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Is the review new or the blog new?

Because I see that new icon up there but I'm not sure which item it represents. It's difficult to tell if it is supposed to go to the "review" link or the "blog" link.
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The letter i is not displayed properly.

I've been meaning to post about this for a while. On my machine (LMDE, firefox, various versions) the letter i on AU is not displayed properly:          &...
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Icons for top relvent tags

I just noticed that with Stack Overflow's tags many of the tags have nice fancy icons: Wondering if we could get some tag bling as well? Certainly some of the browsers/top programs may benefit from ...
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There is a bug with the bounty banner

When a new bounty without a comment appears, the add a comment appears half over the grey banner background: While not a bad bad bug, it is annoying.
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Why are there different styling in Meta from AskUbuntu?

I have noticed this a while, but it is just a bit weird. Styling differences occur between different StackExchange sites. The most notable is the <kbd> tag, most of which render the contents of ...
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Icon Overlap CSS in Chrome

Encountered using Chrome 36.0.1985.125 on Mac OS X (10.9.4). It is not present in Firefox on either Mac or Linux. I'm not a Moderator (or 10K user) on any other sites, so I can't test and see if this ...
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Can we have highlighted code blocks in the chat rooms?

At the moment, code posted to the chat rooms only differs in the font that's used. It would be nice if, like in comments, the code was highlighted by a different background colour. The way it is now, ...
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Why is there small text randomly on the review history?

Some - about 2 thirds of the reviews - have got larger text, and the other third has small text - why? It is staring to really bug my OCDness that it is random - not even reviewed, no action needed (...
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Italic text in Links are not colored

For example in my answer here, if you open it on your mobile (Or just click mobile in the footer on your desktop browser), an italic link would look like this: While on the desktop it's like so: ...
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Unaligned Borders

Just noticed the unaligned borders in the navigation bar of the website. In Firefox: Also in Chrome: I don't know if this question fits in meta askubuntu, but is it a bug or just a style?
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Use browsers' user-agent to alert users they might be on the wrong site

We still get a fair number of people posting things on the wrong site. This is largely because they think their distribution is a derivative or is somehow related to Ubuntu and that makes this the ...
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StackExchange software open source?

I like many things about the stack-exchange websites. Especially the editor I'm writing this post in and the tagging system. Is the software by any change available under an open license? I'd use it ...
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Can we add a little more space on the User Activity page? (Graphical glitch)

After doing an edit, where the entry shows up on the activity page, the underline from the link is partly hidden by the highlighted section which says what the edit was. Screenshot: Could we add a ...
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Two visual annoyances in the header [closed]

Not really bugs, but: Can we please get the same arrow to expand SE and user menus? Please vertically center the links left to the search field.
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Usercard Formatting Sometimes Clipped

I noticed in a AU post today that a usercard was clipped on the right, cutting off the user's bronze-badges count: Of course this clipping does not affect all usercards; most I have seen look fine. ...
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May we please have another font for the body text?

The new design is great, but the font is really killing me. Here's why: Uneven kerning and spacing Have a look at this title. The space between n and e in uneven, r and n in kerning, a and c in ...
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Little Bug with layer order on askubuntu

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but i recently found a little rendering bug on this site. It's a problem of the z-index and the order of layers. Note: the red notification box was ...
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Bounty allocated amount looks odd

When a bounty is allocated to an answer, the bounty amount is shown against it. This kind of looks weird in Ask Ubuntu In contrast, the bounty allocated amount in Super User is much.. better
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Vertically misaligned tags

The vertical alignment of the tags is incorrect on Firefox. .post-tag { vertical-align: middle; } Should fix this
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If “About Me” is blank we have a grey square on the user page that mean nothing

It has took me time to understand why there is a strange grey square on my user page and to figure out what it is. I think there should be a text like "No description" or maybe we can just remove it ...
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Visited links on Meta are hard to see

Maybe it is just my vision but I can't distinguish visited links in question/answer text from the surrounding text on Ubuntu Meta. I can see the links on the parent fine and I can see unvisited links ...
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Visited links cannot be distinguished from normal text [duplicate]

Visited links are not underlined and black, just like text is.
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Bug: UbuntuRegular Font (used on this site) messed up at 12 & 13px

This site, AskUbuntu.com, uses the "UbuntuRegular" font. Sometimes the font size is 14px, which displays fine, but in the "comments" (& perhaps other places), the font size is 13px, which cuts off ...
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Style issue: font alignment with certain styling

While doing some editing today, I've noticed the following issue with the style used on Ask Ubuntu: This issue occurs when using either italic or bold italic text, ie: ***group***. It is not evident ...
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The little tab things don't look right

On my main profile page, I noticed this: Is it just me, or are the tab backgrounds backwards for the left & right ones? Shouldn't the rounded corners be pointed out?
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Can the line-height in <li>s be a bit taller?

