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Stolen bounty day

My question has an open bounty. iOS app says: Web says: iOS app, please, bring back a stolen day! I think it's related to another bug. App Version: 1.6.2.5 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS ...
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What to do if I didn't get the answer in already answered question [duplicate]

I was searching something then I find that the question is already asked and answered, but the cause of the problem was bit different, and so the answer. So I decided to post the question again, but ...
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Who shared my question or answer?

Can I know who shared my answers or questions in other posts, or this is not possible? Sometimes some member answers, and in the answer shares a old question or answer for more clarification. Can I ...
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Should questions with no clear motivation be downvoted?

Should questions with no clear motivation be downvoted? By "motivation" I mean what led me to ask the question and what sort of answers would be helpful. I asked a similar question on philosophy ...
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Why can't I end a question with “…”?

Recently, I've posted a question with ... (three dots in a row) at the end of the question title. To my surprise, it was removed. I tried re-editing it into it, but it just got removed again. Trying ...
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Where to ask questions, that are related to 2 Different sub-Sites? [duplicate]

I have a question about how to mount best a DSLR camera to an aeroplane. But now I'm wondering, where I would have to ask it? The camera does also have to be controlled from inside the plane. In the ...
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“Value for other visitors” as a criterion for good questions?

Original question I have seen a number of questions on different Stack Exchange sites where it was suggested to close the question for various reasons. One argument/criterion that I have never seen ...
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How can I move a post from Meta Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Exchange?

I already post some question on Meta Stack Overflow here and here, but I think this two question should be here on Meta Stack Exchange, because they are related to winterbash-2016. So how can I move ...
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How to get a new answer for an old question [duplicate]

Seems like this question should have already been asked on Meta, but I could not find it. What should we do when the situation changes for an old question that already has an accepted answer? is ...
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Find post by date

I have a funny problem. I can not find a certain post on http://stackoverflow.com, but I remember the approximate date of creating this post. Is it possible to find the post, knowing only the date is ...
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In what situation can I post a similar question without it being closed as a duplicate? [duplicate]

I came across two different situations which seem to require a reasonable duplication of a question: Is it allowed to post the same question related to the same issue, but in two different languages? ...
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Who interprets the rules about questions such as they can't be too broad, unresearched or subject to opinion? [closed]

On Mathematics Stack Exchange, Burak asked the following wonderful question: What are some counter-intuitive results in mathematics that involve only finite objects? The question is clearly ...
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Why does SE not force users to ask in the relevant community?

Why does SE not force, or at least 'push', users to post their questions in the relevant communities? E.g. WordPress. SO allow users to post WP questions in Stack Overflow and do not make much of an ...
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Is there a home for a question on calculating cost of using Storage as a Service?

There is a lot of hype being generated by the distributed storage solutions: Maidsafe Storj Sia They (supposedly) offer low-cost storage, and also pay for people to share their storage for others to ...
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How can I bump other users' unanswered questions? [duplicate]

I'm looking around for answers to my questions on several Stack Exchange sites and the good boy that I am I don't want to ask duplicate questions. Often I find that there are other people who asked ...
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Best-fit for 3D Vision questions

Where is the best Stack Exchange site for questions about theoretical 3D Computer Vision concepts? Something like "Stereo-Vision", "Structured-Light" "Triangulation" ... Examples: These are ...
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Why is body in questions obligatory? [duplicate]

Let's say that I want to ask a simple question like "How are planes able to fly?" or "Where on the internet can I find the list of all presidents of USA?". Asking these questions I'd have to add a ...
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Disallow entire questions from being entirely bold, italic, ALL CAPS or linked

I recently came across this low-quality post on Stack Overflow (Revision history link). The entire thing was made from a single link: This gave me an idea for some heuristics which would block ...
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Is it ok to ask that answers relate only to specific geographic areas?

I have noticed that answers to some some questions are hugely dependent on where the OP lives. Like questions related to for instance workplace, paternity leave and similar. But I have not seen anyone ...
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Change to question invalidates my answer, what to do?

What should I do if a question has changed since I answered it? The other members vote my answer down because it actually doesn't answer the current question. This kind of editing sometimes happens ...
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Suggestion to improve the “unanswered” questions page

When viewing the My Tags page of the Unanswered section, I would ideally like to have in front of me a list of questions that I could contribute to in descending order of upvotes. However, I find ...
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When to answer a question and when to comment on a question?

Often, I will go to answer a question, and I will notice that someone commented on the question, which basically the answer. Why not just answer instead of commenting? If the answer to the question is ...
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Obtaining the distribution of upvotes on questions for specific Stack Exchange sites

I'm wondering if there any way to obtain, for a specific Stack Exchange site such as Philosophy, how many questions exist that have 0 upvotes, 1 upvote, -1, etc.
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Why is the question title/header a link? [duplicate]

So, you opened this question. If you click on the title of it (e.g. the question header), it basically reloads the page. Does this serve any purpose? Every browser has a reload-function (F5), why is ...
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Question moved from one SE site to another; does that automatically subscribe you to that other site?

