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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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Move a question about hyphens and dashes from graphicdesign.stackexchange.com

Few days ago I asked a question whether to use the hyphen or the en dash in cases like Anglo-Saxon England and The Washington–Moscow hotline on https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/. https://...
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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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Why does it say “Sorry, we can't accept this question”?

I've tried asking a question but the page shows the message: Sorry, we can't accept this question. Here are the exact characters typed into the textbox: Question Title: what's a consumer-tech ...
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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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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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How can you earn more than 200 reputation in a day?

I couldn't find the answer anywhere. I know that the FAQ states a user is only able to earn 200 reputation per day. However, some users receive slightly more on some days, as evidenced by their ...
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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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How can I delete my account?

I want to delete my account, but can't find an option to do so. What is the procedure for this?
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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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Dictionary for ELU

There are too many questions, mostly asked by first time users, for which the answers are just synonyms. I know that the users are not allowed to ask questions for which they can get the answer just ...
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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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Post disappeared, no indication given

I had recently made a post (link here) and came to check the status of it. According to the page, it's been deleted for moderation reasons. Apparently things are deleted when they are 'extremely off ...
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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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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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How do I thank an editor?

A user edited my post in a very constructive way. I wanted to say "thank you", privately, without taking up bandwidth in the comments section. The user does not have an email address in the info ...
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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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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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Linked question is absent in “This question already has answers here” banner [duplicate]

I came across this question: Should personal pronouns always be placed at the end of a list? This question was closed eight years ago as duplicate of some other question. That question is not visible. ...
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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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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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Has the voting quota changed recently, or am I simply voting more?

For the last two or three days in a row, I've gotten a message that I've reached my daily voting limit. I don't remember ever seeing this message before (well, maybe once, a while ago?), so I'm ...
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Please reopen What does “mode” mean in “modal verb”?

Why was https://english.stackexchange.com/q/186168/50720 closed as off-topic by members of the community? Maybe different members have a different view on this. My trouble is summarised by Professor ...
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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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Use of LaTeX (MathJax) in E.L.U

I have noticed that it not not possible to use MathJax (LaTeX) in E.L.U., while this is indeed possible in other sites of StackExchange. Is there any particular reason why the use LaTeX (MathJax) is ...
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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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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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