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Is it possible that some action or someone altered my history?

In yet another seemingly hallucinatory experience, I am being called to task by some users because I "voted" to close a question as a duplicate in a very questionable VTC. As far as I can remember, I ...
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Why am I not able to receive the “Curious” badge?

I was just going over the badges which I have received and I tried to track my next one. I found that I need to ask 5 well received questions on different days. My badge shows 7/5, but still it is in ...
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Best answers (most highly voted) rise to the top? Not always. Why not?

Related questions have been asked. But clearly the answers are not ordered by the most votes, The answers to this question, Where were "should", "shall", and "must" in ...
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Review result page did not show the actual post

I did a review and, when I realized it didn't really "look okay", I wanted to take a second look at it. But this is the screen shown -- the question body is not shown below the review result. This ...
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Our help page incorrectly states that it takes 6 spam / abuse flags to delete a post

I learned after posting this question that our help page is incorrect. It currently states the following: The spam and abusive flags are designed to automatically eliminate truly disruptive posts ...
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Have any ELU users experienced a recent large loss of rep explained as “User Removed”?

This is not a duplicate of the 2017 question mentioned. That question was about an event on ELU alone, involving a well known (to ELU) single user, and easily comprehended. This question is about a ...
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Inconsistent link treatment in old answers under the new design?

When one of my old answers receives an upvote or a downvote, I go back and reread the posted answer—mainly because the elapsed time enables me to approach the post as an editor rather than as its ...
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Trying to create a tag, gettting weird message

Upon trying to create a tag I get the messsage "ags do not already cover this topic" apearing in the top left hand corner of the screen in a box that is unresponsive to my mouse, the "post your ...
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What do I do about the “take the tour” invitation on the new meta account to make it go away? [duplicate]

Normally with StackExchange, new users can click on the "take the tour" button to take the tour and earn the associated badge. But on this meta, it takes me to english.stackexchange.com/tour on the ...
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It's hard to tell whether I've accepted an answer [duplicate]

When I'm looking at an answer to a question that I asked, I find it hard to tell whether I've accepted that answer. vs The difference is clear when they're placed next to each other, but not in ...
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Graphical issue on the activity profile page

Posting here because I don't have a profile in the right state to repro on other sites, but if it can be confirmed to be elsewhere please migrate to MSE. The "track the next one" bar after earning a ...
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Imgur error: “Failed to upload image; an error occured at imgur”

I can't seem to upload images. I've tried a few times over the past hour or so, with no luck. I tried uploading an image that I've previously added to an answer with no problem, and tried in both ...
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“Learn More” button misplaced in privilege tracker popup

When you go to a high-enough-rep user's Activity page (here's mine) and click on the privilege progress bar, you'll see a popup like this: That button should be on the same line as the dark blue ...
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The Incredible Shrinking ELU Banner

Something awful has happened to the top of all our pages. Earlier today they looked like this: But now it has shrunk to a nearly unreadable proportion: The new version is completely shrunken, which ...
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Double scrollbar in First Posts Queue

When reviewing first posts I noticed there are two scrollbars: Here are links to some reviews that I saw this on: https://english.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/303268 https://english....
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Have there been any CSS changes in the last week?

There used to be a differentation between visited and not visited links in the main EL&U site (Not the EL&U Meta site) Hot Network Questions column, today all the links are the same color (#...
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Watched tags: design flaw

The title in one of the sidebar boxes isn't right. I hadn't noticed this before, so it may be new, although I don't think we've had any tweaks recently. Or perhaps it's just me and my browser (Chrome ...
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Bug in the ELU chat room

For the last couple of days, I've been experiencing a bug in the ELU chat room using Google Chrome. Would you please fix this bug? it's very annoying The bug is : From time to time, when I was ...
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Meta reputation is not in sync with the main reputation

When my main account's reputation is 40, the meta account still shows me as 28 reputation. Where is the problem?
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How Did I Simultaneously Make Two Identical Revisions?

I was just attempting to edit Why don't many dictionaries list “would= to be willing” to make the information added in revision 5 a little more presentable, and something rather strange happened. ...
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CSS Color Weirdness

This is a screenshot of a recent answer I wrote on my iPad mini using Chrome. Notice that there are two different shades of the same color in the links: the first two are considerably paler. Here, ...
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What's going on with the “coordinating-conjunctions” and “coordination” tags?

I recently asked a question which I tagged with coordinating-conjunctions. When I posted the question, it was automatically changed to coordination. I subsequently made an edit, but it was ...
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Why is my reputation getting smaller?

