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The button to close a question is shown even when the question is already closed

A question that has been closed has been flagged, surely before the question itself was closed. When I check the flagged posts, I notice the question, and the "close question…." If I click on that ...
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Automatically replace the “enter image description here” when the post is saved

When users attach a screenshot to a post, the system automatically adds the text "enter image description here" as tooltip that is associated to the image. Once the post is saved, it can be replaced ...
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Does it make sense to show the “the questions appears subjective” message on meta for feature requests?

Does it make sense to report the message about the question being subjective for questions on meta? In particular, does it make sense, when the question is probably a feature request?
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Remove the asterisk from “Your flagging history”

In the flag history, the following sentence is preceded from an asterisk, but the asterisk is not used in the flag history, and the sentence is always shown: older flags were not recorded valid/...
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Why 'Meaning of “I've gotten over X” recently' was removed

I do not mean to stir up any commotion here, but today I looked at the list of my answers and realised that one had disappeared on its own. Curious I went to check it out and discovered that the ...
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Avoid allowing users to propose another edit within X minutes when previous edit proposed from same user and for same post has been rejected

In the past days, an anonymous user proposed an edit for a post that added extra text not originally included, and that essentially changed the meaning of the post. As the user didn't see any change ...
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When removing the fraud votes, prevent the same user from voting again on the same questions

If I understand correctly, when fraud votes are removed, it is like those votes have never been done, which also means that who voted is free to vote on the same posts. Instead of allowing the same ...
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What do 'Main User' and 'Meta User' mean?

I find the word 'meta user' in my profile section of English Language & Usage site and 'main user' in meta.english.stackexchange site. What do 'main user' and 'meta user' mean?
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Why is my question getting downvotes?

I don't know if anyone would like to answer me, but it seems like everyone is getting annoyed at everything I do. I asked the question https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/33535/what-is-the-...
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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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My questions keep getting down-voted; is it revenge down-voting?

Nine questions of mine have been down-voted in less than fifteen minutes, and another one has been down-voted one minute ago. It sounds like revenge down-voting to me. Can anything be done, about ...
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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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Questions about creationist terminology are unacceptable?

In this question about a creationist term for macroevolution, the introduction to this site for our new user was "I can't see why EL&U should become involved in helping creationists find more ...
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Why is there no method of contacting a moderator regarding actions taken on your behalf?

Since there is no where for me to send a message to a moderator, who has in my opinion, badly abused his power, I'm asking this question. In this question Why do some English speakers pronounce “f&#...
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Why does my drop-down menu differ from my profile?

In my drop-down menu, I got 212 as my reputation, but in my profile, it is recorded as 203. Is this a bug, or is this deliberate? What makes these reputation counts different?
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Can we please have downvotes for comments as well?

I read somewhere that flagging posts put a strain on the moderators, as they have spend extra time deciding if the flags are valid or not. Generally, we can either close questions, or downvote answers ...
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Deleting redundant comments - when does it all end?

Comments made in a "back-and-forth" interchange with one or more other posters sometimes become redundant. I delete all mine, then post one final comment suggesting the other[s] do likewise. The ...
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What is the purpose of the “disciplined” badge?

Which type of behavior is the "disciplined" badge trying to promote? Why users who deleted their own posts, which had a score of at least three, would get a badge?
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Is there a way to format a single letter within a word

On EL&U it would sometimes be interesting to emphasize only one letter in the word (or just a part of the word), however attempting cr**ust** does not give cr⁠ust⁠ but cr*ust* (the ...
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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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The ghost of “meanning”

The tag synonyms for meaning include meanning (extra n). Should meanning be removed from the list? The tag itself was only used once and was deleted, I believe: Tag deletion request: [meanning].
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Do we have a tag policy?

Browsing around, I periodically find tags that I find odd. The latest two come from this question: ethnic-terms and ethnonyms. These seem borderline to me but I can see myself getting tired of ...
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Hyperlinks could be improved for colourblind individuals

I quite like the design of the English StackExchange site - I actually think it's one of the best of all of them. I only have one rather serious complaint with it though, and that's the colour of ...
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Used up all my votes, but no Vox Populi badge?

Twice since joining this site I have used up all my votes in a day. I thought this should have earned me the Vox Populi badge, but it has not. Is this a bug, or do I misunderstand the badge ...
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Consideration for these tags

As grammar and usage of some words depends on the origin like US or UK English, So I was thinking that there must be tags about those also.. As I am not the moderator nor the one who decides tags but ...
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Is it possible not to give your bounty away?

