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https://stackexchange.com/about/security Describe to them in detail what you did, and where the security problem is. (My guess is that you used external authentication like google or openid)...


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Well according to imgur: As long as images are getting at least 1 view every 6 months, they will stick around forever. After that, your image may be removed to create more space for newer images. But the answer you linked to was only posted in March so it's guaranteed to have had at least one view in the past 6 months. It's obviously not ideal if ...


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He has the association bonus from having ,more than 200 reputation on SO. This is as designed. From the help pages If you are an experienced Stack Exchange network user with 200 or more reputation on at least one site, you will receive a starting +100 reputation bonus to get you past basic new user restrictions. This will happen automatically on all ...


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It never goes below -1 (well, except when you add a downvote, but that clears out on refreshing) See Election primary vote count is no lower than -1 It was decided to be too cruel to display a person as having a score less than 0.


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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Thank you for bringing this to attention, I'd like to take this opportunity to suggest instead an alternative to the full circle solution (much like FEichinger has suggested): .unanswered .mini-counts { color: #666!important; border: 5px solid #dd4814; width: 30px !important; height: 22px !important; line-height: 20px !important; } Or, you know, ...


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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 ...


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A user that gave you up votes was removed for something "not good" and thus their history was removed as well. Maybe a bot up-voted something to look more legit. See This question


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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. ...


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This is ... a bone of contention; basically, the email address is perfectly valid - but the browsers can't agree on what the correct encoding is - whether it is foo+bar@blap.com vs %-encoding, and no single encoding works on all browsers. We've gone with the former for now, as it has wider compatibility - BUT I was very disappointed that when google added an ...


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The fix will be in the next production build.


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It's just you Take a further look and you'll see that you're looking at an older cached page. "Nominations close in 7 days." That's what it said 5-6 days ago. "posted 7 mins ago" "posted 26 mins ago" Well, in fact jokerdino posted it a long time earlier. So, just reload the web page, try clearing caches, etc.


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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. The roombacat! Okay, so there is no cat, or duck. At least, I've never seen them... There is a roomba though. And it ...


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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


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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 ...


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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.


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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. Solution? Kind of ironically, you got two hats for asking this question, ask questions on the main site too!


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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 ...


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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!


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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.


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Why is it wrong? You indeed cast a downvote. Whether you revoke it later or not isn't relevant, it was indeed cast for at least a few minutes (that's how long the badge process takes to run).


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Ubuntu Gnome Remix will be off-topic forever. The "new" project, Ubuntu GNOME, will be allowed and on-topic.


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And it's all back. Just noticed everything seems fine again.


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