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Why does talk in chat still require 20 reputation on meta?

Alert! low rep user here! I'm trying to work on my rep by participating more around the StackExchange. It can be a little daunting though, writing a question and wondering if it will be well received.....
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Is there a search filter for all questions containing a string AND have an answer posted by me?

I'd like to run a search for questions containing a string (let's say foo for argument's sake) which have an answer that I've posted. I know I can run two separate queries for each half of this – "foo"...
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Search engine description with throwback theme [closed]

I searched DuckDuckGo just now and a StackOverflow question came up as a search result. Instead of a meaningful page description or snippet, below the DuckDuckGo search result entry appeared the ...
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Should Meta questions be duplicated to draw more attention to issues? [duplicate]

An assertion that "several users told you that having more questions about the same topic is actually better" caught my eye as a point for meta discussion. My response was a few comments below but ...
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It's (sometimes) possible to cast another flag on a question you have a pending VLQ flag on

I flagged this now-deleted Cross Validated question as Very Low Quality. When I looked at it an hour later, I noticed that the VLQ flagging option was gone (presumably because it was in a review queue ...
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Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80

There are a number of similar questions but they don't seem to capture the following: There is a list of criteria for edits that do / do not count towards the Strunk & White badge; however, when I ...
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Allowing users to submit suggested edits more than once

I have noticed that if a user submitted their suggested edits on Stack Exchange, they cannot alter the suggestions afterwards. In other to solve this problem, we could allow every user to submit their ...
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MSE should handle questions about a single SE site when they're asking for external input

A fairly old question about how we do things on Ask Ubuntu just got closed with the site-specific off-topic close reason that you have on MSE: This question's topic is only applicable to one ...
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“Copy Code” Feature in pretty-printed (grey-backgrounded code) Question or Answer [duplicate]

Code within "" i.e. {{{ }}} ( or code Formatted using "Command + K" in mac or "Ctrl + K" in windows...) in every Question or Answer. Below is only a sample: ======= start Portion of a Sample Answer =...
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Is it acceptable to ask questions regarding originality of a plot on Stack Exchange? [closed]

I got an idea for a novel. I want to make sure that this idea is truly new. Is it acceptable to post questions like "has there been a book/movie/TV show with this plot?" on literature.stackexchange....
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Reword the suggested edit override button

Despite the addition of a new notice indicating "this edit has been reviewed and your action is no longer required", it appears that many users are still getting confused with the button, and ...
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Do Stack Exchange sites display Tag Score from the very beginning?

Is there anyone who knows the start date for a given Stack Exchange site displaying the tag score?
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Help center “contact” page refers to old top bar “help” link

On the /contact page of sites, the introduction still refers to the old top bar which had a "help" button: If you have a question about a Stack Exchange site, the best place to ask is on Meta ...
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Wrong answer count for some questions: deleted answers calculated, but not visible

When I opened Entity framework large data set, out of memory exception ( on Windows 10 laptop with Chrome browser), the page shows "3 Answers", but actually only 1 answer is visible. I am 10K+ user ...
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Wording of the title and heading of flag history page

Situation The title of a user's flag history page is "Flagged Posts for $(name)", and its h1 heading reads "Flags for$(name)". Problem with the title The page lists comment flags too, so the ...
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Why aren't strike throughs allowed on questions? [duplicate]

It's possible to edit and delete parts or even the whole text of a question. But this does not allow the history of a query to be tracked especially if answers to the now edited or retracted question ...
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Stack Overflow icon instead of Stack Exchange icon in login page [duplicate]

Not a serious bug, but when joining a new SE site, it says "using a login from Stack Exchange", whereas the Stack Overflow icon is used.
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Mixed feedback for history links on tag wiki page if they're the default initial versions

When hovering over the 'history' or 'excerpt history' links on (meta) tag wikis like this one, their color changes (you can see the difference below, I was hovering over the 'history' link). This ...
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Posting a site URL in chat results in old logos

When posting a link to a site's homepage in chat, the link automatically oneboxes to the site's logo. However, I discovered a couple of related bugs with it. First, the logo for beta sites has been ...
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Please give suspended users an option to explain their side of the story on the meta site

As it is written here by Jon Ericson (CM), the secrecy of the details of the individual suspensions is reasoned to protect the suspended users: Since suspended users are unable to tell their side ...
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What should I do when I notice posts with images hosted on suspicious non-Imgur domains?

The two main issues with posts containing images hosted on non-http://stack.imgur.com/ domains are: Link rot. Potential spam — in case the hoster replaces the images with advertisements. There are ...
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Formatting/Styling of Stack Exchange sites is not displaying

Background: When trying to access any site other than Meta Stack Exchange, the pages sometimes load without any styling or formatting when loaded in Chrome. It appears to be the HTML without the CSS ...
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Where on Stack Exchange does this question about comparing countries on traits belong?

Where on Stack Exchange does the following question belong? Country A has 16 million inhabitants and 2.000 MW of solar panel generated power, also a GDP of \$50.000 per capita Country B has ...
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I assume I am following guidelines, so why was my edit rejected? What did I miss? [closed]

Well, my recent two edits have been rejected. And I have already went through already answered similar questions like this & this. And after reading above two links, I understood that there are ...
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Why aren't high-rep users able to post from IP addresses that are automatically banned?

