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Is http://englishqna.blogspot.com violating EL&U (or YOUR) copyright?

The site http://englishqna.blogspot.com seems to be reposting all our questions and answers. Now, I understand that the data is under a permissive license, but the attribution requirements don't seem ...
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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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Why does the accepted answer sometimes not show up first?

On this question the accepted answer is not first. In this case the accepted answer has no up-votes, but I've seen this a couple times where there were up-votes too, so I don't think that's the cause....
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Rep loss for unanswering

It seems that this answer lost rep when the OP decided it was not the correct answer after all. Fine, except that according to the history, he never accepted it in the first place... I thought there ...
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Can't close the “share a link to this question” popup on review page

While reviewing posts today on the review page, I upvoted a question and got the "share a link" dialog. It would not go away. Clicking "close" did nothing, and reviewing other posts did nothing. ...
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Change the CSS style for code samples on EL&U

Code samples are largely irrelevant on EL&U (not to mention they starkly contrast with the style/theme of the site), but the specific formatting they provide is not useless. There are two primary ...
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Upcoming journal editions: read 'em and ask on the Stack (and get prizes)

As the new monthly issues of your favorite journals are published, we want to remind you to ask those burning questions that pop into your head as you read through novel approaches, methods and ...
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As a site about EL&U, should we maintain correct grammar, punctuation, etc. throughout the site?

When a user goes to ask a question, the default text in the title bar is this: Should this be changed to reflect the site's intent? In my opinion, this is a place where rules of the English language ...
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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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Is the editing help page supposed to be this hideous?

See the editing help page. In Safari 5, at the very least (the only browser I have available at the moment), it has no background at the top, unlike most of the English.SE site. Take a look at ...
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Taking action on crowd sourced on-line resources based on SE answers

In a comment to What term can I use to express the delay between two connecting flights?, it is suggested that the entry for a description of a word in wiktionary be modified to be more in accordance ...
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Why are there some users that cannot be clicked on or viewed?

A number of time I've come across users with the same avatar, each of which cannot be viewed by me. It looks like Does this mean the question or user is from a different site? What's the deal?
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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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Reviewer badge - new?

Is the reviewer badge new? Reviewer 300 reviews, over 60 actioned I've only just noticed it and I see that nobody has it (and there are no relevant questions on meta). What does it mean? Is it ...
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The meaning of, and the wiki for, the [quotes] tag

The tag wiki for [quotes] is A hopeless mixture of questions about [semi-]famous quotations and questions related to quotation marks. While this may be true, should we really describe our tags as ...
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When does a question about what a person meant becomes a “try to guess” game?

I am taking https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/47422/what-does-this-guy-mean-when-he-says-big-m as example, but the question is general to any similar question. The user is asking the ...
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Improper formatting of Welcome box

A user from another site (tombull89) wishes to report a formatting problem for non-logged in template. Here is a screenshot. He is using Firefox 7.0.1 on Windows 7, but Cerberus reports the same ...
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Why is this question listed under the unanswered questions?

In Unanswered Questions there is an answered question. Why is it there? Can we get a fix, if this isn't intended?
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Sarcasm in questions and answers

I've recently marked down an answer for its off-topic sarcasm and wanted to post a link to some stated policy. I've browsed the FAQ and questions here and found no precedent for this. Should we ...
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Should my name be appearing when I flag a question, and it is closed?

I flagged a question as being not a real question: But, at the question, my username does not appear; is this a bug, or do I not have enough rep?
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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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Is the “homework” tag really useful? Is there a way to vote to delete it?

Someone suggested this question was "clearly a homework assignment", and should be tagged as such. Personally I have no real opinion on whether it's desirable or not for people ask "homework" ...
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What resources should we link to in the FAQ for learning English?

(Following on from this meta question.) As discussed in questions like this and this, there is the possibility of scope-creep on this site. It would be beneficial to link to resources that are better ...
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Are these duplicate questions on-topic?

This question was closed yesterday as off topic by five people (including me): Can I omit the (c) when listing several consecutive nouns protected by copyright? It was also downvoted five times and ...
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How to earn Deputy or Marshal badges when you have over 3,000 reputation?

