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Why does the "moderators" link deny that user=Sklivvz is a moderator?

Because I was elected as a moderator, but then hired by Stack Exchange as a developer. Developers, employees and community managers do not normally appear in that list even if they have mod powers. ...
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Many StackExchange sites wrongly claim you don't have to register to use them

I edited this question into a bug report because, if true, I think it is an error in the documentation that should be fixed. However, I have been unable to reproduce it. When I load different ...
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Unusually long username (possibly) causing comments to extend outside the the comments box

Because this is not Skeptics.SE specific, I raised a bug report on Meta.SE. Kindly upvote it there, for more visibility with the dev team.
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A z-index layering issue with the numbers in this site's theme

This is now fixed, it'll be live in one of the next production builds.
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Why are the links blue?

We had it on good authority that Bigfoots are attracted by bright colors, and so we temporarily changed the link colors to see if we could coax them out. But after an hour of yelling loudly into the ...
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Protected Question Requires 10 Rep, Cannot Post with 101

It's not a bug: it requires 10 reputation gained on this site. Your reputation gained on this site is 0, you have 1 starting rep, and 100 association bonus which doesn't count for this.
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The "Welcome to New Users" page (linked to from the Tour page) makes Chrome complain that "Your connection is not private"

Thanks for reporting. Wow. That has been broken for so long! It used a very old reference (meta.skeptics.stackexchange.com) rather than the newer one (skeptics.meta.stackexchange.com). Fixed now.
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How to flag question as belonging on another site?

What you see there are so-called 'migration paths'; by default, only the meta site is listed there, but Community Managers can add other sites; up to four others. Whether it's worthwhile doing so ...
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I'm just here for the hat bug

The rule is "own any hat while the entire site collectively has at least 20 distinct hats" You own a hat (e.g. Hero of Questions) and the entire site collectively has at least 20. Wear your new hat ...
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Can't view deleted content through my phone

This is by design. Our applications use the Stack Exchange API which currently does not have any access to deleted material.
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2014 community ads still being used

From Anna Lear on Meta Stackexchange: Thanks for catching this, but for the moment this is working as intended. The ads are still running off of the old 2014 meta posts for two reasons: ...
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What's up with the number next to the review button?

It's the number of reviews available to anyone. As of a couple weeks ago, anyone who has earned the moderator tools privilege is shown the total count of pending reviews in all queues rather than just ...
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The first link on this help page needs to be fixed

Thanks, I fixed the link. It actually did link to the correct question (question 864), just the title was wrong (the part in the URL after the ID, which is purely decorative). So when you clicked on ...
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Meta skeptics.SE HTTPS seem to be misconfigured

Yes. This is a known issue. We do have a plan to fix it, but it's going to be the proverbial 6 to 8 weeks.
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Menu items should have larger clickable areas

This has been updated. We had to adjust the way things were built a bit. Thanks.
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Snaphat hat bug

I can confirm this is a bug, we are deciding how to fix it. Fixed, details here: Why was the snaphat not awarded? Or why was it awarded incorrectly?
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How is the default list of questions that appears to viewers who are not logged-in populated?

It's showing the active questions filtered by the top 10 tags on the site. In our case: medical-scienceunited-statesnutritionhistorybiologypoliticspsychologyphysiologyeconomicsphysics. I personally ...
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Yellow https warning in FireFox when going to a question

TLDR: yeah, apologies, we know, we are working on it, it will take time. Long version. This is as expected. While we are trying to move to https first, at the moment we only support http. The reason ...
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Answer 16 minutes after the question was closed?

If you start an answer before the question is closed, you are still allowed to post it.
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If Sklivvz was elected moderator in an election, why doesn't he hold the Sheriff badge?

I should have both Constable and Sheriff (as I was a pro-tem and then an elected mod). The problem is that for some reason which I don't remember we put up a black list to prevent this badge from ...
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Have these COVID-19 questions with thousands of views not been HNQ'd?

I don't have a definitive answer, but, as mod, I have some limited access to basic analytics. The site has been growing in the past 6 months - after dropping to a local minima in September, traffic ...
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Is this valid syntax?

I read it as two clauses, with the second clause describing the properties of the answer "first to answer" and "accepted, with a score of 10 or more"
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Links are not visible in On Hold message

There's already a style rule in the site CSS that seems to be intended to underline links in the message box: .question-status h2 a { text-decoration: underline; } Unfortunately, because of the ...
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It's too unclear which vote arrows are selected here on Meta

This was fixed some time ago (and beyond that, now all vote buttons look the same across child metas). When you vote now, the arrow changes to black from grey (the same color used for the unselected ...
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Colours of number of answers on answered questions illegible

Sorry about that. We accidentally added a wrong file in another file.
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Why does the "moderators" link deny that user=Sklivvz is a moderator?

A couple of years after this question was posted, the list changed again. Sklivvz is back on the list, but is marked as being "appointed 2/17/2017" (although he was one of the original mods pro tem ...
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Remove numbers above navlink titles in upper right corner?

This is marked status-completed, but I can still see this on both meta and main: On macOS, with Chrome, Firefox 57, Safari.
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Not showing question action on main page

I suspect that this has to do with the question having been migrated from health.se, there really was no activity here at skeptics on that question at the time that you viewed the question page.
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Can't view deleted content through my phone

Same thing with the iOS app: This question has a lot of deleted answers, yet only one shows. It isn't necessarily a bug, maybe it was made on purpose to not show deleted answers on mobile apps. You ...
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