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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Visual bug using accent marked characters

Reading this answer I found that á and è (and also right now in this question) characters from Déjà Dup are shown different than the other characters (they are less "bold" than the others): Link: Why ...
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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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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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Upcoming site design changes

A few weeks ago Canonical reached out to me about making some design changes on Ask Ubuntu to reflect the official Ubuntu site's new design guidelines. The goal is to keep all Ubuntu related sites(...
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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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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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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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More black links on deleted question page

This is a continuation of this question: Black links on new duplicate banner are counter intuitive. On Ask Ubuntu, when users with less than 10k view a deleted question they land at a page that ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Line breaks in markdown

I have been seeing new users who copy/paste code or information into posts not add extra newlines(or even type without extra newlines) and make posts hard to read, wasting the time of a moderator or ...
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The "login or register" link is invisible in Internet Explorer

The "Please login or register to vote for this post" text doesn't display correctly when viewed in Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit:
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Are the shorthand links only supported when used in comments? If so, why?

A bit ago I read the Comment Formatting section in the Markdown help and actually used some shorthand links in a comment. At the time I just assumed that these shorthand links would also work when ...
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Where can I get the Ask Ubuntu speech bubble logo?

Where can I get that speech bubble from Ask Ubuntu in SVG version? I need it for my presentation.
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Privileges page has broken alignment

This page has some messed up alignment in the right sidebar. Here's what it should look like, But when you click on the link it breaks. This doesn't seem to be an issue on other StackExchange sites ...
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Is the 'edit' link prominent enough?

I keep seeing questioners answering their own questions with an update instead of editing the question. Is this maybe a problem of a not prominent enough edit link? Since this site heavily depends on ...
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Ubuntu monospace font on Ask Ubuntu

Ubuntu Font Family's monospace variant has been released recently - is it possible to have it as the default monospace font on AU?
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Askubuntu mobile-optimised website is difficult to read

The current askubuntu.com mobile-optimised website uses a black background and a gray foreground(text). This makes it difficult to read and draws attention away from the important part, i.e., the text ...
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Ask Ubuntu 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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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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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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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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Part of description on "Tags" page is invisible

On "Tags" page, longer descriptions are clipped and the text that exceeds is invisible, so it can't be accessed. It often occurs with my Firefox minimum font size to 16 (Options > Content > Fonts &...
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Bug with "Top Questions" overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question column too narrow in Firefox The "Top Questions" list contained in <div id="question-mini-list"> has setting overflow to auto. With my Firefox set to have ...
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What happened to the chat-feature module on the Questions page?

When I enter Ask Ubuntu by http://askubuntu.com a chat-feature module displaying a nice box where I can see who is on chat and where I can enter the room is displayed: However when loading https://...
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