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Why would we allow this? Think it through. This means you could start a bounty, enjoy all the privileges of promotion that a bounty confers -- and then answer and accept your own answer to get "refunded" the bounty in full. So, that would make bounties effectively free and risk-free. Which makes no sense...


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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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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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The 100 extra rep come (as you probably know) from joining in another site from the Stack Exchange network. Still those do not count when facing a protected question as the one you linked. Protected questions require that a user gains at least 10 rep on his own before posting any answer in to it. You need to get 2 more rep from somewhere. Maybe a upvote on ...


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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 or deleted posts and tag edits) If you look at your reputation tab you'll note that there are a number of deleted posts that correspond to the edits you made. ...


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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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Here's a link to the bounty FAQ. From that page: Can I award a bounty to my own answer? Yes, but you do not receive the reputation that was allocated to the bounty. These answers display +0, “this answer has been awarded bounty worth 0 reputation”.


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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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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: ...


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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 ...


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If the edit link has "disappeared" that means that the question has already been edited by another user, and the edit is pending approval by a mod or 2k user. Never fear! The link shall be back shortly!


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Yeah you only get reputation for suggested edits that pass through the review system. And only up to a limit of 1k reputation. After you reach 2k, your edits are no longer suggested edits, they're just edits. This is purposely so newer, less confident users can earn some reputation to get going.


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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 ...


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You need to have more than 75 reputation.


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Feel free in the future to "reject" edits like this as an "invalid edit" (or even "vandalism" if it really massacres the original content). From the brilliant Jorge: it is a review audit to see if you pay attention! So you would have passed if you followed my answer :-D


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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 we picked.


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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 something very minor and I really doubt they'd be willing to do it.


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Your answer was too short (it really should have been a comment) that the system auto converted it. Notice the text under the comment: Trivial answer converted to comment


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Obviously, posts live long and complicated lives, involving a great many actions beyond /review; you can find most of them documented in the revision history on the post itself. While it can be a bit confusing, the status shown on the review task indicates only actions taken from folks reviewing. Since the goal of review is to bring additional attention to ...


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There could be several possible reasons for this. But I think, for your particular case, the main reason could be the number of suggested edits got rejected. If you have many suggested edits rejected, you will be blocked for submitting more edits. See this relevant question on meta stack overflow : Why is the edit buttons disabled? You might also want to ...


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This is by design -- @postowner is never necessary when addressing the post owner, as the post owner is always notified of every single comment on their post, forever, always. So we auto-remove it when the only people talking are you and the post owner. Click the "help" link next to the "add comment" button for more details.


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From the comments looks like you are trying to post: "Have a look at my answer 'answer link here'". Notice the text "Trivial answer converted to comment". If you believe this answers the question you could post a overview of what the answer is. Extra info related to the specific question, or if the answers are exact maybe the question is a duplicate. ...


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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 it sees the closure, it disables the form. Unless, that is, you've been writing long enough to have saved a draft. You might get a notice saying that the ...


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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 often than you would think, unfortunately, so it's not uncommon to see this happen. You currently have 243 reputation points. You need 250 to get the ...


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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). The purpose of the per-user filter (which was originally moderator-only) was to allow folks to, uh, review their own reviews. See: Can our Review History also ...


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