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What's with the occasional hidden ad?

As you can see in the above screenshot there is an ad-services add in the corner of the screen. While I recognize that I have a dark extension (which is why I saw it), the ad is still present in the ...
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A closed question that has recieved multiple edits, opened again, then reverted to its original state, why can't I vote to close it?

There seems to be an issue with editing questions, not yet (as of the date of this question) settled. There is another, perhaps buggy issue with question edits, the initial form of the question was ...
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Sandbox ad on right side of screen doesn't use HTTPS

I recently saw this ad on Worldbuilding: I hovered over it and saw that this is the link it goes to: ...
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If a question is changed making an answer invalid, how should the community respond? [duplicate]

If a question is changed making an answer invalid, how should the community respond? I refer to (among other places) a question here, and to an answer here. The answer surely becomes invalid as soon ...
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How can I cancel an up-vote or down-vote?

I inadvertently up-voted the wrong answer (it happened because of scrolling). The answer now had a total of 1 vote (mine). To cancel my upvote, I clicked down-vote. Unexpectedly the question now had a ...
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Worldbuilding SE running slowly/choppy scrolling?

Recently I've started browsing Worldbuilding SE again. I've noticed that on my browser of choice (Safari), it runs at a very choppy pace compared to other sites in the Stack Exchange network such as ...
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Move the robot… with tags?

Hovering over certain tags moves the robot up when the browser is narrow: (At the width I'm at, it's only the second, third, and fourth tags on questions that trigger this on the Home pages, and the ...
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Why Was the Explainer Badge Not Awarded?

Okay, what am I missing? For the Explainer badge I need: Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0) For How can you use an army of dimunitive soldiers effectively? ...
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Site background image flicker

While scrolling up/down a page, the background image no longer flows smoothly like it used to. At least, I thought it used to. The image to the left, of the robot and the person with the long hair ...
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Bug: Medal selection overlapped by tabs on user page

Earned a new badge today on Meta, but noticed that the option bar (is that the right term?) to select the next badge is partially hidden by the category tabs. Currently on Windows 10 using Chrome v. ...
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What's wrong with printing in Worldbuilding

It seems that there is something wrong with Worldbuilding's CSS styles for print media or other configurations that prevents pages to be printed (either on a paper or to a PDF) correctly. When ...
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Notification drop down not counting all votes

It seems that it's missing a couple, this matched the app output as well. Though the main reputation gain tab is getting them all.
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What happened to my comment to the question about merfolks' handling of their dead?

I was looking at this question, when it was put on hold. It was formulated badly and so put on hold. I made a comment about the expected question and answered the question in my comment, since there ...
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Logged in but not?

I suspect a bug, but perhaps a WAD (Works As Designed). The top bar showed my photo and rep as if I was logged in (image below), but I was not able to enter a comment nor an answer. In trying to ...
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Bounty reason isn't showing up

A couple days ago, I started a bounty on this question, selecting the reason "Authoritative reference needed". I didn't add any supplementary text; I felt that the default wording said enough. When I ...
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What's in the newsletter, exactly?

The newsletter ad has some problems; you can't read what it's about: unless you select the text: Only Worldbuilding seems to have this problem; I checked a couple of other sites (e.g. Puzzling) ...
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Flags declined in the last 7 days…not?

So, I was going about my business on Worldbuilding today, when I tried to flag a post and found myself under a flag ban. While I was under a flag-ban previously, it had expired a few days earlier. I ...
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Question has note about hard-science tag without having the tag itself [duplicate]

The question below was asked two days ago. It originally had the hard-science tag: What would've had to change in the early solar system for Mars to remain habitable? Yesterday the OP made an ...
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Links to chat have disappeared from main?

I have noticed in the last week or two, though I am not totally sure about the timeline, that the links to chat in the right hand navigation pane of the main site have vanished. They used to be ...
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When the system prunes community events, why doesn't it prune the oldest? [duplicate]

We use community events to promote new blog posts. Because we've had a lot of activity lately (yay!), we're sometimes showing three events at a time. (I run each event for around a week, so there's ...
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Help me get on to Area 51

I got an Area 51 account on Oct 22 last year, but since Feb 25 this year, I haven't been able to log in. When I attempt to log in I see an error like: Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: ...
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My recently asked question does not show up on the active page

What could make a species evolve downward facing ears? This question does not appear on the active page of Worldbuilding.SE. It does not disappear completely and can still be accessed from here when ...
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Review indicator miscounting? [duplicate]

It might be my misunderstanding, but... I have an orange indicator suggesting I have (currently) 8 reviews to do, but my review queue is completely empty (all zeroes). It's just me or is there ...
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There is a missing link in the blog side panel of the questions page

On the questions page in the side panel for the blog this link "How You Can Use the New Stack Overflow Bot from Microsoft" leads to a page not found error The link in question has now disappeared ...
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How can this after-close answer exist?

I recently returned to my computer after a prolonged absence to note a message from the author of this question in response to my comment. While I was there, I noticed the question has been put on ...
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Something on Worldbuilding makes my Firefox tabs turn black!

