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Did my question get deleted?

Today I asked a question about collective nouns actually being plural in different grammatical contexts, or just associated with a plural verb. Initially I phrased the question poorly and it got ...
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Why is the following answer converted into a comment?

Why is the following answer being converted into a comment? "See the FAQ" someone said to me; but in the FAQ I found nothing! Can anybody express a possible explanation? -- Prepositions pose ...
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Reopen question

Please, reopen question on "regionism". I improved it. Professor Katie Wales, Chair of Modern English Language, School of English, University of Leeds invented the word. "The media regularly and ...
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Open another question with the same title when the context is different?

Like in "Target" vs. "destination", I also have the question whether to choose target or destination, but in a different context. I am talking about a list on which someone enters ...
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How do we get -840 reputation in a day?

Today, I noticed a -840 reputation in my reputation list. It lists the reputation change as below: -75 04:25 removed User was removed -77 04:25 removed User was removed -228 ...
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Disassociate ID from one stack exchange site

I'd like to disassociate my ID from one particular stack exchange site (english.stackexchange) without affecting my other stack exchange profiles. Can this be done? How, if yes? Thanks!
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Confusion on a topic and a request for reopening?

I'm not sure why this topic has been bounced between two language sites so could you offer suggestions on improving this question. This is definitely a request for English Language & Usage. Thanks ...
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Request to reopen "Is 'deuce' (tennis) a corruption of the French phrase 'à deux de jeu'?" [closed]

This is a request to reopen the question, "Is 'deuce' (tennis) a corruption of the French phrase 'à deux de jeu'?", as per the reasons stated in the question's comments.
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Two accounts from the same IP for different people?

My sister and I would like to have separate accounts. But I see that StackExchange allows only one account per IP address. In that case, how do we do it? We really don’t want to ask questions from the ...
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Statistics on the number of open questions

Are there any stats available on this site which list the total number of questions, the number of open questions, the number of open questions with at least one answer scored greater than 1, and so ...
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When should an answer with a negative score be voted for deletion?

20K users can vote to delete answers with a negative score. In which case should such questions be deleted? Is it enough the answer is utterly wrong? Would not the negative score be enough? The FAQ ...
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Many graphical items are not shown in the main site

Since the first moment I looked to questions on EL&U this morning, I noticed something was wrong. This is a screenshot for a random question on the main site. As you see, the page doesn't show ...
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Why is the establishment allowed to stifle my ability to campaign?

In this question, the following verbiage was repeatedly removed -- this inhibited my ability to answer the question. We all know Evan Carroll isn't yet a moderator on English.StackOverflow, but he ...
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Question does not meet quality standards [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: can you please explain “It does not meet our quality standards”? I tried to sent a question but I got this response: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted ...
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Commas in Google nGram [closed]

How can I include a "comma" in a Google nGram search? My problem is that I want to search for phrases like, "Yes, I do ." but Google nGrams uses commas to break up query terms, so it returns a ...
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Post disappeared, no indication given

I had recently made a post (link here) and came to check the status of it. According to the page, it's been deleted for moderation reasons. Apparently things are deleted when they are 'extremely off ...
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What is the parenthetical number indicative of?

This seems to only show up on spam flags that are pending review. What does the parenthetical number next to the offending post's title indicate?
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How to re-tag a question?

This page says: Click the retag menu option under the post. But the only options I see are link, edit and flag. Where am I going wrong?
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Is it possible to see the real time number of users and stuff?

Is there any way to see kind of basic data of this site, for example, the real time number of users, the time zone distribution of the number, the weekly distribution? If I can do that, I might be ...
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Why are some questions surrounded by a cream-coloured rectangular box? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Love seeing questions highlighted… but what is it? Why are some questions shaded green? Some questions are surrounded by a cream-coloured (darker than the website's ...
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Why have questions been removed from my account?

I have an account on English Language and Usage and I asked two question from this account those has been removed and I can not see them in asked question column so I want to know what are the reason ...
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Why has my rep not increased?

I have 7 and 19 votes from "Man" is to "womanizer" as "woman" is to what? and Polite alternatives to "as soon as possible" respectively, but my points have ...
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What does ‘User removed’ mean? And why did I get a significant chop-down of reputation?

I was shocked to see 40 points dropdown in my Reputation this morning with the remark ‘User is removed.’ I have no idea about what it means! This happened after placing the question asking the usage ...
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Who runs Stack Exchange, and how do they fund it?

I wonder how a big web site like Stack Exchange that covers vast intellectual topic areas could operate without having a significant revenue source such as advertising (as Google and Yahoo do) and who ...
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How to change profile picture?

