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We return that error in a few scenarios where we have decided (for various reasons) that we really don't trust the incoming request - usually protection from botnets, hack attempts, attempts from external sites to hijack your account (XSRF failure), etc. I'm not saying that you did any of these things; I suspect something changed on your connection ...


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The two things that trip people up are: UTC time, and What actions count as access. The second is purposefully a bit vague, but just visiting the home page doesn't count. You need to read a question or some other action that demonstrates you are using the site in some capacity. The first is mostly a problem if you aren't on a regular schedule. Weekends ...


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Thanks; there was a bug on the "tag engine" (the backend system that deals with this stuff) that failed to update the "count" of an index when that index was being reduced to zero (it is fine when reducing in general - just the zero case is the problem). This meant it was happily reporting data that it knew wasn't "featured" (or whatevever) any more. ...


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You have to vote more on questions, rather than answers. If you vote only on answers, you have 30 votes per day; each vote on a question (as long as you have five or more votes left) will increase that number by one, up to 40. There's a friendly reminder if you vote (what the system deems to be) too much on answers alone. More details here on Meta Stack ...


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As Raffzahn said, this is a retroactive awarding of the badge due to the change that made upvotes on questions worth +10 reputation. If you take a look at the 2018-11-19 entry on your reputation log, you'll see that it's correct.


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We're still in Beta Beta sites don't have migration paths. It'd be good to have a list of sites we often migrate to for when we graduate (but we're still sorting out our scope in some areas so that's a while away). If you want to migrate a question somewhere else and it is off-topic here, check to see if it's on-topic on that site and then flag the ...


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The BBS had been frozen for inactivity. The system will do this automatically if no users post anything in chat for a few days. The Annoying Robot doesn't count as a user for this purpose, so its posts were not taken into consideration for freezing. Once the room was frozen, the robot could not post - again as it is not a regular user. I have unfrozen ...


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Not a bug, self-deleted answers are not visible in the 10k tools (thanks Shog). I've opened a related question on Meta.SE: Why are self-deleted posts not shown in the 10k Tools?


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status-completed, according to Marc Gravell on Meta.SE: Thanks to @IlmariKaronen's excellent detective work, it looks like refer[r]er plays a strong role here. The good news is that we've already done the work to make markdown-mini emit rel="nofollow noreferrer" links (rather than just rel="nofollow"); this should have the happy accident of fixing ...


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Not all badges do appear in achievements. Users with more than 200 reputation don't see certain bronze badges in their inbox. There is a question on the main meta to list those bronze badges that do appear. Which badges do not cause a notification for experienced users? Gold and Silver badges always appear.


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There is a limit to the number of pending suggested edits that any user can have. As in this main meta post: The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide The limit is 20 on beta sites such as ours (only 5 on graduated sites). As I write this, there are 20 suggested edits in the queue. That is most probably the reason. Give us a while to review them, and keep the ...


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You need more than two users, including the post owner. Editors can be @pinged, but they don't show up in the autocomplete list. This happens because, when there are only two users in a comment thread, the system automatically pings the other user; thus, you don't need to @ping them.


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Hypothesis It appears that the tag was removed from all questions, yet still had an entry in the synonyms table. This put the website in an undefined state, because different parts of the website did different checks to determine whether a tag exists or not. Wild speculation This then fixed when Chenmunka did something, for reasons. I don't see why this ...


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That's your meta profile. Meta sites don't show the rep graph. Your main Retrocomputing graph should be normal.


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There are two different Staffans. This occasionally happens when a user registers an account part-way through using the site, if the cookie magic fails to connect the unregistered account to the newly-created registered one. (In this case, given that both accounts have been posting comments, I suspect it might be caused by using Retrocomputing on two ...


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That's your browser blocking Google's JavaScript. I hate it too, but it makes my job easier so I can't really say much against it. Temporarily allow https://[^/]google.com/.* and https://[^/]gstatic.com/.* to enable the ReCAPTCHA. Make sure to save your question / answer first, in case the page refresh wipes it!


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TL;DR: It's not a bug, it's a feature. This might be caused by caching. A good tip when trying for the [• Enthusiast] badge is to perform an action every day (voting, asking, answering, etc.) to ensure that your browser isn't caching the homepage and is actually making a request to the Stack Exchange servers. This also has the added benefit of getting you ...


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