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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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What should I do to merge my two accounts?

Accidentally, I now have two accounts for english.stackexchange.com, this one and an unregistered one. Is it possible to merge the two accounts into either one?
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Why was this question closed?

The question in question: What is a less offensive synonym for "hypocrite"? It was closed as "not constructive." (it also got downvoted). Why? There's a fairly similar question that not ...
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Reputation by graph bug

On the reputation page, if you choose to view the reputation by graph, two graphs show up. Beneath the lower one it says: select an area by dragging across the lower chart I can't seem to ...
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Difference between Symbol and Symbols

These two are suspected duplicate tags, symbol and symbols. Please check.
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Rep loss for unanswering

It seems that this answer lost rep when the OP decided it was not the correct answer after all. Fine, except that according to the history, he never accepted it in the first place... I thought there ...
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How can you earn more than 200 reputation in a day?

I couldn't find the answer anywhere. I know that the FAQ states a user is only able to earn 200 reputation per day. However, some users receive slightly more on some days, as evidenced by their ...
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Delete [pedantic] tag

The user Thursagen, which is suspended for three years (!), added the tag pedantic to several posts. An exhaustive check of the revision histories of all questions with this tag indicates that no ...
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Why do I not see a comment button most times

I am not sure if this is right place to ask, but Why do I not see a comment button most of the times? I have posted comments when I could, but when I needed to post one and do not see a way to do so ...
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Why does the accepted answer sometimes not show up first?

On this question the accepted answer is not first. In this case the accepted answer has no up-votes, but I've seen this a couple times where there were up-votes too, so I don't think that's the cause....
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Why are there some users that cannot be clicked on or viewed?

A number of time I've come across users with the same avatar, each of which cannot be viewed by me. It looks like Does this mean the question or user is from a different site? What's the deal?
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Why is this question listed under the unanswered questions?

In Unanswered Questions there is an answered question. Why is it there? Can we get a fix, if this isn't intended?
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How do I add a comment?

I have seen people add a comment but I can't see that link anywhere in my questions. Is there a need for a certain amount of reputation to comment?
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Declined flags on closed questions

Why are some flags declined when the question is being closed anyway? Is there a set of rules to decide if each flag was helpful when closing? Since the flag drew attention to a question that needed ...
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Asking questions similar to this, to build up knowledge

I just recently asked Word-type in this sentence. I don't want to flood english.stackexchange without asking first. I wanted to know if it would be okay to continue asking questions similar to this? ...
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How to order the list of questions by the number of views?

There is a list of questions sorted by the number of votes. Is there a list of questions sorted by the number of views?
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I can't submit question. How can I send it?

I'm an EL&U user. I kept posting Q&As for past 10 months without problem. When I was trying to post a question yesterday, a message saying “Your question couldn't be submitted because name and ...
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Make [term] and [terms] tags synonyms

Are the term and terms synonyms already? If not, maybe they should be made synonyms.
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Would you kindly undo the rejection of my edit and re-open this question?

This suggested edit for this question was just rejected. It was an attempt on my part to incorporate the OP's clarification made in this comment on my answer into the question. The edit was rejected ...
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What does "comment everywhere" mean?

It must mean something different from what I'd thought: this user joined today and has never asked or answered anything, and has 1 reputation. However, this question has a comment by the same user. ...
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Is the list of questions differently cached, on the meta site?

I noticed that when I ask a question on this meta site, and then I click on the "Questions" link, I don't immediately see the question I asked; sometimes I need to click again on the same link, and ...
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Am I missing something in the requirements for an Electorate badge?

I've voted on over 600 questions and nearly half of those votes were for the questions themselves, yet no Electorate badge. Electorate: Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on ...
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I can't log in to chat

I keep getting this error: Your login data seems too old; please log in to any StackExchange site, possibly logging out before. I have cleared my cookies, and logged in and out of EL&U several ...
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What is the meaning of the numbers shown in the dialog to vote to close a question as duplicate?

When I vote to close a question that is duplicating another one, I get a list of questions with some numbers. What is their meaning?
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What tag to use when asking what word or expression is appropriate to express an idea?

I just asked this question: What is a word or expression to describe anxiety about the passing of time? It's my first question on English SE, though I am a long-time StackOverflow user, so I ...
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How can Community offer bounties

Why does American English pluralize certain singular nouns? has an open bounty of +500 from the Community. How does that work?
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Why does the drop-down menu show a reputation difference of 2 points?

In the past days, I noticed that the drop-down menu shows a reputation gain for the day that is different from what reported in the reputation page for that day. For example, today the drop-down menu ...
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On the main site, why are some user names pink?

