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How do votes work on closed questions?

I'd been under the impression that once a question was closed, further voting was either not possible, or wouldn't affect reputation. But a couple of hours ago, someone upvoted my answer on Why does ...
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How was question 79065 deleted?

Just as a matter of curiosity, how was question #79065, Identifying the implied gender of nouns, deleted? So far as I recall, all other deleted questions I've looked at have a “deleted by” indication;...
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Two accounts from the same IP for different people?

My sister and I would like to have separate accounts. But I see that StackExchange allows only one account per IP address. In that case, how do we do it? We really don’t want to ask questions from the ...
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Why has my rep not increased?

I have 7 and 19 votes from "Man" is to "womanizer" as "woman" is to what? and Polite alternatives to "as soon as possible" respectively, but my points have ...
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Passed 10K but can't see “tools” button

Last week I passed 10K rep but the "tools" button hasn't yet appeared on the top menu bar. The bar has only the following buttons: | review | chat | meta | faq | However, I can see the tools page ...
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Can I replace the default edit summary of rollback with my own edit summary?

When I'am editing this question, can I replace the default edit summary with my own edit summary of rollback? What way should I do?
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How do I change the subcategory of a flag?

When I first encountered this question, it seemed like the ordinary struggles of a non-English speaker learning the language, so I flagged it to be migrated to ELL. As the original poster's comments ...
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Does deleting former posts add reputation?

I was disappointed to discover that my rep. had fallen from 11 down to 5. I'd appreciate if someone could help me out, thanks :)
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Finding a post: how do I do it?

I cannot find the thread in which it is written that past tense has a boundary and present perfect has no its boundaries. It is not the title, it is a part of the explanation. Please help me ...
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Why are some questions surrounded by a cream-coloured rectangular box? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Love seeing questions highlighted… but what is it? Why are some questions shaded green? Some questions are surrounded by a cream-coloured (darker than the website's ...
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Why are there some users that cannot be clicked on or viewed?

A number of time I've come across users with the same avatar, each of which cannot be viewed by me. It looks like Does this mean the question or user is from a different site? What's the deal?
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What is the daily limit for comment votes?

I just tried to vote a comment, but I got the following message. Daily vote limit reached; vote again in 8 hours. Does that mean there is a limit for the comment votes, or does the message simply ...
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Do suspended users see when they are suspended and how long they are suspended?

Do suspended users see the This account is temporarily suspended. message other users see? Do they also see when the suspension ends?
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My computer does bold on ELL but not on ELU

I have been "instructed" to come here and sort out my issue with bolding and italicizing text. Look at these words after the colon: just look. Do you see those terms, that is, "just look" in bold? I ...
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Do definition questions need an example sentence?

Do definition questions need an example sentence? Is there a term equivalent to 'mute' but at the level of 'lexis' e.g.. If not I just feel like it's a personal issue with me, even-...
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Chat: how do I use it right?

Now that I've figured out how to get to chat, I see that there's kind of a lot there. I see all sorts of weird things there. Before I ask about what's appropriate behavior, I'd like to know just how ...
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Tag-sorting in the review queues

As I currently write there are 100 odd questions to be reviewed in the close-vote queue. This is quite a lot, and it seems to me that reviewers are highly unlikely to try and clear this queue in one ...
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Do retags count as an edit?

For the badge "strunk and white", do retags count as an edit? Or is it necessary to change the letters in the title and the body?
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How exactly does EL&U “inbox” logic support @username?

Could one of the tech support guys (or anyone else who definitively knows) explain precisely how EL&U inbox works? Does having @username anywhere in comment text cause that comment to appear in ...
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Is the edit queue full?

I ask because I am not seeing an edit link on posts here on Meta.English. If it's not, why can't I suggest edits on Meta.English? I can do it on the main English.SE 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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How can I view the content of deleted chat rooms that are linked to in moderator comments?

According to Monica Cellio's Meta SE answer to Is chat room transcript link permanent? (from November 2017): rooms with little activity are auto-deleted, meaning that only users with high rep (10k ...
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What flag is appropriate for non-English, one-line answers?

In the past two days I have run across two one-line answers that were not in English. One appeared to be in Spanish, the other in Hindi (to the best of my ability to tell; I don't speak either ...
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Why am I getting 2 types of web pages (design-wise) on ELU?

