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Re: What cricket jargon has emanated from India?

For reasons best known to himself, Reg Dwight has blocked any further progress on this question by way of an edict that prohibits anyone voting unless they have already earned 10 points on the ...
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I Disagree with comments made when my question was closed or put on hold

One of my questions (https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/129874/help-rewording-a-sentence) has been put on hold by several users, with the following reason being given: 'Proofreading ...
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I'd like to be able to provide simplified hyperlinks in my answers but do not know how

Is there a quick and dirty way of providing hyperlinks consisting of a word or two, rather than by copying and pasting an entire web address? I'm feeling really inferior for not knowing how to do ...
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Can I know which deleted user caused my loss of reputation?

I just lost a load of rep today because a user was deleted and/or a post was removed: If I understand the second line correctly, the question mentioned was deleted, fair enough. I am wondering ...
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Why are some upvotes missing? [duplicate]

I answered some questions and i can see that others have up voted my answer but I don't see any points added to my reputation and the total reputation points are the same! I took a picture of it. Do ...
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User "John Rock" violates the SE content policy

This user profile: https://english.stackexchange.com/users/21563/john-rock and the 32 other SE profiles linked to it were evidently created to provide link juice for traffic generation through the ...
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How to undo a question edit on a different user's question (or answer) in stackexchange sites

If I edit someone else's question and my edit goes into peer review, but then I realize that the edit was unnecessary, how do I undo the previous edit?
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What happened to the blog post "Closing questions: how do we compare?"

What happened to the blog post Closing questions: how do we compare? from February 2013? I have found a link to this blog post on another meta where it was mentioned as a source of an interesting ...
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About a blocked question of EL&U in Iran!

The question bellow is blocked in Iran and after a click on it I cannot read it to find what it is about: Capo-cheerleader Could you please tell me what it is about or find a way to remove the ...
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Request to undo comment up-vote and flag

I upvoted a comment (under highly contentious "All-American" answer) in an attempt to be ironic/funny. I actually find this answer incredibly offensive. Somebody has their act together, and has ...
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How to get my question off hold

I recently asked a question here: What are the distinctions between property, quality, attribute, characteristic, feature, aspect and trait? It was shut down for being to broad. It seems my only ...
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Should spam posts be down-voted, flagged, or both?

I came a across a spam answer on this question advertising clothes and the like, which I have already flagged for moderator attention. However in this situation is it recommended to down vote the ...
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how am I notified when someone has responded on meta.english.stackexchange.com

Is my meta.english.stackexchange.com site related to my english.stackexchange.com site? I've had responses on meta.english.stackexchange.com but its not showing up at all (I do not know why someone ...
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Is this answer bad enough to warrant a down-vote?

I was wondering if anyone can fill me in on why my answer from a question the other day on a polite replacement for badass (as a noun), seen here. I've done some searching on meta, but have come up ...
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My questions keep getting down-voted; is it revenge down-voting?

Nine questions of mine have been down-voted in less than fifteen minutes, and another one has been down-voted one minute ago. It sounds like revenge down-voting to me. Can anything be done, about ...
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What happens when questions are migrated twice?

A question I answered was closed and presumably automagically migrated to Writers. I lost some rep because the question was no longer on ELU. It's since been migrated back because it is actually ...
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Is it okay to flag a question for migration to a beta site

The question A confusing use of a negative seems like it belongs on English Language Learners. I was considering flagging it for moderator attention and choosing a custom reason to say this. But I'm ...
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No gold badge after 10000 views?

One of my questions has reached 10000 views, but I haven't got a gold badge still. Is it because of a rounding, i.e., is the count in between 9500-10000?
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Serial downvotes

Someone has downvoted each of my questions just now, I don't know why. Each had one upvote, now zero. There aren't many, but I'd appreciate it if the culprit's actions would be reversed anyway. Can ...
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How to decide if a question is better suited for ELL or EL&U? [duplicate]

DISCLAIMER: I am not a native English speaker but have studied the language and am proficient in its usage. With the birth of ELL, I as an user am puzzled as to whether to direct my question to ELL ...
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Close vote expiry period and cumulative count of all close votes for a question

Close votes on a question expire after a period of time. How long is this period? Also, is there any way of telling how many close votes a question has garnered over time? This would include those ...
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Vote counts for all my comments

Is there a page where I can find all my comments along with their vote count?
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What is association bonus and when do we get it [duplicate]

A few days ago i got +100 Association Bonus, does anybody know what is it? when do we get this? is there a rule or something?
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Obsolete flag after upvoting comment

I upvoted someone else's comment and later edited the answer that it was commenting on, making the comment obsolete. It doesn't seem possible for me to flag the comment now, but is it still possible ...
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How do I find deleted questions?

Our resident troll posted a question today which I thought he had asked before, and that seems likely because Reg closed and deleted it. While Reg was dealing with it, I tried to locate the earlier ...
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Is bounty really guaranteeing more exposure?

