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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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How to get a Question OFF hold? [closed]

There is one question which got on hold, where the reason is not really plausible for me and it would be a good discussion and I would like to answer it but I can't find a button to ask for "off hold" ...
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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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Why an unprotect option shown for a question which was not protected?

While viewing this question, i'm just wondered of why all the options(share, edit, reopen,delete,flag,unprotect) are shown in two lines instead of a one single line. Is this a bug? And also i have ...
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Should an old, popular C# Static Analysis Tools question be deleted or locked? [closed]

This question currently has some re-open and delete votes on it: What static analysis tools are available for C#?. There is some debate between users in the comments about whether the question should ...
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Why was my “newbie getting started” post deleted?

I recently made a post on Stack Overflow that was kind of a "getting started newbie" question regarding XMPP and Google GCM servers. Someone gave me a vague answer and that was about all that happened....
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Is this answer worthy of redemption?

Patient: It hurts when I bang my head against the wall. Doctor 1: The reason for that is [lengthy technical discussion]. But try again at 5pm on a Tuesday. Doctor 2: Don't bang your head on the ...
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Why is this question on hold? How can I stop it being on hold?

So I asked my first ever question on Stack overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22968299/how-to-move-a-css-and-javascript-image-carousel-around-a-static-image Within minutes I'd been told ...
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How on earth does this question have 2.7k views on day 1? [duplicate]

How come the views for this question is at 2,732 if it was only posted today? It has a lot of answers, too! Is this a bug or is this really happening? How has this happened?
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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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Why did my custom flag on a comment placed as answer get declined?

I just got my custom flag on this answer declined for the well known reason "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer" My custom message was ...
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I don't believe this question should have been closed or deleted

https://stackoverflow.com/q/15908116 OP was trying to pass the value of processId and was passing the string "processId" instead. The question was clear, the answer was clear. The only possible ...
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Why is my question still on hold despite of being narrowed down and added explanation?

I asked a question several days ago, and soon after being posted it was set to "on hold". The reason being that it was too general. I tried explaining more and the question itself got edited as well, ...
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Question Appeal [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22585844/how-do-karma-jasmine-and-protractorangularjs-relate?noredirect=1#comment34432682_22585844 I don't think this question is about opinions but It was closed ...
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Original question being marked as duplicate of a question that should be duplicate [duplicate]

So here is a question that was asked on SO on Jan 2 '11 at 16:32 Can we instantiate an abstract class? and the other question that was asked on SO on Dec 2 '12 at 16:01 Interview : Can we ...
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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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Should I reword this question to try get it reopened?

This question was put on hold because it wasn't clear what they were asking. I had an idea what they wanted so I asked if my assumption was correct (I asked it before it was put on hold). They have ...
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Feast on this batch of duplicates

As part of my ongoing preaching T4 as a replacement for generics I went through the linked questions and noticed there were plenty of them that were once closevoted but the votes dissapeared (due to a ...
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Invalid reasons given for putting my post about modifying an XAML document on hold

I received the following reply to a post: "put on hold as too broad by Robert Harvey♦ 11 mins ago "There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format....
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Can I do anything if I don't agree with migration to another site? [duplicate]

Yesterday I asked this question on SO, How to completely avoid business logic in DAL? and soon after it was closed as off-topic and migrated to Programmers (the history is here, https://stackoverflow....
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Deletion/merger of a particular duplicate question [closed]

It is known that deletion of duplicate questions is not encouraged, but in this particular case, I feel that the question needs to be either deleted or merged with its duplicate. The question in ...
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Appeal to reopen a closed question about Nanigans API

I'm about to appeal to reopen a question This question is: a specific programming problem practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession I see the question as pretty ...
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Why edit is disabled for the following question? [duplicate]

I am trying to edit following post but edit link is disabled. Bootstrap text box not stretching full width Then I tried to go to other question to look weather they allow me to edit and seems all ...
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Question on hold [closed]

I guess I am just a little confused as to why my question is put on hold It says that my question was "too broad," but provides no other information. This was my first question posted to Stack ...
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Why exactly was this question put on hold?

A couple of days ago, I asked this question Low-pass filter in MATLAB returning NaN values It was about applying a low-pass filter in Matlab. I included in the question what I wanted to do, ...
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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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Can you create small chat rooms or did I just embarrass myself?

