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Something wrong with comment time-stamps

With the new site design I am experiencing a problem with comment time-stamps. As the page is loading they appear normally, following the user name, but after the page has loaded they disappear. The ...
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Review and discussion of our new design

We have a new design for our site and it should be rolled out to everyone soon. There are still things that could be tweaked, but in general, I like it very much. This post is to discuss the things ...
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Mathematica updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Interline in lists (items, item parapgraphs)

Let's take this question as an example: How to save a context into an expression? The distance between the second item and its paragraph is larger than the distance between the next or the previous ...
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Mathematica.Stackexchange Themes - Show your styles!

Mathematica.Stackexchange only has one default theme and the preferences setting options are very limited. However, as any website, its appearance can be modified by altering its CSS in the browser. ...
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Cannot enter the (existing) built-in-functions tag

It just happened to me when asking a question. I wanted to add the built-in functions tag to my question. When I start typing it, this appears as an option, although I cannot choose it. Still, when I ...
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Asked a question before signing up and can not sign in back

Yesterday I asked my first question on mathematica.stackexchange, but being as an unregistered user at that moment. Then I confirmed my email and would like to express my gratitude and note the ...
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CSS problem: username/score appearing under icon rather than next to it

Recently, the site stylesheet seems to have been modified to include: .user-info .user-details{float:left;width:100%} The width:100% causes the user's name and score to appear under their icon, ...
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No direct way to access the meta page from the main page

I don't see any link on the main Mathematica.SE page that leads directly to http://meta.mathematica.stackexchange.com. There is a panel in the top-right corner that links to "Hot Meta Posts", but this ...
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Site Design Updates

As you can see, the Mathematica community site got a slight design update today. We have moved the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system, so it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs ...
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Periodicity of Penrose tiling in the background

Recently (despite the one year of active participation) I noticed that our nice Penrose background consists of identical blocks with visible joints between them:       &...
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What is a kview?

Every once in a while, "kviews" shows up next to a question in a list of questions, instead of "views". What is it, why is it, and what's the difference?
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"Links" on Privileges page should be actual HTML links

On the list of privileges, each item links to a detailed explanation of the capabilities included in that privilege. These items are not actual links, so I can't (for example) right-click and Open ...
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Clicking on the edge of the Answer (or similar) button won't perform the action

Recently I noticed that clicking on the edge of the Answer button (or any button which has the same style) will depress the button visually, but will not perform the action (won't post the answer). I ...
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What fonts are used for "Mathematica" in Wolfram's and our logos?

What font is used for "Mathematica" in our logo? I thought it might be the italic of the default Mathematica font (Utopia)— —and while it looks similar, the logo font has angled vertical strokes on ...
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Small typeface bug in user profiles

I've mentioned this to Jin already but wanted to drop a post onto Meta to make sure it doesn't get reported in duplicate. Check out the screencap. We've got two different fonts in play on user pages:
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The 'X' button when voting to close isn't centered

If you click 'close' on a post, the X in the button to close the popup isn't centered in the circle: OS X 10.6.8, Chrome 20.0.1132.57
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Two UI small glitches. Please confirm

The red circled links don't work, and the blue circled box is superimposed. I am not tagging it as a "bug" yet since I suspect there may be some cache problem somewhere in my upstream internet proxy ...
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New site (small) UI glitch

As I have to meet some crazy quality standard, I need to write a nice line here which is obviously a burden for me to write and for you to read.
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New Design Launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. One thing you may notice that's ...
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Design for Mathematica.SE

I'm Jin, I work on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic and culture. However, all sites ...
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Formatting support for \[LeftDoubleBracket] and \[RightDoubleBracket]

It has become common practice on Mathematica.SE to us the Unicode characters for a number of Mathematica symbols. This works because these are correctly interpreted when copied and pasted into a ...
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Link color animations broken on Safari

With Safari 5.1.4 on Mac OS 10.7.3, the color transitions for question links already visited (from orange to black to gray) appear broken, in that they do not behave consistently. Namely, if I move ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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How to specify Mathematica as a programming language?

When I have to introduce Mathematica to someone who is/isn't a programmer, I usually have a hard time to provide a useful description. Stating that it is a high level programming language & ...
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How is the appearance of the site determined?

Just wondering, since I'm very new to StackExchange sites, how these sites are designed, and how their visual appearance evolves. I'm assuming the 'squared paper and pencil' design is not saying '...
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More contrast for the titles of previously viewed questions

I am having a hard time seeing the difference in color between the titles of new and previously-viewed questions on the summary page. I am requesting that it be increased to match the contrast used ...
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