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Please ‘never’ use 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚎𝚡𝚝 on ELU tl;dr Please don’t use ˋbackticksˋ at all: use italics instead. Please don’t use preformatted indented blocks except for tables. Nonetheless, you were right about one aspect of the trouble: the color. Thank you for pointing that out. While you have indeed identified a genuine problem, I am afraid ...


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This is by design: already means "in this round of voting" and previously means "in some prior round of voting". For example, say that some innocent user posts a single-word-request, with lots of context and well-formulated and everything, and an outsider with mod powers comes along and knee-jerk closes it. You read the question, scratch your head at the ...


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You can't use @ at the start of a comment when you are addressing the post owner and there is no ambiguity about who the comment might be addressed to. The post owner gets notified of all comments regardless of who they are actually addressed to, so when a comment is actually addressed to them and there is no-one else it could be addressed to, the @ ...


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Because it was a review of a suggested edit on their own post, something the post's owner has a binding vote on.


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There is no automatic rep loss when you reach a certain rep. There is no rep loss when you get flags declined. You did receive 2 downvotes today (23/1/18) as seen on your reputation history. Perhaps that's what you're referring to. Downvotes, if there are many on a post, is usually a sign that there is something odd about the post - and in this case, it's ...


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For the sake of your sanity, I can confirm that you really did use the Unclear what you’re asking close-vote reason. You should be able to see your own close-vote history via this personal link, but that doesn’t include the type of close-vote. That, though, I can see, and your memory is fine. :) What happens is that when there are different kinds of close ...


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This is the correct behavior. If you're under 3k rep, you can bring posts to the community's attention (it appears for 10k users and mods), but you have not yet been vested with the authority to vote to close questions. There's a reason for this—the closing process has to be understood to be a process that is entrusted to experienced site users, so until ...


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Your image's address is https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/08e5993e7842278d5a35f526c6a285e2?s=32&d=identicon&r=PG, so your image was uploaded via Gravatar. The problem is not new; it started months ago (6 to be exact) and has gradually been affecting more and more users. Gravatar is having issues, so everyone with an image through them should switch (...


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To clarify @Rebecca's post: Reputation on the main site has been recalculated for all users. Most users will not be affected by this. The users who are affected by this are those who have had posts deleted (sometimes because they answered questions which were subsequently deleted)—this includes you. Deletion normally did not remove reputation since it was ...


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Based on my quick survey of a handful of sites, it seems that SO, SF, and SU (the original trilogy of sites) have the same layout, with the "ask" button on the far right. The others that I've looked at: ELU, Cooking, UX, WebApps, Unix, stats, Writers (beta), Linguistics, and Android, all put the Ask button right near the menu items, while Gaming, Sci-Fi, and ...


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According to Shog9, "last seen" is only updated every 15 minutes and thus is not as accurate as other timestamps (e.g. post and comment timestamps): The "last seen" date is only updated every n minutes, where n was 15 the last time I bothered to check. So when this time is recorded, it won't be updated again for at least another 15 minutes, no matter ...


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This is a file path issue that's happening unintentionally while we prepare new theming assets. It'll be taken care of first thing tomorrow.


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I've looked at your recently deleted posts and there's very few that were deleted as spam or abusive - in general, you average about 1-2 per day from what I can tell, which isn't a lot, and far fewer than other sites on the network get. After thinking it over a bit and talking with people about it... based on the recommendations here and those I got from ...


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See Jeff's tweet: Dear Next Person Who Opens a Pluralization 'Bug', I will personally come to your house and bludgeon you to death with a giant S Also, this: "viewed 1 times"


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English Language Learners is still a proposal on Area 51, but it is currently in the Commitment phase. This means that you can support it, and when it opens into private beta you'll be one of the first to be able to participate.


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No, if you hit the downvote from a positive vote (+1), it does not return to the previous state (0), but the answer loses a vote (-1). If you want to cancel your vote, click on the same arrow you used in the first place. I think this is not a bug, but something the users should know.


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It's not a bug; this is by design. Beta sites aren't presented as targets, which puts both Writers and ELL out of the frame, at the moment. The alternative is to flag the question. But actually, the majority of the questions that are flagged for migration to ELL or Writers are simply bad questions, and the SE mantra is not to migrate what's not good. Well,...


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This issue has been corrected. Sorry for inconvenience.


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Yes, for consistency, these numbers should also use thousands separators. As the main SE language is English, even for sites about other languages such Russian, then a comma should be used as the separator. Other parts also use thousands separators, like stats, so tags should do so too. Here's some stats from Russian Language Stack Exchange:


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Answers by users with reputation of less than 50 rep go through the late answers queue if the question is 30+ days old. The late answers queue was only implemented in 2012, and initially the rep limit was much lower (10 rep, I believe). In this case, the user got five upvotes, pushing his reputation to 51, above the threshold. He was above 10 rep when the ...


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An MSE question from 20 August identified this as a problem with Gravatar. It's not a Stack Exchange problem: their provider is experiencing difficulties. There is nothing stopping you generating your own Gravatar-like image — or even something completely different like mine — and uploading it as a custom avatar. That avoids Gravatar and their ...


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It's because it had a net positive score at the time that six recommends were racked up. There's a notice on it. Eventually if the user doesn't return pretty soon and fix it up, it will probably be deleted, either by three 20k users once it's negative, or by a moderator.


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The “oddness” which the OP speaks of is network-wide On Workplace.SE someone asked: Have lots of Users been Removed recently? dated May 19 2019 In the past few days, I've seen a few notifications that "User was removed" in my Achievements list. Some removed points, some added points. I assume I would see only a single "User was removed" message ...


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You may have also posted some other poor questions (downvoted, deleted) leading to not having a positive question record. The formula for one's question record is given in this quote from Meta: A positive question record means you don't have too many Closed, Negative, or Deleted questions overall. The formula is (TotalQuestions - Negative - Closed - ...


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This is fixed in the next build. For the curious: The preview's behavior was the correct one, since this: 1. abc <!-- comment --> 2. def is equivalent to this: 1. abc <!-- comment --> 2. def (to be considered a "block level HTML comment", the comment must be preceded by a blank line). The preview did this correctly; the server-side version ...


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I'm not sure when this feature was implemented, but there is a discard option that appears next to the Post Your Answer button after 45 seconds.


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The cases of +2 reputation come from getting suggested edits to posts approved. These answers are not actually Lauren's, merely ones she edited.


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