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Ways to improve reputation that aren't asking or answering? [duplicate]

I would like to have two more reputation points (I have 48 reputation points now) so I can comment on other people's posts here as I need 50 reputation points in order to comment everywhere. But, 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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Please reopen “much of the same” vs “much the same”

I've since emended the question. https://english.stackexchange.com/q/185214/50720 @MattEllen: I had intended the topic sentence to be my question: 'What are the similarities and differences?' Sadly, ...
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How to reopen closures with fewer than 5 votes?

The following both involved the participation of moderator KitFox, so would five reopen votes still be needed or simply the number that closed? https://english.stackexchange.com/q/185219/50720 was ...
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Suspensions That Are Too Harsh

I have a feeling this question will get a lot of downvotes... Here it goes. The other day, I received an e-mail from moderation saying that my account had been suspended for seven days. Because of ...
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Why can't I edit any questions anymore? Is it a bug or…?

It has happened for me after creating sexist-language tag and being approved as a new tag. The edit option under all questions has been inactive for me. I wanted to add an explanation and found this ...
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Making Latin etymology on-topic

English consists mostly of borrowings. Therefore, there is almost no etymology in English itslelf and my questions on the etymology of English words are always stopped by "that is beyond the scope of ...
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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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Why is the following answer converted into a comment?

Why is the following answer being converted into a comment? "See the FAQ" someone said to me; but in the FAQ I found nothing! Can anybody express a possible explanation? -- Prepositions pose ...
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Will you please insist on explanations for down-voting? [duplicate]

Without explanation, a down-vote can be very like a slap round the back of the head… painful but in no way useful. With explanation, a down-vote can be very useful. It would be in no way necessary to ...
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References At Bottom Of Answer? [duplicate]

I have been told that users are required to cite sources to prove our answers, but a) barely anyone I've seen does this and can get away with it and b) what if there are no quality websites explaining ...
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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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Please reopen the “wont” question

The question has been edited and it appears to be on topic now. OP is simply asking if "wont" is an acceptable wariant of "won't" and if , possibly, there are difference in that respect in AmE vs BrE....
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Why was my suggestion to a new user to visit ELL deleted?

I advised a new user to consider also ELL for his posts. In his META post OP observed that : We're supposed to be providing research, but sometimes the points within a post are so obvious that ...
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Question about homicidal tendencies

Should this new question new OP be forwarded to authorities?
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What should one do when one is being trolled?

Sometimes, power gets to people's heads. Certain members here have been monitoring my questions, answers and comments closely. My crime? I believe that humor a) makes people happy b) helps the ...
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Google is a Lexicon, How Do You Like Those Apples?

I'm writing today to debunk the libelous myth you stipulated without citing a single source. I heard back from the OED, Please see link below. Upon noticing drastic differences between Google ...
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Why is the establishment allowed to stifle my ability to campaign?

In this question, the following verbiage was repeatedly removed -- this inhibited my ability to answer the question. We all know Evan Carroll isn't yet a moderator on English.StackOverflow, but he ...