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I've chosen a question out of the list that was given and reset it. I couldn't find the question that was there previously. I do, however, suspect that the unicorns ate it because somebody denied them their delicious daisies.


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This is intended behavior. If an accepted answer is wildly wrong, the OP didn't know what they were doing perhaps, the downvotes are there to register the community's disapproval of the accepted answer and there will likely be another non-accepted answer that is much higher voted. I've been in the same situation you are. What I ended up doing was editing ...


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The answer got 5 x 10 = 50 points plus 15 points for being the accepted answer, so the total is 65 points. No bug.


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Just because you know that this is possible and encouraged doesn't mean everyone does. New folks show up here every day, and maybe a few of them know something you don't - encouraging them to write about it benefits everyone. Besides making this more obvious to folks who skimmed the FAQ, it also avoids the confusion inherent in seeing someone post a ...


8

Quotes are your friend "ipx" (32 results) "ipxe" (27 results) ipxe (92 results).


7

The badge is only awarded through creating a tag synonym through the tag system (which requires 2500 rep and 5 votes in the tag), not recommending one in meta.


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Go to that site. Login with the same OpenID as your account on SF, it will ask if you want to link the accounts. If you already have an account there but it's not linked, add the OpenID from SF if you haven't already, then look at your user account, under Accounts you should see an option to link your accounts. You can then accept the answer on Unix.SE.


7

Usernames are indeed not unique on Stack Exchange. Login tokens (OpenID) are uniquely associated with an account, and accounts are unique (identified by the account number), but you can have multiple accounts with the same display name.


6

See this Meta report for details, but to summarize: To help promote the visibility of blog posts, during the first 24 hours after a new post is added to your site's blog, it will replace the chat link in the header. Afterward, it will be back to business as usual. In Server Fault's case, you have two blogs. The main Server Fault blog is linked on the main ...


6

It looks like some new CSS has been pushed to some SE sites. As ever mSO has some discussion.


6

I couldn't have said it better than this: People have the same names in real life. Isn't StackOverflow real life?


6

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 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, but that only lasts a minute or so. To see the full counts, visit /review while logged out (e.g. in an incognito window).


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Ah nonsense, this was the new "Are you paying attention" crap, which now thinks I didn't pay attention as I clicked "no action needed". There was no action needed, Ian dealt with it already :) This was the second such test today. I'll leave this question for reference...


5

So, if your accepted answer is wrong, and you know it, fix your answer. Problem solved. (If another answer is better, refer to it, with a brief summary of your own.)


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StackExchange replaced the search engine a few months ago. Among the many changes are how string and substring searches are handled. Quoted phrases are exact matches except for case-sensitivity, for example, [you can search for code][4] or symbols. If not in a quoted phrase, words will now be stemmed (example) As @Iain said earlier, quoting ...


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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 question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. This question and its answers are frozen and cannot be changed. ...


5

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 earned a badge have changed (the post was deleted, you got downvoted, etc.) you get to keep your badge. If you qualify for the same badge again (another post ...


5

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 are made by accounts with more than 125 reputation. If someone is sharing your IP address and also posting, then you may see this unexpectedly. There are ...


4

Looks like Yannis is right: when the question was closed, it triggered the migration rejection mechanism. The Server Fault version was then deleted since it was considered a rejected migration. What you hit here is a bit of an edge case. In most situations, a migration is rejected before it picks up an answer and stays open for a whole month on the ...


4

There is no concept of closing a question as a duplicate on another Stack Exchange site. If a question is inappropriately cross-posted, flag it for moderator attention and it will be deleted.


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Is this behavior-as-intended (i.e. the feature is intended for marking duplicates within one site, and cross-posted duplicates should be reported some other way) Yes. In a general sense, it's actually fine to have questions "duplicated" across sites - provided they're addressing different audiences. Of course, if a question is off-topic, or if a user is ...


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Migration counts as the "latest activity" on a question, which drops the question in the active feed and shows it on the front page. The age of the question is still whatever it actually is based on the timestamp set when you posted it. So your question does show up under "newest" in its appropriate chronological spot. (As I'm writing this, it's on page 5.)...


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Oh, oh indeed. I see the problem since the answer I was looking for as an example is your answer. I wondered why it was never deleted and it hadn't crossed my mind that you were stuck with it. How can I list my open ports on Debian? Yes, we've beat the dead horse in downvotes and it IS wrong that an answerer is stuck with that. As a general matter of ...


4

Working as (oddly) designed. How was this answer posted after this question was closed? Client-side validation trusts the client to validate it correctly. Sometimes it doesn't.


4

Before the close reason reform, No, it's always been like that. (At least, I'm sure it happened to me before the new close vote reasons were implemented.) It makes some sense... you have reviews left, so you could pick "Leave Open."


3

How much rep did you lose ? Looking at your account there is no indication that you have lost any rep at all.


3

Just because the OP thinks an answer is good doesn't mean that it actually is, and this shouldn't deprive the rest of the community from indicating this by voting. Deleting an accepted answer has been suggested on MSO and declined, although many people seem to disagree with Atwood's explanation. Personally I think that accepted answers should be deletable ...


3

The summary section, where it says you have 3 Gold Badges, is cached and updated daily (UTC).


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To expand upon Shane's question, the official tag synonym system is not, "Post to meta, have a mod do it." It actually involves having enough rep to suggest a synonym, and having enough users upvote the synonym that it becomes an official synonym. This can be short-circuited by suggesting a synonym via the official system, and then a mod later approves the ...


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