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Nine-month old question asked today

It’s not quite a bug, but nor is the reason completely obvious. There are two questions at play here: Why didn't Snape keep or secure his copy of Advanced Potion-Making? (asked yesterday) Why did ...
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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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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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Can we make a minor tweak to the SFF chat CSS?

This is now implemented as of chat build 341.
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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 ...
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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 users are not allowed to create tags in mobile site?

It's by design. To quote from Meta.SE: Probably because it's really easy to make a typo when using a mobile browser, and they don't want to clutter the tag-space with misspellings, so it's prompting ...
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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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Tag Duplicate close on old question

Update: The behavior in question has been changed, and the original situation should not happen under current (7/2016) rules: We have changed the behavior of the dupehammer. It now lets you single-...
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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). ...
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User cards (?) seem broken for users with many badges

This appears to have been fixed in the recent CSS updates around the user flair box From How did the Master escape from the Eye of Harmony?: From What was the benefit of the belts given by Galadriel ...
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Why isn't this accepted answer appearing above other answers?

The accepted answer to this question was a self-acceptance, and self-accepted answers aren't sorted to the top. This behavior is documented in a Stack Overflow blog post by Jeff Atwood (emphasis ...
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Historical election records are incomplete

Deleted candidates is not a scenario well-supported nor one we have any intention of encouraging. I manually patched up the list of winners, which should be sufficient to indicate what happened. But ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Cannot see my total reviews

I have pushed a fix for this. It will be on live after our next production build.
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My account won't somehow be deleted

It seems like the timing isn't precise with such things. If anyone in the future has this problem, take a deep breath, wait a couple hours, and then if there's an issue, feel free to bring it up.
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Deleted answers hard to identify

#EAA4A4 seems too jarring - it almost emphasizes deleted content when it should really be downplayed a bit. Having said that, I agree that the existing color is a bit too light. Starting next build, ...
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What's going on with the add image dialogue?

Quoting from a question about today’s CSS bugs on Meta.SE: We rolled out a new image uploader today. Unfortunately, the design was targeted at the new-design sites only, and so the image uploader ...
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Should you be able to be flagged as duplicate by newer post?

Yes, you have always been able to close an older post as a duplicate of a newer one. It's generally done that way if the newer post is significantly better, especially if it gets better answers, or if ...
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Why is this Back to the Future related question linked with this Lord of the Rings related question?

All it takes is one link anywhere on either page to link two questions. The link could be in the question, any answer or even any comment. And the link itself can link to either the question, any ...
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Two missing user boxes on Election overview

This has now been fixed. The departed mods' names still don't show up, but the two tiny "missing user" icons have been enlarged to show that three moderators were elected in 2012 even though two have ...
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