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Considering just how many duplicates and alternate versions of this question there are, it's shocking just how pitifully inadequate the response from the developers has been. I'm tempted to believe that it's yet another case of SEO overriding user experience, but crawlers wouldn't get filtered, so that can't be the issue either. Seriously, what gives? Let ...


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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. 10k users on graduated sites and whatever that level's at on betas): We are excluding the Close Vote queue from this on Stack Overflow, and there's a minimum ...


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First off, I'm not wild about doing anything to the registration system right now. Not on any one site, and definitely not network-wide. We're working on a design for a complete revamp of the global login system (the one that in theory lets you log in on one site and be logged in automatically on the rest) - hopefully, it'll work to make login and ...


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You're absolutely right that we can do more to get new reviewers active in all of our review queues. We're exploring a bunch of possibilities, but it will take some time to figure out what the right approach is; the ideas we like most are much more technically complicated than the ideas we could do fast, so we're trying to find a good balance. There are a ...


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If browsing https://stackexchange.com/sites doesn't help, you could always ask here on Meta Stack Exchange and tag your question with site-recommendation. With the vast openness of the Stack Exchange Network, it can sometimes be confusing where exactly a question is supposed to go. If you are unsure after reading site FAQs, or if you cannot find an existing ...


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I've used @RyanTernier's idea of have desktop alerts and made a userscript to do this. SE Notifications This userscript will make HTML5 notifications popup when something happens on a question that you have open in a different tab. This is useful for keeping track of events without having to keep going back to see whether a new comment has been added, or an ...


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I liked having my name in the top bar. It was a nice visual indication that I was logged into the site. I also liked having a ♦ as a visual indication that I was a moderator on a site. Now my name is gone, there is only my avatar, which at this size is just some random unrecognizable picture. (Ok, more recognizable than the square bra.) Please bring back ...


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Being part of the same spam-fighting squad as you, I ran into the same problem and wrote a userscript a week ago which helps hiding the banners, and prevents the page jump: // ==UserScript== // @name Hide ads // @namespace http://www.project3851.com/ // @description Hides advertisements so that the flag link doesn't jump while loading the page // @...


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I just pushed a small CSS fix for this that gives explicit dimensions to the leaderboard ad elements. This should prevent reflows in the main Q&A section of the page. Unfortunately we can't really eliminate reflows in the sidebar section, as our job ads and company page ads have variable heights. This should make it's way to production soon.


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If a userscript can be used to alter the DOM and the screenreader picks up those changes the following script implements what you ask for: (function (){ var hide = true; // for testing set to false $('.answer').before(function(index) { var score = $(this).find('.vote-count-post').text(), accepted = $(this).find('span.vote-...


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In the drop-down, there should be an edit link next to YOUR COMMUNITIES. In there, you can add a site to be included in the list and/or move sites around from the default sort.


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The flag description will be clickable starting with the next production build.


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In addition to the current "hover to show spoiler" functionality, the next build will allow clicking spoiler blocks to show them. Works on latest iPad Safari (the only device I tested on).


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The easy option: use an existing free online diagram tool, take a screenshot, and add it as an image. The graphic design site has a question on flow chart / block diagram tools. The UX site also offers Balsamiq for UI mockups in UX questions and answers for users with 10+ rep: Note that the SE 'Image' upload/import tool now (on Mac, not tried on Windows) ...


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Note that I use the site in full mode - the mobile version lacks bells and whistles I commonly use. So request changes to the mobile version then. It exists to resolve UI issues with using the full site on mobile devices! Or wait for the iOS app to enter public beta (or at least invite-only alpha). Issues with the full theme on the iPad may be warranted (...


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I've added a client-side fix similar to (and inspired by) rene's script into the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP) v1.38. Like rene's implementation, mine also uses <h6> elements and the same CSS hiding technique from webaim.org. However, instead of numbering the answers, my script labels them by their author, like this: Answer by Author (...


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I see there is an option to create a custom OpenID now, via the following process: Go to https://openid.stackexchange.com/account/login Login Click the Edit Profile link Enter the vanity URL where the john.smith (optional) ghost text is shown Click Update to generate a Vanity URL, such as: https://openid.stackexchange.com/john.milton Other sites which ...


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This feature has been implemented. When you add a bounty to a question, the button for awarding the bounty to an answer is now grayed out for 24 hours, with an appropriate tooltip message and cursor. If anyone wants to see how it looks, I encourage you to add a bounty to this question. As others can't try, since I just did, I'll post a picture to comfort ...


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We've had a similar complaint on Meta.Travel.SE recently so I was curious if unregistered users are contributing anything useful on StackOverflow after analyzing their contributions on Travel.SE. Using the magic of Data Explorer we can find the most upvoted questions asked by users who never came back to the site: How to read a file line-by-line into a list?...


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I currently have over 40k reputation on my parent site (Information Security). I only started using this website because I was able to post as a guest. Before I registered, when I came across a question that I had an answer to, I'd post anonymously as a guest to be helpful. Eventually I found myself doing that enough that I decided to register. If it weren't ...


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One great thing about Stack Exchange is that it's not only a collection of 130 (or so, it's hard to keep track) sites, but also 130 communities built in those sites. By consolidating all of these communities into one, we'd widen the scope of said communities to be effectively non-existent. Let's put it this way: Yahoo! Answers is great for...something, ...


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I agree with this in principle. The problem is, people don't read (UXMyths). Advanced Common Sense has some nice diagrams of what people see online. I'm reposting a couple (apologies on the low quality, it isn't my fault). This holds true for your suggestion as well. I edited your images to show (the squared off stuff, plus a couple lines) how an average ...


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There's a link in the footer of each site that includes Meta.StackExchange.


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It appears that the cause of this bug is the same as for Pressing <Enter> in an input method editor should not submit comments, which affects IME users on various browsers, not just Firefox. In both cases, the problem is that the event handler that the Stack Exchange UI uses to trigger comment form submission via the enter key is, for some peculiar ...


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It is rare that posts become very long with many answers, however it has happened recently. Here is a question that received 94 answers with each answer being very long. Showcase of Languages Sometimes I don't have time to read everything, so I'll just read it later. However, it is rather annoying to endlessly scroll to where I left off. My proposed ...


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In fact, the following is acceptable and helpful on other SE sites where I have reviewed close votes: Today I even saw someone fill it in with "...because it belongs on Math Stack Exchange". This is incorrect — the fact that we have a math site (or Programmers or Server Fault or Information Security, even) isn't the reason why the question is off topic on ...


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The "Stack Exchange" menu button in the top bar is actually a link to https://stackexchange.com/. Normally, clicking that button just opens the site switcher menu. But on Firefox (at least), if you middle-click the button, it will act like a normal link, and open https://stackexchange.com/ in a new browser tab. (Of course, right-clicking and ...


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To make the issue clearer, one problem with the change is that on has to manually log in to this form, even if already logged in to openid.SE. This creates an extra step which wasn't there before.


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I've created a query on data.SE for this purpose: https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/158542/my-tag-synonyms


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