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What is our 404 image?

When you get to a 404 error page you see this image, This looks like some sort of runic symbol or something similar, can anyone tell me what this is supposed to be?
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Can we please make the watched tag highlighting contrast a little more?

At the moment, this is what questions with a watched tag look like, compared to a question without a watched tag: I find this... very hard to see the difference. The contrast is so small that if I'm ...
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What should the new background/theme look like?

As some of you probably know SFF is losing it's lovely star field and practically all elements that make SFF so recognisable when the new theme launches out of beta. After a bit of discussion with @...
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Yes, you could enable traditional triangle-in-circle post vote button graphics on new site design on Sci Fi SE

When Stack Exchange announced the recent design updates (with the left sidebar) to the SE websites, users immediately complained about how SE is going to abolish per-site customized voting button. SE ...
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Do we want a custom background with the new theme?

So the new theme has launched to beta and is available for testing. One of the most obvious things that is missing is that the site no longer has its star field custom image background. There is a ...
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Can we please have our stars back? [duplicate]

One thing I miss in our new theme is our field of stars background image. Now I've noticed that the Mathematics Stack still has its background image, even though it already has the new theme. Can we ...
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Science Fiction & Fantasy's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Exactly which features of SFF.SE's magnificent theme will we be losing?

According to the changes outlined here: Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps We will probably be losing our voting buttons, fave button, possibly our use of Orbitron font, and reduced ...
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White background covering up the stars background when viewing a question

Normally, you can see stars on the right and left of viewing a question. Like the current main page: You can see stars. But now, when viewing any question on the main site - or on a meta site - the ...
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Can we make our new top bar slightly transparent black, like our old one?

Our old topbar was slightly transparent, and a darker black: (from the Web Archive) Our new one, however, is not transparent, and is a lighter grayish black: This means that we don't get the full ...
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Can we get our blag link back, please?

The new topbar just arrived to SFF! confetti shower Before that, and before the blogs were discontinued, we used to have a link to our very own blog in the SE dropdown menu. It was removed after SE ...
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Can we rename this site to 'Science Fiction and Jantasy' to better reflect who we are?

There seems to be a strange misunderstanding that we're called 'Science Fiction and Fantasy' where in fact we're called 'Science Fiction and Jantasy, you can see it clearly in our logo. So, can we ...
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'Fantasy' font too thin, detail getting lost

I'm talking about the site logo/title (this applies to both meta and the main site, but I'm using meta as the example): Specifically the 'F': As you may be able to see, there's a top swooshy bit ...
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SFF chatroom not showing user location when profile get shared due to font colour

I just changed my name on the site and shared it on The Quill and Tankard, but my location was not visible due to the font colour: But it's still there and visible if I select that area I did ...
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Two different icon shapes for linked/related questions in sidebar

In the linked/related questions sidebar, there is an icon inconsistency. Questions with an accepted answer have a (green) hexagonal icon, and questions without an accepted answer have a (grey) ...
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What does the Scifi & Fantasy stack exchange symbol mean? [duplicate]

This symbol is used by the SciFi & Fantasy Stack Exchange. What, if anything, are the meanings behind its component symbols?
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Why do we have pentagrams as our “favorite” icon?

It's taken me a surprisingly long time to notice this, but it just struck me that we have pentagrams as our "favorite" / "save" icon for questions. Is this because we're all into heavy metal or is it ...
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Menu and site icons are different for SciFi StackExchange

I believe it's not how it should be. Am I wrong?
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Can we have relevant icons on tags?

Over on StackOverflow, some tags are decorated with relevant icons. For instance, the tag for Chrome sports the Chrome icon, while the Android tag shows Bugdroid, the Android mascotte. There is a ...
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Why is the visited/not visited link color inverse than anywhere else?

Academia.SE Stackoverflow.com Google.com SciFi.SE As you can see on the images, every site uses a rule that visited link is darker and less apparent than non visited one. I don't remember a site ...
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What does the logo of the sci-fi stack exchange show? [duplicate]

Basic question. Does it represent something or is it a reference to something?
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What is the Fantasy font?

Several other questions discuss the design of Science Fiction and Fantasy SE UI elements, including the logo. The words "Science Fiction" are in Orbitron. What font is used for the word "Fantasy"?
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Related Question Display Error - Is it me, or the style sheet?

In the "Related" bar, the scores have backgrounds - green to indicate there's a accepted answer, grey if it's not. The main questions list is the same way, just blank if unanswered instead of colored, ...
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Why does chat only show up on the sidebar in meta, but not on the main site?

I don't see the XXXXX People Chatting Mos Eisley Agent of Nothing on the main site, yet it shows up on meta. Why is this? EDIT: I see it sometimes. Other times... it's gone.
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Why is Richard golden?

