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Why am I not getting the curious badge?

It is showing that I have asked questions with positive votes on 7 different days but still I am not getting the curious badge? What is the reason for this?
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Link to meta sometimes doesn't appear on user page

This is the screenshot of my user page: Which obviously doesn't contain the link to its meta site whereas the meta site contains the link to the main site. This is the third time I am typing this ...
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What is our 404 image?

When you get to a 404 error page you see this image, This looks like some sort of runic symbol or something similar, can anyone tell me what this is supposed to be?
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Why was this “future works policy” close flag declined as an improper use for flagging?

Note, I do not have close-vote privileges, so instead I have to use flags. The flag menu has an explicit "this question should be closed" submenu. I flagged this question for closure with the custom ...
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How to hide list or multi-line text behind anti-spoiler?

This comment (last parts) seems to be explaining everything: (...) it seems, that anti-spoiler can hide only one-line sentence. Breaking sentences into more than one line or trying to hide lists ...
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Lists are not working in spoiler blocks [duplicate]

Consider this following spoiler block: It should have one paragraph, then a bulleted list with two items - just as if it were not in a quoted non-spoiler block: The quick brown fox: Jumped ...
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What question has the most deleted answers?

I noticed that the question Is Amy Pond Clara's grandmother? has a staggering eight deleted answers. Do any of the site's questions have more than that?
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How to avoid Star Wars spoilers?

Over the next couple of days, most of the world will be able to finally see the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. But, since it's not a global simultaneous release, some regions get to see it ...
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Can you exclude a tag from showing up?

Is there a way to look at all questions that have come up except for ones you don't want to see (i.e. futurama)? Basically can you block yourself from seeing certain tags?
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How did I vote 41 times in a day?

How was I able to vote 41 times?
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Why did my reputation drop by 6?

Just now, I was at 1408, then, suddenly, I saw that it had dropped down to 1402 with no notice in the reputation tab. Why did this happen?
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Why is this question “primarily opinion-based?”

This question was put on hold as "primarily opinion based." I'm asking about the logic of time-loops in the movie, and received an answer as such. How is that opinion-based?
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Can the admin please check my account for an instance of serial down voting?

I've been the target of serial down voting before, so I'm familiar with the auto-script that will undo it if triggered, but the exact trigger is not publicly known. I'm also familiar with the secrecy ...
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Suspensions from chat with no notice

I was recently suspended on chat with no reason or notice. I would like a mod response to this. As far as I know the only issue I've had was with a simple,"That's what she said joke". After reading ...
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What's the largest count of accepted answers in a single day ever achieved on SFF.SE by a single user?

While reading Meta.SO answers related to reaching 200 rep, rep caps and Epic/Legendary badges, I caught an expression "Earn 9 accepted answers and zero upvotes" as one of the means of reaching ...
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Why was a moderator on our Stack asked to step down?

As we all know by now, Richard is stepping down as a moderator for this Stack. As Richard notes both in his announcement and in chat, he was asked to step down by a community manager. After ...
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How to access the reputation recalculation feature

I recently asked this question and got some good answers, in one of the comments DVK mentions that reputation can be recalculated, and Gilles then provides a link to do just that. When using Gilles’ ...
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Please, re-open this question

Why isn't Red Angel simply communicating with normal language instead of giving clues? This question was closed as per our Future Works Policy. The recent episode of Star Trek: Discovery has ...
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Which flag reason should I use when flagging comments?

When I'm flagging a comment, which flag reason should I use?
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Is there a way to hide the HNQ List?

Since there are now two separate SE sites where users are unscrupulously posting Age of Ultron spoilers in their question titles, is there some way to avoid seeing the Hot Network Questions lists, ...
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Are identifications of Anime Characters allowed on S&F?

When I went to visit S&F I noticed a particular question which was asking for a anime character identification request. You can view the question here. Is this allowed? Why do we have a [anime] ...
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Why can't I track progress towards a [mass-effect] tag badge?

For some reason, mass-effect does not show up in the "Track your next tag badge" widget: I have a lot more progress towards mass-effect than towards any of these tags: So what gives? Why can't I ...
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Lost my account and need help to retrieve it

I am Ihor Sypko, and once accessed stack exchange via Ihor.Sypko@dot.nj.gov which is no longer active since my 2016 retirement. I'm in need of help to get back to it.
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Why do post edits sometimes contain the same text?

I've been noticing for a while what some edits do not actually edit something. As in this post I understand "Dr." being changed to "Doctor", but there's also "spiritual" and "metaphysical" seem to be ...
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How to fix small typos if edits must at least contain 6 characters?

I've come across several situations where questions/answers are constructed nice and readable and don't seemingly require any edits, though there are small typos like excepted instead of accepted of ...
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We need to fix [star-trek-enterprise] description

I can do it myself, but to be honest I wouldn't know what to write instead of what's already there. The current description begins with: "Star Trek: Enterprise" is the most recent Star Trek live-...
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How do I ask this question about a SF author?

