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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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What's happening when I try a search on the number of comments?

I believe this is status-bydesign, since comments does not appear to be an actual search operator. We can see this by looking in the upper-right of the search results, where it shows the ...
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Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped?

People trying to use ancient hardware and software come here for support. So just because a thread is REALLY old and seems obsolete, doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't still useful. The problem ...
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Automatically embed image links

New users need at least 10 reputation in order to post images. They also need more than 10 rep to post more than 2 links. This is mainly an anti spam measure and does not (usually) significantly ...
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I'm human, even when I'm incognito!

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 ...
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Approved suggested edits not rewarding +2 reputation

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 ...
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8 votes
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Protection not considering Association Bonus

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 ...
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Is there an error with Late Answers Review?

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 ...
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More than 1 flag per post

The underlying system doesn't distinguish between spam and offensive. We actually have it as SpamOffensive...
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Case of answer accepted, but bounty not awarded

From the bottom of the bounties page, which you can find in our help centre: How is a bounty awarded? The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After ...
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7 votes
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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 ...
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6 votes
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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 ...
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6 votes
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Bug in search results

The last result is an answer, not question and hence says 4 votes and no mention of answers
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6 votes
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Malformed image Markdown when using add image dialog

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 ...
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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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5 votes
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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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5 votes
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Why do people have to gain reputation on each Stack Exchange site before being allowed to comment?

When you reach 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, you will automatically get a 100 point reputation bonus on every Stack Exchange site. For more information see the Reputation page in the help ...
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5 votes
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If a post is marked as a duplicate, what happens if the original is deleted

This is by design. A question can always be deleted regardless of whether there are others who link to it as a duplicate. Historically, linking as a duplicate was achieved by merely adding a link to ...
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Why are old questions on top?

What can cause a question to be bumped? What can cause a question to be "bumped" to the first page in the Active tab of a Stack Exchange site? (Changing the "Last Active" date.) ... The ...
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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 "...
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Links in Super User profile not showing up

Its by design. Spammers ruin everything
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4 votes
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User name not hyperlinked in a comment although the user exists

Timeline would be: The question was asked on Security Stack Exchange, where the asker had an account and where they left comments The question was then migrated to Super User, where the asker did ...
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4 votes
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Choose previewed tag?

This is marked as status-bydesign on Meta Stack Exchange: In order to try and stop the scrapers from being ranked higher on Google, they [Stack Exchange] are working on increasing their SEO. To ...
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Badges are removed or missing from account profile

I believe you're looking at your meta profile. Your main profile still shows 7 badges
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4 votes

Why is this accepted answer not at the top?

Its a self accepted answer. They don't automatically go on top. It only happens when its someone elses answer. Its documented in main meta here
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4 votes
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Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped?

I'd like to suggest that we add a type of "close" flag - "this question is out of date and wouldn't benefit from an answer". […] It's not an option now. Make it an option: This should place the ...
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Minimal edit distance can be circumvented with comments

This is by design. If you wouldn't allow comments or other markup to count as edited characters, people would just start to use whitespace or "invisible" characters creatively. If people want to make ...
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Minimal edit distance can be circumvented with comments

That's really very clever! Someone give that user a cookie. HOWEVER... I am going to sit in the camp that until you've obtained the proper user privilege, edits should be character-counted after ...
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Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped?

Can we stop old questions being bumped? No, as it is status-bydesign to get attention to old questions (that have no accepted or positively scored answers). This is one of the duties of the ...
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