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Feature Request: Dark Mode

Would it be possible to implement a "Dark Mode" on the Physics Stack Exchange as is being trialed on the Stack Overflow? I personally would prefer that viewing mode. Use the upvote on this comment to ...
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What, really, is a good question?

So it seems like the general consensus of a "good" question is one that includes adequate research/reasoning to provide context for/justify the question being asked, and if applicable cites sources ...
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Help needed. format turned colored and with bubbles when I hit a question

A nonsense format comes up when I hit on the list of Physics a question to look at it. Colors and bubbles and distracting fuss. Help please. It happened after I rejected and edit by xray0, but it ...
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Profile/Activity layout issue [closed]

There seems to be an issue with the layout on the Activity tab in User Profile. The text and button at the bottom of the badge are obscured by the next row of tabs since the box is larger than normal ...
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Physics' updated site theme is live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part of ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changing the site logo to cut out the weird arrow thing

Apparently, Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming to the site navigation and theming. Given that that's the case (and that therefore there are designer work-hours already scheduled to attend to our site design)...
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A request to allow links to be opened in a new tab

Often when working my way through a question or answer there are several links in the middle of the text for references. It would be nice if I could click on that and not lose my place on the page I ...
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Is our site due for a redesign?

So many of us agree that the new not-black topbar looks awful on Physics.SE. One solution to this would be to change the top-bar to reduce the discord, as has been done on scifi.SE and askubuntu.com (...
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Minor flaws in the new profile design

There are two minor issues with the profile layout/design. First, when mousing over the impact number, the box is clipped at the top by the top layout: Second, most of the explanation text boxes are ...
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Header background not tall enough with the new top bar

With the top bar redesign (currently mod-only, broader rollout planned for the next couple of weeks) in Chrome the header seems not to be tall enough to contain its content anymore. In this image, you ...
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Should we get a vector logo?

Right now, we use a raster logo instead of a vector logo. For those who don't know, a raster is an image made of pixels. If you zoom enough, you'll see the image become pixelated (as is the case with ...
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Are the colors of this two comments different?

http://i64.tinypic.com/21l7uw2.png These are the comments from the question What is “relatively uniform resonant frequency”?. I'm pretty sure that the colors are different, maybe their brightness. Is ...
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Hot Network Question titles are interpreted as LaTeX / MathJax?

I noticed when viewing a question here that a hot network question from Money.SE was formatted strangely. Presumably because it's interpreting the title as math markup. Screenshot from this site: ...
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What is the function in the Physics StackExchange website picture? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this isn't a question fit for this site, but what exactly is the function that's plotted in the website logo/picture? It looks kind of like a simple decaying exponential multiplied by a ...
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What does the mexican hat/sombrero logo of Phys.SE stands for? [duplicate]

Beside the word physics is drawn a figure which looks like a mexican hat/sombrero. Where does it stands for and why is this used. Does it has to do something with condensations?
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There is a subtle bug in the review queues: The (up to recently) normally greyed-out options are no longer greyed out (yet remain unclickable)

The title says it all, really. Normally, when one hasn't done anything the "I'm done" option in the First Post review queue is greyed-out. Now, it is no longer so, but one still cannot click it. ...
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Was the new font incompletely implemented?

As you all might have noticed, our posts appear in a brand new font since today (as requested long ago. However, there are some places where the font has not been implemented, and this leads to some ...
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Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax?

It seems that we're somewhere in the queue for a site CSS adjustment, accompanied by the new profile pages. Since the CSS is getting a makeover, I would like to float this idea: can we change the font ...
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Serif fonts like Chemistry and Math

Last year, we asked Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax? and the answer was yes, it would be included in the CSS rollout. Now that the CSS and profile rollout is complete, it was ...
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Please don't stretch the old community ads!

So the sidebar got stretched by about 30%. No problem. This entails a change to the network-provided ads (not visible above certain rep thresholds) and to the community ads. No problem. Some old ads ...
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Move focus to text box when editing favourite tags

I'm not sure whether this is a problem with the new design or if it was there in the old one, but it's there. If I click on the edit button on the Favorite Tags ...
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Is the new profile style on SE coming to Physics SE?

I've noticed that other stack exchange sites have a new style of user profile. The new style has a different layout, as well as more statistics, such as "people reached", which is interesting. Is the ...
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Minor design updates to site

You may have noticed some minor updates to site design this week, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Use SVG icons for retina display Fix ...
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Is there a known timeline for the deployment of the new CSS?

Some six to eight weeks ago, Stack Exchange announced a programme to re-design the CSS and tweak the site styles throughout the network, including the completely redesigned profile pages. Since then, ...
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Up and Down Voting a Moderator

Do moderators know when you are down or up voting all their answers? Is it anonymity for all?
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Cannot view LaTeX on the Comments section and the Title in the stack exchange app

Sorry, I don't know if this question should be asked here (feel free to remove if this doesn't), since this is only regarding the stack exchange app, my main concern is that I cannot view LaTeX on the ...
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What does the question count include?

