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Is it possible to view our flag weights?

Where can I view my flag weight? I want to make sure that I am flagging correctly.
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How to see the most recent questions?

On other sites I see buttons/tabs for Newest, Frequent, Votes, Active, and Unanswered. I thought I used to see similar on EL&U also. Now I see only Active, Featured, Hot, Week, and Month. What ...
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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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Am I being robbed of my rightful review queue badges?

I've never really taken much notice of "review queue progress" (or badges in general, to be honest). But I just realised that although several other users have a steward gold badge (for completing at ...
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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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What to do when my question is unanswerable [duplicate]

I posted a question with a single-word-request, and although I got multiple answers, it became clear that no such word exists. Now, I'm unsure what to do with my question. Do I pick the answer that ...
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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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Is it okay to request a status completed tag?

I sometimes custom flag questions, asking a moderator to mark it status completed, because I believe the question served it's purpose, and most moderators mark my flag helpful, and actually add the ...
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Can we change the linked-to question here, folks?

This question here was rightly closed as a duplicate: Which is grammatically correct: "There is tea and juice" or "There are tea and juice"? It has currently been linked to the ...
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Comment threads that make no sense

I am fairly new to SE and ELU(less than a month old). While going through some questions and answers, I spotted a few comments that made absolutely no sense to me. Comments that appear to at-mention ...
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How can I delete an “accepted answer”?

I tried to delete the linked "answer" but failed as it was accepted. There are some comments I can't take any more and I would like to delete it. Your help will be much appreciated.
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Can a user award half their bounty after being AWOL?

Scenario: A user fixes a sizeable bounty on a question then real life intervenes and that user is absent for a week or more. At the end of the bounty period the system kicks into action and awards ...
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How to migrate a question to ELL [duplicate]

This question has been put on hold as being too basic and thus off-topic. I would like to vote for this question to be migrated to ELL rather than deleted, but the only three options I see in "flag" ...
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Are questions asking about the structure of sentences too broad?

I recently asked this question: Parts of speech and functions: "Bob made a book collector happy the other day" The question asks for the structure of the sentence: Bob made a book ...
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Is it possible to edit a moderator attention flag

I flagged a question, intending to suggest it be moved to the language learners site but realized after I submitted it that I had typed "ELU" instead. I did not see anywhere I could edit my flag ...
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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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Citation/attribution for quote in blockquote on ELU

As a matter of longstanding practice, and supported by W3C's draft HTML5 specs, along with my own sense of 'the rightness of things', I place citations/attributions outside of blockquotes. Blockquotes,...
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Seeing the reason behind close votes

I wanted to review a first post, and noticed that there were already a few close votes on it. As I don't see anything outstanding that would warrant closing the question, but I don't do review that ...
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Information about info pages!

Have the info pages been introduced recently? (or have I failed to see them so far?).
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Strange numbering

Is this in the docs? I began this with "7." (seven dot) but it came out as "1." instead. I'm guessing the software thinks I am starting a numbered list, and requires me to start with 1 and not 7. ...
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Why is this question locked?

What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them? If it's not a good question for the site, why isn't it closed? I'd like to vote, at least. Maybe I ...
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On the main site, why are some user names pink?

I have noticed that on the main site, some of the usernames shows in pink, while others are in red. Here is an example: As you can see here, the users Simchona and FumbleFingers' names are in pink, ...
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Why was the following question deleted?

The question An idiom for using power of position to get things done looks clear and provides a sample sentence where to use the expression requested. It got four decent answers and a few upvotes, so ...
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What is the purpose of this site?

Is this site entirely for the purpose of picking the right words for sentences or passages, or are other things allowed? I ask because I looked over the tour and the link I was shown about the scope ...
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Can you please move this question to english.stackexchange.com?

I accidently posted this question on stackoverflow and got a good answer there; it wouldn't be fair toward the answerer to delete it. It is already closed, but I think it would still be good to have ...
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How the heck do you do superscript (and subscript)?

