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My question was posted twice

Active question: Who is the youngest Starfleet Admiral? Unintended duplicate post, now deleted: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/q/243734/12857 I typed out my question and clicked the button to post it....
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SFF chatroom not showing user location when profile get shared due to font colour

I just changed my name on the site and shared it on The Quill and Tankard, but my location was not visible due to the font colour: But it's still there and visible if I select that area I did ...
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Can't merge tag A into tag B when a synonym from B to A is pending

The tag bobafett was recently created, and while I typically abhor character tags, it passes our general criteria for existence. However, all of our other character tags and property name tags ...
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Why is my inbox answer count wrong?

The picture should be self explanatory:
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Title for updated favorited question unreadable

On the Favorites tab of the User Profile screen, the title of an updated question becomes unreadable as it blends in with the background. Once clicked through, the Title and background colors change ...
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What's wrong with the fonts

In this and many, many more posts (I'm not sure, if this is SF&F specific or SE-wide?): Google Chrome 42.0.2311.152 m.
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Same color text/background still ocassionally on Meta

I've seen a few examples of things where there is white text on white backgrounds on Meta, and just thought I'd show a few screenshots. Under a user page, the Favorites tab. Any newly-favorited (...
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Ignored tag still shows up in HNQ?

I recently added harry-potter and fantastic-beasts to my ignored tags. I haven't seen the movie yet and I don't want to get any spoilers from question titles. While the questions successfully ...
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The “less info” pane on user profiles in Meta is unreadable

At the top of user profiles on Meta, there’s a “less info” button: *CLICK!* The labels next to the items are unreadable, the colour is almost the same as the white background. By comparison,...
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Why is my bold text not quite bold in Chrome, OSX?

Mac OSX, 10.7.4. Running Chrome. As you can see, my bold text is... not very bold. There is a little difference though. Happens to me in SciFi.SE only. SO is fine. I tested with Safari, and it ...
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Bug: editing my bio pulls up some old version

When I try to edit my bio for the site, SE pulls an older version of it. My bio starts with "Currently building iDoRecall" but when I edit, I get an older version starting with "As a full-stack ...
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Close vote reasons on Meta are too low-contrast

Here’s a screenshot of close vote panels on both the Meta and Main sites: The subtitle is an unnecessarily light grey, and hard to read against the white. I’d suggest changing it to the same dark ...
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'Deleted By' missing in mobile site

The screenshot below is from within Safari on iOS 6.1.3. The "Deleted by" text is missing from the post. The post is shaded differently, but it is not immediately obvious (to me, at least) that it is ...
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Spoiler-Box styling inconsistency of links

Compare: Correct styling in quote boxes Text Link Text Broken styling in spoiler boxes When displayed the link styling appears not to use the site-specific theme. In Opera 12, hovering over the ...
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Similar Questions Glitch

I was in the process of asking a question on the main Sci-Fi stack when the Similar Questions section started glitching out, rendering it an almost illegible mess. Can you please fix this?
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Top bar keeps displaying my total rep gain for the day

Whenever I open a tab and leave it unattended, if my rep changes due to an upvote, the top bar now shows my entire rep gain for the day instead of just the normal rep change (e.g. +290 instead of +10) ...
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Can't close question as dupe. Just get error message

In what looks like another example of the same bug (Why can't I close this question as a dupe?) I don't seem to be able to close this question as a duplicate. Young adult novel involving Time-...
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Can't post images?

Whenever I try to add an image to a question on Google Chrome, this happens. I can't access the button to actually post the question. I have to switch to Firefox to add images. Is there anyway I ...
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Unusual character placement on answer screens

For the past few days I've noticed that characters (especially names and badges) are unusually placed. They seem to be either squashed up against other words, sometimes overlapping and something being ...
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How did this question get an answer after it was closed?

