85% of votes on the proposal were upvotes.
I upvoted the initial proposal because I believe it is important, but I strongly disagree with it. I suspect a lot of other folks did the same...
Your response to the proposal was positive
I'm sorry, this conclusion is wrong and everyone knows that. At least lets be honest and say:
Your response was not ...
85% of votes on the proposal were upvotes.
Not everyone active on Stack Overflow is active at SE.Meta. For those users, they can upvote (thanks to cross-network bonus) but not downvote (that requires explicit participation on this Meta, not the SO.Meta).
I'm using SO as an example, but it applies to all concrete SE sites due to how "main" Meta works.
The year is 2018…
… and the economy is in a slump. Pundits on CNN are attributing the decline to a lack of growth in the computing sector. According to Alyssa P. Bitdiddle, senior analyst with the Society of Innovative Computer Programmers,
This has been a disaster in the making since March 1, 2016, a day that will live in infamy. That was the day ...
Go ahead and do it!
I'm one of those who probably wouldn't even notice the change, since the smallest monitor I'm using is a 1680x1050 one. And on my 1920x1200 monitor I have even configured Chrome to zoom to 125% on the SE sites that I use, because I have a lot of unused space. So I know it's easy for me to say to do it, since I am substantially unaffected ...
The phrase "people helped" doesn't concisely convey what you described above because it appears without context. If you change the order of the stats, it may become a bit less ambiguous. Try switching the order to: "60 questions, 195 answers, 207k people helped." That's a bit clearer.
But this is about "reach". You should say their contributions have ...
As I commented on Josh's answer, I'd love to see something like this:
As a concession to the case where you have a lot of badges, particularly bronze, how about something like this:
Update: I made a demo
I've updated this so all that needs to be sent over is a list of badge ids. The HTML is then expanded from the list.
This is a greatly improved step in the right direction. But I still have problems.
status-completed - not sure when this was fixed, but looks OK to my eyes right now...
The reputation history page doesn't have a wide enough area for the time to be shown in relative form and causes it to collapse onto a second line:
We want to hear what you think. Barring any showstopper, these terms and a detailed FAQ will be rolled out March 1, 2016.
Please do not do this. The FAQ should be out and we should have some time to go through it before the changes are actually made. You have also stated that a definition for what is considered "code" would come out at the same time
Yes, Meta is the "toxic" place and it must be eliminated.
This seems like divide and conquer strategy. If Meta is removed, no negative feedback (collected through The Loop, or otherwise) will be left in the open. There will be no community left, each and every one of us will stand alone, wondering if we are the only ones opposing some ridiculous idea or ...
I guess I'll expand my comment into an answer, because there's a lot I didn't say.
On chat, I see a lot of rooms with "regulars" - a small group of folks that have been in the room since its conception, and continue to play major roles in the dynamics of conversations there. They often have personalities that get along well together, and so they agree on ...
Please add back the profile-hover-quick-view thingy:
I actively use it to monitor the day/week/month rep, rep breakdown, and UTC time. The quick link to privileges is nice too, when I need to check/link to them.
Note: there is a "workaround" by manually navigating to http://[site]/users/profile-link-stats e.g. https://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/profile-...
People are asking for specifics about the browser width data we collected, what the numbers are, and how we collected them. So I'll try to answer those.
How did we collect them?
We simply measured window.innerWidth at the time of the ad request, and included it in the query string. The query string is captured in our traffic logs, so we can go back and ...
The new tag section has three fewer tags and takes up nearly twice as much area. It would be nice if it could be condensed while still retaining some of the interesting information (such as score in tag). Since space is an issue, and people are already used to the format, I think keeping the old score display still works here.
To make it fit, ...
Can the sorting of the sites be by title first, then description?
When I start typing "Physics", I would expect Physics and Physical Fitness to top the list, not Astronomy. Most of us would search by site name, not description:
Sure, it takes a few extra seconds to type, but it could be improved :)
Update: This also completely excludes Ham.SE from the ...
The whole piece was redesigned, so making status-completed. Let me know if you feel that's off-base.
(expanding on animuson's comment)
The rows of dots illustrating badges is silly. It doesn't convey any useful information. It doesn't even visually convey the number of badges, since the size of the dots is adjusted depending on the number of badges. This ...
I am very happy with this. I don't think it's an unreasonable restriction and the net win for the process itself is big. This is supposed to be a fun and exciting time for a site and everyone that participates in the process.
I have a couple of thoughts.
While it's not an unreasonable restriction, we have to ensure that people anticipate it. I don't want a ...
Well, "80 pixels" doesn't sound as bad as "Sidebar, now 36% wider!" but it's still annoying to have larger ads, particularly since these ads don't go away for higher reputation users.
Consider hiding one of the two possible sidebar ads for high rep users to compensate for the 36% increase in ad space. You don't always display two ads anyway, so making it ...
There doesn't seem to be a way to get to a list of all my badges at the moment.
There's also some bits that seem like they should be clickies (a.k.a. "links"), but are just images.
Link to the badge list, sorted by classes, or (maybe better), a page for each class.
There's a lot of dead space here. At least the "Posts NNN" text should be a link, I think, ...
For a post that was intended primarily to address one of the concerns raised (repeatedly) in the previous discussion, this sure has kicked up a lot of dust. I got to talking with a few people in chat earlier, and they... Kinda seemed surprised by a few things that I thought were obvious.
And I realized... I've been sorta following this ...
I would like the "Newest badge" to be a link to this specific badge:
The "Next badge" has a different view/design so less important, but having the standard badge view, I was really expecting the Newest badge to be an actual link.
I wish my face were a little bigger. (On my avatar, not in real life.)
It makes me happy to see it staring at me up there, but it looks squished, and like there's probably room to expand a few pixels in each direction?
Could it be embiggened?
Can you PLEASE put the "main" link back on top?
I always switch between "main" and "meta" using it, now I'm at a great loss.
OK, found it:
But still, I have to perform a full mouse click to reach it! :(
Edit by Undo: For the time being, I've created a nice little userscript to add the main link back in. It's available on GitHub here.
I have a lot of concerns with this proposal. In fact, I can mark them all on the image, and leave almost nothing:
Red circles mark information that contradicts with other information:
The badge count at the top is different from the badge count at its section is different from the badge counts in the badge section. Which of these is real? What do these ...
… but they look the same.
The top bar consists of three different kinds of "actions":
drop-downs (staying on the same page)
links (leading to a different page)
input form (leading to a different page)
The StackExchange drop-down has this little triangular icon, which makes it obvious that it’s not a link but a drop-down. But such an indicator is missing ...