It's serious. It's about Rubber Duck Problem Solving.
The majority of questions asked on Stack Exchange can be solved using a rubber duck, without ever posting a question, potentially saving a large number of users from embarrassment.
This new experimental feature is called Quack Overflow.
The experiment will end on April 1 + 1 day, depending on your ...
The help center has the following note about bounties:
To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a bounty on
a question that you have already posted an answer to, your minimum
spend is 100 reputation (not 50).
I don't know whether it is by design, or if it is a bug, that your deleted post is being counted as a posted answer. I can see ...
The upper-case version of a word is still the same, it's simply styling.
Additionally, the following SE sites have the same style of 'shoutcase' titling:
English Language & Usage
Movies & TV
The author of jQuery resizable plugin had their account merged with another yesterday. During a merge, the badges are moved over/re-awarded and they can appear with a different creation date as a result.
"no comments" is one of the requirements for the badge, so Creation of a list of 1000 items with Backbone became eligible once the comments were deleted ...
This question was answered on Meta Stack Overflow.
It's the total [number of review items]. It doesn't take individual user actions into account at all at the moment.
Essentially, asking SE's servers to keep track of each user's number of review items is simply too much load to handle, so the number of review items for all users is cached, displayed, and ...
This is kind-of working as intended. What you observe, is the code being taken as a point in the bulleted list.
If you want this, add another 4 spaces of indentation and the code will be formatted correctly.
If you don't want this, break the bulleted list by inserting something else in between. Even an invisible HTML ...
This behaviour is the same on all Stack Exchange sites, and it is documented in the editing help. A list item continues until a line is reached that has no indent. This allows you to have multiple paragraphs, quoted text, and code blocks inside a list item.
If you want to follow a numbered list by a code block (without the code block becoming part of the ...
Upvotes can be reversed, under certain conditions. Most likely your post reached 10 score at some point, and then one of the upvoters undid an upvote, bringing it back to 9. The badge must have been awarded while you still had 10 score. Once awarded, badges remain forever.
This is most likely what happened, and there is no bug.
As you were awarded the ...
There is no special attribute about tags that make them 'language' tags.
Tags are sorted on the number of questions that have that tag, so if some non-language tag has more questions tagged with it, that tag will come first.
Look through the list of questions and you will see how that happens.
It just so happens that most popular languages have far more ...
There's a window of 4 hours (often referred to as "grace period") after a question being closed in which answers can still be posted.
The "Post Your Answer" button and the box in which to type your answer are hidden, but answers are still being accepted. For example, if you've started writing an answer before the question got closed (and yes, there are (or ...
It says "questions and questions where you wrote highly-ranked answers".
Read it as "(questions) and (questions where you wrote highly-ranked answers)", not as "(questions and questions) where you wrote highly-ranked answers".
Note the where you wrote highly-ranked answers. Maybe that part should be marked as bold or something to make it clearer.
I agree that the question is off-topic on the main site. It is better (though not perfect) on the meta site. The problem is that the post is old, and questions older than 60 days cannot be migrated (and that is what would be needed even between main and meta sites).
So the choice is to either close, delete, lock, or reopen the post.
Locking seems most ...
code-prettify works by adding <span class="..."> elements into the prettified code with classes for different syntax elements. The supported elements for lang-vb are "plain", "string", "comment", "keyword", "literal" and "punctuation".
The colors themselves are controlled by a stylesheet provisioned by Stack Exchange (you're looking for primary.css), ...
There are three ways an answer gets into the Low Quality review queue:
Flagged by a user
Flagged by the system based on various quality checks run when the answer is posted
Directly added by the system based on a combination of the checks in #2 and various other criteria... Including the post's score.
The quality checks used for #3 are pretty weak; there ...
The “Recent Hot Answers” list for that tag links to this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/97/2041, which does have the untagged tag, but it is also locked. I guess that's why it doesn't appear in the normal list of questions.
No, this is not a bug. The ♦ moderator tools for converting an answer to a comment includes two options:
convert answer and do not migrate comments
convert answer and migrate comments
Based on the type of answer and accompanying comments, a ♦ moderator can decide if comments should be migrated with the answer. Here are example scenarios for both options:
This is an answer that I may want to come back to.... I started it at noon, and now that I look at it, there's a spot above this box that says 'Your Answer'. And, occasionally, above that it pops up and says 'draft saved'......
yea, I typed the above text, and then closed the window, opened it up again, browsed to this post, and voila! there it is again....
No, this is not a bug. Only the 25 tags with the most unanswered questions are shown. Since there are only nine unanswered questions tagged with html, it doesn't appear in the list.
By the way, I strongly encourage everyone to dig though the unanswered questions once in a while and answer one. You'll improve your reputation, the internet, and help us make ...
It works correctly if you specify <!-- language: lang-vb --> (which is what I just did), but not when you use just <!-- language: vb -->. I believe that for this to work, the tag vb (or, even better, vb.net, because then it would work automatically for that question) would have to be mapped to lang-vbon this site.
But I'm not sure what's the ...
If you've already given a +50 bounty on a question, the way the system works is that you're allowed to put up more bounties on the same question, but they need to be double the amount of rep of the previous bounty.
So if you put up a first bounty of +50, then the next bounty must be +100. Then the next one must be +200, and so on, up to a maximum of +500.
This is by design, the floating nav bar is only on Stack Overflow, I checked other sites on the Stack Exchange network and they all have the same behavior (nav bar locked on top of page, not floating). In fact, you can set your user preferences on Stack Overflow to also be like that, if you want, so that is the default behavior on the network.
When searching for specific questions containing, say, python I don't have all of the questions colored.
That's exactly the problem. As @Vogel612 correctly states in a comment, if all questions in the search result would be coloured, then it only highlights those questions that contain another favorite tag.
The warning seems to be intended for all incoming answers on that question. If you read it as such, I would not consider it a bug but a helpful message.
Consider it the moderator version of one of the bounty notifications. Why is the bounty placed? Because the current answers aren't good enough.
At some point in time, a moderator encountered ...
What the “Keep open” votes do is not as straightforward as that. It's explained in detail in this answer at meta.SO.
In short, “Keep open” votes don't count against the “Close” votes, but 3 of them remove a question from the review queue. That doesn't prevent the answer from being closed by the same 5 “Close” votes as always, but it does make it less likely....