As explicitly stated in the last section of the FAQ (emphasis mine), My account is in good standing. Why am I still blocked? The ban also takes in account the IP address. If you browse from a ...
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Getting Duplicate Questions from Stack Exchange API

I want to use api.stackexchange.com to get duplicate questions. Scenario: I get a question from api.stackexchange.com using GET .../questions/{my_question_id}. In the next step I would like to get a ...
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Request for per-question setting to treat Title as raw rext, and include Title in preview pane

Context: I reported a bug (IMO) regarding automatic rendering of -- in Titles as a single long dash. In the process I learned that even more happens to the Title than just showing -- as —. I feel ...
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Is there a wayback machine archive of the april fools theme? [duplicate]

I've been looking but I can't find it anywhere! This should be perserved somehow IMO.
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How can I check the number of views for a specific question? [duplicate]

Say for example this question. How can I check the number of views it has? Is it possible to do that?
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Looking back at the Time Machine

This year Microsoft banned April Fools, which deprived the internet of their unique sense of humor as illustrated by Clippy and Windows 9. Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange users were not so lucky. ...
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“How to format” block mentions syntax highlighting even if it is not available on the site

When you edit the body of a post, the "How to Format" widget is shown in the right sidebar. It mentions the syntax highlighting function, even on sites which don't have syntax highlighting enabled ...
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Using Stack Exchange for my students [duplicate]

I teach a course in C++ and want my students to post questions about the course material in a professional forum, and have other students answer them. They do not use Stack Overflow directly due ...
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Gravatars shown incorrectly on “top network askers” sidebar [duplicate]

The "Top Network Askers" sidebar shows a bunch of similar gravatars for users, where their gravatars are actually something different. In this case they all seem to link to <img src="https://www....
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Should answers that can attribute severe legal consequences be discouraged? [duplicate]

Context: How should I respond when I lied about my education and the company finds out through background check? The most upvoted answer may be the ethically correct thing to do, but there's ...
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It used to be possible to access the unminified versions of (most) Stack Exchange JS files via cdn-dev.sstatic.net (as opposed to the usual cdn.sstatic.net host that serves the minified versions). It ...
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Please make the red dot visible also if there are pending reviews near timeout

(example) Now the problem is that surely enough people has seem that site with the privilege of making a decision about my suggestion. The problem is that the review queues on smaller sites (...
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I'd like to find a random unanswered question on my site. I know of the 'Unanswered' tab on the All Questions page (/questions), but that sorts by votes. Is there a way to get it to sort randomly? ...
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Why are the question filters so strict? [duplicate]

There is so much red whenever I try to ask a question and I was wondering if you could help me.
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No way to change or delete Stack Exchange login

My Stack Exchange login is registered to a email address on domain that will soon be owned by another person. For security reasons, I would like to deactivate my login on Stack Exchange and dissociate ...
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MathJax is (inappropriately) parsed in Markdown diffs

I just noticed that this diff (select "side-by-side markdown" mode if it's not already selected) is showing MathJax where it doesn't belong: (MathJax right-click menu included to show that those ...
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How do I find out how hot I am? Is there an easy-to-see user's total HNQ (total hotness) counter?

I noticed a that recently it seems that at least one of my questions have gone to the HNQ each week, though they are asked on different sites. But I don't know how to verify this. Is there a "total ...
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Why are reputation points separated by site? [duplicate]

I answer a lot of questions on CrossValidated. I ask questions on several other sites, including TexLatex and StackOverflow. I am sure there are other people who answer a lot on one site and ask a ...
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Show network reputation next to site reputation

I have been around Stack Exchange for a while now and have a decent amount of reputation on some network sites (not crazy much but still a bit). But whenever I sign up for a new network site and thus ...
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HTML <li> items not rendered correctly in Firefox, Edge, and IE11

This Sandbox post looks quite normal when viewed on e.g. Safari or Chrome: but when viewed in Firefox (on macOS Mojave) as well as Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, the bullets generated by &...
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Is it likely for a question to have 40,000 views and only 2 votes? Or is this evidence towards a bug?

I found this Stack Overflow question: Error “Unable to use the video in an ad creative. That has 40,000 views and only two upvotes shared between the question and answer. How did it get so big if ...
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How are linked questions determined? [duplicate]

I understand that duplicates of the current question show up in the linked section of the right sidebar. However, some questions have a linked section even though there are no duplicates of them and ...
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“I/O error (head)” and “failed to connect to host” empty page errors

Not sure if this is worth reporting, but I clicked on this question in the HOT sidebar, and was met by an empty page with just the text "I/O error (head)": <html> <head></head> &...
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Why does 'user:ID deleted:1 is:question' return undeleted results when reputation is insufficient for correct results?

I have high rep in Space Exploration SE, so the user:12102 deleted:1 is:question returns exactly what I've asked for, a list of my own deleted questions. But when I repeat the same kind of search ...