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Fancy TeX (etc.)/Metafont/MetaPost logos?

Can we have fancy logos like they have on CTAN, for example on http://www.ctan.org/pkg/cm-unicode:
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Should the spacing between the star number indicator and the question star itself be increased?

On the TeX SE, the number of stars a question has received seems to overlap the star. It isn't really an issue with single-digit numbers, which seem to fit neatly into the crevasse between the two ...
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The favorite count makes part of the star unclickable

I was idly browsing through TeX.SE, and at one point attempted to favourite ("star") a question that had already been starred more than a hundred times. Nothing happened. I tapped (yeah, touchscreen) ...
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Undesired scroll bars on new tags page

I don't think we want the scroll bars on https://tex.stackexchange.com/tags?tab=new to be there: (I decreased the text size slightly to make the entire area fit my laptop screen, but the behavior ...
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Display bug causes number of badges to be shown incorrectly [closed]

There is a display bug which causes the number of badges to be shown incorrectly. Here is an example from Are there any disadvantages of TeX being Turing complete? where the number of bronze badges is ...
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If we can't have italics, can we at least have *less* slanted text?

Reading the question "Can we have proper italics rather than slanted text?", it seems that proper italics are impractical with a sans-serif font. However, I still feel that the slant is a bit much; ...
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more problems with the new site redesign

edited problem statement the link to return from meta to the main site is not "parallel" to the link on the main site to meta. i found the latter under "help", but the link from meta to the main ...
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Why have the direct links between META and TeX.SE gone?

You used to be able to just click on a direct link to step from META to TeX.SE or vice versa. This is gone from the latest interface upgrade. Was there a good reason for this?
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Request for revert of the top bar background colour

I would like to request that the background colour of the top bar gets reverted to the previous warm brownish. There are three reasons for this: The black top bar is the most emphasized element of ...
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Is there a possibility to have the previous design of TeX-stackexchange page?

Today I suddenly saw my personal information on the page very small and on the black background. It looks like a necrology! Additionally, not the same information as earlier appears. In particular I ...
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Why does it say “1 questions” rather than “1 question” with new activity

Why does the notification at top about number of questions with new activity says "1 questions" rather than grammatically correct "1 question"? Is this error uniform among all SE sites? I waited for ...
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Improve spacing of headlines (# and ## format)

Sometime I use the markdown headline # and ## to structure my answers, mostly I use only use ## since the # is much too big in my eyes. Furthermore in my opinion the spacing is not that good. I’d like ...
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Can someone explain the homepage new look?

Can someone explain the new look of the Tex.StackExchange homepage and what is displayed? I could find no reference to the changes and did not know who to ask. I think I get the Here's how it works ...
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Rendering issues due to overlapping fields

The stats of users with 10k+ reputation and many badges appear clipped in my browser (follow this link to see an example). The following picture illustrates the problem: the bronze badge to the left ...
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Click anywhere to close this box

I got the message 'Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up.' To my dismay, I had to click a tiny font instead of having the freedom ...
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“1 times” is incorrect, every time

Recipients of newly-created badges live with the following reality: Is it possible to have this print as This badge has been awarded 1 time. Recently awarded to: in the event of a single instance?...
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Use dashes in page titles instead of hyphens

In every page title on tex.sx, it says TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange These horizontal lines between the words are hyphens (Unicode point U+002D "Hyphen-minus"). In proper typesetting, these should ...
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Correct hyphen to a dash in the “About” page

The official name of this site is "TeX - LaTeX", which is written with a hyphen at most places, this is obviously incorrect. I understand that in a page <title>, this is a common practice in ...
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Number formatting of statistics

This is how many people have completed their user profile fields: 3849 people out of 22354 (or about 17%). Sure, not everyone completes their tombstone, but that number sure is set in a super-huge ...
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Strikeout doesn't work properly with markdown

Strikeout in HTML (using <s>...</s> or <del>...</del>) doesn't strike out links to tags as specified in mardown. For example: <s>See [tag:discussion] for some questions ...
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Still missing illustrations from Duane Bibby

There was a post by Jin asking what we should do for the captcha/404/etc. images. This was followed up by a post to main, in which we seem to mostly agreed that it would be really cool if we could ...
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Add an additional Licence to “MY” content

following the discussion on licensing, I propose an additional field in the user-profile (this can be a SE-wide thing, or just for TeX.SE, though it would probably fit in Programming.SE as well, as an ...
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Emphasis needs more space after it

An emphasis gobbles the following space (or does not add some needed additional space), text *text* text <em>text</em> text becomes text text text text text (I can't use \␣ ...
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Chemical equation in background is incorrect

This issue is extremely minor, but the equation on the TeX Meta page is incorrect. Na + Cl yields NaCl and not Na + Cl
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Update the TeX Community Blog logo

