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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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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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Is bounty really guaranteeing more exposure?

Setting a bounty on a question should, at least in theory, guarantee it gets more attention. This is evidenced by the fact that one of the possible reasons on the list offered when you're setting it ...
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I can't ask any question

I'm not able to ask any further questions on English language and usage while I just asked three questions and all of them are short and brief. Thus, whatever I do, nothing happens and I'm really ...
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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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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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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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Can I ask for help in lyrics for songs?

My hobby is to write lyrics on genius.com. I mostly listen to Hip Hop music. Sometimes I find it somewhat challenging to understand what they're saying because a lot of rappers do not enunciate the ...
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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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Questions about English Literature

Questions Requesting Explanation When we fail to find a satisfying or sophisticated answer on the Internet or in our books, can an explanation of poems or dialogs or certain Shakespearean lines be ...
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Why has my notable question migrated to the writers?

A couple of days ago I asked a question that happened to attract the attention of hundreds of users (roughly 3.0 k to be specific). Then yesterday I was notified that it's migrated/sent to the writers ...
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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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What should I do if mods declined a flag I think was legitimate and regard violation of the code of conduct?

There's a user who's been posting pointless, off topic comments where I post genuine questions. Yesterday they chose to necropost on a 3 years and 4 months old question of mine, in a clear attempt to ...
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Should I delete a question if I made a crucial error in it?

Should I delete my question, Description for a verbal tic that is vernacular among young people in the U.S? Should I post a new one? Should I rewrite the original one? I made an important mistake ...
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Can I deliberately block/cancel/ban my account for a month?

As a curiosity, can I block or disable my own account, for say a month? You can imagine ... (a) one is busy writing a novel or something, and you want to 'prevent the distraction to yourself' (just ...
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Confusion on a topic and a request for reopening?

I'm not sure why this topic has been bounced between two language sites so could you offer suggestions on improving this question. This is definitely a request for English Language & Usage. Thanks ...
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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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question ban not lifted even after 6 months

Last year I asked a few questions related to proofreading. I was a newbie and did not know about this question ban related thing. I have been wanting to ask one question from last one month but cannot ...
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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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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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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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How to send messages between users

Is there a feature for member-to-member messaging outside of the "chat" area? I would like to ask questions of clarification to an individual user, but I can't remember where I saw the comment that I ...
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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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Are questions about film subtitles (translated into English) on topic here?

I read that some lyrics questions are on topic and some are not. Is it the same for subtitles? This could come up if someone watches a movie in a language other than English, and has a question ...
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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 to get a count of the people who viewed my profile?

I do not wish to know the names as I respect privacy. I only want a count. How do I see that? I want to know how many people have actually been impressed enough with my answers to go and check my ...
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Why are anonymous users allowed to edit questions?

Not really much to say here. I go to review an edit and then I see it is an anonymous user editing. Which most of these are crap compared to the others.
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Can I delete my own post with answers?

I want to delete my own post as a question, but when I try, it says " you can't answer a question that has answers" . Any idea how to do it?
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Where do I find my badge history?

Where can I find my badge history? I would like to know the date and time I earned a certain badge, the post(s)/edit(s) for which I earned it, along with the current list of all badges I hold. I ...
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A user has 2 active bounties

From the FAQ: There can only be 1 active bounty per question and per user at any given time. Somehow one user has 2 active bounties right now: both on this question and on this one. Perhaps it ...
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See close votes on my own question

Are users supposed to be able to see how many "close" votes their own question has? I know you have to have a certain amount of rep to close a question in general, but on Stack Overflow's meta, I can ...
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Are the smart quotes used in question titles seen using all the browsers?

In english.SE, the quotation mark (") used in the title is replaced by a smart quote. Are they visible in all the browsers, in any platform?
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Why is the reputation numerical value is a link on the parent site, but not on meta?

I mean that number that shows your reputation at the top of the screen (between your name and the orange "badge" icon).
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Is there a tag that can be used for questions about letters/characters?

I'm looking for a tag that can be applied to questions about letters/characters (such as How did the names of the letters in the English language come about, or Why do capital I's and small l's look ...
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Is there a free online Canadian English Dictionary? [duplicate]

All Canadian English dictionaries appear to be under a paywall model. Can anybody help?
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What is the phase tag used for?

I found this phase tag and I am wondering what it is used for, since it does not have any description in it.

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