Nice, but I suspect that for many people it's not enough.
Not for personal use, but I do believe many people just hate emails of all kinds, so similar to the winterbash "I hate hats", I suggest adding "I hate emails" checkbox:
It won't be ticked by default, but ticking it would override any other preferences, disable the rest of the form, and of course ...
Did you click on the "mobile" link shown in the footer? It could be you clicked on it by mistake.
If that is what happened, then the site would appear similarly to the following screenshot, taken for this very site. (The screenshot shows just part of the page.)
If this is the case, you just need to click on the "full site" link that is present in the ...
Deleting and re-entering the tags is the only way I have found. Here is a way howto speed it up:
Go to : Unanswered > my tags
at this point, the Search window contains all your favorite tags. E.g.
[cloud] [java] [performance] [ant] [mercurial] [svn] [debugging] [logging] [optimization] [jvm]
Reorder the list of the tags in the way you like, remove the ...
When I enable the top bar stickiness in the preferences, the top part of the side bar helper section is hidden by the top bar when I scroll the page.
So can be the side bar helper section is visible fully when the top bar is sticky.
GIF for the same:
The changes are pretty awesome.
The page is now more focus on UX than the features.
It is a timely update with a new User Experience.
Till date, the email subscriptions looks ugly with the old traditional look and feel but the new toggle switches and the ability to subscribe for multiple sites are good changes.
Thanks for this timely update.
We've been getting quite a few emails regarding this, of users being absolutely confused about why their settings are not updating. Unless they have notifications for new emails like I do, they're not going to know that there's some magical link in an email sitting inside their inbox. Nothing told them to look there. There's no instructions anywhere on that ...
The colours of the switches are a bit confusing. Usually those sort of switches has a grey background with a white rectangle that moves left and right, here it's the opposite and it has no animation.
Also the green part: One could think that the background is split into green and red and that the white rectangle is the slider above it (like in some toilet ...
There is no such option; here is a feature-request asking for it.
If you have an ad blocker like uBlock, you can add a rule which blocks them. They have an ID of announcement-banner, so the following should work (I haven't tested it since I already dismissed the banner):
The tag lists in the sidebar and on the Preferences page are text which can be selected and copied just like any paragraph of regular text. So:
You can copy a tag list as text, and paste it to a text document or notebook app on your computer or in the cloud for safekeeping.
To restore a tag list, copy and paste it to the same text field you would write tag ...
Stack Overflow is simple by design. Questions and Answers and nothing beyond that.
Starting to add skins, templates, preferences and rainbows will just clutter the design and scare off the people who came to know and appreciate the simplicity of the site.
I think it started as personal preference of Jeff who simply dislike preferences but over time it ...
The aversion to adding too many preferences isn't only because it would clutter the Preferences page. We have a few preferences that aren't on that page but are separated off onto their own or in altogether different places. But, you have to store those preferences somewhere, and that somewhere is usually in the database. Adding tons and tons of preferences, ...
If you had either checked off on any site in the network, that setting has been preserved and applied to the whole network for your account.
In my experience this is only applied to sites which I've already "joined", so even after setting it to be non-sticky, I still had a sticky bar on this site (until I joined to post this). I have ...
The Community Milestones option is confusing to me.
First it says it is about me: my bounties, and then all of a sudden it is about top users? What does 'Jon Skeet' have to do with my bounties? Why can't I opt-in for my bounties and not for Jon Skeets reputation milestones?
I'm afraid it's nothing more complex than the order of the site in our Sites table. The original sites (Stack Overflow = 1, Server Fault = 2, Super User = 3) are always the first few sites.
We could do something more fancy but it was deemed unnecessary for a v1 release. We'll probably do something like rep order when we ship v1.1, the date of which is yet ...
These granular email settings should allow users to Subscribe to a Question on Stack Overflow.
Subscribe to a particular question by email (not RSS)
Subscribing to questions and comments that don't belong to you
These newly introduced email settings should make it easy for people who don't want email to turn off per-Question subscription emails. Thus ...
This will be implemented in build 3933 in MSE/MSO, and 3039 on other sites.
The two systems are still not unified, so the pending-verification email addresses are not actually synced up between the two systems, but there is some sort of pending verification setting now.
The tag lists in the sidebar and on the Preferences page are text which can be selected and copied just like any paragraph of regular text. Copy the text of a tag list, and paste it to a text file or notebook app.
Now you can reorder the list and do other changes in the text format. Tip: Your edited list doesn't have to be just one line, you can split it ...
I think a great deal of the issues that people with this could be addressed with some additional/better labels on the profile screens.
Maybe not right by the profile image/score, but maybe when you click on the Username to see profile, then click on Reputation, and see the graph.
Maybe an extra note here for emphasis, something like:
"Note that profile ...
Allow logged-out users to un-stick the top bar (status-declined)
Currently, one must be logged into an account in order to access the preferences page to disable the top bar stickiness. I suggest providing an option within the top bar itself to unlock it, so as to allow for logged-out users to unlock it. I often find myself using private browsing to test ...
Something I'm personally missing is some kind of visual indication that changes I've made are saved. For example, if I change a setting, all that happens is that that particular setting changes the way it looks. There is no visual feedback at all that my changes have been saved. In fact, I actually clicked the "save" button next to the Email field the first ...
For me, the "inbox" option is much too coarse to be useful. The only way I would want to receive email from stackexchange would be if I could narrow it down to the following condition:
Someone posts a new answer to a question that I've starred, or to a question that I asked. --AND--
It's been 24 hours since they posted that answer. --AND--
I haven't visited ...
Even with animuson's answer, I still think customizable notifications is worth looking into.
While the implementation might take some of work, customizable notifications would help alleviate the multiple "get notifications for X" questions.
For instance, a lot of my contributions on SE tend to be edit suggestions. Personally, I'd love the option to be ...