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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 and body of the question. The Apple logo there is actually an image uploaded to imgur to demonstrate what the emoji is supposed to look like. In other words, I ...


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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 rep threshold was 10 points. Here's what I think happened: The new user posts the answer several months after the question was created It swiftly receives an ...


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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 "organic" voting patterns. By that, I mean voting based on encountering posts at random. I'm aware of that characteristic, so I'm careful to avoid triggering the ...


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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. While we do joke sometimes about community's gender - the vote invalidations were done by an entity that is not white, cismale or middle aged. It has also done ...


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Quoting the help center: suggested edit is accepted: +2 (up to +1000 total per user) A quick look at your profile: questions and answers should be worth around ~900 reputation (tentatively more because one upvote and one downvote nets +3 reputation) you have created ~540 suggested edits So it's likely you've had 500 edits approved at 2 reputation each,...


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You already realized that there are two things in your control which have an impact on this issue: You're not logged in You're using incognito mode The captcha is a spam prevention mechanism. You are deliberately triggering it by refusing to appear like a "normal" user. There really is nothing that could or should be done to resolve this situation as it ...


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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 flags are declined after you view this message, the duration may be extended; if more flags are marked helpful, the ban may be lifted entirely. You should treat ...


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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 "answered" in the bottom-right (as you observed), and also the "A:" prefix on the title. To limit your search to questions, use the is: question operator. See also: ...


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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 number of backticks, the first pair in the opening code fence was "one" set of unformulated characters, the last and the first of the closing pair, and the 2 at the ...


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This behaviour is by design. The idea is that a user is not considered to have enough experience with the topic of the site, so only rep earned on the site is counted: Why is the Association Bonus ignored when trying to answer a protected question? Part of the boilerplate includes: To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site. ...


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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 your reputation. As the posts you edited were most likely off-topic they got closed or migrated then subsequently deleted. As a result the 2 reputation per ...


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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 an update to the rules that should be slightly less restrictive. Give it a whirl and let us know.


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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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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 for numerical computations. It is typically used for such problems as solving linear and nonlinear equations, numerical linear algebra, statistical analysis, ...


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I'm not sure if it's a bug. the previous flags are dismissed and you're flagging it for some other reason, perhaps the post has been vandalized again. It's up to you to not flag it multiple times. And oh, don't be fooled thinking Mods don't notice this or others haven't tried this before. Frivolous flags are treated with disdain, and not only we decide to ...


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The underlying system doesn't distinguish between spam and offensive. We actually have it as SpamOffensive...


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It is a result of raising the reputation level of what should be slotted into the Late Answers review queue. [...] I'd like to try raising the reputation for getting enqueued to the Late Answer reviews to 50 and reconsider upping it to 100 at some point in the future. Previously it was at 10 reputation.


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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. Ask more good questions, which people upvote, and you'll get that badge


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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 is still active; the primary implementation concern is raw speed, not accuracy.


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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, your suggestion would mean that comments could only be edited, 5 minutes after they were submitted. Which of course is not the case, and in reality, after 5 ...


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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.


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The last result is an answer, not question and hence says 4 votes and no mention of answers


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Why do you believe that what you are presenting is malformed? When you see: [![enter image description here][3]][3] This seems to be the new behavior of the image upload/insertion tool and it makes sense. Here is the breakdown of why: Previously, an uploaded image would simply be: ![enter image description here][3] And while you were able to see that ...


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Sorry about that; this was completely broken for a few days, but it should be all good now.


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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 need. For example you could have used: How do I install a Windows update that gives an error but no link to knowledgebase? How do I install a Windows update ...


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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 versions of the browsers that we see the vast majority of our visitors actually use. This does not include beta/dev releases, which are not supported. ...


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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 commentator badge. For reference and low rep:


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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 that's red.


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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". You had a cross-site association bonus applied to your account Due to bounties posted you were below 101 reputation Protected questions require 10 reputation on ...


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