I was joking with somebody earlier about the line-spacing in their post. There's nothing wrong with the content, it's just hard to read. This is very easy to reproduce; just compare: Lorem ipsum ...
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Problem with the “Announcer” badge page…

https://askubuntu.com/badges/57/announcer As you can see in the above screenshot, if the question is too long, the information about the user who received the Announcer badge is cut off.
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Ubuntu bold font not imported

The Issue Recently I noticed something odd: when booting into OS X and visiting Ask Ubuntu, bold fonts render oddly. I've only noticed this in Chrome; in Firefox and Safari, the bold font renders ...
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StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ colour issue

Opening up the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ after the recolouring on Ask Ubuntu main and hovering over the Stack Exchange logo results in dark grey on purple: This is somewhat ...
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Are the new SE bar's colors able to be modified?

I'm looking at the new SE Bar, and while it is indeed spiffy, its colors clash a little with both meta AND the main site's styles. Is it possible for the SE bar to have customized color pallets for ...
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The share link box is oversized

I've been able to reproduce this in both Firefox and Chromium. I click the share button then this box appears with a abnormal horizontal compared with the main site Apparently, the comment field/...
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Descenders in comments chopped off in Windows Chrome

In my browser (Chrome 29 on Windows 7), descenders are chopped off in comments, which makes it fairly annoying to read, as g's look like q's (most other letters with descenders are fairly unambiguous, ...
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would be possible to change the layout of suggested questions?

I find the layout of the "Questions that may already have your answer" a bit confusing. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to restyle it a bit. This is the current layout with my notes: This ...
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Is Ask Ubuntu using the UbuntuBeta font?

To be completely honest, I think the current font family sequence is dictated by the Ubuntu Identity Guidelines. I still think that, right now, it's kind of silly: font-family: "Ubuntu Beta", ...
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Is there an option to remove the bar above the status bar?

There is a new bar above the "status bar" with Ubuntu/Community/Development/Ask. This is new and I feel it is taking up valuable screen space, since I do not plan on regularly using the new links. I ...
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Use different colors for the flag indicator and the suggested edit indicator

The flag indicator and the suggested edit indicator look exactly alike, they can only be distinguished by their position (from left to right: flags, “review”, suggested edits). Most other sites use a ...
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How do I disable the background on the site? It kills my Dell monitor!

I've recently bought a Dell UltraSharp U2713HM and it really cannot handle the pattern of dots in the background of Ask Ubuntu (main). I'm asking it here on AU meta, because it concerns the site ...
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Code formatting from new site design changes simply annoys me

The new background for a code sample makes that this to be difficult to distinguish towards a normal text: Maybe for some screens it's ok, but not for the majority. Many times I have to change the ...
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When viewed on a tablet, the very top navigation bar has no margin

I'm talking about the Community, Ask, Developer, Design, etc. bar. When viewed on a tablet, the entire bar is shifted to the left of the screen, so that it has no margin, is directly against the edge, ...
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Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent

I'm a user familiar with StackOverflow websites but it took me a while to locate the Ask Question button on Ask Ubuntu. Reason: Insufficient contrast (as can be seen below). A single grey / ...
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The dots don't line up with the background

Well, since there are looking to change some things with the design, I thought this would be a good time to bring this up. Has anyone noticed that the dot-patterns don't line up? If the new design ...
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“Ask question” left border visible on main site

I've been noticing this for the last few days, and it seems like a bug. Here is what the link currently looks like: Notice the dark purple colored left border which shouldn't be visible. Below is ...
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Why don't we improve the design of the link to the about page?

I'm a user of Ask Ubuntu for more than 11 months, and just today I noticed the about page. To be honest, I didn't think that such great content would be in such a little link. This page is very ...
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Colorblind people have a hard time distinguishing red/green answer highlight

I am red/green colorblind and I find it difficult to distinguish between the red and green circles that denote unanswered and answered questions: Does it make sense to use, for example, a darker ...
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Why are askubuntu.com and meta.askubuntu.com considered as same site?

Why are askubuntu.com and meta.askubuntu.com considered as same Stack Exchange site (Same Reputation points on both site), while stackoverflow.com and meta.stackoverflow.com are considered as ...
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Minor alignment issue with downvote button

When casting a downvote upon a post, I noticed that the downvote arow is misaligned between when no vote is cast and when it is downvoted. You can see below a GIMP image showing the two images next to ...
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Comment error popup makes sidebar move down in review-beta

In review-beta, on Ask Ubuntu, if one creates a comment, clicks Edit, leaves it for ten minutes, and tries to save, they will get an error popup. However, this error popup causes the sidebar to jump ...
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Isn't the “Ask question” button on this website a bit inconspicuous? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent It took me 3 minutes to find the damn "Ask question" button on this website and it's all because ...
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Can we make the top tool bar position fixed while scrolling?

Wouldn't it be cool that this toolbar could be fixed for easier access for activities and votes? Saying FIXED i mean that while scroll it won't stay in the top of document, and will be in the top of ...
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Include number of comments in question preview

I suggest the following change to the way questions are displayed on the homepage: In addition to showing the number of upvotes, number of answers, and number of views, we also include the number of ...