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Serverfault cut off/truncated on long post?

Hi All, I was reading a Jeff Attwood post on ServerFault here (quite a long one, but not obscenely long) and saw that the last part of the question got cut off: Cut off text http://www.41085.org/SF-...
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You must have 5 reputation to participate on which site again?

The meta.SF FAQ states, in part: You must have at least 5 reputation on the main website to participate on Server Fault. Should it not say that you must have 5 reputation on Server Fault to ...
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Extra word in help document

I had cause to post text from https://serverfault.com/help/closed-questions in a comment today, and there's a section that reads too broad - if your question could be answered by an entire book, ...
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The Server Fault logo has some alignment issues

When looking at the Server Fault logo in this SVG file, it looks like this (zoomed): You can see that the blocks in the third column are some "pixels" down in Y compared to the blocks in the other ...
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About Page example question is "How to prevent unicorns from eating daisies"

It's probably not good to encourage users to ask questions that are wildly off-topic for the site. Not sure when this got changed/borked, but it was working correctly a week or so ago when I looked ...
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Is there a sudden large influx of spam suggested edits?

This morning there were six suggested edits waiting in the queue. Three of them were spam: https://serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/103613 https://serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/103614 ...
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Canonical post in first post review, how to react?

While reviewing, I was asked to give my opinion about Why is geo-redundant DNS necessary for small sites?. This seemed odd to me, so I assumed it was a test to see if I was paying attention. I clicked ...
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i.stack.imgur images gone?

I thought photos on https://i.sstatic.net/ weren't meant to expire? Or at least, not expire for a very long time without views? It seems strange that two images on a question are gone, but one ...
Mark Henderson's user avatar
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The tale of ghost: vmware tag

Once upon a time in SF land, there are mass-killing and burnination ritual of vmware tag. This mass-killing initiated at Mar 10, 2011 and lasted until July 6, 2011. The last-killing blow is done by ...
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Cannot do a primary vote: errors

Whenever I try to cast a vote on primary, I get a red popup saying: An error has occurred - please retry your request. I have already force-reloaded the site, but that did not help either. What am I ...
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Can't reject or approve suggested edit

When I went to look at the review queues I saw this suggested edit where the only option is Skip. Normally the options are ApproveImprove EditReject and EditRejectSkip. But for this particular ...
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Typo in flagging suggestions - "not a real question"

From the flagging summary: It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overy broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its ...
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The Help Center contains outdated names and URLs

Almost all URLs in the Help Center's on-topic page use HTTP, when Stack Exchange has migrated entirely to HTTPS. Additionally, the link to Information Security is using its old name, "IT Security&...
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Daily Vote Limit Reached at 38 Votes

I've voted 38 times today and can't up/down-vote any questions or answers, getting the Daily Vote Limit Reached message. Does flagging a comment as Spam count against these? Or any other actions? ...
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Why am I not being notified when my posts are edited?

About an hour ago one of my answers was edited. However, I didn't get a notification of the edit in my inbox. I spoke to some other users, who told me they are receiving notifications of edited ...
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What's the question title doing over there?

Probably from a change to all.css, which seems to have just changed 20 minutes ago? Last-Modified: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:19:21 GMT
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Can't reject an edit

I was reviewing some edits today and went to reject one (which one is irrelevant). After clicking on the reject button I selected the custom option and typed in my reason. I then clicked the reject ...
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SF layout / Answer coloring

I just wanted to report a small bug in the layout, in the answer section. On IE, FireFox & Chrome I see my profile that way (note the answers how it look like (no box)): On my blackberry I see ...
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Woah, SF has top-banner ads?

When I load SF question/answer view there's a banner ad that appears at the top and then quickly flashes away. Is this a bug? I managed to get a pic :
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Erroneous review task count in topbar, potential bug?

The little orange counter in the top bar with the number of outstanding review tasks has been off for the last couple of days. At least in my profile the actual number of tasks does not appear to ...
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Flag window dimming

While flagging an answer that already had a few down-votes to it, I noticed that the text that appears dims as much as the answer has. References: --------------VS-------------- I guess the ...
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Weren't lmgtfy.com links blocked?

https://serverfault.com/questions/321559/how-to-install-a-vnc-server-on-ubuntu/321561#321561 In case of modify or delete, the full text of the answer is as follows: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=vnc+ubuntu+...
Shane Madden's user avatar
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Where's the upvote for primary

Where are the upvote buttons for primary ? Is this a bug or do we need to wait ?
Lucas Kauffman's user avatar
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Reviewing answer with no question

In the late answers review queue, I was asked to review an answer with no question. Answer: Be sure that you have exclusive IP address on this subscription. Question: question not found ...
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Why are review audits so slow?