I am getting 2 types of web pages for ELU on my android phone(s), one of which seems like the desktop version (see first image below) and the other looks like a mobile version (second image) The 2 ...
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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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Can the Community user correct the grammar?

I have noticed that the Community user edited a post to correct the grammar. Is that possible, or was that done by a real person?
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Slanty brackets

When using phonemic script, it customary to put the IPA inside slanting brackets, like this: /slɑ:nti brækɪts/ Unfortunately, these often seem to break across lines on SE posts, so we get the ...
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How do I invite a user to chat and mentioning user?

I had thought to chat with a specific user, but I don't see any way to invite anyone to chat, and I am wondering if using the @username formulation will cause a notification to appear in a user's ...
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Why can't I edit these closed questions?

I opened up the untagged tag to clear it out. I came across two question that I could not edit: Help with this strange wording “…on the wrong side of God” [closed] What is “Development of ...
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Make [term] and [terms] tags synonyms

Are the term and terms synonyms already? If not, maybe they should be made synonyms.
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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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Is it correct to use the tag “etymology” for set phrases, proverbs and sayings?

My understanding is that etymology refers only to the origin of words, while referring to proverbs/phrases and saying we would speak of their origin, not their etymology. The site etymology tag ...
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Why is deletion limited to 5 posts a day?

While doing some cleaning up on a number of old answers of mine the system blocked me after the fifth deletion. I have not been able to find this daily limit among the help center rules. Is it a ...
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My question got put on hold unfoundedly while three people agree that it is fine

My question got put on hold for "asking others to name a variable", which it does not. You could argue that the question at first was borderline rule-breaking, but the thing is that I edited the whole ...
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Need guidance on how to deal with review of flagged posts

I have recently gone over 2,000 rep, which means I can review flagged posts. I can barely understand some posts, and editing them to relevance is beyond me, but possibly not beyond some of the site's ...
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Open another question with the same title when the context is different?

Like in "Target" vs. "destination", I also have the question whether to choose target or destination, but in a different context. I am talking about a list on which someone enters ...
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Disassociate ID from one stack exchange site

I'd like to disassociate my ID from one particular stack exchange site (english.stackexchange) without affecting my other stack exchange profiles. Can this be done? How, if yes? Thanks!
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Is there a way to completely hide closed questions?

I keep finding myself reading questions only to notice later that they are closed. Is there a user-preference for hiding all [closed] questions?
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What happens when a not-nice flag on a comment is accepted?

Suppose User A gets carried away and writes a comment that is not in keeping with the "Be nice" mantra. Suppose User B flags it and the flag is deemed "helpful." User B can see a record of that by ...
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Merge [borrowing] into [loan-words]

It seems to me that borrowing should be a synonym of loan-words (which already has foreign-words as a synonym). I can't propose this, because I don't have enough reputation (do I need to reach the ...
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Determiner question

The question below seems to be very simple at first glance and swifty got closed: Are articles pronouns? However, the answer is not as clear as it seems at first glance. For those of us well ...
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Tag deletion request: [meanning]

There's only one question tagged meanning, it was probably a typo. Please change it to meaning.
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Does EL&U support an em-dash or en-dash

I'm able to paste an em-dash character. But I was wondering if there's a way to place an em-dash or an en-dash into an answer? The tag &endash; doesn't work. I could not find them among the ...
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Are there any fake hats?

Would the SE team possibly include any fake hats to throw us off? I was trying to figure out which hat to earn next and didn't want to spend my time on a hat that was just there as a tease.
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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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Is posting an embedded image as part of the answer (e.g. for a word definition) against the site rules?

I'm not asking about the pros and cons of this (that's a different question) but rather simply whether or not this is permitted. If it is explicitly permitted or disallowed, please provide a ...
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Closure of questions under the Legal tag? Please reopen?

I'd be grateful to be advised and enlightened on the closure of Question on “subject to being disproved by the person accused”. I've only been interested in apprehending this sentence in the context ...
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Should my name be appearing when I flag a question, and it is closed?

I flagged a question as being not a real question: But, at the question, my username does not appear; is this a bug, or do I not have enough rep?
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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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Seeking for clarification: Does my question actually comply with the category of primarily opinion-based?

I have a question about my English Language & Usage Stack Exchange post: A question about the proper usage of articles In my post I sought for comments about a grammatical aspect of a statement; ...