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“Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code.” - Not a single line of code was written that day

I really need to ask this question on SO, but I'm not sure what's triggering the "code formatting" checker that is disabling my submission. I've cut sections out of the code that I think may be ...
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“We are no longer accepting questions” questions

When you type "We are no longer accepting questions" into the title of a new question on MSO, you get, roughly, 7,435,654,757,034 possible duplicates. Is there no way that, when this phrase is typed, ...
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Title vanishes when editing a question

While trying to edit this question I noticed the title vanished: This is for inline edit, in the edit page there's no title and no tags as well. Most likely the cause is the first revision of ...
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Appeal to reopen a question

To share my recently gained knowledge I've created this question. Initially it wasn't related to any programming language as this issue concerns color space algorithms in general. After some ...
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Very old, very popular question, now closed

My question, Saving Raphaël image as PNG on Internet Explorer, has been closed. Please take a look at the view counter. Please, take a look at how old it is. Please, read it carefully - it's ...
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Revision history says these two questions are deleted, but they still exist

While playing around with some SEDE queries, I came across the following two odd questions (both from the same user): 758706: Insert matching parentheses xcode? (revision history) 1101705: Input ...
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How to encourage users to self-answer rather than delete?

Is there a way to encourage users to answer their questions if they've found an answer, rather than deleting the question. For instance, its owner deleted this question: Buffered I/O in Chicken ...
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What to do with a question which is a “duplicate” of 2 different questions?

This question seems to have several possible answers. One (for now) exists as an answer to this question; OP indicated that the answer is not good enough (might be good for future viewers though, so ...
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Casted a delete vote, says 27 votes remaining

Two users cast a delete vote on this question, one was me, but when I went back to the question it revoked the delete votes and this is what am seeing So where are the votes which were cast just few ...
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Can a moderator undelete a question deleted by its author?

Yesterday I answered this question Finding best path given a distance transform and after a while it was deleted by its own author. Can a moderator undelete a question deleted by its author? It seems ...
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Is it possible to undelete this incorrectly migrated-then-locked post to reveal useful answers?

I wrote a lengthy question last year on SO about matrix multiplication. It was answered well, and it had gotten about 20 upvotes and 3000 views. In January a moderator decided controversially to ...
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How to deal with this question?

Yesterday I saw this question and flagged it as "very low quality": This question has severe formatting or content problems. This question is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and might ...
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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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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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How this question would be duplicate

I recently asked this question and the community marked it as duplicate of this one,How my question is duplicate of it? My question seeks the following : searching an equivalent for getobjectcontext(...
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I wonder why my question was deleted without any reason

here is my question: Resize png image in Delphi - incorrect alpha channel I offered a bounty on it, after i didn't get answers, and it seemed, that nobody has the answer on it. I wonder, what's ...
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My question has been flagged as a possible duplicate of a question that doesn't solve my problem

My question here (Q2) has been tagged as a possible duplicate of this question (Q1). I can't get the answer in Q1 to solve my problem. I wonder if it is a bug? When I put a trace on the variable ...
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How did #806000 get 250,000 views?

This question has over 250k views. How did this ridiculous number come about? Was it linked on some TV show or something? I can't see any sites linking to the question (except the usual SO pages) on ...
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Please remove the [faq] tag from the “Could we please be a bit nicer to the n00bs” question

Consider Could we please be a bit nicer to new users? This seems 'too localized', as it describes someone's momentary reaction to a particular time in history. If it's a FAQ, shouldn't someone ...
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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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How to find the question with tags which i have given in interested tag(not with any other tags)

I need to find the question which I given in interested tag and not other than any tags extactly. Example : if i given java,array as my interested tags i should get only question from those tags ...
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Why was this question closed as “not a real question”?

This is regarding this question How do I convert a doubly recursive method to a loop? The question is about converting a recursive function with 2 recursive calls to a loop. This is pretty hard to do....
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Ability to embed a snapshot of a main site post into a meta post

On any main site, if you post a link-only question or answer you're likely to get downvoted (possibly heavily) and your question or answer closed or deleted. This is good: links can break or change, ...
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What is the best way to style this semicolon?