This question had a bounty, and the sign there says the bounty ended 35 minutes ago, but no on has the bounty yet, so I'm just wondering : Did the Altruist manage to take back his bounty? How did he ...
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Is the automatic comment for questions voted to be closed as duplicate not added anymore?

The question How should a date be written? is voted to be closed as duplicate of another question, but I don't see the usual comment being automatically added. Are such comments not added anymore, ...
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Allow down-voters to know when a post they down-voted has been edited

There are cases where I down-vote a post for a reason, and I don't leave a comment because there are already comments about what is wrong with the post, and I find unhelpful to report that I agree ...
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If the discussion has been moved to chat, what am I supposed to do?

It's the second time that I note the following flag, in the page to review flags. If the discussion has been moved to chat, what am I supposed to do? Does the flag means the discussion should be ...
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The pager for this badge uses a page more

The pager on the mortarboard badge page reports three pages, but just two pages are used. The users with that badge are 120, and 60 users are shown for each page; the third page is empty.
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Call for blog participation

The Powers That Be have bestowed upon us a new feature: Stack Exchange community blogs. There's also a Stack Exchange blog post about it. I think a blog for the English Language & Usage site is ...
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What does the word “mortarboard” mean, as it relates to an SE badge?

I like the creative names on SE badges, but a couple of them went over my head. What is "mortarboard"?
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Adding a property next to the avatar

Can we add a text/property showing next to the avatar? That would be native/non-native speaker so that we can give more tolerance to non-native speaker like me. I always think that while asking about ...
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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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Should I write 'StackExchange' or 'Stack Exchange' (or just plain old SE)?

Same with StackOverflow. Or Stack Overflow. Or SO. I don't know if it's proper to run the words together or not when written. It often appears like that around the site, but in some meta questions ...
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Can we add a culture tag?

I am not a native English guy, and the usage of some words may confuse me. For example, in my last question, I asked about a word "cistern", which located in a house. Although I looked up the ...
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Close reconsideration - what constitutes “subjective and argumentative”?

My question What is the pronunciation of "Aussie"? has been closed as "not constructive": This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve ...
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I can't change my profile on “meta.english.stackexchange.com”?

I just do not have any "edit" button neither option to change my "about me" from another stackExchange site. Is that bug or something like that?
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Add tag synonym [opposite] for tag [antonym]

I actually had to open another question with "opposite" in its title to figure out what tag to use for my What's the opposite of "server"/"server operating system"? question. I ...
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Is asking a question about the politeness of a phrase on-topic?

I'm looking at the FAQs and I'm trying to see if this has already been answered...Can't find it anywhere. Is asking if a phrase is polite on topic? Wouldn't subjects like this be too subjective to ...
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The problem with attractive titles.

EDIT: The point of this meta-discussion is NOT this particular example but the behavior present (intended or otherwise) in the example. I have also severely toned down the hyperbole and attitude... ...
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The drop-down menu seems to report a wrong reputation increase

My drop-down menu reports that my reputation increased by 5. When I click on 5, I am taken to the following page. Both the votes are votes on answers. How can my reputation be increased of 5 points,...
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Green block for days with accepted answers

My reputation page displays the following in Chrome and FireFox (both for Mac): It appears there's a little css issue for days that have accepted answers where both the score and the background are ...
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Does rhetoric fall under EL&U

Due to organic nature of SE sites, both in their genesis and usage, there are and there will always be cases where there are sites that overlap in their subjects. Classical example are all of older ...
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Consider X flags for closing a question as a vote to close it

As it is now, flags for closing a question are not considered as votes to close it. Would not make sense to consider X flags for closing a question as a vote to close it? X could be a value ...
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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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Do we need [tag:nuance]?

I just rolled back a tag edit from a very old question that had added nuance. The tag itself currently has 5 questions and... what is it? Do we need it in addition to differences? The reason I am ...
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Formatting comments is such a hassle

In this question: Helper: loose vs. lose I added a comment with the following markup: clarification: by “should be pronounced *loss*” do you mean “should rhyme with *dose*” or “should rhyme with *...
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Code blocks are hard to read on Meta.

The gray background is very close to the code block gray background. The monospace helps, but when working with individual characters it can get very difficult to notice which are in a code block and ...

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