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MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

The presence of three distinct colours for "unanswered, answered, accepted" was a helpful feature IMO. In the new layout the "unanswered" questions no longer stand out. I regret that change.
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21 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

Comment. As I was preparing this post, a completely new (temporary?) design with a top nav bar showed up and disappeared again. Perhaps this post is no longer relevant. Even though I am not a tablet ...
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21 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

With apologies, I'm not sure this is the right place for the following, but the site-wide meta post on these changes is locked, and this is a bit long for a comment. I've been blithely ignoring all ...
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How can I customize site in my browser to get "old feel" look of MathOverflow?

Here is the CSS I was talking about: ...
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17 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

Like მამუკა ჯიბლაძე, I slightly miss the pastel colored background to accepted answers - could this be re-instated in addition to or instead of the check mark? (But I do not consider this a big ...
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How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?

EDIT: Some more information from Catija: This screen element is not currently customizable, so if we wanted it customized, SE would have to implement a new feature. Here Catija indicates that the ...
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How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?

As a data point for our Stack Exchange overlords, I have twice now tried to migrate a question from math.SE to math.SE because I didn't realize it was already there. I'd really like to get a striking ...
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What's the purpose of the favorite button?

You can find links to some basic info on favorites here, specifically this post is rather detailed: How do favorite questions work? This feature request has been posted on main meta a few years ago: ...
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Can we make the cite link bigger?

After letting this slip through the cracks for a couple of years, I'm pleased say we've implemented Scott Morrison's solution: (Ignore the "mod" link if you aren't a moderator.) We did talk about ...
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I don't like the new design and I am not the only one

I sympathize with you. Apparently, StackExchange has recognized from the start that the new themes were going to lead to a sense of "missing identity" on various sites. Personally, I would have ...
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Can anybody provide a clear list of design changes that are obligatory, with explanations?

No design changes are mandatory, no matter what the SE people say. If we write some Javascript code ourselves, we can make arbitrary customizations to the UI. The MO foundation has an agreement with ...
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12 votes
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Color of links (both in posts and comments)

Based on this request, we've updated the link colors using a brighter blue that is more distinguishable from the surrounding text, and tested with a colorblindness simulator (though it's not an exact ...
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12 votes

Big list of feature requests and suggestions for a fantasy MO 3.0

Possibility to categorize favourites. I am a hoarder, every question which I would like to return to, I favourite. The problem is that it is a bit hard to manage. I would like to be able to create ...
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12 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

Could hiding the left navigation be made the site default - accompanied by easy to find instructions for unhiding it, when someone wants to do so - rather than showing it by default, accompanied by ...
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Should the accepted answer really have a green background?

If it really bothers you, it is trivially easy to inject your own CSS styling onto the site using a userscript. This requires tampermonkey or greasemonkey depending on whether you're using chrome or ...
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Are the colors wrong?

Sorry about that; we imported a bunch of snakes to deal with our parasitic lizard problem, and somehow they took over the page. No one could have predicted this. Fortunately, we lined up a fabulous ...
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Next badge appeared and disappeared

There was apparently some A/B testing of this some days ago, see Anna Lear's comment here: We're currently A/B testing this feature [next badge/privilege progress in the achievements drop-down] to ...
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Are the colors wrong?

Me too:          
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9 votes

Big list of feature requests and suggestions for a fantasy MO 3.0

Users with some number of points should be able to view a post without answers that was deleted by the OP. Today there was a question from a new user about injective Banach spaces that drew ...
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9 votes

Site updates are live

status-completed On the search results page, many questions appear to have white-on-grey rep counts, which is very difficult to read. I'm not sure what information this is meant to convey, but it is ...
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In the new site design, what should the background look like on MO?

Above all it should be noticeable. The MSE grid paper background is nice but done in blueish white on grayish white and nearly invisible even for people with normal color sight (checked 6 months ago) ...
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8 votes

Site updates are live

status-completed On the main site the following are too large. "Asked/Answered by" (including the user name) "share/cite/..." buttons "Edited by ..." "Add a comment" and "Start a bounty" are the ...
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Big list of feature requests and suggestions for a fantasy MO 3.0

When someone edits a post, it currently appears in the main list of questions with the editor's name and reputation. I propose that edits appear there with the original poster's or last answerer's ...
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In the new site design, what should the background look like on MO?

The post mentions that "Sidebars/backgrounds can have a light-colored solid." The site Travel Stack Exchange is cited as an example. A possible advantage of having some color in the sidebar (and ...
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8 votes

Is there left any way to highlight part of text after all?

Section headers. Or smaller section headers Or even smaller section headers And, please, for the love of Erdős, do not use those other hacks. They are wrong semantical markup, and I find them all very ...
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7 votes

Big list of feature requests and suggestions for a fantasy MO 3.0

Latex preview For long posts, the automatic Latex preview slows down a lot the writing. So I suggest to add the box "Stop automatic Latex preview" that we can check when it's too slow.
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7 votes
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Text on some buttons has become unrecognizable

Thanks for reporting the issue. This will be fixed with our next production build.
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How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?

I suggest that we leave the job to Stack Exchange's design team. I'm not sure why we are supposed to come up with a solution ourselves; we are not professionals, and surely SE has someone on staff ...
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In the new site design, what should the background look like on MO?

What makes Worldbuilding so nice is that there's an image in the bottom left which doesn't disappear when you scroll. I wish the MO logo in the top left would just stay as you scroll, but without ...
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