This is my first question on the meta site and I have absolutely no idea if this would be acceptable to the community. But still, here goes. To change my profile picture, I click "edit" on my profile ...
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What to do against downvote troll?

Someone around here likes to downvote every post of me, of course without giving any reason why he downvote my question/answer. All started one month ago, luckily an automatism reverted the downvotes....
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Merge [borrowing] into [loan-words]

It seems to me that borrowing should be a synonym of loan-words (which already has foreign-words as a synonym). I can't propose this, because I don't have enough reputation (do I need to reach the ...
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Help me to improve myself - whats is bad about this question which was deleted

Day before yesterday I asked a question what is the opposite word of "die-hard fan". I have also mentioned that I could not find the answer by googling or in the dictionary. I could not even read ...
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Merged questions with "bad" tags

Anent the Blacklist the [words] tag question, there are two questions that are tagged with the utterly useless words, but because they have been merged, the offending tag can't be edited out: What is ...
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Should my name be appearing when I flag a question, and it is closed?

I flagged a question as being not a real question: But, at the question, my username does not appear; is this a bug, or do I not have enough rep?
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How long should I wait for my avatar to update?

I updated my avatar at gravatar about 16 hours ago. It has not updated here yet. This is what it should look like: You can see what it actually looks like next to my post. How long should I have to ...
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How to act when you are being serial downvoted

Today someone downvoted my answers serially: The hostile downvoting activity took place within a short span of time. How should I act?
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What does "-10 User was removed" mean?

When I rollover my user name at the top of the main page, the first rep item listed is -10 User was removed It is not highlighted in red, so it doesn't link me to anything specific. I can't ...
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Where can I get a small text proofread? [duplicate]

I've just discovered this site hoping someone could proofread a small description of my new open-source project. However the FAQ specifically disallows it. Would anyone kindly point me to site that ...
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Code sample button

What is the necessity of "Code Sample" button in the "Markdown Editor" of this site?
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Tag synonym suggestion: semantics <- semantic

semantics has 73 questions, semantic has three.
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What corrections should I make in order to have this question opened?

My question got closed: Describing the preference of some time period's being closer to another time period that it forgoes What corrections should I make in order to have it opened?
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How to put question name in comment?

I've seen comments linking to other SE questions where the comment name is shown instead of just a meaningless hyperlink. How do I do that?
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Why was question 50740 closed?

this is just out of curiosity, but I am wondering why my question here: How to say "She/He is my girlfriend/boyfriend" without the possessive "my" was closed? Let me go through ...
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Delete [puzzle] tag

I just noticed there were 4 questions with puzzle. I think it's a worthless tag, so I removed it from those four questions. Assuming that's a sensible thing to have done, what needs to happen to get ...
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What's happening to my profile?

I keep trying to hide my e-mail address, so that it doesn't appear on my profile page. Yet like a day later, when I check, it's back on. Why does this happen? Do I have to keep my email there? Or is ...
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Why '@' salutation was not rendered

I just posted a comment beginning with @username, and my @username part of the comment was not rendered (it was the first word in the comment). Why is that so?
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What do the red-background numbers on user pages represent?

In the pictures above, taken from the Favorites† subpage of some random userpage first at 23:59Z and then at 00:07Z, what do the various numbers highlighted with red background represent? Is there a ...
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What do 'Main User' and 'Meta User' mean?

I find the word 'meta user' in my profile section of English Language & Usage site and 'main user' in meta.english.stackexchange site. What do 'main user' and 'meta user' mean?
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Can 5k users directly approve a tag wiki proposed edit?

As 20k user, I can directly approve a tag wiki edit. Do 5k users have that possibility too, or are two 5k users required for approving a tag wiki proposed edit?
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What is the difference between the "appropriate-questions" and "on-topic-off-topic" tags?

When I was adding a tag to another question, I noticed there are two tags that apparently have similar meanings: appropriate-questions and on-topic-off-topic. When should those tags be used?
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Where do I find my badge history?

Where can I find my badge history? I would like to know the date and time I earned a certain badge, the post(s)/edit(s) for which I earned it, along with the current list of all badges I hold. I ...
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Where do I ask about adding a tag?

I thought it would be nice to have transformation added, and possibly linked to word-choice because sometimes I know a word and want to get it into another form. I don't know the word in the other ...
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Missing Rep and Edit Privilege -- Lost & Not Found

Yesterday I crossed the 2,000 rep point and was notified that I have therefore earned the privilege of editing posts without the need for peer review. Now I find the rep is 1,893 after having ...
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Passed 10K but can't see "tools" button

Last week I passed 10K rep but the "tools" button hasn't yet appeared on the top menu bar. The bar has only the following buttons: | review | chat | meta | faq | However, I can see the tools page ...

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