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Editing, among many other areas of Stack Exchange site is a priviledge that can be earned by gaining reputation. As far as editing goes, before you earn 2000 reputation all edits you make will be added to a review queue for people to review and approve. Once you pass 2000 rep you can make all the edits you wish, regardless of size. The reason there is a ...


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Seems that https://ux.stackexchange.com/content/balsamiq/mockups-web.swf is 404. Friends at StackExchange, let us know if you need any assitance fixing this. Maybe it's time to update the integration? We've come a long way since the version you have today. Email me at peldi@balsamiq.com if you'd like to chat!


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If you are responding to the person who asked the question (in a comment on a question) or who answered the question (in a comment on an answer) and there aren't any comments by other people, then Stack Exchange doesn't allow putting the username in, because it knows your comment is directed to the original poster automatically. This has been discussed ...


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We have a very technical term for this - it is called "a bug". It isn't just you. It should be fixed in a couple of minutes (we're deploying currently).


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Good catch. The Ad banner design should've been updated when the new design launched for the main site. I'll update the banner today.


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No, not actually a bug this, its working as intended. Jan-Feb-Mar is quarter one. We're now in April so Quarter two will be Apr-May-Jun Basically, you won't see any difference between Quarter and Month until May, because the quarter figure will then have more months data to go on. You'd find that if you check on Jan 5th you'd get the same results for ...


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It's not on the list of blacklisted links (and to be honest I would have been very surprised if it was). I've also just tested posting some links to the HIG myself on the main site (I've now deleted those posts). The links I tested were: http://developer.apple.com/library http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/...


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Agreed. The color of the text is #AAAAAA. On a white background it doesn't pass WCAG AA compliance. Contrast ratio is far too low. See this screenshot taken from snook.ca It'll be much better at #545454 or even darker: I've looked over a bunch of other StackExchange sites and none of the ones I checked have such a feint colour for the search field text.


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This has been fixed on dev server. The change will be on live after our next production build(within 24hours).


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Now this is offically implemented: Add social media sharing icons to the “link” popup. Click the Share link below and post to share it; question or answer!


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They were removed last week. They apparently saw "abysmal" usage rates and Kevin Montrose had been itching to remove them. I specifically mentioned that sites like UX likely use the sharing buttons a lot more than Stack Overflow (I was afraid SO likely heavily biases their opinion on the matter) but he said their usage was mostly the same across the network, ...


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Yes, really they should. The only reason anyone would chose not to do so is for visual issues relating to readability - too many in-line links potentially slows down and impacts the site readability. This is probably the reason sites like Wikipedia take that approach. However, adding underlines back in is likely to cause a few complaints. "Why are we trying ...


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This should now be resolved and the fix is live across all sites. Sorry for the inconvenience; I broke it when modifying how the Markdown editor worked for Stack Snippets.


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I'm a little confused, since you're talking about two different privileges. At 250 rep you are able to see close votes on your post that has close votes. But the button close to the right of the edit button is used for casting a close/reopen vote on your own post. At 1000 reps you can click the vote counter and see up votes and down votes on a post. At 3000 ...


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That's not quite true. You approved the original edit and automatically added an additional edit to the edit log. https://ux.stackexchange.com/posts/85815/revisions From an audit trail point of view then everything is accounted for. They get their credit for a successful edit, as do you. Just that yours came more recently so it shows on the question itself ...


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Your assumption as to the reason for the bump isn't quite correct. It's not bumping questions that have no selected answer, it's a bump of questions that don't have any upvoted answers. That was the case here. It has several answers against it but none of them have been upvoted. (It's what Stack Exchange refer to as an unanswered question - because unless ...


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The fix will be in the next production build. Thanks for providing the solution!


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For now, we have removed gradient for the tags, for IE only. The fix will be in the next prod build.


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the 48x48 site icon was meant for desktop use(where the bg is white). It obviously didn't work well for the UX site on mobile. So I updated the color scheme. so the contrast ratio is about 1.75:1. The update will be in the next production build.


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That's tricky, because UX is technically not out of beta. Actually not "technically", but UX is not out of beta, period. So it'll have to stay that way because UX is an exception to our process.


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We are building out as we speak to fix this issue. It should be available in the next 10 mins.


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I don't think this is an issue at StackExchange - all users I have spoken to have no issues with Gravatar images (they're pulled from gravatar.com not hosted on StackExchange). The bigger issue is why your link to the imgur page (alluded to in your first screenshot) wasn't working. That image link is fine so leads me to believe it's possibly something at ...


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I have put in a fix for this. I have no idea why I picked the colors I did... it will be in the next production build. (you may need to refresh browser to see the change).


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There's now a userscript to impliment my suggestion: Add Share buttons to the “link” box. Chrome/Firefox users can put this to use until SE changes something with sharing (if they do).


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I figured out what is going on. When it crashes I am working on location at a client where we have web access through a proxy. When I'm at home or homebase with no proxy it doesn't crash so they must be running something that causes the crash - which seems a bit strange.


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It's just catching older and older posts in the queue; the initial oldest post date it would grab was intentionally conservative so Stack Overflow wouldn't be insanely swamped with posts: they look farther in the past every month and will eventually cover all posts. Just another weird thing we have to put up with to accommodate SO's scale on the same engine. ...


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That's fixed after the next chat build; thanks.


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As @JonW pointed out and as you noticed yourself, it just takes a bit to synchronize.


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"On Hold" questions actually are closed, so it makes sense to be able to reopen them. "On Hold" means "Closed, but may be re-opened".


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