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I'm not seeing any number beside the badge. Given that the requirements are: Edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months (emphasis mine), and the more ephemeral nature of posts on Programmers as compared to Stack Overflow (for example), I'm not surprised that there are no recipients of this badge. There are only 189 recipients of the badge on Stack ...


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Blame it on the font used for titles: The handwritten font in the title, top nav and section header is House Whiteboard. Yes, it is actually Hugh Laurie's handwriting. ("It's Not Lupus!") Oh. Well then, blame it on Hugh Laurie. The limey bastard!


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As ChrisF has said, the example tags are randomly pulled from the top 30 tags on the site, but they're usage counts from all undeleted questions - closed questions are still included! I've checked in a change that excludes closed questions from these usage counts. While it won't remove career from the list, it will push career-development out of the top 30....


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Heh... You got lucky. See, Sam The Brand Brand has been doing this syndication deal with the respected tech-news site ArsTechnica. Today, they republished some of the top answers from Is there an excuse for short variable names?... ...Including yours... ...Wherein you link to that "problem domain" question using the referral format: The code simply ...


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This is indeed a bug, the answer shouldn't have appeared in the review queue (neither as an audit, nor as a regular review). The reason is that the question is locked, therefore it and its answers cannot be voted on or edited. This is an old bug that resurfaced, I will let SE know about it.


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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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These suggestions come from the existing tag base. It's certainly not based on the tags I've asked questions in previously or answered questions, and it's not the most popular tags. If I ask a question I get a different set: so there is be a random element in there - in fact the three example tags are chosen randomly from the top thirty tags on the site. If ...


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This is status-bydesign. Suggested edits are disabled on meta sites, so you will need to have 2,000 reputation before you will see the edit link on other people's posts. The only exception is Meta Stack Exchange which functions as a meta for all Stack Exchange sites and has its own reputation pool. See here for Jeff Atwood's explanation of the rationale ...


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Unless things have changed (and given the status-declined tag, it doesn't appear that way), an answer is limited to 30,000 characters. The explanation given is that posts that exceed 30,000 characters are rare and might indicate other problems with the question. Like the FAQ says, if a book is more suited to answer the question, then it's not an appropriate ...


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The fix will be in the next production build.


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There is a +/- 12 hour leeway on the hats. Stack Exchange time is based on UTC. This is expected behavior. Here is a comment by Nick Craver about it, as part of a larger Meta Stack Overflow discussion.


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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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I can't reproduce this; trying to submit several chapters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland produces, Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: body is limited to 30000 characters; you entered 34491 Submitting an edit using the default inline editor behaves a little differently - I got a little pop-up reading, body is limited to ...


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It is. When you vote to close a comment is added with the link to the question you picked. When the question is closed this is converted into an edit on the question (for example): > **Possible Duplicate:** > [In the absense of a CS degree, how can I “fill in the gaps” so to speak?](https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/...


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Small inconsistencies like that are not uncommon, reputation synchronization is not immediate and what you are seeing on your SO profile is probably a cached version. However, the missing +4 is a refund from a post that was deleted on March 17, and since there where some recent changes to reputation regarding deleted posts, this might be a bug after all. ...


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When you click on a tag to view, it will not highlight questions with that tag. The ones you have highlighted will also have other tags, such as scrum, agile or unit-testing that is making them be highlighted as a favorite. The ones that are not highlighted will only have tdd from your list of favorites. when you think about it, this makes sense. If it ...


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Yep you should have the badge, but due to a bug in that particular case, it wasn't being granted. You cannot get guru for your own answer (since that easily bypasses the accepted part of the requirement). In the SQL there was a check for this: And accepted.OwnerUserId <> p.OwnerUserId ...and in SQL Server, when p.OwnerUserId is null (the owner of ...


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Most of the bronze badges don't notify users who are considered "veterans" of the network, which is (loosely) defined as having accounts on multiple non-meta sites. The rationale is that getting a notification everytime you join a new site and, say, downvote gets a tad annoying after a while. Custodian, being one of the "you did one thing"-bronze badges is ...


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A bad shard was in play here with 12,230 bad documents...well not necessarily bad, but some aged and didn't update afterwards due to an ID mismatch on the mapping. The offending shard and replica has been nuked from existence and the content re-indexed. Searches should no longer contain deleted content.


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That is apparently how Gregory House writes it. (It's not Lupus!) An examination of the symbols on the top row of the keyboard yields: Where a couple of symbols (namely the @ and the *) are conspicuously missing. Apparently Hugh Laurie never wrote them on the whiteboard during the entire series. UL is an abbreviation for a number of medical terms, ...


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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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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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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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The value reported on the question page (2,765 times) is accurate (subject to caching). The value on your profile page is an approximation, rounded to the nearest unit of 10, 100 or in this case 1,000. If you hover over the value a tooltip should pop up with the correct value - 2766 views. The values won't be 100% accurate due to caching, but should be ...


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During merge, some comments won't be moved to the master when they contain the word "duplicate" they contain a link to the master question


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I agree with Anna -- this is no-repro for me I can't reproduce this. I get the "smaller box" first, but all three links (Activity, Privileges, and Logout) are already in it at that time and do not change position when the box resizes. Hard to capture in a screenshot but basically the box starts out like this, then grows outward:


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This is indeed a UX snafu. The fix will be in the next production build.


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