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Gonna throw out a wild guess: your filter sees web socket traffic as "unsolicited". We use websockets to provide real-time updates for various events happening on the site. If you're blocking HTTP responses that fall outside of a strict window, this will probably break. If that doesn't jibe with what you're seeing, you'll have to post more info.


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The full badge description is: Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record A "positive question record" is defined as: (total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions >= 0.5 I won't post the exact number here for privacy, but yours is under 0.5. The problem is if you have a ...


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Just because an alternate solution was offered in the comments, here it is for voting purposes: I think the others should be changed to conform with the Unix convention of no spaces at the beginning of directory names /etc... jasonwryan


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Did you leave an empty line before the code? For example: Test line line 1 indented by four spaces line 2 indented by four spaces Test line 2 line 3 indented by four spaces line 4 indented by four spaces Shows up as: Test line line 1 indented by four spaces line 2 indented by four spaces Test line 2 line 3 indented by four ...


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Code blocks delimited with ``` ("fences") were implemented just this January (see this meta post). Before that, three backticks was equivalent to one backtick, resulting in inline code formatting, as your screenshot shows. Even though the post had syntax that would be rendered differently now, that only happens when it's edited, this is also noted in the ...


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Your "anti-portscan" rules do not play well with long-lasting, low-traffic connections. The StackExchange sites use such connections in the form of websockets to update the status bar. If a status bar update arrives after the connection-tracking timeout has expired, the server that sent the update will be blocked for five minutes. This sort of thing is ...


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That is indeed surprising behavior! I just learned about the formula in researching your question. Based on the algorithm at What happened to the other people? My Impact (people reached) just dropped, namely: That's how we got to the current method, which counts views on the following: Answers - Views of the parent question for answers that are: ...


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As the meta posts linked by Jeff suggest, there's a window after the question has been closed where an answer that was already being composed can be submitted. 10 minutes isn't particularly egregious, I have seen 30 minutes, and a quick look at Data SE shows much greater gaps (apologies for the crappy SQL, I haven't touched SQL in ages): 177 minutes 157 ...


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The shell-script was set to highlight using lang-sh. I just changed that so it uses lang-bsh instead and that seems to have fixed the issue. I don't know if that's because lang-sh was broken or because lang-sh actually refers to some other language and not sh, but it seems to be OK now: If anyone notices issues or objects to having shell-script default to ...


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Jeff is correct: someone upvoted or accepted one of your posts, and then it was retracted within the grace period. The evidence is that the reputation tab of your activity says: There were no net reputation changes on this day. This message is only seen when some event that would have caused a reputation change and an entry in this tab had happened, but ...


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That question has ID 2038; searching for questions by ID has worked for some time. Posts 2037 and 2039 are both answers, so it doesn't automatically redirect to the question page, but any question ID should work (for example, searching for 1141 here on meta). Quoting it returns normal results because a few weeks ago we switched to a new search engine, and ...


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As explained in this meta.se FAQ post: Stack Exchange does not have its own syntax highlighting engine. It uses Google Code Prettify. Therefore, any bugs and feature requests regarding syntax highlighting cannot be handled by Stack Exchange and should be directed to the team behind Google Code Prettify. In fact, as pointed out by the OP, there is already ...


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There's another syntax for code blocks which is mentioned in the advanced formatting help. Surround the code by three backticks on a line of their own. The backticks have to be on their own line but don't need a blank line. ``` #!/bin/sh echo Hello, world. ``` This is rendered as #!/bin/sh echo Hello, world. This syntax also makes it easy to request ...


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Most likely someone on your network asked a question somewhere on the network and doesn't have a lot of reputation so far. See for example this answer to Potential privacy breach due to question rate limit from IP addresses: You can post only in 40 minutes in the network sites in which you have a low rep. If from anyone in your office with low rep, ...


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It strips dots from the end of the title because it thinks you're ending the question in a period or ellipses. It also converts trailing exclamation points to question marks, as part of an attempt to keep titles consistent.


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I think you're under the impression you would've been able to edit the post directly if only you hadn't approved the edit first, which isn't the case; clicking the edit link of a post with a pending suggestion just pops up the suggestion and asks you to review it. Why can't I approve edits? explains why a suggestion needs multiple votes even though the ...


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If you look under the revisions history of the question you'll notice that the older answer was merged into this question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/185829/revisions.


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The numbers shown there are the absolute number of pending review items. This includes things you've already cast a vote on and those you've submitted yourself. The SE devs have explained on the main meta that having the numbers be per-user is too costly and have chosen to cache it instead: Correct, @gnat: this is everything in review, even stuff that you,...


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The first comment replied to you by name using @MarcusLinsner -- that's not just a convention, the site recognizes it and knows that the reply is for you: If a reply doesn't contain a specific @name target, it's assumed to be a reply to the post's author; in this case since the comment was by the post's author, it didn't alert anyone. There's a special ...


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This is amazing, and will be fixed in the next build, coming up very shortly. We moved a ton of theming assets around, and I assumed incorrectly that this SVG background image was sized appropriately. I've added a proper background-size to the CSS so things'll look right.


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Per-site metas don't have their own reputation, they inherit reputation from the parent site, so there's no need for a reputation tab on the profile page. The meta sites for the original three sites were created before we had per-site metas (which were created for SE 2.0 sites). The SU and SF metas were converted, but Meta Stack Overflow is unusually large ...


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An accepted answer will be shown first, regardless of sort order. The only exception to this is a self-answered question.


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This is simply a result of New Relic purchasing a large share-of-voice, 25%, of available inventory. 25% is currently the maximum we're allowing any single advertiser to purchase at one time on the sites outside of the trilogy. Note: retargeting is not something we currently permit from paid advertisers.


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I cannot reproduce this behaviour at this time. Of approximately 20 refreshes that I did, I got a very random distribution of ads. I also visited new relic via their ad which seemed to make their advertisement appear more often (1 in 2-3 reloads) but I cannot get it to reliably appear each time. EDIT My colleague Anna's contribution to this answer: http://...


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It's the answer that has the matching ID number. You get redirected to ...questions/2842/debian-server-on-a-intel-core-i3-and-intel-q57-chipset-will-it-work/3895#3895, the canonical URL for answer 3895. The times when you end up on a same-numbered question, the post with that number is a question. When it's an answer (and most posts are answers), you end up ...


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There's a long running feature request to improve the wording of the protection notice. TL;DR: The association bonus does not count for protected questions. IMO it might be clearer if you read the notice this way: You have to earn 10 rep on this site. The 100 you get is a freebie from other sites. The intention is to ensure that you have at least some ...


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You either need to specify a tag name, or a language prefixed with lang-. There is no registered language named shell, so lang-shell kicks it into a default mode the same as if you'd done lang-foobarbaz, and apparently in that mode it looks for C-style comments. If you do <!-- language: lang-sh -->, or <!-- language: shell --> (which tells it to ...


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Fixed. The Unix foundation underlying OS X (but generally not frontend application questions)


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It's not a word, it's the authors of The Elements of Style. Besides what slm said, the users page counts all edits. Strunk & White (and Copy Editor) don't count edits to your own posts or tag edits, and each post only counts once no matter how many times you edit it. If you go to a review queue and hover over the progress bar, it will show your progress ...


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We had problems with a datacenter test that left our caching layer in a partially broken state. All issues should now be resolved. See also https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/268957/topbar-notifications-dont-go-away


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