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accomodations for visually impaired

I am (marginally) color-blind and have great difficulty distinguishing between hyperlinks and normal text on the SE-Programmers site. I can barely tell when the text is actually a link. To my eyes, ...
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Why does this site look like Stack Overflow?

Why does this site look exactly like stackoverflow.com? Furthermore why does this site not validate fields before it does human verification with the image. This took 15 mins to get posted when it ...
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Could we add a description field in the image uploader?

When we add an image to a post, the resulting markdown is: ![enter image description here][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/6ySkR.png And in order to add a tooltip, you'll need to do this: [1]: ...
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What's this cohhunity bulletin?

I thought it was some sort of joke I'd missed out on because I'd pursuing glory in other SE's, but no... It's just community bulletin... So, is anyone going to do anything about the fact that the font ...
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The “&” in the title font doesn't look anything like an ampserand

This is supposed to read: Admin > Upcoming & Current Community Events. I don't know what the symbol is in there, but it certainly doesn't look like "&".
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Where can I have discussion about code/libraries?

I don't have a question about code. I want to talk about the pros/cons about a design or library and hear the opinion of others. Discussions are off topic on Programmers.SE so my question is Where ...
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The post notice font size has shrunk

I just added a post notice to a question and saw the font had dropped down a size: I haven't added a post notice in several days so I don't know when it started doing this, but could it be ...
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Why are the visited link colors swapped?

In the main list of questions, we have dark blue for visited and light blue for not. Okay. But in the related tab for any question, it's light blue for visited and dark blue for not. This is ...
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Why does a migrated question appear to have no answers?

The question How do I resolve an “expected expression before 'unsigned'” error? [migrated] appears right now on the active questions list as having zero answers, and as having been posted by me, while ...
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Bold-ify first line of the About page

Can you bold-ify the first line of the about page? I think that first line is more important than any other line (for stackoverflow ppl).
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What is the rationale behind the menu system?

What is the rationale behind the Stack Exchange menu system? I find it annoying and counterintuitive. Should the front page menu and the question menu be merged into one?
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Multi-level radio buttons for only one flag option is confusing [closed]

I attempted to flag a question today. There were two radio buttons present which did not behave as radio buttons. Clicking the flag question red confirmation button did nothing until a comment was ...
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How can I see more questions displayed in my home page?

Right now I can see 41 questions on my home page. Since the questions appearing on my home page are the only one that are really interesting to me (because looking at the complete list of questions ...
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Background image makes the text into jpeg artifacts when used with citrix terminal client

Not sure if it's due to the background image, but i see the text on few stackexchange sites as a low-quality jpeg, when viewed with citrix terminal client. This is likely due to the usage of ...
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Could we get the “new” coding font style?

As the newest generation of Stack Exchange sites are launched, one thing I'm envious of is the font style used for coding blocks. Consider the following program here: #include <stdio.h> main()...
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Different font sizes used in question titles on “badge details” pages [closed]

The "badge details" pages are showing lists of posts that awarded the badge in different font sizes: This is affecting only some of the badges. Others use the same size for all posts on their page, ...
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The “similar question” sections overlaps the footer [closed]

When asking a question, the "similar questions" side bar scrolls down, which is cool, but if I go all the way down to the bottom of the page, then the side bar covers up the link to the wiki, the "...
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Could the 100k+ views color be toned down a little bit?

We now have a question that's really, really popular, Why do programmers write applications and then make them free?, which is fine (better than fine, great!), but the color used for the "on fire" ...
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Add a button/link for canceling a question edit (discarding change)

When editing my own question, sometimes I want to discard the change. This can be done by navigating away, but ideally there should be a place within the browseable area (e.g. a button or link near ...
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Programmers 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 word “beta” still appears in the app offline html

Programmers kicked me to the app offline screen today and I couldn't help but notice it still had the beta tag on it. http://sstatic.net/skins/sketchy/app_offline.htm The url and content looks ...
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Hard to read fonts and bad choice of colors

I just entered this site from stackoverflow. First thing I notice is bad choice of colors, and that fonts are hard to read. Is there a way to customize these? or perhaps you changing it? Edit -- ...
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Accept answer checkmark could still be clearer.

Before posting this, I first searched meta, and found that previously people already found the accept answer checkmark unclear. The accepted answer indicates that a change was made, but I still find ...
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It is possible to change the colors of hypertext links?

