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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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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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The timestamp reported for this question is wrong

If you look at Kosmonaut's profile, you will notice that his only question shows "jan 20 at 0:29" as timestamp. If you look at the question, Central Pennsylvanian English speakers: what are the ...
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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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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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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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Can someone please help me edit my question better?

I just can't help it. I tried and seems I can't explain well maybe because my English sucks. I understand that maybe my question is not written well and it is not fitting well here, but I quite don't ...
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Improper merger

The recent question about the early usage of optics meaning “point of view” has been improperly merged into an older similar question. Can you please restore the new original question? Thanks.
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Questions that have to do with exam tasks

Am I allowed to ask such questions when it comes to the CAE exam, for example? How do I come up with a title? Do I just say "Help with Reading Part 6 CAE" or "This CAE transformation"... has anyone ...
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Can we reopen this question or link it to an authentic duplicate, please? [reopened]

The title of this question was edited substantially changing the nature of the original query, making the existing answer nonsensical, and rendering the question a duplicate of other questions on the ...
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Goofed; have two accounts; how to merge? [duplicate]

I occasionally browse the "hot network questions" and found one in EL&U, which allowed me to post an answer even though I wasn't a member at the time. Somehow, I managed to get this unregistered ...
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How do I flag an inappropriate edit?

I'd like to bring an edit to the attention of the moderators. How do I do that? I know how to flag a question, an answer and a comment, but not an edit. (I don't want to get into an edit war.)
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Are word requests for jargon-specific terms on-topic? [duplicate]

I want to ask if there is an equivalent antonym for the term, "portable app", but this term is specific to software. Would this be on-topic for EL&U or should I ask it instead on Super User? (I ...
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Message not addressed to me arrived in MY inbox

Mari-Lou wrote a pugnacious message to persons unknown, did not use my @name, but it nevertheless arrived in MY inbox, causing distress. I suspect a bug.
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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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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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Link to a question, answer, or comment

In writing a question, answer, or comment, how can I include a clickable link that cross-references another question, answer, or comment at English Language & Usage SE? What I found through &...
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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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Can we prevent this question from being deleted, please?

A veteran SE member recently posted this question here on ELU — an increasingly rare and and very welcome syntax question, worthy of our site: Are these parts of speech correct? This question ...
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Let's reopen this interesting question

Now reopened This apparently simple, question about possessive S has been closed: "The species/species'/species's survival..." However, I think that in this case this was a bit ...
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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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Can somebody please stop the harassing commenters!

They are really a plague on ELU. This question has been downvoted and criticized for “no reason to be” by one of the usual harassing commenters. Why do we have to waste time and energy with such ...
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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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Badges that were supposed to be awarded

I have had badges in the past not get awarded to me. For example, the one that won't be awarded to me currently is the curious badge. It has that I have more than 5 positive questions asked but will ...
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Blocked - Good Question: Could a learner be encouraged by Educators here?

What does the following phrase mean? To encourage members to learn? I fail to understand how being blocked to ask questions might encourage a non-native speaker to learn here. What is a good ...
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Questions about English Literature

Questions Requesting Explanation When we fail to find a satisfying or sophisticated answer on the Internet or in our books, can an explanation of poems or dialogs or certain Shakespearean lines be ...
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Why has my notable question migrated to the writers?

A couple of days ago I asked a question that happened to attract the attention of hundreds of users (roughly 3.0 k to be specific). Then yesterday I was notified that it's migrated/sent to the writers ...
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Is accepting your own answer feasible?

What happens if you answered your own question and no one else did? You can't 'accept' your own answer, can you?
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Will this question be on topic here?

A line OA of length r starts from its initial position OX and traces an angle AOB=alpha in the anticlockwise direction.It then traces back in the clockwise direction an angle BOC=3 theta (where ...
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Is there a list of moderators and diamond moderators for ELU? If so where is it?

It's pretty normal on forums to have lists of moderators. However, after looking around I haven't found a list for ELU. Am I just looking in the wrong place or doesn't such a list exist? If not why ...
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Can I deliberately block/cancel/ban my account for a month?

As a curiosity, can I block or disable my own account, for say a month? You can imagine ... (a) one is busy writing a novel or something, and you want to 'prevent the distraction to yourself' (just ...
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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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Why was the following question removed from ELU?

The following question asks for the correct expression to use for a specific case of plagiarism: Is it plagiarism when copying something that you have written before? and though it got a ...
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How do I connect my account to itself?

https://english.stackexchange.com/users/113399/neil That is me. But then when I registered it doesn't show my other posts from that account which is supposed to be this account.
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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 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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Did I ask a question, now deleted, tagged [psycholinguistics]?

My Deleted Recent Questions page exhibits no questions tagged [psycholinguistics], but I thought I asked one?
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When should I use “convention tag” in EL&U?

I searched the convention tag, but the top google search result says, "the convention tag has no usage guidance." I have no idea which sense does this tag relate to. When should I use this tag?
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Post with grammar error is sad because it cannot be edited to be grammatical (status: by design?)

The following post needs an edit to fix two minor grammatical errors (I could have sworn those weren't there when I posted, but such is the way of the universe that it often fails to mimic the ...
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Is “none” singular or plural? - Is this truly a duplicate?

I have the same question as Is "none" singular or plural? How can I decide?, but it's closed as a duplicate to "None" as plural indefinite pronoun. The latter only concerns ...
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Is meme translation on topic?

My younger sibling sent me memes and i don't understand what ideas they would convey in normal english. Could I ask for a translation here? The emotion they are attempting to convey eludes me. At the ...
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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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How to get a count of the people who viewed my profile?

I do not wish to know the names as I respect privacy. I only want a count. How do I see that? I want to know how many people have actually been impressed enough with my answers to go and check my ...
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There are times when I can't see comments I have posted

Why do my comments sometimes seem to disappear or become invisible to me? Am I doing something wrong?
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Why are anonymous users allowed to edit questions?

Not really much to say here. I go to review an edit and then I see it is an anonymous user editing. Which most of these are crap compared to the others.
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Can I delete my own post with answers?

I want to delete my own post as a question, but when I try, it says " you can't answer a question that has answers" . Any idea how to do it?
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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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How is deletion policy applied?

A few days ago, I asked a question which got closed for being too basic. When I tried to improve it, it got silently deleted (which implies disappearing from historical records as well), apparently ...
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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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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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