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If the discussion has been moved to chat, what am I supposed to do?

It's the second time that I note the following flag, in the page to review flags. If the discussion has been moved to chat, what am I supposed to do? Does the flag means the discussion should be ...
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What's the significance of highlighted Answers in my User Profile?

Can anyone please explain why, in the list of Answers in my User Profile, some entries are highlighted?
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Set “modifier” and “attribute” as synonyms of “modifiers”

modifier and attribute (or attributive) could be set as synonyms of modifiers. Modifier should have a meaning that includes the meaning of attribute, or attributive, even though attributive is used ...
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Why is my rep always a step behind in the meta?

Right now I'm 194. For some reason every time I enter the meta site I'm 189. A couple hours ago, when I was in this meta, I was also one or two steps behind. I can switch back and forth between the ...
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The drop-down menu seems to report a wrong reputation increase

My drop-down menu reports that my reputation increased by 5. When I click on 5, I am taken to the following page. Both the votes are votes on answers. How can my reputation be increased of 5 points,...
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Discrepancy between total and yearly reputation count

I joined english.stackexchange in May 2011 and my overall reputation now is 884. But if I check my reputation for the year, it is only 768. Is there any reason for this. Since I joined english....
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See close votes on my own question

Are users supposed to be able to see how many "close" votes their own question has? I know you have to have a certain amount of rep to close a question in general, but on Stack Overflow's meta, I can ...
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My menu is not dropping down, I can't access my inbox, and I can't even comment. What happened?

All the above is not working, and I can't even log off. Is this just my computer, or have I done something to my account?
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Are answers supposed to be sorted by time of writing?

I've noticed today that answers no longer seem to be ordered by the number of votes they have received, and instead are sorted in time order (most recent first). Was this an intentional design change ...
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What does flagging a post because it has more than 20 comments mean?

I noticed that a post has been flagged, from the Community user I guess, because it had more than 20 comments. What is the purpose of that flag, and what should be done in such cases?
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Why are some questions shaded green? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some questions on the question page darker than others? I've really tried to figure this one out on my own, but I give up. What determines whether or not a question ...
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Why can't I chat?

I earned the cred, but for some reason when I enter the chat rooms, I receive a ribbon message indicating that I'm not allowed to participate. I'm thinking my English Language & Usage account is ...
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Help regarding logging in to chat.

I can't seem to log into chat, and according to the Login help, it is because my HTTP cookies aren't enabled. Where can I find these cookies and how do I enable them? (Sounds like a stack overflow ...
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Is saying thank you in this webboard consider as spam ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Etiquette on addressing fellow-users StackExchange seems to be a serious website that everyone interest on the quality of question and answer, i just want to know that is this ...
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Why does our vote limit change?

Just the other day I could cast 38 votes, then yesterday I could only do 32. Is there a factor affecting our vote limits? Perhaps like saving-up?
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Is it possible to view our flag weights?

Where can I view my flag weight? I want to make sure that I am flagging correctly.
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Is there a way for formatting my questions and answers?

Other people have such beautifully formatted questions and answers, and I have to do it basic HTML. Are there any special keys you have to use in order to have a 'touched up' post? and can someone ...
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Retag request: [adverb] -> [adverbs] [closed]

It appears that [adverb] does not resolve to [adverbs]. I tried suggesting a tag synonym accordingly, but it turns out that my score in that tag is too low, so I am not allowed to do that (in fact, ...
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What are the parameters for determining if a question gets tweeted?

I assume it's automated. I know it's for "interesting questions." Just curious if it's a matter of views, upvotes, or something else.
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Eeeek! Where did my giant quotation mark go?

I don't care what @nohat thinks. The world is a bleak and barren place without ornamentation. Less is less. Deal with it.
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Review my writing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What questions are on-topic and off-topic here? Can I ask the community to help me find errors in a text/sentence? Would English SE be a good place to post a paragraph or ...
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What's the best way to answer when there's a really good answer elsewhere?

In researching the question Which is correct, “buck naked” or “butt naked”?, I found a very thorough examination of this question at Language Log that I linked to in a comment under the OP. I feel ...
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Usage of [usage]

Our top-rated tag is usage. However this tag is nearly useless: the word usage is right there in the site title, and almost every question on the site could be construed to be about "usage" in some ...
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What should be done with answers that contain just a link?

