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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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Should I downvote multi word answers on single-word-requests?

Reading through single-word-requests questions I often notice that a lot of the answers are not 'single word'-answers. Instead they give a combination of words describing the requested topic. Some ...
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Has traffic on ELU decreased recently?

Is it just a personal impression or after the implementation of the new layout on ELU traffic both in terms of question and answers is well below average? I realize it is just a few days but views on ...
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What is the purpose of the “disciplined” badge?

Which type of behavior is the "disciplined" badge trying to promote? Why users who deleted their own posts, which had a score of at least three, would get a badge?
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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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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 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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What happens to bounties where the user who posted the only eligible answer deletes their account?

I recently posted a small bounty on a question. So far, the bounty hasn't attracted much attention, and my current bet is it still won't before the bounty expires. There was an existing answer on ...
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How can a user with only one rep offer a bounty of one hundred?

This question offers a bounty of 100 and the user has a grand total of one point. I'm sure there is an obvious reason and I am sure I shall kick myself when I am told. But how does this work, exactly ...
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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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How can I understand why an edit does not get accepted and a question does not get re-opened?

How can I understand why an edit does not get accepted and a question does not get re-opened? A few weeks ago I had edited the closed question Is it “re-offend” or “reoffend”? in order to make it a ...
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Why is this question listed under the unanswered questions?

In Unanswered Questions there is an answered question. Why is it there? Can we get a fix, if this isn't intended?
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A question about “people reached”

The system tells me I have 'reached' about half a million people on EL&U in 21 months, which is quite a remarkable figure. Can anyone tell me if this is done on the basis of IP addresses, that is ...
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Where possible harrasment is at play is it possible to identify all past comments from a user

Greetings fellow ELU enthusiasts! For some many months now, it seems a particular user here, has nothing better to do with their time, than follow me around on ELU and comment whenever they get the ...
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Could anyone please provide me a feedback on my effort to improve my question?

I have a question about my English Language & Usage Stack Exchange post: When do I use each word? Notes, notices, updates, status, releases, announcements? I asked this question, and it got ...
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Answers as comments

OK, so I'm new here, and I don't necessarily know my way around, but: It strikes me that on a lot of questions, people will answer the question, but post their answer as a comment to the question. ...
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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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Please Justify This Deletion

I would like someone that has the ability to see the reasoning for this answer deletion to try to explain why it was deleted. Here I realize this is often an emotionally charged topic, and I suspect ...
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What am I to do now I've gotten all the rewards?

I've spent the last hour repeatedly clicking my mouse to mine all the coins. I have now opened all of the unicorn rewards. What am I to do with my life now? I am getting unicorn withdrawal symptoms. ...
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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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Would such a question be kosher or should it be flagged?

Here's a hypothetical situation. Suppose someone asks a question requesting traditional regional synonyms for gay/homosexual, many of which are hurtful, and there's no discernible intellectual reason ...
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Tag synonym suggestion: semantics <- semantic

semantics has 73 questions, semantic has three.
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What's the site policy for serial downvoters? [duplicate]

If users detect the presence of serial downvoters on ELU how should they behave? Are they supposed to post comments to the downvoters telling them to refrain from their improper activity or should ...
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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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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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What is the meaning of the numbers shown in the dialog to vote to close a question as duplicate?

When I vote to close a question that is duplicating another one, I get a list of questions with some numbers. What is their meaning?
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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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Closing a question: How are migration possibilities determined?

I was going to put a close vote with suggestion to migrate to writers.se on this question here (about the use of names in formal writing), but when I tried to cast the close vote, the only target for ...
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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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Any book or PDF for over 300 single-worded prepositions

Recently, I came to know that there are 336 prepositions in English via reading an OUP blog: ... . And now the lowly preposition is finally getting the attention it deserves with The Preposition ...
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How do I edit what information is collected about me by SE cookies?

How can users edit what information is collected about them by SE, in particular information collected about them when they are NOT on EL&U: If you use the Stack Overflow Network, both Stack ...
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What happened to the sidebar's chatroom link?

What happened to the "# People Chatting" box in the sidebar? Meta still has it: but it seems to have disappeared from the main site. Is this a temporary glitch? (I'm aware of the "chat" link in the ...
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What is meant by the tag “reference”?

The reference tag has no description yet. Is it intended to be used for a question that asks for a reference where one might learn more about a certain topic, or document one's intuitive ...
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What information does SE collect about users exactly?

Does Stack Exchange collect information about what EL&U users browse when they are not on the Stack Exchange site? Is this information sold or passed on to third parties? If for example, a user ...
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Merge [history] and [historical-change] tags

There are several tags that are associated with the background of a word: [etymology] [origin-unknown] [phrase-origin] [history] [historical-change] But for historical-change, both the definition ...
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How did I earn “Edit community wikis” privilege

I just noticed that I was recently (yesterday) given the "Edit community wikis" privilege. The description about the "Edit community wikis" privilege says that the privilege is given when the user ...
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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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Is it because of insufficient reputations that “reopen” button under closed questions cannot be seen?

A new user with reputation less than 50 told me that she can see no "reopen" button under a particular closed question. Is it because of insufficient reputations that "reopen" button under closed ...
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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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When and why will my stuff get deleted? (if it will be)

I really like this website and use it regularly. I have posted a lot of questions and I have attached some pictures to them as well. People on this website have given very good and useful answers to ...
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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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How was an OED page made available free of charge?

I have access to OED through the public library system of the UK and I am aware that others without subscriptions cannot verify my citations. There is a comment on the second answer to this question ...
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Are most of the people who answer our English questions native English speakers?

I'm learning English and facing many sentences which I can't understand, so I post here. When I read the answers I suppose that the person who answers is a native English speaker so I accept his ...
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And finally the race is on

After recent debates here on Meta about the opportunity to elect new moderators I see that a decision has been made and, as they say, now the race is on to be elected. It is the first time I have a ...
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Possible database problems!

The following question was attributed to me, but it is not mine (it is not my writing style, nor was I using this web site back in November 2010; in fact, I only started using this web site within the ...
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Answer I was going to award the bounty to disappeared

Addressing a formal letter to multiple people with unknown names I set a bounty on that question. User @JOSH wrote an answer, which I was going to award the bounty to. There were two parts to his ...
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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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Speaking of comments

I've seen that usually a number of 30 comments calls for removal, why not this time? Please move to chat the extremely long trails of comments posted under this question and its main answers.
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Chat: How do I get to it?

I keep seeing people say in comments 'let's take this to chat' or 'this would be better in chat' But I don't know how to get to there. I've looked all over the FAQ and it mentions chat ...
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Is exchanging emails and/or posting links to personal blogs and/or sites allowed?

If, say, I wanted to continue a discussion of someone's question or answer in my personal blog or through email: would I be allowed to post a link? Or, alternatively, if I wanted to get in touch with ...