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Merged questions with “bad” tags

Anent the Blacklist the [words] tag question, there are two questions that are tagged with the utterly useless words, but because they have been merged, the offending tag can't be edited out: What is ...
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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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Why was this question not automatically deleted?

I was reading up on the difference between whoever and whomever today and came across a question with zero net vote, and no answers. I thought that the periodic automatic deletion process would ...
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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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If the discussion has been moved to chat, what am I supposed to do?

It's the second time that I note the following flag, in the page to review flags. If the discussion has been moved to chat, what am I supposed to do? Does the flag means the discussion should be ...
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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 is the difference between the “history” and “historical-change” tags?

How does one decide which tag to use: History: Questions about the history and trends of the English language Historical Change: For questions about how the English language has changed over time. ...
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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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Are questions on dictionaries, corpora or other linguistic tools acceptable?

Recently I have realized I need some advice when choosing a dictionary, a corpus or any other tool assisting in language learning. I can find lists of them on the Internet, but it would be much better ...
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Obsolete flag after upvoting comment

I upvoted someone else's comment and later edited the answer that it was commenting on, making the comment obsolete. It doesn't seem possible for me to flag the comment now, but is it still possible ...
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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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How long does an account merge take?

Yesterday, I requested that two accounts (and their rep) be merged; I followed the procedure provided, including the final acknowledgement after activating the two links emailed to me. As of this ...
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Three SWRs suddenly closed for being POB

Yes, I am aware that many users including tchrist ♦, and perhaps eight of the nine EL&U mods, really dislike SWRs (Single Word Requests) but for a mod to shut all three questions as Primarily ...
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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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Why can't a user delete their own question that was just asked and has had no activity?

The reference for this is the question delete a question on here. Update 1: The actual answer seems to be that the user wasn't registered. However, this is not listed as a requirement on our question ...
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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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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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Reached Question Limit

Can someone tell me why I've reached my question limit on the English Stackexchange site? All my questions are generally positive. I suspect it's because I gave out a 50 rep bounty when I was low in ...
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How do I resolve the [onhold] status added to my question?

My question, "Quantification of Frequency Adverbs" - is marked as [onhold] with this info-box: put on hold as primarily opinion-based by tchrist, medica, choster, David M, MrHen 21 hours ago ...
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How do I withdraw a “very low quality flag” on an answer?

On reflection, I don't think the answer I flagged was VLQ. Not HQ by any means, but I was too harsh. I'd like to reverse the flag.
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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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Need help in understanding why my question was deleted

My question Modern politically correct English guide (10k only, screenshot below) was deleted. I am asking for help from the community here to understand why this question was deleted, and how I could ...
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By what criteria is a question considered “well-received”?

The notion of a "well-received" question is mentioned in several places on EL&U – such as in the qualifications for the "Curious", "Inquisitive", and "Socratic" Question Badges – but I've been ...
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On the main site, upvotes aren't giving a reputation change

I apologize for the small picture. There are some of my answers that have been up/down-voted (more up than down), but there is no "+#" next to my two most recent posts. One has 4 upvotes, the other ...
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Can't figure out how to apply tags on Main

I am brand new to Stack Exchange. I think I am being particularly thick & dense.. I just can’t work out how to ‘Apply a Tag’ to my question on The English Language & Usage Site? I did (...
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Is there a way of writing subscript in one's answer (or question)?

Is there a way to write subscript on EL&U?
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I want to delete an incomplete comment

I understand that comments may not be edited after some specific time limit. My problem is that I made a partial comment but was then defeated by my connection going down. Somewhere along the line ...
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My reputation has dropped 400 points all of a sudden. Can anyone tell me why?

Yesterday evening (GMT) my reputation dropped from 6650 to 6218 all of a sudden. Why?
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Synonym for the tag “adverb-position”

Can someone who has earned at least 5 points in questions tagged adverb-position, please suggest adverb-placement as its synonym. Or nominate the latter to substitute the former, I don't care which. I ...
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Many graphical items are not shown in the main site

Since the first moment I looked to questions on EL&U this morning, I noticed something was wrong. This is a screenshot for a random question on the main site. As you see, the page doesn't show ...
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Number of users who edit a question and CW questions

I am used to the fact that when 5 different users edit a question, that is automatically changed to a CW question. Is this still valid? Does the number of editors include also the OP?
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What happened to the bounty I placed on one of my questions?

I placed a bounty on one of my questions, expecting to select the bounty winner after the 1 week period had ended (assuming that this would allow everyone who might be interested to have a chance at ...
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Can an old account be 'merged' if it is no longer accessible by the user?

I am asking on behalf of someone who is locked out of their account due to problems with their Internet Provider and the fact that their email address is with said Provider. Is there any way to access ...
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Should/Can one upvote oneself?

The answer to the first part (Should) is obviously, "No!", but I'm reluctant to test the possibility for that very reason.
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Why is “@Commenter” being deleted? [duplicate]

When I "arrived" here the other day I followed the convention of starting a comment with a @ and the name of the person I am replying to etc., but lately this has not shown up on my comment. If I go ...
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Serial Upvoting

Nobody bothered to answer my edited question yesterday. So I'll write a new question but ask about the same things. In less than a month I have had rep points reversed three times. I'd like to know ...
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Statistics on the number of open questions

Are there any stats available on this site which list the total number of questions, the number of open questions, the number of open questions with at least one answer scored greater than 1, and so ...
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What is accept rate?

I keep on seeing percentage of accept rates beneath account info showing at answers or questions. what I don't get is, what are they? what do they do?
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Weird, unused chat room showing up

On the right-side menu of the main and meta sites, the list of chat rooms include an unused, weirdly-named room. I'm afraid it not of much used on the main page, and can even be confusing to users: ...
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I Edited Someone's Question Yesterday; Can I Find That Edit On My Network Activitiy Profile?

I don't recall the details. The question was at either ELL or ELU, and it included an example which was (I thought) incoherent. I made some little rearrangement of the words. I think the example ...
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Has EL&U more moderators than those in the list?

An answer to the question ( One word- someone so scare that he can't move) has been deleted by Mr. Robert Cartaino. Looking at his profile he appears to be a moderator to a numbers of different sites ...
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Delete [puzzle] tag

I just noticed there were 4 questions with puzzle. I think it's a worthless tag, so I removed it from those four questions. Assuming that's a sensible thing to have done, what needs to happen to get ...
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Where do I ask about adding a tag?

I thought it would be nice to have transformation added, and possibly linked to word-choice because sometimes I know a word and want to get it into another form. I don't know the word in the other ...
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What does “rejected” mean in the migrated page?

Looking at the statistics page for the migrated questions, I read the word rejected. Does that mean it is possible to reject a migration before it is done, or it is referring to the questions that ...
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Can I flag a single post multiple times?

Why can I flag something multiple times, and why can I get different results from each flag? I flagged a post one day, for "misinformation". Another day, while I was reviewing, I came to the same ...

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