In other SE sites, answers that contain just a link (even if preceded by see, try, etc.) are not considered answers, and users are suggested to flag the answer. Is that considered the action to take ...
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Rename “homophone” in “homophones” [closed]

homophone should be probably renamed homophones, to be consistent with the other used tags.
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Is asking the etymology of the name of a town on-topic?

Is asking the etymology of the name of a town on-topic for EL&U?
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Why was my question closed?

I am referring to my question here. Within minutes of posting the question it was closed, and I am still confused about why. There are the comments: Maybe it's me, but I don't see the question ...
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How do I reverse an erroneous downvote?

I downvoted Karl's answer to this question through carelessness and ignorance, but I can't now reverse my vote. Is there any way round this? I'm still (forelornly, it seems) hoping for more feedback ...
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Are the smart quotes used in question titles seen using all the browsers?

In english.SE, the quotation mark (") used in the title is replaced by a smart quote. Are they visible in all the browsers, in any platform?
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What is the daily limit for comment votes?

I just tried to vote a comment, but I got the following message. Daily vote limit reached; vote again in 8 hours. Does that mean there is a limit for the comment votes, or does the message simply ...
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Question view count

Sometimes I notice that the number of views for a question I asked is 1, right after I posted the question. Does the view count include also me?
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Do flags for moderator attention expire?

When a post is flagged for moderator attention, does the flag expire, or is it visible to the moderators whenever they check the list of the flagged posts? I know that comment flags age away after 4 ...
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Should peeving disguised as question be closed as off-topic?

As sub-question, would questions containing sentences like "it really bugs me that people keep saying [...]" be considered peeving?
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Are “Book recommendations” allowed?

I see some questions from time to time which ask about book recommendations. I could not find anything related to the book term on the faq page. Is it allowed or should it be allowed? Some examples I ...
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Weird, unused chat room showing up

On the right-side menu of the main and meta sites, the list of chat rooms include an unused, weirdly-named room. I'm afraid it not of much used on the main page, and can even be confusing to users: ...
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Is there a way to search questions that have been recently asked without getting old but recently modified ones?

The Questions link lists both the questions that has been recently asked, and old questions that have been recently edited. Is there a way to get only the recently asked questions?
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Tag deletion request: [meanning]

There's only one question tagged meanning, it was probably a typo. Please change it to meaning.
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How should I give links to the same question many times and/or from different boards?

In order to gain publicist degree should/can I: use the same link? many times? in different non-twitter boards (forums, Emails, FB, etc.)? which one? Update: I thought it was clear from ...
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When is “tweet your answer” button available?

I was trying to reproduce and document the bug I reported in my question Tweet button from the same answer always gives distinct link I opened all my answers in EL&U one after another and this ...
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My rep is not changing upon upvoting

Usually I do not follow my score but in this cas the score was easy to remember - 400. So, I noticed that my reputation has not changed upon upvoting of my question tomorning "How should I give ...
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Is there a way to completely hide closed questions?

I keep finding myself reading questions only to notice later that they are closed. Is there a user-preference for hiding all [closed] questions?
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Can the Community user correct the grammar?

I have noticed that the Community user edited a post to correct the grammar. Is that possible, or was that done by a real person?
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Publishing a thread on twitter

How was the link http://twitter.com/#!/StackEnglish/status/33529347939770368 made/taken?
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Why is the reputation numerical value is a link on the parent site, but not on meta?

I mean that number that shows your reputation at the top of the screen (between your name and the orange "badge" icon).
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Is Wikipedia an acceptable source?

I have just posted an answer to this question where I cited Wikipedia as the source of my information. Is wikipedia a reliable enough source to go to when citing information of this nature? I ...
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Open for other languages

Why not open up "english" for other languages? There is no "cplusplus.stackexchange.com" and no "charp.stackexchange.com", so why is there an extra "english.stackexchange.com"? It would be much ...
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How long should I keep my questions un-closed?

How long should I keep my questions un-closed? I've already got some answers, but some interesting comments and even some additional answers are still arriving and I wouldn't want that to stop. On ...
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Will I be getting older on my profile here automatically?

Will my "age" value be changing every year in my profile or I would have to change it manually every my birthday?
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Synchronization between parent and meta site

My reputation score of parent and meta site is automatically synchronized after some time. But badges are counted differently for both site. Why?

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