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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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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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Hovering over items in /help/privileges causes underscores to appear

On a Mac OS X 10.11.1 running Firefox 42.0, hovering over an item in https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/privileges causes an underscore to appear before the reputation number, the icon, and the ...
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Change the background color Favorite Tags

Unlike the other sites, including that of Mathematics and Physics (see image below) the background color of the favorite tags for TeX.SE is a very pale pink color that is barely visible. Can I ...
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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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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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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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Misalignment of badges/numbers on user-profile page

The current user-profile page shows the badges/numbers looking like this: Here is a similar view of the top-bar: I think the vertical alignment of the badges in the user-profile view should match ...
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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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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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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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suggested edits counter graphic

For 10k users and mods, whenever the queue of suggested edits is non-empty, the following sign pops up in the bar at the top: That counter looks out-of-place compared with the rest of the design. For ...
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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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Only two questions show on a newly launched session

When booting up a new session (presumably with an empty cache), the number of questions on the new page is exactly two. The option to increase this to 15/30/50 entries is offered (and the change, once ...
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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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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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New horrible appearance?

Does anybody know if the present appearance of main TeX site, in black and blue, and all elements in strange places is a temporary bug or a new, disgusting idea? I have checked some other sites and ...
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Bug on the review web page?

Recently I recognized a change of the behaviour of the review pages. Now after opening an question in the first post queue to be reviewed you see all three buttons enlighted: For me astonishing is ...
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A follow option: how does it work?

I recently saw this addition at the bottom of posts: What does this follow option provide? Is there any guide that mentions what I can do and don't do with it? Who has used this follow option and for ...
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What determines the tags (if any) listed in the page title?

While reviewing two of my questions I noticed the following: Penalty-enhanced approach to float placement 1 answer, accepted Tagged floats latex-project) Page title: latex project - Penalty-...
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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 official capitalization of LyX on tour page

Under the site tour there is a list of information on questions that could be considered on-topic: The spelling of LyX does not match the official spelling.
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Mouseover on questions show a horizontal rule

When hovering over questions on the front page (either on the main page or on meta), there is an underline associated with the hyperlink that extends across the entire question block (when viewed ...
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Please lower the threshold for the brown review number to 1

The brown number appears next to the review button in the top bar only if there are at least 3 items to review. I would pretty much prefer to show this brown button whenever there is at least 1 item ...
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Post title font cut off under review queue

Consider the following review when viewed through Google Chrome: Here's the same review through Firefox: Here's the same review through IE: Both Chrome and IE cut parts of the descenders off the ...
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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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Different link colours in user's list of answers

Some links to answers on my user page are the regular colour, and some are blue. What's the difference between the two? Update It appears that the behaviour works with Safari, but not with Firefox ...
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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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How about a “Featured TeX” post?

I like the design of "photography etc." and I love the idea of a weekly image. I was wondering if it would work here, and if people would like to have such an option. I suggest the following: We ...
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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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Formatting of linked inline code

When referring to a LaTeX package I like to codeify the name, i.e., I write amsmath to make a distinction with normal text. Now when you want to link to the CTAN page of this package, you write [`...
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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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Font sizes of inline code and code blocks don't match.

I noticed the following difference in font sizes, using Firefox 3.6.12 on Windows Vista: Is this a design decision or a bug?
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has the tex.sx banner been “simplified”?

i have recently noticed that the banner for tex.sx is missing the beautiful background. there used to be some very well chosen examples of tex output along with the obvious tex logo. i've checked ...
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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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What should the site design look/feel/smell like?

It's the obvious question: TeX/LaTeX isn't all about design and typography, but -- shall we say -- the conversation does tend that way quite often. Good design is first off about being functional (...
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Apparent bug when hovering over pagination items of the /users page on the main site

On the main site's /users page, if you hover over the pagination, there is a line that appears between the items: This does not happen on the meta site: Nor does it happen on Stack Overflow: I ...
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In 'choose which badge to track' things spill over the bottom of the pop up window

On TeX.SX, if you look at your profile and click on the 'choose which badge to track' button, the badges spill over the bottom side of the pop up window: This does not happen on Stack Overflow: ...
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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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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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Colours in syntax highlighting

As mentioned in the comments to this answer on meta, Martin's improved syntax highlighting is installed now. Somehow it happened that not the most recent version got installed (or it didn't get ...
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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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Is the list of tags supposed to be slanted?

I just opened up my user page on TeX.SE, and lo-and-behold, my list of tags appears in an interesting layout. Is that supposed to happen? (Can anyone reproduce?) OS: Scientific Linux Browser: ...
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Are the buttons for selecting the order of the answers clear enough?

I just recently saw the buttons (active, oldest, votes) on the askubuntu.com website and realized that I didn't recall seeing them on TeX.SE. Presumably they were there for a while, but I simply didn'...
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Inconsistent spacing in quotes

I've found something that looks like a small glitch in the new design. First, I didn't know that for quotations one could use either the markdown > or the html <blockquote>. But anyway, this ...
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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, ...
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What is the meaning/importance of Krampus?

I've noticed some images through documents and on site that use Krampus as part of a certain iconography. Where does this come from? Maybe related to GNU? But why/how?
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Does anyone else see this weird spacing on our Markdown help page?

https://tex.stackexchange.com/editing-help Take a look at the (lack of) space between the header and the expander triangle. Doesn't seem very 'touchable' in its current state. Using Safari.
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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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Should the avatar of the person that edited a question be displayed?

This question is inspired by a mistake that I did here How to know the number of pages in a PDF file? (see the comments) I generally find that the editor's avatar and name tend to distract. Should ...