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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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Can a placeholder text be added to the question body box?

I posted this suggestion to another post, but thought it would be worth its own separate feature request. Is it already possible to add a placeholder text to the question body box, or would the SE ...
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English Site Design

Hi all, I am Jin. I'm the designer who works on the design and CSS conversion for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. I'm very excited about the design for the English ...
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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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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see, the new design went live, congratulations on the official launch! If you see any CSS/Styling issues, please start a new question for the bug report, and tag it with "Design" ...
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Hyperlinks could be improved for colourblind individuals

I quite like the design of the English StackExchange site - I actually think it's one of the best of all of them. I only have one rather serious complaint with it though, and that's the colour of ...
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Colorblind-friendlier design

I am not sure what color links are on the ELU site, but they are really hard for me to see as I am red-green colorblind. Could we either change them to a color with more contrast or add a bottom ...
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EL&U's top bar stopped being elegant in 2013

This is how the top bar appears in October 2017 on my desktop. I like the search box, it's larger and it is clear. But it's off-center, it's like a picture frame that's askew, I want to align the ...
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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 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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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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New theme: Color of visited links

Would it be possible to change the color of visited links in main-site questions and answers from the current blackish purple to some color that is more clearly distinguishable from the surrounding ...
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Tags! Huh, what are they good for?

…absolutely nothin' Seriously, I have nothing against tags per se, they have their use but why does EL&U need that monolithic "Watched Tags" box on the right-hand side? The two boxes take up so ...
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Could the meta site be more clearly labeled?

I'm a new user. I was looking at the main site, and trying to learn more about how things work, so I clicked the FAQ link; then I clicked something else, I'm not sure what, and found a bunch of ...
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Updates to the site

My name is Kurtis and I'm a designer with Stack Exchange. You may have noticed some minor updates to the design of the site. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css ...
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What font does the site use?

I've noticed that the fonts at this site are different form the font at other S.E sites (which is Arial, I think). So I wanted to know what fonts are used here?
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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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Make blockquotes inside blockquotes better distinguishable

Given the nature of this site, it happens that one wants to quote something that contains a blockquote itself, e.g., as an example sentence. For example: A run-on sentence is something like this: I ...
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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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Changes to block quotes in the pipeline

For some reference as to how block quotes used to look like on EL&U before the the theme was overhauled, see English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing! and Make ...
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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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"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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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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iPhone display is (almost) identical for EL&U and ELL

I am bereft of my laptop. Until recently, a friend of mine had lent me his mini computer while my laptop gathered dust at a friend of a friend's house who had promised to fix it. The lender has ...
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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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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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Feature suggestion: dictionary lookup on double-click or context menu

Since we have recommended online reference sources, wouldn't it be nice to be able to access these directly from the site? I could see having either a right-click context menu to allow choosing which ...
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Can EL&U please get its logo banner centered (again)?

The logo banner for English Language & Usage used to be centered. It was designed to be centered, way back when these things were created. How can I tell? Because it exhibits bilateral symmetry in ...
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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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When reviewing Suggested Edits queue, how to "improve" the suggested edit?

I came across a tag-edit that I wanted to improve slightly, while reviewing the Suggested Edits queue. At the top of the page it says, "Approve, reject, or improve edits suggested by users." I see no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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New theme: fix serif-vs-sans font combinations

In what I hope is the correct spirit of bringing concrete, actionable suggestions for changes and updates to the new theme, I would like to ask for the fonts to be harmonized as tchrist went into ...
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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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What typeface is used in the EL&U header?

Which typeface is this? How does it get instantiated into the page? I tried looking at the webpage source with Firebug and it just shows up the following HTML tags. <div id="hlogo"> <a ...
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What's with the fugly red?

Maybe I'm simply not used to it, but a recent design update appears to have changed the background colour of popups such as the one below to a rather jarring, unwholesome red. Do you find this ...
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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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"Editing help" page formatting appears broken

The formatting of the editing help page, linked from the sidebar when typing or editing a question or answer, appears quite broken: Notice how the background horizontal lines are in inappropriate ...
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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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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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Can we keep the previous green on English SE?

They are already quarrelling on meta about the accepted answer box getting a darker green. It looks especially disagreeable on ELU against the beige... I find it even annoying, but this is probably ...
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How can I inform an OP that I may have answered his or her question?

EDIT I have shortened my original question because I feel the lengthy preamble added nothing of value, I have accepted Simchona's answer and I don't like wasting people's time. So, here it is the ...
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