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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 top left to the stackexchange.com site is an improvement, it's worse than the old inactive version. For a new user that has never seen the old site, the ...


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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 part of the design instead of being jammed in there like on SO. Some of these changes are going to really interfere with my ability to moderate. I realize ...


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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 align SO with the rest of the network! Review queue icon sucks We are happy to change this icon to one that works better for everyone. I took your survey, but ...


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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 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 choices. You can set preferences for how you want the new top-navigation to look. It works on all sites with the new navigation. There's: Move drop-down ...


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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 what the symbols are. Personally I kinda prefer "Achievements" and the bar chart over the participation trophy there. I also suspect shifting the non mod/low ...


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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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I too would like to see this implemented. @Oded's response to a different question lays out the SE reasoning: We want to let you know about good things as soon as they happen - that's what our real-time notifications are for. Negative reputation changes are... well... negative. So we are not in a hurry to let you know about them. I strongly ...


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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: This has been fixed. Clicking on the Stack Exchange logo will open stackexchange.com in a new tab. All of that sounds fine except the last four words. Opening ...


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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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I used to laugh at people like you. "Timid souls!" I mockingly exclaimed, "No doubt they tremble at their own shadows as well!" My first introduction to the new top bar came some time ago, when Professor Tunnell left some hastily-drawn sketches laying around in his laboratory. Casually drawn, the lines nevertheless drew one in, their two-dimensional forms ...


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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 even when there's nothing at all I can do to make it go away: So, what's the main outcome of that feature? That I've learned to ignore that part of the top ...


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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) and tried to look for the switcher. It took me over a minute. I tried clicking the logo in the top left like I'm used to do, and it turned out to be a link. I ...


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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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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 we care about false positives? On a particular small site that I am an active reviewer on, the close vote queue can sit with active items for entirely too ...


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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 for now. We will reconsider how it works in the context of the information architecture investigation mentions in the November TeamDAG update. I risk ...


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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 question seems to assume the full screen usage of Stack Exchange. If not then at least an unobstructed SE browser window. Have a look at my only marginally ...


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Show of hands: How many people loathe headers and footers that follow you around as you scroll? The header isn't even that useful when you're reading a long page, and you can always press Home to warp to the top.


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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 and AAA, on both normal and large text requirements. The guidance is mostly for text so I can't ramble much about the logo, but the text ("StackExchange") is, ...


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Another reason to bring back the suggested edit indicator is that on smaller sites (i.e. not on SO), the suggested edit indicator is often 0. So a lot of people with the requisite privilege don't keep checking the review queue, they wait for the indicator to appear. Without the indicator, suggested edit reviews will be significantly delayed. This is not ...


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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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Wow, that was horrid. Custom style sheet amended. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/ Edit: Fixed some bugs. I'm going to maintain it in Gallery of custom styles and/or scripts for the top-bar, so please refer to that version. (n.b. that version does not include the unrelated & commented styles at the end of the below style sheet.) ...


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Your choice of hamburger Right now, there are two versions of the SE logo on the top bar: The one on the left is a quad-burger with the text 'StackExchange' after it. This is a very large area which could be clickable and formerly was. The one on the right is a tri-burger, similar to the three-line UI element commonly used across applications and ...


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I agree with you aF, but I propose another solution, because: Reviewing is important to keep the quality of questions and answers high. As far as I know, the button only appears for pending edits, not reopen, close, first questions, late answers etc. (at least for user with less than 10k rep as myself). My two cents: Keep the button, but: When you have ...


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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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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 (both comments to the question and to other answers) that there would be issues using the Stack Overflow top bar on all other Stack Exchange sites, so I suggest ...


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This is a quick reference hit list on where to find links to various functions: Link to chat and blog Chat used to have a link on the top bar, next to your user statistics preview. The new chat link is available by clicking on the "Stack Exchange" logo for the site whose chat rooms you want to access and clicking on "Chat" next to the site you're ...


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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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