Moderation is done by the users of a stack exchange, it's a set of privileges you earn as you gain certain levels of reputation, it works the same way on stack overflow.
The people who closed that question as off topic weren't moderators, and elected moderators mainly deal with harassment, spam, and edge cases. Moderators have the diamond next to their ...
How should we proceed in cases like this?
You do exactly what you just did :)
Go go Mod powers!!
I've removed/refunded the bounty and given my own close vote, this is one of those situations were a community moderators intervention is necessary, thanks for the heads up!
Read this page:
It says here:
Note that one needs to earn 10 rep on the site to be able to answer a protected question. The association bonus does not count.
You need to earn 10 rep on the site, and not get it through bonuses. This means that you need to get upvotes or edit posts.
Why on earth is it helpful for the "above the fold" content on the WPSE help page to be generic information about SE network sites in general? All of that Take the Tour and Here's how it works banner content should be moved to the About page.
I assume this also breaks our "magic links" to the FAQ and FAQ sections? So we need some new magic links.
Sometimes it's just easier to use HTML than deal with intricate combination of Markdown. Remember - the purpose of Markdown is quick and productive, not rich elaborate formatting.
At the moment, this is by design. We do not yet fully support SSL across the network, and we do not support HTTPS Everywhere.
We intend to support SSL, but that's still a ways out and we don't have an ETA.
The post wasn’t deleted (I did that later), comments are just disabled now in these queues. Unfortunately.
I think this is not an improvement. We cannot tell the author how the post could be improved or why we gave a downvote.
"Views" and their parts on Stack Exchange are heavily cached, it often takes different parts of interface some time to catch up with data changes.
If it goes away fast (couple refreshes, under a minute) it's probably just that.
While @Rarst shows how you can write bold and italic, let me explain why it is not a bug that you cannot do that here with Markdown: It is an aesthetic sin.
Most fonts come in three variants: regular, bold and italic. The font stack on our site doesn’t even offer italic:
"Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode","Lucida Sans",Tahoma
None of these fonts has an ...
With the new just-out-of-beta review system, after reviewing a post, you are immediately presented with a new post to review.
The Suggested Edits review queue requires minimum 2k reputation to review in general, but you're always allowed to review your own posts, regardless of reputation. In this case, your suggested edit approval was successfully submitted,...
This message is generated by a client side script called post-validation that is called after you have submitted something to the server. The script sets a time-out for hearing back from the server that the submission has been received.
When you are on a slow (or irregular) connection, the script will always time out and you will receive this warning. It ...
Your link is perfectly functional. :)
"Reference" style is only internal markdown syntax, it still produces common inline link, not "references" as in broken out to the bottom of the document (which it might mean in other systems).
I'm a senior product designer here at Stack Overflow. Thanks for reporting the issue. Another website reported a similar issue a couple weeks ago and I pushed a fix for this that appears to have corrected this issue as well. Huzzah!
The issue was related to the width of the search bar being too wide.
I saw that this happens in other sites of the network and opened a ticket at the main Meta: Network wide padding issues in the sidebar.
Forwarding the answer that just been posted by one of the developers:
This will be fixed in the next build, > rev 2013.5.20.1020.
I don't have an issue viewing the Community gravatar in any of the browsers I've tested it in ( IE11, FF latest, Chrome latest ). It could have been a caching issue on the site, caching issue locally, or maybe a gravatar issue that was recently resolved.
Here's a particular question where Community is involved in. If other people run into this issue we ...
I think this doesn't even go far enough:
This question has been asked before and already has an answer
From our experience with users who ask the same question again and again, I suggest something near to this:
This question has been asked before. If it has been asked by you, then please don't ask a new one, but improve your existing one. If the ...
From What Happened Here? Voted to Close 4 Days Ago, but No Close Votes Today?:
We now use a form of sliding expiration, so as long as close/reopen
votes keep arriving at the rate of at least one every 4 days, they
will not expire.
Once the votes do expire, vote aging happens every 24 hours, so you
can expect the remaining very old close/reopen ...