Questions tagged [user-interface]

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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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“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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How can we improve the introduction of new chat users to EL&U chat “culture” and features?

When I recently first visited the English Language and Usage chat room, I arrived with many erroneous expectations. I presumed that the EL&U chat room would center on English language discussion, ...
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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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Proposal to fix the uselessness of the new off-topic close options

Bait-and-switch Close “Options” With the new close options recently implemented, when you click close on ELU, that takes you to a first-level menu of five different close options. From that first-...
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Shouldn’t people looking for FAQs be able to find them?

EDIT Since the old FAQ links has been replaced with a Help link, this concern no longer applies now that they’ve begun to call it what it is. The question of whether it should be easier to find ...
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Where can I learn about implicit UI functions of SE?

I recently noticed that clicking the vote score shows you the up and down votes: (click) Where could I have learned this? What other tricks exist?
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When I click on the “How do I search?” header, the browser shows me the top of the page

In the FAQ page, when I click on the "How do I search?" header, and the section is expanded, I am moved to the top of the page. That is not what happens with the other headers in the same page, such ...
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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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Jump Section; We seriously need them

We need a jump section. When you try to find a question, there is a list of them running up to 9,000 questions. However, it is frustrating to go through every page trying to find it. We should have ...
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The user drop down menu shows a wrong reputation change

My drop down menu shows a change in my reputation of +1, but when click on the reputation link, the page I am taken to shows a different reputation change. The last reputation change is from ...
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Update the timestamp shown when an edit has been done in the 5-minute time frame

I edit a question of mine to change the punctuation and, as I am in my attention-deficit moment, I edited it after 2 minutes to change the punctuation of another sentence. When I pressed the "Save ...
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Am I supposed to keep asking the same question?

At the bottom of the questions I ask, the page shows text similar to the following one. Am I supposed to ask again the same question? The code clearly noticed I asked the question; in fact, it ...
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Change the text shown after the field to add a new answer

Actually, after the form field and the button to add a new answer, the following text is shown: The text could be confuse some users that, from a side, see duplicate questions being closed and, from ...
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How exactly does EL&U “inbox” logic support @username?

Could one of the tech support guys (or anyone else who definitively knows) explain precisely how EL&U inbox works? Does having @username anywhere in comment text cause that comment to appear in ...
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Should the contrast of the highlighted OP's name in comments be increased? Use this GM script if you want it changed now.

Spot the OP! Old: New: Here is a link to the Greasemonkey sript (works in Firefox, most probably also in Chrome). George made this for me. I cannot thank him enough: this is great! Note that you ...
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Misunderstood to have downvoted someone?

I'm not fluent enough in the inner workings of EL&U to prove it, but I get the distinct sense that certain posters suspect me of downvoting them when in fact I haven't. None of the related ...
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Certain users don't show up in the Users tab

Playing around with the Data Explorer, I noticed two users with remarkably similar handles, Zhak Maarli and zhak maar li. Curious, I went to the Users tab, searched for "zhak", and... got zero results....