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Net reputation from removed posts

I have a thing that is bugging me for the time being. I just discovered that there is an option called "show removed posts". And when I enabled it, I saw (-2) rep corresponding to several of my posts.....
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Bug about the Enthusiast Badge?

Yesterday I've been awarded the Enthusiast badge because I visited Physics Stack Exchange 30 days in a row (31 days now). However when I click on the "Recent achievements" icon, I can see that the ...
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Bug in closing as duplicate?

If you have a gold badge in a tag then you can immediately close as a duplicate any question that has that tag. So for example I have a gold badge in [general-relativity] and [newtonian-mechanics] and ...
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Bug in the daily rep limit code?

Earlier today I downvoted an answer, then after the OP had edited it I retracted my downvote. In between I had hit the daily rep limit of 215 (including one accept) and now after retracting my ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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Message incorrectly claims I need 10 reputation points to answer, when I already have 10 points [duplicate]

I recently wanted to post an answer to this question: Is it possible to build a thermoelectric nuclear power plant? However, at the bottom of the page, I saw the following notice: Thank you for ...
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New image dropper is not working

The new imgur-based image dropper is not working. The image URL works (https://i.stack.imgur.com/6tI9Q.jpg), but the embedded link does not. See my post: Advantages of a deadblow hammer?
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Why is question-migration limited?

When a question is asked on the wrong site, it can be migrated to another site via the flagging function. Why is this migration limited to only a few sites? It should rather be a list of all sites to ...
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Problems trying to post a second answer to question (second from same user)

So I was trying to update this question with a link to another well asked question here - I tried twice, but each time my answer did not appear- I am wondering if it is being checked because I asked ...
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Can you please center the site like all other StackExchange sites?

Physics is left-justified on Chrome. Is it intentional?
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Bug Fix: the tabs in the Physics forum appear cluttered [duplicate]

I am not sure whether it's a bug or not. But if you hover over the menu below banner labelled 'Physics', the background changes to light blue, however, that background comes behind the written texts ...
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Navigation on the anonymous homepage is styled wrong [duplicate]

This is what I observe. Watching from an ASUS laptop; an i5 intel CPU, and a chrome web browser (latest version). Well, I found an screenshot from a physics.SE user and it looks like this: So ...
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Do we really love PO that much?

Go to the Physics.SE main page and look at the community promotion ad. Do it now, I'll wait....... Back yet? Okay, was it advertising Physics Overflow? Because every time I visit the main page, it's ...
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I'm a time traveller! You are too!

I've just earned the Solstice hat! Huzzah! And I see that several others have earned it as well. Now as far as I know from reading its requirement, that hat is earned by posting a comment on 12/21. ...
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Old-ish first post showed up in review queue

I was just checking the First Posts review queue, and I found this post: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/146862/many-body-quantum-rotors# Strange that it should be there, given that it's ...
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The site toolbar looks broken in Opera

The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it? I have the same problem but in Opera. I've read in one comment that this isn't a problem in Opera but it's for me. Edit: This is really ...
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Wide Chrome (>2406 px) breaks horizontal alignment

Not sure if this is related to this, but there's yet another formatting problem in Chrome. I'm seldom one to argue for doing it so it works vs. doing it right, but there needs to be some pragmatism: ...
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Delayed/absent mortarboard badge?

On Nov 1st I was fortunate enough to earn 215 rep points (which was capped). I have not received a mortarboard badge for this. Anyone know why?
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start a bounty --> learn more... gives a 404

For any question, if you start a bounty, the first pop-up link has a learn more... link The link points to https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/bounties which gives a 404.
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The SE is misrepresenting my close votes

If you look at An Operator Identity relating to Trace the close banner states: marked as duplicate by John Rennie, Brandon Enright, Danu, Qmechanic♦ 38 mins ago This question has been asked before ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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The navigation is borked in Chrome [duplicate]

When I open the site in Chrome - either main or meta I get this: rather than this: I think this is the CSS used to display the elements in the list: ...
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rep cap and accepted answers

Yesterday I hit the rep cap thanks to some unexpectedly well received answers. Here is what I don't understand: I got three answers accepted, which I thought should give me 45 "cap free" points. Add ...
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Physics stack exchange styling issue in Chrome when not logged in [duplicate]

Looking at this question on physics.stackexchange: What are washers for? The highlighted heading (Questions) looks odd. I'm not logged in to that site and I'm using Chrome.
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The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it?

Since earlier this month, the main toolbar of the site (with links to Questions, Tags, Users, Badges, Unanswered and Ask Question) has changed, distinctly for the worse: The font looks blocky and ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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Why is Luboš Motl's reputation stuck at 99,996?

I up-voted a Luboš Motl answer and thought I might be the first to humbly see his score the first to tick over past 100K. But it seems to be stuck on 99,996. Is there a reason for this? Maybe the ...
John McAndrew's user avatar
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Odd rep cap behavior?

