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Canonical post in first post review, how to react?

To my understanding canonical questions are a ServerFault convention, of which the review-question selection algorithm is completely unaware. Which is to say, it had to happen some time. Treat it ...
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"You can only post once every 40 minutes." Why do I get this error?

This rate limit applies to users with less than 125 reputation, and all posts made by anyone from the same IP address on any Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange site count toward the limit, even if they ...
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Delete reasons in the Low Quality Posts review queue are alternating

It depends on the reputation level of the person whose answer you're reviewing. If they have too low a reputation to be able to post comments, the first option will be used. If they have enough ...
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The Server Fault logo has some alignment issues

Yes, it confirmed by looking of source code of svg file. The xml below was grabbed from svg file especially on SF logo parts. <g> <rect x="-176.6" y="-178.1" fill="#...
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This is why this site suffers from a lack of talent

We are a site aiming for professional system administrator. I can easily understand the downvote for that sentence alone; don't downvote me if that concerns you and makes you upset, just be a ...
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Bug: Code block scroller hides the code

If I'am not mistaking, it's a Chrome/Chromium bug; https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=914844 I got the link from that thread; Cannot dismiss scrollbar in code box, blocks view ...
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Cannot do a primary vote: errors

There's a bug with some localization code - a fix is going out right now. Also, your vote was properly recorded; the bug only affected any optional display message that might have been sent back to ...
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Why is adding a comment inappropriate?

You got a Review Audit. On those, if the original edit was approved then you can only "pass" the audit by also clicking "looks okay". If you click anything else, including leaving a comment, you fail. ...
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Erroneous review task count in topbar, potential bug?

The count in the top bar is site-wide, and includes items which you may have already reviewed or skipped, both of which no longer appear for you in the individual queue counts. There's also caching, ...
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Erroneous review task count in topbar, potential bug?

This is by design, amongst other things it is most likely to be caching in action. See the linked question on mSE for some more details.
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The Meta help pages may contain some copy/paste typos

No. The company name is Stack Overflow. Again. This change hasn’t reached all parts of the network yet, though and on the bottom right of th page you can still read site design / logo © 2018 ...
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Reviewing answer with no question

This must have been an audit as I deleted the Answer a month ago. Unfortunately moderator actions are used as the basis for some of the audits; even when the whole question get filed in the circular ...
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Why doesn't the "Our security auditor is an idiot" question appear in the list of most upvoted questions?

The question is locked and retained for historical significance - from the close reason This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic ...
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Why serverfault about us leads to stackoverflow about us?

No, this is correct. Serverfault is a part of the StackExchange network which is run by a company named StackOverflow. This link is clearly labeled as "Learn about StackOverflow the company".
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"Disciplined" badge remained after undeleting relevant question

Regular badges will not be revoked except in very special circumstances. How do "badges" work? Regular badges, however, once earned, are yours to keep. Even if the criteria by which you ...
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This is why this site suffers from a lack of talent

The site used to have considerable talent but it mostly moved on when it got bored answering basic questions that already have answers here or are easily found elsewhere, reading manuals as a service (...
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Veeery old review answer

This answer at Meta SE posits that this is OK: This is, while unusual, an expected result of the system. The way the late answers queue works is by checking two things. Was the answer posted at ...
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The tale of ghost: vmware tag

After digging out SEDE once more , I found some explanation why this happened. But still I need SE-dev to finding the root cause of this inconsistency. Inconsistency when viewing and editing post ...
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The tale of ghost: vmware tag

It's just about as killed as killed can get. In fact, vmware is in our list of blacklisted inputs right along side amazon. I'm afraid I don't know how those tags are being translated in the edit ...
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Why are review audits so slow?

The audits do take a little longer to load. If I remember correctly the bad "suggested edit" audits are generated on the fly by inserting junk phrases into otherwise-good posts, and that requires some ...
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Why is adding a comment inappropriate?

Breaking it down: Comments are a neutral concept. Badges for review tasks are dumb and encourage people to do dumb things things. The devs need the comment action to trigger a pass or fail, because ...
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Visual bug with displaing badges

This has been fixed and will go out in the next build. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Can't reject or approve suggested edit

Based on the comments received on this question I believe we can conclude that: The particular suggested edit can for some reason only be reviewed by moderators. There is consensus that the edit ...
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Stack Exchange newsletters including ServerFault sent with Stack Overflow email?

Server Fault is part of the Stack Exchange group of websites, the largest of which is Stack Overflow. It's quite normal for email to be sent from Stack Exchange's general mailing system.
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Broken link on http://serverfault.com/tour

This has been fixed. For posterity: it's easy to find the intended target of a broken link now that the blog is open-source.
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The Help Center contains outdated names and URLs

Now done, all link updated, and corrected the old name of Information Security. Thanks for your report !
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title vs <title>

This was to downgrade the google results of dumb scrapers. They would just take the crappy title and put all their SEO efforts into it, whereas the Stack Exchange network has excellent SEO even with ...
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Questions cannot be duplicates of themselves

Well, yes, technically I suppose it could be considered a duplicate, since it was exactly the same question. Hence the message, "Questions cannot be duplicates of themselves." You ran across a review ...
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Why am I not being notified when my posts are edited?

I believe this is by design. I have never received notifications of edits to my content, only ever suggested edits. You can see edit list under Responses > Revisions in your profile:

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