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Missing item in inbox [duplicate]

There seems to be an inconsistency in my inbox. There has been a message from a user (under the form of a @reply comment) that I can see under the post and in the "responses" tab in my profile, but it ...
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Review queues aren't being populated

It looks like there's a bug in the review queues, which causes them not be filled. It's most visible in the First Posts review queue on Stack Overflow – (screenshot for <10k); all items younger ...
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1answer
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Pings staying undismissed in chat and not getting to the inbox

I noticed that some chat pings have lasted for hours undismissed, with the ping remaining in chat, but not getting turned into an inbox notification, and also not showing up in search results. I have ...
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Can SE be considered to a both dangerous and helpful network? [duplicate]

While I feel that SO or SE helps people especially programmers and sysadmins to get knowledge on things they really need to do or work on I tend to feel the down votes, regulation of questions and ...
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Add a time-based filter option for flagging history stats

TL;DR: I'm proposing the addition of a time-based filter to the Flag Summary page so that I can display the stats for just the most recent flags I've raised (say, in the last month) and thus review at ...
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Questions stay grayed in app after removing tag ignoring on web

I just added feature-request tag via profile settings page to the ignore list and removed it shortly. On the web related questions look as usual, but on the iOS app they are drawn grayed as if they ...
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1answer
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Post Timeline: mouseover parts reveals “S”

I first noticed it on the Timeline for Winter Bash 2018 Knitting, but I've seen it on other timelines for other posts on other sites. When I hover over certain events in the timeline: start of ...
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Link old stack exchange profiles to new SO - [duplicate]

Is it possible to link my existing stack exchange profiles to a new SO profile? I am not able to post new questions with my original SO profile "ranit.b" . Tried a lot but no good. So, I am planning ...
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Please make pending edit suggesters be @reply-able in comments

Reviewing suggested edits, it happens often that I would like to say something to the edit suggester, but I can't. Pinging them in unrelated posts is clearly not okay. The ability to ping them would ...
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2answers
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Why does Stack Exchange not allow signing in with a username? [duplicate]

When I look at the URL to my profile I see https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/344066/jack-siro. I want to believe that 344066 is my userid or member number and jack-siro is my username all ...
4
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1answer
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Can you get several badges at once if you meet the given criteria?

What happens if you meet the criteria for several badges at once? E.g. first comment and whatever, first question. Do you get multiple badges at once or do you have to track a special badge to get it?
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2answers
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What's with this weird design and stars coming out of my mouse pointer? [duplicate]

My Stack Overflow gives me a weird design and stars coming out of my mouse pointer. WTF? How do I get rid of them?
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10answers
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What limits should we place on automated voting?

This has come up a few times now in moderator circles, but with the exception of Andy's Robot there hasn't been a lot of public discussion that's applicable. That feels kinda negligent to me, so... ...
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Automatically inserted “Copy to palette” button for code, quotes, and other preformatted blocks that are at least one full line?

After searching around, I found this question asking essentially the same thing, but in 2010-- surely it's time to revisit this topic. At the time, the poster added an update saying "I have learned ...
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Time machine makes website usable [duplicate]

When using the time machine, the website becomes usable: Links are correctly underlined. (good for... something, I don't remember what it's called) The font (comic sans) is much more readable, each ...
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Is it possible to find users who earned a review badge for a specific queue?

It's possible to see all users who have earned a specific badge. For instance, I could go to https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/1478 to see all users on Stack Overflow with the Reviewer badge. The ...
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Can I apply linting rules to code snippets?

I'd really love to apply linting rules / coding styles, to snippets on Stack Overflow, per language based on my preferences so that I can more easily copy paste things into where I need them. ...
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1answer
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More information for TagSynonyms to calculate transitivity of tag synonyms

I want to calculate all the tag synonyms possible for any given tag. TagSynonyms table gives the relation between Tag1 -> Tag1Master. As per TagSynonyms table, Master tag can be mapped to multiple ...
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Please hide (meant: do not reveal) spoilers in emails! [duplicate]

Clarification: This has been misunderstood as asking for spoilers to be included in emails as hidden text; since people have voted on that basis, I formulated a replacement but found Spoiler text ...
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4answers
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Is this year April fool joke really welcoming? Are we joking about technology or people?

I think by now almost everyone using the site has already seen the fake "90's style" redesign that was created as an April Fool joke. Many words were already spent discussing about it. From people ...
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2answers
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Is it a prank or are we seriously looking for a new CEO?

I am wondering if Stack Overflow is really getting a new CEO or it's a part of today's prank.
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1answer
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April Fools Day should only run from 00:00 to 12:00

Wikipedia notes in the page on April Fools' Day that A study in the 1950s, by folklorists Iona and Peter Opie, found that in the UK, and in countries whose traditions derived from the UK, the ...
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1answer
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Discrepancy between “last seen” and “newest” post

I don't know if this is a bug. It could be, or there might be a simple explanation. I was visiting a user's profile because they had become uncharacteristically quiet when I noticed the following. ...
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Unicorn shows butt only when sidebar disabled

When my friend shouted "UNICORNS" when I told him about the cool new April Fool's styling, I didn't understand why he said that. Since unicorns are such magical creatures it'd be very rare to spot ...
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0answers
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Remove UI restriction against unprotecting questions less than 24 hours old

It's that time of the year again; no, I don't mean April Fools, I mean a question with a lot of posts by users who are new to Meta. These posts are explicitly open to new users. Like the contests last ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to track the question-to-answer ratio of users on a given site?

