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Yikes! How did I earn 300 reputation yesterday if a user can only earn 200 reputation a day?

The Reputation tab of my user profile looks like this: However, according to the Help Center, a user may only earn 200 reputation a day. So why did I earn 300 reputation in a day?
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Promoting an event

I'm launching a series of meetups that focuses on a specific part of retrocomputing. However, Retrocomputing Stack Exchange doesn't have community ads, the main chat room seems quite inactive, and the ...
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"Delete" versus "vote to delete"?

I was looking at this off-topic posting. Hovering over the "delete" link offered me the chance to "vote to delete". Since I concurred with the consensus that it was essentially a ...
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Why do my Not An Answer flags keep getting declined or disputed?

Every now and again I flag something as not trying to answer the question (maybe extra tangential information), but then the flag is disputed or declined. Am I too trigger-happy with my flagging or ...
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Please delete 17394

Can somebody please delete my obscure question about technology nobody uses, and which seems unlikely to lead to anything useful. The existing answer does not even attempt to address the question, it ...
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Elaborate clarifications lost with chat room deletion

Under this question, I asked the poster a number of clarifying questions in the comments. The clarifications have quickly become rather unwieldy, so I decided to move the discussion to chat (with the ...
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Why can I not comment, on either my questions or answers or anyone elses?

Why can I not comment, on either my questions or answers or anyone elses ? I have much more than 50 reputation And a large label placed on my profile says "You've earned a new privilege! You can ...
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Why are comments on retrocomputing.stackexchange.com completely invisible to google search?

Why are comments on retrocomputing.stackexchange.com completely invisible to google search ? Last time I checked extensively, months ago, I found that all comments on retrocomputing.stackexchange.com ...
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Is posting in Meta the best way to get the main chat room reopened?

It seems the retrocomputing chat room here is so little used that it gets closed down all the time automatically by the system. If somebody with appropriate powers can reopen "The BBS" that would be ...
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I couldn't find the tag amiga-os, what tag should be used for questions about AmigaOS?

Shouldn't AmigaOS has its own tag? Or what tag should be used?
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According to the naming of other tags, shouldn't the tag amigashell be changed to amiga-shell?

It looks like two words in a tag are not "writtentogether" instead "written-thisway", right?
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Found answer to unanswered closed question

I've found an answer to a question that was closed as being off-topic. Since new answers aren't possible I left a comment on that question stating what I'd found. To see the comment though you'd ...
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Limited migration choices for moving off-topic questions?

When voting to close a question as off-topic, selecting "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" gives only "retrocomputing.meta.stackexchange.com" as an option. Why is ...
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Moving out of beta?

It may be a good idea to refine the site, as I'm kind of unsure of the policy decisions you've made here (in meta), Consider filling out these two FAQ's (which is pretty routine on SE), https://...
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Why is it that sometimes using @name doesn't work?

There's a thread on BBC BASIC. One user posted an answer. I wanted to ask a question about this, and tried to use the @name tag to ping them. Most of the time when I do this a little tag pops up with ...
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How do you log-out of retrocomputing ?, and, there are problems with the text-editor for writing questions?

How do you log-out of retrocomputing ? and, There are problems with the text-editor for writing questions, it does not allow you to satisfactorily put line-breaks and indent text how you want it, ...
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Is this a security issue or "just one of those things..."?

I saw this item in The BBS chat room and clicked on it: A window opened up with a google security message (I'm using Chrome on OSX): I understand I can override by going to ADVANCED and saying "ok", ...
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Why am I not making any progress toward the Research Assistant badge?

I have submitted several tag wiki edit suggestions, which have been approved. From a quick look at my revisions history, there's compression, sales, energy-efficiency, xwindow-x10, xwindow-x11, 8088, ...
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How can I get tag badge progress to show up on my profile?

On Stack Overflow, the reputation section under my Profile -> Activity shows my progress towards my next tag badge. But on Retrocomputing, this section is blank (since I just hit 5k to earn my last ...
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How do I remove myself from Retrocomputing @ StackExchange?

I would like to remove myself from this community so how do I do it? I can't find anything in the Help Center [sic] but perhaps I'm searching for the wrong expression.
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Can I ask questions about older versions of Mac OS X?

I am not sure whether or not older versions of Mac OS X are classified as retro. I am talking about versions such as 10.0 - 10.6.
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Is there a format for blog posts?

I am wondering if we have to have a certain format when we post on the blog, and if so, what is it? I just want to make sure before I begin posting.
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Please [Enter Image Description Here]

When someone attaches a picture to their post, the SE system automatically attaches a tooltip Enter image description here, inviting the poster to give some alt-text for the image. These tips are ...