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The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it?

I struggled with this too. It seems that it's due to a Chrome update. To undo this nonsense, type about:flags in your URL bar and click 'Enable' on the Disable ...
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Why is Luboš Motl's reputation stuck at 99,996?

I have to confess I did exactly the same (my apologies to DavidZ) with the same lack of effect. However I see Luboš is now on 100,026 so we have our first 100k user! Congratulations to Luboš (he said ...
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A greyed answer

This is by design: answers with scores below -3 get grayed out, to indicated that they do not have the community's endorsement.
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User is receiving badges for review tasks they could not have performed

This is not a bug, Steward and its related badges were changed on Jan 29 so that they were now awarded for every 1000 reviews done. See this mother meta post for more information.
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Why did I get 20 reputation without any upvote or bookmark?

FWIW, the -4 negative reputation points for the 2 downvotes (which were cast before the upvotes) were exceptionally not counted because that would have resulted in a total non-positive reputation for ...
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Is this a bug with editing posts?

The comment broke the grace period. According to ex-CM Shog9's answer, Edits will be rolled into the previous revision if the previous revision was created by the same author and none of the ...
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Do we really love PO that much?

Alas, I was a little optimistic in saying that the new ad threads would be live by now. I switched Physics over to the 2015 post, so barring any caching issues, you should be seeing new ads shortly.
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Why is question-migration limited?

There are two main concerns here: Migrating questions to beta sites is strongly discouraged. This is mostly because beta sites are still in testing and there is no guarantee that they will succeed. ...
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An Issue with Detecting Identical Titles

If two questions are not duplicates of each other and yet their titles only differ in capitalization, then the title is bad and should be changed (preferably on both questions) to a title that is more ...
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Why does it show "Queue has been cleared" every time I check 3 questions?

The counter "Your daily reviews X/20" just means that you can do a maximum of 20 reviews per day per queue, not that there are actually 20 items in the queue for you to review. "The ...
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Message incorrectly claims I need 10 reputation points to answer, when I already have 10 points

Looking at your reputation history then 51 p comes from 100 p association bonus minus 50 p bounty plus 1 initial p, which do not count as points earned on Phys.SE. So effectively you have earned 60 ...
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Why can't I edit any post?

It appears, as of now, that seven of your eight suggested edits have been rejected by reviewers. And looking through the list, I agree: they're all reasonable changes, but too trivial to warrant ...
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What does the red circle mean next to a review queue?

These questions and answers to both are on meta.stackoverflow.com: What the red circle means tl;dr it is used to "direct folks to specific queues that need more attention - things like Suggested ...
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What does the red circle mean next to a review queue?

It means that the review queue indicator is broken and doesn't work very well. In fairness, it used to be very broken (cf. this post in this meta and this one in the mother meta). That is, it used to ...
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Removing deleted questions from the "Followed posts" list

You can't via the Q&A page itself: see How do I unfollow a deleted question? on Meta Stack Exchange. As @MassimoOrtolano indicated in the comments, it is possible now via the list of followed ...
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Difference in "edited posts" in editor stats and user profile

There are three possibilities, of which the first one is to blame for the majority of the difference. The "102 edit suggestions approved" counts edits on deleted posts, while the "61 ...
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Delayed/absent mortarboard badge?

The mortarboard badge is only awarded one time per user. You already have received this badge on Oct 26th.
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New image dropper is not working

Adding 4 spaces to the beginning of a line makes it a code block. Click 'edit' to see the four spaces before this line. It is useful on the programming sites (e....
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Net reputation from removed posts

There is no reputation penalty for editing a post that gets removed. Your reputation is simply adjusted to what it would have been without that edit. More generally, I don't think the number beside a ...
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Do we really love PO that much?

You're not the first to notice this trend; actually, we had some discussion about it in the moderator chat room a few months ago. So I collected some data. Sampling which community ad is displayed on ...
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Problems trying to post a second answer to question (second from same user)

It's probably caused by a SE script that automatically converts short answers into comments.
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Why don't close-vote counts agree with the number of close votes on review pages?

Review pages only show close votes cast as part of the review process, and they do not show any votes cast independently, i.e. directly on the question page. Typically, questions are put on the ...
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Lag problems when writing answers

This is generally dependent on the user's system, so the only surefire way to consistently improve it is to upgrade your system. That said, there will always be a point where the page is too big for ...
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Broken internal link

Educated guess: I think the answer here is that the current Astronomy.SE is the second iteration of that site. The first iteration failed at some stage in the Area51 process and Physics absorbed many ...
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Mysteriously losing reputation

I don't know how your reputation tab looks to you, since you don't have the privilege of viewing deleted posts, but it looks like you earned several +2 rep points for suggesting edits to posts which ...
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Differences in displayed order of answers

This is an intentional feature, if you have ordering by votes selected (which is the default). In this mode, answers with the same vote total are placed in a random order every time the page is ...
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Possible vandalism?

Just look at the edit history of the question. The OP doesn't like their question anymore, so they want to get rid of it. However, they cannot delete the question due to the up voted answers. So they ...
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Can you please center the site like all other StackExchange sites?

A fix for this is rolling out now.

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible