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.
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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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 ...
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As @Iain said earlier, quoting ...
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...
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 ...
The question is locked and retained for historical significance - from the close reason
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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 ...
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.)...
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."
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 ...
This, to the best of my knowledge, is actually by-design. In this MSO thread, it says that as you could only be replying to the person that asked the question (in your example) then the @Username is stripped out automatically. If you can fully understand that answer in its entirety I would be more than impressed as it's not exactly clear.
The global reputation recalc is responsible for your rep loss, this happened globally across the network. Previously, reputation was not real-time or anywhere close, so things that negatively affected reputation were not applied and your actual value vs the highly denormalized value you see got way off sync.
This round of changes aimed to fix that, we not ...
Down-votes on questions are free these days, which could be part of it.
The drop by several hundred bit is interesting though. Your history doesn't show any recent recalcs that adjusted to anywhere near that magnitude. The last big one was March 2nd, which was a global rep-recalc.
If the rep-drop is more recent then that, I can't dig out the cause from ...
The change to instant rep was rolled out gradually to all users. Yours was applied on the 28th of March, however allegedly your rep only changed by one point (and it went up).
However, downvotes are now free for questions so you won't see any rep change because of that. I just did a test by throwing a -1 on a spam answer, and I saw my rep change immediately ...
I'm pretty sure this is intentional. The Excerpt shows up as a hover-box and the tag-style would be out of place in that box. The body of the tag-wiki can certainly use it though.
After some research, this has been brought up on M.SO before. Specifically:
Tag links in tag excerpts not shown properly