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Bug with user list's reputations

If you click on "Users" on the navigation bar of the main Seasoned Advice, it will take you to a list of all the users. You can then choose to sort the users with different categories. If you sort by ...
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Why do some questions appear green?

Today, the list of questions on the main page suddenly started looking differently. This morning, all questions had the same background. Now, some of them have a greenish background. It looks like a ...
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What happened to my edit on “Molecular Gastronomy” question?

Two days ago I edited the title of this question, What is Molecular Gastronomy? because it was written "What's is Molecular Gastronomy?" I see today it was updated, but by someone else, and I don't ...
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I didn't get any email about the swag

In Seasoned Advice swag for top users is reported that users in the first two pages in the all-the-time reputation list, with a reputation higher than 950, would soon receive an email from Stack ...
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Is electorate on a different update schedule, or am I under review?

So I am mostly just curious, but having a gold badge would be rad. I think I qualify for the [Electorate], but I could be wrong; Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions ...
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What is the “please-remove-this-tag” tag?

I saw that please-remove-this-tag has been added to some questions, and then removed. What is the purpose of that tag? Is it a tag that has been renamed, and then removed? If this is the case, why ...
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New tag suggestions

I just asked a question about Serbian street food and discovered we have no street-food tag and also no serbian-cuisine tag. We do have balkan-cuisine which I used. If you think the more specific ...
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Site Statistics: What exactly does views/day mean?

Pardon this question from a non-techie. Does "views per day" indicate total views or views per user? For example, if I check in 5 times during a day is that considered 5 views or just 1 since the ...
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Why was my bounty removed?

I think I had at least one day more. I read a couple of hours ago "your bounty will expire tomorrow" and usually the hours are shown, for example "it will expire in 10 hours", etc. It was for this ...
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Please zap the meta-tags and dependent tags

I'm starting to see an alarming trend of what I feel is a major misuse of the tags. To recap what I've said in the past, tags exist for two reasons: To help other members determine whether or not a ...
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Internationalisation / Adding to a CW post

There's the question What cookbooks do you always come back to? to which I feel I could add an answer. Two questions though: I'm not a native speaker, so the book I'd add would be in german. Would ...
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Can I search within the questions I have asked or answered?

Sometimes I want to reference a specific question, but can't find it easily. Of course, I try narrowing down the search terms. Sometimes I have a very important piece of information - I know that I ...
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The question link popup is shown when I vote some questions

I noticed that when I vote some questions, a popup showing the question link is shown; it is the same popup I see when I click on the "link" link that is shown for the question. Which criteria are ...
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Merge request for my two accounts

I would like to ask you to merge https://cooking.stackexchange.com/users/4044/johannes-schaub-litb into https://cooking.stackexchange.com/users/6538/johannes-schaub-litb . That is, the older account ...
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Does the mentioning of a user with an @ work across SE sites?

I had somewhat too much time and after using a word in a post here on Cooking, I asked about its proper usage on English.SE. They happened to create an even better word/neologism for the situation, so ...
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Are questions about food presentation and table setting on- or off- topic?

I wanted to ask a question about how to present a steak at a dinner we are hosting tonight for another couple. (This fancy dinner thing is new to me and we're trying out the new settings we got from ...
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Merge the “questions” and “asking-questions” tags

There are two questions on this site tagged with questions, and 10 questions tagged asking-questions. These tags should probably be merged.
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Please blacklist the [technique] tag

Even after we've finally managed to completely eradicate this awful, awful tag from the question pool, people still continue to add it to new questions. Almost every day I see it reappear. It just ...
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A link is broken within a list.

In a recent answer, I made a list with the <ul> and <li> tags, as always. When I placed a link in one of the answers, it was broken, it looked like that:[description text][1]. What did I ...
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Policy on Minor Edits (that meet the 6 char requirement)

Whats the policy on minor edits? I made several edits where I did a combination of the following: Removed odd spacing / formatting in questions Fixed lower-case letters at the start of sentence of ...
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What happened to my comment?

I received a downvote on this question, and added a comment that said "Downvoter, care to comment?" -- a convention I've seen hundreds of times (on SO) attempting to learn from the downvote. The ...
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Why was this question bumped to the top of the homepage?

I refreshed the home page a few minutes ago and saw that the question about keeping banana ice cream soft was at the top of the list, 3 hours after it was asked (activity on the site has happened ...
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What happened to a question?

This question: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/12692/cooking-makes-my-clothes-smell is now giving a 404 not found error. Was it deleted? Why?
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What happened to my reputation points?

