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Finding “duplicates” for hardy perennials

I'm sure others must have hit this problem after being on EL&U for a while. With some questions which crop up repeatedly, it can be quite difficult to find an earlier related or exact duplicate, ...
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Did some of my answers recently get deleted?

I did a rep recalc yesterday (for the first time in three days) and lost 55 rep. Curious, I found that my number of answers in my profile page went down by 4. Putting 55 and 4 together, I came up ...
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When flagging a flag as invalid, report which flag was flagged as invalid

When you flag a flag as invalid, the flag history doesn't report which flag was flagged as invalid. It would be helpful if the flag history would report which flag was flagged as invalid.
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Add a link to Literature.SE as a choice for migration in an off-topic close vote

This question was closed as off-topic with 3 downvotes. Four minutes later, the poster manually re-asked it on Literature.SE and got 2 upvotes along with an answer. Should we consider allowing ...
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Add a badge for the user who was the first one to vote to close questions, when X% of the voted questions was really closed

Note: I am not referring to flagging; I am referring to voting to close a question. Who has the privilege to vote to close doesn't use flagging, except if the question is spam. The purpose of the ...
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What do you think of these site promotion ideas?

As most of you know, I've been working on promoting EL&U for the past couple of weeks, and I'd love to have some help brainstorming. Here's a list of some ideas and things I've been trying out so ...
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Should it be on topic to ask questions about what to say in given situations?

I realize that there was previously a discussion on whether questions of politeness are on topic. However, recently there have been some questions such as this one on replying to a favor, this on ...
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Updating address for swag delivery

Reading this recent question, I realise: my address has changed since I originally gave it; is there a way to update it, for me and anyone else in this situation? (I revisited the form and submitted ...
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What does “rejected” mean in the migrated page?

Looking at the statistics page for the migrated questions, I read the word rejected. Does that mean it is possible to reject a migration before it is done, or it is referring to the questions that ...
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Are questions on paragraph meanings on-topic here?

I am having a lot of trouble understanding the meaning of paragraphs from articles. Is english SE the right place to ask for help?
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Do we need more “fun” questions?

One of the questions asked today was on the influence of popular media on the vernacular. It was not closed at time of this question, but there was an ongoing discussion in the comment. The OP brought ...
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Don't show the “Edit Summary” field the first time a post is edited within the grace period

When you edit a post within the 5 minutes period, the new edit is not considered a new edit, and a new revision is not created. If you just created a post, and then you edit it before 5 minutes are ...
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Is it a flaw that you can still downvote with effect on the reputation when the question was closed already?

Yesterday I asked a question which was downvoted and subsequently closed - Fair enough: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/38379/difference-between-classic-classical-and-classy. What is not ...
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10k tools flags page display problem

I think this is due to the recent changes to the formatting of the 10k tools (rather than me upgrading to Firefox 6.0): (I've grayed out the questions and names to protect the innocent. Obviously, ...
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What is accept rate?

I keep on seeing percentage of accept rates beneath account info showing at answers or questions. what I don't get is, what are they? what do they do?
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Make more evident those words are links

Right before writing this question, I clicked on the "tools" link on the main site to see if there were questions voted to be closed; to my surprise I was redirected to the review page. I then ...
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A question voted to be off-topic and better suited to writers.SE has not been migrated

When should one use a section sign (the link is only for 10k users) has been voted as off-topic and better suited to writers.SE by 5 users, but the question was simply closed. https://english....
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Is only one user able to flag a flag as invalid?

As it is now, only one user is allowed to disagree with the original flag; who selects "invalid flag" when somebody already selected it is disagreeing with the original flag, but also with who is ...
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People answering off-topic questions: What should we do?

It happens sometimes that when I vote to close a question which is evidently Off Topic, some user posts an answer. I know it might be legit (although honestly I'm not sure on this), but this ...
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On flagging posts with lots of images

I flagged this answer with the note "pictures are a little excessive" and the flag was dismissed as invalid. I would like to publicly note that this is a terrible, terrible precedent. The images are ...
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Should [indefinite-article] and [definite-article] be merged into [articles]?

Some time ago in chat, the question of merging indefinite-article and definite-article into articles was raised, and I want to get further input into this. A preponderance of the following reasons, ...
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Jump Section; We seriously need them

We need a jump section. When you try to find a question, there is a list of them running up to 9,000 questions. However, it is frustrating to go through every page trying to find it. We should have ...
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Can a comment upvote “bump” a thread?

If you see this soon enough, you should be able to click here and see that a question was just bumped to the top of the "active" page. The last activity for hours was me posting a comment, and it ...
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We have a web log, so now what?

