Questions tagged [bug]

Indicates you've found an erroneous or unexpected behaviour in the system that needs to be fixed.

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Choice of colours in the new design does not represent our brand

Any colour palette should respect the following principles: Be functionally appropriate and support UI usage Increase legibility Support brand values I realise that I am making an aesthetic ...
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Unusually long username (possibly) causing comments to extend outside the the comments box

I happened upon this question (from the HNQ list). Most of the comments have extended beyond the comments box, and overlapped with the HNQ list. Gut feeling: The super long username (apparently ...
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Links in promotion ads are black on black, thus invisible

I have just noticed this: There are links in there, clickable and everything but not shown due to the site theme. It should be something like this: (taken from different site in the network) ...
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It's too unclear which vote arrows are selected here on Meta

These post buttons are too unclear I think, and I've gotten confused into thinking that I had upvoted a post I disliked and vice versa. It's tricky to show what the highlighted state is when the ...
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Tag badges are indistinguishable from normal badges

On other SE sites, tag badges usually have a distinct look, they don't look identical to the other badges, see Gaming.SE as an example here: Here on Skeptics, they look identical: The tag badges ...
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Links are styled identically to surrounding text (many instances)

This issue was mentioned in the Election Results meta post, but I keep running into it so I think it deserves a post of its own. It seems to be a widespread bug in the new design that links are ...
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Remove numbers above navlink titles in upper right corner?

The small numbers above the words in the upper right (shown in the screenshot in George Chalhoub's answer on the "Site design updates are live!" post) are confusing: they seem like they're indicating ...
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Not enough contrast on Skeptics logo in some places

Sometimes when our logo shows up some places without enough contrast. Example 1 - from here. Example 2 - from chat. While I'm talking about our logo, this is how our logo shows up here, I think it ...
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Design: “Add Comment” and “start a bounty” look out of place

Under each question there are two links that I think need some TLC. These two poor links are all alone in a sea of whitespace. They are clearly an odd couple: They don't line up and they have ...
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Design: Links in comment undetectable

I put my browser at 100% zoom, and took a snapshot of a comment: Which words are clickable? It isn't clear enough. Hovering over the link makes it blend in even further, if that is possible. ...
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Moderator diamonds (♦) should not be underlined in comments

Everywhere else only the handle of moderators is underlined, whereas the ♦ is not. In comments, instead... I don't think this is correct.
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Some font sizes are too small

In skeptics fashion, here's a peer-reviewed scientific literature article. Type size, as reported in Table 8, was found to be a significant main effect. (F (2,104) = 6.582, p = 0.002). This result ...
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Link to submit moderation election nomination is invisible

As per the title, I had a hard time finding it. The link should be underlined as everywhere else.
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Why does the “moderators” link deny that user=Sklivvz is a moderator?

When I click on the "moderators" link: https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators exactly four moderators are listed: Jamiec, Larian LeQuella, Mad Scientist, and Oddthinking But ...
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Design: Contrast is not correct in the new design

Contrast should be used to make useful UI elements easy to find, and blend in less important elements. In the current design, contrast is all backwards. It makes all the unimportant UI elements stick ...
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Title shown in Google search is not complete

If I search Google for "apple cider vinegar for heartburn" or "apple cider vinegar for acid reflux", this question doesn't show up in any of the first 10 pages of Google results. If I search ...
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Yellow on white badges are indistinct

When placed over the paper-white background, the yellow is rather indistinct. In particular, gold badges fade away to be practically invisible. Suggestions From A Design Ignoramus: Add some ...
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A z-index layering issue with the numbers in this site's theme

It's not terribly noticeable, but if you open the achievements tab, a keen-eyed observer might notice that the 1. in the Questions button is not covered up by this panel like the rest of the button. ...
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Links are not visible in On Hold message

Links in On Hold message under posts are not visible. They are in black, as all the surrounding text. ("help center" has been clicked upon, but "edit the question" and "leave a comment" are not ...
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Tags are still ALL CAPS on our weekly newsletter

Tags are still ALL CAPS on our weekly newsletter:
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Can't migrate to any site except meta

I voted to close a question, and felt that it's more appropriate on another site, but when I opened the off topic "dialog" it offers only the option to migrate to meta. Is it a matter of lacking ...
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Cannot undo downvote

I had downvoted an answer which was relating factually wrong information. In the meantime the posting has been edited to reflect this and now I want to remove my downvote but I can’t. Every time I ...
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Design Bug: Horizontal Lines between comments too bold

It strikes me that 90% of complaints about design seem to be "Make this minor element stand out more on the page." So, it is nice to make an opposite request: The horizontal lines between comments ...
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Links invisible on post notices

