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Which question above?

Am I missing something here? I can't submit my question and I don't know why. Which question above??!!
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HTML Formatting Error

I tried to downvote a question. However, I don't have enough rep to do this, and I got the following message: I'm no expert on HTML, pretty sure the <a href="/help/whats-reputation">...
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Answer box cursor broke

I just went to answer a question and my cursor is moved one space over to the left for some reason. Here's an image of it (I just pressed space before taking the screenshot, I didn't move the cursor): ...
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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Unable to have inline code in a comment when a backslash is before the tilda

When I write a comment, I believe my only option to format as code is to use tildas. But if there is a backslash before the tilda, it seems to escape, and ruin my code formatting. Example: F:\ I can ...
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HTTP status 404 for image on Meta's 404 page

Stack Exchange 404 error pages ('page not found') usually have site-specific images, like this one from the main site: However, the image on the equivalent page on the meta site 404s itself; it leads ...
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Stop asking me about cookies / multiple, nonstop popups

When I visit Super User, it asks if I want cookies. I am using macOS 11 / Safari. This is using the default setting Privacy > Prevent cross-site tracking. Not Private Window. Then I go through the ...
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The suggestion to create a Tag wiki should be only there if the user can actually create one

Clicking on a tag that has no tag wiki shows the following message atop all questions (except the tag name might differ, obviously): However, clicking on it greets one with Tag wikis can be edited ...
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badge awarded, but I already had it for almost three years

Today I was notified that I was awarded the gold badge for the tag microsoft-excel Only two others have that gold tag badge, and they both earned it in 2019. The thing is, I already earned exactly ...
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Korean characters not allowed

For some reason posts or comments with some Korean characters inside aren't allowed. For example in this question it must be worked around using images How to search a Korean word made up of two or ...
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"Latest activity" with a background color on Super User

On other sites, the "latest activity" is a simple link, written the same way as the two previous informations. On Super User, however, this link has a blue background (which makes it finally ...
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Why is the comments box obscured by right hand text box?

This cannot be just my browser, Firefox 3.6, so what is causing it? When I click to add a comment, the comment box (just after the first comment seen in the screenshot) extends beyond the center ...
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"\n" is printed in superuser.com question listing on profile page

I noticed that "\n" is printed in superuser.com listing on user profile page. I think that "\n" is printed for the questions who have "Have you considered accepting an answer ...
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Suggested edit bug

Am I banned from suggesting edits? What's going on?
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Bug report: similar questions scroll problem

When I create a new question, enter a title, then scroll the "similar questions" window, the text scrolls while a copy of the text stays fixed. See the screen recording. This is on Firefox, Macos 10....
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Why can I not answer my own question - is this a bug?

Back in July of last year I asked this question. I have an answer I would like to give, but I am not allowed to. At the base of the page, it says: Highly active question. Earn 10 reputation in ...
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Automatic change of formatting while we answer [closed]

Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, ...
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Accused of "targeted voting" (upvoting certain users) - Is the system broken (beyond what we already know it is)?

Today I received a "moderator message" with what seems to be a serious accusation. Quoted in full: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Super User account: https://superuser.com/...
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What the heck is this invisible question and and answer post?

I honestly don’t know how I got to this thread to even link to it, but what the heck is this about? I also cross-posted this on Meta Stack Exchange because of the sheer oddness of it all and it seems ...
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Strange, garbled formatting on question #154133 'Boot from ISO'

I just encountered the answer to this question and curiously enough my browser, for the first time, shows comments entangled with the bottom of the response paragraphs, like this: I even can't access ...
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Trying to log off StackExchange [duplicate]

I was told this is a duplicate and I know people don't like duplicates but I don't know what else but to ask again. I checked the StackExchange icon and there is no log off there. PLEASE I'm so tired ...
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Please be mindful of non-programming and development question migrations

Stack Overflow is a site for programming and development questions. This question was recently migrated to Stack Overflow even though it has nothing to do with programming and development: Create ...
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Strange audit result

In the Close Votes review queue, I got Graphics Card Adapter Is Facing Backwards as an audit question. The question had a colorful history: closed by a moderator as unclear, subsequently edited a ...
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Formatted text rendered wrongly in question but is correct in edit preview

I stumbled upon a question that has some incorrectly rendered block of formatted text: I wanted to edit and correct this but was surprised to see that in the editor it looks like this (no change made ...
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Top bar is visible through 'welcome back' message

.top-bar { z-index: 5050; } versus #overlay-header { z-index: 5052; } so the overlay should win. Strangely enough disabling the top bar z-index fixes the issue. Another fix is to set the overlay ...
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Alignment issue in the CAPTCHA window

There is an alignment issue in the CAPTCHA window. Some time the I'm not a robot checkbox went out of the modal window. Some time the modal window occupying the full width of the page, it expected ...
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Why haven't I got a notification that an answer has been posted to my question?

