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It does indeed seem unfair. Dave thought it was on-topic enough to answer, for him, but closed it for everyone else to answer. This sends conflicting messages. Fortunately a question can be reopened by the same community that votes to close it. It seems that is what will happen to your question. Of course, this assumes that everything else is good with ...


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YES, please. DSP.SE has such a close reason: This question appears to be homework. Complete answers to homework are off-topic, but specific questions about homework are acceptable if they include enough detail. Please edit the question to include more background about what you don't understand. (emphasis theirs!) And honestly, it's the best thing since ...


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Nothing to see here. Please look at this LED.


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AFAICT, spell-checking is entirely a function of your browser and its underlying OS, and has nothing to do with StackExchange per se. In other words, if you want to change its behavior, you need to investigate how to change the settings in your browser and/or operating system.


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To clarify: the mistake made here by the moderator was to answer the question. It was correctly closed. Then it was incorrectly re-opened, likely because of this meta post. And now it is correctly closed again. The question has a vague specification of a whole project - it is far too broad. As such, it could only be answered in general, vague ways. The ...


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Focusing only on the technical site aspects, your answer was not simply deleted, it was converted into a comment. Because it was converted to a comment (by a moderator), there is not a community-based process to revert the action. You would need to contact a moderator to have the action reversed, which would involve deleting the newly created comment and ...


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I can confirm this in Chrome too. For SE devs, this CSS rule appears to be the root of the problem: .user-show-new .user-header .data { width: 318px!important; } Disabling that rule makes it work fine:


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Another way to look at it is, once you've earned a few hundred reputation points, you can spend those hard-earned points moving bad answers down. Downvoting bad questions is free, but downvoting a bad answer costs you one rep point. (https://electronics.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/vote-down) (This only applies to the main site, not the meta site.) As ...


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The code was assuming that comments were showing on the question page only. I have amended the link to actually go to that page if not already on it. Will be with you the next build (rev 2013.9.20.1027).


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This can happen if you are zoomed out - I was able to reproduce with zoom of 90%. However, we don't support zooming - visual artifacts like this can be expected, but will not be fixed.


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Sorry about that. We accidentally included a wrong file in another file.


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The problem is that your proposed solution would be easily defeated by a user creating additional "sock puppet" accounts, which happens often enough to be an issue. A more robust solution would have to take both aspects into account, but this creates potential problems with multiple legitimate users who happen to be sharing IP addresses, which also happens ...


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Once upon a time, SO had such a "homework" tag and once explicitly required that someone asking a question had to demonstrate a minimum of knowledge in the topic, such as actually making an attempt to solve the problem themselves. This system was removed by SO the company, in the start of the "quantity over quality" era that begun once ...


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I've limited the display size of the user name in that page to 400px. It will be rolled out in the next build.


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I edited the question making the image clickable, check it for reference. The syntax is (one of the possible options): [![`imagename`](`imageurl`)](link)


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As a general mention, if you put a decent amount of effort in an answer, then it is in your interest that the question is not closed. If you understand the question enough to offer a useful answer, try to edit the question to improve it, upvote it, or mention (in the question comments) why the question is OK. Closure is the first step towards (potential) ...


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You can see the chain of events under the reputation tab under your profile: Your edit was at 07:26 which would have bumped it on the front page and 25 minutes later it received a downvote. Then the person that originally upvoted it has removed their vote, it must have been two different people because otherwise the events would be shown at the same time. ...


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Relevant Post: TeX Delimiters should be changed Basically, the initial SE implementation of MathJax decided to use the $ ... $ syntax despite the following notice in the documentation: Note in particular that the $...$ in-line delimiters are not used by default. That is because dollar signs appear too often in non-mathematical settings, which could cause ...


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Not just today — I've been experiencing this issue intermittently for several weeks now. I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu. It's gotten to the point where I "select all" and copy my schematic to the clipboard before trying to "Save and Insert" — at least that way, if it crashes and burns, I have a chance to open a new tab and try again without having ...


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You're right, line spacing has been increased as mentioned here on Meta Stack Exchange: New post formatting Many people don't like the change, and posts like Please revert the line-height change! and this answer are very popular right now.


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I love the idea, but the message isn't perfect yet. It's not so much that homework questions need an attempt at a solution, but that there needs to be some indication of where the student is lacking understanding. Otherwise, the question is usually "too general". I often use "too general" to vote to close such questions, but that ...


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Oh dear... you weren't supposed to get that hat. Unfortunately, in a bit of oversight, mods weren't given the ability to delete hats, so I'm afraid you'll have to live with it. (Or click the "I hate hats" link). All hats are "One Size Fits All". If you're unhappy with the fit, then I'm afraid you'll have to trim your head for comfort. And do be careful ...


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There was a bug in the job that synced these counts routinely, specifically it wouldn't fix the "now 0" case, a join vs. a left join going on. This will be fixed in the next build.


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If I had to place a bet on what's taking so long, it's MathJax, which is a (relatively) large download, and then it can slow down the loading of any page that renders MathJax. Compare a page with no MathJax to one with MathJax, and you should see a difference.


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This is fixed in the next build. Part of the editor logic is implemented as a PageDown plugin, and that part didn't take into account the possibility that another plugin may be modifying the Markdown source as well, and thus the content inside the text editor may be different from the Markdown that was passed to the plugin. The other plugin in this case ...


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This is an issue that only presents in IE 8 on Windows XP and has to do with how the JavaScript engine iterates (or rather doesn't) in specific cases. Fixed in the next build (rev 2013.9.23.1029).


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