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Many badges don't get awarded the very moment you meet their criteria. Instead, they get checked and awarded periodically by scripts that run every few minutes or hours (sometimes lots of hours), according to how server-intensive the badge is to check for, and how often people get it. You'll probably get the badge later today. If you don't get it for a ...


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You had an edit collision. As you said, someone else tagged the question immediately. That edit had probably already happened before you hit Save. (You just didn't find out about it until a few seconds later, because nothing is truly instant.) So when you did try to hit Save, the system saw your edit amounted to changing nothing — the tag was already ...


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According to this Meta.SE post you need 10k reputation to view frozen/deleted rooms. It looks like neither you, nor any of the other users that can't see this room have at least 10k reputation on any site so you wouldn't be able to see it.


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Yes, they're broken. They've been broken in this particular way for a couple of years now. There's no neat workaround. One spoiler paragraph sitting in lonely isolation is always fine, but combining them isn't so easy. What you did to break it (aka what to avoid) Your problem was that you wrote out two adjacent paragraphs: >! one paragraph >! ...


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It is the answer the OP considers the best, that helps them the most with their problem. That does not mean it is the objectively best one. Feel free and vote for the answer(s) you like. However, the accepted answer is at the OP’s sole discretion and it can’t be “appealed.” We get flags with people saying “they accepted answer X but I think it’s wrong!” ...


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I see your bug and raise you an order of magnitude.


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A suggestion to have the reputation portion of the test that puts a new post into the Late Answer queue raised from 10 rep to 50 has just been implemented. This dumped many old “new” late answers into the queue from users who have 11–50 reputation. This is network-wide — fellow mods from other sites started asking about their review queues spiking, and that ...


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You now have this badge -- the system awarded it a couple of hours after you made this post. Many badges don't arrive the instant you qualify. There are scripts that run throughout the day which check for people who should get a badge and award it to them. Badges not earned frequently are checked for fewer times per day, leading to potentially a few hours' ...


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Based on clicking on the number of names, I saw your current name and "Anonymous," likely from when you first signed up and hadn't input a name yet. Recent names is a new profile feature that allows you to see what aliases you've used in the past 90 days. For example, I used to go by my full name on Stack Exchange, but have since defaulted to using only my ...


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I pushed a fix for this. It will go live after our next production build.


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This seems to be a simple CSS bug / typo in the RPG.SE style sheet. Specifically, the style declaration for #system-message here on RPG.SE says: clear: none; when it should say (and on every other SE site I've checked, does say): clear: both; Given that there's no reason to actually specify clear: none here (it's the default value anyway), that every ...


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          Badges come as do     Enlightenment and patience:           On the wings of time


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That can happen when for whatever reason (usually a network hickup or something like that) we fail to load the dice user. In that case we just use the default system user for a while. Whether or not this happens to a particular user depends on whether or not they are hitting the particular web server where this happened (which is a 1 in 9 chance), that's why ...


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This is one of the loveliest bugs I've ever had the pleasure of reproducing. Go, little KRyan user banner! Go, be free! Wait, he came back! ... He's showing SevenSidedDie's user info the way out! Go, little ones! You can do it!


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Thank you, SE devs! With the redesign (and some prodding from KRyan) we finally have well-spaced headings and a distinctive H3 for the first time! (since beta) Whether or not it suits our individual tastes it's a huge improvement and makes using all three heading levels viable. I'm happy, and this is just personal but I think the Georgia font is more ...


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This problem has been reported on Meta.SE, and can be reproduced by generating a sufficiently large (~10) number of rep events over a time period of ~1 hour. The bug has not been fixed as of July 2017.


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You can edit deleted posts other than your self-deleted questions You can find this clarified in this general meta post: No one can edit a locked post. The author of a deleted post can edit it unless it is a self-deleted question or locked as noted in #1. Folks with full editing rights can edit any deleted post except those restricted by #1 or #2. ...


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Due to the new community ads requiring new dimensions, the Stack staff have deferred activating them, to give communities time to redesign and submit ads. They are tentatively scheduled to go live in mid-to-late February: I've been holding off on the official activation of the new threads since people haven't had much time to design new ads to accommodate ...


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This is a new bug, yes. It's been reported on MSE already, so we should go vote that up. This question is probably still helpful because it shows the extent of the problem among SEs.


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Argh. This issue popped on a few other sites as well but it's difficult to spot every instance. We're rolling out a fix to clean this up. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! ::high five::


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From Meta SE, reproduced, explained, and fixed here: User card senses danger when chasing tricky "edit tags", runs for dear life. Turns out it was a weird JavaScript/jQuery/CSS interaction bug.


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The reputation on Meta is only updated once an hour. See for example My “Meta” rep on Photo.SE differs from my main rep on MSE. The highest answer links to "What is Meta?" in the Help Center, which states (emphasis mine): Votes on meta do not affect your reputation; your meta reputation is the same as your reputation on Stack Overflow (synchronized ...


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Most likely this is caused by a scripting error on the page. The "add a comment" link is actually a link to the top of the page, with a script that says "don't do that, do this instead." The trouble is, if any scripting error occurs, IE will often stop all scripts from running. So if the script that updates the vote widget in real time fails (for example), ...


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It's a feature of the system. See this question on Meta.SO from 2011: How was this answer posted after this question was closed? In short: when a question gets closed, your client (as in: the browser, or the mobile app) will notice, tell you that you can't post an answer any longer, and the page will not cooperate in letting you do so. If your client doesn'...


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We recently converted some internal v1 API usage over to v2.0. Doing this conversion introduced a bug in the site stats. It's since been fixed and all should be back to normal.


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Alas, that was not intentional but rather an oversight on my part. Should be fixed now.


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The difference shows up when looking at the screenshots in the Skin does not handle read-only mode well bug report. Ilmari's screenshots suggest it's been getting darker since August. August: moon very visible, fortress tower quite visible. December: moon less visible, fortress tower nearly imperceptible. Now: on main site I can't see the moon through the ...


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Yeah, that was a bug. Fixed now, thanks! The details are in First Responder hat of the 2016 winter bash.


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Your hypothesis seems to be correct — duplicates are prevented in the Community Bulletin space, and the exact precedence is deliberate but not clearly explained. Probably, yes, it's just that being Hot overrides being Featured. I personally would do it the other way around, but maybe SE feels that Hotness is more significant than Featuredness. I do feel ...


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There is no mobile version of that page. There's a lot of site functionality that doesn't have mobile versions. This isn't the most commonly used page, so it's not really a big deal.


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