Noticed a bit of strange behavior around the rep cap yesterday. I had an answer to a hot network question that got a bunch of upvotes, so I hit the cap [+200], then some more upvotes [still +200], ...
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Preview hidden equation - alignment is broken

I was answering a homework question, and wanted to include some "hidden answers" to give the OP a chance to work it out bit by bit. Some of the layout etc. of the equations is different in preview - ...
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Bounty icon is poorly placed

I just had a bounty awarded for my answer. (Thanks, Ruslan!) When I went to look at it, though, I noticed that the bounty marker icon looked kind of awkward, like it didn't really want to be there, ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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The change to the taskbar is massively annoying

I mean this change: Specifically the number in the orange square, which is related in some vague to the number of posts that have needed review in the last day or so. When it shows "20" this implies ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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Why can't I vote to migrate this question?

I was thinking of migrating this question: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/81842/. But the migrate option doesn't appear. Is this a bug?
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Reputation display

I just got an announcement that by getting 2000 rep, I can edit questions and answers without review. The title bar shows my rep as 1990. I clicked on my icon in the title bar to see if that would ...
Ross Millikan's user avatar
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Can the label "per page" on lists made look different than the links next to it?

Lists of questions etc show links to select the count of items per page on the lower right. Next to it, there is a separate describing label with the text "per page". Because the label has just the ...
Volker Siegel's user avatar
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Why is math not being rendered here on my browser?

I am using Firefox 26.0 on most recent Ubuntu. Math formulas surrounded with the dollar sign are not being rendered as formulas, just as plain text. I can't pinpoint when it stopped working, because I ...
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Mathjax looks horrible?

Maybe this is just me (my browser/OS?), but many mathjax symbols (sums, integrals) are showing up off-centre vertically for me, and overlapping their limits. In general just very ugly. Since I can't ...
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MathJax alignment issue

update: this issue is connected with Chrome's text zoom feature - see the bottom of this post. I quite often see this sort of thing: Sometimes when I reload the page, the equations will go back to ...
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Error with the form "Your Answer"

I would like to answer this question: Applications of the Spectral Theorem to Quantum Mechanics But, I cannot. I insert my answer in the form "Your Answer", I click on "Post Your Answer" and then ...
Valter Moretti's user avatar
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The "add / show 1 more comments" link doesn't do anything if you don't have comment permissions

I recently lost commenting permissions due to offering a bounty. Since then, I've noticed that when reading answers with comments, clicking on the "add / show 1 more comments" link doesn't reveal the ...
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Is it possible to edit a question if you've already approved someone else's edit?

The following thing has happened to me a couple of times recently: I come across a question that looks good but has a few minor errors. Someone has suggested an edit which address some of them, so I ...
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Does anybody experience freezing and chrashing of browser while on SE?

I'm using Chrome (Version 29.0.1547.76 m), and lately whether I'm on physics.stackexchange, or on mathematica.stackexchange, when I'm writing a long question, usually with a lot of equations in latex, ...
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I cannot post questions

I can't post questions on the website, I click post and it takes me to the "/questions/ask/submit" page. Nothing happens after that. Please help!
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Bug - Asking question anomally and then registering problem

This bug happened to me when I created an account, and it went like this: I already had a Google subscription in another site affiliate to the StackExchange network. I posted a question in physics ...
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Suggested edits on meta?

When I check this page, it says that there' is a suggested edit queue. But aren't suggested edits disallowed on meta? Where did this come from? Is it outdated?.
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Outdated flag reasons

The flag reasons are outdated: https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/flag-posts. It still has "too localised" and others. Shouldn't it be updated? Edit: just a bump to the front page, ...
Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir's user avatar
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Disappearing comments

I noticed some of my comments disappearing without me triggering this (at least not that I am aware of). Example: placed a comment in reaction to this question. It's now gone. Anyone an idea what is ...
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Bug with voting up and then down

I voted post up it became +3 then i changed my mind and decided to remove my vote -- it became 1. Please fix it. Thanks.
Asphir Dom's user avatar
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Adding picture, what is framing?

In order to improve this post, I was trying to add this picture(it doesn't load here either) to it ; but what I get is:"For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames." ...
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Cut-off display and wrong displayed text in posting bounty

I was putting a bounty on a question for the first time, and the text window started bugging out. As you can see, some of the prompt is cut off on the left-hand side (the "E" in "Enter", the "Ar" in "...
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Difficulty logging in with safari on iPad

I've been viewing the physics stack for a year but recently I've been unable to log in using iPad Safari. I can on the same device using skyfire. Why?
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Parsing of revisions involving insertion of dollar signs

Extremely niche thing here that hardly affects anyone at all, but seems worth reporting to someone. I was reviewing a suggested edit (number 3 in the revision history) in side-by-side mode. One of ...
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"Critic" badge without downvote?

I received the "Critic" badge for my first downvote on Main, but I am quite sure I haven't downvoted any posts yet. Glitch in the system?
Eugene Seidel's user avatar
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Why are my upvotes displaced?

I wanted to upvote this answer and so I did. However, half an hour later the upvote was registered to this answer. I upvoted the intended answer again. Then this appeared, suggesting I upvoted yet ...
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