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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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12 votes
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What do we do with a Dead Link in a post?

Since the post holds valid without the video, I would say we could simply edit the post and remove it since it serves no purpose anymore. Normally I try to find archive links to replace them with, but ...
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10 votes
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Link the Screenshot of the Week to the original image so we can see it in full size

Update: Thanks for the feedback, everyone. We addressed this as part of bug duty this week. The change isn't retroactive, but the next time the screenshot of the week is updated, it'll link to its ...
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What to do when answers contain links that are now borderline malicious?

If the answer is based off the information in the link and that link is no longer valid, the correct thing to do is downvote the current answer (unhelpful now) and submit a new answer with valid ...
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8 votes
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Make formatting not take up characters in comments/chat?

Comments can be 600 characters long (I assume this is the database column size), and the text is stored in Markdown format (which gets rendered on page load) - here's a SE Data Explorer query that ...
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7 votes

Link the Screenshot of the Week to the original image so we can see it in full size

Seeing as this has been brought up for the 3rd time now, I'm promoting my comment into a full answer, hopefully making it clear just how trivial a fix this is: Here's the current code for the entire ...
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6 votes
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Why does the 'Active: today' on the side have a link?

This is intended to bring the user to the most recent activity of a post, yes. It is not a bug.
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6 votes

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 ...
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6 votes

Answer deleted without a chance to improve

After reviewing this deletion with the mod team, I've gone ahead and reversed the deletion on your answer. Sorry for the long turn around time on this, but it can be difficult to wrangle all of us ...
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5 votes
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How to make links in comments?

You have to put the links inline instead of using the [link][1] markdown, like so: Visit [Google](http://www.google.com) for all your searching needs! Which results in this: Visit Google for all ...
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4 votes
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Why keep dead link comments?

I declined that flag. It had been flagged as, "No longer needed." By itself, I didn't see anything wrong with it; it looked like a link to additional information, just like the comments around it. ...
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3 votes

What to do when answers contain links that are now borderline malicious?

Typically, we would update links that provide the helpful supplementary information. However, in this case, the entirety of the answer is a link, which means that without the link, it no longer meets ...
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3 votes
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Sidebar links wobble when hovered

I pushed a fix for this. Change will be on live after our next production build.
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2 votes
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Is there any way to link to a specific part of a question/answer?

To directly answer your question: No, duplicate links are generated to point to the question as a whole, and the best we could do is point it at the full-answer, not subsection or headers of it. ...
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1 vote

Inserting links in text

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