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Jittery scrolling in Safari on macOS

The scrolling on worldbuilding.SE and its meta is very unpleasant on macOS Safari. It's like it's running at low fps. For over 2 years we still have this bug in macOS Safari where worldbuilding.SE (...
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Could the mods check this out - did I just cast two consecutive close votes on the same question?

This question, turned up in my feed, I imediatley commented and voted to close as NAW. A couple of minutes later it turned-up in the close-question review queue. I again voted to close. Both times it (...
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Bug in dollar sign + link preview

I had an issue with a link to $37 billion. The preview - there and here - works just fine. But after the post is made, it no longer displays right. This can be fixed - more or less - with \$37 ...
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The page background lags my laptop

I must not be the only person who experiences this. When scrolling down or up there is a noticeable frame-rate drop. What is intended to be smooth ends up been jerky and my processor tries to figure ...
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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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Is there a community-specific bug report feature?

The VTC reason "This question belongs on another SE site" doesn't work right. Currently, after selecting that option, the only Stack you can choose is WB.meta. I highly doubt that is ...
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Links not formatting properly when there are 9+ of them

There is a question (this one) with some links that don't show well-formatted. They are all formatted using the same structure: ...
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some of the answer text is smashed together in my question need help

in my question in here one of the answer is merged or smashed together to the point i cant read it, is there a way to fix this? iam not sure this place is the correct place nor the word i use is ...
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Robot bleeds into non-maximized page

I was visiting the site and noticed a weird blur along the left margin. Turns out this is apparently the robot's shadow, which somehow ends up being rendered on the page even when I can't see the ...
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Long names break formatting in the badge list

I was scrolling through the list of awarded Revival badges out of curiosity and noticed something a bit strange: It appears that users with long names cause their user profiles (and the date the ...
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"Page down" stops working after editing

OS: Windows 10 Browser: Firefox v. 68.4.1esr (32-bit) Problem: After editing a post, the "Page Down" key becomes unresponsive. After pressing the "Esc" key, the use of the "Page Down" key produces a ...
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Something Weird is Happening with Reputation

In my time using this site, I have noticed that when I have more than 200 earned reputation from upvotes, that I instead get only 200. I already know that this is by design, so this is not an issue. I ...
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Is something broken about the “necromancer” badge?

Necromancer badge is for good answers to old questions. I was looking at who won it lately: https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/help/badges/17/necromancer None of the dates are right. It says ...
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How do I accept an answer?

I am a person who tends to ask a whole lot of questions but don't really come back to the question to accept someone's answers that they took the time to write. The problem I am having is that there's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Worldbuilding doesn't show up in the "StackExchange" dropdown on my browser anymore

Is there something wrong with my browser settings? I can't find it in the search bar. I had to go over to the proposal in Area 51 to find it. EDIT: As you can see; when I put "world" in the search ...
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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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Who edited my comment? Why?

On Jason FB's answer here, I posted a comment saying This does not provide an answer to the question. However, it was recently edited to This does not provide an answer to the question. To ...
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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 ...