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14 votes

Unable to post Chinese characters?

A-ha. @jmac says We were getting a deluge of Chinese-language spam, and it was evolving so we just blocked Chinese characters. At some point in the future we will re-enable Chinese. Apparently, it ...
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8 votes

When I click on "Ask Question" I get diverted to my last question

What you are seeing is a draft - you have not asked the question, but are shown the saved draft. You can discard the draft by clicking the "discard" link on the page (next to the "Post your question" ...
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8 votes
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Rep in chat > Rep on site

The combined SE rep is the total rep of all SE sites that you are engaged in and has a rep of 200+. That's what's shown in chat and in the combined flair.
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Issue with the offline page

It has been fixed, it will be live after our next production build.
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CSS styling for IP address display is unreadable

Yup; the moderator-specific JS here was assuming the text was black, without consideration for site-specific themes; this should be fixed next build.
6 votes

Overachieving badge notifications

As @Jan mentioned, this was a systemwide bug in the whole SE network, and was mentioned on Meta SE today: We had a problem with badges failing to award last night, so I added some extra logging ...
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Why was this travel related post migrated to 3D printing?

This has happened because I've made a mistake - it was supposed to be migrated to Expats.SE, however the mobile site glitched and redirected it to the first site on the list (3D printing) instead of ...
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5 votes

Accepted answer not at top

This is the exceptional case for accepted self-answer. Accepted self-answer will lose its acceptance priority and will be ordered just like any other answers. From the Help Center, What does it mean ...
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5 votes
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Deleted answer breaks inbox menu?

The only reason I can think of as to why you'd end up on your profile is that the inbox itself links to your profile. That is, the button on the topbar is also a link to your global inbox on your ...
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Where's my silver air-travel?

Community wiki answers don't count towards tag badges since they are group effort. Who would you award the tag to? Everyone on the site? Whomever edited the CW? Me because I deserve it more than pnuts?...
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5 votes
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Review marker not resetting

This is a feature and not a bug. The review counter shows every pending review, regardless of whether you completed it already or not. Say for example you just voted to close a question and that ...
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Unexpected privilege

I don't think so. The "edit questions and answers" privilege is earned at 2,000 rep, which you should have recently hit. However, users can still propose edits to questions and answers at much lower ...
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Hammer deletes comments. Is it fair to do that?

I have noticed a similar behavior. Apparently when you comment with a link to the dupe question and then vote to dupe-close, that comment is treated the same way as the standard "Possible duplicate of ...
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4 votes

Degree symbol breaks URI detector

I re-posted this on Meta.SE. The question was shut down as a duplicate of an unanswered question. The gist of the highest voted answer is: The URL parser is correctly not including the non-encoded ...
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4 votes
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Edit history bug

As far as I remember I have seen it called the grace period and it is common on several or all Stack Exchange sites. See Editing FAQ on Meta for more information. So I would not call it a bug but a ...
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4 votes
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Bad links in Footer

The headings are not incorrectly linked per se; they are not supposed to function primarily as links. Rather, they serve as clickable labels for hidden lists of Stack Exchange sites. If you click on, ...
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3 votes

How did a question get migrated to IoT from here?

I made a mistake moving that question. One little slip of a finger. Most of the time moves like that get rejected without us asking them to do anything, so I wait a little before asking them to reject ...
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Unexplained presentation variance

My guess, the questions page shows an overview of the question, which makes the rows higher while the main page which shows nothing but the title, which makes the row narrower. The main page is just ...
3 votes

Where's my silver air-travel?

You currently only have 76 answers in that tag. The other six posts seem to be questions. I also have no idea whether CW answers are added in that list or not, but if they are, you need to deduct ...
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2 votes
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Question 'asked' timestamp is newer than first answer timestamp

It has indeed been merged with a question by the same author. The merged post has since been deleted, hence the confusion.
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2 votes
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Minor design issue with flag summary page

This seems to have been fixed with the roll-out of the new design across the network:
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Comment Formatting Goes Awry

@MarkMayo was correct: the comment didn't format correctly because I had omitted the "https://" part of the URL. With the entire URL included, the comment formatted correctly.
1 vote

Why does the question list show "0" for this already-answered question?

Moving a question to an other stack does reset the counter for answers to 0. This is because existing answers get deleted on the old stack (but appear again on the new stack.) Samples: is it possible ...
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Spam items that can't be found in suggested edits review queue?

It is usual that when you leave an item in the review list you can not get back to it. And as the edits were not yet approved you could not find them searching the site. I have run the review list ...
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How did a question get migrated to IoT from here?

I just fixed this. Thanks for bringing this up.
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Tags are becoming unusable, shall I create new ones?

Adding yet more tags is likely to aggravate rather than ameliorate matters, whether largely "for the sake of it" or to bypass the issue you describe. Without independent justification for "pink-...
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"Next tag badge" progress bar does not update

For the sake of an answer, to copy a Comment from @mts: As of recently this bug seems to have been resolved, both under tags and in the progress bar the count updates almost instantly. – mts Jul ...
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Active bounties for X reputation layout bug

This was fixed on the 19th of May 2016, as per Pops' edit on the question. Looking at the bounty page now confirms this.
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Google Translate link fails

For the sake of an A, copying a Comment: Yes, I've seen this happen. Basically, the parser chokes because there's two http:// in Google Translate links. You could raise this on MSO or get around it ...

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