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Why does AskUbuntu keep telling me about the video tutorials?

It seems like every page has a header saying: Is this your first time here? Take a look at our Video Tutorials for using the site. Does that text ever change? I have more than 200 rep, so I'm not ...
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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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Keyboard tags could use some love

Some of us have been asking for something nicer for the <kbd> tag. Jin mentioned maybe polishing them up to make questions like this look nicer, just documenting that here. (Also note, I love ...
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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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top bar style for ask ubuntu

The Top bar for Ask Ubuntu (and Meta) doesn't seem to have enough space from the top of the window area. When a notification (badge, welcome/faq) etc appears, it is very close to the text. This seems ...
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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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The "emphasis" symbol in the editor design issue.

As you can see in the screenshot above, there is a small, light grey line to the right of the "Emphasis" icon in the editor. That shouldn't be there, right?
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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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Design bug in Editing Review, Notifications don't disappear

Unfortunately, I've foolishly closed the tab before I thought to take a screen shot. I saw a link beneath a question, edit (1), and clicked on it. A notification popped up saying something like that ...
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Line break glitch with code tag

Line breaks with code involved leave a thin piece of the code formatting in the previous line: This only seems to happen with the Opera browser (ver. 11.00/11.01).
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Can you make askubuntu fit on netbook screens?

Being a netbook user (Eee PC) I am frequently annoyed by the fact that askubunt doesn't fit on my screen horizontally. Could this website's maintainer make the website resize correctly? As Ubuntu is ...
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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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Please change the "hyperlink" symbol in the editor

My goodness, for those of us who are not hip, please put text under the infinity symbol that apparently means 'link'. Not intuitive at all. Tooltips are nice, but text is nicer.
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Tone down the grey for formatting code/commands?

This answer is really brutal on the eyes however I think it's key to have filenames and commands with that kind of formatting. Maybe perhaps toning it down a bit? Similar in shade to the blockquote ...
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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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Make links visible on escaped text

There is no visible difference between AskUbuntu and AskUbuntu, even though the first occurence points to a link and the second doesn't. It could be argued that it is not necessary, but stackoverflow....
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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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Tone down "edited comment" icon

Compared to other SE sites I've participated in, especially SO, the icon for "this comment was edited" sticks out like a sore thumb on Ask Ubuntu. Could it be toned down? Here's my crude attempt, ...
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Incorrect new user text box

Q: What is Ubuntu? A: Apparently, Ubuntu is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love Ubuntu. I think Canonical may not approve of that assessment ;). Don't know if this ...
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Can we make the "ask question" button stand out more? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent I'm new to askubuntu.com and when I first wanted to ask a question it took me a while to find ...
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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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Lack of revision note and cc-wiki graphic in Ubuntu footer

I noticed today that the Ubuntu site doesn't appear to have the cc-wiki graphic and "revision" note that usually appears in the Stack Exchange footer. I don't want to tag this as a bug, but I was ...
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Links in <code> spans are indistinguishable from normal <code> spans

Here's the real life example that triggered this: Make sure you check for duplicates before adding new entries. For example, search pitivi inquestion:this before adding PiTiVi. :)
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Preformatted text is insufficiently distinct?

The background used for answers on askubuntu.com is slightly grey; this makes preformatted text such as this stand out significantly less than on, say stackoverflow.com. I think this requires a ...
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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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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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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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Line spacing cosmetics

Awesome work on the new site design! I'd like to note a couple CSS issues related to line spacing, in this answer as an expample: The scroll bars in the code block probably shouldn't be there. They ...
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Giving feedback on the design

Thanks to Mat and Jin the new design is live. Here's how to report bugs. If you find a problem with the design that is CSS related, for example something doesn't line up right or look wrong, then Jin ...
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Design Ideas for the final site

Hi everyone, At the beginning of the beta I linked up Mat Tomaszewski from the Canonical Design Team to work with Jin Yang from SO on the design for the final site. I am posting the design here on ...
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Replace the loading icon

I believe we should replace the Loading Icon with the default pin wheel found in Ubuntu - something like this As opposed to the default stackoverflow icon.
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