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There is a grace period after a question is put on hold during which an answer that was started before the question was put on hold can still be submitted. The rather-old MSE post I linked to says this grace period is around 4 hours, but my own observation has been that it's somewhere around 30-60 minutes nowadays. Also, apparently the mobile client (I don'...


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That's default text that is visible if you haven't set any "about me" — but only to you and only on the page that allows you set that field. If you start typing in that box, that text should disappear. If it doesn't, please report a bug.


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The Stack Exchange logo on the top-right of each page has the same links to Meta and chat and other SE sites that used to be available from the SE logo on the top-left. (The top-left one, as you've probably noticed, now links to the SE homepage.)


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That question1 was deleted by the community as being "rude or abusive". As the quasi-official description says: The rude or abusive flag (formerly known as offensive) is meant to be used only in extreme cases, like hate speech, abuse against people, or abuse of the community or system. For what it's worth, I agree with the community that this qualified. ...


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Code was added since that post was created to trim titles down. If you look at the revision before yours (since the first post revision), there's a trailing space on the end. Your edit triggered this code on edit and did change the title...so that's why it shows up as a title edit. Though it's a bit odd in this case, it is working as designed.


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The canonical answer is always: caching. That said, we have implemented a live update feature for various and sundry pages on the site. The homepage, however, is still subject to a degree of caching. We're gradually moving towards more and more live updating on our sites. It used to take several minutes to have a new question appear. Now, it takes several ...


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Because it hasn't gotten any upvotes yet. The hat is only awarded once it's positively scored. Why didn't (or did) I or some other user get a hat although the requirements were (or weren't) fulfilled?


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Suggested edits on tag wikis get queued for <20k users. Try it :)


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The status you see there relates to the whole thread (questions + answers). When an answer is deleted we don't bump the last activity date, we just set the last activity type as modified. We can't leave it with an answered status since this would allow for questions with 0 answers to have an answered status. Unfortunately history is tracked for each post (...


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StackExchange works on UTC. Right now in, say, NYC Shabbat ends around 6:30 so it's possible if not likely that someone would miss logging in by 7PM EST which is midnight UTC. If that doesn't apply to you, perhaps you didn't do anything particularly active during the 24 hour day? I don't think there are clear guidelines about what must be done to be ...


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Those are two different reviews. The post was reviewed by two people. That review was finished. Then the post was sent back to the review queue again where you saw it. I suspect the first review was cancelled because someone retracted a close vote. So it was dropped from the queue. Then someone added a close vote. So it started in the queue again. A dev ...


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To the system, there was no edit as the author edited within the initial grace period of five minutes. All edits during this period are just considered a single revision, allowing a chance for simple corrections to not clutter the revision history. We all vote to the same end, but with subtle differences in application. I typically won't vote for a post ...


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I checked with our designer (Jin) - and 1024px is the minimum that we support. While many things happen to work at smaller widths, they aren't officially supported to do so. As you notice, it behaves well down to about 990px, which is pretty much the best we can do to make sure nothing looks awful to someone using that width within a window that isn't ...


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This is essentially a technical issue, caused by our need to be preformant - that is, it helps us show you the page fast. There are two aspects to the issue - one is caching. We save the current version of the list for a minute, and this is what everyone sees for that minute when they go to the page (or refresh it). However, we also like to let people know ...


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Some badges cannot (or cannot easily) be awarded on meta. This is known and by design. We always intentionally kept all badges listed, because it's a discovery mechanism. This goes back to the beta badge on graduated sites as well.


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