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I apologize for today (well I guess yesterday) being far less than awesome. As Architecture lead and main author of this set of changes, it's on me. We deployed some massive changes that we knew were risky but deployed carefully and up until the last build of the last application they looked awesome. In a "I wish more things would break so I don't think I'm ...


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The sentence is grammatically correct. You can be welcomed to an activity. e.g. you can say Welcome to training for lorry drivers. You don't have to say Welcome to the place where you are going to do lorry driver training. Addendum: In case it's not clear; Q&A or Q and A is defined as an activity: noun Informal. an exchange of questions and ...


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I get this message also on sites where I just registered to be able to vote. I find the message counterproductive. Using the Stylish firefox/chrome extention you can disable it this way (replace/add the domain names of your choice): @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); @-moz-document domain("askubuntu.com"), domain('superuser.com'),...


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Fixed in the next build, thanks. This has been broken for over two and a half years – the close button had the sprite sheet as its background image (a leftover from long ago), but no background-position set because it wasn't actually meant to be sprited anymore. Which means that the "×" always had the top-left corner of the sprite sheet in the ...


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I think this is still achievable with the new (now old) notification system: Perhaps a better version with the same theme: This seems like it would work very nicely with the new top-bar as modelled on Meta, which already has a left hand column for reputation points, why not add in badge colours in the matching space for badges?


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You are looking at this place on the page for that information, right? Sorry if my choice of image capturing tool blinds some of you with overlay text :p See: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/05/revamped-notifications/ Thanks to @jadarnel27 for pointing out the URL on the blog post for me.


12

That notification bar serves to annoy users. Oh, and to vex them. Yes. Vexation. It fully vexes me every time I see it. Every time I click on a link in that bar, which fails to close it. Every. Time.


12

In general, I believe that SE should be apolitical. Nothing will destroy your beloved sites faster than promoting political agendas of any sort. The SOPA banner was a special case: SOPA would have affected SE and many other Internet sites' business model in a very direct way. Having the banner up for a mere six hours was still extremely controversial.


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A quick inspect on the element shows the actual issue, when compare the other sites with the GRAPHIC DESIGN notification bar, the following class caused the alignment issue. .s-hero._small .-container, .s-hero._small._fixed-width .-container { padding: 0 changing the padding: 15px (the same as in the other site's notification bar) will solve the ...


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Can we extend that same feature/courtesy to authors when a question is being voted to close? The idea sounds great, it sounds like trying to make the site nicer and solve the problem of people writing answers just to suddenly find out they can't post them. I'm wondering if there were any thoughts put into thinking about how vulnerable this might be to ...


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I can appreciate the warm-fuzzy you feel when you receive your first "congratulations" greeting. But it gets old really fast. The notification-style icon has become a mainstay in user interfaces, thanks to mobile computing platforms like the iPhone and others. It's about the economy of real estate and ease of use. The notification-style interface allows ...


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Thanks for reporting this. We're still debugging the issue, but we've tracked it down to the Aggregator that we use to push these. When you reported this, we had a backlog of thousands of items in the queue. The queue cleared, but then it backed up again. We have several devs digging in trying to find the issue and get it resolved. It should be resolved ...


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From this blog post, it indicates the orange bar notifying you of your recent badges has been removed. You can still see all your notifications (including badges) by clicking on the global notification icon and then selecting the notifications option. gni http://blog.stackoverflow.com/wp-content/uploads/clicky.png If you want to view your most recent ...


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There's a few opportunities to do this in a way where it would provide meaningful help. We can really just jump right into it: Points of entry: Welcome email sent on joining a site ✅ Posting (anything) for the first time Editing (anything) for the first time Making any customizations to a new profile First time using chat ... other things Points of ...


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Update: fix is live, queue is draining from 170k entries now. All should be well in under 5 minutes. There was a new change to this system this morning that added a new reputation type for suggested edit overrides...but the aggregator, upon seeing the first one, promptly threw a fit (it hadn't been build to see this new enum type yet). A fix is building ...


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You actually did have an answer, though it really should have been a comment on the question, not posted as an answer. Two mods were looking at the post at the same time. One migrated the question and at the same time, another mod deleted your answer.


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Muphry's Law is in effect. But here goes. I agree with OP. Strunk and White list many uses for a dash; this isn't one of them. Can we change the text to just Congrats, you've gained the privilege "approve tag wiki edits". Or if we make the first part of the text a complete sentence, then a colon would work: Congrats, you've gained the following ...


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thanks for the report. These messages are denormalized, and we were accidentally notifying people on zero invites for a little while and you got one of them. Should be all fixed now.


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Now removed; see http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/05/revamped-notifications/


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For some reason the achievements drop down is using "en dash" (–) unicode character instead of the ordinary "-" character to mark negative reputation. Your browser simply does not support the "en dash", as you'll most likely see in its test page. Bug or feature? Only the team can answer that, but the above is the reason for what you see.


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Our code responsible for "message dismissal" used the message type as opposed to message id as the key for ridding the user of messages. I just changed it so, in general, we dismiss on message id now. If we need any notifications to dismiss based on "family", let me know so I can special case it. Keep in mind that many messages get dismissed by simply ...


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We didn't do this specifically, we just removed that banner since the usage of it was incredibly low.


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You received the notification because you have once talked in that room (contrary to what random says, just having been there wouldn't have caused this). Now of cause those were two messages posted more than half a year ago, which can hardly be interpreted as "this is a room you're interested in", thus by the new "when will you be notified" logic, you ...


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You lost 85 points on January 1st: Calculating the rest of the month's scores: -85 + 7 + 55 + 10 + 35 = 22 (with 55 + 10 + 35 = 100 being this week's total). Looks correct to me!


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Yes, it is using the wrong id (the question's id) in the heart-beat. This has been rectified in the next build. Sorry 'bout that. So: even though you were editing an answer, that message related to tweaks to the question.


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I've hacked a very simple userscript (direct install link) which lifts the heavy burden of dismissing the banner for you. For reference, here's the current source: // ==UserScript== // @name Dismiss Net Neutrality Banner // @namespace https://github.com/Glorfindel83/ // @description Automatically dismisses the Net Neutrality banner whenever you ...


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This is fairly common, we shipped you the notification when you reached 2,000 however do not remove notification from your queue if you happen to slip below it. There should be a dupe somewhere


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The next build will enable the notifications "tab" on mobile.


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Here is a filter list for Adblock and uBlock. Open your ad-blocker extension advanced settings Click on "Change filters" Copy-paste the contents of this gist inside the filters list For uBlock, add the contents into the third tab My list, or just import the link to Filters list (the second tab) I don't know why the wildcard doesn't work. The gist is ...


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WTF? Around here, we tend to post silly suggestions on April 1st. You missed your date. It is absolutely fine to post a question and then go out, go to bed, or otherwise drop off the Internet for a while. You should keep a close eye on your question and respond to comments and read answers, of course. But there is no obligation to respond within minutes. ...


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