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What is the name of creature drawn above Ask Question?

I like the background image used on this site. I want to know the name of creature present above Ask Question button.
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Can we get our blog 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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Quotes vs Spoilers - Style Sheet Change

In the past, quotes and spoilers had a yellow background (using the same color as watched tags). They were basically the same, except for whether or not they hid text. As of sometime today, they both ...
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What does the SFF.SE logo/icon mean?

What is this? Should I be able to recognize it, or elements of it? I'm not half-bad at the science fiction and fantasy trivia thing, and this is just driving me nuts.
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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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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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Need more contrast on the close screen

See the text right in the middle, above the "[14] Is wikia.com general reference? (2)"? Can you read it? Because I can't. The highlighted text below the same line is the same color, for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is that our new Logo?

In this blog post, we see the following: So, is the logo on the Tee the official, upcoming scifi.stackexchange logo? And is the new design coming soon?
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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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Smart quotes are not so smart in the new design, it seems

Check it out: Those leading single quotation marks are backwards. Crazy talk!
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User cards (?) seem broken for users with many badges

User cards (not sure what official SE name is) seem to be too small for fitting the info for users with many badges. 2 examples in 1 image: This seems invariant as far as zooming in/out with Ctrl-...
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Bronze badge count gets truncated on the badge page

It's a very minor formatting issue, but I might as well point it out. When looking at the list of people who have earned particular badges, it seems the columns are a bit too narrow for users with ...
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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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Accepted Answer image is cut off

The bottom of the three hex image is being cut off by about 5 pixels or so. This is happening on the scifi.stackexchange.com/questions site and the meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/questions site. (...
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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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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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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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Umm... where's the favicon?

I know is there, when I inspect the area were it should be is there, yet I CANNOT SEE IT!! D:< Can the background contrast be dial up?
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Side-by-side Markdown edit compare on Meta is unreadable

On the revisions page for a post here on the Meta site, if you select the 'side-by-side markdown' option to see the markdown of the changes, you get extremely low-contrast text for the changed areas, ...
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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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Color scheme on meta is... not good

The color scheme there (on meta.scifi) pretty annoying, as if it was inverted. It is really not comfortable to look at it. Maybe change it to the main one, just greyed?
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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 ...