He has the association bonus from having ,more than 200 reputation on SO. This is as designed.
From the help pages
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The phrase "The Walking Dead" was blacklisted a few months ago after a wave of spam. Unfortunately, it's not feasible for us to differentiate between new posts and edits when it comes to checking for blacklisted stuff. If nothing else, if edits were exempt, it'd make it easier for someone to edit blacklisted input into posts that didn't previously have it.
CJK characters were blocked on Ask Ubuntu in response to a wave of spam. The message is intentionally misleading, to discourage the spammers from just working around it.
I've removed the block for now... If the site is deluged with spam, it may be re-added.
This is actually fairly common.
From an ex-SE employee:
Take this example:
Bob has 60 rep
Bill accepts Bobs answer, Bob has 75 rep
We trigger a message telling you now you have the bounty priv.
Bill unaccepts your answer
Message is stuck in the inbox.
Obviously, the right thing to do is to pull the message out of the inbox, but that will require a fair ...
First of all, no, you should not downvote duplicates just because they are duplicates! Duplicates are useful because they help direct users to the right answer. The search functionality of the site is, um, well, less than perfect. It is not easy for experienced users to find dupes, let alone new ones. So no, please don't downvote dupes just because they're ...
Sorry about that. I broke this while rolling out support for fixed topbar across all network sites.
There's no graceful way to make this work right now with the custom bar in play as well. Not without a fair amount of effort, at any rate. Since Ask Ubuntu is going to get a new theme soon, I'm deploying a change now to defer fixed topbar support until that ...
Don't fret, you're not alone, all of us have failed the occasional tricky audit. Some of them are, what I call bad audits, but to stop people from robot reviewing they are a good thing and that is what counts. Being myself annoyed with audits from time to time, yep even failing some. Doesn't keep me from reviewing.
One rule of thumb you should go for when ...
There's a very dangerous monster that prowls the site at night, usually around 3 o'clock UTC she comes out. Half shark and half feline she roams with a waddling sidekick. Clearing the site of all old, downvoted, and unanswered posts.
Okay, so there is no cat, or duck. At least, I've never seen them...
There is a roomba though. And it ...
Viyals appears to be some sort of scraper or more likely a site duplicate. My suggestion is to report them using Stack Exchange's Report function, since it seems to fall under the proxy category. Refer here for more info
The ban you have trigged is part of the automated auditing system that all reviewers (even moderators) are passed through. You are presented with a post that was already dealt with by the community. If your remedy differs from the community's, you fail the audit.
Fail too many times and you get an automated ban for an amount of time.
Your current ban ...
Thanks for letting us know! I've reached out to the advertiser to let them know about the error and I'll update here when it's resolved or I have more info. (FYI, I work on the SO Ad Ops team with stevvve).
Update: The advertiser has removed the troublesome Bizible tag completely, so we shouldn't be seeing this error anymore.
Looking at the hats I have, not one is for just logging in. They are for asking, answering and voting on the main site or meta. As you have never voted or edited or flagged any thing, you have not earned any hats.
Kind of ironically, you got two hats for asking this question, ask questions on the main site too!
Sorry about this, I made some breaking changes to the page to fix an issue on mobile but forgot to make sure it still worked on desktop!
This is fixed as of the next build which should happen sometime in the next few hours. Thanks for the report!
No answer on that post has a bounty awarded to it yet. There's just an ongoing bounty on it, but it was started by another user, and not the one who wrote those posts. This is perfectly fine - both answering your own questions, and offering bounties on existing posts by other users are OK. Even if Fabby were to offer a bounty on his question, he wouldn't be ...
Fixed it for you. And no, this is not a bug, but how Markdown works.
The key thing is to indent one level further and use a 4-space indent, so make it 8 spaces to indent. See also the Markdown syntax:
To put a code block within a list item, the code block needs to be indented twice — 8 spaces or two tabs:
* A list item with a code block:
You can't retract the flag because it has already been processed. Once the flag has been processed (and marked "helpful" or been declined), there's no way to retract the flag.
The flag in question has already been marked as "helpful", and is no longer eligible for being retracted.
You can see your list of pending, helpful, and declined flags (as well as ...
The way this happened in the past was that
question a and question b got various votes as duplicates of each other.
question a is closed as a duplicate of b
question b is closed for some non-duplicate reason
the majority votes on b are for duplication and the majority action counts
This edge case was solved by the stack developers writing code that clears ...
The problem with your first proposal is that it becomes impossible to update the image the i.stack.imgur.com URL points to. It is also worth pointing out that imgur.com URLs are not easy to memorize.
I would be in favor of your second proposal, however. Or, even better, perhaps they could add a Markdown tag that automatically expands to the correct URL. ...
This happens often enough: a highly upvoted post is shown in review as a 0-score or downvoted post with user information anonymized (or sometimes replaced with an existing user's info, but one different from the OP). The intention, as with most audits, is to see whether you'd judge the post like most users here would.
To that end, visit the actual post, ...
It works fine for me. Note that this is the title, not the alt text. The text in the "enter image description" part is the alt text, used when the image couldn't be shown. The title is shown when you mouseover the link, and in markdown looks like so (foo in this example):
[enter link description here]
: http://example.com "foo"
enter link ...
The purpose of the # element is not to create big, bold text but to mark the line as html-heading (see the editing help, section Styling/Headers)
# is equivalent to <h1>...</h1>
## is equivalent to <h2>...</h2>
So the behaviour you observe is neither a feature nor a bug.
A few days ago you lost a sizeable chunk of rep due to a user being removed. See May 25th. When you lose reputation, due to downvotes or vote reversals of any sort, we don't show you reputation increases again until your reputation earnings have exceeded your reputation loss. This is because we show your net reputation change and we do not show negative ...
Ack! Well that was a rate of serving higher than I expected and intended. Sorry for terrifying you by displaying David's angry face at you so much.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention and please let me know if you still see a crazy high serving rate in the future.
I can confirm the behaviour but it isn't terminal.
If you click the "More sign up options" link and then click the "Sign up using Launchpad" link, you'll get a textbox that will pre-populate the OpenID box for you and will forward you onto Launchpad.
It's definitely a problem though. I'll punt this off to SE directly.
Update: It's been handed from SE mods ...
This should explain everything:
VoteTypeId CreationDate DeletionDate TargetUserId TargetRepChange
---------- ----------------------- ----------------------- ------------ ---------------
1 2014-08-20 14:08:31.280 2014-08-20 14:08:33.450 72216 15
Where VoteTypeId 1 is "accepted an answer" - which is, as ...