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No one has hacked into your account. Or done anything else with your account. You've been using it for the past couple hours, and that's the only thing that's happened with it in several days.


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No, it's not a bug. Upon accessing the review queue, answers dating all the way back to a few years ago can be seen, as the reputation thresholds for Late Answers have been changed. Answers are now eligible to go into the queue if the person answering has any less than 50 reputation earned on the site rather than just 1 reputation. It may well have been is ...


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Downvoting answers costs reputation. Your reputation is refunded if the answer is deleted, but otherwise, downvoting answers costs 1 reputation and downvoting questions are free.


11

I have no idea why it's been pink... Looking at my original design mockup for the site back when it was gaming.se it wasn't pink. Anyway, I un-pinked it. The change will be in the next prod build.


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It might just be that the achievement was awarded correctly, it was the asker who did it wrong. The way this badge works is as follows. When I click on Share on this post, I get this URL: http://meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/q/7164/23 That's because I'm user 23. If you press it, you'll get: http://meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/q/7164/606 Whenever one of ...


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It's not a bug. You need to have 125 reputation to down-vote a question or answer. Also, down-voting an answer will take one reputation from the down-voter.


10

We did some testing and it appears that the issue was on comment limits. Election nominations only show up to 15 comments before expansion. However! There's no button to expand comments! Posting a new comment auto-expands which is why people could see things only when commenting. As a bandaid, we've increased the comment limit to 40 for now, but we're ...


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Chat reputation is an aggregate of all reputation across all sites on the Stackexchange Network. In addition to your 155 reputation at Arqade, you have 51 rep from two other SE sites.


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This issue is happening because you typed out "age of" and then clicked "age-of-empires-2" from the suggestion drop down that shows up. When you do that it adds "age-of-empires-2", but it doesn't remove the "age of" tags that you included. I'm assuming this is expected behaviour, since it lets you add multiple tags at once. In order to avoid this issue, ...


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I pushed a fix for this. I believe main site's change is already live. The meta will fix will live after the next prod build.


9

Using the information I could gather, I found the post in the first screenshot was this one, which is your own. You can cast close votes on your own posts starting at 250 reputation (and you can delete your own posts that meet certain criteria, which is why delete is visible too). Casting close votes on other questions requires 3,000 reputation.


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This is intended, the last sentence is meant to be explicit as to remove any confusion. We previously had issues with network users with association bonuses and 0 involvement with a site causing issues, so at least 1-2 upvotes on the site is the barrier we set on protected questions. This is the only place I can think of where we actually lock privileges ...


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I changed it to ticker and then back to regular feeds. It worked. I have no idea why.


8

There can be a bit of a delay sometimes before rep propagates across the system. For example, here on Meta, you still have 11 rep right now. Give it a few minutes.


8

"Total number of raised flags marked useful" is the hover text for the entire line, not the (51).


8

My fault. Isn't it always? We had a problem with badges failing to award last night, so I added some extra logging to capture more info when it stumbled. In the process I accidentally broke something such that it appeared to work, but really didn't actually do anything. Deploying the fix now. Sorry folks.


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Not all badges are awarded immediately. For some badges, there is a cron job that checks every so often to see if that badge should be awarded. The cron jobs for less common badges run less frequently. For more information see https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/112873/134175


7

Not all users get the link. Users with enough reputation (specifically the approve tag wiki edits privilege threshold) are assumed to be those who already know how to use the site...


7

As per this question on MSO, there seems to have been an issue with tags on suggested edits that briefly got pushed out today; the code is apparently already fixed so that it won't happen again.


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It's perfectly normal. The first result is the answer to the question, which is the second result. (See the "A:" and "Q:" prefixes.) If you only want to see one, not the other, use is:answer or is:question in the search.


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Excavator requires you edit someone else's post, not your own: Self-edits do not count for the Excavator or Archaeologist badges. It must be an edit on another owner's (or anonymous/deleted user's) content. We don't want to encourage self-bumping of content in an attempt to get votes by bumping it on the front page for the sake of doing so...it's meant to ...


7

Are you sure you've never seen that question before? If it wasn't you, who wrote this question? ;) In the following screenshot, the first link is the question you've "never seen before": It looks like you just forgot that you shared it. You can search a site for a part of a url with e.g. url:54525/145980


6

Yeah, the site metadata has to be updated manually, so it occasionally falls out of date. I'll send Nick some corrections to run when he has the time and then everything should be good.


6

We weren't correctly awarding the Perfect Topaz in some near-5-minute cases, due to a bug in the SQL query. It's fixed now.


6

Thank you! It is indeed a bug — it is fixed and the patch should be rolled out shortly. See also 404 after recommending deletion in "Low Quality Posts" queue.


6

It's fixed and will be out in the next build.


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I outlines why we don't support this in a blog post here: Stack Overflow: The road to SSL If we do end up going full SSL, the domains will move to *.meta.stackexchange.com, which we can secure easily as we add sites. We don't have definite plans on this yet. We will be working on it in 2014 as we investigate the best way to make our sites faster all ...


6

How about making it yellow instead? This stands out more in my opinion: This yellow (#FBE253) is already in the site palette, it's the colour used for the 10k flag queue count.


6

With Stack Exchange's move to a standardized site design, this issue has been solved (albeit inadvertently). The 'Ask Question' button has been moved: and the mothership now aligns properly: Don't mind the horrible cropping on my part - the button and mothership ARE actually aligned. :)


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This was in fact a regression. It will be fixed very soon. Details are here: Flag dialog tells me I've flagged a post I've never seen before


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