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My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean?

My account has been temporarily suspended, besides the following restrictions: an account will be locked at 1 reputation the user page will have a visual indication that the account is in timed ...
832 votes
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question Badges ...
16 votes
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The "flag posts" privilege page in the Help Center has outdated info on "rude or abusive" and "spam" flags

The help center page on flags says: flags that aren't processed in a reasonable amount of time age away: rude or abusive and spam flags expire after 48 hours But according to answers to this feature ...
107 votes
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We need a dedicated plagiarism flag

On Stack Overflow, we've suspected the plagiarism rabbit hole was deep... but we've had some users who are plumbing the depths of that pit and finding out that it's far deeper than anyone realized. Up ...
4 votes
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Give editors and edit-reviewers visible reminders to flag NLN where appropriate

Proposal In the edit UI for non-suggested edits, add a reminder near the finish button to flag NLN on comments where appropriate. In the review UI for suggested edits, for reviewers who are about to ...
5 votes
1 answer

Confusion around the purpose of the community user

I recently posted a meta question on Stack Overflow (How does the Community bot know a question needs clarification?) about the Community user, asking how a bot could identify a question as being ...
209 votes
1 answer

Who is on the Community Management Team, and what does it do?

The members of the Community Management Team (sometimes referred to as the Community Team or CMs) are employees of Stack Exchange the company, but not all SE employees are Community Management Team ...
32 votes
1 answer

Automatically add id attributes to headers to enable link targeting

MediaWiki, the software used on Wikipedia, has some cool functionality as part of its header text syntax. It makes a slug out of the text, and automatically adds that slug to the id attribute of the ...
15 votes
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Can we please have consistent wording regarding "profile" and "account"?

The words "profile" and "account" have been used interchangeably in multiple places across the network, but I am not sure if it is the right thing to do. Also, I could not find any ...
1915 votes
7 answers

What is the XY problem?

What is the XY problem? When asking questions, how do I recognize when I'm falling into it? How do I avoid it? Return to FAQ index Other languages: ES, JA, PT, RU
1848 votes
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
284 votes
1 answer

What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
265 votes
12 answers

Allow questions to be saved as drafts prior to posting

Many times it takes me a while to properly compose my question before posting. Sometimes it's just a jumble of ideas and concepts, and is not something I'd want seen immediately. However, there is no ...
877 votes
76 answers

The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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Network wide suspension isn't really network wide (For real, this time, most likely)

Unlike what's being reported in User is suspended network-wide, except not really and Account said to be suspended network-wide, but it's not, which are due to moderators manually lifting the ...

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