site write better questions?

I've seen that some sites have customized content on their Ask Question page. For example, here's some custom content on the English Language & Usage ask Question page. They have extra information ...
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Does a blinking +10 ("voting telegraphy") mean anything more than someone is just screwing around?

Maximum size and bandwidth of SE "voting telegraphy"? Is this a known thing? was closed as duplicate of The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide and basically one can change their vote 30 times ...
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Will extra statistics be included in the new post summary layouts, and when?

Since Stack Exchange introduced and implemented the new post summary designs in January 2022; hundreds of users have voiced their dissent. But no one, as far as I could tell, actually referenced one ...
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How can I force the site to never come up in the old mobile view?

Ever since the new view was pushed to the /questions pages, those pages have started randomly coming up in the old deprecated mobile view on various sites I visit, forcing me to constantly have to ...
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Confusing background color in question list

I am not sure if this is new or I just haven't been paying attention, but a number of questions have a sort of peach (or whatever) background color in the question list and sidebar, e.g. on Stack ...
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Could we remove the fade-in effect when opening a link to an answer or comment?

It looks especially ugly when dark mode is on (I tried on both Chrome and Firefox on Microsoft Windows), the bright flash hurts the eyes, and the length of the fade-in effect prevents me from reading ...
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The PGN Viewer (replayer) stopped working on Chess Stack Exchange

On Chess Stack Exchange, there is a jQuery plugin which is integrated to display diagrams like this: Today (1 February 2022), at around the time when this chess question was first posted, the PGN ...
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How can I see at a glance which questions interest me with the new UI?

I read the Travel Stack Exchange site a lot, and I have a bunch of tags which interested me, and a bunch of which (mostly related to visa issues, which unfortunately seem to be in the majority on that ...
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Please revert New post summary designs [duplicate]

The new UI is shockingly bad. I just noticed today, since it only today rolled out to sites I use. Why on earth does ignoring a tag make it more prominent? Why not highlight watched tags? Why make ...
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An edit to a post wiped out the moderator flag I was typing for it

Here's what happened: I opened the flag dialog, selected "in need of moderator intervention" and typed some stuff, spending some time, cross referencing some other pages Someone else edited ...
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Don't make refreshing a Review page behave like a Skip

I often contribute to Stack Exchange via my mobile phone (on Chrome browser). I was reviewing the only entry in the First Question Review Queue on the mobile-version on my phone, then wanted to see ...
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New mobile chat is sometimes missing most icons on meta site chats? [duplicate]

I couldn't find this bug elsewhere. When clicking on a message there should be more icons. I've seen this multiple times, but I can't reproduce it now.
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Bug in tabbing order of Share Feedback modal

I've discovered a bug in the tabbing order when the Share Feedback modal is shown from the Review Queue. Select "Share feedback" Click "Submit" to open the modal Ensure that "...
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Font size of bullet point content is smaller on Chrome for Android than regular content

Example from https://stackoverflow.com/a/8693262/395857:
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The in-review-queues edit layout is different from the normal (out-of-review-queues) edit layout on mobile. How can I always use the former?

Overview I can't always be in front of a computer, so I sometimes use an Android/Apple phone (with Firefox browser) to use Ask Ubuntu. There I have noticed that when I edit a post in the review-queues ...
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"Responsive UI" doesn't wrap tags on Android

Clicking on the button called "full" changed the UI, as I expected, but it's not good for android (maybe not good for skinny screens). I couldn't change it back. I saw a button, "...
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Followed posts displays a "Q" icon even for answers [duplicate]

There's a minor bug with viewing followed posts on your own profile: posts get a Q icon whether they're questions or answers. Here's a screenshot from when I view that section in my own RPG.SE meta ...
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Stack Overflow - Revert back to the GUI layout prior to the launch of the December 8th, 2021, version [duplicate]

How do I revert the SO GUI layout change back to prior 8 December 2021 version? The current "scroll" version is hideously large It does not sum the key ingredients on a 27" screen in a ...
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Should I be able to read/interact with a deleted post?

