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Stack Exchange Inc. does not endorse or encourage behaviors that should not be endorsed or encouraged. Not legal tender except in localities with citizenship rights for unicorns. I think they've done a good job of full disclosure and we should allow stack exchange to be a magic pasture all uni*s can play in.


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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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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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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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This is a network-wide change. See this Meta.SE question and this answer to it: Queue growth Review queues lose effectiveness if posts aren't regularly (and accurately) cleared. A queue such as close votes on Stack Overflow that never seems to get to 0 fails to provide time-sensitive feedback that aids learning. So if we raise the bar for ...


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I guess I should have searched all of the meta sites... It turns out that there is a formula used to increase the flag quantity based on activity. Recent changes to flagging and limits You start with 10 flags per day. Based on your reputation and flagging history, you can end up with as many as 100 per day. Currently, that means you get an ...


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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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This is status-bydesign, Meta Stack Overflow is the only Meta listed in the network profile, and that's because it's a bit special. Per site Metas are considered an extension of the main site, and your per site Meta accounts an extension of your site account. I don't know how useful it would be to list per site Metas in the network profile, your Meta ...


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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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The question that it is a duplicate of has been deleted and you don't have enough reputation to view deleted posts. In cases like this flag the closed question for moderator attention and explain the problem. If you have enough reputation you could also vote to reopen.


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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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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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I voted the first day but it was handy for me to have there because I went back and changed my vote around a couple of times. May as well leave it up.


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The discrepancy between the front page and the questions page comes from the fact they are not, and are not meant to be, one in the same. One is meant as a general landing page that gives a taste of the site - it has an excerpt of questions along with a much more occupied sidebar that includes meta, ads, and chat (slightly different for beta sites). Above ...


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The Stack Exchange definition of unanswered questions is questions with no upvoted answers. Check the link's tooltip ;)


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This is not a bug; however, the language used is a bit confusing, IMHO. A post is considered "unanswered" when it doesn't have any upvoted answers. In other words, as soon as one of the answers is up voted, the post will no longer appear in the unanswered filter.


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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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There's a small delay (anywhere from 30m to 2h) for hats, similar to how badges sometimes take a while to appear, the server side scripts that award them run periodically. Patience young grasshopper!


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Not really an answer, just confirmation that custodian badges generate notifications: Smells like a bug. Update Although I just got custodian on Code Review, there was no notification.


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I'm with you on that. The homepage is actually "Questions -> active", and that should be shown when a new user first lands on the homepage (Questions marked as active, active tab marked as active). I don't really care for the "Unanswered" menu item but the "unanswered" tab on Questions is kind of redundant. But it's the same across the Stack Exchange ...


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The message is a system message and, as such, cannot be dismissed by individual users. This has been brought up before on Meta Stack Overflow and has always been declined.


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They work for me ;) There are several links around that will return a 404 for you, but work for others. I'm sure you have noticed by now that we have a reputation based privilege system, you get access to a variety of tools & toys as you earn reputation. And when you reach 10,000 you will be able to see deleted questions, if you have a direct link to ...


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The number of badges is expanding and any new badge will be rolled out network wide.


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