14 votes

remove one question every 20 minutes limit

If you earn 125 reputation the limit will be removed. The reason for this limit is to reduce spam questions, there is no chance it will be removed permanently. It is not disrespecting anyone, in fact ...
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11 votes
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Problem with the review section

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,...
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9 votes
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Is this legal? Someone earned a bounty answering his question

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 ...
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9 votes
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Reputation points and badges not incremented

status-bydesign on both the badge and reputation counts. The Badge Keep in mind that the requirements for the Copy Editor Badge are as follows (bold emphasis mine): Edit 500 posts (excluding own ...
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8 votes
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Insert link doesn't work as expected

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 ...
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8 votes
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Why am I unable to retract this flag?

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 ...
  • 68.9k
8 votes
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Since a few days, no rep changes occur "in green", not getting pinged

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 ...
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7 votes
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Changing reputation; somtimes it goes up, then down again

This should explain everything: VoteTypeId CreationDate DeletionDate TargetUserId TargetRepChange ---------- ----------------------- ----------------------- ------------ --------...
7 votes
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Final code block is rendered differently from Edit preview

This has to do with the age of the post and is in fact happening by design. When it was created in December 2018, Stack Exchange didn't support ``` code fences. It did, however, support ``` as a way ...
6 votes

I made an edit but didn't realise I was not logged in

Nope, sorry. At least, this isn't something that moderators can do and I would expect it would only be possible if an SE employee were to manually edit the database. That's really a lot of work for ...
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6 votes
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Why does the system floor-round the time before review queues reset?

Would you think it a problem if this were rounded up (2:01 hours => 3 hours, for example)? If you wouldn't, someone would. We had to pick something (given limited screen real-estate), so that's what ...
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6 votes
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Month and Quarter reputation tab borked?

At the beginning of a period--whether it be a week, month, or quarter--the stats for that period go back to zero, because they applied to the previous period, which has just ended. This is probably ...
6 votes

remove one question every 20 minutes limit

Until such time as you gain 125 reputation from the site (and therefore have your New User Limits removed here on Ask Ubuntu) you cannot post more than 1 question every 40 minutes on the site and its ...
  • 68.9k
5 votes
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I made an edit but didn't realise I was not logged in

I believe the best possible outcome for you is to hope for the anonymous edit suggestion to get rejected so that you can suggest from your account once more (I have rejected it). That said, in my ...
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5 votes
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Cannot see review history per user in /review

Only moderators have access to this particular filter; 10K users can view all reviews (except for skipped) for a given queue and their own reviews for a given queue (optionally including skipped). ...
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5 votes
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System said I earned "view close votes" privilege, but my profile doesn't show that, is this a bug?

Most important thing to keep in mind is this: Once you get a privilege at a certain reputation level, it is possible to lose the privilege if you drop below that reputation level. This happens more ...
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5 votes
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From when it is possible to answer to a closed question?

There are a few things going on here: The server will allow submissions up to 4 hours after closure. The client-side javascript polls the server for question status roughly once every 45 seconds. If ...
  • 283k
5 votes
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Short answer is automatically converted to a comment

That is not a bug, it is by design. What is happening is you are posting a very short answer with a link and the system is picking that up automatically as a low quality / link only answer. When you ...
  • 17.9k
5 votes
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Community Ads not being displayed

I just double checked the reporting tools used for the Community Ads, and can confirm the ads submitted in the initiative on this site are being displayed around 200~300 times a day each. You may not ...
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4 votes
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Edit "at least 6 characters" restriction prevents useful edit

This has come up a few times before now. Nothing has changed since then: Look for further edits (most posts have more than one issue with them) See if there are any actual improvements you could make ...
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4 votes
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Is there a bug somewhere with the flagging system?

No, that's the normal behaviour. Spam and offensive flags are functionally the same, the only difference being how the labelled data is used: How does the Spam flag differ from the Offensive flag? ...
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4 votes
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Deleted question showing in the review queue

Were you looking at the recently reviewed? Review audit passed 54 mins ago: Adaephon reviewed this 54 mins ago: Reviewed It was an audit post. They're commonly already nuked.
  • 283k
4 votes
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How to search AU for a string containing “$”?

The quote trick used to work - it was even documented in the help center! Somewhere along the line, we dropped support for symbol-searches. Yes, that's annoying, but that's how it is. Until such a ...
  • 101
4 votes
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Mixed apostrophes in “unclear what you’re asking” description

I don't know why it's this way, but that’s how someone wrote them. I blame Google Docs. Changing it now means forcing the International sites to re-translate the entire close reason, so... Doesn't ...
  • 101
4 votes

Final code block is rendered differently from Edit preview

I usually double-up the indent for each level of bullet point you're under. So here that's an indent of 8 spaces. And it previews correctly. 1. Update your `/etc/default/grub` accordingly: ...
  • 283k
3 votes

Is this legal? Someone earned a bounty answering his question

The bounty was awarded by another user. And yes, can totally happen if it so happens that the user felt it was needed. I've often awarded bounties to other folks questions, though I've never done so ...
3 votes

Is this legal? Someone earned a bounty answering his question

I'm the idiot who posted that question and all the answers to that question as well. Depending on what you're exactly asking: Is it allowed to write your own question and answer it yourself? Yes ...
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3 votes

New navbar bug review queues not operating as expected

Looks like I was wrong and the new behaviour is intentional. It's not so much the fault of the new topbar itself, but rather an attempt to draw attention to review in different ways at around the same ...
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