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Is there a way to upload the corrected, new question after deleting a question because I needed to correct it?

I deleted my question because I needed to re-write it. I tried to upload a new one, but the site tells me it's a duplicate, showing the deleted one with an undelete button for someone who wants to ...
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Is there a list of moderators and diamond moderators for ELU? If so where is it?

It's pretty normal on forums to have lists of moderators. However, after looking around I haven't found a list for ELU. Am I just looking in the wrong place or doesn't such a list exist? If not why ...
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Are there any limitation to the number of posts for a certain period?

Are there any limitation to the number of posts for a certain period? Suppose, I want to ask more than six questions within one hour. Does this act go against the rules of this website? What is the ...
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What should one do when one is being trolled?

Sometimes, power gets to people's heads. Certain members here have been monitoring my questions, answers and comments closely. My crime? I believe that humor a) makes people happy b) helps the ...
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How can I delete an “accepted answer”?

I tried to delete the linked "answer" but failed as it was accepted. There are some comments I can't take any more and I would like to delete it. Your help will be much appreciated.
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Why has my rep dropped 100 points in one day and what can I do to fix it or

... at least keep it from dropping even further? That's it, basically. Why, and what, and how?
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Is there any way I could view the comments of a particular user?

Time and again, I have seen people making comments (polished and polite) here which I think I could borrow and use at other relevant places later because I often feel like I am at lack of words and ...
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Please either burninate the “correct” tag or merge it into “grammaticality”

We have 38 questions tagged correct. This is a horrible meta-tag that does no good. It should either be removed altogether and put on the blacklist, or possibly merged into the grammaticality tag.
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Defensiveness when replying to comments

Maybe I am too blunt sometimes. However in most cases I find that a comment pointing out a weakness in someone's answer or comment is taken well. Speaking personally, I've often edited my own answers ...
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Can't figure out how to apply tags on Main

I am brand new to Stack Exchange. I think I am being particularly thick & dense.. I just can’t work out how to ‘Apply a Tag’ to my question on The English Language & Usage Site? I did (...
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This question seems worth reopening

The pronunciation rules of words which begin 'Com-, Col-, Cor-' or 'Con-' Originally, this question here didn't necessarily seem well put. It wasn't clear exactly what aspects of the ...
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How do I flag an inappropriate edit?

I'd like to bring an edit to the attention of the moderators. How do I do that? I know how to flag a question, an answer and a comment, but not an edit. (I don't want to get into an edit war.)
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Request to merge an unregistered profile

I posted an answer by logging in as a guest. I want my guest login to be merged with this profile. When I try to contact the Help Center my request is invalidated as I don't have the other profile ...
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Shall we reopen this helpful question?

This question, What exactly is an adverbial phrase, which did not originally show much research, seems to actually be a very useful and helpful question. I've put the text here for your convenience: ...
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Are word requests for jargon-specific terms on-topic? [duplicate]

I want to ask if there is an equivalent antonym for the term, "portable app", but this term is specific to software. Would this be on-topic for EL&U or should I ask it instead on Super User? (I ...
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Please, how do I request that a closed question be reopened?

My StackOverflow experience tells me that once a hold is put on a question it's very unlikely to ever be removed. However, since this is English Language & Usage I wondered if there might be hope....
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How to close a question to new answers?

This is related to a question with an accepted answer and a bounty awarded: A snappy and inoffensive alternative for "calm your tits" I would like to close my question, in the sense of not ...
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Is there a way of writing subscript in one's answer (or question)?

Is there a way to write subscript on EL&U?
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How to suggest that a closed question be migrated to another site?

I was surprised to see this question was closed but probably the reason is my background. I think it would be a very nice question at Mathematics Stack Exchange. Is there some way I could suggest that ...
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Are questions asking definitions about tech stuff on-topic?

I want to ask what the difference is in common English usage between two particular words having to do with Internet browsers.
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Tag-sorting in the review queues

As I currently write there are 100 odd questions to be reviewed in the close-vote queue. This is quite a lot, and it seems to me that reviewers are highly unlikely to try and clear this queue in one ...
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Meaning of [Correspondence] tag?

What is the meaning of the tag correspondence?
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I want to delete an incomplete comment

I understand that comments may not be edited after some specific time limit. My problem is that I made a partial comment but was then defeated by my connection going down. Somewhere along the line ...
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Can I down vote my own reputation?

I am dissatisfied with a recent up vote of my reputation. Is there any mechanism on EL&U that will allow me to down vote my own reputation?
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Should I downvote multi word answers on single-word-requests?

Reading through single-word-requests questions I often notice that a lot of the answers are not 'single word'-answers. Instead they give a combination of words describing the requested topic. Some ...
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Has the voting quota changed recently, or am I simply voting more?

