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Unintuitive behavior of "Suggested Edits" review queue

Today, I found an edit suggestion in my review queue where the question that was to be edited had already been deleted. It looks like a moot point to keep such items in the review queue. Is this a bug,...
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Serial voting reversed (-10) but only one upvote made (+10)?

I'm hardly active on UL SE at all so I was very surprised to see a "serial voting reversed" message removing 10 reputation from my score yesterday. I am even more baffled because it appears ...
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Reputation changes points message not showing or disappearing swiftly

Since a couple of days I noted that reputation changes points message is not showing or disappearing swiftly (I'm not sure yet wich is it). I can only see that the number is higher or lower, without ...
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TAB not preserved in code blocks

Mangling code or tab separated data: This is tab delimited data Rendering of code blocks break tabs. This is bad for example for code that require tabs (Example). for posts where users paste ...
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Site fonts on Linux

After logging on this morning, I noticed that my fonts (using Brave) had all switched back to whatever SE was using before. Is it just me or was the Ubuntu font removed?
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Bug in review badge award algorithm?

It seems that two days ago, I was awarded the "Steward" badge for the "First Post" and "Close Votes" queues, although I received them in May and July of last year already....
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Broken italics in code block

The answer here https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/472384/170373 contains this code block: grep -vE '0.*1|1.*[02]|2.*[13]|3.*[24]|4.*[35]|5.*[46]|6.*[57]|7.*[68]|8.*[79]|9.*8' In that particular answer,...
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Privilege awards did not show up in achievements list

Today was a big day for me on Unix & Linux: I got a "Yearling" badge on the main site I got a "Yearling" badge on the meta site I earned the "create gallery chat rooms&...
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Unable to Unfollow deleted questions

Seems it's a bug that at leat I'm not able to Unfollow a deleted question (maybe it's true for deleted answer too) either from the Unfollow link under the question itself (not exist) or from the "...
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Activity in achievements feed time-stamped as “yesterday” when I posted the question 1.5 hrs ago PST

I posted a question an hour ago and My achievements section shows activity “yesterday” and then activity “today”. Is this a bug? I understand someone in a diff timezone my have left feedback but I ...
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"follow" link glitches to "You’re no longer following this question"

It happens to me, at least in this site, that sometimes when I press "follow" it glitches to "You’re no longer following this question". I have to refresh the page to get the expected behaviour.
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Is sorting broken?

If I sort the questions by vote, and ask to get the questions with not accepted answer, I get: However, this question (that I happened to ask) has 30 votes and no accepted answer. Why is it not ...
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U&L favicon on dark background is barely readable

On Firefox with Dark theme enabled (it is available in the browser out of the box), this site's favicon is mostly unreadable: The letters could have less transparency and more white in them so that ...
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Impact dropped to almost half, without post being deleted

I just checked my profile page and was wondering quite a bit that my approximate impact dropped from 97k to 55k. How is this possible if none of the posts have been deleted?
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Post new question cooldown timer is showing wrong warning

I tried to ask a question in this site. While doing so, I get this warning message that says "You can only post once every 40 minutes.". However I have not asked any questions in the past five months. ...
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Incorrectly rendered code blocks look fine in edit view

I came across this answer, which in my browser is rendered as: I.e. code blocks are rendered as if they were enclosed in ``. But if I try to edit it, what I see is: Code blocks are already enclosed ...
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Lost question text when creating an account before posting

I am unable to type quickly. I spent about 20 minutes trying to type a clear and specific question about a Linux related question. After completing the question I was asked to create an account: login ...
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4-space indentation never works

Whenever I ask a question, on the right side jumps out a pink block 'How to Format', which tells me 'indent code by 4 spaces'. I tried putting four spaces before my code, but it never makes any ...
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What is curious badge and why I am not getting it?

Well this is simple, from couple of months it shows that next badge: Curious 9/5 So I already crossed limit of 5 questions, I am having 9, but I am not getting this badge from months and it is ...
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Is there something wrong with tags determining the language for syntax highlighting?

Is it just me, or has the language detection from tags for syntax highlighting been broken lately? I seem to have noticed a couple of times that scripts containing /* were highlighted as if it that ...
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Background image has been replaced with boxes

At some time today, the background image on U&L has changed to a strange looking grid of gray boxes. https://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/unixmeta/img/site-background-image.svg?v=adf85a88e194 This grid ...
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error submitting an answer [closed]

I have a question about my Unix & Linux Stack Exchange post: Does Duplicity modify atime when backing up? I was trying to post an answer to the abovementioned question. When posting my answer I ...
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Wrong prompt when editing questions with disallowed tag

When editing a question with tag that isn't allowed, the message below is shown which incorrectly uses 'Your answer' instead of 'Your edit': Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: ...
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Broken CAPTCHA when posting question

I've just attempted to post a question on Unix&Linux Stackexchange. I was prompted with a CAPTCHA with a picture of HAL 9000 and the following text: Human Verification Are you a human being? ...
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I got no Inbox notification for a comment, why?