I have noticed that on the main site, some of the usernames shows in pink, while others are in red. Here is an example: As you can see here, the users Simchona and FumbleFingers' names are in pink, ...
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Did some of my answers recently get deleted?

I did a rep recalc yesterday (for the first time in three days) and lost 55 rep. Curious, I found that my number of answers in my profile page went down by 4. Putting 55 and 4 together, I came up ...
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Updating address for swag delivery

Reading this recent question, I realise: my address has changed since I originally gave it; is there a way to update it, for me and anyone else in this situation? (I revisited the form and submitted ...
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What does "rejected" mean in the migrated page?

Looking at the statistics page for the migrated questions, I read the word rejected. Does that mean it is possible to reject a migration before it is done, or it is referring to the questions that ...
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Can you please move this question to english.stackexchange.com?

I accidently posted this question on stackoverflow and got a good answer there; it wouldn't be fair toward the answerer to delete it. It is already closed, but I think it would still be good to have ...
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What is accept rate?

I keep on seeing percentage of accept rates beneath account info showing at answers or questions. what I don't get is, what are they? what do they do?
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Is only one user able to flag a flag as invalid?

As it is now, only one user is allowed to disagree with the original flag; who selects "invalid flag" when somebody already selected it is disagreeing with the original flag, but also with who is ...
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Where is the chat?

I don't know if someone asked this (I checked and it seems not so) and I just noticed that the chat button is no longer there. There is this "Blog" button instead with the "new" badge next to it. ...
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Could somebody fix my question and produce a copy of the answers?

I have an interesting predicament. I asked What does "information porn" mean? with the word porn in the title, and the firewall on the computer I am using is blocking it. This means I am not ...
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Is there a way I can view the sum of my theoretical meta rep?

I know I can do a query, but that only updates every month or so, and right now it's stuck at 70, which doesn't help. I could also do the math, looking at this page (133 total), but that could ...
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What happened to the sidebar's chatroom link?

What happened to the "# People Chatting" box in the sidebar? Meta still has it: but it seems to have disappeared from the main site. Is this a temporary glitch? (I'm aware of the "chat" link in the ...
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Lost "start a bounty" button

I wanted to place a bounty on this Question, but I can't find a start a bounty button. I'm guessing this is a regressive bug. Or maybe I'm just going about it the wrong way.
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The user drop down menu shows a wrong reputation change

My drop down menu shows a change in my reputation of +1, but when click on the reputation link, the page I am taken to shows a different reputation change. The last reputation change is from ...
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Can I have all my closed questions deleted?

I don't like having them there taunting me. I find them to be useless if they are closed. Is there a way to delete the questions I've asked that were closed?
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Is this automatically added text, or are 10K users able to see flags for which a text has been provided?

One of the flagged posts shows the following text: Is it an automatically added text, or are 10k users able to see flags for which additional text has been provided?
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Is it possible to recover the OpenID used to log in on english.SE?

My fiancé doesn't remember the OpenID she used to log in on english.SE, and she didn't enable the browser she used to remember the login data. Is it possible for her to get the OpenID she used to log ...
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The links posted under a question are split on two lines

See Do we need the "foreign" tag? The links that I see under that question are split on two lines. It happened after I voted to close my question as it is not relevant, now that there are ...
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Love seeing questions highlighted... but what is it?

I just wanted to give mad props for highlighting questions I've already voted on in the Questions page. EDIT: I've noticed that I didn't quite get this right. Exactly what causes a question to be ...
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When is a flag marked as "disputed"?

How much users does a flag need, before it is marked as disputed? Which flags are marked as disputed? Suppose that a user flags an answer as "not an answer," and I mark it as invalid; then X users ...
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On a CW question edited by more users, and with a score of ten, who gets the "Nice Question" badge?

The question What are some slang words for "police" in countries besides the US? has a score of ten, and it has been edited from three users. Who gets the "Nice Question" badge? Is it given ...
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Is there a page that lists all the suggested edits which have been approved, or not?

I know there is a page for the suggested edits approved (or not) from a user. Is there an equivalent page for the all the suggested edits, independently from the user who approved them?
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What is the purpose of the "disciplined" badge?

Which type of behavior is the "disciplined" badge trying to promote? Why users who deleted their own posts, which had a score of at least three, would get a badge?
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Why does my drop-down menu differ from my profile?

In my drop-down menu, I got 212 as my reputation, but in my profile, it is recorded as 203. Is this a bug, or is this deliberate? What makes these reputation counts different?

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