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Reducing the weight of our footer

If you'd reduced the footer like this years ago, I wouldn't be here. I'm against this change on principle, as you're getting rid of the thing that made me realise there's a Stack Exchange network and ...
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Reducing the weight of our footer

status-completed The categories with two words in them are now separated with an ampersand & and the second word is uncapitalized, instead of a slash / and capitalization, as before: Old: New: ...
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Reducing the weight of our footer

bug status-completed The "Life & arts" link leads to the list of "Technology" sites.
bobble's user avatar
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Reducing the weight of our footer

If they're used that sparingly indeed, it will slightly reduce the page size and marketing says they're actually in favour of removing them, I see no downsides. Perhaps replacing them by a single link ...
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Reducing the weight of our footer

While you're at it, the readability of the links against the background image (at least on this site) is pretty poor. It varies a bit depending on exact screen size, but those text bubbles clash with ...
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Site footer copyright scope and meaning

We only claim ownership of the site design and logo, or otherwise the appearance of the network as a whole. We do not ever claim ownership of any user contributions, nor would we ever want to claim ...
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Site footer copyright scope and meaning

There is no need to explicitly state that a user retains copyright. When I write something (like this post, for example), I automatically have the copyright of the content I created -- at least, under ...
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Reducing the weight of our footer

status-deferred Currently there are two links duplicated in the footer. I suggest we remove those duplicates as well. About and Company link to the same page, and so do Legal and Terms of Service. I'd ...
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Reducing the weight of our footer

bug localization I did the translations for the updated footer in Stack Overflow in Russian, but I can't translate "STACK EXCHANGE NETWORK" like "СЕТЬ STACK EXCHANGE". For some ...
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Eeek! Footer can be broken when certain code is inserted to a post

The issue is caused by the HTML returned by the server for this answer. In particular, the HTML sanitization occurring server side is sanitizing div tags incorrectly (as in, the way that it is being ...
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How about making the categories of CSE.SE and ME.SE the same?

If there were to be a rearrangement of categories, perhaps an Education category would be appropriately added to the mix.
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Reducing the weight of our footer

status-completed Not sure why you switched the order in the footer compared to the order of the list on the network site. The "Life & arts" and "Culture & recreation" are ...
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Reducing the weight of our footer

Our marketing folks are advising that removing these links may actually increase our search engine optimization Can someone briefly explain how a footer with fewer links is expected to improve search ...
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Eeek! Footer can be broken when certain code is inserted to a post

As others have pointed out (thanks!), we had an issue with tag balancing during HTML validation. It's been fixed and the fix is out in production now. Thanks for reporting this, and please let me know ...
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Reducing the weight of our footer

bug ? feature-request Licensing link in the footer refers to https://stackoverflow.com/help/licensing for all SE sites: I'm not quite sure about the link before, but every SE site has it's own page ...
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CC BY-SA in footer should be capitalized

All instances of "CC BY-SA" text appearing on the site (including in the Stacks Editor) are now in upper-case. CC BY-SA now with only capital letters everywhere
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dark-mode Code of Conduct page footer is light on sites with dark-mode support

Helping the developers a bit, I found the root cause: the Code of Conduct page is loading product.css file, which overrides the footer style, and is not loaded in the ordinary Stack Overflow pages. ...
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Footer has shifted to the side of the screen instead of the bottom

As noted by Yaakov Ellis here, the recent changes to title functionality introduced a failure to escape HTML tags in titles, resulting in them breaking the site's layout by introducing unexpected HTML....
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Capitalization of "site" in the Data Explorer's footer

The Data Explorer is open source, and even though I'm not able to run it on this machine, I'm comfortable making minor textual changes. I've created a pull request to fix this and some old links which ...
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Why there are no non-English sites in the footer?

I don't know the actual reason, but now non-English graduated sites are presented in the footer: Thanks to the developers for justice.
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Display maximum possible count of sites in footer

Why the list of sites here is intentionally reduced? Part of graduation is getting a place in the footer. The "more" link goes to all sites in a category - graduated as well as sites in public beta.
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How to edit / how to format box overlapping with footer when scrolling down

status-completed Thanks again for reporting - it is now fixed on production. There was some issue with z-index. Help box now overlays footer as expected.
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Why would the number of columns in the "Stack Exchange Network" section in the footer vary?

This isn't about columns or available space. The footer shows only the graduated site in each category. Beta sites that didn't graduate yet are not listed by name in the footer, but you can click the &...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Reducing the weight of our footer

Regarding the footer changes Perhaps on smaller / mobile screens the entire footer could be collapsed into a single bar (revealing the rest via CSS on mouseover/mobile touch)? Why? Well… Regarding ...
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Eeek! Footer can be broken when certain code is inserted to a post

Part of why this happens is the tag balancer's basic implementation (the other part is presumably the pipetables extension for markdig). I would say "naive" instead of "basic", but ...
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Why does the "feedback" link at the bottom of a Stack Exchange site go to that site's Meta?

I have also encountered this 'feedback' as problematic. For a long time I had troubles to navigate to meta. Not being able to find the link, I just type in the URL, which I know is something like meta....
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Why does the "feedback" link at the bottom of a Stack Exchange site go to that site's Meta?

In general, meta is used to give feedback about the site: what are the bugs of the site, what features do you want – all these requests are made on meta. That is why we have some of these tags: ...
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Site names are multi-lined in the footer

As Shadow already mentions in the comments, we recently released a new footer on Stack Overflow that drastically simplifies the footer and makes this issue obsolete. There's no definitive timeline on ...
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Why would the number of columns in the "Stack Exchange Network" section in the footer vary?

The footer displays all non-beta sites (as far as anyone can tell, at least) in each category, in seven rows. So the number of columns is simply the number of non-beta sites in that category (plus one ...
Ryan M's user avatar
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Why is there no chat in the footer on Stack Overflow like on other sites?

Stack Overflow's footer is different in many aspects; not surprisingly, since it's the biggest site in the network with a lot of 'side features' like the salary calculator and Stack Overflow for ...
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