On this answer, I already got a notification for the comment @MarcusLinsner - only gnu sed can do that via the e flag... – don_crissti yesterday, but I got no notification for the comment the output ...
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Rename adb to android-adb

Since this is about UNIX, I would expect that the tag adb refers to the advanced debugger written by Stephen Bourne in the mid 1970 as the standard debugger for UNIX. This tag currently however is ...
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The "Unix & Linux" logo is using faked small caps, which looks bad

The site logo is using the wrong glyphs for its smallcaps portions. This looks bad. In The Elements of Typographical Style, Robert Bringhurst writes: Genuine small caps are not simply shrunken ...
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Difference between "foo" and “foo”, 'foo' and ‘foo’ — and -- as well

Look at this title: The meaning of a long dash? Ah, no, it's --, correctly spelled in the title, but mangled in the title, which means that it's mangled in search engine results too. Or look at this ...
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identical lines shown as different in post revision diff

If you go to https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/115012/revisions and select the side-by-side markdown format, you see something like: See how those 3 highlighted lines in the middle are actually ...
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How do I report an incorrect privilege notification

I posted an answer yesterday which earned +10 points, taking me to 41. The little "Trophy" icon (3rd to left in the top right) is telling me "You've earned the "comment everywhere" privilege! Learn ...
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How was this answer posted ten minutes after its question was closed?

The question Why is bash history substitution still enabled by default? was closed at 2018-04-09-21:59:11Z. Ten minutes later, at 22:09:25Z a (perfectly reasonable) answer was posted by Jason Goemaat. ...
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Red notification when review queue is too long

I've see a small bug, I've reviewed 20 vote close today, and though I can't consult the vote close queue, I still have the red notification icon in review queue while I can't consult it, I think it ...
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Close vote queue limit VS vote close from question

Today, I notice something I never see before: I open the close votes queues and they were a lot of them, so I start vote closing and the queue was very long this morning so I ended up with a message ...
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Inconsistent buttons in review queue

Seeing we are looking at changes to the review queue, I thought I'd ask about an issue that has bugged me for years. In some of the queues (and don't ask which, because despite using the site for ...
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Markdown images using html img src

The Markdown help text says that it's possible to embed images using an HTML <img src="..."> construct. The definitive guide (search for img) also seems imply that percentages are permitted. ...
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Desktop vs Mobile layout for `code`

Looking at Linux Output Into Table. On a desktop display it's quite clear that there are two code tables. The first has one column and the second has two. Using my mobile device (Firefox and Chrome) ...
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On the Unix SE, "related" tab 1px wiggling on hover [duplicate]

The cause of the problem is the rule .question-hyperlink:hover,.answer-hyperlink:hover { border-bottom: 1px dotted #666; text-decoration: none } The result is wiggling if the mouse goes over ...
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Certain parts of meta are broken with HTTPS everywhere

I recently started to use meta. I noticed that for me certain parts of meta are not functioning as expected. Since before the rollover to HTTPS there has been a number of issues e.g. non-matching ...
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Links are sometimes wrong on mobile

I'm using an iPhone and clicking on things on a page is sometimes borken in weird ways. For example, the link to this meta site actually linked to http://superuser.com/ for me just now. Clicking on ...
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Hyperlink color on Unix & Linux is too subtle on Chrome

When I visit Unix & Linux, I can barely tell when someone has included a hyperlink. Just today I could tell from context that a user had included a link in the answer, but until hovering over it ...
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Shell syntax highlighting does silly things like consider rmdir a comment

On the main site, this <!-- language: lang-shell --> # do these steps on each distro mv Documents Documents.old ln -s /shared/your-user/Documents Documents mv -i Documents.old/*...
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Regarding links to U&L questions in answers, and the way they do/don't expand to the title of the question

I sometimes refer to "canonical questions" in my answers, and I've noticed that while I'm writing the answer, the preview of the text shows the actual title of the linked question rather than the URL, ...
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"Related" questions section is dancing

I just noticed the hover behaviour of Related Questions section. Below there's another section "Hot Network Questions" that is performing well on hover. Is that a bug or is it a feature? ...
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Migration to Stack Overflow locked but not actually migrated

There's something wrong with the migration of Seperating GLX from X11 to had 4 votes to migrate to Stack Overflow. It looks like the migration is in limbo: it's started (the question has been locked), ...
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"/ask question" in the site header should be changed to "/ ask question"

All the links in the navigation bar have a space in-between the / and the text except for "ask question." This happens both on main and on meta, and should probably be fixed at some point.
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No longer Earning Rep for Edits

I am no longer earning reputation for approved edits. What is happening? Has the rules changed? I have had a few edits approved, but my rep has still stayed the same.
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Theme's background colours to highlight question asker, `code`, etc. are too faint

I presume this subsite was aiming for a light pastel-y look, but I think it's taken it way too far. Have a look at these two screenshots of questions on different SE sites: StackOverflow Unix/Linux ...
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Is expected that header elements use different fonts?

h1 element h2 element h3 element The h2 header uses a different font, is this really expected? h1 font-family: body> "Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif" h2 font-family: h2> "DejaVu Sans ...
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Menu CSS is not accessible

The recent (last ~36 hours?) changes to some of the CSS has had a detrimental impact on the accessibility of the site. The seclected menu option is now almost completely indistinguishable from the ...
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Why am I not allowed to answer this question

I would like to provide a new (much easier to use) answer to this question: Audible DRM Removal for personal use Unfortunately, I can't, due to this error message: Thank you for your interest in ...
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