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What is curious badge and why I am not getting it?

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 ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
16 votes

"/ask question" in the site header should be changed to "/ ask question"

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 ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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Difference between "foo" and “foo”, 'foo' and ‘foo’ — and -- as well

We have now disabled all Smarty-like modifications text in titles. From now on, the title text saved for the post is the title text that will be displayed. If folks want em-dashes (ALT-0151) and fancy ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
13 votes

4-space indentation never works

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 ...
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Incorrectly rendered code blocks look fine in edit view

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 ...
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Impact dropped to almost half, without post being deleted

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, ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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Serial voting reversed (-10) but only one upvote made (+10)?

Note that this sort of invalidation isn't in any way a comment on you and doesn't depend on how active you are. The details of the vote invalidation algorithm are not known to us, but we do know that ...
terdon's user avatar
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9 votes

Is there something wrong with tags determining the language for syntax highlighting?

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 ...
terdon's user avatar
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How was this answer posted ten minutes after its question was closed?

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, ...
muru's user avatar
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How do I report an incorrect privilege notification

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 ...
muru's user avatar
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Bug in review badge award algorithm?

You're right, Steward can now be awarded multiple times: Steward badge can now be awarded multiple times -- backfill details. This is rolled-out in parallel to Visual design changes to the review ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
7 votes

4-space indentation never works

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 ...
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Post new question cooldown timer is showing wrong warning

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 ...
Secespitus's user avatar
7 votes

"follow" link glitches to "You’re no longer following this question"

I can't repro this, and as only one user is reporting this issue, I can't justify the opportunity cost on spending more time on this. That said, I am kind of baffled as to how this is happening, so ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
6 votes

Background image has been replaced with boxes

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. ...
Aaron Shekey's user avatar
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I got no Inbox notification for a comment, why?

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 ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
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5k .. 10k reputation bug? header shows (unavailable) own suggested edit

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 ...
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Shell syntax highlighting does silly things like consider rmdir a comment

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-...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
5 votes

Why am I not allowed to answer this question

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 ...
muru's user avatar
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5 votes

Low contrast between voted-on and not-voted-on buttons

This was discussed on the stackexchange meta, and it was generally agreed that the new design is less accessible, due to low contrast among other reasons. However, the design will stay this way, ...
Philipp Ludwig's user avatar
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Bug of answering questions

It doesn't say you asked it. I assume you are referring to the fact that your username appears on the front page (http://unix.stackexchange.com) associated with the question. If you look closely, ...
terdon's user avatar
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4 votes
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identical lines shown as different in post revision diff

As Kevin said, there are escape (0x1b) bytes in there that seem to not be rendering on your machine. They show up as arrows on mine:
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
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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

That’s not something I’ve noticed recently (and I think I’ve used question links in some of my recent answers...). One thing I have noticed is that questions are replaced by their title, whether the ...
Stephen Kitt's user avatar
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Close vote queue limit VS vote close from question

No, it is intended behavior. It is a way of stopping "robo reviewers", people who go through the queues and just click blindly in order to get a badge (yes, this actually exists). You can still close ...
terdon's user avatar
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Markdown images using html img src

I have a high resolution screenshot from my mobile phone and I wanted to constrain the rendered view to 30% while leaving the image intact in case someone needed the detail. Then height and width are ...
muru's user avatar
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4 votes

Incorrectly rendered code blocks look fine in edit view

I don't know what happened to that formatting. I tested the exact same markup in the sandbox and it rendered ok. I then added a single newline to the answer text and saved it, which seems to have ...
Kusalananda's user avatar
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Privilege awards did not show up in achievements list

You're a veteran Stack Exchange user (not just because of your nickname) and that means some of the privilege notifications are not shown anymore. Specifically, all privileges with a threshold of 1,...
Glorfindel's user avatar
3 votes

4-space indentation never works

Let me have a go code yes it works! I left a blank line before it. So the 'How to Format' should have told us about this!
XYZ's user avatar
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3 votes
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error submitting an answer

There was a bad build that got rolled back. Copying Taryn's answer on MSE: There was a bad build that was impacting the display of some questions. The build was rolled back and pages should be ...
Andrew T.'s user avatar
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