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Why obsolete faq on gender pronouns was deleted? [duplicate]

I understand that this question contains obsolete information, but a lot of people spend time on it and answering there, near 2 000 people voted on it. I think it's wrong to simply delete it. It ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

I noticed that the original-now-replaced CoC FAQ was deleted. When the new CoC FAQ came out, I tried to look for my old answer as well as others for comparison. Why not just mark the old one ...
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Is there a reason why calls for the MRRP post being [featured] are being ignored? [duplicate]

The post Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes affects the community as a whole. It is supposed to exist to collect feedback from users regarding the recent changes. Surely it ...
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Interesting answer in a closed question

I have posted an answer to a question, and I really think the answer was good, as I received some up votes, and I really tried my best to answer the question. It happens though the question has been ...
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What disputes need to be resolved with respect to “An Update to our Community and an Apology”?

The question An Update to our Community and an Apology was locked about ten hours ago with a message that clarification can be sought right here on Meta Stack Exchange: This post has been locked ...
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Wrong answer marked accepted [duplicate]

This question: RESTful URL design for search Is a great question and has 71 up-votes to boot, but has unfortunately been marked with the wrong answer. The correct answer quite rightly has 60 up-...
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What makes this question “too localized”?

This question has been closed as too localized: The "I Get It" Reputation Problem As far as I can tell, question timeline suggests rather reliable (though not quite impressive) flow of ...
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writing article instead of asking question [duplicate]

I recently saw this question How to start using PDO? which answer is almost 7 pages long and the OP is saying he is still writing. My question is: is that appropriate to write an article on a FAQ form?...
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Why was my question closed as “opinion-based” and deleted within 5 hours of closing? [closed]

My question, What weaknesses of FunScript should I be aware of?, was put on hold as "as primarily opinion-based". Some people left comments within a few hours; they are very useful for me. My ...
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Why people are downvoting this question? [closed]

Can anybody please tell me what is wrong with this question? People are down voting it and I am not getting any comments telling the reason. Which technology would be good to use to calculate ...
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Question I didn't favorite shows up in my network profile list of favorite questions (but not in site account's list)

I have this Stack Overflow question as top-voted among my favorite questions on my network profile: But I didn't ever see this question until today, and I never marked it as favorite. And in my site ...
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What did I do wrong in this answer? [closed]

I just spent quite a while writing an answer. Within mins it'd been downvoted and the downvoter didn't leave a comment. I'm still quite new to SO and still working out the rules. I guess I've done ...
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Is asking for a list of discussions “Subjective and argumentative”? [closed]

The question Where can I find good discussions of PHP vs Ruby vs Python? was closed as "Subjective and Argumentative". While I understand that discussions aren't welcome within Stack Overflow, that ...
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Is the site 'i.stack.infuriating.com' affiliated with Stack Exchange?

The (now deleted) questing in Biology SE Why female mosquito not considered as a parasites? appears to contain an embedded image but it is not displaying for me. The URL is shown below, it looks ...
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What's going on here?

I was looking at an answer, I went for its revisions and... The Revision#3 looks really strange... I don't have much time to try to investigate what is the reason for that.. But I'd like, because I'...
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Why the question author is totally blank?

What are "." and ".." in a directory? It shows no question owner, not even a simple name (without link). What happened?
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Why is “The Definitive C++ Book List” question allowed, but other book recommendation questions are not? [closed]

Why does The Definitive C++ Book Guide and List get a pass, but I can't ask my own book recommendation question? Can I ask my own book recommendation question in a way that is acceptable to the ...
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Where should I ask my question about ISP networks?

I tried asking the following in networking, but it does not seem to fit the topics. Maybe there is a better place to ask? I have a pretty general question about how networks work on ISP (Internet ...
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Question gone into the void (not visible even for 10K users)

While going through those revisions I saw this: It did not say the duplicate target which is suspicious by itself so I clicked the link still available in the old revision just to be greeted ...
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Are questions about best practices bad?

I was looking at asking for some help from the SO community in relation to best practices for ASP.NET MVC. I planned on making it a Community Wiki as well. But, when I was typing my title, I was told ...
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Account suspension for answering questions well?

In the comments on @Wil's answer in this Super User question, moderator @Diago threatens @Wil and any other user with more than 3,000 reputation with suspension if they answer "not correctly formatted ...
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Should the bold text in this post be changed to normal?

Take a look at this question: As you can see, there's a part that's bold. Many users bold parts of their questions that don't necessarily IMO need to be bolded. This distracts users from looking at ...
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Where can I ask questions about Siebel configuration?

I want to ask few questions about Siebel configuration, but I do not know where to ask'em. I followed startups.com and tried to post my questions there, but as a new-user I can't create new tags (...
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Seeking feedback on downvoted question? [closed]

I am trying to improve my skill at asking questions, so I would like to ask feedback on a question I asked that was downvoted. Force child class to override function of ancestor via parent Why do ...
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Why would I flag a question that most people certainly liked and upvoted?

