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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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“Possible duplicate” message is difficult to notice

Update 2011-04-27: Jin removed the quotation image altogether here When a question is closed as a duplicate, the duplicate question is selected (by the users who vote to close) and then attached ...
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The Incredible Shrinking ELU Banner

Something awful has happened to the top of all our pages. Earlier today they looked like this: But now it has shrunk to a nearly unreadable proportion: The new version is completely shrunken, which ...
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All mods are equal, but some mods are more equal than others

/about: Dear Jin, this is funny and all, but... but... BUT! (Opera, Chrome, Firefox; Vista.)
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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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Can't search for a question about “that” and “which”

I knew this question was there: When is it appropriate to use ‘that’ as opposed to ‘which’?, but I tried searching for it and couldn't find it. Many usage questions concern function words in English, ...
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Formatting comments is such a hassle

In this question: Helper: loose vs. lose I added a comment with the following markup: clarification: by “should be pronounced *loss*” do you mean “should rhyme with *dose*” or “should rhyme with *...
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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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50 question per month limit?

Shog9's answer to the SE meta question 50 question per month limit? appears to confirm that there is such a limit, but this ELU user appears to have asked more than 50 questions in the past week. Did ...
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Why are comment lists abridged in the middle?

In longish lists of comments the list gets abridged and a "more comments" link shows up at the end, kind of like an ellipsis. Normally, one would expect that such a list would be trimmed at the end, ...
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Pretty boxes not rendering correctly

Today I notice that the box around the box around the user information is not rendering correctly in my browser. I'm using Chrome 47 on Windows 7. Here is a screenshot: Yes, I drew those circles by ...
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Our help page incorrectly states that it takes 6 spam / abuse flags to delete a post

I learned after posting this question that our help page is incorrect. It currently states the following: The spam and abusive flags are designed to automatically eliminate truly disruptive posts ...
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Apparent regression in link markdown

A paragraph ending with a link having a tooltip is wrongly combined with the next paragraph. In some cases, the link is also corrupted and some of the markup shows up as content. At least one page “in ...
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Background of long OP username looks ugly in comments

I just noticed something funny in the comments to this question: See the messy "scratches" on each end of the OP's username? I'm pretty sure they're not supposed to be there. The reason this ...
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Is the editing help page supposed to be this hideous?

See the editing help page. In Safari 5, at the very least (the only browser I have available at the moment), it has no background at the top, unlike most of the English.SE site. Take a look at ...
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Design bug when editing an old revision

Example: Reproduced in Chrome 8, Opera 11, and IE8. This is how it appears in Safari 5.0.5 on Mac OS X 10.6. Edit: Bug is still present. Chrome 14 on Windows 7 looks just like above.
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Color of certain elements in Main site doesn't match up with the rest of the page

It is obvious that the grey of the blocks and the grey in the horizontal rule don't match up with the rest of the page. Adding a small amount of the color from the background to it could greatly ...
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Improper formatting of Welcome box

A user from another site (tombull89) wishes to report a formatting problem for non-logged in template. Here is a screenshot. He is using Firefox 7.0.1 on Windows 7, but Cerberus reports the same ...
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To bið or not to bid

The word bið is not the same as bid because one is Old English for be and the other is an etymologically unrelated word that you can find in any dictionary. The what the eth here is that search ...
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Bug squash request

In the Users page (either the quarter view or year view), when I hover over Barrie England's rep, the popup shows the amount twice (along with the total rep): In the week, month, or all views, or for ...
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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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Six votes recommending deletion, but not deleted

This answer to Is there any word for “killing someone by conspiracy”? got into the Low Quality Review queue, where it got six “Recommend Deletion” votes (and no others) and the review is labeled as ...
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Related tags don't have thousands separators

The tagged questions pages (for example) show a count of questions at the top, like "8,279 questions tagged". Below is a list of related tags, and their counts. However, the counts are missing commas ...
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New top bar has introduced a design glitch

The new top bar has upset the ELU banner by pushing the central box down too far. Its ornaments no longer line up with the horizontal line. This affects the main site and Meta.ELU. Note: not ...
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“Read-only mode” banner is illegible due to color scheme

The Stack Exchange network was put into read-only mode today for a failover test. A banner was posted on each site to advise users of this. However, on English.SE (and Meta.English.SE), the banner ...
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Can this minor style error be fixed?

