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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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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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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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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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How to suggest that a closed question be migrated to another site?

I was surprised to see this question was closed but probably the reason is my background. I think it would be a very nice question at Mathematics Stack Exchange. Is there some way I could suggest that ...
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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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Difference between Symbol and Symbols

These two are suspected duplicate tags, symbol and symbols. Please check.
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Can 5k users directly approve a tag wiki proposed edit?

As 20k user, I can directly approve a tag wiki edit. Do 5k users have that possibility too, or are two 5k users required for approving a tag wiki proposed edit?
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What is the difference between the “appropriate-questions” and “on-topic-off-topic” tags?

When I was adding a tag to another question, I noticed there are two tags that apparently have similar meanings: appropriate-questions and on-topic-off-topic. When should those tags be used?
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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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Merge the “retagging” and “retag-request” tags

On meta.english.SE, both the tags are used. retagging is used in three questions, while retag-request is used in more questions. The first should be merged with the second, and made a synonym.
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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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Is the tag “writing” necessary?

It seems that most of the questions I find in English Language and Usage are questions that should be tagged with writing (including the question on when the actual punctuation raised). Using that tag ...
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About closed questions

I am a new member. Can I answer an unanswered closed question? If so, how? I have an answer for a closed unanswered question
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This question seems worth reopening

The pronunciation rules of words which begin 'Com-, Col-, Cor-' or 'Con-' Originally, this question here didn't necessarily seem well put. It wasn't clear exactly what aspects of the ...
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Logging out/off of ELU

How do I log off this site? I'm certain it's easy but I'm currently flummoxed! I utilized the tags below just so I could post the query.
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What exactly IS the review queue?

I have been told that I have earned the privilege to access review queues, but not what that is. The announcement does not link the way new badges do. I have poked around but should be grateful for a "...
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How do I find deleted questions?

Our resident troll posted a question today which I thought he had asked before, and that seems likely because Reg closed and deleted it. While Reg was dealing with it, I tried to locate the earlier ...
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How do I change my login/login email?

Is there a way to change my login/login email? I could change my email address on the profile description page, but apparently that doesn't change my login email. I see that there's an option on my ...
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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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Set “modifier” and “attribute” as synonyms of “modifiers”

modifier and attribute (or attributive) could be set as synonyms of modifiers. Modifier should have a meaning that includes the meaning of attribute, or attributive, even though attributive is used ...
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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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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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How to decide if a question is better suited for ELL or EL&U? [duplicate]

DISCLAIMER: I am not a native English speaker but have studied the language and am proficient in its usage. With the birth of ELL, I as an user am puzzled as to whether to direct my question to ELL ...
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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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Request to reopen “Is 'deuce' (tennis) a corruption of the French phrase 'à deux de jeu'?” [closed]

This is a request to reopen the question, "Is 'deuce' (tennis) a corruption of the French phrase 'à deux de jeu'?", as per the reasons stated in the question's comments.
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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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Why does (almost) every answer in this question have a banner?

I admit I'm not overly familiar with how these banners work, but I was reading "What is the word that is used to describe the oversimplification or non-academic discussion of a complex issue?" and ...
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Reopen request: Isn't “dummy” in “HTML Parser for Dummies” considered offensive?

This is a request to reopen the question, "Isn't “dummy” in “HTML Parser for Dummies” considered offensive?" I believe that it is a perfectly legitimate question and not general reference. (I've also ...

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