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Trouble understanding criterion to answer protected question

This question is protected, and the box at the end says: "To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site." What does this mean? I am asking because I am currently shown as ...
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Loss of reputation because a "user was removed"

I just noticed that I lost 10 points of rep because "user was removed". I don't get it.
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Registered vs. unregistered users?

What does it mean if a user is unregistered? I'm interested in the questions and answers of a particular user, let's say "SAM". I clearly see questions that SAM has asked, but when I search for "SAM"...
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"post locked" and "post unlocked" chronology is reversed in history

This is kind of minor, but it seems that the revision history of a post occasionally fails to be written in chronological order, when events are in close succession. For example this post history has ...
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Order of the tags at MO

I have seen a post suggesting that in SE network a tags for the question should be shown ordered by the popularity (i.e., by the number of questions): Are the tags shown in a particular order? But ...
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The mystery of the Strunk & White badge

Where did my Strunk & White badge go? In the previous version of MO, it was awarded to whomever edited 100 posts... Now, it's awarded to whomever edits 80 posts. I'd recently acquired it, but it ...
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Mysterious one point rep increase

Yesterday my reputation total increased by 1 point. As far as I know there is (was) no action which would trigger 1 point increase (downvoting gives $-1$, accepting an answer gives $+2$, etc.) I am ...
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Answer has no user's name

The answer of François G. Dorais at has no user name displayed. Is this a bug?
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YEAR is missing in many places specifically in questions

There is a little bug : most dates question , comments etc..) the year is lost. As the site is now older there are questions that are 1 2 or 3 years old and we cannot tell. May be I am missreading ...
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A gap in the "notification" system

Suppose one votes to close a question in "main", and the poster asks in "meta" why it was closed. Apparently the existence of that discussion in meta is not included among the "notifications" ...
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Why does (moderators) tag on meta behave differently from other tags?

When I click on the moderators tag here on meta: I see that it contains one question. No tag-wiki is displayed. (And neither is the possibility to edit the tag-wiki.) When I try to find this tag in ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Where is the link to Meta from Mathoverflow?

When I go to, I don't see any indication on the page about how to get to MathOverflow Meta. (I think it is supposed to be accessible from the "StackExchange" pulldown on the left of ...
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Apparent bug in reputation calculator [duplicate]

Mine appears to be stuck at 2321 -- even though my answer here keeps getting upvoted: What definitions were crucial to further understanding?
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