I asked a question today. An answer was posted after an hour, but I haven't got any notifications for it. Any updates on this?
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Why are some tags grey and some are light grey?

I'm here to ask why are some tags grey and some are light grey? See in this photo: is light grey, but is dark grey. Why is that? Edit: it does it here with the tags of this question ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
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Bug permits me to flag an answer as "not an answer" multiple times

I was previously using this bug to my advantage, but now I'm being honest and reporting it. Anyway, normally, when you flag an answer as "not an answer" using the standard option and you have already ...
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How can someone have only 1 reputation?

I found a user with only one reputation even though he had answered previous questions and seemed to have quite an activity on superuser. is it a hack, a bug or a possible superuser policy/ban? (I ...
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How did I exceed the reputation cap today from only upvotes?

Today, I received +201 reputation from only upvotes, exceeding the daily reputation limit of +200. This shouldn't be possible according to Help Center » Reputation & Moderation » What is ...
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I am getting a “You are currently banned from flagging…” message but no clear end for this ban is given

Title says it all. I went to flag something as SPAM on the main Super User site recently and got a message (see screenshot below) that states, “You are currently banned from flagging…” Okay, fair ...
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How did a user with no actions and only 101 rep get the Mortarboard badge?

According to this page, on Jul 19 '12 at 23:44 Tim Stone was awarded the Mortarboard badge which is defined as: Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day. How did he earn ...
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Button header in reopen queue does not scroll horizontally

This was my initial view in the reopen queue. The Skip button was out of view: When I scrolled all the way to the right, the top bar stayed in place and the button still was not visible: FireFox 63....
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Where have all the links to the meta site gone?

Typically, from a user's home page (has tabs for Profile, Activity, Settings) near the top-right corner, underneath all the site buttons, there are two links: Meta User Network Profile If you are ...
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Editing Comment Issue

I just noticed when I go to edit a comment from a typo or whatever, I get back [object Object]. Question: Am I the only one affected by this and what is it or what does it mean? I already closed ...
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Log in required when moving to SuperUser on iPad?

When moving around the sites on StackExchange using Safari on my iPad (not the StackExchange App), I am fine when moving to any site other than SuperUser. When logged in I can switch sites and stay ...
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Gold/Silver/Bronze badge icons appear to be cut off

All the badge icons are cutoff, so they appear to be half-moons. This appears to be happening everywhere on the main site where the little badge circles appear: at the top of the page next to my ...
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Unclear wording on comment editing timeout

So when trying to edit a comment before 5 minutes after posting, you get the error message "Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes." I think that message is is unclear and should be changed to ...
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Why is this accepted answer not at the top?

I found this question from a Google search. I noticed the accepted answer is second, even though it is accepted and has significantly more votes than the "top" answer. This question on meta says that ...
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Software-rec tag; disclaimer looks cut off

I stumbled across a question that is on hold, so I checked out the reason why, and eventually found the software-rec tag, which I thought was weird since SuperUser didn't do software rec's and there's ...
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Commentator badge progress shows 1/10 before having commenting priviledge

I just received the privilege to post comments on SuperUser (yay!), but before that happened I noticed that the Commentator badge already has a progress of 1/10. I believe this also happened to me on ...
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Ask Question and Last Seen Time Discrepancy

I noticed a question where someone asked it 8 minutes ago but their profile stated they were last seen 23 minutes ago so there's a discrepenacy I suppose or maybe this is as expected per however this ...
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Why is this 6 year old user account in the Late Answer queue?

I ran across this answer in the Late Answers queue (review link). The answer was posted 6 years, 8 months ago! The user that posted it is by no means new; this is his only answer and his account is ...
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Why don't 4 indents turn characters to monospace typeface after numbered lines? [duplicate]

It works fine, but... not after a numbered line It works fine, but... not after a numbered line It doesn't render what suppose to be codes, but does disallow me to submit for being a code-only ...
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Is there a reason why the tag "slackware" cannot be edited?

Normally, when looking at tag information, at the bottom of the screen, there is a button labeled "Edit Tag Info". However, when looking at slackware today, there is no way to suggest edits. Problem ...
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Inconsistent summary of questions already answered on Superuser

I have noticed that Superuser inconsistently provides the summary of posts on the left has side of the question. e.g. see the attached pic to understand my point: First Q on the pic appears to have ...
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The "set a bounty" dialog kept disappearing

I posted Can VMware Workstation Player be connected to my "Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller" card? and, as it got one "sanity check" comment but no other response, ...
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Allow help in the title [duplicate]

I tried to ask this question, but it was rejected. How do I install a Windows update that gives an error but no help? The reason was retarded. Please fix this bug.
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"Something bad has happened" trying to list my Famous Questions

I just tried clicking on the "famous question" badge bar to list my famous questions (on superuser.com, not the meta). I got this: https://superuser.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/help/badges/28/famous-...

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