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309 votes

New top bar is live

status-completed - we implementd a content bubble that explains the network and a links to the SE.com front page. Something like Robotnik's idea. I don't think linking the Stack Exchange logo in the ...
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172 votes

New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

status-completed Moderator-related issues Thank you for this preview. I'm particularly glad to see that the links that are currently part of the site design (like tags and users) will continue to be ...
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128 votes

New top bar is live

Consistency between SO and SE network sites In order to integrate navigation (as it is on SO) we would need to revisit each of the site themes and we don't have the resources for that now. So ...
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100 votes

New top bar is live

I don't like many of the things about the new top-navigation. Thus, I wrote a userscript which allows you to adjust the top-navigation to the way that you want it. The user script is: Top-navigation ...
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98 votes

New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

Stealing from this excellent answer by canon. Adding some text under the icon looks like a great idea: There's a good reason the suggestion is highly upvoted. In the interim, it lets people know ...
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I see "There are no review queues available to you" when clicking the review icon without any explanation

It appears that you have hit a review ban - too many bad reviews (i.e. - rejected reviews). This will expire in about an hour or so - be sure to review more carefully ;)
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

Ugh. I'm sorry, but that's my response. I'm one of the people who had it disabled for a very clear reason: I have a relatively small screen and the topbar takes up too much space, leaving me able to ...
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83 votes

New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

If you want me to review, then don't light up the review icon if there are no actionable tasks The number-one complaint I have with the current top bar is the fact that the review counter lights up ...
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83 votes

New top bar is live

status-completed Thank you very much for this followup. I know you have a near-thankless job, so here's some thanks to offset that. On "Clickable Stack Exchange logo", you wrote: Explanation: ...
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79 votes

New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

A number of users have complained that the site switcher is in a confusing place. I agree. In addition, the site switcher symbol is confusing. To try the new top bar, I went to SO (which I never use) ...
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What criteria should we use to determine which review queue indicator a site will have?

I think that this statement: people might still be notified of review tasks they have already completed if they don't get cleared after an hour. is a bigger issue than you are allowing for. Why do ...
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70 votes

Option to remove fuzzy outline and restore clarity to the counts on new top bar

I see only disadvantages to this design. The semi-transparent border only takes up space, making the badge look larger while providing even less room for the content. The numbers are really squished ...
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68 votes

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

To add another voice: Ugh. There are lots of smaller features that aren’t very popular, but they don’t routinely introduce bugs in the way that this one has. Since this preference has caused more ...
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63 votes

New top bar is live

status-declined — The site switcher, in its current iteration, has been on SO.com for 8 months or so and on all other sites for about a month. We will leave the icon, location and behavior as is ...
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62 votes

New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

I'm mainly reiterating what Monica Cellio wrote already, but I wanted to include a picture of what would happen to those very sub-optimally placed mod elements. Unfortunately every screenshot in the ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

And another voice: ugh. I appreciate that it seems like SE has a pulse, but can we please stop doing the "one step forward, two steps back" routine? Merits of the removal aside, we've been ...
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59 votes

New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

status-completed I am not sure if StackExchange follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (to be referred to as "WCAG"), but the StackExchange logo and text in the new logo: fail at both WCAG AA ...
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Option to remove fuzzy outline and restore clarity to the counts on new top bar

Yes, it would be great if these changes could be reverted back to the previous design. The reputation text appears smaller than before (probably because it's crammed into that capsule layout), and ...
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I see "There are no review queues available to you" when clicking the review icon without any explanation

You had too many bad / rejected reviews. This oftentimes is the result of failing the one's Stackoverflow places in the review queues to test your attention. To see when your ban will be lifted visit ...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

status-declined Please make the top bar the same on Stack Overflow and on other sites. I would like consistency between all Stack Exchange sites, including Stack Overflow. I've seen in comments (...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

status-wont-fix (See Monica Cellio's answer and/or the followup MSE post.) My cheese has been moved, and a holographic replica has been left in its place. There used to be a menu in this very spot ...
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44 votes

New top bar is live

RE: Clickable StackExchange Logo status-completed - we implemented a content bubble that explains the network and a links to the SE.com front page. Something similar to your idea below. I do like ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

I use SE on mobile heavily. While my desktop is semi-ludicrously large, I kinda don't need/want the vertical real estate on my phone being used for something non-essential to what I am doing right now....
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

Back in February, in response to concerns about inconsistency between sites, Oded wrote: [...] We are going to consolidate the design on other SE sites to match this new design. Yet here we are ...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

status-completed On Stack Overflow and (now) on Meta Stack Exchange, there's a useful "Help" link in the SE Hamburger in the right corner. Now, mods have early access to this on a site-specific ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

What kind of bugs did having a fixed position topbar introduce? I understand if you don't want to admit exactly how many bugs this has caused, but maybe one or two examples might help folks understand ...
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35 votes

New top bar is live

Updated with status tags to identify the various requests and which we are trying to address and those we aren't. I thought I'd get used to the new top bar. I tried, really. But I was wrong. I can't ...
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34 votes

New top bar is live

status-declined The primary CTA in this situation is "Join". We previously tested it in various locations and far right was the best. So we will keep the current order. The switch switcher gets ...
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33 votes
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Notify users of possible reviews on toolbar

As of a few minutes ago, we are replacing the pending suggested edit count in the top bar with the number of pending reviews for diamond moderators and folks with the "moderation tools" privilege (i.e....
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