I may be wrong I am just asking for some clarification. As a part of Stack Overflow learning experience I have a question about a recent (highly liked) question asked on Stack Overflow. I think it's ...
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I just asked a question and received some cryptic responses [closed]

What bloody good is it for you to delete a question of mine without allowing for a conversation between myself and this moderator person? I thought this might be a useful site, but this initial ...
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Should this question about the Code of Conduct be moved here from Politics Meta?

I believe the "Code of Conduct" is of broader concern than just one site. Would my question here be better served on Meta Stack Exchange than on Politics Meta? If so, can someone help me with its ...
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Where did this question go?

Yesterday I was reading through the responses to "what is the best programming paper you have read". I left the tab on my browser open & hit "refresh" today to see what the latest answers are. ...
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Can a moderator or higher up delete a question of mine? [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2198627/what-is-the-code-on-stackoverflow-page-not-found-pages-closed Call me a perfectionist (aren't all programmers) but I dislike having a closed question on my ...
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A question disappeared! Why?

Somebody asks an SQL question, I proudly answer his question, and when I came back to see if my answer was accepted, the question had disappeared! That was the URL of the question. My question is: ...
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How can I delete my meaningless post? [closed]

I posted a meaningless question on Stack Overflow. And some guys already replied and voted it. I can't delete it. Could you please delete it for me? Question Link
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Can the deleted question about custom bootable appliance be undeleted? [closed]

Is there any way to appeal a deleted question? I spent a few minutes coming up with a constructive answer for a very badly worded question, and the whole lot just vanished a minute or so after I ...
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Why was the “How to launch a missile” question deleted? [closed]

There was a funny question ("How to launch a missile?"), highly upvoded by the community, that was closed and almost reopened before I went to bed. I woke up today to the fact that it was wiped off ...
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How can I improve the downvotes of a question as an author? [closed]

I asked a question on StackOverflow yesterday: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17396342/java-diffie-hellman-key-exchange-implementation-gotcha Before asking I searched almost a day for solutions, ...
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Android app not updating content

I used the Android app to edit an answer that I had previously posted on Stack Overflow for this question. But the app is not displaying the updated content, even though I can see it OK on the Stack ...
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Deletion of legacy locked off-topic question on SO

I found this question that was most likely forgotten. Could a mod delete it? Or am I being too picky?
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“best c++ preprocessor macro” question closure [closed]

I created a question on Stack Overflow about the best C++ pre-processor Macros to go with the other pre-existing question about the worst ones. I made the mistake of including some nifty examples in ...
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Why does this question continue to show as Community Wiki, even though a moderator removed community wiki status?

This question shows as being Community Wiki on the question page. However, if you check its revision history, it shows that a moderator removed Community Wiki status. Additionally, I tried answering ...
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Can I delete my own question? [duplicate]

I don't know if it is possible to delete my own question, however I would like to delete the question: Diference Behaviour Of Dispose Method Between Winforms And Textboxes I get down-voted everyday ...
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Need flag help for over zealous user! [closed]

I just got a down-vote for a completely legitimate answer and now I can't flag it so I might get my rep points back. Can someone up-vote me? I should only need 1 point on Stack Overflow.
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Did I ask any bad questions? [closed]

I asked many questions (68) and some perhaps were not very good; my account is https://stackoverflow.com/users/108207/niklas-r. I'd agree to deleting 2 of my own questions since there isn't a ...
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Nominate an old, locked, question for disappearance

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2349378/new-programming-jargon-you-coined I find this one really grating. Why? Because it specifically invites egotistical bloviation: 'What have you coined?' If ...
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Why was my question deleted without any reason? [closed]

My question was removed some 20 minutes after it was posted. Why did this happen? My question was perfectly valid. A copy is provided below. Kindly repost it, please! What are some technical tasks ...
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Why was is this question marked as off topic? [closed]

This question was put on hold for being off topic, but all it is asking is how to do something. There are a lot of questions, especially by beginners, that ask simpler questions than that and are not ...
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Why was my question deleted? … because I offered payment? [closed]

Re: Adding Delay to Animate a hover with jQuery I posted a question, https://stackoverflow.com/posts/13210250/revisions, and I received a notice it was edited, but I don't know why. The inbox notice ...
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Request to reopen my genuine question on Stack Overflow [closed]

I had posted a question today on Stack Overflow which is actually a genuine and a difficult one, but I don't know for what reason the community couldn't get it and they closed the question even before ...
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Why was my question about an alternative dice toss technique closed? [closed]

Link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16878070/java-different-dice-toss-technique This was closed as not a real question. I was surprised to learn that this question was closed and down-voted ...
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Why was this link removed in my question? [closed]

I asked a question regarding how a Blu-ray disk can be released online before the official Blu-ray release date on Stacke Exchange site Movies & TV. So I used a link for source, but someone ...
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My question on Stack Overflow was closed even though it is OK per FAQ

As a programmer I am looking for input from other programmers. The question meets every requirement in the Stack Overflow FAQ and yet it was immediately closed anyway. I would like someone to please ...
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What was wrong in my question that it got downvoted?

Why was my question downvoted: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13785072/how-to-run-a-script-whenever-there-is-net-activity Please briefly tell me what exactly went wrong: Was it in the context ...