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50 question per month limit?

Shog9's answer to the SE meta question 50 question per month limit? appears to confirm that there is such a limit, but this ELU user appears to have asked more than 50 questions in the past week. Did ...
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Closed question still allows answers to be added

This question was closed at 1:29. Yet, at 2:10 a new answer was posted. See the timeline. How is that even possible?
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Color of certain elements in Main site doesn't match up with the rest of the page

It is obvious that the grey of the blocks and the grey in the horizontal rule don't match up with the rest of the page. Adding a small amount of the color from the background to it could greatly ...
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Can't search for a question about “that” and “which”

I knew this question was there: When is it appropriate to use ‘that’ as opposed to ‘which’?, but I tried searching for it and couldn't find it. Many usage questions concern function words in English, ...
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Election candidate statistics overlap candidate's user card, plus sprite CSS problem

There is a display problem on the current election page. Information overlaps the "user card" and hurts legibility. Compare (bad):           To better from the current ...
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“Possible duplicate” message is difficult to notice

Update 2011-04-27: Jin removed the quotation image altogether here When a question is closed as a duplicate, the duplicate question is selected (by the users who vote to close) and then attached ...
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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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Side bar formatting problem on the elections page

I've noticed a side bar formatting problem on elections page. The fancy border doesn't stretch with the content ...
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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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Wrong emblem appearing in chat

When I appear in chat, my icon is currently showing as a pink diagram, instead of my normal green. Can this be rectified as as soon as possible, please. Does anyone know why this is happening? Here's ...
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Couldn't select proper close-question reason

Ref: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/155366/words-and-reading-level#155382 I put close... not on topic... belongs on other site. The only "other site" listed was meta.english. I would ...
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Meta badge : informed

My badge progress section tells me that my next badge will be "informed" on the meta site. As I know there aren't any tour pages on meta sites. Am I misinformed about this? (There is a little pun ...
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New Design: Can we increase the contrast between certain items?

I've noticed that some of the elements in the new design don't contrast enough from their surroundings. Example: - Hyperlinks are dark red, so dark that I have difficulty distinguishing them from ...
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A question voted to be off-topic and better suited to writers.SE has not been migrated

When should one use a section sign (the link is only for 10k users) has been voted as off-topic and better suited to writers.SE by 5 users, but the question was simply closed. https://english....
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I incorrectly upvoted a post but now cannot reverse it. How can I?

I upvoted a post that, after some time and investigation, happened to be incorrect and misleading. Cf. my question "If prepend is not part of English, why ther's no postpend, subpend? and who ...
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Can we fix this grammatical error once and for all?

Its ironic how a site as big and English-focused as this can still let this pass like its nothing. However trivial it may be, it should be fixed.
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After 2 un-up-votes, rep shows +5 too high in one place (originally ->(Notification of privileges to up vote and flag, but reputation too low!))

Updated Bug/Question: See these two images: e.se/rep...-> and view of 'accounts' on my profile page -- @ meta.e.se only --: --> Edit:I guess I better add this image too, so you guys aren't ...
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All mods are equal, but some mods are more equal than others

/about: Dear Jin, this is funny and all, but... but... BUT! (Opera, Chrome, Firefox; Vista.)
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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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Background of long OP username looks ugly in comments

I just noticed something funny in the comments to this question: See the messy "scratches" on each end of the OP's username? I'm pretty sure they're not supposed to be there. The reason this ...
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Design bug when editing an old revision

Example: Reproduced in Chrome 8, Opera 11, and IE8. This is how it appears in Safari 5.0.5 on Mac OS X 10.6. Edit: Bug is still present. Chrome 14 on Windows 7 looks just like above.
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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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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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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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“Editing help” page formatting appears broken

The formatting of the editing help page, linked from the sidebar when typing or editing a question or answer, appears quite broken: Notice how the background horizontal lines are in inappropriate ...
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Review page instructions overflow their box

I just took a look at https://english.stackexchange.com/review, and there's an oops:
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The FAQ link on main no longer fits in Chrome [closed]

Starting today, this is what I see: This only happens in Chrome (22.0.1229.79 m) and only on the main site. Meta looks fine. Other SE sites look fine. Not reproducible in Opera, FF, IE, or Safari....
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Tweet button from the same question always gives distinct link

I pressed “share link to this question on Twitter" button in "Origin of the meaning of joe" (below FB button) from the same browser and session receiving 4 posts with different links: http://t.co/...
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Unreadable styling for highlighted tags on meta

When highlighted because the mouse moves over them, the “status-bydesign” tag and some others turn into a weird and unreadable combination of colours: black text on maroon background. Here's an ...
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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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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 ...
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Cannot close, suggesting a better site? Only meta available [duplicate]

I clicked Close here. I wanted to suggest English Language Learners as a better site for the question. I picked Off Topic because This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network. ...
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Captcha page description box bug; border broken

The /captcha page's Are you human box's right border is acting funky: That weird line after Human is supposed to be the right border with the Fleur-de-lis. I get the issue in the three main browsers;...
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Number of pending edits unreadable [closed]

Observe: Firefox 3.6.13 under Ubuntu Lucid, if that matters.
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The “a new answer was posted” quick refresh won't update the answer counter properly

So you make a question and leave the page open. Then a grey box appears saying "a new answer was posted - click here to refresh". So you click it. The answer appears alright, but the answer counter ...
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Bug in rep recalc?

My rep tally for Saturday shows: 2 53907 (10) 2 53907 (10) 2 53958 (10) 2 53958 (10) 2 53958 (10) 2 53958 (10) 2 53958 (10) 2 53958 (10) 2 9537 (10) 2 ...
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Tweet button from the same answer always gives distinct link

The same issue, described in Tweet button from the same question always gives distinct link only when posting from answer (instead of question) Checked on my answer to question "What is a term ...
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Please remove the giant quotation mark from the CSS for blockquotes

The blockquote HTML tag is often used for things that are not literally quotations—for example, in duplicate question notices—so the giant quotation mark is quite often incorrect or misleading. Since ...