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Since we were renamed from Programmers to Software Engineering, there was a mapping from the old domain name to the new one. But it looks like when the HTTPS rollout happened and they had to put the site's name before meta (it went from meta.softwareengineering.stackexchange.com to softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com), something happened with the ...


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You have asked 5 questions on Programmers: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/235271/modify-memory-in-borland-6 asked on April 8, self-deleted on April 8 Should I use HTTP search asked on March 21, open, net score of 1 https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/232123/standard-way-for-webrequest asked on March 12, closed by ...


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The quality score on that post is 75 out of a possible 100. The threshold for sending it straight into review is 70. Yeah, that's pretty useless. We're working on a better one, based on some analysis of the available data. It ain't perfect either, but it would've flagged that one right out of the gate. The new system isn't quite ready to go live yet ...


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That's because that question has been closed a long, long time ago, when the duplicate notice was added in the question body itself. It needs a ♦ moderator (or a gold tag badge holder, but there are none in the question's tags) to reopen and close the question again; then, the blue notice will be updated and show the correct duplicate. Reference: Duplicate ...


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This is by design: Users with 10 or more reputation can answer a protected question. However, the +100 account association bonus is ignored for this check, so you must have earned 10 or more reputation on that specific site to answer a protected question Related Auto-protect questions that get more than N answers from new users in a 24-hour period The ...


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It didn't break. It was a warning, not a block. Since I'm tired of clarifying this, it is now a block. Expect to observe this circumvented in titles of the form, "THE NeXT PALINDROME".


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If you have a question about a specific programming problem or tools commonly used by programmers, the right place to post this is on Stack Overflow. See their description of what is on-topic, how to ask good questions, and how to create good examples. I took a look at your question - it seemed OK in its current state, so I migrated it to Stack Overflow for ...


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I can't reproduce this. The share link I get for Scott's answer is http://programmers.stackexchange.com/a/76884/4, which consistently goes to Scott's answer. However, the second answer is http://programmers.stackexchange.com/a/768/4. They are close, except the second URL is missing two digits. Note that http://programmers.stackexchange.com/a/768, which is ...


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Why do you want to compare how we handle an off-topic question with how another community handles a question that may or may not be on topic? Every community is free to decide (to some extent) their scope, what is expected of questions, and what to do when questions violate the site rules. Our rules about topicality are spelled out here, in the Help Center. ...


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Your bounty is gone since it's not awarded manually and there are no answers that are qualified to get auto-awarded. From the FAQ, How does the bounty system work?: What happens if I feel my question is still unanswered? / What is automatic awarding? Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty period (once the grace period ends), if the ...


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I fixed it. Thanks for pointing it out.


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Closed as a duplicate, but the duplicate list is empty? Yes: this is definitely an issue, and No: it does not seem to be related to the duplicate questions not having any answers (an issue that was resolved months ago). It is a new issue having to do with a specific scenario where the post owner accepts duplicate suggestions and self-closes as ...


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Turns out we never updated the code that detects unformatted code to take linked images (vs plain embedded ones) into account. I have a fix in a PR that should go live some time tomorrow barring any unforeseen issues. Thanks for the report! Update: the fix has been deployed.


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Thanks for reporting this. Should be fixed as of about 3 hours ago! See also: Why does "deleted recent questions" not appear for users who have asked only one question?


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They're not suggested edits... That's everything waiting in all of the queues. As a member of the site with moderator privileges, you're trusted with information on what's happening outside of your specific area, now including the total /review backlog. Normally, it should turn over fairly regularly: if you notice that's taking a long time, try to drum up ...


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Thanks for reporting it. There was some issue with our SVG sprite file for icons. For some reason it was off by few pixels - probably there was some issue with file export. Anyway, fix for this is now in repo waiting for build. Should be up in few hours. (fyi: I'm one of designers working in Stack Overflow sorry if that wasn't clear)


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One case where reuse came to bite me... Turns out that .subheader has a :before and :after directives (but only here on programmers), which screwed up with the table layout that this sidebar has. I've made some changes to the markup and CSS so this is fixed (with you in the next build).


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Thanks again for reporting this issue. I've fixed that by changing background position for this image. It (doodle) will now be attached to right edge of the screen and disappear for smaller screen resolutions. Fix is now waiting in repo for next build - should be live in couple hours.


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I reverted the changeset that introduced this problem. The fix will be live in the next build.


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There are currently two downvotes and one upvote on your question. This could have happened if someone removed their downvote, or if someone flipped their downvote into an upvote. Usually, votes are locked in and cannot be changed at will, except for a grace period after casting the vote, or after the post was edited. That is supposed to encourage ...


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Looks like this is a PEBKAC interface error. My mind read "you do not have" when it says "you have" I guess it just didn't occur to me that I'd be getting an alert saying I can do something :)


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This is hitting an edge case with the markdown space forcer workaround. In order to remove it we have to rework the comment structure from tables to something nicer. I'm deferring this one for now.


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I would change the question to this format: What alternatives there are for simple human readable configuration file in python? What are the pros and cons for each solution? Here is an example of a configuration file and how its handled in python. And after this copy and paste from the original question the two code blocks. The new question matches ...


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Made the badge CSS slightly narrower and reduced the padding. You should be able to see your badges in all their glory in the next build.


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This will be fixed in the next deploy. Keep an eye out for revision 2014.6.24.1677. The gist of the problem here was that the sidebar on Prog.SE is styled differently from other sites, so it requires a bit more love to get the mod dialog to show up when a moderator brings it up in /review. (Fun fact: there's a "mod" link beside the "link" link if you have a ...


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Will be fixed in the next build. Keep an eye out for revision 2014.6.25.1680.


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