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Only one Hot Meta Post is showing

Arqade Meta has recently had three different posts that have attracted quite a bit of attention, announcing three beloved Arqade mods giving up their diamonds: The time has come, the Walrus said, to ...
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Why aren't tags for released video games auto-generated?

Recently I asked a question about Far Cry: New Dawn and the tag didn't exist. This is a major AAA game release by Ubisoft... shouldn't at least all AAA games get tags auto-generated to prevent the ...
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Creating tags for new games [duplicate]

Creating a tag requires a minimum of 300 reputation, which not everyne can achieve. New games are not always noticed by people and tags may not be created for them. For example I am trying to create a ...
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I just received an Announcer badge for a question I have no recollection of ever seeing before

I just received an Announcer badge for this question. As far as I can remember, I've never seen this question before. I certainly haven't shared it (I know nothing about this game, and it looks okay ...
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Is there an issue with the required rep to vote to close a post?

I was looking around Game Development the other day and I seen this: It is obvious that I have the privilege to vote to close post there. But when I looked at a post on Arqade: it is obvious that I ...
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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

When we close a question as a duplicate of another, the following is displayed on the question: I thought that the normal protocol was to have the original author edit the existing the question that ...
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Why is this image here?

I came across this edit page and it looks to me like there is an image in it that should not be there. I think this might be a bug because in this window we should see the raw text of the image aka ...
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Excavator Medal not awarded

I'm a completionist (sorry) and I did something that I think, by definition, should have awarded me the Excavator badge (Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months) here. Do abandoned buildings ...
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Why can I not down-vote?

When I up-vote it goes well it even records itself in my profile. Though when I try to dow-nvote it says I need 125 reputation to vote. Why is that? Is that a bug?
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Username with superscript letter

This user has a very strange nickname and I wonder how those characters can be allowed: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/users/161328/redarrowfx-%e1%b4%b9%e1%b5%92%e1%b5%97%e1%b6%a4%e1%b5%92%e1%b6%b0-%...
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Peoples reputation vanishing

So this one person has a ton of badges but one reputation! I don't think this is possible unless there's A. A bug B.(unlikely) his questions got flagged as SPAM. I've seen this happen to a lot of ...
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Do we really have 1.7k late answers to review?

Just seen this on the Arqade Review page: Do we really have 1.7k late answers to review? I skipped through a couple and the answers do seem to be queued. Is that a bug? Or what is it?
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Adding any of “age of empires” tags to favorites, adds extra tags

When i edit my "Favorite Tags" and add age-of-empires-2, it gets normally added but in addition to the tag i added, i get 2 extra tags: of and age. Same problem seems to occur with other age of ...
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Flags in different chatrooms

I recently noticed that I get notifications about flags from chatrooms where I'm not a room owner. Now I'm not sure about whether this is intended or not but I feel like it doesn't really make any ...
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Reputation point in chat room different than actual reputation on Arqade

So, when I speak in a chat room, or look at my profile through a chat room, I see that I have more reputation points than I actually own on Arqade. How is it possible? Are the reputation points in ...
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How did I get a secret hat?

I got a secret hat. How can I know how did I get it? If I go into the hat selection screen, it just says "this is a secret hat", which doesn't make much sense. Usually secret achievements and such ...
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Only able to use flag “Other”

I just tried to flag a post, and the only option I had was "Other". I can see the full set of options when flagging other posts (and I refreshed the page to check it hadn't loaded incorrectly), so ...
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Garry's Mod Question shows up twice in question list

I do not know if this is a bug but Garry's Mod Question shows up twice in question list. Here is a screen cap. Umm is this normal? If so then please just ask me to go away. :-)
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I get notified of my own Suggested Edits for review

I believe the functionality behind the review notification doesn't check the Suggested Edit's User Id against the logged in User's Id to determine whether you should be reviewing your own edit. The ...
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SSL error on meta

I'm guessing *.stackexchange.com doesn't cover meta.*.stackexchange.com.
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Is the “edit tags” element supposed be hidden?

I can't reproduce this on other network sites, but it could be reputation related. Normally "Edit Tags" doesn't appear, but when you hover your cursor next to the tags, it appears. Shouldn't this ...
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Grace Note wasn't awarded the Constable badge

The SE team quietly introduced the Constable badge reserved for pro-tem modraters. On this site, that means Oak, Juan and Grace. Flashback! I am pleased to announce that these members have stepped ...
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There's no [about] link at the top

The site exists at https://gaming.stackexchange.com/about, but there's no link to it.
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Did something change in the calculation of Helpful Flags?

