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Ch-ch-ch-changing the site logo to cut out the weird arrow thing

I had never seen that before, but now I will never un-see it. I vote to remove it in the redesign.
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Is the new profile style on SE coming to Physics SE?

(Edited to reflect the current situation) We now have the new CSS and profile page layout. Prior to this, nobody knew when it was coming (except maybe the design team, but I'm not sure if their ...
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Up and Down Voting a Moderator

Nope, moderators don't know who votes on their posts. We can get access to some aggregate information about votes to use for identifying fraudulent behavior. For example, if two (or more) accounts ...
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Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax?

Ask and you shall receive. This site is in line for CSS conversion, and, while we're in there, we'll make sure that we match the serif font in the body like Chemistry SE and Math SE. Thanks!
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The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it?

I struggled with this too. It seems that it's due to a Chrome update. To undo this nonsense, type about:flags in your URL bar and click 'Enable' on the Disable ...
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Physics' updated site theme is live for everyone

With some qualifiers (see below), this bit is nice: vector logo no more awkward arrow The Feynman-diagram to the background of the logo is also gone, and you know what? I'm having a hard time ...
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The proposed changes to the text editor would break this site

Here is one option put forward by the SE developers: switching from MathJax to prosemirror-math. For a quick look at how it works, I'll just pull this from their readme: Examples Unlike other editors,...
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Why do we have a profile page and an ability to chat if SE is not a social network?

The distinction between having social features (like a profile page and chat) and being a social network is also discussed in this mother meta question and in particular this answer. Jeff Atwood ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changing the site logo to cut out the weird arrow thing

(On my screen, anyways) it sits right at the edge between the title bar and the page body, the arrow's line pixel-perfect to the changeover. All I can see is the $▶ t$, and it's so small as to be ...
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Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax?

Not much of an answer to the real question because (a) it's a single-user solution rather than the whole user-base of Physics and (b) it applies to all websites and not just this one1, but you can ...
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Is there a known timeline for the deployment of the new CSS?

The new CSS has been deployed... uh, sometime in the last week. The new sidebar went live on Tuesday. And the community ads thread should be coming shortly. (I don't have a more specific ETA than that,...
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Hot Network Question titles are interpreted as LaTeX / MathJax?

This is a known issue. As a workaround, you can install SOUP (Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch), which will prevent MathJax rendering in HNQ titles unless the site is known to have MathJax enabled.
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Physics' updated site theme is live for everyone

feature-request This is more of a minor gripe, and it can ultimately be user-scripted away if necessary, but there's no reason to have bad styling on as a default. This isn't the nineties. Please ...
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Help needed. format turned colored and with bubbles when I hit a question

Don't worry, it''s just an April Fools Day gimmick. You can toggle it off & on with the Clock icon in tbe top bar.  The Clock icon is supposed to disable / enable it on all pages, but it's ...
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Physics' updated site theme is live for everyone

status-completed Comments are switched back to serif for your MathJax enjoyment. ~Catija This is mentioned in the longer answer by Chair, but it jumped out at me so I'll post it by itself anyway. ...
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What, really, is a good question?

It's probably impossible to fully enumerate the characteristics of good questions. For the most part, we rely on people's judgment to determine which questions are good. That being said, I think ...
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

I tried it for a few minutes in Safari on iPad and in Edge on PC and it seemed to work well. In addition to trying hand-editing, I pasted in a few reasonably complicated equations from my existing ...
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What, really, is a good question?

What ends up being a good question will inherently be subjective. Good for one person is not good for another. We can point to some objective factors which can help to indicate the quality of a ...
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Feature Request: Dark Mode

Is it possible? Sure. Is Stack Overflow (the company) going to invest enough developer time to produce this (and commit to continue to invest enough developer time to maintain it, which is an even ...
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Serif fonts like Chemistry and Math

It was not removed. The request was overlooked. Our apologies. We've now updated the site font to match more closely to Chemistry and Math.
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

At the time this question was asked, the editor was completely unusable on the four different platforms I tried. A day later, the specific issues I describe seem to have been resolved, which suggests ...
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Design for up-down buttons

If you check out some of the related questions at the right, you can see the history of how we came to our current design. A few people proposed ideas for themed upvote/downvote buttons, but none of ...
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Header background not tall enough with the new top bar

status-completed Thanks again for reporting. It should be fixed now.
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Please don't stretch the old community ads!

So this has been resolved over on the mother meta. Quoting from a member of the SE team: Looks like we jumped the gun on a sidebar change for community ads. Sorry about that. The change has ...
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Feature Request: Dark Mode

Thank you for this. I know Dark Mode is a highly requested feature. We currently don't have plans to bring it to SE, one of the big issues here is the custom designs many of the sites had, it would ...
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Physics' updated site theme is live for everyone

Rendering of text on Home page Safari browser I've noticed over a course of a week or so that the rendering of the question titles on the Home page on MacOs Safari browser is not so satisfactory, ...
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