"ELU updated site theme is ready for testing"

has been vigorously voted on. It turns out that currently it is

25 down and 10 upvotes.

34 down and 13 upvotes.

At a net of -21 votes, it is automatically not displayed on the Questions list.

This meta-question is simply to make it more visible and easily reachable.

It is also on the 'Featured on Meta' sidebar, which frankly I hardly ever pay attention to.

One might consider this a feature request to not have negative net votes render a question hidden on Meta.

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    Good idea. So let's vote for this question, to make it more visible. – Cerberus_Reinstate_Monica Sep 4 '18 at 20:30
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    It actually is displayed on the Questions list: english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions or (of sorted by active) english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=active . It's only suppressed from the front page. – user94657 Sep 4 '18 at 20:35
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    I've asked a question on Meta.SE about whether we can vote to not proceed with the planned roll-out. – Lawrence Sep 5 '18 at 6:46
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    @Lawrence - Lol. Good luck with that – Richard Sep 5 '18 at 11:07
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    @Richard Thanks :) . Do you like the new theme? – Lawrence Sep 5 '18 at 11:18
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    @Lawrence - No, it looks like garbage. But there's no use tilting against windmills – Richard Sep 5 '18 at 11:46
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    This is now a HOT META POST. – John Lawler Sep 6 '18 at 3:20
  • @JohnLawler and Mitch this is not news. The Hot Meta Post feature has been present for quite considerable time, I imagine its scope was to encourage visitors and newcomers to at least realise that meta existed thereby encouraging and fostering a sense of community and a "your views" count attitude. How else would newcomers to EL&U know of its existence, the newly installed icons are not self-explanatory by a long shot. – Mari-Lou A Sep 6 '18 at 10:28
  • @Mari-LouA This is just tangential to your comment: I used to decry the SE / EL&U user interface, saying that all sorts of things got hidden away. Now I see what happens when they try to do something about it. I'm keeping the old interface for as long as they'll let me. (Actually - speaking now to the SE staff - since it's already a choice, why not keep it a choice? Those who choose the 'classic' look and feel will need to accept that it's not 'responsive'. That would be a reasonable trade-off.) – Lawrence Sep 6 '18 at 13:44
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    @JJJ The understanding would be that the classic front-end will never be maintained. It would be left like Area-51.SE and MO.SE as a legacy system. – Lawrence Sep 6 '18 at 23:45
  • @JJJ I guess that really does make the rest of us fuddy duddies. It’s been ... nice. – Lawrence Sep 7 '18 at 10:28
  • @JJJ fair call. :) – Lawrence Sep 7 '18 at 10:42
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    Today, if you click on the site's name in the hamburger on the right-hand side, you are stuck on "Top Questions". You need to know about the (new) left hamburger. How can I say this succinctly?? And funnily enough, a meta post which has over 700 views is not listed in the "Top questions" page, which is absurd! – Mari-Lou A Sep 8 '18 at 17:57
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    Ha! Your initial point about never before seeing the right nav meta posts has been used as a (deflect) defense weapon. softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/8802/… Maybe you could post a comment telling users what you did to overcome the non-visibility aspect. I think it absurd that SE announcement meta posts, which have attracted nearly 1000 views, are in some way penalised because of the number of DVs they receive. More the reason they should be seen in default in my view. – Mari-Lou A Sep 25 '18 at 5:38
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    I think it's important to specify "official announcements by SE". I can imagine a normal user wanting to forget a bad post and being silently relieved that it is absent from the default view but this concession should be waived where announcements and posts by community leaders/managers/employees are concerned. – Mari-Lou A Sep 25 '18 at 12:24

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