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Voting to close my own question confusingly acts as if I'm not me

When my vote to close my own question as duplicate was registered as a simple vote, I was a bit surprised, as I thought it'd immediately close for my own given reason, but the question of whether a ...
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Tag wiki excerpt edit review misleads about allowed formatting

I just rejected an edit for an incorrect reason because I thought it was removing perfectly correct links with a bogus reason (“formatting”), whereas it was actually removing Markdown syntax that ...
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Show when posts were edited, in the comment list

When a post is unclear, people comment on the post about clarifying it, as well as how to reach a solution. Occasionally, when the OP edits his post, the entire meaning of the post changes (usually, ...
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Self-contradictory closing reason

The new closing off-topic description is self-contradictory: This question was caused by a problem that can't be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While similar questions may be on-topic ...
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Tag relevance for older questions

I came across this very popular question (48k views) that was asked back in 2010. Having done some prior reading on the IETF spec for the WebSocket Protocol, I could tell that the question, and the ...
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Question's author claiming he can't upvote my answer because it will get him banned after already accepting another answer

I'm not fully sure what this guy is going on about. The comments quoted below are from my answer here: I would like to up vote your answer but previously I was banned when voting up my question's ...
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First-answer guidelines message “Avoid asking for clarification to answers” is confusing

When a user posts his first answer, some brief guidelines are displayed: The message Avoid asking for clarification to answers confused a user on Mathematics, who inquired about it on Mathematics ...
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If you answer your own question, wait two days to accept, but if someone else answers it, wait only a few minutes

I asked a question on SO that, with the help of others and my own tinkering, I was able to fix myself. When I "answered my own question," I was told I had to wait two days before accepting it. This ...
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Since when did the Community user become sentient? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community♦ user edit: How does it know what to edit? Now I have truly seen everything. The community user does a lot of things, but editing answers to add information? Now ...
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Superuser answer notification bug?

All day I've been getting notifications that I have "1 new answer". But my recent activities page doesn't show anything new (other than a couple of comment responses on answers I've posted). I've ...
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Why are people asking Stack Overflow questions on Meta Stack Overflow?

It's happened quite a few times. Here's a recent one. So I'm wondering, what is the scenario? Are they scrolling down to the link of sites, clicking meta and posting? Are they googling for some result,...