Yesterday I noticed that my reputation had decreased from 210 to 132. What could have caused this? I checked my activity and didn't see a decrease in any of the data.
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Earning the Enlightened Badge

The englightened badge read "First answer was accepted with at least 10 up votes". What does this mean exactly? My first answer (ever)? The first answer for any particular question (chronologically)? ...
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How do we check our status on badges?

On badges like 'sportsmanship' (upvoting 100 competing answers), how do we go about checking our status on these things? I partially assume these statuses are hidden by design to keep people from just ...
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What do I accept?

I asked a question, and received a few answers, but after researching and experimenting, I realized that the solution I needed was something other than what was offered by fellow SAers. I'm sure this ...
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How exactly do you earn the Generalist badge?

As far as I can tell, for every other badge the description is clearly quantified in terms of the number of votes, posts, comments and so on you need to earn that badge. But for the Generalist badge, ...
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Did something happen to “Start A Bounty”?

Is it my imagination or could you Start a Bounty on someone else's question? I've finally found a question that I'm willing to give some rep to, but I cannot find the link.
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Are dietary “looking for ideas” questions on-topic?

A friend of mine has a son with a congenital heart defect. His doctors have put him on a strict fat-free diet (10-15 grams a day). Obviously, the parents have difficulty to provide a diversified and ...
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Pilot error and unsubscribing.

Questions? Comments? Let us know on our feedback site. If you no longer want to receive mail from Cooking - Stack Exchange, unsubscribe from all Cooking - Stack Exchange emails with a single click. I ...
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Is there any way to remove a vote?

I popped into a question today was trying to give something an up vote but I clicked on the wrong reponse so I tried to take it away but instead of taking it away it gave it a down vote which really ...
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Is there a community chat room?

Is there any way to chat with moderators or other members of the community?
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checking for detailed logs

I've been logged in consecutively for 97 days, and yesterday as i was checking my status, it changed to 1 :(. I was wondering if there is a way i can check a detailed log of my sign-ins / sign outs
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What happened to the “chat room” link?

There was a link to both meta and the chat room near the top of the page before, and it seems to have disappeared. Is there going to be a permanent link added back to the main page / menu bar thingy?
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Could cocktail preparing questions be asked in cooking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are questions on alcohol beverages allowed? The alcohol and bar-tending site is pretty far from coming to a beta, (please commit! http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/...
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why has my username changed?

I was roux. I am now user456. what happened? (yes I have flushed my cache etc).
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How do you get to the privileges page?

I wanted to check what I can/can't do on the privileges page but i can't find a link to it anywhere. So.... where's do I click?
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View counter off the rocker?

According to the view counter, my question How to substitute eggs in homemade pasta? asked this afternoon, has been viewed 1,261 times. The view count seems to rise and rise in between page refreshes, ...
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How does flagging a question work?

I'm having issues flagging questions. I've tried doing this twice before, and I'm not sure it worked either time. I don't think it worked because it never showed up in Tools - Flagged and I did not ...
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How to assist users with cycles of high activity and low/no activity?

I am not a trilogy regular, not a StackExchange regular, nor a professional. Rather, I am an enthusiast, which for me means that my activity on this exchange ebbs and flows with the time I have to ...
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Is there a way to directly message a user?

I wanted to send @kiamlaluno a note to say congratulations on being the first user to earn a gold badge. (Voting on 600 questions? That must have taken a lot of time!). But I don't see any way to send ...
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Community wiki? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Community Wiki? I see "community wiki" mentioned, and I gather it is the place we put questions that are interesting but are more polls or lists rather than those that ...
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Shorter links to questions

I noticed that I can use http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1 as a link to a question rather than the longer http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1/chewy-chocolate-chips-cookies Is ...
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“Votes remaining” when closing

I went to vote to close this thread, and saw at the bottom of the "why close" box that it says 12 votes remaining. I couldn't really find any info about that number in the FAQ or by searching meta, ...
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Related Tags - How is this list determined?

On the right side of the page, when you are looking at questions, there's a list of related tags. What determines that a tag is related? It doesn't seem to be a compilation of the tags for the visible ...
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Tag merge request: [food-preservation] [storage-lifetime] [storage-method] into [food-storage]

The following tags all mean fundamentally the same thing: [food-preservation] [storage-lifetime] [storage-method] The most popular is [storage-method], but it's also the least general. I'd like to ...
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Why do [closed] questions still show up?

I just noticed that a question that was closed yesterday was responded to today, thereby bumping it to the top. Is that normal? I don't recall seeing this on SO, but I could be mistaken.

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