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I disagree with @JeffAtwoods answer for multiple reasons (in the same order as his points) We don't believe in overly nagging and notifying people for minutiae. This is a core philosophy at the highest echelons of the company leadership. (Read: me.) So make it opt-in. Why not? You should care about your question more than any other human being on the ...


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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-...


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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 ...


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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?


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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.


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… 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 ...


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Please leave at least the meta/main link on the bar. I'm always using the meta/main link to go back and forth between the sites, and now I'd have to click twice every time I would want to do that..


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To me, many of the available close reasons are a way of saying to the author "This question has serious issues and you need to take some remedial actions to fix them". It makes sense to me that we should be visually prompting them to take those actions via a notification rather than just hoping that they care enough to keep checking in on the question. When ...


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The link to the list of sites, which I use very occasionally, is about 140 pixels wide and in a nice accessible location near the left margin (though for some reason not flush left). The link to the inbox, which I use very often, is about 35 pixels wide and awkwardly located in a middling location. The inbox also suffers from being an unrecognizable ...


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While structured as a response to Jeff Atwood’s now-deleted answer, most of this can stand on its own: We don't believe in overly nagging and notifying people for minutiae. This is a core philosophy at the highest echelons of the company leadership. (Read: me.) I fail to see how one’s question being closed falls under minutiae. Of course, e.g., to the ...


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I miss the mouseover from the portrait that shows recent reputation activity. I know there is a dropdown that shows all of the reputation activity for the whole exchange, but it requires a click to open, and is a small area to target with my mouse. Please bring back the mouseover popup that showed recent reputation when I hover over my portrait. If at all ...


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Suggestion : Make the list of sites that appear in the MultiCollider editable by users This is partially inspired by my experience of using the Android app for a few weeks now. The suggested MultiCollider and achievements seem to be similar to the implementation in the app. While using the app, the main way to navigate through multiple sites is by opening ...


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This really needs to be implemented. Soon. This question was posted back in 2011 and we haven't actually got an official response now (in 2015). Is it that hard to implement? Or is there some (not officially given) reason not to implement this? The people saying 'Oh, it's your question. If you really care about it, you should check every day each and every ...


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Add the 10k suggested-edits-pending indicator back in! I just noticed that 10kers don't get the nice little pending suggested edit indicator anymore... can we have it back? Some mockups, in order of what I think looks best first:


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I like the new style, but I'm wondering whether the Hot Questions tab is gone for good. I happened to like losing hours of my time wondering through interesting questions over the SE network!


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It seemed odd to me that in the (awesome) new site switcher dropdown, you have to aim quite precisely to hit the correct link. On the left, the icon & name link to the actual site (http://pets.stackexchange.com). On the right, the reputation links to my profile. As you can see, the pets element had it's hover state enabled while I took the above ...


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Maybe its just my eyes, but I can't really read anything that is blue on that black background. Also, straight black seems out of place at the top. It makes me think you are doing a memorial type thing.


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I started writing an implementation using the Stack Exchange API, but noticed that the API is too slow because of cached results. So, I took another path: I've created a Chrome extension which uses Web Sockets to get real-time notifications. These notifications are then displayed in a desktop notification. 10 dec 2012: I have ported the Chrome extension to ...


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An RSS feed for your global inbox is finally here! I have put a lot of effort into making this process as smooth as possible. Here are the steps you need to take to create your custom RSS feed: Head on over to my website and register for an account: http://quickmediasolutions.com/accounts/register (Registration is free and you also get some other nice ...


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When an answer is deleted, only comment notifications to the OP left by the deleting moderator within that last hour will remain in the inbox. So, in your first scenario, Alice will only see the comment by Charlie♦ (assuming he deleted within an hour of posting the comment and that the comment was for Alice). In the second scenario, Alice will see no ...


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Looking great and think it's really about time for a major design change like this. Kudos! That said, in my opinion flags are currently not getting the attention they deserve. Users are flagging posts and I strongly suspect that many of those users have no idea how to check on their flags progress, if they were accepted or not etc, which can cause problems ...


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The Site Switcher was fixed to show our sites correctly - and that's great! Apparently it shows our top 5 sites by rep, plus the 'Main' for the site we're currently on. However, it could be improved: The sites at the top of the Site Switcher should be the sites we use most often. The sites I have high rep on are not necessarily the ones I'm using ...


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This was an issue with a library update we just pushed out which seemed fine but depending on assembly load order created a race that exposed a binding redirect issue with System.Numerics.Vectors because the .NET assembly loader is just oh so fun. The net result was this library which gets a first or second hit between Providence and StackExchange.Redis, ...


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Sounds fantastic! I'm a stickler for real estate though; so I'd like to request that there be a way for those of us who have only ever visited the careers site by mistake to opt out of seeing the Careers 2.0 link? I don't see a situation in the near future where I'm ever going to click on that on purpose, and I only see it as a way to make the location of ...


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Can you PLEASE put the chat link back on top? I always go to it to get to chat easily. Now it is an extra click to get to chat which seems like too much. Related


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Could we have a colour scheme that doesn't burn my eyes? Pretty much anything that isn't black (or just off black) (Edit to add by Benjol, my answer with this got deleted as a duplicate) I could get used to the blackness here on meta, but I don't like the StackExchange in colour: and I can't help thinking it's going to clash on other sites. And ...


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The following events trigger an inbox notification. They are grouped by the 'item type' which is displayed next to the site icon. It seems all items in the top-bar dialog are also visible on your global inbox page, except for Teams notifications. Posts "answer" Another user answers one of your questions, or a question on which you have an active bounty. "...


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In order to reduce noise sent to users, we only notify when "substantive" changes are happening on their posts. There are a few rules in how "substantive" is defined, but typically one of the following should be enough to trigger a message: edit to a question title the edit in the post body should be over a threshold the edit in code sections should be ...


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With the new notifications section in the global inbox, this is now done for substantive edits to your post and for any pending suggested edits to your post. When an edit is made to your post: When the edit applies to code: When an edit is suggested on your post:


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There used to be direct link to http://stackexchange.com/ when opening the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™: Now I can't find direct link anywhere. Can this please be added somewhere? One option using the current design as-is is make the "Explore our sites" link to http://stackexchange.com/sites:


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