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I'm going to call shenanigans. If you compare the flair from a moderator on another beta site: with your's from the screenshot you posted the diamond looks to be further away from the name than usual. Plus there is other information and links that are available to a moderator on their profile which aren't visible on your screenshot either. I'm not going ...


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There's no way for you to get the diamond without someone with developer access doing the following: Giving it to you through developer tools Manually executing a query that essentially does what the tool would Whenever someone is promoted to moderator by appointment or election, an entry is made in a user history table indicating that your access changed, ...


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To retract an upvote or a downvote, just click within 5 minutes from the previous vote the same vote button. This will retract the vote. Past the 5 minutes the vote is locked and can be changed only upon edit of the voted post.


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You have just been awarded with your curious badge. Seems like in conclusion you do not only have to be curious, but a little patient as well as it can sometimes take a bit until badges are awarded/updated. This has obvious performance reasons, as stated here on meta.SE. More detail can be found here: Other badges (mostly the ones which can only be ...


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The falling-out isn't between the main site and Area 51, but rather between Google and Stack Exchange. Anna Lear, an SE developer, tweeted about a Google API change two days ago. That's when the moderator tools for viewing traffic reports stopped working. (These are still broken as of this writing.) Why is some part of this chain reporting 20M visits? ...


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Time counts here. Once you reach the threshold, any upvote you receive is lost. As an example, once you are at the 200 rep limit, getting the sequence of 1 up - 1 down and 1 down - 1 up will lead to different results. 1 up - 1 down will result in the 1 up being lost and the 1 down to be counted, so you end up at 198 1 down - 1 up will first bring you to ...


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plants is a synonym of flora they are basically the same thing. The change just keeps things more organized around here. This way when someone wants to search questions about plants if they select plants OR flora they will get all the questions. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/tags/flora/synonyms


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No, the 25 vote remaining are the number of deletion votes you can cast: How many times can I vote to delete per day? At 2,000 reputation, you can cast 5 delete votes per day. An additional vote is granted per 1000 reputation, to a maximum of 30 delete votes per day. Edited: I quoted the wrong site. We are still in beta and the reputation ...


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Took me a while to find this, since the normal criteria would dictate that both events are shown. Turns out, there's a bit of logic that runs to add meta posts that are featured network-wide - that is, posts on Meta Stack Exchange tagged "featured". Part of the logic involved in that "de-duplicates" the list - I'll spare you the details, but the gist is ...


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First of all, answers shall be written as such. Answering in comments when the question is closed is bad form, and gives the bad message that a user can neglect asking well written question and an answer will be anyway given. That aside, what happened in your particular case is that the user, instead of editing the first question which was put on hold and ...


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This is caused by link number 8: [8]: https://media.knivesandtools.com/Exact1200x800/140088/bo121547$01-boker.jpg To be precise, the $ sign is throwing off the Markdown parser and/or the MathJax renderer. If you replace it by %24, the percent encoding of the dollar sign, all links will work again. Note that link number 14 has the same problem.


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Unanswered means that it does not have any answer with > 0 score. So questions can be answered, but those are not upvoted.


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I agree with the separation completely: it clarifies the differences between the two terms. However, there are questions out there about global cooling and other large-scale climate changes that aren't encompassed by warming. I suggest we remove global-warming and/or consolidate it with climate-change to offer a more accurate overview of the difference ...


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There is a grace period for answers that are in flight when a question is closed, because it's really discouraging and frustrating to spend an hour writing a good, solid answer to a question only to have it yanked away from you five minutes before you click "post". (That's a general statement; I haven't looked at this particular question.) So, if an answer ...


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This was the result of Google deprecating the login method we were using to get analytics. We've updating all the analytics code and it's pulling again.


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I doesn't show up for me either, but you can add it to your "favorites" bar. Click the edit link (circled above), then type in "Worldbuilding" in the box that shows up. Then hit the save button to save the changes. You can then add it to your favorites if you would like. I'm guessing that because this is a private beta, it doesn't show up in the standard ...


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Located to the left of the answer, below the upvote and downvote buttons there is a gray check mark. Clicking that will turn it green and mark the answer as accepted. See the following image: NOTE: If you are using the website on a mobile phone, you might be able to resolve issues by finding an option in your browser called something along the lines of "Use ...


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Badges are awarded when all the conditions are met. If the answer was posted on Feb 17 2017 but the conditions were met on Oct 28, in this case Answer a question more than 60 days later with score of 5 or more. then Oct 28 is the date in which the badge is awarded. I assume the fifth upvote was given on Oct 28.


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It's not a bug, it's an intended feature. Anything enclosed between two \$ will be treated as a mathematical formula by MathJax, and displayed accordingly. Like you can see in this following text included between $2 of such signs$. It gives weird results when the OP wants to write about money and not formulas, but as you have found out one can remove the ...


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When you don't have the reputation needed to cast actual close votes, what you're actually doing is flagging to suggest closure. Once you've flagged for closure, the other options that suggest reasons why the question should be closed aren't available, as you've already flagged that the question should be closed. Notice the others are still there, e.g. ...


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Just a heads up on how I think this should work: We have 4 different sections: Upcoming Events Blog Featured on Meta Hot on Meta If a Link is in multiple sections, we discarded all but one of them (de-duplication) but ONLY if there are Meta Posts pulled in. So Meta and Main behave differently. The new idea would be to: Always keep all Community Events ...


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I'm going to blatantly steal Monica Cellio's answer to the same question when it was asked on Mi Yodeya Meta in January 2015, because it puts it far better than I can: There is a grace period after a question is put on hold during which an answer that was started before the question was put on hold can still be submitted. The rather-old MSE post I linked ...


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If you're using the HTTPS Everywhere browser add-on, that might be your problem. Otherwise, someone else recently made a similar support request on MSE that got fixed, so I'd try there. Area 51 has the "discussion" site, which is sort of like their per-site meta, but of course it's hard to post if you can't log in. Meta.SE is also an appropriate place to ...


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Looks to me like the bounty reason notice got removed the same instant that you removed the hard science notice, probably because both are technically notices on the question. That's plainly visible in the revision history if you look at the exact timestamps. Another UI quirk? But yes, I'd definitely call this unexpected behavior at the very least.


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This is fixed as per https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/329187/235711


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Each user is allowed only one close and one reopen vote on any one question. You participated in the original closure of the question at revision 3, and the reopening at revision 6. Thus, you have used up your close and reopen votes on that particular question. This is by design, and done at least in part to prevent close/reopen wars involving just a few ...


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A fix for this is being pushed and should be live shortly. Thanks!


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First of all, when your first question got put on hold as 'too broad', you should have edited that question to narrow it down instead of asking a new one. Even when a question is closed, it can still be re-opened if the question is edited to be good enough. Secondly, the new question is also put on hold as 'too broad'. You did say in a comment that you don'...


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Hmm, good question. I think it has to do with the deletion of this post, from which you had gained 6 reputation. When it was deleted you lost those 6 points again, but it seems like you've been "charged" for the gain but not refunded the loss. It's possible that this will be adjusted in a few hours; there are some nightly "fix anomalies" scripts that run. ...


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I can't find anything relevant in the history there. There is no deleted comment containing only your first line, for what that's worth. Moderators can't see revision history on comments, but I understand that developers might have other ways of investigating should they choose to. (Because this is tagged bug it will eventually be seen by someone from SE.)...


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