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Favorites Q/A Mark [duplicate]

Stack Exchange App question: I recently tap the "star" that mark favorites questions (that one besides the edit & share icons) but I can't find how/where to see all those questions that ...
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Where to ask which Stack Exchange website is correct for my question? [duplicate]

The title says it, where should one ask about the correct Stack Exchange website to ask their question if they aren't sure? For example, I want to discuss why it is a popular opinion that North-...
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Is it acceptable to post an answer to my own question? [duplicate]

I spent many hours researching on Stack Overflow for help on a particular programming challenge. I didn't find an answer close enough to what I was looking for. I was going to post a new question, but ...
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How to write blocks of code [duplicate]

I really hope someone out there could help me understand my doubt regarding posting/answering with a code block on Stack Overflow. OK, so I posted the below R function a while back, and as you can ...
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Which SE site is appropriate for questions about crowdsourcing? [duplicate]

I'm creating an online questionnaire using microtask crowdsourcing service e.g. Amazon Mechanical Turk, but I'm stuck with the questionnaire design that best suits my analysis. I appreciate if you ...
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Where should I post a question about googlevideo.com and streaming sites?

I asked the question linked below on two sites so far, Stack Overflow and Super User. Both deleted it and referred me to the other site. I read the thing for both sites, and it seemed like it was ...
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Login options in Stackexchange account [closed]

When you login into Stack Overflow or any other site in the Stack Exchange network it provides couple of login options. 1. Login with StackExchange.com 2. Login with Google account What is the ...
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Can the click handler be removed from links on all StackExchange sites?

Many browsers nowadays use the middle mouse click as a shortcut on "open link in new tab." I've noticed a trend in the past few years to use click handlers in links, which breaks this behavior. On ...
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Is it possible for a user to have less than 1 reputation? [duplicate]

Is it possible, under whatever circumstances for a user to have less than 1 reputation on a Stack Exchange site?
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My gravatar disappeared…and cannot be selected in profile picture change area…how can I get it back? [duplicate]

This issue seems to be different from others reported previously in the Meta SE (and I have looked at them all). These things I identify in this message. Without having changed my profile (or email ...
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Why must I wait three minutes after posting an answer to post another answer?

I like this site, but what makes me despise sites are things like this: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: new users can only post answers every 3 minutes; try again later. So ...
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Why was my account banned after posting a valid answer?

I gave the answer shown below to a question about a bug in the keyboard of an iOS UIWebView. I had put a link to my blog post containing a couple of other common answers to the question, as this ...
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Flags declined on short answers that should be comments?

So I was flagging various answers and noticed that a lot of moderators (10k+ users) have answers which should be comments; I flagged some but quite a few became disputed and rejected. Just now I faced ...
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Turn off Markdown formatting

Markdown formatting makes easier to write good looking questions and answers, but sometimes people use ASCII art (like above) to create tables or other symbols to make their question/answer more clear....
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What should I do when I see a “question ban warning”? [duplicate]

When I ask question, It says following: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a ...
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Why don't questions from the religious SE sites ever show up in the “Hot Network Questions” sidebar?

Not once have I seen a question from a religious Stack Exchange site show up in the "Hot questions" side bar, and I've been keeping an eye out for over a year now. Is it because the Stack ...
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Why am I getting “no longer accepting questions from this account”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? This question was initially posted on stackoverflow.com since ...
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Why haven't I been awarded the Electorate badge? [duplicate]

So, I here's my SO profile. I voted on 601 questions and 646 answers. Why don't I have the Electorate Badge?
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Rename [wifi] to [wi-fi] [closed]

"Wi-Fi" is the correct spelling. "Wifi" should be the synonym. Citations: The Wi-Fi alliance makes extensive use of the "Wi-Fi" spelling on their website (check the bottom for their trademarks), ...
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Can I report users that give self-assured answers that are completely wrong?

