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Text shade is too light

I don't know if I share this experience with other members of the Academia.SE community, but for me text shade is way too light. For me, it makes it harder to read (and focus on content) plus, after ...
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Highly-voted comments have less contrast than low vote ones

The current CSS rules for the main site have highly-voted comments appearing in grey, while low-vote comments are displaying in bright red: Not sure what the standard is, but I'm pretty sure that'...
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Make list of saved questions accessible during "Duplicate" dialogue

The new feature of organizing saved questions into customizable folders came online a few days ago, and I think it is great. I started a folder of "duplicate targets" for questions that are ...
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Notification for edits on questions I downvoted?

I ask this question here, since the downvotes on this answer triggered my question. However, although it is a general issue with the stackexchange site, the issue has already been discussed in ...
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Reorganising research-related tags a bit

Proposal I would like to implement the following tag structure as already suggested and reasoned in this answer. An arrow means that the respective tags are merged and synonymised, with the right tag ...
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Removing emphasis from blockquotes

Currently, quoted text (paragraphs starting with > in Markdown) is displayed with a wider margin and a very visible yellowish background in the main site. This has led some users to think that it ...
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How should we deal with "cross-cutting" questions?

With more and more "soft" Stack Exchange sites popping up, it feels there is an increasing amount of questions that "could" in principle be on-topic in multiple sites. A recent example is this ...
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Low upvote contrast under the "Linked" and "Related" headings

This is my first meta post, so if I have done anything wrong, please alert me. While browsing a question, I noticed that the upvote counts for the links under the "Related" and "Linked" heading have ...
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Edit/Delete timeout on chat

I was in an awkward position a few weeks ago when I tried to introduce a colleague of mine to Academia Stack Exchange. This colleague has a neuro/muscular disorder that makes typing quite difficult. ...
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Implement "umbrella" question-collections for similar questions?

This questions has brought up something that I have thought of before: There are recurring questions tackling the same general question, in this case: How to include (whatever) papers in a CV? A ...
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Moderator-only tags, such as "canonical-question"

Some (perhaps many) questions get asked over and over and we have an informal concept of a canonical-question. I've been trying to think of a way for people to find those more easily. I'm terrible at ...
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Low contrast of post titles are making them hard to read

The color #3FABC4 of post titles is very difficult to read against a white background. It only produces a contrast ratio of 2.68:1. Can we use a darker color, that is easier on the eyes?
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Can visibility and responsiveness of tag warnings be improved?

As per this feature request we now have a warning for the graduate-admissions tag. I'm happy for the warning, and I thank all those who have contributed, but I'm concerned by its low visibility. Most ...
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About shopping questions

My question Is this website that claims to provide paper writing services real and legal? was (rightly) closed as shopping question (I'm a dumb newbie in Academics SE). I'm not interested in reopening ...
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What about directing advice-seeking questions immediately to chat?

The Q&A format of academia.SE is limited when it comes to questions where someone just needs advice or a brief therapy session from a formless elder in the ivory tower. Yet many people (...
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Please consider supporting arXiv trackbacks on the mother Meta

One long-standing feature requests for the Stack Exchange engine is the implementation of trackbacks for mentions of the arXiv on Stack Exchange sites. In general, if you have a blog and you blog ...
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Sort questions by number of views

The available options to sort the questions on academia.stackexchange.com are newest, featured, frequent, votes, active, and unanswered. While the option votes does reflect quite well what are the ...
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