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Emojis don't render in question titles, but do render within questions

Oh hey there. Looks like that's my question you've linked there. :P Michael Frank's answer is entirely correct. As per the premise of my question, the  emoji renders incorrectly in both the title ...
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Why is this 6 year old user account in the Late Answer queue?

Per this MSE, posts are enqueued into Late Answers if they were posted more than 30 days after the question and their owners have less than 50 reputation. This was not always the case; originally the ...
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Accused of "targeted voting" (upvoting certain users) - Is the system broken (beyond what we already know it is)?

Some thoughts: The question makes a valid point. There is a need to ensure that voting is based on post quality rather than the poster, but the automated system is too heavily weighted toward "...
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Accused of "targeted voting" (upvoting certain users) - Is the system broken (beyond what we already know it is)?

I'm not middle aged (I THINK!), white (last I checked at least) though I do admit to being male, though the other stuff is not for discussion. That said the votes were invalidated automatically. ...
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Bad summary on DuckDuckGo featured results

Likely the search engine just cached the first question on the front page during a spam wave. The section after the sjsjsj appear to be tags and hard-drive wireless-networking google-chrome mac and ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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I am getting a “You are currently banned from flagging…” message but no clear end for this ban is given

After the next build, the ban message on your flag summary page will indicate how long you must wait before flagging again: Fair warning: flag ban durations are calculated on demand. If more ...
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Inconsistent summary of questions already answered on Superuser

Search results and question lists appear similar, but have subtly different behavior and styles. You're looking at search results. The first result is an answer. The indicator is that it says "...
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Formatted text rendered wrongly in question but is correct in edit preview

Fundamentally - we didn't have code fences then. We do now. Essentially - the conversion from markdown to rendered markup happens once - when the post is posted. For extra fun - since its an odd ...
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Emojis don't render in question titles, but do render within questions

You dun goofed, son. That's an image. Its been posted inline, pretty cleverly so people can see what it should look like
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Lost reputation from posts I haven't touched

You did do something to all those posts: you edited them. Below a certain reaputation threshold (2000 I believe) you receive 2 rep for each edit you do, up to a maximum of 1000 total contribution to ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Cannot ask question with Korean in it?

This is due to a rather nasty spam influx a couple of years back which resulted in a blanket ban on korean: Sudden influx of Korean spam I've spoken to a member of the team and they have pushed out ...
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Please be mindful of non-programming and development question migrations

This question was recently migrated to Stack Overflow even though it has nothing to do with programming and development. I have to disagree. GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended ...
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How best to react to 5/5 badge getting stuck

Clicking on the next badge 'loading bar' tells you what's wrong. "maintain a positive question record" - that criterion is not met. I see lots of zeros, and negative votes, and a few deletions. So....
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Ask Question and Last Seen Time Discrepancy

This is intended - that time is only updated every 15 minutes to keep things fast on the server side: The rationale is that this number is tracked to give folks a rough idea of whether a given user ...
Ben N's user avatar
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Unclear wording on comment editing timeout

I think that message is unclear and should be changed to something like "Comments may only be edited after 5 minutes" or "Comments may only be edited 5 minutes after posting." In the English language,...
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How can someone have only 1 reputation?

User that have been suspended by moderators will have their reputation set to 1 for the duration of a suspension. Alternatively the user could have given away all their reputation on bounties.
Mokubai's user avatar
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6 votes

Allow help in the title

You could easily have changed the word help to something more descriptive. As such the reasons not to allow it, such as titles that simply say "HELP ME!!!!" or similar, still outweigh your particular ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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6 votes
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Can the review system be fixed?

Sorry about that; this was completely broken for a few days, but it should be all good now.
Shog9's user avatar
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One of those "trick" questions

Did I really do something wrong by leaving a comment and if so what would be considered more appropriate in this case? Apparently the system expects you to do nothing. Is this some sort of ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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6 votes
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Strange, garbled formatting on question #154133 'Boot from ISO'

My browser shows comments entangled with the bottom of the answer my browser is Seamonkey 2.49.5.2 on (Gentoo) Linux Unfortunately you are using an unsupported browser: We support the last two ...
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Commentator badge progress shows 1/10 before having commenting priviledge

It looks like you have posted at least one comment on your own answer (that was itself supposedly a comment). Commenting on your own answers or questions would count towards the total for the ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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6 votes
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Why are some tags grey and some are light grey?

Meta sites have compulsory tags, of at least one you need to have. bug and discussion are compulsory. tags is not. There's a third type of tag called a status tag that only mods and staff can use ...
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Why can I not answer my own question - is this a bug?

I suspect this is a quirk rather than an outright bug. I suspect several features came in to play. Your question had been protected due to poor answers such as people effectively saying "me too". ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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5 votes
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elections.stackexchange.com doesn't like SuperUser

Maybe some preliminary changes related to this have stuffed something up? Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Emergency fix in and deployed now. There are several other related and unrelated issues that I will get ...
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Yearling too quick?

You have been a member for 6 years. For the Yearling badge, you also need to earn 200 reputation per year. This means that you will get the badge awarded whenever you earn 200 more reputation, up ...
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Workaround to get rid of all close flags?

For the moment, this is intended behaviour. Well, not so much directly intended, but... it's a pretty small loophole/edge case. For the time being (the past year and beyond :)), I'd say that if you ...
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Does SE use Common Core math?

Here's my guess: A week is 168 hours. However, a week need not coincide with the calendar week that starts and ends at midnight Stack Exchange time. Reviews refill at 00:00 UTC, and in some time ...
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5 votes

The "set a bounty" dialog kept disappearing

Your problem is twofold. You are misusing the "why are you posting a bounty" comment box, and you are putting your information in the wrong place. By trying to insert a lot of information into the "...
Mokubai's user avatar
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