For the last two or three days in a row, I've gotten a message that I've reached my daily voting limit. I don't remember ever seeing this message before (well, maybe once, a while ago?), so I'm ...
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Logging out/off of ELU

How do I log off this site? I'm certain it's easy but I'm currently flummoxed! I utilized the tags below just so I could post the query.
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Memes of English Language & Usage

Inspired by The Many Memes of Meta on meta.stackexchange. Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the ...
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I just lost 15 in one go – a fine?

This morning I was deducted 15 points in one go. Now 15 is not a multiple of 2, and in any case the rep level at the question itself seems unaffected. So is this some kind of swingeing great FINE, in ...
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Message not addressed to me arrived in MY inbox

Mari-Lou wrote a pugnacious message to persons unknown, did not use my @name, but it nevertheless arrived in MY inbox, causing distress. I suspect a bug.
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What exactly IS the review queue?

I have been told that I have earned the privilege to access review queues, but not what that is. The announcement does not link the way new badges do. I have poked around but should be grateful for a "...
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Why can I only propose migration to meta? [duplicate]

I saw a question that really belonged on another stack exchange site, but when I tried to flag it as needing migration, the only option I had was to select migration to meta. So, I didn't flag it. ...
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Why is “@Commenter” being deleted? [duplicate]

When I "arrived" here the other day I followed the convention of starting a comment with a @ and the name of the person I am replying to etc., but lately this has not shown up on my comment. If I go ...
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Meta badge : informed

My badge progress section tells me that my next badge will be "informed" on the meta site. As I know there aren't any tour pages on meta sites. Am I misinformed about this? (There is a little pun ...
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How do I connect my account to itself?

https://english.stackexchange.com/users/113399/neil That is me. But then when I registered it doesn't show my other posts from that account which is supposed to be this account.
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EL&U's mysterious 'antedecent' tag

I notice that EL&U currently has a tag labeled 'antedecent', and that seven of the fifteen questions that carry this tag include the word antedecent in their headline. for example, Antecedent of &...
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Request for aggregate data regarding deleted questions with subjects containing CORRECT, GRAMMA, or RIGHT

This support request will require the assistance of a Stack Exchange employee, probably a kindly Community Manager. As shown at the bottom of this answer, I present some SEDE results on just how many ...
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Has EL&U more moderators than those in the list?

An answer to the question ( One word- someone so scare that he can't move) has been deleted by Mr. Robert Cartaino. Looking at his profile he appears to be a moderator to a numbers of different sites ...
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About answers to heavily edited questions (re alibi)

I wonder what the community policy is respecting question edits that change the meaning, and existing answers to earlier version of the question. I looked around a bit but only managed to find several ...
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Why doesn't fifty-five equal thirty-six?

What explains the discrepancy between the "number of posts awaiting review" highlighted in the header of the site, and the number of posts I actually see for review across all queues I have access to? ...
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By what criteria is a question considered “well-received”?

The notion of a "well-received" question is mentioned in several places on EL&U – such as in the qualifications for the "Curious", "Inquisitive", and "Socratic" Question Badges – but I've been ...
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New member gets vendetta down-votes from well established member

I know who it is and I can watch my numbers fall within seconds of one another. Help me! LOL I have (11) points. Count them, 11! The systems tells me I'm getting close to forever banishment. ...
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Duplicate Question — Already Been Answered

I was under the impression that "marked as duplicate--this question already has an answer" meant that OP's question had not only elicited an answer or answers, but elicited one that satisfied the OP ...
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Content dispute

I was wondering if some kind soul could explain: What is a 'content dispute'? How are content disputes resolved? How long should a content dispute be expected to take to resolve? Are there any other ...
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There are times when I can't see comments I have posted

Why do my comments sometimes seem to disappear or become invisible to me? Am I doing something wrong?
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Are questions asking about the structure of sentences too broad?

I recently asked this question: Parts of speech and functions: "Bob made a book collector happy the other day" The question asks for the structure of the sentence: Bob made a book ...
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Does EL&U frown or ban certain topics?

I recently asked and self-answered a question about a racist slang term (Q) because I wanted the term documented for the record. The question was initially poorly received (score -3), though the ...
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Why does an edit have to be at least 6 characters? [duplicate]

The 6-character minimum requirement for edits means that you can't fix spelling errors in a post. What is the reasoning behind this?
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How do I insert IPA text in a question on this site? [duplicate]

I've tried preparing my question in a Word document, inserting IPA characters as appropriate, but when I paste the text into the 'Ask Question' box, the text reverts to ordinary script. E.g., a ...
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My reputation has dropped 400 points all of a sudden. Can anyone tell me why?

Yesterday evening (GMT) my reputation dropped from 6650 to 6218 all of a sudden. Why?