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Let’s fill [lead-poisoning] full of [lead]!

There are currently four questions tagged lead and five questions tagged lead-poisoning, one of which is tagged with both. All of the questions tagged with lead are about lead poisoning, which means ...
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Do we need to deal with [brexit]?

Some questions tagged brexit are about claims that are being made by pro or anti Brexit figures, sometimes making a claim about the status quo of Britain's involvement in the EU, but do not appear to ...
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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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Change link in 'Notable claim' off topic close reason?

The first off-topic close reason has a link titled unreferenced notable claims pointing to FAQ: Must all questions be notable?: Shouldn't the link text be notable claims? The way it is formatted now ...
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Restore clickbait title due to clickbait claim

This question originally had the clickbait title of: Did the UK government kill a baby with mitochondrial depletion syndrome against the parents' wishes? This use of the word "kill" was ...
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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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Can the admin please check my account for an instance of serial down voting?

I've been the target of serial down voting before, so I'm familiar with the auto-script that will undo it if triggered, but the exact trigger is not publicly known. I'm also familiar with the secrecy ...
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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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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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Time for some [myth] busting?

Some uses of the tag myth seem to be about mythology, whereas other uses seem to be just saying something's not true. Should questions that are about mythology be tagged mythology instead, and ones ...
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Why does this answer still have the “citation needed” notice?

This is regarding this answer. It was given a "citation needed" notice. The reason given in a comment was that the claim that her deputies were issuing licenses needed cited explicitly. Since then, ...
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Let's clean up some meta tags!

It came to my attention that some tags are currently "abused" as meta tags. A meta tag is a tag that tells nothing about the question. In particular easy candidates are the publishing avenues of ...
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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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Colours of number of answers on answered questions illegible

There's been a change in the colours, for the worse: I couldn't tell you what colour the answer count used to be, but it used to be more contrasty and legible than this.
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Is there any update on the new designs?

I'm just wondering when this site will get the new modernised design, along with the new profile page.
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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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Why is the mass-shooting question locked/closed?

The following question is currently under a temporary lock, and I expect it to be closed soon. https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/28146/what-are-the-rates-of-mass-shootings-in-various-...
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Why is this question on hold and marked as primarily opinion based?

This question related to sound from the Sun is on hold for primarily opinion based. I have provided multiple articles which are discussing the subject. Could you please explain what it makes an ...
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Why are the links blue?

I went to Skeptics to check out something and this is part of what I saw: The links used to be black or some nondescript color. Now they are clearly not. What happened?
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Site-specific post notice types

I think it would be useful to have 2 (Skeptics-specific) post notice types: Theoretical Answer The central argument of this answer is theoretical in nature. We do not allow answers based ...
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Close reason for medical advice questions

It sometimes happens that people mistake Skeptics for a medical forum, and ask medical advice. While this doesn't happen that often, if we had a custom reason, we could make sure all these questions ...
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Merge the 'answering-questions' meta-tag into simply 'answers'?

There are currently two meta-tags: answers and answering-questions. Shouldn't the latter be merged into the former? The former is more standard, and there's no useful difference between the two.
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Word Crimes: A capitalized “A” in some really bold text

Everybody shut up Everyone listen up Hey, hey, hey... hey, hey, hey... hey, hey, hey If you want to comment in the proper way You want to split "Show 1 More Comment" From "Add A Comment" You need to ...
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Our tags need your attention!

Skeptics, our tags need your attention! There are a few tags which are vastly misused and need cleaning up. These tags are quite invariably being used as meta-tags or have such a generic meaning that ...
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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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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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Change the 'unclear what you're asking' text

After this answer and its subsequent comments, I propose a change to the "Why should this question be closed?" dialog, which is currently as follows: unclear what you're asking Please clarify ...
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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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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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Should we rename the tag [tag:piracy]

The tag piracy(10 questions) is used on the site to describe the act of copy rights infringement, and there a tag pirates(2 questions) to describe outlaws on the high seas. I think that they are too ...
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Please, reopen “Did drinking milk cause an evolutionary change in the human genome” [closed]

I came across the following: Lactose tolerance is now well recognized as a case in which a cultural practice — drinking raw milk — has caused an evolutionary change in the human genome. Did ...
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All of a sudden my account dissapeared?

Like every morning I was going to check out skeptics, just to find out that my account wasn't recognized by the site, it worked on all other SE sites except this one, when I looked as a guest I can ...
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“Conspiracy” not allowed in comments?

I just wanted to comment "Conspiracy over cock-up, always" on an answer, and got a popup "Contents can't contain that content". I spent a long time trying to obfuscate the 'cock', only to discover ...
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Can the bicycles and cycling tags be combined?

I see the site has questions with the tag bicycles and the tag cycling. Could these be turned into synonyms? Any objections?
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Add a “more citations needed” notice

Currently, the commonly-used citations needed notice reads "This post does not cite any references or sources..." Given the way it is used in practice, I think there should be another notice that ...
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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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Nomination blurbs overlap vote choices on the election page

Yet another design bug, on the election page. To repro: Vote for one or more candidates Scroll the blurbs up and down (the chosen votes stay fixed on the right) Notice the overlap between the blurbs ...
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Overlapping text on tag pages

Here scroll to the bottom of the page: The word "feed" overlaps the RSS logo. This is how it should look (biology tag): EDIT: Now I'm seeing the overlap on every tag, even biology, which I ...
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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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Mod popup menu is broken

On the mobile site, the post "mod" popup menu is broken and adding a notice gives a 404. I have a screenshot if needed.
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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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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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Links on the FAQ page are not underlined

Links on the FAQ page do not appear underlined like everywhere else https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/faq
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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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Icons on the “updates” email have inconsistent sizes

As per the title: Icons on the "updates" email have inconsistent sizes.
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Bad layout in users page (new)

A part from the really small font size (discussed here), which is a new "feature" after this bugfix, now the first two columns have tags misaligned with the last two columns. See below the alignment ...
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Design bug: Profiles empty whitespace

I am sure this is not intended, I am seeing a lot of whitespace on user profiles (Note: the image is zoomed out) FireFox 10.0.2 on Windows XP
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Twitter icon has the wrong size

As you can see, it should be bigger:
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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. ...