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I do not like it We should go back to the simple design and re-think how the site should look.


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Vote on this if you think we deserve the original Big Foot image for the 404 page


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status-completed Suggested by Oddthinking: 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. However, in fact only the words are clickable, so this is a false affordance. Please make the entire area ...


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Partial answer: This looks more like a Puzzling SE post, but I suspect that the No. 79378 image probably comes from a list of well-known forgeries. The "V452 M37" string can be found from a fake "Kenyan" birth certificate of Barack Obama, in the bottom right hand corner. The stamp in the same image (with the title "Coast Province General Hospital, ...


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I agree with this - Skeptics currently has the worst UI of any Stackexchange site. In addition to the poor color-scheme: It is too "blocky." Compare, for example, the up/down-vote icons of this site with literally any other stackexchange site. The side-bar has poor formatting. Look at the side-bar (right-side of the page) - it looks like one large blob ...


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Vote on this if the artificially enhanced green and yellow of the original UFO image stabs your eyes, and want to use the original image for the 500 page, instead :-)


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I don't know the story of how it was chosen for Skeptics.SE, but the scene is from a couple's over-the-top Halloween decorations. The "Halloween Lawn" is in North Syracuse, New York, and is frequently decorated for Halloween by the couple Suzi Campanaro and Stan Munro. In 2007, they made a UFO crash scene. The photograph is uncredited, which is upsetting ...


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I'm just going to say it: I hate the new SE themes, and I'm a little mad about it too. It's cramped as all hell. My monitor is 17 inches wide, but the actual content of the site is only 7 inches of it. That's an atrocious and obnoxious use of my attention as a user. I get the point with the right side bar. You want to put some ads up and draw people into ...


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Glad to see the site has launched! I didn't happen to catch the preview of the design before. I like: Gears for badges. The logo The style of the t-shirts and stickers. The background, body frame, and body font However, even though I really don't deserve a say since I missed the discussion while it was still in beta, I find the usability and readability ...


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I like it I like the new design. We should keep it, do the tweaks as requested here and fix any other bugs that emerge.


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I am not participative here on skeptics, but personally, I really disliked it. That high-contrast black borderless square buttons on white foreground are very ugly in my opinion and they even don't looks like buttons, reminds me some really bad-designed sites from 1996 and 1997. The background is too dark, and I just could tell what it was here on meta where ...


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Vote on this if you think Darwin is awesome even without weird gears instead of a brain and he will guard us from spam bots on the captcha page anyways:


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The "times N" indicators for the badges are vertically misaligned. Yay CSS!


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So, what's the idea behind the new design? I don't like to be that negative, but the experience with our very first design has shown that holding back criticism of a new design only delays the problems. I wasn't exactly a big fan of the current design, but this update feels like it removes every single design element that was left. As far as I can tell, ...


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I'm sorry to say this is far from production quality. Did your designers actually look at it this before releasing? The new theme on mobile is broken. Firstly, stuff is misaligned and spaces are all wrong. Note the page is flushed left except 3 elements are randomly flushed right without any reason. Also note there are 3 (three) burger menus and one has to ...


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Legend: [opinion][/opinion] tags indicate what is not important [main], [meta] and [both] tags to tell on what site(s) is the problem/suggestion 'ASK QUESTION' button: The cool background transition effect is not working [main] The background is lost because the banner is also black [main] [opinion] I am not very fan of the CAPs [both] [/...


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The reduced clutter and actually-visible link CSS are very welcome. Criticism follows. My first thought was "is that the beta site theme?" for these reasons: The "official documentation" theme of the papers in the background is so faint in the new design that they're unrecognisable. If we're going to have something there, could it be more obvious? The new ...


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Vote on this if you think change is a mistake, and we should keep the ufo (error) page.


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status-completed Wow, I am really impressed. The new design is simple, yet elegant. Just one thing, shouldn't favicons' background be transparent instead of white?


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The post notices are barely visible. This is NOT very good at all. Yes, the notice is the small font bit at the bottom... Make the notices much more visible, please :-)


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With the live design, I don't think the square buttons for voting and favorites work, they just look strange to me. I'd prefer if those were changed to more conventional buttons like on other SE sites, without the large black block around them. The Google+, Twitter, ... buttons also look a bit weird in yellow on black, maybe we should just use the ...


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We had it on good authority that Bigfoots are attracted by bright colors, and so we temporarily changed the link colors to see if we could coax them out. But after an hour of yelling loudly into the darkness, it became apparent that our efforts were unsuccessful, and we've restored the former colors. Our next project will be to scatter around some defiled ...


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This is now fixed, it'll be live in one of the next production builds.


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Yes, you'll get your own chat theme soon. We try to do this simultaneously with the site graduation, unfortunately time didn't permit it in this case. Should happen today or tomorrow at the latest.


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I like the design overall, but I have a bit of an issue with the background. At first I thought there were some lines left from the design process, I didn't immediately get what the background is supposed to represent. This might be just me, but the numbers above the menu items confused me at first. Maybe the background image is toned down a bit too far, ...


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Vote on this if you wish people would just leave well enough alone, and we should keep the bigfoot (404) page.


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This has been fixed :) capitalization has, in general, been removed from the design; save a few places.


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Ads for SciFi.SE on Skeptics.SE are unreadable, with a black font on a black background (pictures link to larger versions) The same problem doesn't exist on other sites: I am not active on Skeptics.SE, but I still want to chime in that I find this theme unaesthetic and more difficult to read. However, all of my specific complaints have been mentioned in ...


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The system messages are always time-limited, even for elections. The exception is the election notice on meta, which doesn't decay. There will be a new automatic system message in addition to the notification every eligible voter gets once the election itself starts.


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This is actually a CSS specificity issue. The links are styled to be non-black with the following CSS rule: .ad-container a, .ad-container a:visited { color: #EAD29A; } but this rule is overridden by the (formally) more specific rule: #sidebar a, .sidebar a { color: #000; } because an #id selector counts as more specific than a .class selector. ...


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