I have been trying to reformat a recent post which calls for superscript to a footnote, and I will be danged if I can see how to do it without getting into (sup) with the little wedgie thingies — ...
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Are bounty points deducted on account deletion?

If I give bounty points for a question and then I delete my account in the future will those bounty points be lost by the answerer when my account is deleted ?
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Is this another “yellow ax” case?

This recent highly controversial question appears to offer more personal impressions on how the object in question is called rather than a definitive answer. Though AmE users appear to agree on a ...
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Not receiving any reputation from my answer being upvoted

This has happened to me before, but I never reported it, because I was busy, but now it felt like a good time. I'm attaching a screenshot, which you can also see in full size. As you can see, my ...
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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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Amount of reputation gained for one vote

How much reputation do you gain for upvotes in questions or answers? How much rep do you gain for different types of badges? Is there a place that tells you all this?
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Is there a rule against posting the same answer on two duplicate questions?

I posted an answer that got a lot of votes. Now the question has been marked a "duplicate", and may be in danger of closing. Would it be alright if I copy and paste my own happily successful answer to ...
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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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Is “kviews” intentional?

Is the "kviews" in the image below (far right, under 3) intentional? I'm fairly certain it's not suggesting 3,000 views. Right?
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Declined flags on closed questions

Why are some flags declined when the question is being closed anyway? Is there a set of rules to decide if each flag was helpful when closing? Since the flag drew attention to a question that needed ...
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Should I delete a question if I made a crucial error in it?

Should I delete my question, Description for a verbal tic that is vernacular among young people in the U.S? Should I post a new one? Should I rewrite the original one? I made an important mistake ...
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getting questions questioned shouldn't be so easy…answered shouldn't be so hard

I am new to this site. I wanted to ask a valid question. I doctored the question repeatedly in order to get seemingly errant "quality" messages to stop. Finally succeeded. But then the "no user name" ...
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What tag to use when asking what word or expression is appropriate to express an idea?

I just asked this question: What is a word or expression to describe anxiety about the passing of time? It's my first question on English SE, though I am a long-time StackOverflow user, so I ...
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How to leave a comment to Locked Post? OR: please unlock this question

There is a locked question where I would like to leave a comment ("I think this question would work well at Language Learners Beta; if you repost there, please notify me"). I can't leave a comment ...
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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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Duplicate Question — Already Been Answered

I was under the impression that "marked as duplicate--this question already has an answer" meant that OP's question had not only elicited an answer or answers, but elicited one that satisfied the OP ...
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Why I lost my 'question'?

I have posted a question regarding cockney some while ago. As a learner, I always need the history of my posts, including the answers and responses so I can make sort of review about my progress. Now,...
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Too many up-votes (Again, fourth time lucky?)

Somebody out there in ELU land likes me. Which is really nice but this is getting a bit over-the-top. I'm getting a flood of up-votes in rapid succession, one after another. Take a look at my ...
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How do they make bold-type letters in comments?

How do they make letters in bold in comments? I see bold type in comments every now and then. It's very useful, but I don't know how to do it.
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How long should I keep my questions un-closed?

How long should I keep my questions un-closed? I've already got some answers, but some interesting comments and even some additional answers are still arriving and I wouldn't want that to stop. On ...
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creepy black boxes in question

On the active page, I see little black boxes instead of…what? It didn't help that Emily's avatar is almost black too, but once inside... Is this black box supposed to be a glyph or an emoji? I am ...
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How do I initiate a vote to migrate a question to ELL

I have asked the following question regarding the need to migrate more 'beginners type' questions to ELL. Too few questions being migrated to ELL? A senior member suggested that when I came across ...
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Why was this flag declined?

I flagged an answer as 'spam', because the content was something like I am Jeff. Jeff Jeff Jeff. etc The post was deleted - yet my flag was declined. Why? For 10k+ers: Short-sighted and Near-...