While on SO, the hyperlinks are light blue and easy to distinguish from simple text, the hyperlinks on Programmers.SE appears visually as much darker, especially for visited links (due to their color)....
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Flag comment box overflowing on Chrome

Using 10.0.648.205
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Navigation buttons appear over the close box

The Questions/Tags/Users/Badges/Unanswered navigation buttons appear over the close box. I am using Firefox 3.6, Mac OS. Because the close box is vertically centered, you need to make your viewport ...
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CSS Rule for Flagging comments bumps layout by 1px

I've noticed on Programmmers.SE that when you hover over the flag this comment button it bumps the surrounding container by 1px. After inspecting the css, I noticed these rules in all.css: .flag-off {...
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No breadcrumbs or trail in order to return to questions page

If I filter the questions, maybe based on tag, then go into a question, maybe post an answer, I have to use back button to get back to the list of questions based on my filter? I don't see another way....
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There seems to be a float problem on the search page

This is what the search page looks like for me right now (I'm on Mac, with Firefox 3.6.13 )... Comparing that to https://stackoverflow.com/search, it seems that the search box has pushed the main ...
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Can we have more difference between the current tab and others on the “tagged” pages?

Jin, I managed to confuse myself today as I couldn't tell which tab was active on the "tagged" page: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/programming-languages Can the ...
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CSS Nitpick: Line height of bullet points is smaller

For some reason (perhaps a good one that I am not aware of) the line-height of normal paragraph text (in posts), and the line-height of the text body of bullet points is different. Examples Lorem ...
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“Flag” image inconsistancies

This is not a duplicate of The "Flag comment" icon is too harsh because I actually like the image of the flag. Rather, the problem is when you hover over it. On Meta, if you hover over the ...
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Edit (and other bars) have a bad background

See the two attached screenshots.
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The “Flag comment” icon is too harsh

This is similar to The "comment edited" picture icon to be more subtle, but it has to do with the "Flag" icon that shows up when hovering over comments. On my machine it looks like this: ...
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Accepted answer checkmark color

When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me to select one as my accepted answer), it's very hard for me to tell the difference between the check mark that I've checked, ...
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Bug: Background image looks like gunk on monitor.

Steps to reproduce: Visit Programmers - Stack Exchange or Programmers chat in browser. Keep page open for a while. Notice blemish on monitor at edge of vision, reach with hand or cloth to clean it ...
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Can we put a tagline under our logo? [closed]

Someone new to our site, or perhaps Stack Exchange might get the idea that our site is for any kind of programming related question. Since migration with Stack Overflow is not bi-directional, I ...
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The “comment edited” picture icon to be more subtle

The pencil icon for edited comments are far too large on P.SE + Meta. It seems like every other site uses the standard tiny pencil, which works well and is unobtrusive.
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List migrated questions at the top?

My general practice for answering here at programmers.se is to browse the Questions list, scrolling down until I see ones that I've read before. Lately I've noticed that a bit farther down, there ...
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Font changes in tools [closed]

There is some odd font sizing on the tools page (10k+ and mods).
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UI - Vote up/down not highlighting

Has anyone else seen this happening? As of yesterday, when you voted up or down the site would highlight your vote. As of this morning, the vote count changes as expected but no hightlighting. I'm ...
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Inconsistent views on new design

The new design is great, but it has an inconsistent view. The "Front Page" view has 4 columns: Votes, Answers, Views, Question Title. The "Questions" view has 2 columns: Votes, Answers and Views on ...
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new design header bug [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Ask Question link is wrapped The new design has a bug in my Firefox 3.6.13 - the "Ask Question" link is under "Questions" not on the right where it should be: Screen ...
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Rendering glitch, navigation links overlap new answers notification

Currently using Firefox 3.6.3 and I haven't tried this on other browsers, but it might be a bit hard to catch. However, as per the screen shot, the navigation links are overlapping the notification ...
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Favicon has white rather than transparent background

A minor point, but the new favicon (coffee cup) has a white rather than transparent background - unlike the other sites: Can we have a nice transparent background please?
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The Ask Question link is wrapped

Check out the screen shot: (Apparently Firefox isn't liking House Whiteboard...)
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Accept rate not hidden? I thought we already discussed this

A long time ago we discussed the importance of the accept rate. Here are some examples: Should we worry about accept rate? - 16 votes on question, 25 votes + accepted answer on request to remove + 24 ...
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Styling problems with new theme and IE8

Kudos on the new theme; I like it. I just thought I would bring some styling problems in Internet Explorer 8 to your attention. House font does not work on menus in header (questions/tags/users, ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, The new design has been deployed just now and I want to congratulate you guys for the official launch! A few tweaks on the final design from the mockup I posted: I decided not to use the ...
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404/Error/Captcha Images

Hi all, I have started the CSS conversion of the new design, since it's gotten a lot of positive feedback this time. I'm aiming to launch the site very soon! Meanwhile, I need some ideas for the new ...