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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This has been fixed. More details (and haiku) on MSE.


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StackEchange has an automatic cleanup script, which deletes closed threads, if they fit certain criteria. Details, more details, related. The example question** in the O.P. has a score of -1, and both answers have the score of 0. It fell under the last category "abandoned closed", I would think. ** It's visible with 10k+ reputation. *** I'm inclined to ...


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To answer your questions: How can I do that (edit a question while there's another edit pending review)? You can't. Unless you're a moderator, that is. You'll have to wait for the edit to be accepted or rejected before you can edit the post. That's not usually a problem here, as the Suggested Edits review queue is almost always empty (sigh!). Wait 5 or ...


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This should now be resolved and the fix is live across all sites. Sorry for the inconvenience; I broke it when modifying how the Markdown editor worked for Stack Snippets.


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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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Your revised version of the question no longer has anything to do with the moderators. Note that this time the question was closed by 5 ordinary users. One reason it got closed may be that you state a very unusual and seemingly silly requirement, but refuse to justify it. That makes it sound like it is indeed silly, religious, and arbitrary. People won't ...


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No… What's off-topic or not is hard to define, or rather, it's hard to judge if a question adheres to the guidelines. Sometimes people have different opinions about it, which is why we normally vote on it. It takes five votes to close something as off-topic, unless you're a moderator. A moderator can't actually vote, but must use their "ban-hammer"....


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You're not the only one. See this SO post. You should be getting an email soon saying something like Please forgive us, we just goofed I would like to sincerely apologize. I just mistakenly sent you an email that was meant for Stack Overflow moderators. Please ignore it. Thank you for your patience, Anita M. Taylor, Email Marketing To ...


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Based on the network logs in KingDuken's answer, it appears that CircuitLab's server was having some issues and providing a response that the front-end didn't know how to handle. It appears to be working now. Hopefully it stays that way... There's also a lengthy delay while the image is uploaded to imgur, but that does complete successfully after a few ...


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The "highly active" term has now replaced the "protected" term, but the principle is the same: these are questions that have been specifically marked by moderators to prevent new users with very low reputation to answer. It is typically used for questions that get viral (due to the Hot Network Question list, or some tweet - hence "highly active"), so that ...


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The problem is that the CSS rule pointed out by Chris Laplante is clearly meant to apply only in the expanded view. To fix this problem, it should be changed to read something like this: .user-show-new .user-header-left .data { /* note the "-left"! */ width: 318px !important; } Until this is properly fixed, I've added a patch for this bug to SOUP v1....


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