I was on the Biology Stack Exchange (where I have in the low 100 area of rep currently) and stumbled across a deleted answer: It's harder to read the text through the screenshot, but it states: i ...
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Make it clearer that inviting a user to a room depends on the room the inviter is in, and not the invitee's chat profile

For the longest time I thought one can invite a chat user to the site's main chat room if and only if that user has used the site's main room recently. But it turns out, simply being in whatever room ...
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Make the "delete" button different when you already voted to delete

This is extremely annoying behaviour. If you've voted to delete a post and then you press the delete button again, you can now rescind that vote, but then you can't vote again! Because the button is ...
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Hover text for suggested edit up/downvote buttons is incorrect

When I made a suggested edit to an answer on Travel SE, I noticed that the hover text for the up/downvote buttons is the one for questions, not answers. See attached picture.
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Mod candidates can be dragged under the "Clear all" button when voting in an election

If all moderator candidates are added to the voting list, then when moving their order around, you're able to place them under the "Clear All" button in the list. Pics below from Board & ...
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Always show only one "log out" link [duplicate]

Sometimes I see two "log out" links, like this: It is always like this on mobile, and on desktop view I see it when looking at my own profile. On all other pages (other than my own user ...
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Remove the strikethrough on deleted text in suggested edits

I initially posted this on MathematicsMeta where it was relatively well received (+20/-0), then I thought to post it here since it relates to multiple sites - possibly all sites, at least all sites ...
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Check mark does not render when the "Show skipped reviews" is checked at least in the "My reviews" tab under the Suggested edits queue

Issue (taken here on MSE) Same issue taken on another site Expected result (different queue, same browser) The visual glitch in the checkbox (shown in the top two images) affects at least the My ...
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Don't put "Delete question" under the close banner [duplicate]

When a question has been marked a candidate duplicate and I accept it as a duplicate, the resulting banner includes an option to "Delete question". (Moreover, this is marked in red, further ...
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Improve "Similar questions" results when writing a question: prevent/limit it from returning questions by the same author

I've noticed recently that when I write a new question such as this one on Stats.SE, the "Similar questions" box just above the Body text entry box shows results that are similar, but they'...
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First posts and Help & improvement review queues say you need 2147.5 million rep to review

Now that the 'First posts' and 'Help & improvement' review queues have been retired, they don't appear in the list of the review queues in the top bar, nor do they appear in the /review page. ...
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Please tweak the behavior of the dupe "does this answer your question?" message so it does not suck

I have no problem with my question being closed as a dupe; hey, I got an answer! Yet, the way the "Does this answer your question" message works is not great at all. Let me explain. I post ...
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What value would showing an unpinned accepted answer selection have to readers?

Genuine question stemming from Should the 'accept' icon be updated? Assuming SE will go ahead and unpin accepted answers. Is there any value in showing the selected answer (most helpful to the ...
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Should the 'accept' icon be updated?

I've on occasion seen people misinterpreting the check mark as: The answer is correct/perfect The answer is approved So when the answer doesn't meet those expectations, the asker may not accept (...
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Shouldn't comment upvote buttons on locked questions be visibly disabled? [duplicate]

On locked questions, the upvote / downvote buttons (for the question and for the answers) are disabled, as in this screenshot: However, upvote buttons on comments appear as if you could upvote ...
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Confusing "The Question" text in "convert answer to comment" dialog box

As a first-time mod in an SE site, I was confused by the extra text "The Question" that shows up after the question ID in the text field of the dialog to convert an answer into a comment: ...
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Add explanatory link to the "orphan wikis" sidebar

(Context: I just became a moderator in the elementary OS Stack Exchange site, and am learning the ropes.) The sidebar of the /admin/orphan-wikis moderation page shows a generic text that simply says: ...
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Search field under SE dropdown seems broken on chat.stackexchange.com

Something seems amiss on chat.stackexchange.com, where typing in the "Find a Stack Exchange Community" search field under the Stack Exchange dropdown does nothing. There is also some strange ...
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