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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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Reduce advertising... but what advertising?

At 200 reputation, you are supposed to gain the priviledge of reduced advertising on the site. But, I currently don't see any advertising in the spaces defined on https://english.stackexchange.com/...
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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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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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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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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 do they make bold-type letters in comments?

How do they make letters in bold in comments? I see bold type in comments every now and then. It's very useful, but I don't know how to do it.
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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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Tag synonym: grammer → grammar

There is an unused tag [grammer], which must be a misspelling for [grammar]. Moderators or anyone with enough rep, please make [grammer] a tag synonym for [grammar].
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How can I delete my account?

I want to delete my account, but can't find an option to do so. What is the procedure for this?
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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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Batch retagging from singular to plural

A month ago, I asked if we should prefer singular or plural in tag names. Plural seems to come out as the clear favourite among those who have any opinion on the matter. Therefore, I'd like to ...
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Is english.stackexchange.com the right place to ask about how English is used (or abused) in legal documents?

Is english.stackexchange.com the right place to ask about how English is used (or abused) in legal documents? I'm still trying to wrap my head around how some "and" and "or" are sometimes used with ...
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Who is the judge in StackExchange?

Is there any guarantee that the accepted answers or the ones with the highest score on StackExchange are the correct ones? On the other hand, couldn't an answer with a low or even a sub-zero score be ...
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How should I report a pronunciation using the IPA notation?

Should I report the pronunciation as |ˈˌdaɪəˈˌkrɪdəkəl|, or [ˈˌdaɪəˈˌkrɪdəkəl]?
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Delete the tag "present"

The tag is not used for any questions; it should be deleted. If we are going to use the tag present-tense, then present should be a synonymous of present-tense.
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Do questions asking for the origin of a word and the etymology of a word ask different things?

Is a question about the etymology of a word asking for its origin? Is a question about the origin of a word asking for its etymology? As I understand it, the origin of a word could be the point from ...
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Is the tag "writing" necessary?

It seems that most of the questions I find in English Language and Usage are questions that should be tagged with writing (including the question on when the actual punctuation raised). Using that tag ...
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Why do some people have 101 points when they register?

If you look at the recently registered users, you'll notice some start from 1 point and many start with 101 points. Why?
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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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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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