A question moved from one SE site to another. When the question moves does that automatically subscribe you to that other SE site? BTW, how does one know when his question is moved from one site to ...
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Let's re-evaluate the Question Timer

I know this seems like a good idea, but this far into the game you should be able to tell from network behavior that I'm not a spammer… I had a compound question. I broke it up because ...
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Tag specific question requirements

On Graphic Design we currently have some handy tag-specific alerts when asking questions with certain tags. These are for certain problem questions that are only a good fit for the site if they follow ...
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How do I disassociate a question from my account? [duplicate]

Say I asked a question that gained some attention but also want to not be connected to the question in case my workplace stumbles upon it since it questions the company I'm working for. How can I ...
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Tags shrink when loading a new edit via live refresh

After clicking on the banner to load a new edit to the question, the tags became tiny and awkward looking. It seems that when the edit was loaded, they got wrapped into an additional .edit-tags-...
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Why doesn't my question have zero views?

Why is the minimum question view count not 0? I have never seen (if it's not buggy) a view count less than 1. Even for my own just published question. Is it viewed by me? If that is true — what is ...
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Why does the Stack Exchange site prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed? [duplicate]

Most other sites seem to have questions that can only be discussed or answered.
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What do we do about duplicate questions that are not closed?

I have previously added similar answers to duplicate questions. I did this because duplicate questions seem to occur frequently and do not get closed even when I flag them as duplicates. What are we ...
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Who asked the most number of questions on Stack Exchange?

I searched before, but I didn't find any solution. I am just curious to know who asked the most questions on Stack Overflow or another Stack Exchange site. How can I find this information?
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Why is the 1 question per 40 minutes limit enforced ACROSS different sites?

A bit of background: I have Asperger's syndrome. One consequence of that is, generally, even a simple half-a-page post takes from 30 to 60 minutes to write and leaves me quite tired. (Which, as far as ...
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Struggling to gain rep 'points' and unable to actually help the community [duplicate]

I'm trying to gain rep by adding to questions. Most of the questions I see have already been answered but adding to them as a comment would make the most sense as it's another added help. Also, ...
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How to proceed when someone just states a requirement instead of asking a question

How should I proceed when someone states a requirement instead of asking a question? For example, how can I answer when: The question is a requirement. They have not shown they have tried anything ...
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Is there a way to tag a post/question so that you get notifications when someone answers it? [duplicate]

So I read a question and thought: 'what a smart question, I want a good answer to this question too'. So by commenting or answering I would get notifications, but I'd rather not spam that good ...
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Is cross-posting allowed on multiple sites if they use a different language? [duplicate]

I understand that simultaneously cross-posting on multiple SE sites is considered inappropriate. What about simultaneously cross-posting to two SE sites in a different language? e.g., a user posts ...
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Should the question of a Q&A have the same details as if it weren't a Q&A?

When I immediately answer my own question Q&A style, I'll sometimes move details that would normally go in the question part to the answer part. In this example the question doesn't mention that ...
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Getting questions with >N views despite searching for questions with ≤N views

Trying to search for questions with at most n views, I'm getting questions with more views than asked for. For example, I tried to search for views:1..5 on CrossValidated, but I'm getting results ...
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Search for questions with at most n views

We can search for views:N and get questions with at least N views. How would I search for questions with at most N views? I'd like to know how usual or unusual it is that nobody clicks on my ...
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How to be more polite and accommodating? [duplicate]

Here's my beef. I've noticed over the past couple of days, and even before I joined this (the StackExchange) community that most of you aren't kind to your fellow user. I'm not trying to get up on a ...
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Add help center guidance about saying thanks [duplicate]

Suggestion: In help/behavior, add guidance about not writing "Thanks", etc. Include a brief rationale, and mention that accepting an answer and upvoting are the preferred means of saying thanks. ...
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Simple newbie help page about avoiding “Thanks”

There are several meta questions that discuss whether questions should include fluff such as salutations and thank yous, but these tend to be long pages, many of which include related topics, such as ...
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Is there a way to see how many times a question has been viewed on iOS app? [duplicate]

When I access Stack Exchange in my browser, there's a helpful stat on the top right of the page that states how many times a question has been viewed. This stat is helpful because it tells the asker ...
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Can anyone give a negative rating on a question because he just judges so? [duplicate]

I have asked the following question in Stack Overflow: "Why is padding of action buttons ignored in the device?" I followed it with a specific code example. I received a negative rating on the same ...
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Upload MP3 to Music Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question on the music stack exchange about my voice and I'd like to upload and MP3? Is this possible?
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Should users be able to migrate their own questions to another Stack Exchange site?

It might be an idea to allow users to migrate their own questions between sites. This can for example be allowed when all the following condition match: The question has a maximum of X up-votes (for ...
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How do migrated questions count for the Asking Days badges' positive question record requirement?

The Asking Days badge series (curious/inquisitive/socratic) are only awarded if the user has a 'positive question record', which the initial post describes as the requirement that (total questions - ...
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Asking a question, that has never been asked, so the answer can be archived [duplicate]

Should I ask questions – which I can already answer – just because I think the answer might be relevant and should be archived for future generations to be found? Example: I was looking for a ...