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The original poster (often abbreviated as OP) is the author of the question.

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Description of single item is weird when flagging the own post

When I flag a post where I'm the original poster I see the following popup where only one item can be selected: There are no items above (and below too), and I’m not sure that current wording is ...
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How should I refer to the OP?

Numerous times I want to refer to the OP, and I found myself writing (s)he or his/her. What is the right way to do so? Maybe the answer is that I should continue using the (s)he, but it would be ...
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Send 'on hold' question to Reopen queue when OP edits it the first time

From What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it? Closed questions that receive edits within the first 5 days of closure are automatically put into a review queue to be ...
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Is it possible to attribute a wiki post to a user?

This is a real scenario (but hypothetical at the moment), and a little complicated. Please bear with me... This question, on 3D printing, Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor! had ...
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Give different background color to OP in revision list [closed]

Sometimes, the original poster of a question is making such edits: (link) However, there is no easy way to tell this is the OP, hence that edit looks suspicious, and users might roll it back. ...
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Terminology: What should we call people who ask questions and people who answer them? Please discuss [duplicate]

I'm used to forums, where you talk about posters and OPs. In SE, what can we call someone who asks a question - an OP, a questioner, something else? What should we call someone who answers - an ...
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Why is the post author “unknown” at this particular post? [duplicate]

Just came across this post and noticed there's unknown post author: Why is it so? Is it a bug, or another fun fact?
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Does the OP have the right to undo edits?

I just saw the following comment: As the original author, you always have first dibs at undoing any edits. Glad you approve though :-) – SomeMod♦ Is this right? This suggests that the OP is ...
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Battle of the Dupe Hammers: OP vs. Gold Tag Badge holder, who wins?

Once upon a time, dupe hammer was given to gold tag badge holders. Recently, question authors aka OP received quite a similar hammer as well. Now, suppose OP who has a gold tag badge asks a question ...
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Can we clarify to the OP that their question is not yet closed and the duplicates are only suggestions?

I keep seeing custom flags in the queue from question askers who are incredibly irritated because there is a big, prominent box at the top of their question. It's just a list of other questions which ...
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Seeking canonical answer on why the OP can edit/change their question after it has answers

In one of the sites I'm active in I see fairly regular comments by some contributors that they hate that people can edit their questions. Now I intuitively grok why this is a good policy but I don't ...
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Should moderator diamonds be inside or outside the highlight box?

In comments, moderators have their diamonds in the OP rectangle: And in the review (suggested edits), mods have their diamonds outside the blue OP background highlight rectangle: Of course, ...
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Synonymize / merge meta-tags: [original-author] & [original-poster] [duplicate]

Synonym / retag suggestion: original-author← original-poster Question count: original-author= 12, original-poster = 6 (Not including this feature request.) At present, no tag wikis / excerpts for ...
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Shouldn't the OP of a question or answer be able to see the vote counts for it? [duplicate]

The OP of a post should be able to see the +1's and -1's of the post so that they can see if it is an overall accepted or 'hated' post, and what to do to fix it, even if they don't have 1000+ ...
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Seeing own posts that have been flagged in the 10k tools [closed]

I was able to see my answer, which has been flagged as not an answer, while going through the review tools. Is this supposed to be possible, or is this a glitch? If it's meant to be possible - what's ...
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There is a problem of laziness or “disappearance” of the person who asks the question [duplicate]

From my observation, many people ask something and simply go away. They sometimes even receive 3–4 answers, take the codes, and run away without commenting anything, without voting anything, and ...
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Add ability for OP to “confirm” their question as a duplicate [duplicate]

Currently, when we vote to close a question as being a duplicate it provides a comment with a link to the duplicate question. The OP then has the option to follow that link to review the question. As ...
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Would it be feasible to have the OP highlighted in comments and answers? [duplicate]

It's rather annoying to have to scroll all the way back up and check usernames to see if the person who commented "That's not an answer to the question" is the OP (and therefore you should delete the ...
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Am I allowed to ask for the OP's email in a comment to send him source codes?

I met this situation here: the OP (who's new on SO) was looking for something that I've already done, but it's a (sure small but) real project and I can't put all the sources on the answer (JAVA, XML, ...
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Grant the OP a binding close as duplicate vote [duplicate]

Since the changes to the close as duplicate mechanism it is a lot more visible to the OP that there is/might be a duplicate to their question. Empirically, I've noticed a lot more people agreeing, in ...
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OP namebox slightly overlaps text on the above line in comments [duplicate]

Perhaps that's toooooo minor, but being QA I can't leave it unsubmitted: looking for the details of Vox Populi badge, I noticed in comments for that answer (actually, only one at the time of posting ...
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Retract your false comment but leave it there for reference

So a moment ago I left a comment on a question saying that %i stood for integer and %d stood for double... I was wrong, and this was pointed out to me fairly quickly, now I am torn, Do I delete the ...
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What does OP mean? [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange sites, I keep seeing answerers use "OP" to refer to the person who asked a question. I can't seem to find any enlightenment online as to what it means.
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Accepting one's own answer does not move it to the top of the answers list [duplicate]

I have the following question: Display Alternative Content for Users with AdBlockers. I've posted my own solution after a while and accepted it. The expected behavior is that even though it doesn't ...
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Ask a question. Answer it. OP just copies my answer as their own

My answer OPs answer (now 10k only) OPs Revisions All the OP did was copy my answer as their own. How is that right? What can I do? And now the OP accepted an answer which did not even help them! ...
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Will Stack Exchange sites start to include authorship markup?

See Webmaster Tools Help for details on authorship markup. Since folks that author 'answers' also tend to author longer form content, like blogs, tutorials and the like, linking their Stack ...
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OP name suddenly got background?

Well.. I can swear it didn't have background only couple of hours ago and can't find any trace of such a change in here: Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange So, is this new silent change or ...
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Some people just “forget” about a question

I've observed that some people give an answer to a question requesting some information from the original poster but sometimes forget to check that question. Are they even notified when I comment to ...
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Why cannot the original author of a question delete it when has existing answers? [duplicate]

I re-asked the following the serverfault.com questions on superuser.com and I did not allow me to delete them on serverfault.com because of the following reason: Increase the refresh rate on my ...
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When the original author of the question tries to close it, does it still require 4 more votes?

When the original author of the question tries to close it, does it still require 4 more votes? It would make sense just to close the question if the request came from the original author.
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How do I move extra-informative answer to a different question?

A question I asked (link) has an answer that's important, but answers a different question (link). How can I move the answer to a proper question without copy-pasting it? It is important to me that ...