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Question timeline is showing a question got on the HNQ more than once. (A very hot question?)

I saw this (Can a symbol carry different meanings throughout a film or a book?) question show up in my hot network questions feeds. I immediately went to the timeline and saw this: From the ...
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Community specific reasons for closing only shows EL&U and Writing Meta SE options

A reason for closing is that the question should belong on a different SE site. The pop-up box only gives you two possible sites to migrate the question to, Writing Meta and EL&U. Could we include ...
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Typo in badge list for Electorate badge

First off, I apologize for the frequent meta posts, I'm not trying to be annoying - I'm just a curious person. :) When I was looking at the list of badges I saw this typo: I think it is supposed to ...
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How could this user have reviewed this queue?

While looking at who was rewarded the Custodian Badge, I noticed that the user this user was rewarded the custodian badge for completing a review task in the queue suggested edits. Their only Stack ...
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I am not able to scroll to all tag list

Please check screenshot. There is no scrollbar outside the popup to scroll down and make the pop up central to the screen. Therefore I am not able to see the badge list. OS - Windows 10 Browser- ...
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New posts that link a post using the old URL don't show up as "linked" on the sidebar

I've just noticed that on the most recent topic challenge, Writing challenge: Rise to Power - 30 July 2019 - 17 August 2019, there's a link at the bottom to my initial post from 2+ years ago about ...
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Featured meta posts are not visible on main site!

I came to meta and found that this post is featured 7 hours ago but I still can't see that post on main site (Attached image). I am really interested in weekly tag questions, but I would have missed ...
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Why was my revision rejected?

This question What are the best techniques to show a character's emotions as seen by the POV character? had received a close vote supposedly because it was "asking what to write". I didn't think ...
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Posted an answer to an on-hold question

This question has been put on hold at 18:36 server time. I have posted an answer to it at 18:59 server time. Which should not be possible. I have started writing an answer when the question was still ...
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"not an answer" flag went to the wrong place?

To the best of my understanding, "not an answer" flags should send an answer to the "low quality" review queue. Then, if someone disagrees with the flag, it gets "disputed". An answer I flagged as "...
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Misbehaving reputation

My reputation is acting out. Earlier today, I've hit 200 rep. Great. Then, my rep went back down to 185, because an answer of mine, that was accepted this morning, later got unaccepted. That's fine. ...
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Review Queues mismatch

This has been happening for me quite often recently, and it's strange. I look at my Review Queue, and there's a shining red dot next to the Low Quality Posts. As pictured: I click on it, and there'...
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The site redesign

I guess this question isn't specific to Writing, more relevant to all Beta SEs, but I don't really know where else to ask. As of today (the redesign kicked in), about half my screen is empty white ...
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Earning the 'Generalist' badge bug?

To earn the Generalist badge, one has to "Provide non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags". As of yesterday, I have that: creative-writing - 403 total score fiction - 363 total score ...
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only community that opens new window when clicking on community in stackexchange pull down menu

Why is this the only community that opens a new browser window when I click on writing community in the Stack Exchange pull-down menu on the top left of the screen? This happens in Chrome, no ...
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'Unanswered' tab results in question that already has answer

I clicked on 'Unanswered' and the first question in the result list had an answer. ? I saw this behavior in other communities as well.
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Answer deleting everything before first comma

Hopefully this is the right place to bring this up; I don't get to the meta site too often. For some reason, when I answer a question, everything before the first comma gets deleted. Just now I was ...
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Earning the vox populi badge bug?

I tried to get the vox populi badge a couple of times. The system didn't allow me to go over 32/40 votes. Since 40 votes are needed for the badge, it is impossible. Is that a bug, or am I missing ...
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Why is "posts waiting review" figure always incorrect?

Not sure where else to ask this, but the "posts awaiting review" figure in the toolbar is always incorrect for me. Often, it says I have three posts awaiting review, but when I go and look, there are ...
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Minor help page MarkDown error

The help page for what is on-topic contains the following line: [Requests to rephrase](http://meta.writers.stackexchange.com/q/535/26) something - a few sentences, or even a single sentence. ...
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"How To Ask" text should link to help center, not faq

Similar to my question here, Writers.SE's "How To Ask" text should link to the help center, rather than the FAQ: Just as it does in here on Writers Meta (which seems to be more up to date than SO's ...
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Protection... failure?

Where is a good place to find writing prompts? This post was made to a protected question that mentions that only users with 10+ rep can answer and yet, that new user was able to answer it? I ...
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Problems logging into chat

Status: Solved UPDATE: Aug. 22, 2012, 14:31 : Working. Problem identified to be related to the SE network working with a certain VPN client. As of 07:38 UTC time, I cannot access the chat site (thus ...
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"delete" feature isn't working for comments

That's it... I can't delete any comments I post; even though the button is there. Update: It doesn't work anywhere on Writers' and I can't try it anywhere else, unfortunately. The "delete" link is ...
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Why "Wrters Newsletter" in Writers newsletter?

Wrters but not Writers, does have some special meanings or just a typo? the original image link
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Question Closed and Voted to Migrate Didn't Migrate

I closed and voted to migrate this question to English.SE where it clearly fits as a grammar question. The question was locked by Community and closed by me, but it did not migrate. Is this a bug? ...
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Gallery Chat Room privilege page displays placeholder link

The description of the Create Gallery Chat Room privilege says How do I create a gallery chat room? Visit chat.example.com
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reputation leagues are not working

At the Users page, the following link does not work: weekly / monthly / quarterly reputation leagues I know it hasn't been a week yet, but it could be functional.
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