Now that the tex.sx logo has the real kerning, the Community Blog logo should be updated, too. Compare: (tex.sx logo) (blog logo) I stick to my comment to Jin's answer though, that the braces ...
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An awkard alignment in the comments

I am attaching below a picture to indicate how the arrows intended to indicate you have upvoted some commment is aligned awkardly. Is that by-design or something that should go unnoticed? Anyway, it ...
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List positioning wrong on privileges page

On the privileges page, the list with the privilege stages on the right is all the way down, which shouldn't (and didn't use to) be the case. Clicking on some of the specific privilege stages didn't ...
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On the website headers design

As a loving user of TeX-based typesetting systems, being also interested in the integration of high-quality graphic content in technical and scientific documentation, I resort daily to the facilities ...
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Tengwar in the background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the text around the title say? The background in the header contains the Ring inscription (top left)... Is it by any chance taken from the tengwarscript package?
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Font size and “show excerpt” link in tag wiki pages

These are technically two different issues, but they're not too big of a deal so I'm putting them in the same question. Status quo: 1. Size of About {braces} Can the font size of {braces} be ...
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Change the color of the number of suggested edits

The 2 on the review page is hardly visible. Even though a disabled/grayed out look might be desired (because I couldn't actually review these suggested edits), this is just illegible: (Using Safari 5....
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Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little?

Don't get me wrong, but I'm getting slightly annoyed by the tiny Google+ icon right below the voting controls, in the er... social bar. The size is OK, but the color... well: I swear, at first I ...
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2 looks like a 4 in the tex.se font [closed]

When using OpenSuSE 11.3, the font for titles, votes and views counts has a very odd-looking character "2". It has an unusual serif-like crossing in the bottom part (sorry, I don't know the exact ...
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Inline [tag:foo] syntax causes lines to exceed \baselineskip

For example, this text is off: Sometimes people use brackets instead of this tag, though that can also refer to the delimeter pairs `[]` (in the U.S.) and `()` (in Britain), or even to any paired ...
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Can we have proper italics rather than slanted text?

I visited the http://english.stackexchange.com recently and I couldn't but feel jealous at the nice italic font used over there. At this site, which is much closer to typography we have a slanted ...
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Why is the kerning wrong in the TeX.SX logo/banner?

I really love the beautiful shaded TeX.SX logo — I think it makes tex.stackexchange.com one of the best looking of all the StackExchange sites. But I am curious why the kerning is wrong? (By that I ...
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Make the Google+ less distracting by syncing its saturation with the other icons

This is a follow up to Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little? which I think was unfairly declined. On Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault the Google+ icon is less distracting because ...
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Badge images “too large”

This is only a recent development. However, it seems like the badge images displayed on the Badges page is a little too large for the frame they're in: On the left is the view through Internet ...
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Incorrect leading when using tag links

When using tag links like bug, some extra leading is added between the line with the link and the following, leading to unnecessary whitespace. I've tested this with Firefox 8.0 on Windows XP and ...
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What are the RGB values of the background color of tex.sx main site?

In his contest entry, Gonzalo Medina claims that % some colors that will be used (taken form the colors used at TeX.sx) \definecolor{headtitle}{RGB}{167,63,63} %(red) \definecolor{headbg}{RGB}{244,...
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Reputation tool-tip dash/minus ambiguity

When looking at a user page and at "Reputation", hoovering the mouse over some day, then the tool-tip reads something like "Friday, Nov 25, 2011 - 42 reputation", which means "+42 reputation", not "-...
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What does the number under my username mean in chat?

As the title says. Here's an image: This is not my reputation.
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Design flaw concerning the location of a notification box

When voting on a comment, one can only up-vote once every 5 seconds. Try to vote more often than that, and you'll get a yellow box telling informing you of this policy. However, the box is placed ...
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Where can I find a font/vectorial version of the ornament used in TeX.SE?

Yes, the one right in the split bar, below the 'E' in 'TeX'...
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Do we like the share buttons? Do people use them?

I'm not a facebook or twitter user, and this question might be a reflection of that, but I wonder if people like the little share links near every question. I guess this question will have several ...
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Minor edit checkbox?

I'm sometimes puzzled by a question from the deep past that suddenly becomes active. I've recently seen it happen with this question, but I'm sure it has happened before. In this case an answer was ...
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Accepted answer checkmark color

I just asked this question at meta.programmers.stackexchange.com when I realized I have the same problem over here as well. When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me ...
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TeX Stack Exchange Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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The prominent link to tex.blogoverflow.com has been buried

I'm fairly sure that http://tex.blogoverflow.com/ used to be linked to in the top bar by the word "blog", close to the chat link. Now we have a supply of good content on the blog it seems to have ...
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Text box for post flagging dialog goes outside the dialog borders

Edit box on the "flag" link for a post goes outside the "window" borders. See below: All similar flag dialogs in which there's an edit box are affected. Reproducible on both main site and meta, ...