One user is slightly lower than the others. Can we get a fix for this? The page is https://english.stackexchange.com/about.
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Can this error in a vote-to-reopen screen be fixed?

When one votes to reopen a question one has already voted to reopen, the message "You have already (or previously) voted to reopen this question" appears: Note that "(or previously)" is unnecessarily ...
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How can I delete a draft answer?

Occasionally, I start writing an answer to a question, get distracted, come back later to a "there are new answers" message, load the other answers, decide they're the same as (or better than) what I ...
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UX issue, ask a question button

The "Ask Question" a primary call to action is treated as a menu item. I actually couldn't even visually locate this button. I had to open stackoverflow, view where the button was and then compare ...
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Have any ELU users experienced a recent large loss of rep explained as “User Removed”?

This is not a duplicate of the 2017 question mentioned. That question was about an event on ELU alone, involving a well known (to ELU) single user, and easily comprehended. This question is about a ...
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'Your answer' leads to tips for stackoverflow not english.stackexchange.com

When I select 'Your Answer' to a question, the guidance says: Thanks for contributing an answer to English Language & Usage Stack Exchange! ... To learn more, see our tips on writing great ...
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Editing tag wikis produces design bug

The tag wiki edit page has, well, a few layout problems. The title intrudes upon the header. The excerpt box protrudes into the help box. The help box text extrudes from the help box. (Yes, I used ...
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Close vote reason display issue

I've just (yesterday or today) started seeing poor text positioning on the close vote dialog, specifically that the already-selected reason's description is overlapping with the title: This is on: ...
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Broken link “ask” on FAQ page

Broken link on FAQ page: https://english.stackexchange.com/ask is 404: Of course, if your question isn't adequately answered by these resources, feel free to ask here on English Language and Usage ...
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Graphics cover the text

On https://english.stackexchange.com/tools/flagged, one of the blocks appears as in the following screenshot: The graphic covers the block title.
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Fancy frame on election nomination page overflows

This is how the left-side frame on https://english.stackexchange.com/election/1?tab=nomination looks like in Safari: I know it has already been reported there, but the question was marked status-...
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10k tools flags page display problem

I think this is due to the recent changes to the formatting of the 10k tools (rather than me upgrading to Firefox 6.0): (I've grayed out the questions and names to protect the innocent. Obviously, ...
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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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“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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Chat hangs while loading

Visiting http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/95/english-language-and-usage hangs at Loading English Language and Usage, Just a second…. This has occurred at least three times in the last few weeks, ...
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Green block for days with accepted answers

My reputation page displays the following in Chrome and FireFox (both for Mac): It appears there's a little css issue for days that have accepted answers where both the score and the background are ...
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Can something be done about the text in the “Welcome New User” box?

At the moment, it reads: English Language and Usage is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love English Language and Usage. It's 100% free, no registration required. ...
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On Users page, location is truncated even though horizontal space is used for tags

The user-location span doesn’t use all the available width in the user-info div, though the user-tags div does, thus: CSS bug?
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Side bar formatting problem on the elections page

I've noticed a side bar formatting problem on elections page. The fancy border doesn't stretch with the content ...
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Multi-line populist badge

The badge image (as shown above) takes up multiple lines here. The badge icon is on one line while the badge name is on a separate line.
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Fancy frame on “How to format” not looking good

I'm guessing this is a dupe of something that was already corrected for "How to ask" (as I don't see the frame there). This was on the edit page (as a low-rep editor) Bump same thing on elections ...
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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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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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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. ...