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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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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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Is it a bug that when @'ing another user that callout is deleted from a comment?

This is by design. From the main meta FAQ How do comment @replies work?: Note that the author of the post will always be notified of any new comment. You may still use it for clarity, if needed; ...
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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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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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Link to meta sometimes doesn't appear on user page

We don't create meta profiles for users until they actually go to meta. So, if you've never visited, you'll not have a link to the profile, since it doesn't exist! Once you visit (assuming you're ...
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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 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 ...
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Bug: votes not being recorded?

It sure looks like it's serial vote reversal, since it happened to me twice. The first time I voted was in the evening of Jan 1 (so it would have already been early on 2 Jan in UTC) and a few hours ...
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wrong vote score in sidebar

Yes, the contents of both sidebars are cached. Looking at the current code, the Linked sidebar is cached for 5 minutes, and the Related sidebar is cached for 1 hour. The entire HTML content of the ...
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Why do you have to mouse-over to see content in a quote?

Because those are spoiler tags, not regular quotes. If you look at the markdown of that post (by clicking the "edit" button) you'll see that Royal Canadian Bandit was using >! instead of >.
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The side box/blurb to the right of the screen irritating while editing

I think you're talking about the "How to Edit" / "How to Format" boxes in the right sidebar which appear when you're asking or editing a question. If I've misinerpreted your question, I'll delete this ...
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