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Did we change the voting button formatting?

This was an intentional change by SE to "graduate" the voting button styles across the network. You can see the main meta post for it here: We are graduating the updated button styling for ...
TheLethalCarrot's user avatar
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Please change my name

Done Oddly enough, the name field already had 'Alex' in it. I had to change your avatar to the Identicon in order to change your name. You should be able to change your avatar if you want. Let us ...
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Profile name has changed unexpectedly?

I checked your user history page (visible only to moderators) and it shows an "edit displayname" event on 2023-05-20 04:09:35Z where your username was changed from NJohnny to user92109. ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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How could a user with 1 rep earn the gold Socratic badge?

The user you're referring to is currently suspended. He earned the gold Socratic badge before his suspension, at which point he had many thousands of rep, but his rep is set to 1 for the duration of ...
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Should closed questions return to the front page?

The only questions filtered from the home page are either historically locked, heavily downvoted (less than -3 on main or -7 on metas), or deleted. All other questions will show up on the home page ...
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Where's the duplicate?

It's a serious bug, but already reported on main meta and devs are looking at it: Closed as a duplicate, but the duplicate list is empty? Here's hoping it'll be fixed as soon as possible. In the ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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A question was chosen as a Hot Network Question simultaneously 26 times, according to the revision history

This is a (well-)known bug, see my Meta Stack Exchange question Very hot network questions found. Staff is aware of it, but the priority is Very low since it doesn't appear to affect actual ...
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Why is this Community Wiki answer branded with a deadname?

When a Community Wiki post is created or edited, a copy of the primary author’s username is stored. Therefore, it won’t be changed by that user updating their name (or deleting their account). Only an ...
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Why can't I add the Origins tag to my question?

The tag origins is a synonym for history-of. So if you tag a question with origins it will be automatically converted to history-of. If you view the page for questions tagged history-of and click on ...
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Will the moderator who has been deleting my comments kindly contact me?

Just so everyone knows what we're talking about, here's the full list of comments from this answer: Was it Garthe who had the singing career? – Mark Bannister Nov 14 '11 at 11:04 @MarkBannister, no, ...
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Why do I have more flags available?

The base amount of flags per day is ten but you get more per day as a reward for having more reputation or good flagging history - up to 100 total flags per day. If you read the flagging privilege ...
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Please change my name

A moderator can change your name under exigent circumstances. Given that your name seems to have been changed to a random string by accident, you would seem to have good reason to get a reset. A ...
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Why is fez's reputation showing up as -202 on the "Users" page?

You're looking at the reputation of the users in this calendar month, August. Since this user gave a bounty, their reputation in the last month has fallen. Due to the numbers, it's evident that they ...
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Is there any reason why I was randomly awarded bounty rep by Community?

Those bounties were awarded by a user who has since deleted their account. You can see from the revision history of the question that it was the user now known only as user112267 (the question OP). ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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White background covering up the stars background when viewing a question

Thanks for reporting. We've already fixed that in our development environment so this should be live in next couple hours.
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Number of new inbox items is almost never correct

The red number is the total number of new items. However, if you have multiple answers or multiple comments you got on a single post, it only displays the most recent one in your dropdown inbox. This ...
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Links to book series on Amazon are being mangled

This appears to be a (replicatable) bug, relating to the auto-insertion of Amazon links by Stack Exchange. Until it's fixed, there's a simple workaround. Use a URL shortening service (like TinyURL ...
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What prevents someone from tagging users in comments?

From the main meta post on how comment mentions work: Who can be notified with this feature? The author of the post. Note that the author of the post will always be notified of any new ...
TheLethalCarrot's user avatar
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Why is it telling me that I can't suggest an edit on Meta when I have over 4k rep?

It’s because it’s (basically) locked You can’t edit the post because it has been merged, yes. Thus the remaining stub post has been locked. As detailed here, hovering over a locked post on meta ...
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Why are my monthly and quarterly rep scores showing as equal?

See: Something wrong with monthly user rep - some users show quarterly figures? tl;dr: we forgot to reset the counter on monthly rep this month. It should be correct again come September.
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Is it a bug when pending edits by myself appear near the review button?

No this is a known caching issue and status-bydesign. Quoting Shog's answer: Caching. And some complicated eligibility rules. Most of the time, the top bar will indicate what's still TO DO ...
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What is this no-change edit? How did it happen?

The edit description says "edited tags". I'd assume that the editor added/removed a tag which no longer exists and therefore doesn't show up in the edit history. A little sleuthing confirmed my guess....
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Shouldn't the Private Beta link be removed?

That page in the help centre isn't editable even by mods. Removing the irrelevant link would require an SE employee. Also, the "How to Ask in Private Beta" link seems to be on every SE site, even ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Only adding 4 tags, complaining about more than 5?

It’s the underscore that’s causing the problem. It doesn’t seem count as a valid “word separator” for tags so “Conrad” and “Stargard” are counting as two different tags. You can see this even more ...
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The site turned orange

It’s a bug and is getting fixed now. See the main meta post on it: A fix is getting deployed now. We’ve got a new theming API in Stacks that was leaking a bit. Funnily enough, all the themes we ...
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Markup glitch: “Tagline to show on mouseover”

This is because the person who posted the ad on our Community Promotion Ads page didn't include a proper tagline other than the generic one. Here's his post in edit mode: I just edited the tagline to ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Why do you have to mouse-over to see content in a quote?

That's called spoilertagging. People use it to mark content that could be seen as spoilers. E.g. in the answer you link to, people who haven't seen The Force Awakens might not want to mouse over ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Is there any reason why I was randomly awarded bounty rep by Community?

There were 2 500 rep bounties placed on the question and apparently awarded to your answer by the same user, the one who asked the question. However, in between the bounties being awarded and you ...
TheLethalCarrot's user avatar
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4 votes

Need more contrast on the close screen

After a lot of design changes to the site, this is no longer an issue.
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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