I'm trying to run a query which takes the top, say, 50 users on a site (bonus points if you can edit this number when running the query), and outputs a table listing all of the users, how many ...
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0answers
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How were the off-topic close reasons previously displayed? [duplicate]

I just came across this question on English.SE. The banner says it was closed by a moderator as "general reference", which is not one of the 5 standard close reasons (duplicate, off-topic, too broad, ...
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0answers
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Guest book does not appear to be saving data? [duplicate]

The new Guest Book seems like a nice idea, but it doesn't appear to be saving any data entered into it. Entered text appears immediately upon submitting the form on the current page via JavaScript, ...
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0answers
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Does it have to be so ugly? [duplicate]

Please let someone with some color sense review and revise the color scheme. I don't like the new typefaces, either.
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No preference should ever be per site and per device only

Stack exchange doesn't have many preferences, but there are a few. And those few tend to be stuff that people have strong opinions about, like whether the top bar should be sticky or the left sidebar ...
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1answer
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How do I know why I'm getting downvotes, if no one comments? [duplicate]

So I asked my first question and got instantly downvoted for no reason that I can determine. How can I figure out why my question is getting downvotes so that I can fix it? I provided code examples. ...
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Network Profile shouldn't be showing comments that were auto-generated and immediately auto-deleted

I closed a question with my Gold Badge a couple of days ago. When I happened to peruse the comment history on my Network Profile just now, I noticed the following comment on that post: Possible ...
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1answer
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I changed my email address twice and still need to use my old address to log in

I used an old email address from a provider that is long dead now, so when I logged in stackoverflow, I clicked on my name, got into "emails" settings and changed the address in two different ...
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1answer
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Why was my edit rejected even though it complies with the guidelines?

I read some posts about this question, and still it doesn't make sense that my edit suggestion was rejected. Posts that I read: Why was my edit rejected? Why was my suggested edit rejected ...
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2answers
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Will there be an option to permanently keep this year's April Fools design active?

In light of the recent site redesigns, I was amazed at how much I liked the design of this year's April Fools prank. It looks so bad that it is hilariously awesome. A lot of questions have been posted ...
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48answers
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Announcing the Stack Exchange Time Machine [closed]

We are living in the gold age of user-generated content. Anyone can post a joke before breakfast, become a meme by lunch and be fired for the joke at the end of business. Ok, it's more like the "tin ...
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5answers
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Should we prank not-logged-in users?

At the moment, this is what Interpersonal.SE looks like for a user who doesn't have an account and just followed a link from Google: Now, I'm a frequent user of this site and I know that it isn't ...
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1answer
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Back to future popup not aligned correctly on mobile

I think the popup was supposed to point to the clock icon, but seems a bit misaligned. It'll be better if the alignment is corrected. Btw, great job!
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2answers
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Why am I welcomed to Stack Overflow rather than to Stack Exchange when I am on another Stack Exchange site?

I noticed that when I am in a Stack Exchange site other than Stack Overflow, I always get the: WELCOME TO STACKOVERFLOW when the April fool joke happens. For example, a screenshot when I am in ...
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1answer
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Why not make a dark theme instead of time travel joke [duplicate]

A feature that has been requested several times, which has never been attended to, and with no real arguments other than the amount of work. So my question is: why instead of working on any kind of ...
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1answer
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The April Fools HNQ broken image icons are broken (on high-DPI screens)

I just encountered the new April Fools theme, and as someone who made my first web page in the 90's, I must say I love it! The Hot Network Questions sidebar with the animated flames is a particularly ...
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Is it intentional that the April Fool's time travel feature has to be deactivated on a per-site basis?

It seems to me that the time travel feature has to be deactivated on a per-site basis. I've tried this in Edge and Chrome. Is this intentional? It's fine for people using one or two sites, but gives ...
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1answer
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Does not work on Netscape Navigator 3.0

FROM: tigerjieer <tigerjieer@cs.uwaterloo.ca> SUBJECT: Does not work on Netscape Navigator 3.0 NEWSGROUPS: alt.stackexchange.meta Finally, after 20 years of suffering, StackOverflow now claims ...
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3answers
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Please don't repeat such an intrusive “full design” April's Fools in the years to come

TL,DR: this year's April's fools could be a source of confusion, or worse, in certain workplaces. Please stick to less intrusive stuff. Very related: Why was the decision made to make the 2019 April ...
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1answer
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Why does the guestbook chatbox not produce any network activity?

I was trying to test if I was able to automatically send a message through curl by inspecting the network activity on chrome and getting the curl command, but I found out that in spite of messages ...
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Why was the decision made to make the 2019 April Fool's joke immediately activate?

As far as I recall, every April Fool's prank that SE has made in recent years prior to this year has been non-intrusive, only showing up as a minor sidebar while not affecting the site's design much. ...
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2answers
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Is `time-travel` a bug? [duplicate]

Is time-travel a bug or does it want us back in the 1990's? Is this how Stack Exchange sites looked like in the 90's?
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1answer
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What testing is done on 'April Fool' pranks?

So, we have just had an 'April Fools' jape that activated on 31st March for many people wan't capable of being disabled site-wide (although this has been fixed) isn't capable of being disabled ...

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