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How can I cancel an up-vote or down-vote?

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 ...
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one of my badge vanished

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/...
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Something Weird is Happening with Reputation

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 ...
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Community events are not being correctly shown on main (but are on meta)

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 ...
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What happened to my comment to the question about merfolks' handling of their dead?

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 ...
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Links not formatting properly when there are 9+ of them

This is caused by link number 8: [8]: https://media.knivesandtools.com/Exact1200x800/140088/bo121547$01-boker.jpg To be precise, the ...
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Tags: global-warming undefined... consolidate or leave separate?

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'...
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Unanswered questions that are already answered

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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Missing reputation

You had one upvote... Upvotes on an answer give the answerer +10 reputation. From the help-center : Voting up So you got 10 points... ...And one downvote Downvotes remove 2 reputation from the post ...
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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?

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 ...
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How do I accept an answer?

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: ...
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Is something broken about the “necromancer” badge?

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 ...
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Bug in dollar sign + link preview

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 ...
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Community events are not being correctly shown on main (but are on meta)

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 (...
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How can this after-close answer exist?

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 ...
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Help me get on to Area 51

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 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Bounty reason isn't showing up

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 ...
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What's wrong with printing in Worldbuilding

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

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 ...
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How can this after-close answer exist?

I’ve seen this discussed on the site-wide meta. The poster can submit the answer late, and it is accepted. Normally the browser communicates with the server and learns that the question closed, and ...
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Should tags biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and life be consolidated?

I agree with Zxyrra except in the case of life<->biology. Those two certainly seem very similar. There are also ongoing problems with life that are more complicated than this, for example ...
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My recently asked question does not show up on the active page

I cannot reproduce this Your question shows up just fine. Right now it's directly under the question "Inorganic alien consciousness [on hold]" at 14th position in the active questions. Other ...
Secespitus's user avatar
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There is a missing link in the blog side panel of the questions page

I saw it too -- a link to that SE blog post, and "page not found" if you followed it. It's now fixed; that link goes to this blog post.
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Automated message directs me to find answers where none exist

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 ...
Mithrandir24601's user avatar
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Why is my score being capped at 194 (not 200) today?

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 "...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Weekly newsletter box is too small

A fix for this is being pushed and should be live shortly. Thanks!
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When the system prunes community events, why doesn't it prune the oldest?

This is actually the same bug as your other one: the system does not differentiate between short URLs with a user ID attached and short URLs without one (or long URLs that point to the same post, for ...
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Sandbox ad on right side of screen doesn't use HTTPS

This is a non-issue with modern, standards-compliant browsers. Along with a bunch of other headers, every response to a request to worldbuilding.meta.stackexchange.com comes with these headers: <...
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Robot bleeds into non-maximized page

I can reproduce this when I resize my browser window: The background colour of the content div is set to rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.95) so, it's 5% transparent. ...
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some of the answer text is smashed together in my question need help

This was caused by some specific links in an answer, when placed without markup. Only the answer containing the links was affected. I edited the answer so that the links were present with Markdown, i....
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