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Why can't I answer question about gender pronouns?

I found Am I conveying disrespect if I omit my gender pronoun from a conference nametag? through the Hot Questions list. I was interested in posting an answer, but I don't see the answer box. I have ...
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Misrepresented as making a post community wiki

Mi answer is labeled as been made a community wiki by me. Post Made Community Wiki by Jose Antonio Dura Olmos That is not the case, I did not make the answer community wiki. There may be good ...
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Hot Network Questions is now a bulleted list

Something changed, and now the HNQ list in the sidebar is a bulleted list: This looks a little awkward to me, since the site icons already do the job of a bullet. I don't see this happening on ...
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Love this site? I think, too much.

"Love this site?" is too wide, it appears. OS: Windows 7 Browser: Chrome Version 66.0.3359.139
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What's the deal with this ducking duck?

Not sure how unique it is to Academia.SE but it didn't show up in MathOverflow. To get rid of it, I had to click on it which involved giving it access to the microphone. How do I know this website has ...
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Double suggestions on comment

Problem: Question: How do researchers ask others for comments and advices for their research?
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Treble notification of earning a “yearling” badge

I wonder why the notification of my earning a "yearling" badge came in triplicate (three identical notifications). I haven't seen this type of behaviour before on StackExchange. This is the ...
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Code being displayed above question listing

When I visit Academia.SE, there is some code being displayed above the question listing: docsHero.RenderPartial(Html); storyHero.RenderPartial(Html); macOS 10.12.3, Chrome 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit)
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The spam filter caught my answer and I want to know why

I attempted to post this answer to this question, and it was rejected by the spam filter. Instead of receiving any kind of detailed "remove this wording, this looks like advertising, etc." I received ...
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Can't flag close on a bountied question

This question: Convince my supervisor for me to switch my research field to his major area halfway in my PhD seems off-topic for me as it depends on the personal circumstances and relationship ...
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After voting to close a question and retracting vote, cannot vote to close again: status-by-design, or bug?

In regard to this question, I voted to close using a custom close reason. When I had finished typing and submitted, another user had done the same, but I liked his formulation of the, in intent, same ...
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Badge wrongly awarded to me? Bug in software?

I was awarded the Self-Learner badge for How to say good-bye to an unhelpful and undisciplined professor? The badge is defined "Answer your own question with score of 3 or more." I didn't ask the ...
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Why does this low-score question not show up at the bottom of questions sorted by votes?

This question has a (deserved) score of -12. Yet if I search for all questions sorted by votes and scroll to the very last page, it does not show up; the lowest non-closed question is this question ...
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Highest voted questions not shown while not logged in

I was trying to show Academia.SE to a friend yesterday, and let him browse a bit. As we were using his computer, not mine, I obviously wasn't logged into my account. I was surprised that even after ...
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Not enough distinction between visited links and unvisited in the questions list

On the homepage / questions list, the distinction between visited questions and unvisited is incredibly subtle. At the moment, I can only just see the difference between them, because they are grey ...
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Bug in number of review tasks displayed

Since graduation, I've observed that quite often, the number of tasks in the review list is not consistent. For instance, in the attached screenshot, the top-menu bar displays 3 tasks to review, while ...
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Problem with tag editing window

I just noticed in editing a tag wiki entry the following interface "bug." Note that the text entry window overlaps with the "What is a tag wiki excerpt" text at right. Resizing the window does nothing ...
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Line height for title changes in post revisions is too small

Behold below. The problem only occurs when the title changes but not the body. Example title changes on this post, revs 2 and 5 render poorly, but title+body changes on this one, rev 3 seem fine. ...
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Nomination data does not match profile data

I just nominated myself for the moderator election and under my nomination it says review history meta questions: 27 / +105 meta answers: 57 / +140 helpful flags: 114 but my profile ...
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Votes/answers/views and question title end up in two separate rows

I think it's a bit unpleasant, lots of wasted space... is it a bug or a feature? Using Chrome on OSX Mavericks, btw. EDIT: I double checked with Safari and FF, it looks ok. Also Chrome running on ...
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Font weight for votes/answers/views on question list is too light

I really like the new design, but I think the font weight for the vote/answer/view counts in the question list is a little light. This is particularly pronounced when the question is marked as ...
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My questions and answers are missing from my profile page

I have asked a few questions and answered some questions too, but when I click my profile name on top, I get this screen. How can my reputation be 213, without asking, answering any questions.
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(bug) Closing a question that should be on another .SE site

I voted to close this question on programming, and wanted to vote to send it to StackOverflow, but noticed that I couldn't choose to do that: Notice that I cannot click "Vote to Close" on the second ...
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Text in comment box

When I want to type a new comment, there is some text already present in the text box, which disappears when I start typing my comment. However, this text is not complete, and only shows: "Use ...
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Why do I get a yellow “0 flag” alert on the top bar?

Why do I get a yellow “0 flag” alert on the top bar, on Academia, where I am not a moderator? It links to the “tools” page, where there is nothing for me to do:      Same situation exists on Meta:  ...
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Bad rendering of bounty custom message dialog

I just posted a bounty on one of my questions and I noticed that the rendering is off. The vertical lines on the far left (where it says "Enter a custom message" the E does not have the vertical line, ...
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Should duplicate questions be doubly linked?

Currently questions closed as duplicate are what I will refer to as singly linked. A link appears on top of the closed duplicate question pointing to the original question. Nothing is added to the ...
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Duplicate question deleted by Community

It was recently brought to our attention that this question has been automatically deleted by the Community user, which also deleted some comment on this question. To the best of my knowledge, the ...
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Bad rendering on iPad mini

See on the right hand side a bug in rendering on the iPad mini's browser...
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Bug in our web display?

I notice a possible bug in our display. In this question How do I convert my PhD dissertation so that it can be published as a book? Javeer Baker's comment appears on top of Suresh's comment. In ...
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Migrate question

I asked to migrate a question from Philosophy to Academia. However, the links to my account have been removed from my comments, although I have Academia account. I think this might be a potential bug.