On mobile view Richard appears with gold text. At first I blamed caching, and it was a mod thing. But even Rand Al'Thor's name isn't gold in the picture before:
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Two missing user boxes on Election overview

The Election page shows an overview of all elections held for this stack, now that there's currently no election in progress. The overview looks a bit off with two missing userboxes, since two former ...
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Links to visited sites are barely visible

The screenshot says it all. I visited a site, copied the address, posted it in chat (new interface). The colour used for the link is too close to the background colour, which makes the link barely ...
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Can we make a minor tweak to the SFF chat CSS?

Left is highlighted text, Right is without the text being highlighted. Because of the black background we use in SFF the rep count is never displayed properly. I suggest we simply change the rep ...
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Is the highlight not pronounced enough? [duplicate]

Does anyone else feel the highlight: on the front page for questions in tags you are following for block quotes is not pronounced enough in the new design? I can hardly see it. Votes on the ...
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Updates to the site

You may have noticed some updates to the design lately, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Have sharper / more beautiful design on retina ...
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Accepted answer styling is a little more vibrant than usual

Just noticed this on the main page. No hand-drawn circle; let's see if you can pick it out: This actually looks rather similar to the styling on Stack Overflow:
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User flair is getting overlapped by other various elements on the page [duplicate]

If an editor has enough rep and badges, the badges and their count starts getting behind OP's flair rectangle: This problem can be seen in this post: Do in-universe characters look down on ...
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Why is the site layout of scifi.se different from other se sites? [duplicate]

In all other (at least the ones that I have checked: biology, chemistry, stackoverflow, math, ELU, TeX, Academia and the beta sites) the user profile page follows the new format. When you click your ...
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CSS Weirdness on both Main and Meta

CSS for both the Main and Meta sites seems to have changed sometime in the last 24 hours. Links are now confusing as hell. There's a baffling mixture of light red, dark red, and blue coloring all ...
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What is the background to this site? How was it made? Is it Space?

I would really like to know how the background on this site was made, was it a picture, or a drawing, or photoshop?
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Site CSS is broken, un-visited links appear blue, alignment in user profiles is off

Noticed this issue about an hour ago, see chat. Issue 1 CSS issues are causing all unvisited links to appear blue until visited, at which point they go the normal redish: Issue 2 When you visit a ...
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What's going on with the add image dialogue?

When I use the "image" button, instead of bringing up the usual dialogue box, it now has this monstrosity. Also, I no longer seem to be able to add copied images so there's a loss of functionality. ...
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What's wrong with the fonts

In this and many, many more posts (I'm not sure, if this is SF&F specific or SE-wide?): Google Chrome 42.0.2311.152 m.
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What's the deal with <b>bold</b> in this site? [duplicate]

I find this site's rendering of the bolded elements to be as good as absent. Is it only me, or is anyone else experiencing this kind of problem? Example:
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The CSS on the reason for edit field is broken when reviewing edits

I saw this when I reviewed an edit. I think the CSS is messed up. But on looking back on it, everything looks ok. Is this a known issue?
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Unusual character placement on answer screens

For the past few days I've noticed that characters (especially names and badges) are unusually placed. They seem to be either squashed up against other words, sometimes overlapping and something being ...
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Overflow in Chrome 41

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/41.0.2272.118 Safari/537.36 Bug report on Meta.stackexchange.com
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Bold formatting not working in Chrome

Using Chrome Version 40.0.2214.111 (64-bit) on OSX Yosemite, the main site does not render the bold tag correctly. It does however, render correctly on Meta. FF 35.0.1 on the same system works ...
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Easier differentiating between viewed and un-viewed questions

I don't know about you guys, but I have a difficult time telling the difference between the blue text of an un-viewed question and the slightly lighter blue text of a viewed one. Should I just pay ...
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Richard has too many badges! [duplicate]

Richard has way too many badges -- so many, in fact, that they don't all fit on the page! The linked answer may be found here. btw; congatulations on becoming a moderator, Richard!
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Cannot see my total reviews

The color on the Review stats (meta) is really bright and I cannot see the number of my reviews: But if I select it: I use Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.93 on Windows 7.
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“Close as duplicate” on Meta shows question text in a low contrast colour

I just voted to close a question as a dupe on Meta. When you suggest a candidate dupe, the close window shows you your chosen dupe and all the answers, so that you can read it without opening a new ...
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“Help Center > Badges” text on Meta is the wrong color

Here's a picture from the Badges page on Meta: The text "Help Center > Badges" is black, but all the other pages are white: The low contrast makes the text much harder to read. Since both "...
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What work of Science Fiction/ Fantasy does this Stack Exchange's symbol represent? [duplicate]

The overall symbol that this SE site has selected to represent “Science Fiction & Fantasy” is shown above. Every SE site that uses a symbol has chosen one that very easily represents the topic ...
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Please change the color scheme of mobile site to red

Currently, the mobile site of SFF.SE uses a blue theme, which looks like Super User desktop site color. Switching to red will match the desktop version of this site.