These badges are described: Deputy: "Achieved a flag weight of 500 by reviewing and flagging appropriately" Marshal: "Achieved a flag weight of 749 by reviewing and flagging appropriately" My flag ...
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Generalist badge “Top 40 tags”

The Generalist badge states that a user needs to provide non-wike answers of 15 total score in 20 of the top 40 tags. I've got two (okay one) question(s) about this. I would say it pretty obviously ...
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Don't show the “undelete” link for answers that have been deleted when the question was deleted

When an answer has been deleted because the OP deleted his question, the "undelete" link is still shown for that answer. (I reused a screenshot I took for another issue report; that is why the "...
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Bounty minimum on other users' questions

When we offer bounties on our own questions, we are given the options of 50-500 reputation in increments of 50. When offering bounties on questions posted by other users, the increment is the same, ...
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Community's vote count

If Community♦ owns all the down votes on spam/other deleted posts, why does it seem to have so few down votes? Current vote count: Up votes: 236 Down votes: 6 Update (today's count): Up votes: 236 ...
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Introducing the Stack Exchange Research Support and Fellowship Program [closed]

The mission of Stack Exchange is to make the internet a better place to get expert answers to your questions. The Stack Exchange Fellowship Program aims to support students conducting research in ...
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Should you also downvote when you vote to close?

Very often a question will have more close votes than downvotes. When those with enough (3,000) reputation cast a close vote on a question, is it also worthwhile they downvote? (In fact, this also ...
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Asking questions similar to this, to build up knowledge

I just recently asked Word-type in this sentence. I don't want to flood english.stackexchange without asking first. I wanted to know if it would be okay to continue asking questions similar to this? ...
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Multiple bounty dialogues

EDIT: It appears each click on the "start a bounty" link simply opens another bounty box. The position of the new box seems to depend entirely on where the page is scrolled when "start a bounty" is ...
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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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Space between @ and user name

Is there an easy way to let people know that if you put a space between the @ symbol and a user's name, they won't be alerted?
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What constitutes an “exact duplicate”?

Recently, one of my answers was deleted from this question: Why "meth-", "eth-", "prop-", when there is "uni-","di-","tri-"? My best guess ...
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Are Old and Middle English questions really on-topic?

I asked a question recently (Send, sent; end, *ent?), which hasn’t yet received a straight answer. It leads me to wonder if questions about Old and Middle English are actually on-topic for this site; ...
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Why is this question locked?

What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them? If it's not a good question for the site, why isn't it closed? I'd like to vote, at least. Maybe I ...
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Make [term] and [terms] tags synonyms

Are the term and terms synonyms already? If not, maybe they should be made synonyms.
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I can't submit question. How can I send it?

I'm an EL&U user. I kept posting Q&As for past 10 months without problem. When I was trying to post a question yesterday, a message saying “Your question couldn't be submitted because name and ...
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Why is the order of posts displayed by popularity and not by time?

This is probably the standard policy for all of the stack exchange sites but it's bothering me. When people post answers they get displayed based on the upvotes (I think) and not based on the order ...
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Feature request: Unmark comment

Just like you can upvote a question or answer and then undo that, can this be possible for comments as well? It would be nice to be able to retract a marked comment.
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Stack Exchange Fellowship Program: Looking for volunteers to review proposals

Stack Exchange will be introducing a Fellowship Program awarding grants to students conducting independent research projects. Undergraduate Honors Theses, Independent Study Projects, Masters Theses, ...
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Feature request: unflag

Can we have the option to unflag a post? If an issue is resolved before a moderator gets around to handling the flag, it we be nice if we could get rid of the flag and save someone the time of looking ...
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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 the pronunciation of famous people's names be “too localized”?

How was this question closed as 'too localized'? I asked the same question about Gaudi and Louis Armstrong and got great answers with no votes to close. Has the policy changed & why? How are ...
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What does “usage” mean in “English Language and Usage”?

What in the word usage adds scope to the site name English Language? The topic of language includes its own usage, doesn't it? And if the usage is redundant, is there a reason why we thought it ...
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Acquiescing to other Q&A sites

A user asked a question about the phrase dot and carry one. The first comment queried whether the question qualified as general reference and supplied a link to an answer. The link goes to an external ...
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Are list questions always bad?

Recently a question was posed which asked for a list of words whose etymology is an ethnic slur. The questioner specifically stated that they wanted words like "gypped" which is unremarkable to many ...
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Why is this question listed as deleted twice by the same user?

OK, the user is RegDwight. This deleted question (you can only see it if you have >=10000 rep) has a notification which states: deleted by RegDwight Ѭſ道♦, RegDwight Ѭſ道♦ Mar 2 at 11:42 Oh, and ...

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