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This has been changed, the limit for the number of links for new users is 50 on Skeptics right now instead of 2.


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Skeptics, I need to make a quick announcement. Part of the reason that this election is taking place is that I have "ascended" and accepted a position as a Core Developer here at Stack Exchange, inc. As you may have noticed I'm already at work in the bug mines closing bugs on meta.so. So basically this leaves one community moderator spot open for ...


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I agree, get rid of lead-poisoning. The lead tag can be paired with one of the health or medical tags to further specify the nature of the question. I don't think a tag specifically for the poisoning aspect is necessary. I think we could probably make lead-poisoning a synonym of lead.


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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 darkness, it became apparent that our efforts were unsuccessful, and we've restored the former colors. Our next project will be to scatter around some defiled ...


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Vote for this answer if you want to adopt the alternative text suggestion provided by @ChrisW in the original question i.e. change the current custom close reason to: This question doesn't identify a specific notable claim. Please add a reference to and quote from the published text which contains the specific claim you want to question. while leaving ...


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This is now fixed, it'll be live in one of the next production builds.


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The word "conspiracy" is blacklisted when it is at the beginning of a post or tag. I suspect that this was a mistake made when the conspiracy-theories tag was blacklisted (see https://skeptics.meta.stackexchange.com/a/525/5). The blacklist is universal, so it'll trigger also on posts and comments, not only on tags as it should. We'll talk to someone from SE ...


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The question According to the banner, the question is locked because there's "dispute over the content". I don't see how it's possible that the question's content is disputed, because the question... References and quotes a notable claim Asks whether the claim is true ...and so I don't see how the content (or format) of the question can be disputed. The ...


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The serial downvotes have been invalidated.


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The opinion comes in when you ask "Does this sound like AUM?" Some people may hear a similarity, and others won't. Like I commented on the question, all three samples in the video sound very different to me, so I'm of the opinion that the answer is no. However, I realize that others may think it does. The question "Is this the sound of the sun?" could be a ...


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I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We don't have a means to undelete a deleted user at the moment. But, since the majority of data is ultimately linked to all the content you have provided to the site, reversing this mistake was just a matter of reassociating all of your former posts to this new ID that you have created. Which has already been done (and you ...


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This is actually a CSS specificity issue. The links are styled to be non-black with the following CSS rule: .ad-container a, .ad-container a:visited { color: #EAD29A; } but this rule is overridden by the (formally) more specific rule: #sidebar a, .sidebar a { color: #000; } because an #id selector counts as more specific than a .class selector. ...


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


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Questions retagged and tag blacklisted


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I agree, if only for the reason that “piracy” is a horribly loaded term that was probably intentionally chosen by the IP industry malign their opponents and poison the well.


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It's showing the active questions filtered by the top 10 tags on the site. In our case: medical-scienceunited-statesnutritionhistorybiologypoliticspsychologyphysiologyeconomicsphysics. I personally find it quite confusing: we're debating internally if and how to change it. Update: we're changing it to unfiltered, no one really likes it as-is. It will be ...


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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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Went over science and removed/replaced it from all questions Went over study and removed/replaced it from all questions Went over bias and removed/replaced it from all questions Went over untagged and removed/replaced it from all questions


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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 h2 in the selector, it only applies to the username links in the message header (where it's actually redundant, since all links inside h2 headers in the main ...


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The problem is that CSS doesn't have the same capitalization rules text-transform: capitalize; is the culprit, the HTML is actually in lower case <a class="js-add-link comments-link " title="Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid answering questions in comments." href="#">add a comment</a> ...


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Biology's close reason was first used on Skeptics here: Personal medical questions and health advice are off-topic on Skeptics. We can not safely answer questions for your specific situation and you should always consult a doctor for medical advice." I think that works nicely. In addition, the reason "This question doesn't identify a specific notable ...


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So here is my suggestion for fixing this. The question is poor. True, but it's not irretrievable. So let's fix it. The question doesn't have to cover all possible interpretation of Obama's statement, just the ones the questioner find plausible. So let's discard the ridiculous "there has never been a mass shooting outside the US" interpretation and ask about ...


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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 favorite star and flag/upvote buttons on comments):


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I say go for it! There are such a small number of myth questions that a retag is easy. Votes on your question seem to agree. Anything that aids in better categorizing questions is usually a good move.


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This answer has to have at least 30 characters before it can be posted, so I couldn't just say "Done." like I wanted to.


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


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I voted down, I would personally prefer the new title to remain. It allows the actual question to be addressed, without the use of hyperbole. We have other precedent where a question is asked without duplication of the (biased) hyperbolic statement - I don't see why this is different. If you were interested in the case, you would ask "Is it true that.... ...


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As I commented on the question itself, the "allowed to die" framing is pretty perverse. The claim being made is that the UK courts prevented the baby from receiving life-saving private medical care that his parents were willing to pay for. The most natural interpretation of saying that the government "allowed" the baby to die would simply be that they ...


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