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Suspension from one chat has suspended me from this chat. How can that be?

First, I was suspended for a year from the X site. And I have appealed it. Then, (several days later) I was having a discussion with a moderator in the French chat, which I thought was in depth and ...
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More than three flags are unexpectedly required to delete spam

Our help page incorrectly states that it takes 6 spam / abuse flags to delete a post is a documentation report stating that the mention of six flags is wrong and it should be three. It appears that ...
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Just doubled up on gold Steward badges... badging bug?

I have, for some time now, had all 6 gold Steward badges for 1000 reviews of each type. These badges explicitly say they are awarded once per review type only. (And I haven't made 2000 reviews of ...
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Flag > Should be closed > Off-topic > Belongs on another SE site > Meta or ELL; but no other option

Why does form not offer "other" or sumsuch option when flagging a Question for a mod to move? So I choose "unclear what you are asking", if it's not obvious how a question about Latin inflection ...
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Can EL&U please get its logo banner centered (again)?

The logo banner for English Language & Usage used to be centered. It was designed to be centered, way back when these things were created. How can I tell? Because it exhibits bilateral symmetry in ...
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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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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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Why are all the questions about money?

At the moment, the top 10 questions on EL&U are almost all about money and its linguistics. Is there a problem with the prioritisation algorithm, is the tag is being purposefully advertised, or ...
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Bug in the late answer queue?

Why did this four year old answer appear in my late answer queue?
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Why can't I '@' people at the start of comments?

Often when I type @[person] at the start of a comment, the @[person] disappears without warning when the comment appears, and even when I try to click on the little white box above to auto-select, it ...
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Why can't I protect this question?

Is there an English equivalent to "Do not expose others' misdeeds"? was recently bumped, and as I would consider at least three of the eight answers to be subpar, I thought to protect it ...
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Add flag reason: should be closed and migrated to ELL

(Edit -- I just discovered that I posted a working draft by accident yesterday, so am doing a substantial re-write. At least half of my draft was missing from what got posted. Note, this was due to ...
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Auto-censorship in questions' titles?

Today, I saw this interesting question: How did "s***" and "the s***" come to mean opposite things? See how the title is automatically censured? But then, on Serverfault: It ...
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System is blocking acount deletion

I would like to delete my account permanently. It seems your system is deliberately making account deletion a difficult task (to say the least). I appreciate your prompt attention to deletion of my ...
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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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Help center links to a "closed as off topic" question

Hey, this is a nice site. I have a question to ask, but I want to make sure I do it right. Ahh, the Help Center. I hope it has some useful guidance for asking questions. "What topics can I ask about ...
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Close counter gone

The question How is "per se" used? had a close vote: "Other - asker does not know what per se means"; I added my vote to it. Asker changed the question, but the vote counter is gone. I ...
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Accept rates no longer being displayed

I notice that accept rates are no longer being displayed under the questioner's user name. Does anybody know why this has been done?
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Edits required to be six or more characters

I recently tried to correct an error in an answer but failed because I ran into the requirement that edits to posts must to be six or more characters. All I wanted to do was to add a missing ",". That ...
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Is the "protected" question tool overused?

For anyone not familar with a "protected" question, here's a pretty useful case for the tool… and a counter-example where it make, umm... less sense. A protected question prevents answers by ...
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Inconsistent reputation scores for an individual

The reputation scores for Lauren (as seen in part below) seem inconsistent. For example, "1 ANSWER" and "1 QUESTION" appear at left, but at right answers to at least four questions are denoted other ...
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I somehow lost about 200 reputation and it's not logged anywhere!

I remember yesterday my reputation on the main English.SE site was around 10,540, I'm definitely sure about it. Today my reputation is only 10,292. How could that have happened? It's not logged in ...
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Can this error in a vote-to-reopen screen be fixed?

When one votes to reopen a question one has already voted to reopen, the message "You have already (or previously) voted to reopen this question" appears: Note that "(or previously)" is unnecessarily ...
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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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Why is this question listed under the unanswered questions?

In Unanswered Questions there is an answered question. Why is it there? Can we get a fix, if this isn't intended?
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Should my name be appearing when I flag a question, and it is closed?

I flagged a question as being not a real question: But, at the question, my username does not appear; is this a bug, or do I not have enough rep?
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Internal hyperlink bug in FAQ

When clicking on What notation and symbols are commonly used here? in the right hand side navigation in the FAQ, I am led to https://english.stackexchange.com/faq#what-notation-and-symbols-are-...
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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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The strange bug: Sorry, this is a duplicate of

I have got a bug. I have used other web browsers - the same problem, so it seams that it's server side restriction. Please, could anybody help me. Any tricks or tips are welcome!
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What happened to the sidebar's chatroom link?

What happened to the "# People Chatting" box in the sidebar? Meta still has it: but it seems to have disappeared from the main site. Is this a temporary glitch? (I'm aware of the "chat" link in the ...
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Why does my drop-down menu differ from my profile?

In my drop-down menu, I got 212 as my reputation, but in my profile, it is recorded as 203. Is this a bug, or is this deliberate? What makes these reputation counts different?
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I can't change my profile on "meta.english.stackexchange.com"?

I just do not have any "edit" button neither option to change my "about me" from another stackExchange site. Is that bug or something like that?
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Formatting comments is such a hassle

In this question: Helper: loose vs. lose I added a comment with the following markup: clarification: by “should be pronounced *loss*” do you mean “should rhyme with *dose*” or “should rhyme with *...
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Why is this happening? Oops

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Sorry, we can't accept this question. From yesterday I am not able to ask some questions, Why is it happening?
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english.SE doesn't render correctly on iPod

I used my iPod to visit english.SE today and, differently from the usual, the site is not rendered correctly; the dominant color is gray, and the graphic elements are not present (e.g., the header ...
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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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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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Certain users don't show up in the Users tab

Playing around with the Data Explorer, I noticed two users with remarkably similar handles, Zhak Maarli and zhak maar li. Curious, I went to the Users tab, searched for "zhak", and... got zero results....
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Why are comment lists abridged in the middle?

In longish lists of comments the list gets abridged and a "more comments" link shows up at the end, kind of like an ellipsis. Normally, one would expect that such a list would be trimmed at the end, ...
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Strange behavior of Markdown with links in comments

I don't know if you're using a customized version of Markdown on this site, but it behaves really strangely in the comments. For example, here is the proper behaviour on questions and answers: ...
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Long user name clipping on question page

In this question, the long user name of the person asking the question is clipped by the box it is contained in (OS X Chrome and Safari). I assume that this is not intentional and that the name ...
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How can I delete a draft answer?

Occasionally, I start writing an answer to a question, get distracted, come back later to a "there are new answers" message, load the other answers, decide they're the same as (or better than) what I ...
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