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Election candidate statistics overlap candidate's user card, plus sprite CSS problem

There is a display problem on the current election page. Information overlaps the "user card" and hurts legibility. Compare (bad):           To better from the current ...
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The accepted answer check mark is almost indistinguishable between active/inactive

The active vs inactive checkmarks are very difficult to tell apart on this site: When I'm scrolling down the page it's hard to tell which answer I've actually accepted (or if there is one). ...
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Different users' edits are amalgamated

Revision 3 of https://english.stackexchange.com/posts/83629/revisions is attributed to me. I edited the question to remove the code formatting and present the quote correctly, and did only that. A ...
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Double scrollbar in First Posts Queue

When reviewing first posts I noticed there are two scrollbars: Here are links to some reviews that I saw this on: https://english.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/303268 https://english....
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Link style on the main site

Is this still active? According to that thread there are supposed to be fine dotted lines beneath links. I have no such lines. Sometimes I actually do miss the links in the color scheme. Links as ...
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"You don't have the permission to use this type of flag"

I was trying to flag a question as very low quality, because I couldn't decide between "unclear what you're asking" and "asking to do your homework for you", but then I got this error message. Why is ...
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Please fix the standard sans-serif page title

Once again the site design has been disrupted by a standard change. This is how Help pages used to look: They now have really bold titles: Because of the size of the heading, this unbalances the ...
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Watched tags: design flaw

The title in one of the sidebar boxes isn't right. I hadn't noticed this before, so it may be new, although I don't think we've had any tweaks recently. Or perhaps it's just me and my browser (Chrome ...
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Community wiki answer changes to normal on migration?

My recent community wiki answer on ELU, on migration to ELL, changed to normal. Is this normal? It's possible that some people on ELL will think that I'm copypasting others' comments for rep.
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What happens when questions are migrated twice?

A question I answered was closed and presumably automagically migrated to Writers. I lost some rep because the question was no longer on ELU. It's since been migrated back because it is actually ...
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english.yoda.stackexchange.com belongs on this question does

Why has the "belongs on" message changed to Yoda speak? english.meta.stackexchange.com belongs on ell.stackexchange.com belongs on
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Review Queue filter drop-down cut off screen

This bug is little more than a minor nuisance, but it strikes me as something that would be easy to fix and improve user experience if it were changed. When you set a filter on the review queue, and ...
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Leading whitespace hover underline on privileges page

On the page that lists privileges, hovering over items in that list cause a single underscore/whitespace underline to appear before each group of text: This does not appear to happen on some of the ...
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Update needed on page "Cast Close And Reopen Votes"

The screenshot and associated text at "Cast Close And Reopen Votes (https://english.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/close-questions) looks to be out of date. It should reflect the new closevote ...
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Barrie England's author page 404s

On the blog, each author has a page that lists all their posts. So if you look at an individual post the name of the author links to that page. However following the above link results in a 404. ...
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Unable to search answers sorted by votes

I wanted to see the lowest voted answers, for science, of course. Started the search with "is:a". - Okay Sorted results by votes. - Okay Chose the last page, viz. page 14383 now. - Error? Tried ...
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"Skip" skipped to new line

I just noticed this after reviewing an edit by clicking "edit (1)": It should look something like this: I checked a couple of other sites, and this is the only site where the skip button is ...
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Problems logging in to English Language & Usage

I joined EL&U a day or so ago, and at first had no problems, then suddenly earlier today, the site refused to recognise me. This seemed to be a feature of accessing the site via the Chrome ...
Robin Hamilton's user avatar
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Related questions overflow

The text can flow out of the bottom of the related sidebar when the titles are too long.
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On ELU and Meta.ELU, filter buttons not aligned in user page

I am using Google Chrome version 25.0.1364, on Windows 7. For me, in the "Users" section of both EL&U and the Meta site, the last filter button of each set is aligned a bit too high. For example, ...
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How Did I Simultaneously Make Two Identical Revisions?

I was just attempting to edit Why don't many dictionaries list “would= to be willing” to make the information added in revision 5 a little more presentable, and something rather strange happened. ...
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What's going on with the "coordinating-conjunctions" and "coordination" tags?

