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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 ...
Ben N's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Mokubai'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Links in Super User profile not showing up

Its by design. Spammers ruin everything
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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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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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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 ...
Kamil Maciorowski's user avatar
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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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Why is this accepted answer not at the top?

You've sorted the answers by the most active (See the active tab above the answers). If you sort by votes, then the highest voted one is top.
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How did a user with no actions and only 101 rep get the Mortarboard badge?

Meta sites still track reputation internally - it's just never displayed anywhere. For example, your "meta rep" right now is 23. So you can still earn badges related to reputation, as odd as that may ...
Shog9's user avatar
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Automatically embed image links

I believe that the settings are good in their current state. Yes, it's likely that someone with enough rep will eventually edit the post to embed the image for the user, and this make more work for ...
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