I was just looking though questions and stumbled upon this question (now deleted). There is nothing special about the question (and it's a dupe of many other very similar questions) but I felt that ...
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Is “Can you be terrible at math and still be a great programmer” historically relevant, or old and off-topic? [closed]

I found this question a few days ago and was a little curious about whether it should have a historical lock or just be closed in the usual fashion. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50529/can-you-...
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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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Request to reopen SO question on JavaScript error detection [closed]

Here is the question: How can I check JavaScript code for syntax errors ONLY from the command line? Several days ago I cast a reopen vote. I've edited the question to the best of my ability so that ...
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Why was this Question Regarding GCC and Clang on Linux Deleted? [closed]

This question was a genuine inquiry for me when I was studying programming in C and considering switching to Clang which appeared to me more user friendly and more newbie friendly than GCC. I did in ...
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Great Q&A, or spammy product announcement? [closed]

Not sure what to make of this question. On the one hand, it's an extremely well-written question and an even better answer. They are written by the same person, which is totally allowed. But... It's ...
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Failed Audit : 4118533 - Close Votes Review Queue [closed]

This seems too broad and/or off topic (for finding a tool). https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/4118533 So I clicked close, but I got this : Am I right that this question should be closed? Or ...
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Are “guessing game” questions off-topic? [duplicate]

I recently came upon this question in the close-vote queue and I'm struggling to figure out what to do with it. As @gnat correctly points out in the comments, this is obviously a "name that thing" ...
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Should I tell the OP to un-accept my answer and post a new one?

I gave an answer to this question that didn't directly answer the OPs question due to missing details (of all the places where the OP was calling some code). However, my comments helped the OP track ...
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Why is this question about testing pdf generation “too broad ”

Any recommendations for how to test generated PDF's? has been considered as too broad and i don't understand why. testing generated binaries is really common problem. probably regardless of used ...
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Should this question showing a poor understanding of PHP be closed? [closed]

In bygone days I would have closed this question using the minimal understanding reason. No as it stands there seems to be no appropriate close reason (maybe Too Broad?). Does this mean that this ...
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This should have been an “invalid edit”, right?

I voted to reject this edit for being "invalid" but was too slow as it was already approved (that's another very annoying issue, this question is not about that). I'm just looking for confirmation, it ...
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Why was this question closed as opinion based? [closed]

I wonder how is this question opinion based or religious exactly. I feel like there has been some overreaction from the moderator Robert Harvey. The close reason states: Many good questions ...
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Why was my NAA flag declined?

I recently flagged this answer as "Not an Answer", but it was declined by a moderator with the following reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it FWIW,...
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Are sympathy/enthusiasm upvotes legitimate?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21854462/build-a-really-simple-ocr-or-speech-recognition-software I agree with everyone that the kid is awesome. I disagree that this is sufficient reason to ...
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Why was this flag disputed?

I flagged this answer as not an answer because this one should be a comment as per Stack Overflow regulations. Even though the flag was disputed, I can not find any comments from the mod who disputed ...
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What is wrong with my question? [closed]

I have asked a math question on Mathematics StackExchange: How many ways to split n elements in k groups? Then I asked on StackOverflow that How to use C++ to count how many ways to split n elements ...
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What to do if my flag on answer, that is obviously invalid, is disputed? [duplicate]

I am an active member on Stack Overflow and usually love to read all the questions and answers to improve my programming skills. Recently I found an invalid answer and flagged that answer as Not an ...
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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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Question about differences between React and Angular.js deleted without explanation [closed]

When Facebook React.js came out, I was curious to know how it was different from AngularJS and posted a question only to have it "closed as not constructive". I found out that my question has now been ...
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How is my question a duplicate? [closed]

I recently asked this question and it was marked as a duplicate of this question. If you look at my question description, it states that I have been trying to install the application and was facing ...
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Questionable edits to this question

I recently came across edit history for a recent question. The most recent 2 edits are a little odd, and I think they should both be rolled back. In both cases, the editor (not the OP) changed the ...
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Why is this question about the usefulness of nulls “primarily opinion-based”?

When is null useful? has been closed as primarily opinion-based, and I can't understand why. Look at the first answer: For example, if you have a model where you aim to produce little or no garbage,...
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Reputation (and answer) lost on deleted question

Before I get to the main part of my question, I know something similar was asked here, but I have a more localized question about a certain deleted question. If I need to, then I'll delete this. I ...