Setting a bounty on a question should, at least in theory, guarantee it gets more attention. This is evidenced by the fact that one of the possible reasons on the list offered when you're setting it ...
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Should this question be migrated?

Recently I posted a question which got closed as not constructive. The reason, as a user has pointed out, being but your link to that acceptability of touristic question isn't really relevant to ...
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Quality standards seem to be a bit high these days

My question was: "Remove unnecessary step" phrase synonym What is another way of saying "remove unnecessary step"? But the posting page doesn't let it through. Is the question really bad and doesn'...
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Which character is ’?

I have had a post of mine edited, where words like doesn't and it's were replaced by doesn’t and it’s. The new apostrophe is not ' (the same button as ") and it is not ` (the same button as ~). I've ...
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How can I get statistics pertinent to EL&U?

Is there any way I can get stats related to questions-answers on EL&U, eg. total number of questions asked, questions unanswered, total answers etc. and those relevant to the site itself. eg. ...
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Ability to protect questions on Meta and Main

I recently passed 15k, and apparently that gives me an extra privilege. I can see that I can do that in Meta: But I don't seem to be able to do that on the main site: Have I misinterpreted ...
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Answering your own meta question

I saw on the Winter Bash site that I could earn a hat for posting a question (+1) on meta, and also that I could earn a hat if I answered my own question. But my question is now meta: Can I get the ...
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How was my answer deleted recently?

I've just entered English.SE (some 5 days ago). On the first day, I answered a question regarding the word "fantabulous". Now when I look into my profile, it indicates that I haven't posted anything ...
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"Do lunch" vs. "have lunch": question closure

I realise there's a lot of this lately, and I'm about to add to it, but here goes: Difference between "I am doing lunch" and "I am having lunch" A perfectly valid question. The ...
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Formatting poetry

What's the best way to format poetry, where preserving line breaks is important, but extra white space is not desired between lines? I encountered the situation for this question and was not impressed ...
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Should this question be closed?

I found no reason why this question is closed. This question asks whether a given phrase is the right usage for expressing a particular action. It is a particular doubt that may arise in a non-native ...
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off topic (too old to migrate)

I ran into "off topic (too old to migrate)" on the close dialog when attempting to close-vote this question. What does it mean?
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Reopen request: Isn't “dummy” in “HTML Parser for Dummies” considered offensive?

This is a request to reopen the question, "Isn't “dummy” in “HTML Parser for Dummies” considered offensive?" I believe that it is a perfectly legitimate question and not general reference. (I've also ...
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How to send messages between users

Is there a feature for member-to-member messaging outside of the "chat" area? I would like to ask questions of clarification to an individual user, but I can't remember where I saw the comment that I ...
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Reopen closed question: 'Is “Why Steven Sinofsky is out at Microsoft” correct?'

I think that this is a perfectly good question and have no idea why it has been closed. The only person to have provided a reason for his/her close-vote as a comment is Fumble. He too has stated that ...
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Why would this question be considered an *exact* duplicate?

I just had this question closed as an exact duplicate of this other question, even though mine is about whether to follow the spelling conventions of a speaker when quoting him, and the other is about ...
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What are the consequences of a suspension?

Before asking this question, I read Mark's similar one (About Suspension, posted on Oct 5 '11 and which got a few replies). In his question, Mark mentioned a member who was suspended but seemed to be ...
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Is http://www.tinyguru.com violating EL&U (or YOUR) copyright?

Apparently Is http://englishqna.blogspot.com violating EL&U (or YOUR) copyright? was successful. Enough of us were prompted to file DMCA complaints with Google, and that "scraper" website was ...
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getting questions questioned shouldn't be so easy...answered shouldn't be so hard

I am new to this site. I wanted to ask a valid question. I doctored the question repeatedly in order to get seemingly errant "quality" messages to stop. Finally succeeded. But then the "no user name" ...
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How to fork or migrate a question?

I would like to post my question at both English.Stackexchange.com and Linguistics.Stackexchange.com. I think that the question, How do I write certain IPA sounds using Gregg Shorthand? (reposted: ...
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Why was this question about discussion of grammar and programming closed?

Is there a forum or discussion group to discuss programmatically editing English grammar and spelling in texts? This is a perfectly good question that can be very specifically answered. It asks about ...
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Transfer a question

Not sure if this is the right place to ask for not. Would it be possible to transfer my question https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/71429/family-relationships to the new closed beta http://...
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Voting an Answer-Under-Edit

Not being aware of the tech. behind ELU, I would like to ask: If someone up/ down votes an answer unaware that it is being edited, will the edited answer miss the vote? In other words, will Save-edit ...
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Can I flag a single post multiple times?

Why can I flag something multiple times, and why can I get different results from each flag? I flagged a post one day, for "misinformation". Another day, while I was reviewing, I came to the same ...
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Can I ask a question to ask people listen to my speaking (recorded) and help me?

Is it okay if I record my voice and put it in my question, then ask people to correct my speaking and accent?

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