I have recently found this English Language and usage blog. There is no content there. I said in this call to arms post that I would like to participate by posting lessons or explanations for ...
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Amount of reputation gained for one vote

How much reputation do you gain for upvotes in questions or answers? How much rep do you gain for different types of badges? Is there a place that tells you all this?
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Will the revenge down-vote script kick in, in this case?

Recently, a user posted several questions within the space of about a half hour. I downvoted four of them because I felt that they were poorly researched, and because they were out of the scope of the ...
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Can we declare “How did this euphemism for a profanity originate?” as off topic?

Growing up there were literally hundreds of different euphemisms we used when we could not swear. They all seem to show up here in origin questions. Seeing as where they came from really is rarely ...
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The strange bug: Sorry, this is a duplicate of

I have got a bug. I have used other web browsers - the same problem, so it seams that it's server side restriction. Please, could anybody help me. Any tricks or tips are welcome!
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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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Reasons for the merging of some of the tags

Why did some of the tags get merged? origin got merged with etymology, and I can't use the origin tag anymore. There is a difference. "origin" is used for where the phrases came from, "etymology" is ...
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Questions about etiquette

There seems to be a growing number of questions about the "proper way to say/write ..." in the English SE. I have also run across a few questions in Programmers SE that might be better suited for a ...
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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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Why was this question migrated to meta, when it is not a question about the main site?

I noticed a question, Is there a thesaurus which takes more than one word as an input? and I read it trying to understand why it was on meta. After I read it, I noticed that it doesn't suit on meta ...
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Is it possible to see the real time number of users and stuff?

Is there any way to see kind of basic data of this site, for example, the real time number of users, the time zone distribution of the number, the weekly distribution? If I can do that, I might be ...
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Strange numbering

Is this in the docs? I began this with "7." (seven dot) but it came out as "1." instead. I'm guessing the software thinks I am starting a numbered list, and requires me to start with 1 and not 7. ...
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Is there a way I can view the sum of my theoretical meta rep?

I know I can do a query, but that only updates every month or so, and right now it's stuck at 70, which doesn't help. I could also do the math, looking at this page (133 total), but that could ...
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What's up with the strange characters in some display names?

I assume it's not just me: Why have some users added special characters to their usernames? The list includes: Kit (now KitΘδς) z7sg (now z7sg Ѫ) JSBangs (now JSBᾶngs) Martha (now Marthaª) aedia (now ...
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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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Who is “delete”?

I see the user called "delete" at several places in the older questions. However, I can't view his profile or anything. I was just wondering, who is delete? Why can't I view his profile?
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Should we have badges for high-voted comments?

Bronze for 10, silver for 25, gold for 100? I had a notion that there used to be such badges, but I can't be sure.
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Should we limit the number of edits per day on old questions?

Editing a question has the effect of bumping it on top of the front page. Should we limit the number of edits done on old questions? Bumping forty old questions in the front page has just the effect ...
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Tag review: [meaning-in-context]

meaning-in-context has roughly 250 questions. Some of these questions are good; some not as good. Today I saw a question I thought was skirting the danger line and noticed it only had the tag meaning-...
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Why does Lauren Ψ have 7 rep?

Bear with my curiosity here - with no questions or answers, where did Lauren's 7 rep come from, and why?
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Hover text to show total rep score in the “Users” display

When I hover my mouse over the UserName against a Comment, that user's current rep value is displayed. Would it be possible to replicate this behaviour in the "Users" display? And do I need to make ...
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Who is Lauren Ψ and why is she changing posts? (Introducing myself.)

I just wanted to let you all know that I'm a StackExchange employee and I'm working on improving the English Language site. Basically, that means I'll be correcting things like grammar, spelling, ...
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Closing is not bad

Note: This is partially a work in progress, I guess. It is more of a thought dump on the subject because I see a lot of negative reactions to something I consider a good thing. All thoughts, comments, ...
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What happened to the sidebar's chatroom link?

What happened to the "# People Chatting" box in the sidebar? Meta still has it: but it seems to have disappeared from the main site. Is this a temporary glitch? (I'm aware of the "chat" link in the ...
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Is there a thesaurus which takes more than one word as an input? [closed]

When I write a text, I am sometimes looking for a very specific word, which might or might not be present in English (my brain knows that there is such a word, but sometimes it can't provide it ...
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Against single word requests

We've discussed single-word-requests before: Are single word requests always welcomed questions? Are word requests allowed? The consensus of earlier discussions was that these questions are on the ...
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Should we make [politeness] a synonym of [etiquette]?

I would suggest the synonym, but there aren't too many of these questions, and I don't have the required votes in the tags to suggest it. If someone else thinks it's a good idea, could they suggest ...

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