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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

I'm in full support of including the photo widget here on meta, as long as screenshot-of-the-week continues to be consistent for the foreseeable future. If screenshot of the week becomes inconsistent,...
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Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands?

I agree; we should definitely be using code blocks for Minecraft commands. Why? Commands are basically a type of code. Code should go in code blocks. Blockquotes are for quotes, not code. ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Animation: status-completed UPDATE - The ship only fires once per page load after a five second delay. Adding hover or click to this does make it more complicated as it makes the base code for this ...
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Visited hyperlinks are hard to distinguish against plain text

To demonstrate this, I inspected the source to get the hex codes for the colors. The visited link is #114475, and the plain text is #3b4045. If you run a contrast on these two colors you get a ...
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

Heck yeah. Anything cool like this that could drive participation on Arqade should be utilized. It's small enough that people who don't care won't be bothered, but big enough that it's noticeable ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

feature-request status-completed Can we get a face for our beloved mothership? Without the 'Ask Question' text, the face of the mothership looks really plain: Can mothership v2 have a few more ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

A couple of things I noticed: status-completed 1. What happened to our 'Planet surface'/Arcade Footer? Old: New: Now it just looks like we're floating in space... status-bydesign The left nav is ...
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How is the Arqade spaceship supposed to work in the new design?

As Catija mentioned in an edit of this answer, The ship only fires once per page load after a five second delay.
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

This is live now: Thanks so much to the SE team!
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Is it okay to use code formatting when there's no clear and obvious alternative?

If you're really super concerned about semantic markup, you can use <pre></pre> tags, which carry no implication that the preformatted text is code. Personally, I don't care that much. As ...
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

Yes, it should be added. Why Arqade users could benefit. It would give users interesting content to see on a regular basis, even if they never click to see the rest of the week's submissions. The ...
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Make the meta mothership shoot its lasers too

status-completed This was done as part of Stack Exchange's standardised site design rollout. Both main and meta-site motherships will now fire their lazors on page load, after a short delay.
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Maybe we should just ditch the mothership entirely (Dodges eggs from mothership fanatics!) Others have said that the mothership feels out of place by just randomly shooting its laser beam, rather ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-bydesign Doesn't the Rocket portion (logo) look weird? There is no grass under the rocket. The text ARQADE is also not in the rocket body. Old: New:
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Put the Meta back in Meta Arqade

I took the liberty of creating a new vector graphic with the 'meta' included. I'm not a vector graphics pro, but using Inkscape and copying and manipulating the existing objects I was able to create ...
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Can a spell check button be added to the Markdown editor?

It's not worth it Most major PC browsers support spellcheck out of the box Mobile devices handle spell-check at the keyboard level Adding an additional level of spellcheck would be superfluous at ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Two questions: status-completed Can we have the old footer imagery back? In particular the old old gaming dot stackexchange dot com heart. status-completed The new logotype doesn't feel right to ...
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Who is the artist behind the mothership?

It was made by Jin. He used to be a designer for Stack Exchange (in fact he was THE designer), and actually did a lot (all?) of the site designs around that time. He was a regular on Arqade as well, ...
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"Ask Question" button in different position for meta than main site

With Stack Exchange's move to a standardized site design, this issue has been solved (albeit inadvertently). The 'Ask Question' button has been moved: and the mothership now aligns properly: Don't ...
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Visited hyperlinks are hard to distinguish against plain text

Update (Aug 2020): Given the recent addition of status-completed by a Stack Exchange Staff member - I guess SE considers the following change to be the official solution to this issue: With the ...
Robotnik's user avatar
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-bydesign The first thing I noticed is how bright the background is now without the textured background we used to have that now only applies to the header/footer. Arqade was one of the few ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Is the old mobile site slated to be replaced by the responsive design any time soon? Because there are a couple of things I noticed when switching from old mobile to the full responsive site that are ...
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Is the bottom banner for Arqade not working? Or was it removed?

Thanks again for reporting. It definitely was a bug caused by the new footer UI across the whole network. The fix is now waiting in repo for build. You should be able to see the footer artwork in ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

The largest point of feedback for me is that watched tags are no longer highlighted in blue, and ignored tags are not greyed out. This makes it more strenuous for me to determine which questions I can ...
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Badge count numbers are too close to the badge icons

Thanks for the bug report! The placement of badges has perennially been an issue for us. It's actually one of the bugs we've talked about that gets reintroduced often when we make changes to the ...
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

I'm not really sure how screenshots look in that box. Does the box keep the original aspect ratio and just scaled down or will the image be trimmed to fit? I'm in favor of that widget, if it doesn't ...
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Why has the quotation markup changed?

The change was made to the entire Stack Exchange network, not just Arqade. This Meta announcement should answer some of your questions, and provide a place to ask the unanswered ones.
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Where can I find the Arqade UFO animation?

The actual gif is here: https://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/gaming/img/header-foreground-image03.gif?v=330ce6fa0066. Here it is uploaded to Imgur for your viewing pleasure: It only animates once. After ...
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How do OP cards exist in meta but not in main site?

Update: This appears to have been fixed: This is a known bug. Network wide, Stack Exchange implemented new colors, and it seems this is one of the many bugs (not all sites exhibit this bug though). ...
Timmy Jim's user avatar
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The form for flagging an answer obscures the answer being flagged

status-completed The flag modal can now be moved by clicking around the header section and dragging it out of the way. You'll know your mouse is in the right place when you see the 4-direction 'move' ...
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