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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-...
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How do I insert IPA text in a question on this site? [duplicate]

I've tried preparing my question in a Word document, inserting IPA characters as appropriate, but when I paste the text into the 'Ask Question' box, the text reverts to ordinary script. E.g., a ...
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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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Is there a way I can view the sum of my theoretical meta rep?

I know I can do a query, but that only updates every month or so, and right now it's stuck at 70, which doesn't help. I could also do the math, looking at this page (133 total), but that could ...
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What does flagging a post because it has more than 20 comments mean?

I noticed that a post has been flagged, from the Community user I guess, because it had more than 20 comments. What is the purpose of that flag, and what should be done in such cases?
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Where can I get a small text proofread? [duplicate]

I've just discovered this site hoping someone could proofread a small description of my new open-source project. However the FAQ specifically disallows it. Would anyone kindly point me to site that ...
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Another epic question locked

The most famous covfefe question, with nearly half a million views, has also been locked. Though I have no qualms about its being locked, I wonder why in this case, unlike the “yellow ax” locked ...
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What is the best advice for a new user who created two accounts?

From time to time, we see a new question from a new user like this one, passive vs active treatment. When asked to include more context or clarify some points, (s)he posts an answer using a ...
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Reputation is not being updated [duplicate]

This question got me 11 up votes but the reputation was not added. What can be the issue?
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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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Which character is ’?

I have had a post of mine edited, where words like doesn't and it's were replaced by doesn’t and it’s. The new apostrophe is not ' (the same button as ") and it is not ` (the same button as ~). I've ...
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Ability to protect questions on Meta and Main

I recently passed 15k, and apparently that gives me an extra privilege. I can see that I can do that in Meta: But I don't seem to be able to do that on the main site: Have I misinterpreted ...
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Reputation by graph bug

On the reputation page, if you choose to view the reputation by graph, two graphs show up. Beneath the lower one it says: select an area by dragging across the lower chart I can't seem to ...
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Did some of my answers recently get deleted?

I did a rep recalc yesterday (for the first time in three days) and lost 55 rep. Curious, I found that my number of answers in my profile page went down by 4. Putting 55 and 4 together, I came up ...
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how am I notified when someone has responded on meta.english.stackexchange.com

Is my meta.english.stackexchange.com site related to my english.stackexchange.com site? I've had responses on meta.english.stackexchange.com but its not showing up at all (I do not know why someone ...
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Review my writing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What questions are on-topic and off-topic here? Can I ask the community to help me find errors in a text/sentence? Would English SE be a good place to post a paragraph or ...
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Question view count

Sometimes I notice that the number of views for a question I asked is 1, right after I posted the question. Does the view count include also me?
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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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Reopened: “…word for those random spots/patterns you see when you enter your home after playing outside on a sunny day?”

I had posted this question today: Is there a word for those random spots/patterns you see when you enter your home after playing outside on a sunny day? It was marked as duplicate by Mari Lou A and it ...
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I have a recording 1) How do I upload it onto ELU?

The recording is circa five minutes long, it's between me and my companion. I suppose I could transcribe the entire script but 1) it would become tedious to read 2) it would take too long for me, ...
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Questions as to the preposition on

How to find out what questions have been asked concerning the prepositon on? Clicking on the tag preposition does not give any results.
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How to (if at all) undo a close vote?

If a question was voted to close in error, is it possible to reverse the vote? Sometimes it may so happen that an incorrect reason-for-closing was selected. Very rarely, vote to close could have ...
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What is association bonus and when do we get it [duplicate]

A few days ago i got +100 Association Bonus, does anybody know what is it? when do we get this? is there a rule or something?
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Missing Rep and Edit Privilege — Lost & Not Found

Yesterday I crossed the 2,000 rep point and was notified that I have therefore earned the privilege of editing posts without the need for peer review. Now I find the rep is 1,893 after having ...
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Why was this question closed?

The question in question: What is a less offensive synonym for "hypocrite"? It was closed as "not constructive." (it also got downvoted). Why? There's a fairly similar question that not ...
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How can Community offer bounties

Why does American English pluralize certain singular nouns? has an open bounty of +500 from the Community. How does that work?
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Where is the chat?

I don't know if someone asked this (I checked and it seems not so) and I just noticed that the chat button is no longer there. There is this "Blog" button instead with the "new" badge next to it. ...
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Discrepancy between total and yearly reputation count

I joined english.stackexchange in May 2011 and my overall reputation now is 884. But if I check my reputation for the year, it is only 768. Is there any reason for this. Since I joined english....
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How do I reverse an erroneous downvote?

I downvoted Karl's answer to this question through carelessness and ignorance, but I can't now reverse my vote. Is there any way round this? I'm still (forelornly, it seems) hoping for more feedback ...
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Batch retagging from singular to plural

A month ago, I asked if we should prefer singular or plural in tag names. Plural seems to come out as the clear favourite among those who have any opinion on the matter. Therefore, I'd like to ...
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Delete the tag “present”

The tag is not used for any questions; it should be deleted. If we are going to use the tag present-tense, then present should be a synonymous of present-tense.
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Why there's no box (for me) to answer a question? [duplicate]

I am relatively new in this forum but I have already 101 reputation points from other stackexchange sites. There's no absolutely no help in this subject! Reference: The above problem regards a ...
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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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Do we have a canonical post on the pronunciation rules for the /s, z/ possessive clitic?

I've seen many questions asking about the punctuation of words ending in possessive S. There are also many questions asking about the pronunciation of possessive S when a noun already ends in an S. ...
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Why was my question on neologisms put on hold?

I asked one simple question and my question was put on hold. Nobody answered it and the moderator says that it will generate opinion. I doubt that. On the contrary, I have received 4 upvotes, so ...
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How to initiate reopen voting after editing a question to clarify its meaning? [I don't have enough rep to vote to reopen.]

What to call women whose husbands are biological brothers? This recent question by a new member was put on hold as unclear, and I edited the question to clarify the meaning. The edit took effect ...
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Technical question: Why is the default footnote type so tiny?

As a compulsive footnote reader, I wish the default footnote font was larger. See, for example, the footnote in this good answer: What do you call someone who is good at everything? If a footnote is ...
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Techniques to automate quoting from sources

One of the tedious tasks one takes on when answering questions here is citing from online dictionaries. Since we're encouraged to provide more than a simple link we find ourselves performing little ...
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Difference between Symbol and Symbols

These two are suspected duplicate tags, symbol and symbols. Please check.
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Is this automatically added text, or are 10K users able to see flags for which a text has been provided?

One of the flagged posts shows the following text: Is it an automatically added text, or are 10k users able to see flags for which additional text has been provided?
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On a CW question edited by more users, and with a score of ten, who gets the “Nice Question” badge?

The question What are some slang words for "police" in countries besides the US? has a score of ten, and it has been edited from three users. Who gets the "Nice Question" badge? Is it given ...
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When is a flag marked as “disputed”?

How much users does a flag need, before it is marked as disputed? Which flags are marked as disputed? Suppose that a user flags an answer as "not an answer," and I mark it as invalid; then X users ...
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Is the review page visible to all the users?

Is the review page visible to all the users?

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