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Is there a page formatting change at 2000 reputation?

I have just reached 2000 reputation, and since I have used this website for a while, I noticed that my homepage had changed format. I don't know how this happened. Is this a specific system feature or ...
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Is it possible to get a negative reputation?

Is it possible to get a negative total reputation? I can't find any examples where this has happened.
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Are the Winter Bash hats permanent?

I know that it says that the hats "get put back in their boxes on January 2nd", but do they ever come back, or are they just gone forever on the second?
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For us really old folks, how do you put those diagrams with moves in a question or answer [duplicate]

I think it vaguely has something vaguely to do with something called PGN but not sure what, nor exactly what else we would need to do. Any youngster out there who can answer then please speak up. ...
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How do I insert a PGN? [duplicate]

I'm new to stack exchange, and I was wondering: how do I insert a PGN? I want to use them to show different openings, review moves, etc.
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Is there link to the chatrooms in the Android app?

As per the title, is there a link anywhere in the mobile app that leads to the chatrooms? It's annoying to have to Google it every time on my phone. If not, it would be a useful feature.
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I cannot edit my own post

For some reason, I am unable to edit this post. There is an (obvious) typo in the beginning of it, but when I try to edit in the "Hello," nothing happens. Not sure if this is a bug or an ...
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how do I create a position with the chess board? [duplicate]

How do I create a chess position to show it on the site, without attaching an actual image?
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Chess diagrams and games in app

Is it possible to see games or diagrams in the app? It works fine for me in a browser, but in the official Stack Exchange app it only shows me the moves and no board.
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Deleted questions and answers because of unclear writing

Occasionally there are posts being flagged to close, the most recent one I can think of is this one, that appear to be so because of unclear writing. In their original form, these posts should be ...
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How to safely contribute answers?

Recently, a question I answered was "protected" because it was attracting spam and low grade activity. I'm older and don't use the Internet that much so I may be a bit ignorant regarding these ...
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Different ways to get italic formatting?

Seems familiar, doesn't it? But when I type something like this Italic was caused by a pair of single * since it should be pair of double ** Is this normal?
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Why Negative Marks at Forum's Oversight

Negative vote for this Question gives, bad impression of Forum. Check by Knight NxC3+ Move Implications None of forum's maintain this partiality Kind. I want to understand the Over All Governance of ...
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How to change PGN Viewer board orientation to perspective of side not-to-move? [duplicate]

How can I change the PGN Viewer's board orientation to the perspective of the side that is not to move? Is the orientation determined only by the active color field of the FEN notation? If so, then ...
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Is it special to Chess Stack Exchange that we can show static pictures of a board?

I saw this question: Can a piece pinned to my king put the opponent's king in check? which has a chess board inserted with the [fen] tag. Is this special to Chess Stack Exchange?
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What PGN-viewer is used here?

What PGN-Viewer is used on this site? Is it open source? Freeware? I am looking for something on my chess club web site. I searched here about the PGN-Viewer but could not find the name.
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pgn viewer support on mobile phones

Might be a dupe, the PGN viewer doesn't support Mobile phones, I tried Dolphin version 11.2.8 browser on Android version 4.1.2 samsung s3 mini and I also tried using the SE android app, it shows the ...
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How do we make users to post replies as answers and not comments?

I've recently found that many questions on the site have excellent answers on the comments, but none on the answers page. On certain occasions, as this, some of the users requested that the comments ...
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How do I make the viewer 'flip' the board?

Using the viewer... It's Black's move but I still want White on the bottom. How can I do this?
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Weird amount of views on a question

The question Are there moves in chess that are considered unsporting? : The question got 3k views somehow. I want to know if it got viral somewhere? or someone had too much time on his hands?
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Bug with PGN viewer

[fen ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bc5 5. d3 h5 6. Bg5 Kf8??? 7. Bd5 d6 8. Bc6 c6 causes a bug on "c6". The b7 pawn is supposed to capture the bishop, but instead the c7 pawn just goes ...
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How to use pgn viewer [duplicate]

This seems elementary enough, but how do I use the pgn viewer? I mean how to embed it in a question I want to ask. I searched the help center for "pgn" or "embed chess player" but none of those ...
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About reviewing questions

Now that I have more than 1K rep, I get the reviewing feature which I hate, I'm not into moderation. I hate being a judge. So far I skipped all reviews but today I saw two reviews that I want to ask ...
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How to type a hidden solution?

In this answer by Andrew the solutions to the two Chess problems are hidden and appear only when your mouse hovers over the answer box. What is the markdown for that? I tried to enter the answer ...
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Where's the chess board?

I can't seem to find where to play chess at this site. Am I missing something or is it not available, only Q&A here?
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How do you create/add new tags on chess stackexchange?

Do you need certain rep to do it? Is the right only reserved for mods?
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How to insert move comments in the replayer

I am unable to figure out how to put move comments into the PGN file here. I have tried putting them within { } after the move, but they get ignored. I also looked at the games posted by others, but ...
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How do I add a replayer to my post?

How do I add the replayer to the post initially, and what additional features can I take advantage of? NOTE: if you have a question about why the replayer isn't working for the PGN in your post, it's ...
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Newest questions screen updates

Many times it happens that I post a question and then visit the newest questions screen on the site and realize that my question doesn't appear on that screen for as long as a couple of minutes on the ...
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Why was this questions closed, “Crowdsourcing game play advice, is it flawed?”

The question, crowdsourcing-game-play-advice-is-it-flawed was "closed as not a real question", any thoughts on why it is not a real question? Meaning to me it seems if it was not a real question, a ...
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“Invite Fellow Experts” — what does it do? [closed]

On the home page for the main site there's an ad labeled "Invite Fellow Experts" -- what does it do? Meaning if the user gets the invite, do they get access to the private beta?