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What the hell, I just lost 582 reputation points

OK, normally we don't comment on moderation actions, but given the scope of what happened (and, really, the fact that you all figured it out anyway), we thought a brief statement is in order. For ...
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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 the 'physics' tag not allowed?

Your first obstacle is that you need 1000 reputation points to create a new tag. If you think a tag is missing and don't have 1000 reputation points, you can suggest it in this meta post. If you have ...
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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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After Down Vote, my reputation gets less

You lose 1 point for downvoting an answer and none for downvoting a question. This is because downvoting hurts the post's owner. We want you to only downvote when you seriously believe it deserves it. ...
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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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What the hell, I just lost 582 reputation points

I am afraid that, as usual, we can't comment on moderation actions. I will echo tpg2114's comment that users are only ever removed because They explicitly request it. As a consequence of breaking ...
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How do tags get associated badges?

solar-wind has 80 questions, and tag badges are only awarded for tags which are used on 100 or more questions. Consequently, you also can't track a tag badge for solar-wind in your profile.
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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 there some kind of bug preventing me from receiving the "Curious" badge?

If you click on the bronze bar, it shows that having a positive question record is the requirement you need to fulfull. A full description of the requirements for the badge is available on Meta Stack ...
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What the hell, I just lost 582 reputation points

Whoa, 1,741 votes removed! (How on Earth did they manage to upvote me the 1 rep point?) I've noticed that over the last few weeks I've been getting lots of upvotes on old questions, and in her answer ...
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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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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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Mistaken block on asking questions

You have been subjected to one of several automated bans that are active on the network. These bans are temporary, but we can't tell you how long they will last. We can suggest that you follow and ...
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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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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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How long the pregnancy to produce a "Curious" badge?

Well, you got the badge retroactively today because we just implemented it today. See: Asking days badges for more details. In the future, the badges will be awarded shortly after the criteria is ...
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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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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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After Down Vote, my reputation gets less

That's the way the system works. You should have a look at the available help pages, e.g. this one: https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation You lose 2 points when someone downvotes ...
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Stop killing suggested edits in the name of "conflicted with a subsequent edit"

There isn't really anything else sensible the system can do- it's not smart enough to combine the suggested edits, so it has to pick one over the other. You are of course welcome to incorporate the ...
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Strange account suspension date

It's a '92 in the future, not in the past. Suspensions longer than one year, or coordinated across sites, come from SE employees; the elected diamond moderators can only suspend up to a year. That ...
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Chat does not support LaTeX input

You need to enable it manually on the client side, see this mother meta post: ChatJax, a set of bookmarklets by robjohn to enable dynamic MathJax support in chat. Commonly used in the ...
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Unanswered question tab

From Why does the “Unanswered Questions” tab show questions that have answers? at Meta Stack Exchange, The Unanswered Questions tab shows questions that have no ...
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Why can't I set a bounty on my question that I've answered myself?

From the help center: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a bounty on a question that you have already posted an answer to, your minimum spend is 100 reputation (not 50).
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3 votes
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Why is my question not appearing in the unanswered questions list?

A question is considered answered if one of the posted answers has a score of >1, which is the case here for your question.
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I'm a time traveller! You are too!

Had I done my homework, I'd have easily found this meta.SE post. But let's put it here for all the others that might be tempted to ask the question. Time-based hats are given a leeway of about 12 ...
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Old-ish first post showed up in review queue

The author's original first post was migrated to a different site some time ago, and the system just now got around to cleaning up the stub. That makes the second post from that author the new first....
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After Down Vote, my reputation gets less

A downvote symbolizes your disagreement with someone's work. It is literally saying, This answer is not useful (hover your mouse over the downvote, that is the alt-text that pops up). The loss of 2 ...
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