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Why is "Opinion-based" listed separately within the Close vote dialog, instead of under "A community-specific reason"?

Why is "Opinion-based" listed as a close reason in its own right in the Close vote dialog, and not instead found under "A community-specific reason" (along with other, similar ...
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For which tags (if any) do we want tag warnings?

Introduction In another discussion, a Stack Exchange employee indicated that we might get so-called tag warnings, if we want them. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time ...
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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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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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Not enough contrast for link text

I like Academia's site design. It is very pretty. I don't like the link text color. It does not stand out very well. Perhaps it is my computer so here's a snapshot Tell me if you can see the link ...
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Why is font smoothing disabled on academia?

With my current setup: Google Chrome, OS X Yosemite, a 27 inches 2560x1440 monitor, somehow the font used on academia -- and probably other -- is not using sub pixel font smoothing. It is not legible. ...
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Not enough distinction between visited links and unvisited in the questions list

On the homepage / questions list, the distinction between visited questions and unvisited is incredibly subtle. At the moment, I can only just see the difference between them, because they are grey ...
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Font used academia

Can someone tell me what is the font used by academia.SE? It is very elegant.. Why it is not used throughout the stack exchange network? Edit: This is a screenshot of what my browser renders.
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Academia's question listing is taller

The entries in the question listing on Academia.SE are much bigger vertically than other SE sites. There appears to be a lot more spacing above and below each question entry. Is there a reason ...
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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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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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Text in comment box

When I want to type a new comment, there is some text already present in the text box, which disappears when I start typing my comment. However, this text is not complete, and only shows: "Use ...