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Help regarding logging in to chat.

I can't seem to log into chat, and according to the Login help, it is because my HTTP cookies aren't enabled. Where can I find these cookies and how do I enable them? (Sounds like a stack overflow ...
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How to delete own answer

I remember seeing comments against answers advising users that they can delete their own posts (regardless of reason). When I check my own answers, I do see a delete option; however, when I hover ...
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Can you start a bounty on a question that already has an accepted answer?

Can you start a bounty on a question that already has an accepted answer if you feel that your answer to the question is better than the one that was accepted?
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I'm unable to edit my profile

I'm trying to complete my profile, since I've been led to believe I will earn another badge by doing so... So I go to the "edit profile & settings" page and add a few simple text-only things (...
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Can questions on meta earn the It’s Always 5 O’Clock Somewhere hat?

If one were to ask a question on meta when it's 17:01 on Friday somewhere in the world (say, Bangkok), which is subsequently upvoted, would it be hatworthy?
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Is there a way to upload the corrected, new question after deleting a question because I needed to correct it?

I deleted my question because I needed to re-write it. I tried to upload a new one, but the site tells me it's a duplicate, showing the deleted one with an undelete button for someone who wants to ...
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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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Why can I only propose migration to meta? [duplicate]

I saw a question that really belonged on another stack exchange site, but when I tried to flag it as needing migration, the only option I had was to select migration to meta. So, I didn't flag it. ...
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Content dispute

I was wondering if some kind soul could explain: What is a 'content dispute'? How are content disputes resolved? How long should a content dispute be expected to take to resolve? Are there any other ...
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How to get a question reopened after it has been rephrased?

I would like to ask the high brow folks to take a look at a question that was closed. I have rephrased it, added some arguments and flagged it, but it hasn't been evaluated so far. What else should ...
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Use of notes in ELU [duplicate]

I am quite new to this site and so far I am appreciating the help I receive . I have a question about the use of notes and I am sorry if I am asking something that is taken for granted by more ...
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Should the typography tag and typesetting tag be merged?

I don’t understand why there is a typesetting tag that is distinct from a typography tag. Is there any good reason for those to be separate? If not, I would like to propose that they please be ...
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Is saying thank you in this webboard consider as spam ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Etiquette on addressing fellow-users StackExchange seems to be a serious website that everyone interest on the quality of question and answer, i just want to know that is this ...
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Rename “homophone” in “homophones” [closed]

homophone should be probably renamed homophones, to be consistent with the other used tags.
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Retag request: [adverb] -> [adverbs] [closed]

It appears that [adverb] does not resolve to [adverbs]. I tried suggesting a tag synonym accordingly, but it turns out that my score in that tag is too low, so I am not allowed to do that (in fact, ...
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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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Is there any way to counteract votes placing a question “on hold”?

My feeling is that some questions are unnecessarily placed on hold. A short question like this one (https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/376574/word-for-a-person-who-often-use-technical-...
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Flag etiquette and effectiveness

Suppose a participant writes a rude or hurtful comment, and a flag is raised, and it's removed. As far as I can tell, nothing gets communicated to the participant -- the comment just quietly ...
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Help me to improve myself - whats is bad about this question which was deleted

Day before yesterday I asked a question what is the opposite word of "die-hard fan". I have also mentioned that I could not find the answer by googling or in the dictionary. I could not even read ...
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Why is my question locked?

I asked the question: Is Post Script (P.S.) still relevant in the age of email? on ELU few days back which resulted into closing and locking of the question. My version: Why it happened? Closing ...
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Can I ask a question to ask people listen to my speaking (recorded) and help me?

Is it okay if I record my voice and put it in my question, then ask people to correct my speaking and accent?
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Are (some) compliments in the comments suppressed by moderators?

In a comment to my question, user surfasb made a flattering remark. It has just been deleted, a few minutes ago. Did a moderator erase it? I don't think the compliment was deserved ("best question in ...
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Why can't I '@' people at the start of comments?