Frank Herbert's way of thinking is almost completely inside his books. Between the very few of his writes outside, there is an article resuming what his books are about and how he wrote these books. ...
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How is this question duplicate?

This (now deleted) question; Why are most of companions of The Doctor humans? has been closed as duplicate of this question: Does The Doctor ever have a non-British companion or non-humanoid friend? ...
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Why is my daily rep at 199 when I have “dead rep”?

So I had a couple good answers yesterday and were fortunate enough to receive a large number of up-votes. I continued along with daily activities that did include some down votes on answers. My total ...
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Guardians of the Flame ur-answer unaccepted

Generally, our policy for closing story-id dupes is that only accepted answers can be marked as dupes, or can be marked as the answer that the others are dupes of. The various Guardians of the Flame ...
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My edit was refused but why?

I edited https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/109808/1924 with the following: Changed the lyrics to the correct Unicode characters. It's written in ASCII while the original is not. Changed the ...
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Can I add linebreaks to comment? How?

I often feel that it would make my comment much more clear if there is some line-break. For example, I sometimes want to add two different points in one comment and I would like to separate them as a ...
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“Yearling badge” reputation?

I was checking over the requirements for the "Yearling" badge after I earned it on the main science fiction site. It says "active member for a year with at least 200 reputation. If someone has only ...
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How can I know if I'm close to being banned?

I've been banned on the superuser site (not for trolling or spamming but for low quality that anyway solved just the technical problem I was posting about) so that my account on superuser is not being ...
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What is the yellow background on some questions?

Some questions have a yellow background to them, what is the meaning of this?
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Is there a policy about what to do if there's a user who refuses to accept answers?

Recently, I commented on a certain users question and asked if he knew how to accept answers and if so why had he never done so, later this comment was flagged (I'm not sure why) and is no longer ...
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Mismatched icons?

Since yesterday I've noticed that all of the small icons used in the "Hot Network Questions" pane, as well as some of the community nav menu (the SE icon at top-right) are all mixed up. This seems to ...
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Is there a reason that stack.imgur.com image resizing parameters don't work on certain images?

In an answer I just posted, it seems that stack.imgur.com is not resizing the images when the letters t or m are added to the filename. As an example, here's bUxeut.jpg and bUxeum.jpg: You may ...
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Should [star-trek-eu] be renamed [star-trek-expanded-universe]? [duplicate]

The tag for the Star Trek expanded universe is currently star-trek-eu. Since we can use longer tag names for quite a while now, should we rename that to star-trek-expanded-universe and use the old tag ...
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Should [star-trek-emh] be renamed [emergency-medical-hologram]?

The tag for The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager, officially the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark I, is currently star-trek-emh. Since we can use longer tag names for quite a while now, should we rename ...
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Please, clarify Answer Deletion privilege clauses

Recently, my answer to this question was deleted by the community: After Tony Stark was stabbed mortally, Doctor Strange made a bargain with Thanos. He offered Thanos the Time Stone in exchange of ...
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How should we tag Incredibles 2?

The new tag incredibles-2 has been created to tag a few questions about the new film. There is an already existing tag the-incredibles-2 that follows the naming convention of the-incredibles from the ...
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Why do some questions get 4k views, and some only 80?

For example, this question currently has 3000 views: Science fiction book from 80's or 90's. Cover is man sitting on a throne of bones Whereas this similar one, posted a few hours before, has ...
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What does closing a Question as a Duplicate actually do?

I know Duplication is a bit of a contentious topic so I've looked around before asking this, but I can't find an answer. If I've missed it I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction. What ...
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What should I do when I am getting death threats because of this site?

Just before Avengers: Infinity War’s release date, I got an email threatening me not to post any questions about Avengers: Infinity War because I intentionally spoil big movies. First, how could ...
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How do I search for questions on the site?

Let's say I want to search for all posts containing a certain word, or maybe not containing a word. Maybe I want to search only under a given tag (or collection of tags), or only for posts by a given ...
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Is this question on topic - Can the T.H.A.N.O.S. theory be completed?

I feel like this may not be an answerable question and more specifically, that it may not be on topic, but I am curious and can not find anything online to satiate my interest... Here is the question ...
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Where's the search box? [duplicate]

The help center says there's a search box in the upper right corner of every page. I don't see one anywhere. Where is it?
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Is asking for the moral of a story on topic?

I'm conflicted about how to interpret the finale of Avatar the Last Airbender and I want to ask others what they think the message of the finale is supposed to be. Is this on topic?
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Why is there a duck on the SF&F page?

No, really, the question is all in the title. And why is it asking me to connect a microphone to talk with he/her/it? O_o

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