In the Suggested Edits review queue, I am able to recognize the audits a couple of seconds before I see them, simply due to the fact that it takes about five seconds to load the audit and less than a ...
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Link detection for HTTPS

Links to HTTPS URL's aren't automatically converted to be clickable, see this example on serverfault: Syntax highlight in bugzilla
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Visual bug with displaing badges

See picture for details: My browser if FF v61.0.1
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Stack Exchange newsletters including ServerFault sent with Stack Overflow email?

Emails from all non-StackOverflow stack exchange websites are sent from StackOverflow email. Is this intentional? It does look a bit weird in my Inbox as well because of the "name" of the email. ...
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Privilege Description for Moderator Tools should be changed

Right now the description text for the "access to moderation tools" privilege says, in part: You have earned the highest level of privilege in our community With the addition of the "trusted user" ...
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"You can only post once every 40 minutes." Why do I get this error?

I'm trying to post a question on ServerFault, but I keep seeing this error: You can only post once every 40 minutes. Why is this error showing? What do I need to do differently? Keep in mind: I ...
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Why is adding a comment inappropriate?

I was asked to review this answer. I added a comment about how it could have been more helpful. And was then told, it was an inappropriate review. Why is adding a comment considered to be ...
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Delete reasons in the Low Quality Posts review queue are alternating

While reviewing posts in the Low Quality Posts queue I noticed that the available delete reasons were alternating between different options. Every second time the first option says: This does not ...
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Bug: Code block scroller hides the code

There's an annoying bug that I've been experiencing for some time, the scroller overlays the code in a code box and hides the code itself. It is shown best in the following screen shot: As you can ...
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Chat link in top bar missing?

This morning, I sit at my desk, almost spill my coffee, get settled and open firefox 5.0.1 and what do I see? The chat link is missing. WTF mate, like my morning could have started any worse?
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Why doesn't the "Our security auditor is an idiot" question appear in the list of most upvoted questions?

Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants? And yes, I am on the first page. I reproduced this in Chrome 38 and IE 11. The "votes" tab does not appear when ...
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Bug in /review, shows me deleted answer for review.

I just had a case where the review system for first posts showed me an answer for review that was already deleted by a mod 23h ago (originally this answer ). It also was listed with 0 votes, while it ...
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Veeery old review answer

The answer under review was posted about 5 years ago. Why is it in the queue now? https://serverfault.com/review/late-answers/188424 (available to mods and 10k+ users)
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Are there really over 270 first posts today?

I came back today, at my usual time, to run through the review sections in the ServerFault SE. Today I noted that over 270 first posts were indicated as being in the first posts queue. I am ...
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Why was a question I answered automatically deleted?

A few minutes ago I noticed the mysterious disappearance of 65 reputation from my Server Fault account. On looking into it, I found that this question, which I'd answered last month, had been deleted. ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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"too old to migrate" not showing on "off topic" flag

As mentioned in an answer here it should show "too old to migrate" on "off topic" flag of old questions otherwise someone could go on flagging lots of old questions that are/were off-topic only to ...
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Why do the links to chat rooms show up randomly?

I'm not sure when it happened, but at some point the links on the sidebar to The Comms Room and Vote to Close went away. I wondered about their disappearance, but didn't bother to post a question ...
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Review / moderation system incorrect censuring [duplicate]

I was doing my bit, reviewing questions and answers. I was presented with a ridiculous answer on this question that Sven had already deleted. Because the answer had already been deleted I hit "no ...
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Favorites page "answers" text spilling outside its box

I'm not sure how this should look, but I'm fairly sure that it shouldn't look like this.
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Can't open close vote pop-up (again)

It's really hard to clean up the site when the close vote pop-up doesn't pop up. This isn't the first time sand I tried repeatedly, even flushing the browser cache and the proxy cache between tries.
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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about <end>

When voting to close, it's possible to select a custom close reason. The default text is: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about I've seen a number of comments auto-added to ...
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just registered in ServerFault but my user pages said that im member for 24 days

I just registered in ServerFault but my user page said that im member for 24 days. is it a known bug ?
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Inadequate Review Audit Test

Going through the close votes review queueueueueueueueue I ran into this audit. Given that I can already see the question had been closed it seems less than useful as an audit.
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Serverfault.com DNS issue

While developing my DNS checking tool and running test reports I've noticed a DNS issue with ns4.serverfault.com: Full report here: http://www.dnsinspect.com/serverfault.com Different glue is ...
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Broken link on http://serverfault.com/tour

There is a broken link on the serverfault.com/tour page. The link to Product, service, or learning material recommendations gives me Sorry, we can't find that page that you're looking for. You ...
Henrik Pingel's user avatar
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AJAXy control buttons on user profile page can break

EDIT: not sure of the etiquette but based on the comments I opened this on meta.stackoverflow.com as AJAXy control buttons on user profile page can break -- In Chrome 8.0.552.224 on Windows 7, I ...
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