Often when I type @[person] at the start of a comment, the @[person] disappears without warning when the comment appears, and even when I try to click on the little white box above to auto-select, it ...
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Are there any limitation to the number of posts for a certain period?

Are there any limitation to the number of posts for a certain period? Suppose, I want to ask more than six questions within one hour. Does this act go against the rules of this website? What is the ...
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Why are some questions shaded green? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some questions on the question page darker than others? I've really tried to figure this one out on my own, but I give up. What determines whether or not a question ...
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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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Can tags be removed?

I was looking through the new tags and spotted "very" and "snowclone". This made me wonder how tags are deleted, since I couldn't find a button anywhere. Does one have to go to each question the tag ...
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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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Love seeing questions highlighted… but what is it?

I just wanted to give mad props for highlighting questions I've already voted on in the Questions page. EDIT: I've noticed that I didn't quite get this right. Exactly what causes a question to be ...
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Can I have all my closed questions deleted?

I don't like having them there taunting me. I find them to be useless if they are closed. Is there a way to delete the questions I've asked that were closed?
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Do flags for moderator attention expire?

When a post is flagged for moderator attention, does the flag expire, or is it visible to the moderators whenever they check the list of the flagged posts? I know that comment flags age away after 4 ...
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My rep is not changing upon upvoting

Usually I do not follow my score but in this cas the score was easy to remember - 400. So, I noticed that my reputation has not changed upon upvoting of my question tomorning "How should I give ...
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How do I delete all my comments?

I'd like to delete my comments here on EL&U and leave my answers pristine as I go through them to make sure that I still agree with what I wrote here 2 years or so ago. Is there a way to delete ...
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Is there an acceptable way of asking this question on ELU?

I need help coming up with a tricky simile. I tried asking on Writers SE but it got closed. I was advised to ask on Writers Chat, but there has been no response. Is there a workable way of setting ...
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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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Why negative marks?

Can anyone explain this ? I got so many marks from this question and all of a sudden it gets me negative marks. How come? How accepted is ‘f***ing’ in informal conversation?
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Can I know which deleted user caused my loss of reputation?

I just lost a load of rep today because a user was deleted and/or a post was removed: If I understand the second line correctly, the question mentioned was deleted, fair enough. I am wondering ...
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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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What corrections should I make in order to have this question opened?

My question got closed: Describing the preference of some time period's being closer to another time period that it forgoes What corrections should I make in order to have it opened?
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What's happening to my profile?

I keep trying to hide my e-mail address, so that it doesn't appear on my profile page. Yet like a day later, when I check, it's back on. Why does this happen? Do I have to keep my email there? Or is ...
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How do I add a comment?

I have seen people add a comment but I can't see that link anywhere in my questions. Is there a need for a certain amount of reputation to comment?
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Repetition in answer of what was already mentioned in original question

I'm going to use this as an example, but it's only one amongst many. Specifically, she already cites 1794 in her question, so I figured you can't rehash that date (relating to the Jacobins) in your ...
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Why was this question moved?

I'm referring to Name for this sort of word?. I didn't understand the reason they gave. And how do you find the "chat" dept.? If this isn't in the right "dept.", then please move it. If it's in ...
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How can I get statistics pertinent to EL&U?

Is there any way I can get stats related to questions-answers on EL&U, eg. total number of questions asked, questions unanswered, total answers etc. and those relevant to the site itself. eg. ...
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What do the red-background numbers on user pages represent?

In the pictures above, taken from the Favorites† subpage of some random userpage first at 23:59Z and then at 00:07Z, what do the various numbers highlighted with red background represent? Is there a ...
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Why are some questions on the question page darker than others?

I've noticed some questions on the questions page are tinted darker than others Looking at the CSS, I see that they have the same class applied to them as the normal-shaded questions on the page (and ...
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How should I report a pronunciation using the IPA notation?

Should I report the pronunciation as |ˈˌdaɪəˈˌkrɪdəkəl|, or [ˈˌdaɪəˈˌkrɪdəkəl]?
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Flagging & reputation points

I tried finding an answer by searching, but in vain. If we flag a comment or a question, do we lose rep pts.?
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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 ...