Please ‘never’ use 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚎𝚡𝚝 on ELU
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 ...
The workaround to your issue is to write a complete, stand-alone answer which does not start with "Dear Prof Smith" or something similar.
Your answer as it currently stands does that, with an introductory phrase explaining how to write a salutation.
The correct salutation would be
Dear Prof. Smith, Prof. Johnson, Prof. Lee, and Prof. Chun,
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 @ ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 (...
The system is interpreting <v> as an HTML tag, and therefore it's not shown. Not all HTML tags are supported, but e.g. <b>, to make things bold, works:
Notice that the tags seem to have gone here as well, but in this case they do have an effect. For a list of supported tags, see What HTML tags are allowed on ...
The rules are being changed; you're getting one Steward badge for every 1,000 reviews in a queue. See this comment by Stack Exchange staff member @animuson:
There's supposedly an announcement about review updates coming out today, if it hasn't been published somewhere yet. Seems the code is getting ahead of itself.
However, there seems to be a bug, so you ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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" ...
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 - ...
The user also has the Good Answer badge, but when you click through to it, it just says:
(post deleted or otherwise unavailable)
Apparently, this user posted one really good answer that caused him to earn all those badges, but it was later deleted (perhaps along with the question it was posted for). This caused him to lose all the rep gained from that ...
You probably down-voted answers right after you reached 50 points, or you got some of your posts down-voted. Once the system notifies you about a new privilege, there isn't any way to remove the notification if you lose reputation. Probably, they could add a delay on notifications for new privileges, but then there would be users complaining they aren't ...
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:
The Curious badge is awarded only when two separate criteria are both met:
Asking a question that is open, not deleted and positively scored on 5 separate days
Having a positive question record, which is defined as:
(total q's - negative q's - closed q's - deleted q's)/total q's >= 0.5
Note in particular that a question that has both a negative score ...