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It's not considering the @-reference as part of the comment. Not to mention that after clicking submit, the @-reference to Greg's username is going to be stripped out. Since you're commenting on his answer, explicitly referencing the OP is unnecessary as they will be notified of a new comment on their answer. While the gesture of thanking the user in words ...


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You are correct; this site does not support LaTeX. Most Stack Exchange sites have opted out of supporting this LaTex extensions since it slows the site access for each and every user of the site whether they need the math rendering or not. In general, there is little to no demand for this "feature" in the context of a web site answering questions about ...


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If you add two spaces after a word and enter a line break/return, the markdown engine will insert a line break automagically. This disables the rewrapping that is designed into the editing system. So if you enter lines like this, they wrap. But if you double space, then they don't wrap. (click the history link to see my source) This is documented in the ...


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We removed the "Other" option for users who don't yet have the cast close votes privilege. Trusting folks who haven't yet gained the system's trust to even know what's on- and off-topic, much less write helpful comments to this end, is pretty risky. Removing the option to flag blatantly off-topic stuff isn't great either though. I tend to think the best ...


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This is status-bydesign. The association bonus is purposefully removed from the calculation used to determine if you have sufficient reputation to answer a protected question. To answer a protected question, you must earn 10 reputation specifically on this site, regardless of your reputation elsewhere on Stack Exchange. There's already a feature request on ...


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This is the expected behavior with Markdown. As the Markdown spec states, List items may consist of multiple paragraphs. Each subsequent paragraph in a list item must be indented by either 4 spaces or one tab: This is a list item with two paragraphs. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aliquam hendrerit mi posuere ...


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Here is how the FAQ works today. All sites on Stack Exchange (87 full and another 52 beta) currently have static content for the FAQ and a very small section that can be customized for a specific site. By design, we can only customize this top section. Here's what could be done today: Delete all the site specific guidance on what not to ask (if the ...


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In general, if you flag several posts by the same user, a moderator will likely notice the pattern and investigate. We often can be quite perceptive when things are amiss. Flags are quite helpful, and that would usually be sufficient (as it was in this case). If, however, you find that does not work for some reason because there is a larger or more complex ...


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"Very low quality" flags can only be raised within the first 7 days after a post got created, see https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/326585/unable-to-flag-as-very-low-quality-for-answers


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Those are social links, which means they’ll be blocked if you have a content blocker or extension blocking links to those places. For example, Fanboy’s Social Blocking List from EasyList contains the following, which will remove the sharing links for Google+, Facebook and Twitter. EasyList is built into AdBlock, uBlock Origin and more, with this particular ...


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Seems to work ok for me Can you add a screenshot, browser used, macOS/iOS version etc? Also, do you have any AdBlockers or similar activated?


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It seems that the answer is that any secret hats that may or may not exist are secret by design, and that should said hats exist (which they may or may not), part of the fun is to try to guess why you might have received one.


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It wouldn't be advisable to relax a basic sanity check that works the vast, vast majority of the time. Like you said, most of the time this is a very good thing. On the rare occasion where a tag like iphone-5s is needed, a moderator can create it. That's why we call them exception handlers. They can create tags like this.


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Here is how I would expect a user to handle that question: Select the close reason (it's better to just close than flag if you have that option)   Select either unclear (it could after all still be about Apple hardware or software and need an edit to clarify the link) or off-topic using the default close reason about scope as documented in the [help]....


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Caching delay. It's resolved now.


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