According to the timeline, the question Why haven't the Sith tried to harvest midichlorian? was closed as a duplicate at 19:51 UTC. It then received an answer at 20:00 UTC. Questions aren't ...
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Mobile site layout broken with posts containing videos

When checking pages on a mobile with embedded videos, the text seems to overflow the box. There is also no horizontal scrollbar, thereby making reading the answer impossible (without switching to ...
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Having trouble writing comments today

Hey I noticed this morning every time I click on the "Add comment" text my browser pops back up to the top of the question rather than opening up a comment text box. Is there something wrong with my ...
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Inbox shows more answers than were posted

In my inbox, it says there are 2 answers to this question, but when I go to the question, there's only one answer: I'd guess this is a quirk of the 5 minute grace period, where instead of a user ...
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Paging through unanswered questions removes the unanswered filter

If you use the "unanswered" menu item, you get a page of the first top 20 or so unaswered questions, ordered by votes. But if you try to advance through the list using the page navigation buttons, ...
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Are the Winter Bash hats drawing data from last year?

A little while back, the Winter Bash icon appeared on the top bar, along with the notifications: "You earned Glasses With A Number On Top on Science Fiction & Fantasy!" However, the description ...
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Incorrect text colouring on earned bounties in the Reputation tab

Looking at my Reputation tab for yesterday when I earned a bounty and the text of it is green, same as normal positive reputation events, and it has the blue bounty background. I believe it should ...
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Why can't I close this question as a dupe?

This question Short story about alien military telepathy? is a dupe of this question... Which 70s/80s story/book has horses as protagonists? but when I try to close it as a dupe (with my gold-tag ...
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Menu and site icons are different for SciFi StackExchange

I believe it's not how it should be. Am I wrong?
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Related Question Display Error - Is it me, or the style sheet?

In the "Related" bar, the scores have backgrounds - green to indicate there's a accepted answer, grey if it's not. The main questions list is the same way, just blank if unanswered instead of colored, ...
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Why does chat only show up on the sidebar in meta, but not on the main site?

I don't see the XXXXX People Chatting Mos Eisley Agent of Nothing on the main site, yet it shows up on meta. Why is this? EDIT: I see it sometimes. Other times... it's gone.
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Overlapping text on user drop-down

I've noticed that the "recent badges" can run out of the user drop-down. This may be an IE8 issue.
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Edit page's tip windows bug

There's a bug when editing a post where the "How to Edit" and "How to Format" windows get mixed in with the map links at the bottom of the page. I'm using Chrome V58.0.3029.110.
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"Looks OK" or "Looks Good"?

I was recently looking at my network-wide activity history and noticed the following anomaly: When reviewing an item on the Low Quality Posts review queue, the options are "Delete" / "Recommend ...
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The CSS on the reason for edit field is broken when reviewing edits

I saw this when I reviewed an edit. I think the CSS is messed up. But on looking back on it, everything looks ok. Is this a known issue?
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Three-digit score wraps in the related questions sidebar

I'm pretty sure this question doesn't actually have 16/9 = 1.777... score.
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Rep on profiles is misaligned according to whether a location is displayed

I've noticed this bug recently with the way user profiles are displayed on the list of all users: The user's rep and badges show up beneath their location if there is a location. But when there isn't,...
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The Stack Exchange dropdown menu in the upper left is invisible in Firefox

It shows up in IE. It still functions in FF, but it is invisible. This started a couple of weeks ago.
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Invalid linkification in comments

I just tried to link to this page in a comment: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Treachery,_Faith_and_the_Great_River_%28episode%29 Unfortunately, the shorthand used in comments sometimes breaks on ...
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Close reason not visible in review pages on Meta.SciFi.SE

This picture pretty much shows the problem. The text is there, and visible when selected, it's just hidden by being on a same-color background.
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Error when viewing profiles

When I click on my user on the top bar, and then navigate to the Profile tab, I get the following error screen. https://scifi.meta.stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/24087/dr-r-dizzle This ...
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Testing improper tags from mobile app

I've selected a tag from meta.stackexchange but then changed to sci-fi stackexchange. Reason for posting this: Changing site that you ask to does not change the underlying site you submit to on ...
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Why am I unable to delete my own question?

The question https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/42882/why-couldnt-harry-destroy-horcruxes-by-touching-them doesn't have any answer. It is just closed as duplicate (with which I am strongly ...
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