I recently asked a question which I tagged with coordinating-conjunctions. When I posted the question, it was automatically changed to coordination. I subsequently made an edit, but it was ...
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Close window oddity

A week or so ago we updated some links under Closing → Off-Topic. After that, I started noticing something odd under "off-topic because...": The close reasons change order. The number of ...
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Misaligned box edge in privilege description pages

I went to look at the privilege descriptions as a result of a different question (e.g. https://english.stackexchange.com/privileges/edit ) and the "Reputation Required" box has its right boundary ...
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Bug: Editing my own answer duplicates it

I answered a question, but forgot to add a link to a reference, so I edited it to add it. I'm not too sure what happened, but it seems to have duplicated the answer, one with the 'correct' one, and ...
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'Newest badge' links to wrong post

On my profile page, my newest badge was shown: Cleanup. However, it linked to the wrong question; I actually earned it for rolling back the vandalism in this question. The link on the badge page ...
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Inaccuracy in the new users tab

After the moderator election I clicked through the newly discovered user tabs and I found a little inaccuracy. The tool tip of the tab says users who joined in the last 45 days. As it happens I am a ...
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Wrong emblem appearing in chat

When I appear in chat, my icon is currently showing as a pink diagram, instead of my normal green. Can this be rectified as as soon as possible, please. Does anyone know why this is happening? Here's ...
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Did our comments get bigger?

A while back, we noticed that our comments seemed to get a little bigger. I went and poked around a few other sites and it seems like Meta.SE, Parenting, Academia, and Programmers all have 15px in the ...
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Redraw does not happen properly when repositioning the "Close Reason" pop-up

To recreate this, begin to close a question by clicking on the question's "close" option. When the "Why should this question be closed" pop-up appears hover over the pop-up title and click and drag ...
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“possible duplicate of…” is uncapitalised

When we close-vote a question as a duplicate of another question, a comment is auto-generated. This comment reads: possible duplicate of [Title of Dupe Question] For as long as I've been here, ...
Janus Bahs Jacquet's user avatar
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The "there are suggested edits|flagged posts" indicator refuses to go away

If you have the reputation to review suggested edits, you know that the number of edits is often (read: usually) incorrect. Well, now it's not only incorrect, it also refuses to go away. I've clicked ...
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Graphical issue on the activity profile page

Posting here because I don't have a profile in the right state to repro on other sites, but if it can be confirmed to be elsewhere please migrate to MSE. The "track the next one" bar after earning a ...
Kevin's user avatar
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Bug in the ELU chat room

For the last couple of days, I've been experiencing a bug in the ELU chat room using Google Chrome. Would you please fix this bug? it's very annoying The bug is : From time to time, when I was ...
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Duplicate notice not showing up

I voted to close the following question as a duplicate: https://english.stackexchange.com/q/349088/142322. The question already had one close vote, but not as a duplicate. After I voted, a mod voted ...
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I'm unable to edit my profile

I'm trying to complete my profile, since I've been led to believe I will earn another badge by doing so... So I go to the "edit profile & settings" page and add a few simple text-only things (...
J.E.Lehman's user avatar
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In-boxes and being pung

People seem to be not getting pung by other peoples messages recently. I've seen several comments about it, and people I've pinged ain't been getting punged either. Also messages aren't getting into ...
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Close vote queue continues to show as active after running out of close votes

I believe there is a bug in the review queue: When I go to the close votes queue, and I've used up my close votes for the day, it should not show that there are close votes for me to review. Rather, ...
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What's up with the background image

The background image on the main site: It seems to have developed a very subtle "pixelation" effect. Here is enlarged, contrast-enhanced version of the image, making it plainer:    &...
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Possible bug: The system tells me to select a reason even though I've already done so

I recently reviewed a question in the "reopen votes" queue. I wanted to keep the question closed because it was a single-word request but did not include sufficient information about how the ...
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Trying to create a tag, gettting weird message

Upon trying to create a tag I get the messsage "ags do not already cover this topic" apearing in the top left hand corner of the screen in a box that is unresponsive to my mouse, the "post your ...
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In a self answer question the date overhangs the box

In a self answer question the date overhangs the decorative box: This is not an issue for questions because "asked" is shorter than "answered".
Tim's user avatar
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Misalign between OP's avatar and editor's avatar

An edited question in ELU: An edited question in Academia:
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I can't post comments

Increasingly, I'm finding that when I click on 'Post a comment', the comment box refuses to open. Is it something about my computer?
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The "a new answer was posted" quick refresh won't update the answer counter properly

So you make a question and leave the page open. Then a grey box appears saying "a new answer was posted - click here to refresh". So you click it. The answer appears alright, but the answer counter ...
Saturn's user avatar
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Missing web page decorations for ELU

Starting yesterday afternoon (14 Aug), the ELU pages I've looked at have had some elements missing from the display. Comparing following pictures, one sees that at least the following items are ...
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Please remove the giant quotation mark from the CSS for blockquotes

The blockquote HTML tag is often used for things that are not literally quotations—for example, in duplicate question notices—so the giant quotation mark is quite often incorrect or misleading. Since ...
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