Please restore background highlight on watched questions
The questions with your watched tags used to have a yellow background.
Now they instead have a yellow plaque on the left:
Which, at least for me, makes it much harder to visually scan for watched questions. Please consider restoring the background highlight we had ...
Why we’re making these changes
Our current designs have withstood the test of time, but they fall short in many areas:
May I humbly propose that the reasons for these changes are not actually good reasons in the first place?
We generally assume 3 items of metadata: score, answers, and views. If we want to add new entries for e.g. bookmarks or ...
This change is bad, you need to step back and examine the purpose of the pages and elements you changed here. There are fundamental problems here, the new frontpage is much less usable than the old one.
The new layout for the votes/answers/views is inherently problematic. This is information that must be easily scannable when quickly looking ...
Why was such a major change to the interface of the main page of both Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network rolled out so quickly and with so little feedback gathered?
There is a reason why sites on the internet contemplating sweeping changes to their primary view offer users:
Several months (or years in some cases) to transition between ...
Not Tested Properly
Where we are currently using this design
Despite my claims above that this is a “new” design, we’ve been using it in a number of places across the site for quite some time. A (non-inclusive) list of places that are already using the post-summary design:
Many various places in Teams and Collectives
Review queue tasks
New user ...
The new 'watched' label causes content jumping, so much that the lower questions are shifted down by 2 rows.
On page load, I start reading questions that get my attention. Half a second later, that questions jumps down by 1/2. Very annoying and unpleasant to the eye.
In the "interesting" view which I use by default, all I see is "watched" questions:
Which begs the question, what's the point in this badge here? Especially being as it's colour and location gives it a really high prominence.
Keyboard navigation doesn't work. Pressing j/k should move down/up in the list of posts. This still works in old-style lists like /questions, but doesn't work on the redesigned home page.
The watched badge gets added after page load, increasing prior non-badged posts' height.
I understand the "watched" functionality is client-side, because of performance reasons.
However, when it gets added like half a second after page load, a pixel or two get added to the post line's height on the homepage if the post had no badges (...
(New answer, following the 2022-01-25 update)
We're currently gathering together all the discussion and feature-request feedback items to decide how we want to alter the design.
Sure, but in the mean time, please revert the question list to the old design.
The justification for these changes do not make any improvements for the user.
We generally assume 3 items of metadata: score, answers, and views. If we want to add new entries for e.g. bookmarks or revisions, it can
be difficult to create a consistent layout in a list of questions.
Is it necessary to provide this additional information, if so ...
Please actually make use of space that will be taken up anyway, and line-wrap sensibly
For reference, here is what the old /questions interface and new / interface look like for me (i.e., the two versions of the interface I get to see live at the moment), when the tags on a question are long enough to cause interference:
The old way often wastes ...
Align tags and author to bottom of panel
I was trying to work out why the homepage looks "empty". As pointed out in response to another answer, the homepage has never had text excerpts, but it felt less obvious somehow.
I think the problem is that without a text summary, most of the content is floated at the top of the ...
Almost certainly this answer had a score of 5 at one time but then one of those 5 voter's accounts was deleted taking their vote with it and reducing your answer to its current score so that question's views don't count for you any more.
You can see in your reputation history a reversal entry on January 12th where you lost 70 points, most likely 7 upvotes.
<div class="s-post-summary--stats js-post-summary-stats">
<div class="s-post-summary--stats-item js-added-stat-entry is-watched">
Please take a look at this screenshot here from the Home page, bountied tab, and compare it with the bountied tab on the Questions page.
I made sure to make both screenshots exactly 700px high as for a fair comparison.
The questions page is certainly far more information dense (hence preferable) then the Home page.
There are aspects of this change that I like, but being unable to quickly see the score and the massive amount of extra space this design puts in is problematic.
What I'd suggest is:
Get rid of the threshold for vertical layout vs horizontal and only use horizontal
Re-implement the Score box on the left, removing score and views from the top ...
User avatars/profile pictures on question list add to visual noise
I couldn't find anyone else mentioning this - on such a cluttered view as the home-page it's really important to avoid making unimportant information very high contrast or colourful, where it fights for attention with what you're trying to read. In particular, I don't think there's ...
Looking at the states of the post summary design although this hasn't rolled out I noticed some of the icons aren't center aligned in the labels (for example for Deleted, Closed, Archived). Might as well mention it now before it roles out or just in case it's a mistake in the Stacks page.
The deleted label is already visible in the ...
I can understand the general motivation for all these changes. In fact I might even agree that they are the right decisions.
That being said, the amount of added white-space seems egregious. For example:
Even a simple change like this (quickly mocked up with dev tools in my browser) would bring a welcome improvement:
Can we please get a setting that lets us choose between "Top Questions" and "All Questions" as the default view when we navigate to root? That for me at least would solve all of the problems.
If that's not feasible, at least a one-click option from root to show the questions view - not hidden behind a menu.
To be clear, ...
There is no SE site on nutrition and diets. The sites which are loosely connected are very restricted on the nutrition questions you can ask. For example:
Medical Sciences does not allow
questions about nutrition and diet that aren't directly connected to medical treatment
Physical Fitness does not allow
nutrition unrelated to exercise, such as food ...
Respond to 50% of Meta posts from across the network, to which status-review was added during this period.
Respond to 75% of Meta posts from across the network, where status-review was added to it in a previous period.
There's been a slowly growing backlog of status-deferred and status-planned questions. We'll be sharing a plan to ...
I only use custom filters to follow tags (I don't use the watch dialogue below it) and usually questions with tags that are in my custom filters had a yellow background in the listings but the highlight isn't showing now (and neither is the watch label which I imagine would be the replacement for it).
This is not the same as this post ...
Unread questions blend into the tags:
The (unvisited) link color is a visual match to the background of the tags; the height of the title text similarly matches the height of the tags themselves. Combined with the vertically cramped layout, the two elements blend into one indistinct mass that fails to stand out as an unread question.
Inconsistent capitalisation post summary tooltip
The post summary tooltip (in which some are missing) have inconsistent capitalisation.
I'd expect every tooltip to start with a capital letter, as for example, the navigation menu already does.
Some tooltips regarding the UX change do not start with a capital letter: