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A site header and/or sidebar that illustrates writing. I'm thinking something showing off not just a traditional fountain pen (no site on writing should be without one), but also a computer keyboard and a pencil. My idea here is to illustrate the variety of ways in which writing can be done, and that neither writing nor Writing is specific to any given ...


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Is it possible to have a quill in the sidebar not only floating, like Wroldbuilding's robot, but to move like it's writing, when one is scrolling down? If we can't, a sidebar with a pattern that looks like something handwritten could be awesome. The shape of the badges: can we have them shaped like the nib of a fountain pen? I like @aCvn's idea of a few ...


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It appears to be a glitch. It's an April Fools Joke Worldbuilding (which graduated a long time ago) has the same half-finished 1999 design. To make it go away, click the clock icon on the top right of every page that has it. You usually have to click it twice. Then you get a page with ordinary formatting. Looking on META. It appears to be an early ...


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I like a lot of the other ideas. Typed words on a page would make a nice background for areas that need some filling in. Similar to Galastel's handwriting example. It can be faded so it doesn't interfere with other things. Not everywhere, but if there's some "dead" space. From a classic, family-friendly, public domain novel.


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I see the problem. It does not change placement depending on the size of the browser window. It places the top of the popup at a particular distance from the top of of the window, regardless of the total height of the window. I was also able to reproduce it on Chrome on a Mac. I fixed it with the "command -" shortcut, which is the Mac version of "zoom ...


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I first checked https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1623/writers and it showed only 8 Qs/day, so I worried that we were being demoted down to 1990/myspace layout!


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Thank you for your proposal. I'm glad you enjoy your time here. If possible, when are we having a Writing SE logo at all (apart from the current one)? Unfortunately, we don't know. As of the time of writing, it's been over 1 1/2 years since we graduated, and we have heard nothing about getting a custom site design. None of the other sites that graduated at ...


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I'd like something, presumably the banner art at the top, to reflect the wide range of types and media for writing -- novels, poetry, blogs, software documentation, science journals -- and computer screens, paper books, e-readers... something that communicates all this breadth. I'm not a graphic designer (talk about understatements...), so I'm not quite ...


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Writing is no longer beta - why do we still have the beta setup? When Writing was "graduated" from Beta to "Full Site" status it was as part of a mass graduation that SE did to sites that were 7+ years old back in 2019, this represented a shift in how the graduation system worked - and how you end up with sites like us that are graduated ...


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Suggestion for a sidebar image: Assemble a bit of a collage from the mods or users who want to contribute, using screenshots showing Word Track-Changes (or GDocs with multiple people editing). Examples from my work: Smaller, of course, and faded to not be too distracting. But since we are writing.SE, I like to lean into the verb - the action of writing, ...


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