At the time of writing this there where 64,202 questions according to the figure given on the questions-newest tab. What does this number represent, is it the total number of questions on the website, ...
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What should our site look like?

It is about time to start thinking about the final design of the site; please turn on your creativity and start posting: Colours, shapes, motifs, fonts... anything visual that you think is connected ...
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Why is the main page of PSE looking so weird in my Opera browser?

Pictures would say better: Then this; notice a large bar in the right part of the page; the conspicuous part is the appearance of hot questions at the bottom: What is going on? I'm using Opera 30....
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Site sidebar appears below content in Google Chrome

As of right now, the sidebar is appearing below the content, with vertical and horizontal scrollbars around the #content div. Imagine there is a red freehand circle around the misplaced sidebar... ...
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Design for up-down buttons

I am not entirely sure whether this can be asked here, however I will give it a go. I have seen that most of the SE sections have very pretty designs for the up-down vote arrow buttons, that are most ...
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Why aren't we using the new stackexchange [duplicate]

All my other accounts have newer stackexchange profiles and better websites. why are we still only using the older version of stackexchange?
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Can the OP comment highlighting be turned up a bit?

This is a minor quibble but since the site's CSS is in review I thought I'd bring it up. I just found out, via this MSE answer, that if you ask a question and then comment on the answers below it, ...
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Help! There's a giant ugly thing on top of the page!

As you probably noticed, there is a new top bar implemented on this site. This is part of a network-wide experiment in... UI design I guess? Details on The new top bar is out on meta. Consider it a ...
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Bug Fix: the tabs in the Physics forum appear cluttered [duplicate]

I am not sure whether it's a bug or not. But if you hover over the menu below banner labelled 'Physics', the background changes to light blue, however, that background comes behind the written texts ...
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Navigation on the anonymous homepage is styled wrong [duplicate]

This is what I observe. Watching from an ASUS laptop; an i5 intel CPU, and a chrome web browser (latest version). Well, I found an screenshot from a physics.SE user and it looks like this: So ...
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The site toolbar looks broken in Opera

The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it? I have the same problem but in Opera. I've read in one comment that this isn't a problem in Opera but it's for me. Edit: This is really ...
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Question title colour tough to read

The pale blue colour used for the question titles is pretty hard to read. It looks great but needs to be darkened a little bit in my opinion. Oh and one for the meta-meta: the colour used for the ...
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The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it?

Since earlier this month, the main toolbar of the site (with links to Questions, Tags, Users, Badges, Unanswered and Ask Question) has changed, distinctly for the worse: The font looks blocky and ...
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The navigation is borked in Chrome [duplicate]

When I open the site in Chrome - either main or meta I get this: rather than this: I think this is the CSS used to display the elements in the list: ...
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Physics stack exchange styling issue in Chrome when not logged in [duplicate]

Looking at this question on physics.stackexchange: What are washers for? The highlighted heading (Questions) looks odd. I'm not logged in to that site and I'm using Chrome.
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Bounty icon is poorly placed

I just had a bounty awarded for my answer. (Thanks, Ruslan!) When I went to look at it, though, I noticed that the bounty marker icon looked kind of awkward, like it didn't really want to be there, ...
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Question appears “blue”?

Some questions are appearing on the main page with a blue background - what does this mean?
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Site design (Math stack exchange envy)

I liked the math stack exchange design: and think we can do something similar but different. I like how they keep the background clutter off of the questions and answers to improve readability. ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see the new design is live, which means Physics-SE has been officially launched, and is no longer a Beta site! Congratulations! Also, thank you for the feedback on the design. I ...
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Can the label “per page” on lists made look different than the links next to it?

Lists of questions etc show links to select the count of items per page on the lower right. Next to it, there is a separate describing label with the text "per page". Because the label has just the ...
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How about a better 404 page?

The current 404 page is very plain. I know there was a question for a better 404 page: Ideas for 404/error/captcha pages, take 2. However, it was not implemented in the end. Maybe, it was forgotten, ...
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MathJax in Tag Wiki

While editing a little bit in the tag wiki lately, I noticed that the preview for MathJax is somewhat…strange. Examples include: it takes much longer for the preview to update in the tag wiki edit ...
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Sombrero / grid logo [duplicate]

This site has a 3d grid looking like a sombrero as a logo. Does it represent some specific physical phenomenon or is it just art?
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The “add / show 1 more comments” link doesn't do anything if you don't have comment permissions

I recently lost commenting permissions due to offering a bounty. Since then, I've noticed that when reading answers with comments, clicking on the "add / show 1 more comments" link doesn't reveal the ...