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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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CV shows up in papers sometimes, so I turned on the citation option this morning: This option should make it just a bit easier to reference the great work you all are doing here.


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Yes! This is a grand idea.


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When you are writing a question or an answer, a set of icons is visible above the text field. One icon is a pair of curly braces, $\{\}$. To add a block of code, highlight the block and click the curly braces. This is a block of `code` You will see that the curly braces are just adding four spaces at the beginning of each line. When you have a block ...


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I like the idea of splitting. I don't know the exact history here, but it shouldn't determine the best set of reasons to use henceforth. The EITHER/OR structure of that reason has long seemed awkward to me: now it appears that it was a way to get round the limit on number of reasons allowed. What is important here, simply but fundamentally, is that reasons ...


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If you click the icon at the top right (the one that looks like a hamburger), a list drops down. That list includes a link to log out. That way will only take you two steps.


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The migration dialog provides a short list of target sites. These are the sites all users may choose as likely targets. Because it's important to get along with other sites, it is crucial that all our users with vote-to-migrate privileges well understand the on-topic criteria at those sites. For years the only options have been SO, Math, and our own Meta ...


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I believe that reflects a kind of "urgency" about attending to the queue. If my recollection is right (it may be a bit off), blank means the queues are empty (or perhaps nearly so), a grey dot means there's a number of items in at least one queue (i.e. a queue needs attention) and red indicates there's at least one "long" queue. Edit: There's a pretty ...


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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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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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It's by design. You control the order by clicking one of the three options at the right in a banner preceding the answers:


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Adam Lear commented on "Hot Network Questions" website icons scrambled (thanks Glen_b for pointing this thread in the comments). We have a race condition where when we update the favicon sprite map (which happened earlier today for a new private beta launch), depending on which web server you're hitting, you could end up with new ...


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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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Meh..... I don't really care either way.


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I didn't really find this thread on SO useful. Maybe the feature has been discontinued and/or because the thread is outdated (2014). However, I have found a temporary solution, which might help address the problem for the time being. As @amoeba has mentioned, this is a very common problem, and displaying tag excerpts would really help people while editing ...


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How do favorite questions work? (emphasis mine): The favorites tab on your profile has a counter indicating how many of your favorite questions have changed since you last viewed that tab. When you click on the tab, recently changed questions will be highlighted. "Changed" includes comments on or edits to the question and new or edited answers. This is ...


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No. The particular question that you refer to should belong to either R or to the databases. The reason why it's not a generic high performance question is because the capabilities to deal with large data sets are very different in different platforms. What may work for R will not necessarily work fro SAS. This depends on the platform architecture, ...


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