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Heads up: small design changes, a better user card and some long-expected features

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Update: The reputation number in the header has been added back again for the time being, until we have found a suitable solution.


This is just a quick heads up, that you are, indeed, not crazy and that the design of the header really changed.

We deployed a few nice and (at least some of them) long-expected changes:

  • a community switcher in the header, which can be used to easily move between the communities,
  • an inline search-bar that allows you to start a search without leaving the page (middle-click for the old behavior),
  • a re-designed user card (more infos below), and
  • a list of suggested edits for each category.

Furthermore, there have been a few minor changes, such as dropping the (not very useful) "Categories" entry from the menu and making the moderator menu more helpful (when there are flags: clicking on the "Mod" item brings you to the flags as before, but if there aren't any, you'll get immediately to the moderator tools).

With regards to the user card:

This is part of our move away from reputation (although we will not remove the option to have reputation for now). From now on, communities can decide, which details are supposed to be shown on it. We'll update the site settings upon requests by the moderators.

The default setting is called r.12sE. In this description, "." means a forced new line (display might break to a second line anyway depending on its length), "r" reputation, "p" number of posts, "1" top-level posts, "2" second-level posts (answers), "s" score of votes received (up - down), "v" number of votes received, "V" number of votes cast, "E" number of edits made on posts.

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I'm not really liking this idea: "This is part of our move away from reputation (although we will not remove the option to have reputation for now)." I think this has its use, including, but not limited to, letting you see/know how useful the questions/answers you've posted have been to said community... I think the rep should continue to be shown as it used to on your profile picture/card... ghost-in-the-zsh‭ about 1 month ago

Reputation in the user card might be an incentive for some, so I agree with ghost-in-the-zsh‭. It should be so important, as it seems to be on SE network (simply asking a few popular questions gets you lots of points and privileges), but I would leave it visible by default. Alexei‭ about 1 month ago

@Alexei as luap mentioned here and as you can see around the site, reputation is included in the user card by default and is still being used in our current user cards. ArtOfCode‭ about 1 month ago

"part of our move away from reputation". This is a bad attitude. Reputation is very useful. Rep was one of the main drivers that caused traffic on SE. Don't throw it out because some people imaging some ideal world where it shouldn't matter. It does. Also, bring back the rep on the banner. Olin Lathrop‭ about 1 month ago

@OlinLathrop I know that you are one of the strongest defenders of rep and that we have some differences with regards to it. I'm considering what to do with the rep display in the header right now (whether to bring it back or what to replace it with). And, this change is not throwing reputation out. Quite the opposite. We are empowering communities to decide, what they want. If a community only wants rep, fine. If they want to get rid of it, fine too. luap42‭ about 1 month ago

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Can we increase the size of the license a bit? It's... really small at the moment and for those of us without great eyes it's a bit difficult to make out at default size.

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I support this, but would rather you just move it back to where it was originally - there's a big empty space now. Moshi‭ about 1 month ago

@Moshi hm... I'm all for redesigning the post view anyway, but I could put it back for now, until we have a better overall solution. That would also address the issue in the answer. luap42‭ about 1 month ago

@luap42 maybe put both the timestamp and the license over on the left, so the usercard area is just stuff about the user and the other area is just stuff about the post. Monica Cellio‭ about 1 month ago

[status-completed] ArtOfCode‭ about 1 month ago

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For some but not all users, the post counts are showing as 0 when that's clearly wrong. For example:

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That's from elsewhere on this page. The numbers also show as 0 for me in the user list (and I'm about to find out if they do here too).


Update three hours later: Mithical's and my usercards now show post stats, but ArtOfCode's no longer does. This is affecting other users too:

first three rows of users list

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This should be fixed now. Values are still cached, so there are some people who'll still show 0s incorrectly, but when there's an event that would change any of the values that cache gets flushed. So the next time someone whose card is showing 0s posts, for example, it should get fixed. Monica Cellio‭ 17 days ago

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