One of my initial suggested changes to this question involved replacing a bolded semicolon with an inline code semicolon, their acceptance resulting in this line as part of the final question: Add a ;...
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Asked a question on the correct site, got moved to the wrong site, then gets closed

My question was webmaster related so I asked my question in webmasters, but it got moved to Stack Overflow. OpenID "AOL is unable to verify this website." It is not programming related ...
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Apparently I was out of line again?

(This is why I don't run for moderatorship. That and time.) 10k+ (It's deleted) I won't complain if it was re-opened. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21765466/what-is-the-purpose-of-an-interface ...
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Some feedback on why “How to echo random amounts of dots mixed with spaces?” was deleted?

I noticed that this question got deleted: How to echo random amounts of dots mixed with spaces? It had some good answers, and it seemed to be on topic to me. Any reasons why it could have been ...
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Request to switch which question is a duplicate of the other

The two questions are: Change the URI (URL) for a remote Git repository How can I change the remote/target repository URL on Windows? The first is currently closed as a duplicate of the second one, ...
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Is this question a library recommendation question?

My impression of this question is that it is asking for a library recommendation (for a templating library in Python). My reasoning is that it is asking for a feature that is provided by many ...
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Am I being too strict when not accepting answers?

As a relative newbie who's only gotten active recently, I now have three questions for which I've received one or more answers, none of which I've accepted because I don't think they answered the ...
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Request to re-open a question

The question Can HTTP headers be too big for browsers? Why it should be re-opened This question got closed by 1 moderator as being a duplicate. Even though I clearly stated that the questions ...
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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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Android app crashes when attempting to open a specific question

Normally the app works great but always crashes when I try to open this question on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf. App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: LGE Device Model: LG-D802 OS Version:...
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Is a question about a payment policy appropriate on any SE site?

Is there any SE site where the following question is acceptable? Walmart in my area requires ID for any credit card transaction, even though this is strictly prohibited by Visa, Mastercard, and other ...
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Is this question really too broad and not simply off-topic?

Why would computers transfer data and instructions form main memory to cache in blocks when this means a single cache miss may overwrite a lot was put on hold as too broad. While I can see it is off-...
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On-topic post closed as off-topic

Artifactory has: A tag on Stack Overflow A programmable REST API The question How do I download the latest artifact from Artifactory? was closed as off-topic. IMO, it is not. Can it be re-...
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Does this question need to be flagged as too vague?

I am wondering if the following question should be flagged as too broad and vague. Unit Testing The Onion I see three questions in this post: "does this look like a standard way to unit test?" "...
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For technical vocabulary questions, what site should I use?

I am not trying to do something technical. I just want to understand a couple of things about SaltStack. Which site is the most appropriate for vocabulary questions? Here are the technical DevOps ...
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Graphic Design vs Writers: Which is best for designing a document?

These are two examples: Is this a good way to present images and captions for research document? Nice and elegant separation between proof/equations and explanation I am writing a thesis and I want ...
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Question does not belong to SO but has been answered on SO, what to do with the answer?

One of the first (naive) questions I posted on SO actually belongs to Super User: I wanted to ship the question over there despite it being already answered on SO; it received more upvotes than ...
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Question improperly closed for being too broad?

I was hoping to have this question answered, but it was closed. Pleading in the comments for an explanation has gone unanswered, and I see no way to privately message the closers other than resorting ...
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My question was downvoted and locked; what should I do to improve it?

generate a query that show the times that questions get wrong This question has been around a while, and now I'm receiving so many downvotes that I even got banned from posting new questions. So I ...
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Popular question should not marked as a duplicate of a question that came after it

This question Adding support for math notation was marked as a duplicate of this question: LaTeX on Stack Overflow? It seems very silly, because the original question: was asked earlier has ...
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Where should I be posting this question?

I recently posted Deconstructing Pokémon glitches? to Stack Overflow. I'm interested in learning the answer, and will probably start a very large bounty on the question soon. However, I want to ...
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Where would I ask a question about screenshot automation?

I am searching for a solution that makes an automated screenshot of an AJAX-heavy page 10 seconds after it loaded. But Stack Overflow doesn't seem to be the right site for the question: Static caching ...
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Question about a post

Concerned post Where to store database login credentials for a PHP application It is a more theoretical question which would best belong to webmasters. I was about to flag for its migration, but ...