The post notices with a link look like this: The words "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" are a link but it looks exactly like the rest of the text except on hover. Also, see this closed question for ...
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Protected Question Requires 10 Rep, Cannot Post with 101

I just joined this site and being an active member on stack overflow gave me 100 reputation points. I went to answer this question and found the banner: There is no button to post an answer. I ...
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Snaphat hat bug

I seem to have gotten this hat undeservingly because it is supposedly for "answer within 30 minutes of the question being asked..." and I got it for a question more than a month old. In states where ...
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Menu items should have larger clickable areas

In the fancy new design, the menu in the top right of the page (Questions/Tags/Users/etc) has boxes that highlight when you are on that page. It is suggestive that the whole box is a clickable target. ...
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Why is the “not a real question” close reason unavailable?

I was going to close this question as "not a real question": not a real question: It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or ...
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The FAQ talks about applying skeptics

From the FAQ: Skeptics - Stack Exchange is for skeptics, rationalists, free thinkers anyone who questions woo and pseudoscience. Skeptics is aimed at applied skeptics; researching specific areas of ...
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Links in post notices are invisible

There are six links in the following image: Except for the user name, all those links are invisible. This was reported in the past and fixed, but it seems the links are invisible again.
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Search box, once focused, is extremely loud

To repro, click on the search box on the main site and type something. A huge #FFFF00 band of the loudest possible yellow appears. It should be white.
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Design Bug: Inconsistent Capitalisation: “featured”

Stop the presses! Roll back the commit! There is an inconsistency in capitalisation! "featured" should be "Featured".
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If Sklivvz was elected moderator in an election, why doesn't he hold the Sheriff badge?

I just noticed that the Sheriff badge holders does not include Sklivvz. This badge is described as: Served as an elected moderator for at least 1 year. From what I see, he was elected in the 2012 ...
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How is the default list of questions that appears to viewers who are not logged-in populated?

Are the questions listed for someone who initially (without being a logged-in user) visits the SkepticsSE site selected purely by algorithm or is there human censorship? Why does Mohammed's ...
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Meta skeptics.SE HTTPS seem to be misconfigured

This is what I'm getting over https right now:
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privileges/new-user page update needed

This page needs a small update. The second bullet down should by changed to say "post more than two links" instead of "post more than one".
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Update FAQ - Fitness / Nutrition is just Fitness [closed]

skeptics.stackexchange.com/faq This is outdated. Fitness and Nutrition is now just Fitness. As an aside, go yell at them, since this is a poor decision.
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Links in user's pages hidden

For example, see Oddthinking's profile. In the about me section, try to guess where the links are. They are invisible unless you hover over them.
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When reviewing suggested edit, an overlay covers over the page

For this question: Does your heart skip a beat when you sneeze? I see there is a suggested edit: But then The page has an overlay which I cannot get through and I have no choice but to refresh the ...
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Links on the activity tab in the user profile are not clickable

There is a list of recent activities of a user in their profile, with the new design most of the entries in that list are no longer clickable. They should be linked to each post, but something seems ...
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Design Bug: Preview of links mismatches actual links

If you type in a link in the Edit box, the preview pane shows the link in bold. When you save it, the actual site shows it underlined.
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Design Bug: Horizontal Rule extends too far right

See obligatory hand-drawn red circle in picture. Chrome, Windows. Edited to add: I assume this truncation is the same problem:
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Markdown help doesn't explain [tag:] [closed]

You can mark StackExchange tags like so example, using [tag:]. This is not explained anywhere I can find in the Markdown help. This probably applies across StackExchange sites. Edited to add: Now ...
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The design has a bad top padding

The logo is cut on main and meta. .container has a paddding-top of 30px but on Skeptics that should be 60px.
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New top bar breaks layout with extra blank line

As shown in the picture there's an extra white band (I guess where the old top bar used to be).
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Invisible links in community ads [duplicate]

There seems to be a problem with the CSS of the community ads. As you can see in the screenshot, the links "comment" and "stats" are invisible (probably because the link color is the same as the ...
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Where's the link error from?

I've noticed several times that someone will post a poorly researched answer, and someone will leave a comment that says: (e.g. here,here ,here, here, and here). Welcome to Skeptics Stack Exchange! ...
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Image upload text is broken

I've introduced a new text in the image upload dialog but it breaks here on skeptics... Do you have spare cycles, Jin? ;-)
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Color scheme problem with the “Favorite tag” dropdown

When trying to choose a favorite tag, the color scheme prevents me from actually seeing the selected tag:
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Links in Community Bulletin should be easily identifiable

On our main site, there is no styling at all for links in the community bulletin: On our meta site, they are merely in bold. In neither case the expected "language" of different colour, hover effect ...