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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. ...
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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"). As ...
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How should duplicate questions be handled?

What should I do when I see a question that is a duplicate of another one? Should I answer it? Should I downvote it? Should I comment? Should I edit the question to indicate it's a duplicate? If I ...
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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

Do not repost the question you were about to ask until you have READ EVERYTHING WE ARE ABOUT TO TELL YOU. While trying to ask a question, one could get: We are no longer accepting questions from ...
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How do I participate in Meta and not die trying?

Meta doesn't like me; I can't seem to keep my points. How can I make good posts that are well-received?
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Why isn't Meta funny anymore? [closed]

I remember when I first began to frequent Meta there were jokes galore. And the moderators seemed pretty lax with humorous questions (and sometimes answers). Then, something changed and Jeff began ...
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Does meta have to mean murder?

It's often said on this site that meta means murder and that this acts as a deterrent. Our site, which is supposed to act as the central clearinghouse for network-wide matters, doesn't have a great ...
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What should you do if you're serial downvoted & it isn't automatically reversed within 24 hours? [duplicate]

Example: Three days ago I was serial downvoted[?] After these weren't automatically reversed, 24 hours later, I flagged one of the posts. It was eventually marked as helpful, but the downvotes ...
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Should reputation from SO carry over to Meta?

Honestly, I feel handicapped not being able to edit other people's posts here on Meta (and until recently could not even retag questions). Why does our hard-earned reputation on SO not count in Meta? ...
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Why are people downvoting my question on Meta? [duplicate]

On all of the other SOFU sites a downvote means The question is unclear or not useful. However, here on meta, a downvote has become a sign of I don't agree with the question, suggestion, feature ...
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Add automatic baby-language translation for posts [closed]

I'm specifically interested in adding translation for baby language, look how my son looks confused at the current interface in English: ! He even tries to ALT + TAB to get away from it, but his ...
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New top bar - allow user colour choices

I see many mixed views relating to the new top bar colour (the black(ish/almost)). Personally I love it. The light text on black is easy to read as the rest of the site is bright. It also stands ...
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Should jokes posted as answers be flagged?

I flagged this answer as not an answer, but my flag was recently declined with this reason: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer ...
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How do I effectively support old feature requests?

Clarification To me (a relatively new user) the current feature request / bug tracking system here on MSO seems to be rather chaotic and somewhat difficult to comprehend. Having had some time since ...
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Can the tag wikis for the mandatory tags and moderator-only tags be propagated to all the other meta sites?

A question was raised on NothingToInstall's Web Apps chat about missing tag wiki's for [status-completed] etc. I went and created some, but realised that these would be the same for all meta sites, ...

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