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How can a question be protected by Community? Why is the date format different there?

I don't understand the following screenshot I took a moment ago: How can Community, and not a named moderator, protect something? Why is the date and time format in the protected message ...
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Should the upvote/downvote tooltips on meta.su be harmonised with meta FAQ?

The upvote/downvote tooltips on meta.superuser are the same as on the main site.     For the question downvote it is "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not ...
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Visual Defect on Privileges Page

On the privileges page, when hovering over a row, the text-decoration:underline rule looks weird. Most of the the content is inside of a div inside of an anchor tag, so most of it doesn't have ...
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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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Why isn't moderation more transparent?

I posted a question a while ago, and it suddenly disappeared. After finding a link to the page, I saw the following message: Your question was removed from Super User for reasons of moderation. ...
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How do I return to the main site from Meta?

The redesigned all-new top bar has a Help dropdown menu. There's a Meta item in there. That's a great thing, because now you can access Meta easily. On Meta SuperUser it's changing into What's Meta: ...
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Chat flag indicator may be getting shown to unqualified users

I'm pretty sure I don't have enough SU rep to be seeing chat flags. However, I saw the "flagged post" indicator when I logged in to chat just now. Clicking on it produced this screen: I'm guessing ...
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What is counting in the open tab when I open the Superuser?

When I'm on Super User, I often see that there is a count in the first opening tag. There is no counting on other sites, I thought that this waS Firefox problem then I opened it in Google Chrome and ...
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Long question titles not consistently shortened in user profile popup

Long question titles are usually shortened in the user profile popup. This is not applied consistently, as shown in the screenshot below. The first question title is not shortened, but truncated by ...
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Views: does k mean one thousand?

Stupid question filter: Does this mean that the question has been viewed two thousand times? I ask because I've seen queries that would never get that many hits listed as having absurdly high ...
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Inconsistency between reputation and badges earned "today" in user profile popup

I'm pretty sure neither of the badges is awarded for 0 reputation gained today. The badges were actually awarded Dec 31, so the earned today line is wrong. Apparently earned today looks up badges ...
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How to remove a "frequented" tag?

Edit: Found a exact duplicate over on meta.StackOverflow: How do I remove a frequented tag? In the upper right corner of the main page (below Ask Question) it says: Frequented Tags [firefox] This ...
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View more link under badges appears even if there's only one badge left

If you visit this user's page you'll notice that even if there's only one Badge unlocked by the user, the 'view more' link is shown. The view more link makes sense if there's many badges but in this ...
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A Kindle question closed; why? It's software+hardware...

https://superuser.com/q/276010/65570 was closed with a message "Questions on Super User are expected to generally relate to computer software or computer hardware in some way". According to the ...
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Strange behavior on the FAQ... (hidden link?)

I was at the superuser.stackexchange faq using the most recent stable version of Chrome on my Pentium 3POS, and I ran into some interesting behavior. Some of the divs that are direct descendents of ...
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Complaints about new (December 2013) interface design

Eight hours ago, the top stripe of the Super User window showed my name.  When I hovered the mouse over my name, a convenient information/control box popped up:                                 (...
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Why the user interface for superuser.com has changed

Last night (26-Feb-2016), I used the site (superuser.com) and this morning I see that the complete user interface part has changed. I liked the old one. Why this change? Was this discussed in the ...
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Dark hacking? My account name got changed from "Randolf Richardson" to "Complicated see bio"

My account name is "Randolf Richardson" but somehow my account name was changed to "Complicated see bio." The description was also changed (it used to begin with "I am a spam-fighter ... I'm also ...
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Empty tooltip for non-existing tag

When asking a new question and creating a tag that doesn't exist I get just an empty hover-up box. I haven't tried to actually post a question with a bogus tag, so I'm not sure if this behaviour ...
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Red remaining-character counter in SU flag reason unreadable/ugly

When you flag a post as "requires moderator attention", you get a box to enter a reason. On SuperUser, this box is pink, unlike the red on the other sites. As you type, the number of characters ...
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Why is the header of this site not fixed?

If you go to https://www.stackoverflow.com then you will notice, that the header is fixed and always visible. Why is this not the case at superuser?
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What software does Super User use for its voting system?

What software is used for the Q&A voting set up on Super User? I once had a link to a similar software (Photobucket used to use a similar thing) online but have lost it since and can't find it ...
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View the year questions are posted and be able to sort questions by votes regardless of year?

I'd like to be able to view the year questions are posted. And to be able to sort questions by votes regardless of year. I see questions in the right hand side mention how many years ago they were ...
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Are-you-human broken flow for super-tagged questions

I just posted my first question on SU. First attempt was vetted as it lacked tags. I understood: better not make a question without tags. Second attempt with tags: I went through this particularly ...
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The site does not accept drag-and-dropped comment

In a comment, I have dragged-and-dropped some text. Now the comment text area has my comment, and I want to post it. So I click on Add Comment. But this does not work. The site keeps telling me to ...
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