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When removing the fraud votes, prevent the same user from voting again on the same questions

If I understand correctly, when fraud votes are removed, it is like those votes have never been done, which also means that who voted is free to vote on the same posts. Instead of allowing the same ...
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Do something about puerile chat flagging

Recently I got suspended from the chat because 2 of my posts were flagged and the flag "accepted"; one referenced Islam as people believing in a "magic sky man" or something, the other mentioned ...
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Can't copies of deleted threads be Emailed to authors?

I found many answers to my deleted questions extremely useful and interesting. Can't the copy of deleted threads be email-ed to all authors? or authors be warned to backup them before deleting? ...
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New 'hungarian' tag

I just asked this new question: English translation for Kockásfülű Nyúl (Hungarian) for which I'd like to use the 'hungarian' tag which doesn't exist at this time and I don't have ...
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Reputation limit [duplicate]

Is there a limit on the reputation one can build in a single day? I had added on 209 reputation, and the next up-vote gave me 6 points. None of the up-votes after that contributed.
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How could we create extended discussion on EL&U that could be used as reference material to back up Q&A

When you come on to EL&U (or any other SE site) and you're not necessarily a member, you are faced with a cold wall of questions and their answers. This is usually very helpful - it is the reason ...
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ELL vs. non-ELL

It can be hard to figure out whether an OP is an ELL or not. This would be helpful information, because this would give us a clue as to what the OP is really after. I've seen people assume the wrong ...
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Suggested Edit - Author input?

Someone suggested an edit to an answer I wrote recently. The edit was reviewed and rejected on grounds I as the author would have been best situated to assess. It seems like a good idea for the OP to ...
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Please add the tag "foreign-language"

I just asked a question, and it's about the usage of non English words in English ( What should be the plural of “kibbutz” ). In my opnion the tag foreign-language is relevant for the question, ...
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Should the split infinitive in "How to not be a spammer" be corrected or is it fine as is?

One of the sections in the Help Center is called How to not be a spammer Is that grammatically correct? Isn't it 'splitting the infinitive'? Shouldn't the phrase be "How not to be a spammer" I ...
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Should high-rep. users be given the right to vote-accept answers

Should users be asked to increase their accept rates? Should askers who never ‘accept’ answers be penalized in some way? According to these posts and their answers, accepting an answer is the OP's ...
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Show native language with the answer

I would like to get community opinion on the possibility of "self-assigned badges"1 that would serve to distinguish for example native vs. non-native English speakers American vs. British vs. other ...
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Increase the prominence of the editing link to encourage improvement of EL&U's content

This was separated from another meta-question, which might provide additional motivation and context for this question. Motivation. EL&U currently has a lot of questions that deserve to be ...
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The first anonymous downvote

I'm sure I'm not the first one to discuss this, but bear with me. (I saw this, btw) A few answers are poor. They get lots of downvotes, perhaps deservedly so. Some answers are divisive. They get ...
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Will you please insist on explanations for down-voting? [duplicate]

Despite "helpful" contributions from various Members, this Question doesn't at all have a previous Answer. Without explanation, a down-vote can be very like a slap round the back of the head…...
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Are there badges or extra reputation points awarded for milestone answers?

Is there or will there be a special award, badge, or event for site-wide milestone answers, comments, or questions? For example, the person who has the 100,000th accepted answer to an ELU ...
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Answer General Reference Questions with a link anyway

I find it extremely frustrating to find questions closed with the statement "This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet ...
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Proposed tag: unword or deanthropomorphize

A common theme on English Stack Exchange is someone who has a certain well-known word in their vocabulary, who understands this word may have undesired negative undertones for certain groups of people,...
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Do you think emoticons should be supported by EL&U

As is known, an emoticon is a metacommunicative pictorial representation of a facial expression that, in the absence of body language and prosody, serves to draw a receiver's attention to the tenor or ...
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Request to have mandatory English quiz in order to join this site

Every day people who have little grasp of English attempt to answer questions in their own uniquely inept way; they have no conception of which words work with which other words and they rarely ...
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Length of Questions and Answers

Some questions, and some answers, have recently been inordinately long. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to impose a maximum number of words for each, just as there is a minimum number of words for answers ...
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Why was one of my comments deleted on this question? (also, request to add a feature to the site to be notified of post and comment deletions) [duplicate]

Should we refer to a female "senator" as a "senatrix"? I remember making a comment on why actor/actress and waiter/waitress are used but not author/authoress, but the comment is ...
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Opening up the clubhouse: defacing the "no girls" sign

After considerable thought and as much profound reflection, that is, after entertaining a whim and examining the votes for and against the candidates, I've determined the best way to demolish the ELU ...
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should downvotes be anonymous

We've had the argument whereby comments on down votes are not such a good idea, but how about making the DV'er's user name publicly available. anonymous down voting belongs to the dark ages.
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Can we remove the following from "off-topic" for english?

The help page states that the following is "off-topic" for english.stackoverflow.com: Criticism, discussion, and analysis of English literature With Literature now gone, I think that we should ...

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