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How did a new user with 1 rep bypass "Protected"?
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Looks like we never enforced the protected question restrictions on submission – we just didn't show the answer editor for low-rep users on protected question. I guess that's usually enough, ...

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Embed youtube videos using the HTML5 player
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All Stack Exchange sites that have either YouTube or SoundCloud embedding enabled now use the respective IFRAME embeds. In light of recent flash-related happenings, we have also re-rendered all ...

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Have unique Gravatars shown with ME3 missions page
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I don't have really strong feelings about this, but I'm tending towards "no", for the following reasons: Staying with the "mission" metaphor, you still have completed mission 3, even if you also ...

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Lump of coal's hat description is incorrect
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The person responsible for this has been severely punished, and the false statements have been corrected. This is serious business.

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When does the New Years Eve hat award?
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The scheduler service wasn't restarted after the security update caused a reboot of the server, so no hats were awarded since then. I have restarted it (and also set it to always be started ...

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Hot brown on brown action in /review
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8 votes

February 18, hmm? I guess it took us 4.5 to 6 times 6 to 8 weeks to fix this.

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Post preview shows capital letters in tags, but actual post does not
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The tag sanitizer routine (which, among other things, includes lowercasing) wasn't run on over [tag:...] links in the preview. That's fixed in the next build.

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Is The Quick Draw the Slowest Hat in The West?
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None of the above. The bug was somewhere else, but one of its consequences was the Quick Draw hat hat not being awarded. This is fixed now; everyone has their hats. Except you. Because your point 4 ...

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How do chat flags and suspensions work?
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Who is doing the reviewing of the flags Users with > 10k reputation. see here how many people does it take At least 6 (or a moderator). see here how are suspensions meted out I have no idea ...

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Mass Effect Missions counters bugged
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This should be resolved now. Our handling of API results was way too sensitive to certain effects caused by our public API not supporting cursoring (yes, we're using the public API wherever we can). ...

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Sidebar modules duplicated
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If you can reproduce this issue in Notepad of all things, that means serious business. Fixed with extreme prejudice. Just a duplicate value in the site's ad settings, btw.

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Search box has white font color, using IE8
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The search box didn't have a fallback background color for browsers that don't support RGBA (i.e. semi-transparent) colors; IE8 is the last such browser that we still support. This is fixed in the ...

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"Move to meta" Off-Topic Close reason, ship should be grey?
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It should indeed. The image file path is the correct one, but that file contains the colored version. It will be replaced by the correct one in the next build.

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Edits from deleted users don't display normally
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3 votes

This is fixed in the next build of the site. See When the last editor is deleted, the gravatar of a previous editor is shown instead on Meta Stack Overflow.

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Do you have to start from scratch for tag-specific hats?
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The past is forgotten The future is close. Your old posts are rotten Forget about those! Answers, you've loads, Go posting much more! With just a few votes, You'll see hats galore.

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Bug on new profile pages, 'type' is null or not an object in IE8
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Always nice when a bug report already contains the solution. Thanks a lot! Fixed in the next build.

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Publicity banner is SO BROKEN: hitbox is HUGE and it is invincible to damage!
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In the next build this box will have a max-width. It still looks wrong (the position isn't correct etc.), but at least the "close" link isn't riding away towards the sunset. Making it appear ...

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Unable to create new tag wiki
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2 votes

The fix for this is being deployed right now. See this post on Meta Stack Overflow.

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HatDash is Non-Fantastical
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2 votes

UN-ACC-EPT-AB-LE. Thus fixed.

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Misaligned "edit tags" link on questions
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2 votes

Yeah, that didn't look quite right. Fixed now, thanks!

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Did Santa skip me?
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As you noticed in the meantime, this coincides with the issue at When does the New Years Eve hat award?. You weren't too late – it's only important that you posted on December 25, not when it ...

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Are the flag and close popups out of place?
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While this was caused by the hat change, it was really a bug in the standard "center this on the screen" code that only handled trivial situations – and the hats created a non-trivial one. Fixed ...

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Active tab not highlighting
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Fixed in the next build. We were using the non-standard background-position-y CSS property, which unfortunately isn't supported by Firefox and Opera .

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