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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?

Some people have a diamond after their username (e.g. Michael Myers ♦) What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How can I become a diamond moderator? Who are the diamond moderators? How ...
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When should I vote to delete a question?

I've recently reached enough reputation on one of the sites to be able to cast delete votes. I am not sure when a question is supposed to be deleted as opposed to just remain closed. What criteria ...
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Please unlock “Fram's ban on Wikipedia…What can Stack Exchange learn from it?”

The following question, Does the Fram's ban on Wikipedia seem similar to recent events? What can Stack Exchange learn from it? by Rebecca J. Stones has been locked by a moderator. No comments can ...
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration? When can a question be migrated,...
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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? What are comments for, and when shouldn't I comment? Who can post comments? Who can edit ...
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What is a “protected” or “highly active” question?

Questions can be protected (i.e. marked "highly active"). What does it mean for a question to be protected? Why are some questions protected? Who can protect and unprotect questions? Who can answer a ...
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What can cause a question to be bumped?

What can cause a question to be "bumped" to the first page in the Active tab of a Stack Exchange site? (Changing the "Last Active" date.) Return to FAQ Index.
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Place questions with X net downvotes on hold automatically

To resolve the frequent issue of poor question unfairly gaining answers, and thus paving the way for more poor questions to be asked I Propose EDIT: From feedback, have changed net vote threshold to ...
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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Allow community votes to undelete Q/A that a moderator has deleted

I was blown away when I saw that they had implemented a new "feature" whereby if a moderator deletes a post, it cannot be undeleted by owner or votes from the community. As someone who is constantly ...
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How is the editing of deleted posts supposed to behave?

In Jeff's answer here, he suggests that users should be able to edit their deleted posts, but when I try visit a deleted question of mine, I get an error page. However with the editing URL, I or any ...
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What are these notices above my post?

My post has been marked with an informational notice in a box above it. What should I do about this? Who attaches notices to posts? What kinds of notices are available? What should I do if I think a ...
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Error message says I can't flag… but yes I can

When trying to upvote a comment made on a locked post (ordinary lock, not historical lock which remove the vote arrows and flag altoghether) we are greeted with such error message: Or in words: ...
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Can we do anything if a question is being continuously closed and reopened?

If you were on SO/Meta yesterday, you probably saw this question: What is the underscore actually doing in this Java code? The question caused a wide divergence of opinion from users. It spawned a ...

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