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This needs to go away. Now. The rule is actively harmful to this site. Its theoretical benefit is offset thousandfold by the harm it does. See Larian’s lament. Fortunately, the answer in question has since been merged but the harm has been done: You didn't want to hear the names my wife called Stack Exchange after she put so much into her answer. I had ...


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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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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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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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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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Yes, you'll get your own chat theme soon. We try to do this simultaneously with the site graduation, unfortunately time didn't permit it in this case. Should happen today or tomorrow at the latest.


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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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This has been fixed :) capitalization has, in general, been removed from the design; save a few places.


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Good idea, this is now implemented!


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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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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 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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You have my total support on this, and sorry for the wording on your answer: I've asked the wording to be improved on meta.SO in March, and have gotten 14 up votes and yet no official response. My proposal is to make the notice say: This post does not cite enough valid references or sources. Please help improve this post by adding citations to reliable ...


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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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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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This seems to be resolved on dev and should go out in the build. Thanks.


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This will be fixed in the next production build.


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This will be fixed in a build rolling out shortly, also post notices which were never added to mobile will now show up.


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Tags in the Skeptics newsletter are lower-case now.


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Just my 5 cents: yup, this is definitely a bug. The new design in fact contains a few more glitches.


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Good catch - this will be fixed in the next build.


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