When I try browsing Worldbuilding (main question list, questions) using Firefox 54.0.1 32-bit on Windows 10, eventually the contents of all Firefox tabs turn completely black. This happens after a "...
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x post awaiting review but review queue is empty: Is this a bug? [duplicate]

This is what I see on my screen Is this a bug or am I missing some underlying info?
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Is there a reasonable limit on the number of times questions & answers can be reviewed?

While going through the review today I found a question first posted over two years ago being reviewed and an answer to a question that, I believe, had been reviewed previously. The question is What ...
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Community events are not being correctly shown on main (but are on meta)

Last night I posted a new blog post and created the corresponding community event. It shows up correctly on meta: However, the new event is missing on main: Note: Since posting this question, the ...
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Tags: global-warming undefined… consolidate or leave separate?

These tags are defined: climate seasons This one is not: global-warming Should the tag have its definition filled in? Or should it be made a synonym of one of the other two tags? I believe it should ...
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Should tags biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and life be consolidated?

biology biochemistry life anatomy The Life tag does not currently have any wiki entry. Same with Anatomy. Should these perhaps be consolidated with "biology"? When I was looking at what to ...
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Why does flagging as “too broad” also count as “duplicate”?

I flagged a question as "too broad". Then I realized the author had previously posted the same question and decided to change my flag to "duplicate". I retracted the "broad" flag, but the user ...
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Bug in the pinned Blog links on the sidebar

This morning I saw the link on the sidebar to the pinned blog post, "Calculating Political Power", which I thought was interesting, so I clicked on it. However, it took me to the Stop Saying Rivers ...
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Automated message directs me to find answers where none exist

I asked a question, it was closed as too broad. So I asked another one (I think I made it more specific) But the system automatically suggested that my original question (which was closed with no ...
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Why is my score being capped at 194 (not 200) today?

https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/users/885/jdługosz?tab=reputation&sort=post&StartDate=2016-11-23%2022:56:03Z I see recent votes having no points, but the day’s score is 194, not 200. ...
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Why is workplace holding the same icon from worldbuilding?

I don't know if this is the correct icon for the community, but I've found it weird at least and thought it would be a good idea to report. Why is workplace holding the same icon from worldbuilding?
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How could “Would normal people accept a path of immortality given the following, specific restrictions?” be answered, given that it was on hold?

I saw Would normal people accept a path of immortality given the following, specific restrictions? bumped to the top of the front page as "answered" despite being "on hold", so got curious. I got ...
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Strange bug with the background art while writing a question

This is weird. While posting a question of mine today, I noticed the background "flickering" as I repeatedly typed and removed a space from the markdown for a bullet point. Without the space after ...
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Top tabs are not visible in worldbuilding stackexchange site

Top tab fonts are not visible in my google chrome (version Version 51.0.2704.103), Please find the screen shot : Edit 1 : Yes , still its the same way . I have inspected fonts : OS : Windows 7 ...
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Large Hot Network Questions icon is the old one

The "icon-48.png" that's used on the full Hot Network Questions page still has the old design. I tried clearing my cache. I am on latest chrome, 50.0.2661.102 m.
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How can one's Year Reputation be greater than Total Reputation?

http://stackexchange.com/leagues/327/year/worldbuilding/2016-01-01/17179#17179 At the moment, user fi12 who has been a member for 4 months has a Total of 1675 (lagged from his live value of 1680) and ...
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Site design - icon on Achievements list

The icon on the Achievements list, scaled down from the standard logo, looks like a piece of fruit, not the intended planet. The screenshot is enlarged when I view the image in a message, so go get ...
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Visited questions on main are indistinguishable from unvisited ones

Quick, tell me which of these questions I've clicked on: That screen shot was taken in Safari, a browser in which I have done zero customization. (I keep it around just for tests like this.) I see ...
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Making small icon clearer

It's not really a bug but the ring on the small icon (for example next to a Hot Network Question) is very hard to see. I think it might be worth having a bit of a black border around the ring or ...
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Opening a direct link with an anchor breaks the layout

I just klicked on a notification of a comment in my inbox. I therefore found that loading a comment via direct link (like this) breaks the site and the content is moved so that the comment appears in ...
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Text in newsletter ad is hard to read

I'm borrowing this screen shot from another post: I'm finding the black text on the dark-green background to be really hard to read. Can we improve the legibility? If the text were the same color ...
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The robot is sometimes overlapped by the edge of land

On very short pages, such as search and maybe others, the robot is overlapped by the edge of landmass, which looks strange. (Firefox 46)
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Design bug: scrollbar to the right

I have two one issues with the otherwise awesome new site design: I get a horizontal scrollbar despite a large enough window size. The same scrollbar and background image artifact is also ...
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Weekly newsletter box is too small

Because a screenshot says more than a thousand words: Iceweasel (Firefox) 38.2.1, Debian GNU/Linux (wheezy) (Wow, that looks like a pencil to the right in the screenshot...)
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one of my badge vanished

Yesterday I asked my fifth question. Today when checking my profile I was told I got the badge "curious". I clicked ok and to track the next one, but the badge is not showing among the ones I got nor ...