So I recently started to post questions on ELU. No prob there. Anyways, when I reached about 95 reputation, it started to shrink for some reason until it was about 83. I ignored it, as usual, and ...
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Why did a nine-day-old answer pop up in the new user first answer review queue?

here - https://english.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/269683 (lets do the time warp again)
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“You don't have the permission to use this type of flag”

I was trying to flag a question as very low quality, because I couldn't decide between "unclear what you're asking" and "asking to do your homework for you", but then I got this error message. Why is ...
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Unable to search answers sorted by votes

I wanted to see the lowest voted answers, for science, of course. Started the search with "is:a". - Okay Sorted results by votes. - Okay Chose the last page, viz. page 14383 now. - Error? Tried ...
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“Skip” skipped to new line

I just noticed this after reviewing an edit by clicking "edit (1)": It should look something like this: I checked a couple of other sites, and this is the only site where the skip button is ...
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Review Menu not Updating

Since the new UI, I've noticed this issue - only with the Low Quality Posts menu item: Even though this queue is empty, the menu indicates review needed. Anyone else? Version: 48.0.2685.52 (PGO) -...
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To bið or not to bid

The word bið is not the same as bid because one is Old English for be and the other is an etymologically unrelated word that you can find in any dictionary. The what the eth here is that search ...
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are the times on questions deliberately or accidentally imprecise?

I just noticed that the times on comments did not square off with the other info on the site. I took a screen capture (for a different reason), but the times in the comments showed that "tchrist" ...
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Review Queue filter drop-down cut off screen

This bug is little more than a minor nuisance, but it strikes me as something that would be easy to fix and improve user experience if it were changed. When you set a filter on the review queue, and ...
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Close vote reason display issue

I've just (yesterday or today) started seeing poor text positioning on the close vote dialog, specifically that the already-selected reason's description is overlapping with the title: This is on: ...
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New top bar has introduced a design glitch

The new top bar has upset the ELU banner by pushing the central box down too far. Its ornaments no longer line up with the horizontal line. This affects the main site and Meta.ELU. Note: not ...
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Bug: Editing my own answer duplicates it

I answered a question, but forgot to add a link to a reference, so I edited it to add it. I'm not too sure what happened, but it seems to have duplicated the answer, one with the 'correct' one, and ...
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I'm seeing stars

While composing this recent answer I ran across a funny effect of markdown rendering. I wanted to put a quote in bold and italic, and the simplest way for me is to put three asterisks before and after ...
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False Duplicate Report [duplicate]

Some user and a moderator marked this question as a duplicate of this question, even though the "duplicate" was asked a year before the "original" was. What's up with that?
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Filtering 'unanswered' shows answered questions [duplicate]

I filtered the questions by 'unanswered', and went to the last page, hoping to find some 'comment-answers' to community wiki. To my surprise, I found there were questions with lots of (generally ...
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Community wiki answer changes to normal on migration?

My recent community wiki answer on ELU, on migration to ELL, changed to normal. Is this normal? It's possible that some people on ELL will think that I'm copypasting others' comments for rep.
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Close window oddity

A week or so ago we updated some links under Closing → Off-Topic. After that, I started noticing something odd under "off-topic because...": The close reasons change order. The number of ...
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Let's update some links

Under Closing → Off-Topic, please update: http to https. meta.english to english.meta. for ELU. Meta ELU's looks okay.
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Apparent regression in link markdown

A paragraph ending with a link having a tooltip is wrongly combined with the next paragraph. In some cases, the link is also corrupted and some of the markup shows up as content. At least one page “in ...
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Problems logging in to English Language & Usage

I joined EL&U a day or so ago, and at first had no problems, then suddenly earlier today, the site refused to recognise me. This seemed to be a feature of accessing the site via the Chrome ...
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The accepted answer check mark is almost indistinguishable between active/inactive

The active vs inactive checkmarks are very difficult to tell apart on this site: When I'm scrolling down the page it's hard to tell which answer I've actually accepted (or if there is one). ...
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'Newest badge' links to wrong post

On my profile page, my newest badge was shown: Cleanup. However, it linked to the wrong question; I actually earned it for rolling back the vandalism in this question. The link on the badge page ...
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Where did my custom avatar go?

I see my normal custom avatar up in the top bar and on my profile, but when I edit or answer a question, some horrid little blue square with white dots around the edges appears next to my attribution-...
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Six votes recommending deletion, but not deleted

This answer to Is there any word for “killing someone by conspiracy”? got into the Low Quality Review queue, where it got six “Recommend Deletion” votes (and no others) and the review is labeled as ...
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Why could a 2 reputation user complete a review exercise?

On the 9th of October 2016, I noticed that a user with only two reputation with practically no prior question/answer history had completed a review activity on review. I don't intend to accuse the ...
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Link style on the main site

Is this still active? According to that thread there are supposed to be fine dotted lines beneath links. I have no such lines. Sometimes I actually do miss the links in the color scheme. Links as ...
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Color Scheme on Meta

The second question should have a different color since I favorited 'tags'. While the RGB values I picked from the picture try to convince me of a difference between the background of the second ...
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Users' Lost Avatars

Is anything being done to address user's lost avatars? Avatars are a bit like signatures. I don't want a new pink avatar thanks very much; I want the original green one I had for my first two years on ...