I like the dice badges, and I appreciate their minimalistic design: they're dice if you look (the RPG.SE banner d20 is right there for the comparison) but they don't call attention to themselves. I think it's totally fine that they aren't obviously RPG-related symbols. It's not like english.se's badges are iconic of their topic, and they look great!
It’s corporate boilerplate, yes, but it’s not wrong either. We do take flags seriously — we consider each one on its merits and on its context and take appropriate action.
Whether someone gets in trouble for what they wrote is part of “appropriate action”. Taking care of comments that aren’t needed anymore doesn’t get anyone in trouble; taking care of foul ...
Let's at least throw the basic "Make sure to specify your system" on there
There are three spots on the new ask page which I think can benefit from telling (new) users to specify their system (and I think we'd rather have it up once too many).
First, as new users will see it, in the welcome modal (italicized here are the bits we can't change, which ...
Make the Badge icons we already have even better.
I've taken the liberty of creating a few mockups of possible badge designs that keep to the dice format while maintaining its linework at lower resolutions, as well as a badge edit of the favicon:
Here's also some mockups provided by @MrLemon after taking the available sprite sheet and encoding it into a ...
You're right, there's an accessibility issue with these colors.
The colors are #9f8010 for text and #fffdf7 for background. That gives us a contrast ratio of 3.7. The WCAG 2.1 contrast ratio guideline says that text at this size needs to have a ratio of at least 4.5. A ratio of 3.7 is mostly okay for those of us with good eyesight, but people with poor ...
Yes, I think our interface should advise users to include a system tag.
They don't always need one—many social questions don't need a system tag—but we should have something hinting they should definitely be telling us what game and system they're using!
This would accompany features such as:
Being able to define certain tags as system tags
Coloring them ...
While they are dice, if we're going to change them, we might pick different types of dice for the different badges. A triangle (four sided die), a square (six sided die) and an octagon (12 sided die) for example could work.
They are still quite minimal (just basic shapes) but I think most RPG'ers would recognize them for what they are (more easily than the ...
You might be using the "mobile" version on your phone
The mobile version of the site does not include all the buttons in the top menu:
Fortunately the "full version" of the site is responsive and perfectly usable on a phone and includes several additional options (including the review queues):
To change to the full version you need to scroll all the way ...
You don't need to tag a question to definitively identify the game.
And I hope nobody's playing tag police when someone adds a tag to a question where the original querent specified the system in the question body.
Maybe this text would be good in the "How To Ask" help page, under "Be Specific"?
If you're asking a question about the ...
In this image I have the four possible states in this order: Watched and Ignored, Ignored, Default, Watched:
A post with a watched tag and an ingored tag gets greyed out by ignore and gets the highlighting for watched. This can be verified with no more than two clicks of the mouse.
If you have ignored a tag and set to hide questions with that tag, then it ...
This is one of the loveliest bugs I've ever had the pleasure of reproducing.
Go, little KRyan user banner! Go, be free!
Wait, he came back! ... He's showing SevenSidedDie's user info the way out! Go, little ones! You can do it!
We won’t be changing anything right now
The system restrictions around changing this field means that we have no realistic options for changing the tag recommendation text in a way that meets our goals. Our most practical option is to lock one of the tags to [dnd-5e], our primary suspect, but we will be unable to measure whether that has any practical ...
There's a button in the burger menu
When you click the stack-icon/burger menu in the very right of the topbar, the dropdown includes a link to the meta site for the site you're currently on. It also has a link to the help pages and to chat, and below that will be other sites you have a profile on, and a menu for searching among the remaining stacks.
In the image below, I have examples of the four possible highlight states for a question in this order - Watched and Ignored, Ignored, Default, Watched:
You probably have the dnd-5e tag set to watched - or, as Someone_Evil's comment points out, you may have homebrew-review set to watched, which is why you haven't noticed it until now, as it is a fairly rare ...
See here: New onboarding for review queues
From the question:
We are also showing a popover to users who earned access to review queues in the past, but have never done a review or haven't reviewed in the last 30 days. This popover is only appearing for the next 90 days. The goal is to engage users who may not have interacted with the queues since we made ...
I've had to make a few adjustments due to how our customization options are actually implemented, but this is done and hopefully in a way that doesn't ruin y'all's intent.
The modal on the Ask Question page:
How to tag:
This is not a bug. The navigation is not supposed to show up where you've highlighted; nothing makes it show up there.
If you look in the top left you will find a hamburger menu beside the Stack Exchange logo. Click that. That is where you will find the navigation menu now.
The hamburger menu appears on phones and narrow windows or when you have chosen to ...
This is deliberate behavior on the part of the system, speaking on the general point.
There's two component messages here. The first is, when clicking delete, you're always given a warning about what you're about to delete. The purpose of this message is to help ensure you understand why deletion is typically not recommended. It also is context sensitive, ...
This was a recent privacy related change
Some changes to the profile while we make it responsive
The work was done while they were making the profile more 'responsive', but was motivated by privacy concerns
We've actually had quite a few complaints in the past that a "Last seen" indicator public visible is a creepy and intrusive thing to have on a ...
I wish it were possible to have mandatory tags, like in meta.
In meta, you must specify one of the dark tags (e.g. discussion) to be able to post it at all, unlike the lighter "normal tags" (e.g. user-interface).
If we could have all system tags (I guess we'd need to include tags that are used in place of specific system tags in some cases, such as ...