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graduate-admissions Before asking your question on graduate admissions, please consider the following: We cannot predict the success of your application and answer questions like: “Can I get into [program] with [prerequisites]?”. This question may help you though. We do not know details of procedures – such as deadlines, required formats and handling ...


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I say, bump the contrast! I too find it slightly too subtle for my taste.


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By default, here are the colors of links from Academia, pulled from the CSS: Unvisited: #5e939f Visited: #252525 Hover: #DB786A The hover color is the red of the leaning book in the logo, which is actually quite noticeable. Instead of increasing contrast, increasing the saturation by increasing the blue, similar to the cyan that is used in meta, should be ...


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I think this is a relatively simple fix—it's the extra padding around the question. However, I also think that the fix shouldn't be to go something quite so dense as Stack Overflow. (Currently, I can fit about 7 questions from Academia.SE on my screen compared to about 10 SO questions in the same space. However, SO seems too crowded in comparison. I think ...


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TL;DR Equip tags that are frequently used for off-topic questions about the contents of an academic discipline with warnings that inform askers about the nature of this site and where such off-topic questions should be asked instead. General some-academic-field If you have a {{field}} question, please do not ask it here – ask it on {{field.se}} and ...


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I also would prefer to see more questions at a glance (less scrolling => I am more happy).


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For me the font for regular texts is Open Sans, questions in the question list are in Museo Slab – identified with Opera’s and Firefox’s Inspect Element tool. I strongly suspect (but cannot verify it right now) that this is loaded as a web font¹, so it should be the same for you, as long as your browser supports web fonts. PS: Looking at your screenshot, it ...


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When I look at the two screenshots side by side, I prefer the academia spacing. All in all, it is remarkable how much more pleasing to my eye the academia format is than the SO format: some really nice work was done in the design of our site. It looks to me that the height of each question could be slightly reduced, perhaps to the point of being able to ...


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My suspicion is that this is not an Academia issue, but a browser or Yosemite issue. If I examine the same page in Safari or Google, I get a very different appearance than when I try to view the site in Firefox (for instance). I personally find the text in Firefox easier to read, as it is "heavier" and stands out better against the background.


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I don't have the issue exactly as you describe it, but I do see the problem in the alt text on the "add comment" link: I'll report this to the SE admins and they can take a look. Thanks! EDIT: It appears they already know about this issue and it's already been fixed. The fix may take some time to propogate to all sites, so you may not see the changes ...


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