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Voting arrows look selected when they're not

I'd be in favor of reversing the colors (make "unselected" arrows dark & "selected" ones light) - I think that would make the difference more intuitive and the unvoted arrows less obtrusive - ...
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9 votes

Voting arrows look selected when they're not

I agree with this complaint! At first glance, would you say that I upvoted or downvoted the question below? When I visited the site the first time after the redesign, I thought: "Why did I downvote ...
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8 votes
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Can answers be posted on a closed question?

Broken As Designed: If you already started writing an answer it is possible to post it to a closed question for a while (~ 4 hours) if the client-side code that prevents you from doing so fails to run ...
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8 votes
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Missing search hit for "circled r"

Short answer: Because the site's built-in search sucks. Longer answer: Stack Exchange sites are Q&A platforms, not search engines. The built-in search is kind of a best-effort thing: Sometimes it'...
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6 votes
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Bounty counting toward 200 limit

Here's the full accounting for September 9: ...
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5 votes

"The Hangar" chat room has been "frozen" for inactivity-- is this supposed to happen?

It is not supposed to happen, but if there is a prolonged time of silence in the hangar, the stackexchange system will 'freeze' the room automatically. Best way to prevent it is for us all to be more ...
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5 votes

tag adding fails

I had a similar problem on another Stack Exchange and asked about it here. There was a single zero-width space at the end of the post body. These are stripped on submission now... Unfortunately, ...
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5 votes
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Voting arrows look selected when they're not

status-completed Please see the update of the original post.
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5 votes

Image upload does not accept many of commons.wikimedia.org URL's

This is not a bug. There are two issues here: The link you're trying is not a direct link to the file. It's a server-generated thumbnail. Have a closer look at the path of the link. You will ...
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5 votes

Rep capped at 195

This has come up before. See: What if I hit the daily rep cap and THEN get downvoted? For better or worse, that's just how the rep cap system works. Once you hit 200, further upvotes simply don't ...
Bret Copeland's user avatar
4 votes
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How does the vote counter work?

Though the totals in the vote counter include deleted posts, the votes tab in the profile will not show them to you. The values are all correct.
Oded's user avatar
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4 votes
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Why was my flag declined yet the post was closed for the reason I flagged?

Based on the link to a meta.SO post given by Aurora0001 in the comments, and the fact that the review shows that nobody in the queue agreed with you, the system has "declined" automatically this flag. ...
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Reputation points from accepted tagwiki edits not attributed

The best source of info here is probably this Q/A How do suggested edits work? And a quote for a direct answer Can I earn reputation? When a suggested edit is approved, the user who ...
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Why do I only have 1 gold badge?

Because the second one has only 9,945, 55 short of the 10,000 needed. Your profile shows "10k" because the numbers there are rounded, not truncated.
Federico's user avatar
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3 votes
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Picture link not updating when new links are added

This took a while to figure out - a few different features fighting each other. The fix has been completed, but is yet to be deployed - it will be in a revision after 2017.3.16.25436. Thanks for ...
Oded's user avatar
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3 votes
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Duplicated results following a search?

You search for just "VHF" finds all posts, not just questions or answers that match. The results are not duplicate, one is a question and one is an answer (that happens to be for the question). ...
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3 votes
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Why do I get a "403 Forbidden" error when visiting meta over https?

HTTPS on meta sites has always been problematic due to the way the certificates are issued and how the sites are structured. From the meta post fooot linked in the comments (posted by Adam Lear): ...
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Why does my review icon say 12 when there are no posts to review?

Once you graduate from reviewing suggested edits to being able to review items in other queues, the meaning of that number changes. It no longer represents the number of suggested edits you can ...
Mark's user avatar
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2 votes
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Aviation logo is unreadable when displayed too small

status-completed Please see the update of the original post.
Stéphane's user avatar
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2 votes
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Can a post go in the "low quality" queue twice?

Ok, since I've since found out the answer, to avoid others from stumbling on the same issue, the following meta post gives the answer: If the post has already had a Low Quality review task, further ...
Federico's user avatar
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1 vote
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Why can't I close this question as a duplicate?

I can't read! The error message says This question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer and I misread that as This question does not have an upvote or an accepted answer The question linked ...
Bianfable's user avatar
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1 vote

Accepted graphic missing in questions tab

Here's a perhaps somewhat nicer CSS tweak, based on the front page style: ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
1 vote
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I did not receive the secret hat for earning a gold badge

That is the 2016 version. This year’s version is here: Winter Bash 2017 Hats This year, the gold badge hat is “foot of the rainbow.” Your profile on the Leaderboard shows that you do have that one. ...
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1 vote

Miniature icon looks kind of a little like a "smudge"

Looks like this was taken care of in the July 5 update -- the site icon was "de-winged" and the lines made more prominent:
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