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I'm not literally blind, but I'm legally blind, with corrected acuity on the order of 20/200. My condition could be more informatively described as "low vision". So I'm just as dependent on my vision as a normally sighted person, but I can answer your question to some extent. The most important rule is that text should be text. That is, don't use images of ...


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Solution: exact copy elsewhere It is possible to have a virtually identical format, widely and productively used, under control of a non-SE entity that is invested in high-quality treatment of the subject area. I'm thinking of this site's bioinformatics equivalent, BioStars. https://www.biostars.org/info/about/ https://physicsoverflow.org/ Recent efforts ...


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As @FranckDernoncourt has pointed out there's a lot of wasted space at the top with this new layout. That's mainly due to the banner which contains just a link to our home page (an icon together with the name of the site) & a mystery graphic: Stack Overflow has a neater layout; with no banner at all, & the link to the home page on the top bar, in ...


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This rendering occurred because: In one of your MathJax statements, a $ was left out at the beginning, so there was an odd number of $ meaning that most of your comment was interpreted as MathJax and rendered as such. Your use of markdown for the link was also incorrect. The correct syntax is [text description](http://yourlink.com). I have edited the ...


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This means that at least one of those three tags (time-series, arima or var) were favorited by you. This feature facilitates users finding questions of their interest. On the other hand, ignored tags makes questions labeled with them to appear with less visibility (shadowed?). See the screenshot below. Just as an example, I added repeated-measure as a ...


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status-completed There is another change, probably unintended: On this machine (and all my other machines), in the old design, posts that I have visited before (on the same machine), and posts not visited before, have a slight title color difference. With the new design that disappeared. Get it back!


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Solution: create an independent WIKI portal The Q&A format of StackExchange has generated a sort of yellow pages for all sort of problems with several advantages: It generates content/information that is relevant to practical cases. The problem-based question and answers introduce concepts in a way that is easy to understand. The generation of the ...


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Why waste so much vertical space before the actual content appears? More generally, with all the white spaces, it looks like the website was designed to be browsed on an iPad.


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This has to do with whether a question has an accepted answer, and/or whether your answer was accepted. When you look at a list of questions, the icon is filled green if that question has an accepted answer. Consider these three from the list generated by the regression tag: The first thread, linear regression with partially known coefficients, has ...


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The above was clipped from DBA.SE. Putting a circle/something around the arrow seems like a good move to me. That would make the distinction clear for users with bad monitors and/or are color blind. I vote we go this route.


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There seems to be a lot packed into your question. As far as the parts that consider changing the SE system, I suspect that is unlikely to occur. Here are a few concrete suggestions regarding some of your points: First, I would simply link to the prior thread at the beginning of your new question, with a short statement that your question is inspired by ...


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As cardinal notes in his answer, the problem is caused by an extremely long MathJax expression that exceeds the normal width of the comment area. Normally, MathJax does allow excessively long expressions to be broken over multiple lines, but that requires the expressions to actually contain some "natural" breakpoints such as commas or math operators. If it'...


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In case you missed it, the link to the help is back (next to other buttons on top-right menu).


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Note: the link to help can now be found under the SE 'hamburger' with chat. In some ways, I think the new top bar is better than the old one. Not having a convenient link to the help or tour pages, etc., was a mistake, though, in my opinion. You can still find links to those in the bottom left corner of every page under "CROSS VALIDATED".


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The nearest I have to an actual answer is here; the new profile pages will appear when the CSS changes go through. At that link there's a list of SE sites that have been done and a list of sites that have not (including Cross-Validated). The lists are in no particular order and there's no indication of when they'll go through. There are more sites done ...


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This is mostly an addendum to @Kodiologist's enlightening answer. I suggest downloading and installing an app that simulates different types of color impairment, and then running your visualizations through it to make sure everyone can enjoy them. This is obviously especially important if you are using color to communicate information in your picture. I'm ...


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status-completed Longer mathematical expressions rendered in MathJax can extend into the right column, & are superimposed on what's already there:


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With a wide window the three-column layout looks all right, though you could perhaps make the centre column a bit wider (long lines of text seem to be more legible on screen than on the printed page): But reducing the width of the browser window gradually squashes the centre column—the one readers are actually reading—to the point of its being ...


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Thanks for reporting. Fix for this is waiting in repo for next build. Should be live in couple hours.


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I liked the way how themes for meta and non-meta where different. With the currently similar themes I get confused and this is annoying because the menu's for navigation are different between meta and non-meta. It has become less clear what site I am one. If you make different sites and navigation menu's then why not also different themes? From this point of ...


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status-completed This sort of thing used to work better than it looks on my machine now: from https://stats.stackexchange.com/a/389683/805


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+1 to @AndreSilva. Specifically, on the right side of the screen / screenshot under the blue box you see "Favorite Tags". Yours include r time-series forecasting. Questions with those tags will be highlighted for you on most CV pages (if you go to the tag's page, it wouldn't be). In your example, the highlighted thread is tagged with [time-series]. ...


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Users with low reputation should still see a help link in the top bar, but users with (I think) more than some particular amount of reputation will see other tools in the same position. The help pages are still there. Indeed there's a link to them at the bottom of each page, in the leftmost list of links


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Not sure if this is caused by the new theme, but this looks like unintended behavior (rendering of the badge container; awarding of the badge is perfectly fine):


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Two problems that are probably related: On my linux machine (latest (testing) debian, mate desktop) both occurs, but not on windows neither android. 1) when clicking on the flag symbol for sending a comment flag, the pop-up window appears partially outside (on the left side) of the visible screen, cannot be moved, so cannot be used. 2) In the review ...


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The colour choices for normal links and visited links in the hot network questions is counter-intuitive, as visited link get emphasised instead of de-emphasised:


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This doesn't exist right now, but there's some stuff in the works that may speak to some of these requests. Until then, there is a workaround, though! Here's how it works. When you mark a tag as a favorite tag, all of its questions on the homepage show up highlighted in blue: The next part of the trick: if you click "edit" next to Favorite Tags, you'll be ...


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This appears to have been a temporary issue with the content delivery network CSS file affecting at least one user.


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