The count of Helpful Flags on my profile has jumped up by several dozen since this morning, but I haven't flagged anything in the interim. Did something change in how this is calculated? Is something ...
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Got an achievement that was meant for another user

I think there's a bug in the StackExchange achievement system. I received an announcer badge for a question that I've never seen before. What makes it even more look like a bug is the fact that my ...
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mobile access layout request

The site doesn’t show some menus, like the "review" and "meta". So to use it I typed in the url. Also the suggested questions that appear when you are creating a question didn't show either. And ...
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Missing achievement in AnswerSwarm

I had a bounty on this question: What are the new units in Heart of the Swarm? which was awarded during the AnswerSwarm period. Doesn't look like I have the 'My Precioussss' achievement. Any admins ...
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Tab buttons don't fade since rebranding

It has been brought to my attention that the buttons to change tabs no longer fade. Currently, if you hover over something like Tags or Users, it blinks to the right color, but if you check the web ...
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Date display bug

I found a bug, viewing my questions sorted by views. Can you see it? If you're having trouble, I'll highlight it for you: May 26th of what year??? This is important!
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Question sorting is kind of weird

On main pages of sites, aren't posts supposed to appear with the most recently edited one at the top, and then go in order from most to least recently edited? Decidedly unlike this picture. I've seen ...
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What timezone is Stack Exchange in?

I just got a hat for posting on Christmas and it is still 1 PM on Dec 24th here in Connecticut. What time zone is Stack Exchange Servers in? So it is not UTC, and by logic if the server times are ...
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Some answers aren't accepted because the askers are long gone

I notice that some questions have lots of good answers, but there is no accepted one because some people come to StackExchange expecting answers right away, but leave after they see that nobody is ...
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How can I delete my own comments from mobile phone

I did search for this but could not find any answers on Arqade Meta. Did not search MSO. But is it possible to be able to delete my own comments from mobile browser? In mobile version of Arqade, I ...
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101 rep but can't post answer

I have the automatic 101 rep coming from StackOverflow but I can't post an answer to How do you breed an Opal Dragon in Dragonvale? as it's protected. The text I see is this: I am logged in and I ...
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Reputation loss for downvoting an answer

I learned recently that downvoting no longer costs reputation. But I found this in my reputation count today after voting on this answer: -1 23:02 downvoted Where can I find more Eridium? So ...
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No reputation loss for downvoting a question

If I remember how SE works then downvoting costs you a small amount of reputation. I recently downvoted this question on arqade, but my reputation hasn't dropped. Is it because the question was ...
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Where is my Enlightened badge?

On this question someone recently gave me an up vote (yay!) which puts me currently at 10 upvotes. This awarded me the "Nice answer" badge. Nice Answer: Answer score of 10 or more. This badge can ...
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VTC on a question that was reopened

I just discovered that How do monster level and act number affect crowd control reduction? is a duplicate of How is CC reduced in higher difficulties? This dup was earlier closed as a duplicate of a ...
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Suggested Edits reveal spoilers

I was going through suggested edits, and received an unwanted dose of spoil: Perhaps the text in the spoiler block that has been changed could be made the same colour as its background (red/green) so ...
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Is my reputation stuck?

E.g. 6 minutes ago, I received another upvote from this answer, however my rating is still that of several hours ago. I already noticed this problem a couple of hours ago, but I hoped it would just go ...
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How was this person able to comment?

Okay, so I'm filing this under a bug report because I don't see how this person should have been able to comment. The user Claudio (who is unregistered, and currently has 1 reputation) left a comment ...
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I just got Mortarboard … on Meta?

Yo. Obviously Meta still has rep, it's just hidden. I'd call this a bug though since I was notified of it and it shows up in my activity and so on, which is not exactly hidden.
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'Vox Populi' badges being awarded mistakenly

This issue is a big one on SO meta right now: Vox Populi, Civic Duty, and Electorate badges being awarded en masse I wasn't sure if posting here was a duplicate, but it should be noted that this is ...
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Why does editing a question or an answer resurrect it?

I can understand why if an owner of a question updates it, it should give the question more attention, and if a question has no answer and someone edits it making it more clear, it would make sense to ...
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What happened to Flag Weight?

Up to a couple of days ago, I could go into my account and see me flag weight, but now it just seems to show how many helpful flags I've raised. It seems the badges related, Deputy and Marshal, have ...
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Search auto-converts words to tags - but I didn't want to search for the tag!

This is probably more unique to Gaming than SE at large. I was trying to search for questions about mods in swtor. Not mods, but mods, the actual items that you can slot into your equipment. So, ...
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Why can't I award a bounty immediately?

So, I have the ability to award a bounty because I wish to award a particular answer. So, I do that on the question. This implies I have already "lost" my reputation I decided that one of the ...
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Is there a way to send private message on gaming?

I feel like an idiot, but I don't see any way to send a private message to someone, is this not allowed or am I a blind old man? I want to prompt someone to accept my answer since they said it fixed ...
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Where's my Populist badge?

On the question Is Skyrim Kid Friendly?, someone recently earned this badge: Populist: Answer outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x. This badge can be awarded ...
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Spoilers cannot be made visible on iPad

I like to browse this site with my iPad and I noticed that there's no way to make spoilers visible. On your normal browser, the spoilers become visible on mouse-over, but such a thing doesn't really ...