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Emacs Site Design (With an updated logo and colors!)

While I like the concept behind [E], it's strongly associated to parentheses, it doesn't work with square brackets. I realize that the square brackets work better visually, but they don't convey “list”...
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Shall we participate in Winter Bash 2016?

t (when (hatp) (wear-fun-hats))
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New Site Design Live! -- Update: Response to feedback

Nice! The quoted tags without a distinctive background are different from what other Stack Exchange sites, but they aren't bad. I'm fine with them. I do have one nitpick which is the Meta logo. It ...
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"Ask Emacs" is right way to start answers?

The risk is that it may sound somewhat condescending to the asker as it implies that they have not already "asked Emacs" (aka "RTFM"). They may have asked and not understood what the manual told them....
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New Site Design Live! -- Update: Response to feedback

Update: Thanks for the upvotes but this won't work for technical reasons. See this comment from a Stack Exchange employee. The empty parens on the badges display are a bit jarring. How about this? ...
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New Site Design Live! -- Update: Response to feedback

I like the makeover! Thanks! Things I like (emacs) and the blue/white theme Tags with single quotes as prefix: 'some-tag I in fact like the red meta. Also I fail to see the pink background that Drew ...
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"Ask Emacs" is right way to start answers?

FWIW, Drew does not start all, or most, answers with ask Emacs. (Nor does he include ask Emacs in all, or most, answers.) Only a tiny percentage of his answers include ask Emacs in one form or ...
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How hard should we enforce elisp coding conventions in posts on this site?

I think a soft approach is warranted. Be gentle to the newbies, point out the errors of their ways in comments, but don't come down on them like a ton of bricks. A light edit of their post is okay, I ...
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New Site Design Live! -- Update: Response to feedback

Well here's a version of the badge counts using the (#) format. As I presume the real CSS with its background sprites is generated from SASS or LESS or some such, I'm not using the parentheses image ...
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Nickname for Emacs users?

I have seen "Emacser" used a few times, but other than that I think it's "emacs users".
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New Site Design Live! -- Update: Response to feedback

Here's a suggestion for adding M-x into the design. (The idea, of course, being that each of the main tabs is like a named command.) It's only on hover, and faded as well, in order that it doesn't ...
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Community Site Design Ideas — Input Needed!

One visual cue would be the logo: The official webpage will tell you more about Emacs. If this community were a movie, it would be Braveheart. They may take our lives, but they'll never take... ...
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"Ask Emacs" is right way to start answers?

I think it's a fine way to start an answer, as it helps users learn how to find answers to their own questions. I consider myself a novice Emacs user, and it certainly helps me to be shown how to find ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations on winning the election! I wish you good luck and keep our site active. :-)
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Propose [pairing] be defined as pair programming

“Pairing” might mean “pair programming” in a pair programming context, but we aren't working in this context. In an Emacs context, there's no natural association between “pairing” and “pair ...
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New Site Design Live! -- Update: Response to feedback

Badges Poll Please vote in the below comments (**Current Choice**) Brighten colors within current icon Revert the badge icons to the default • style (like on Stack Overflow or Meta Stack Exchange). ...
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Nickname for Emacs users?

You shall use Emacsite if you are a real believer! RMS's opinion
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Proposing a tag synonym for org-mode <-- org

There seem to be no objections, so I have created a tag synonym that maps org onto org-mode. One further possibility: we can also merge the tags such that we remove the org tag from the 30-odd ...
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2018 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

As one of the current moderators, let me add a few words about what to expect. The workload on this site is extremely light. I think the amount of time we spend doing ♦ moderator activity averages to ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations for winning the elections @DoMiNeLa10 . I wish that you will enjoy the role and make the most of the time spent here to help make Emacs SE the welcoming place that it is.
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Emacs Site Design (With an updated logo and colors!)

This may sound or come across as odd, but when I think of emacs, the colors I immediately 'see' mentally are either blue or purple, which has obvious connects to GNU and the emacs logo itself. I don'...
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Why does emacs.stackexchange.com does not have a logo like superuser.com?

Stack Exchange sites go through a number of stages. First, they are defined through example questions, and users commit to participate in building the site. This happens on Area 51. Then the site is ...
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New Site Design Live! -- Update: Response to feedback

I have nothing against the () badge logo myself, but there seems to be quite a lot of dislike against it. We all want to work in an allusion to keyboard bindings somewhere. So how about making the ...
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New Site Design Live! -- Update: Response to feedback

I think the bottom menu could be given a little bit of Mode Line styling, to nice effect. Just a monospace U:--- on the left hand side, and a trailing --- on the right hand side (faded, so as not to ...
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When should the tag 'elisp be used?

For the tag elisp: Use it: when the question is about Emacs Lisp as a language; Do not use it: when the question simply requires Emacs Lisp to answer it. As of this posting, the current tag ...
Dan's user avatar
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Nickname for Emacs users?

Emacsian(s) is what I use. By the way, the plural of Emacs is Emacsen.
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How should 'print be printed?

I agree that printing makes sense for the printing-to-paper/PDF questions. For the others (convert to string representation, and the print function), my first reaction is to switch them over to the ...
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Closing questions as too local

This is one of these sorts of questions where the problem is probably due to something that's not mentioned in the question, but someone might make a good guess based on the symptoms, or offer a ...
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How hard should we enforce elisp coding conventions in posts on this site?

I would never edit those things in Question text unless it was so bad that the question was genuinely difficult to read. I will always re-indent Question code which has been wrongly indented, as that ...
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4 votes
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How should I answer my own question if I have two solutions?

If the more complex solution is a generalization/improvement of the simpler solution, then put both of them in the same post and explain how the former improves on the latter. If they are ...
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