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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 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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What does “Edit removed during grace period” mean?

I found this phrase on one of the edits that I made today. What does "Edit removed during grace period" mean? Does it mean that the OP is on kind of suspension and (s)he is not allowed to edit? I ...
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Please, how do I request that a closed question be reopened?

My StackOverflow experience tells me that once a hold is put on a question it's very unlikely to ever be removed. However, since this is English Language & Usage I wondered if there might be hope....
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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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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 undo a question edit on a different user's question (or answer) in stackexchange sites

If I edit someone else's question and my edit goes into peer review, but then I realize that the edit was unnecessary, how do I undo the previous edit?
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Why do I not see a comment button most times

I am not sure if this is right place to ask, but Why do I not see a comment button most of the times? I have posted comments when I could, but when I needed to post one and do not see a way to do so ...
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Is there a page that lists all the suggested edits which have been approved, or not?

I know there is a page for the suggested edits approved (or not) from a user. Is there an equivalent page for the all the suggested edits, independently from the user who approved them?
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Why is my rep always a step behind in the meta?

Right now I'm 194. For some reason every time I enter the meta site I'm 189. A couple hours ago, when I was in this meta, I was also one or two steps behind. I can switch back and forth between the ...
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Is there a way for formatting my questions and answers?

Other people have such beautifully formatted questions and answers, and I have to do it basic HTML. Are there any special keys you have to use in order to have a 'touched up' post? and can someone ...
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Is it possible to recover the OpenID used to log in on english.SE?

My fiancé doesn't remember the OpenID she used to log in on english.SE, and she didn't enable the browser she used to remember the login data. Is it possible for her to get the OpenID she used to log ...
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How do I change my account password?

The Help Center only has information on resetting a lost password: I lost my password; how do I reset it? If you have lost your password, please visit our account recovery page and enter the ...
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Remove 'On Hold' request

An OP seems to have put good effort in updating her question, but despite the question having been flagged to get moderator attention (I've requested the 'On Hold' be removed as it's now clear what ...
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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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I'd like to be able to provide simplified hyperlinks in my answers but do not know how

Is there a quick and dirty way of providing hyperlinks consisting of a word or two, rather than by copying and pasting an entire web address? I'm feeling really inferior for not knowing how to do ...
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Did my question get deleted?

Today I asked a question about collective nouns actually being plural in different grammatical contexts, or just associated with a plural verb. Initially I phrased the question poorly and it got ...
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Why '@' salutation was not rendered

I just posted a comment beginning with @username, and my @username part of the comment was not rendered (it was the first word in the comment). Why is that so?
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Would you kindly undo the rejection of my edit and re-open this question?

This suggested edit for this question was just rejected. It was an attempt on my part to incorporate the OP's clarification made in this comment on my answer into the question. The edit was rejected ...
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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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RSS to obtain new questions on-the-fly?

I was wondering whether there's an RSS or XML way of getting new answers periodically from english.SE Any ideas?
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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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When is “tweet your answer” button available?

I was trying to reproduce and document the bug I reported in my question Tweet button from the same answer always gives distinct link I opened all my answers in EL&U one after another and this ...
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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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What does the tag politics stand for?

Politics can be defined from concerning potentially everything (as done by Carl Schmidt) and something that one cannot connect at all with a Q&A on the english language. Thus, there's need for a ...
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Detect question ban

I currently don't have any questions to ask. However, yesterday I asked a question that received mostly negative attention but attracted one answer that was not upvoted. Here is a link: Modern use of ...
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Shall we reopen this helpful question?

This question, What exactly is an adverbial phrase, which did not originally show much research, seems to actually be a very useful and helpful question. I've put the text here for your convenience: ...
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Meta badge : informed

My badge progress section tells me that my next badge will be "informed" on the meta site. As I know there aren't any tour pages on meta sites. Am I misinformed about this? (There is a little pun ...
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flag queue: “very low quality” disposal choice: possible bug

Two answers appeared in my flag queue today (https://english.stackexchange.com/tools/flagged). Both answers were marked "Low answer quality score". I found it strange that one offered me the "very low ...
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Reopen closed question: 'Is “Why Steven Sinofsky is out at Microsoft” correct?'

I think that this is a perfectly good question and have no idea why it has been closed. The only person to have provided a reason for his/her close-vote as a comment is Fumble. He too has stated that ...
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How to order the list of questions by the number of views?

There is a list of questions sorted by the number of votes. Is there a list of questions sorted by the number of views?
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Is the list of questions differently cached, on the meta site?

I noticed that when I ask a question on this meta site, and then I click on the "Questions" link, I don't immediately see the question I asked; sometimes I need to click again on the same link, and ...
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The timestamp reported for this question is wrong

If you look at Kosmonaut's profile, you will notice that his only question shows "jan 20 at 0:29" as timestamp. If you look at the question, Central Pennsylvanian English speakers: what are the ...
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Could somebody fix my question and produce a copy of the answers?

I have an interesting predicament. I asked What does "information porn" mean? with the word porn in the title, and the firewall on the computer I am using is blocking it. This means I am not ...
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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 should I give links to the same question many times and/or from different boards?

In order to gain publicist degree should/can I: use the same link? many times? in different non-twitter boards (forums, Emails, FB, etc.)? which one? Update: I thought it was clear from ...
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Improper merger

The recent question about the early usage of optics meaning “point of view” has been improperly merged into an older similar question. Can you please restore the new original question? Thanks.
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Questions that have to do with exam tasks

Am I allowed to ask such questions when it comes to the CAE exam, for example? How do I come up with a title? Do I just say "Help with Reading Part 6 CAE" or "This CAE transformation"... has anyone ...
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Can we reopen this question or link it to an authentic duplicate, please? [reopened]

The title of this question was edited substantially changing the nature of the original query, making the existing answer nonsensical, and rendering the question a duplicate of other questions on the ...
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Goofed; have two accounts; how to merge? [duplicate]

I occasionally browse the "hot network questions" and found one in EL&U, which allowed me to post an answer even though I wasn't a member at the time. Somehow, I managed to get this unregistered ...
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How do I flag an inappropriate edit?

I'd like to bring an edit to the attention of the moderators. How do I do that? I know how to flag a question, an answer and a comment, but not an edit. (I don't want to get into an edit war.)
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Are word requests for jargon-specific terms on-topic? [duplicate]

I want to ask if there is an equivalent antonym for the term, "portable app", but this term is specific to software. Would this be on-topic for EL&U or should I ask it instead on Super User? (I ...
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Message not addressed to me arrived in MY inbox

Mari-Lou wrote a pugnacious message to persons unknown, did not use my @name, but it nevertheless arrived in MY inbox, causing distress. I suspect a bug.
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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 ...