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How can I find the badge ID for a per-tag badge?

Say, I want to find the list of users who have a silver harry-potter badge . For non-per-tag badges, you can go to the list of badges, and click on a badge name, which takes you to a list of badge ...
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How do you add spoiler markup to posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I be indicating a question is by it's very asking, a spoiler? I'm missing something obvious. How do you add spoiler markup to posts? I'm sure it's something ...
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How do I use AND OR and NOT logic in searches? [duplicate]

I'm following Atwood's post here and he gives an example on how to search questions with the tag bug, but not the wildcard tag [tag:status-*]. How would I use this to search for, as an example, all ...
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Does the [tag:avengers-vs-x-men] tag refer to the cross-over comics, or the contest?

It seems that most of the questions being asked in response to the comic are being tagged as avengers-vs-x-men, even though most of those questions don't seem relevant to the cross-over comic of that ...
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What is the name of creature drawn above Ask Question?

I like the background image used on this site. I want to know the name of creature present above Ask Question button.
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What is the modal popup background design?

The design that pops up when you add a hyperlink, image, etc... is it just a random design? Or is it from sci-fi storyline?
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Where can I get backcopies of the weekly newsletter?

I don't really want to subscribe to the weekly newsletter (I've got enough email) but I would like to flick through some back issues. Are they available online?
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Why do the non-elected mods pro temp still have diamonds?

The election ended several days ago, and the newly elected moderators were given their powers immediately after. Yet the two mods pro tempore—Mark Rogers and DampeS8N—who did not run (and thus, did ...
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Did the moderator elections finish?

I saw a couple of unusual diamonds around today, but no META posts about the election results. Did I miss something important between working and trying to answer questions? (if so, I would ...
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Why did I get capped at 186 reputation points today?

Up until now the rep cap allowed up to 200 points in upvotes. If you selected an answer or if your answer was selected, that didn't count toward the cap. But today I noticed I have 201 points, ...
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How long are moderators elected for?

I don't see this stated anywhere in the election page or the main meta page. A year? Life? Until StackExchange feels like it's time to have more elections?
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How does the “primary” phase of the election work?

I don't see this stated anywhere in the election page or the main meta page. Perhaps it will appear when the primary phase is entered, if it is. None of the (analogue world) elections I participate ...
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How does voting in the election work?

I don't see this stated anywhere in the election page or the main meta page. I suppose it'll be clear once we enter that stage, but I would like to write about this for the blog, so it would be handy ...
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Reputation recalculation hurtz

I read How to access the reputation recalculation feature and thought (naively) I'll give that a try! My rep dropped from 8187 to 7773 (-414). Is it gone for good?
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Can I nominate other candidates for moderator?

Great that we've got moderator elections! Maybe I've missed something but I can't see how to nominate someone else. Is that possible? There are a handful of really dedicated users here (just look at ...
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Does spoiler text show up on the Questions page?

I'm testing to see if it shows up on the Questions page. It appears that it does, so follow up question: Do we just need to be careful about putting spoiler text at the top of a post, or can it be ...
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How do I create a tag synonym?

OK, color me dumb. I found out how to view existing synonyms (Tags=>synonyms - https://scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms ), but how do I create a new one? I want to synonymize "Horcrux" and "...
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What Is the Best Way to Pose a Multi-Part Question?

As the title says, I have a question I want to ask, but it's multi-part with interrelated components. Would it be best if I included all the parts of the question in one post, or is there an ...
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Who Do I Contact About Concerns I Have Regarding Moderation?

As the subject line says, I have some specific moderation concerns that I'd like to discuss with an impartial third party (if such a person has that role on SE). I'm hoping everyone will understand ...
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Why does the chat recommendation email come from Server Fault?

This email comes from "Server Fault" <do-not-reply@serverfault.com> Hello! You registered for the following chat events happening today on chat.stackexchange.com: in 3 hours ...
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What are the rules for when chat messages appear in a user's inbox?

On November the 2nd, a chat message was addressed to me: @TonyMeyer - You have any ideas for articles you need written? I was going to review a book, but I likely won't finish it for another week ...
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View close vote privilege

Looking at my privileges, I see one that I've qualified for and one I haven't: View Close Votes, which needs 250 rep Cast Close and Reopen Votes, which needs 500 rep When I look at the former, it ...
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Spoiler markup doesn't completely hide the text in Chrome 14

The rendering of spoilers on beta sites doesn't completely hide the text on Google Chrome 14.0.835.35 beta (Linux). It doesn't happen under previous Chrome versions (13 and below). I have no idea ...
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Novel and novels tags

I was just going over the list of tags, and noticed that there are both 'novel' and 'novels' tags. Is there a way to merge these into one? 'Novels' is more popular. Possibly related: Tags: Novel or ...
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Your system doesnt allow me to ask a question

My question is: Why do they transport naked in time in Terminator universe? Does it ever explained in movies or tv serials? Error is: It does not meet our quality standards.
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User with two ratings and pages for the same account?

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/users/2492/l8wrtr https://scifi.stackexchange.com/users/2496/l8wrtr What's the deal here?
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Disappearing usernames in comments

I am facing a pretty weird bug. Sometime, when I type an '@username' at the start of a comment, it disappears when I submit the comment. If I afterwards click on edit, the '@username' is not present ...
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Legitimate question closed and re-opened in two hours - what can we learn?

Today I asked: Why did R2D2 not fly in Return of the Jedi? This question is similar to others I have asked about the internal consistency of Star Wars films, e.g.: Was the Millennium Falcon too slow? ...
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Markup not working properly

As shown in the picture below, taken from this question- What happens before the Crippled God? . The __italic__ actually bolds things instead of italicising them.
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How to view who is favoring the questions one has asked?

I have posted some questions in the SciFi&Fantasy Beta and somebody has favored one of them. Can I see who is that person?
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Is meta the place to ask about bugs?

For example, I have 46 upvotes (no down), but only 101 reputation (which is all from association from other sites). My profile page also says 5 days (2 consecutive) for visits when that should be 7 ...
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Should the Area51 proposal and scifi.stackexchange site statistics match?

On Area51, it says we have 8.1 questions/day. On scifi.se, it says we have 361 questions (=15.7 questions per day after 23 days). On Area51, it says we have 354 visits/day. On scifi.se, it says we ...
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How can I delete an account?

I have 2 emails gmail and yahoo. I was trying to add yahoo to gmail. But I created a new account with yahoo. What I want is to delete yahoo and add to gmail.

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