Hot answers tagged

41

I, for one, welcome our new MathOverlords.


33

Well... this is awkward. Christianity SE graduated today and pushed Science over: We'll get it sorted out tomorrow. In the meantime, check out Jin's beautiful design for Christianity and try not to read too much into the bug...


30

I asked an expert to remove it. At first she said she would, but then she admitted she was trying to get rid of it herself. User: Not now. I'm trying to get this beta footer to go away. Expert: Oh really? I'm kind of trying to get this beta footer to go away myself. So... She's trying. We can only hope.


23

This should be fixed. The current answer is: We think that sidebar is pretty important, and want it to remain visible. The footer, on the other hand, isn't that important, and can always be accessed again with a bit of scrolling up. It's not worth the time to tweak the page so that it's only scrollable until the point of overlap. I personally don't ...


19

At the rate beta sites are getting thrown at the wall it's better to serve up the list of potential new time sinks in alphabetical order. They are all essentially on the same level and equal to each other. Beta is beta is beta. When you graduate to a full site, then you can expect to be placed in order of second-birth. Yes, it might do a number on your ...


18

Could I request (as a MathOverflow moderator) that we drop down one position on the 'Science' list, to appear after the 'basic' mathematics site?


14

No, please don't change it. The links in the footer are not site names - they are topics. Topics are meaningful to everyone: regulars, brand new visitors, search engines. Site names are only meaningful to regulars. And any regular who wanted Arqade, would know they wanted the gaming site anyway.


13

You can click on the PEER1 Hosting logo*: (*It's clickable on the actual Stack Overflow page footer, not on the above image.) Which gets you to this page: The circled link on said page leads you to a blog post written by a member of the SE team that explains it: When we decided to move our Stack Exchange Network to the East Coast to better serve our ...


13

I never use the footer. Well, almost never -- I've used "contact us" once or twice, and one or two of the other links in that row. But the site list doesn't help me at all. Here's why: The footer is a poor way to browse sites. As Anna indicated, it's incomplete. The text is small. On at least some sites the contrast is poor. Who's got time for that? ...


11

We have gone ahead an implemented a new and improved (!) footer, to be rolled out to all sites, beta or otherwise. Currently only visible on Meta - hope this won't mess with your muscle memory.


10

No, not intentional... I completely missed this as our dev and local environments has some additional stuff in the footer (just a drop-down that lets us switch site themes). This obscured the CSS issue, so I only saw it now. I just pushed a fix.


10

By the same rationale the following changes should also be made: Cooking to Seasoned Advice Apple to Ask Different Stats to Cross Validated Judaism to Mi Yodeya Having said that I'm in two minds about this. On the All Sites page you can click on a site and it explains what the site is about. In the footer this doesn't happen. A descriptive single word in ...


10

The new footer will be using site names. Arqade and Mi Yodeya it is, and hovering over the name gives you a description. Update: We will add some overrides for specific sites, so it will be clearer what topic they belong to - so it will be "Arqade (gaming)" and "Mi Yodeya (Judaism)" and such.


10

Because it's the site design and logo that's copyrighted. If you read it out it make more sense: The site design and logo are copyright 2014 by Stack Exchange Inc... It means that you can't copy the design and logo. It's a fairly standard shorthand way of saying it. It uses the minimum of words and symbols necessary so it takes up less space on the page. ...


10

The footer exists to expose sites that are part of the Stack Exchange network of sites. You may note that the sites on in are sites that have gone out of public beta - sites that have graduated/launched (meaning that the community team believes they are self sustaining). Not only is this footer ridiculously large already, but adding more sites, and sites ...


10

As for what they are generally, they're HubSpot tracking parameters. hssc is "HubSpot Session Cookie" hstc is "HubSpot Tracking Cookie" hsfp is "HubSpot Fingerprint" I don't know why they're there (or what the exact nature of each value implies), but my guess would be that they're automatically added by the HubSpot script to external-facing links to be ...


9

Mobile devices that get the theme don't have hover, so we intentionally put little to no effort to support it...to instead reduce the load time as much as possible. Many areas don't have hover that traditionally would if you poke around. Also, we have to use a JavaScript link (and cannot use a simple GET URL), to avoid abuse. Not all links should have the ...


9

I can't help but notice the (defunct) Shop is still linked in the footer. How about replacing it with a "(more) sites"/"network"/etc link?


8

Inspecting the footer links with Google Chrome, I notice that the other links use the cursor: auto property, while the "full site" link doesn't have that CSS property. Actually, the "full site" link is merely an <a> element, without any "href" attribute, and with an "onclick" event that switches the format with a call to StackExchange.switchMobile(). ...


7

Were going to roll out a new footer next week across all sites, including beta sites which will separate the list into categories, vertically. Something like this:


7

This is answered only in a comment on other question: It's not sorted by popularity. It's sorted by the order in which they graduated to full site status. I confirmed this to be true, the first site that was launched via area 51 is webapps so all the sites before are part of the "core" and the trilogy sites. Screenshot to clarify and in case something ...


7

We think that sidebar is pretty important, and want it to remain visible. The footer, on the other hand, isn't that important, and can always be accessed again with a bit of scrolling up. It's not worth the time to tweak the page so that it's only scrollable until the point of overlap.


7

Yeah, that link will disappear in the next build.


7

Tim Stone's answer provided me the necessary info. about the HubSpot's tracking parameters. I would like to add the following of my findings to his accepted answer. Tim Stone's quote: I don't know why they're there (or what the exact nature of each value implies), but my guess would be that they're automatically added by the HubSpot script to ...


7

We're going to be spending time finishing the TLS support after a few current projects, but this is a simple and reasonable request: it'll be in the next build.


6

All of the sites that were either part of the original trilogy (Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User) and those that have graduated the Area 51/Beta process are listed in each other's footer. Careers in also included in this bunch. Bicycles went through the phases of the Area 51 system and graduated 11 months ago. All of the sites currently in ...


6

I can revert the change, if you feel strongly about it. I couldn't find anything in that morass, which is why I alphabetized them.


6

I don't think this idea would improve things. We basically have two use cases: Existing users who use the footer to switch between sites, and new users who want to see what else is available. In the previous case, I think you will quickly learn where your favorite sites are in the list. Icons could help, but it would just make things too messy. Color ...


6

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.


6

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


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible