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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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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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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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The Venn diagrams on our about page should have a different colour

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/about It's clearly an aesthetic call, but I think that having the Venn diagrams in four shades of yellow is not pleasing or readable at all. Can we use different ...
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The question excerpts take too much vertical space

The question excerpts shown e.g. on the list of newest questions look unusually large to me, it seems that fewer questions fit onto my screen than with other SE site designs. I checked this using the ...
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Change background so that site does not look like a modal dialog

The current background has an opacity which makes it look like a modal dialog. This creates confusion when using the site, as it looks like a pop-up. As well, it creates the sensation that the site is ...
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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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Site's background causing strange effect on question title

I've opened this question, and I noticed a strange effect on the last two words of the title: At first I thought about a rendering glitch, but then I noticed the other marks and realized (at least I ...
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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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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 ...
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The Ask Question Button is too big

See Jeff Atwood's comment regarding a proposed design with a big "ask question" button. ask question should never be featured, because the easiest way to poison a Q&A community is to enable a ...
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The thin white line

When clicking on the inbox, or the reputation, buttons on Skeptics, a thin white vertical line appears. OSX machine 1, using Chrome You can see one white line going through "Citing holocaust denial ...
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Please replace the blue link colour used in Skeptics Main with a colour with higher contrast

Skeptics recently adopted a link colour that's an especially bright blue. I find it very uncomfortable to read, and I enjoy reading Skeptics questions quite a lot, so this is unfortunate. (Skeptics is ...
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Visited links in the footer have wrong color

Visited links should have the same color as non-visited links. It looks uneven like these and the different style has no usability purpose in this context. It happens in both main and meta. a:...
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CAPTCHA page is puzzling

This is what appears when you hit a CAPTCHA page. (OK there's some blurb on the right too :-) - it's confusing though!)
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Improve formatting of headlines

The in-text headlines created by #, ##, ###, <h4> and <h5> (and turned into h1, h2 and h3 HTML tags or kept as is) are too large in the current design and are followed by too much vertical ...
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Questions have vertical misalignments

"Random" vertical gaps appear in questions. They don't seem to be justified by the context. The overall effect is that a question with 3 lines of copy has huge amounts of white space, a lot of space ...
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Why the background image is shaded and centered?

This has to be merely with how the users will experience the site. Shaded content on the background is often used to indicate that you are on a different layer and once you are done the information on ...
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Usernames in search result are bold

Usernames in search result page are bold, but on the question they aren't. Search results Question page Not only they should be consistent (bold as to indicate... what?), but on a lighter background ...
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Make the horizontal bars less prominent

The new design has very prominent 2px or 1px solid black horizontal lines separating questions and comments. I personally find those bars distracting, and think they should be toned down ...
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User profile looks like a blockquote

For example, from my profile: Profiles should not look like blockquotes. Furtermore, they should have a white background if possible (because people do embed images in them).