It seems the consensus is to change the wording to be geared towards editing the current question, rather than asking another. I propose the quote should be:
This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, or if your question is actually different than the duplicate, [please edit your ...
When searching, add the term is:question or is:answer (or the shorthand is:q or is:a) to search only for one of the other.
You can read about other useful search operators on the appropriate Help page.
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:
That's because I'm user 23. If you press it, you'll get:
Whenever one of ...
What you've described is how it works already.
When the asker doesn't manually award the bounty, it goes to the highest up-voted answer posted since the start of the bounty. If no new answers have been posted (or none have received upvotes), the bounty fades away into the ether.
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, ...
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.
This feature likely doesn't exist because it would be a lot of work for the dev team for absolutely no gain. Creating a new tag takes a matter of seconds, and handling the occasional tag creation request from new users doesn't take much longer.
As a workaround, you can use Steam's OpenID by clicking "Show more login options" and entering http://steamcommunity.com/openid in the box provided.
But it could definitely be added on the list as Steam is huge among gamers. Maybe to the smaller buttons, which are shown when you click for more login options.
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.
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 ...
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
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 ...
This is not a bug. Retrosaur normally has tens of thousands of reputation points and earned those badges through normal use of the site. Right now this user is on a temporary suspension, so the rep was temporarily set to 1 by the system. You can see the suspension info by clicking on the user's profile page.
This account is temporarily suspended to cool ...
So... who exactly do you think sees flags other than moderators?
While it's true that ordinary users can review Very Low Quality and Not-An-Answer flags, for the most part, (including those), they go straight to moderators. That's the whole point. There's already an 'other' option - it merely specifies that it's for 'Moderator Attention' because, y'know, ...
This is something that more or less already exists in another form; it is what downvotes are for. As users cast their votes, answers are sorted according to score. The best answers rise to the top, while poor answers fall to the bottom. Answers with the same scores are ordered randomly every time the page is loaded.
Answers that are significantly down voted ...
You can't know! If you do manage to work it out though, there could be more secret hats in it for you...
All secret hat secrets will become unsecret after winterbash.
Some secret hats have been desecreted here too.
Looking around, this Meta Stack Exchange answer indicates that this can happen when the review loads, and then the post is deleted. The review UI doesn't know about the deletion, so it doesn't tell you about it, but when you load the Flag Dialog, it contacts the server, which already knows that only the Other option is valid now.
Yeah it seems that support questions are excluded from 'Hot Meta Posts'. I would assume this is the case for bug and feature-request too.
Both badp and Invader Skoodge's posts used support, while Ash's used discussion. Editing Invader Skoodge's announcement to use discussion resulted in the question appearing under Hot Meta Posts after about an hour or so (...
I'm looking for new 'hot' Minecraft questions on the main page
Have you considered creating a filter?
To address your actual question though:
Coming from other sites, like Reddit or forums, there's a certain mindset that old posts and discussions should be left alone. And that makes sense on those sites, as they are sites that facilitate discussion - the ...
Accessing SE sites via SSL is not supported so far, this is one of the reasons why. The structure of the meta and chat domains doesn't fit to the way certificates are handed out, SE is planning to roll out SSL to all sites at some point, though I'm not exactly sure how they want to solve this specific problem.
See also this blog post from Nick Craver with ...
While I wanted to ask this question on meta I found this question.
It's asking, 'Why is my total reputation less than my monthly reputation?'
The answer is likely the same as for my question.
The discrepancy is by design:
Total reputation is your current reputation on the site (accurate to within 24 hours).
Month reputation is the amount by which your ...