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Partly link-only answer persists

The question: What do the seasons mean? requires an answer of four parts. Two of the parts do not make any sense to me (unless I visit the out-of-the-site link the poster urges me to). Especially ...
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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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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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Used up all my votes, but no Vox Populi badge?

Twice since joining this site I have used up all my votes in a day. I thought this should have earned me the Vox Populi badge, but it has not. Is this a bug, or do I misunderstand the badge ...
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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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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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What is the parenthetical number indicative of?

This seems to only show up on spam flags that are pending review. What does the parenthetical number next to the offending post's title indicate?
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What should I do to merge my two accounts?

Accidentally, I now have two accounts for english.stackexchange.com, this one and an unregistered one. Is it possible to merge the two accounts into either one?
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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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How do I find a list of closed questions at EL&U?

Simply put, I should like to see whether there is any closed question that has something in it meriting a reopen vote. How do I find the list of closed questions here?
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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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Will I be getting older on my profile here automatically?

Will my "age" value be changing every year in my profile or I would have to change it manually every my birthday?
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How can you search pronunciations of words on Youtube?

I'm not sure this is on-topic, but I'm giving it a shot because it's a useful tool in hearing how different people pronounce words. There was a site I used to use where I could type in a word into a ...
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Closed as dupe points to closed as too broad

Closed as dupe points to closed as too broad. How is that helpful to anyone? My knee-jerk reaction is to vote to reopen the more recent one. Any better ideas? Example: Not a jack of all trades! i ...
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Creating a new tag and changing/deleting it, reputations to create a tag seems too low

It seems obvious that either the OP of this question, "Secretariat" vs. "Directorate" created the tag or another user created it and it has been abandoned. What's the right ...
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Does EL&U frown or ban certain topics?

I recently asked and self-answered a question about a racist slang term (Q) because I wanted the term documented for the record. The question was initially poorly received (score -3), though the ...
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Why does an edit have to be at least 6 characters? [duplicate]

The 6-character minimum requirement for edits means that you can't fix spelling errors in a post. What is the reasoning behind this?
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How do you delete or undo a flag? [duplicate]

I made a mistake. I flagged a post I shouldn't have. It's not the end of the world, presumably the moderator will see it was a poor judgement call (I hope) but why can't I "go back" and delete my flag?...
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answer to an “old” question: how to get it noticed?

Are there ways of attracting attention to a new answer - which you think worthwhile – to an old question?
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What happened to the blog post “Closing questions: how do we compare?”

What happened to the blog post Closing questions: how do we compare? from February 2013? I have found a link to this blog post on another meta where it was mentioned as a source of an interesting ...
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Vote counts for all my comments

Is there a page where I can find all my comments along with their vote count?
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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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What does the number that appears to the right of the “tools” link mean?

I saw that to the right of the "tools" link was shown a number in a yellow background, but when I clicked on it, I have been taken to the flags page, and the page was empty. What does that number ...
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The links posted under a question are split on two lines

See Do we need the "foreign" tag? The links that I see under that question are split on two lines. It happened after I voted to close my question as it is not relevant, now that there are ...
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Why was my question closed?

I am referring to my question here. Within minutes of posting the question it was closed, and I am still confused about why. There are the comments: Maybe it's me, but I don't see the question ...
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Is there a way to search questions that have been recently asked without getting old but recently modified ones?

The Questions link lists both the questions that has been recently asked, and old questions that have been recently edited. Is there a way to get only the recently asked questions?
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When considered writing an answer to a question, do I have a responsibility to search for duplicates before answering?

Recently a question came up as to whether it's our responsibility to look for previously answered questions on our sister site, English Language Learners. The consensus was no. But someone commented ...
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How do I add a red title to a link in a comment?

Presently I can only paste a URL into a comment and the word processor chooses what title to say in red. How do I add my own title to the link ?
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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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Can we reopen this question, please?

Are "whores" and "horse" homophones? The question linked to above is interesting for phoneticians and other linguists because, surprisingly perhaps, there is very unlikely to be ...
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(Possible incorrect location) Duplicate question incorrect duplicate

So the other day I asked Term for situation where alternative choice is not really one and it was marked as a duplicate of another, however the duplicate doesn't correctly answer the question. A ...
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How does one actually disagree when reviewing an item?

When performing review tasks an option appears saying, "Flag or disagree..." but no option to disagree exists. For example if a question has been flagged as "not an answer" or "very low quality" I ...
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Is http://www.tinyguru.com violating EL&U (or YOUR) copyright?

Apparently Is http://englishqna.blogspot.com violating EL&U (or YOUR) copyright? was successful. Enough of us were prompted to file DMCA complaints with Google, and that "scraper" website was ...
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How to fork or migrate a question?

I would like to post my question at both English.Stackexchange.com and Linguistics.Stackexchange.com. I think that the question, How do I write certain IPA sounds using Gregg Shorthand? (reposted: ...
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Asking questions similar to this, to build up knowledge

I just recently asked Word-type in this sentence. I don't want to flood english.stackexchange without asking first. I wanted to know if it would be okay to continue asking questions similar to this? ...
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Links to Facebook and Twitter

Sometimes I am invited to post a link to my answer to Facebook and Twitter and other times I am not. What decides?
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I can't log in to chat

I keep getting this error: Your login data seems too old; please log in to any StackExchange site, possibly logging out before. I have cleared my cookies, and logged in and out of EL&U several ...
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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 ...