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Can't add an answer to question Don't google “google” on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf

This is status-bydesign because you have to earn 10 rep on the site, in order to answer a protected question. The 100 rep association bonus doesn't apply towards the rep needed. From this MSE post ...
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Community Moderator Removing Sandbox featured tag

This is a known issue. Really, it makes sense why it would be automatically un-featured every month, because other sites have no need to keep things permanently featured. At first, I had thought ...
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2 downvotes + 1 upvote = 1 more reputation

Reddit karma is +1/-1. Why should SE rep be +10/-2? In short, the voting and reputation structure are optimized for a Q/A site rather than a system that ranks popular opinions. There is asymmetry in ...
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9 votes
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Tag-badge not awarded

A tag must appear on a minimum of 100 questions to be considered for tag badges. Source
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8 votes

Is this a bug in codeblock indention?

Markdown thinks you're still inside the bullet list, so it thinks you've just started another paragraph inside the list. To add a code block inside the bullet list, you'd need 8 spaces of indentation ...
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Has anybody used PPCG.SE before April 5th?

Due to a whole lot of chaos with our Google Analytics account, we kinda lost access to all information prior to April. But, traffic since then should show up just fine now. That was fixed a couple ...
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Cannot close a question even though >500 reputation

This is not a bug. The privilege levels changed with the new design, so you now need 3000 reputation to close questions. From Congratulations! Your site design is now live! If you're noticing your ...
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Recent inbox messages counts wrong

It's admittedly a bit confusing, but not really a bug. If you get 10 comments on the same post, the inbox indicator will show 10 with a red background, but only a single thread will be displayed in ...
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4 votes
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100 bonus reputation from trusted site not enough to answer protected question

The message says you need to earn at least 10 reputation on the site you are posting on. The association bonus doesn't count.
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Critic Badge not awarded instantly

Badges are handed out in batches throughout the day, different batch jobs handle different badge types. Source: When are badge calculations done? on mother meta. You must have been lucky on other ...
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Three 'First Post' reviews already reviewed

First of all, you don't have to assume anything. As soon as you get the privilege of reviewing posts in a specific queue, you can switch to the history tab to see which actions have been taken by whom....
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Does anyone know why there's a weird symbol in place of the 1 in this comment?

Let's take a look at the HTML: As you can see, a ‌​ was automatically inserted by the Stack Exchange software. This has been reported on The ...
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Why can't I answer a protected question?

Protection ignores the account association bonus. You are being treated as brand new because you are new to this site.
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Why can't I answer a protected question?

You need 10 rep without counting the association bonus.
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Multiple bugs in my profile

The Meta account is only created after you visit the meta site, so the link only appears after you do so. The association bonus does not count towards the privilege to answer protected questions: ...
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VBA Syntax Highlighting

Compare (below snippets are live syntax highlighting, not screenshots): Default (meant for C-like languages) ...
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Deleted question appears on review queue

This was most likely just bad timing. I assume the question you were reviewing is What date encoding could this be?. It was asked at 10:57:13 UTC. It entered the review queue at 11:00:01 UTC. It was ...
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2 downvotes + 1 upvote = 1 more reputation

Is this characteristic an intended behavior for Code Golf? Yes: You gain reputation when: question is voted up: +5 (…) You lose reputation when: <...
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Why I'm getting reputation for this?

You answer was downvoted twice, once on October 23rd, once today. Your net reputation has not changed as a result of that post.
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Why do I still get my association bonus?

According to this question on Meta, the association bonus can never be revoked from an account once it has been earned.
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Why I'm getting reputation for this?

There is no bug You can never be sure with downvotes, even mods have somewhat limited information on this. But to get +4 rep like that you would have to have a post with two downvotes (and no upvotes)...
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Why does Community have an answer here?

This answer was dissociated from the original owner and assigned to Community. Dissociation completely assigns the new assignee (in this case, Community) as the owner of the post, so they will also ...
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Review button shown when “There are no review queues available to you”

This seems to happen when you have enough reputation to access the First Posts and the Late Answers review queues, but not enough reputation to access any other queues. On the main site, the review ...
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