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So I'm a moderator now?

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 ...
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So I'm a moderator now?

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 ...
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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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We're suddenly very popular

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 ...
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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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Plants tag changes to Flora

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 ...
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Votes remaining for deleting a question is (probably) wrong

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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We're suddenly very popular

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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Worldbuilding doesn't show up in the "StackExchange" dropdown on my browser anymore

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 ...
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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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Incorrect 'You have already raised this type of flag' notice

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Weekly newsletter box is too small

A fix for this is being pushed and should be live shortly. Thanks!
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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 ...
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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 "...
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Who edited my comment? Why?

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 ...

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