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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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What's the bare minimum I need to add to this answer to meet specs?

I wrote an answer which is, I am told, "not in compliance with local attribution guidelines." What, if anything, do I need to do to this answer to bring it up to code? Do I really have to add "...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to re-tag a question?

This page says: Click the retag menu option under the post. But the only options I see are link, edit and flag. Where am I going wrong?
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How long should I wait for my avatar to update?

I updated my avatar at gravatar about 16 hours ago. It has not updated here yet. This is what it should look like: You can see what it actually looks like next to my post. How long should I have to ...
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Is it possible to see the real time number of users and stuff?

Is there any way to see kind of basic data of this site, for example, the real time number of users, the time zone distribution of the number, the weekly distribution? If I can do that, I might be ...
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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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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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Are questions asking definitions about tech stuff on-topic?

I want to ask what the difference is in common English usage between two particular words having to do with Internet browsers.
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Meaning of [Correspondence] tag?

What is the meaning of the tag correspondence?
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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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Can this question be salvaged?

I read what I thought was an interesting question, which got what I thought was an answer-material comment. The question had one close vote, but seemed to be in a bit of a gray area. I edited the ...
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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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