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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 - probably with the least work :)


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That happens because mathJax is enabled on this site, It uses the dollar sign by default. To avoid getting bitten by this you can escape the \$ using \$: \$20 to \$25


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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 such a good question?" On Stack Exchange sites, the more brightly coloured arrow is the one what was selected. (When you press the flight attendant call ...


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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 for some reason. The usual reason for such a thing would be a Javascript blocker.


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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's good, other times it misses things or pulls up irrelevant pages. Use Google if comprehensive results are important.


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Here's the full accounting for September 9: +145 23:40 15 events Why does the Piper Cherokee (PA-28-140) engine have such low horsepower despite the very large displacement? +20 20:55 4 events Why is “clearway minus stopway” used in V1 adjustments? +20 09:01 2 events Why don't we fly helicopters with yokes? +15 12:18 accept ...


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


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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 count - they're NOT held in reserve in case you get lose rep in some way. So it all depends on the order of events. Once you went down to 195, if someone had ...


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You got 1,000 from edit suggestions (2 points per), that's the limit. Sean had 502 edit suggestions approved, and 25 edit suggestions rejected


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I agree it is confusing, I have the same. My guess is that the 10 reviews are due to the site self evaluation. You have already done them, but the questions are still open to review by others. The extra two come probably from close/reopen votes or suggested edits already reviewed by you, but not by a sufficient number of people to be actioned by the ...


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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 notice it shows the file name twice. The file size is 2.18 MB, larger than the max upload limit of 2MB. In this case, the link that should work is: https://upload....


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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, that's done before the system compares the revisions to see what has changed. So it saw the tag edits and a one-character body edit. As a sub-2k user, you can't ...


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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.


4

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. The question then got closed through a second queue


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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 reporting!


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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 flags will only appear in the moderator flag queue unless the post has been edited since the last task was completed (or invalidated). So the posts could go ...


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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). These are different posts, so the search finds them both. If you want to restrict your search to questions or answers, you can add constraints to your search query....


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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): This is a result/side-effect of some changes Cloudflare made recently, but the fact of the matter is that we'd run into problems with HTTPS support on child ...


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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 review, but is a number that is vaguely related to the total number of items that could potentially be reviewed by somebody. Apparently, this is by design.


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+3 years on and it's still there :( It's not just a quality-of-life request, as the counter can show nothing and there would be stuff needing [my] attention in the queue.


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Every user has one reputation point upon creation, presumably this is earned at the dawn of time as far as the database is concerned, or possibly never "earned" (?). As a result until the site's age passes each of the temporal windows you can select (week, month, quarter, year) there is an off-by-one error in the rep reported. (Right now "Week" is the only ...


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This functionality won't work while the site is in private beta. Arguably, we shouldn't be displaying that (and probably a few others hidden in nooks & crannies) during the private beta phase, I'll have a look at it. By design that the leagues aren't live until the site goes public, probably a bug/oversight that we even show the link to begin with.


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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.


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Here is the scenario you've presented. User 1 answered a question User 2 found a possible duplicate User 1 agreed that it is a duplicate Is User 1 misusing the system? TL;DR No, they are not misusing the system. Regarding the first point, User 1 is not required to search for duplicates before answering. (Is it my responsibility to search for duplicates &...


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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 suggested it gets +2 reputation. The regular daily reputation cap applies, and the total cap for reputation gained via suggested edits is 1,000. The +2 is reversed ...


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I thought the association bonus wasn't supposed to be counted in the specific time frames; however, after looking at the code, the 100 point association bonus is supposed to be counted, but the starting 1 point is not. For some users, including myself, the association bonus isn't counted for some reason. It must be a race condition based on when those ...


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Around the time you posted this, there was an open bounty just going into its grace period. Probably the bounty was not yet awarded so the system would have identified it as "open". But since the grace period already started there was no way to participate in the bounty hunt. The bounty was manually awarded (to me) 2 hours before Adam Lear posted. So by ...


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This is unrelated to the review count in the top bar. We cache pretty much everything possible, and featured question count is one of those things. Once in a while (although it is rare), the count goes out of sync with reality. This generally fixes itself, and I see that it already has by the time I'm looking at the site.


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


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Here's a perhaps somewhat nicer CSS tweak, based on the front page style: .statscontainer .answered-accepted strong { border-radius: 50%; color: #FFF; background-color: #15B58A; width: 36px; height: 36px; line-height: 36px; margin: -10px auto 0 auto; } Here's what it looks like: (And yes, this is going into the next version of ...


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