I asked a question about interpolating polynomials (fit numpy polynomials to noisy data) and initially was given really mean-spirited and bad advice. Two particular users gave me a really hard time ...
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Place to ask questions about product/service recommendations [duplicate]

Is there any place in the SE network where I can ask this question? I'm looking for a PHP/MySQL form generator (free or paid) that meets the following specifications: Must generate HTML, CSS, ...
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Question closed as Not A Real Question [closed]

This question was closed as Not A Real Question, which states: It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot ...
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I keep reviewing my questions so that they are not downvoted, but nothing I do help [closed]

I've noticed that my answer has a score of -3(-6 now that I posted here), and I don't understand why. Maybe my answer is not the most eloquent of all answers or can completely solve the issue, but I ...
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Where's the list of users who voted on closed question?

"How do I view close votes and reasons?" error? answer says When the question is actually closed, the users who voted (and the winning close reason) are made public, anyway. yet is see ...
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which Questions to ask on which StackExchange website

Finally i have found a place where can i put my query.I have been actively involved with StackOverflow for 8 months as Algorithmist. But every now and then I find that most naive users (including me) ...
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Removing bounty from answers that are not worthy? [duplicate]

I have created a bounty on a question. None of the answers I believe are adequate because they do not address my questions. My problem has been asked many times before so I was kind enough to link ALL ...
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Unbelievable reputation for a new member [duplicate]

I've just looked at the stats for a relatively new member and cannot believe the rep he supposedly made in one day, being a relative rookie. https://stackoverflow.com/users/2125720/jayram?tab=...
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How I missed seeing the help link for Markdown formatting when asking a question

*Note: I edited the title to more accurately match the final disposition of this question. Still leaving it around for any others who might be as clueless as I was. It's a big world. There is a non-...
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I can't post my question because of the “indentation”! How do I fix this?

I entered over 100 lines of code for my question, and then pressed "Submit" on Stack Overflow. The website gave me an error, saying that my code was formatted wrong. It suggested that I use the Ctrl+K ...
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I can't suggest an edit to another persons question or answers

I was able to suggest edit to another persons question or answer, until now even though it required approval by another trusted user. But now I am not even able to do it. Is it some change in policy ...
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Can links in the answers be popped up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: make links posted by users open in a new window I was taught in my html programming class to pop up to a new window when you have a link in a list, especially a long one. I'm ...
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Why are some of my question titles blue and others gray?

When I look at the question page of my profile, I see some question titles in blue, and others in more of a gray, but I don't understand why. Here's a picture of what I see, in case you don't see the ...
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Where can I ask a question about design patterns? [closed]

I want to know which design patterns are used in the development of a Java project. So where can I ask questions about this?
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On one page, same person, different reputation points

Matt asked this question. Matt answered that question (which isn't an answer). Both were joined before a week, so I assumed he's one person. They both have the same gravatar. http://phpcode.eu/...
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Problems posting questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “It does not meet our quality standards”? When I tried to post my question, it says my question does not meet the quality standards and hence doesn'...
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Can I delete old downvoted questions that I edited but which were never upvoted, so I don't get banned?

I have old down-voted questions that are (3-4 months old). Can I delete them? I already updated most of those down-voted questions, but the votes on them didn't change. Some of those question are ...
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What can I do about downvotes cast in retaliation? [duplicate]

A user posted an answer on Stack Overflow which was incorrect. I downvoted it (and upvoted the other correct answer besides my own), and told him why I downvoted it, and he proceeded to downvote my ...
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What is the process of awarding 'Enlightened' badge? [duplicate]

Enlightened badge is awarded for first to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. I am confused on seeing some users' answers with this qualification didn't get awarded this badge. For ex, See ...
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Is there an easier way to paste code to stackoverflow for non-techies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I format my code blocks? I'm looking to ask a few questions, but, unless I want to individually indent 2000 lines of code with 4 spaces each, I'm not going to get to ...
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Why can't I ask “Why there is no ”++“ operator in Ruby?” on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “It does not meet our quality standards”? I'm trying to ask the question in title, but got "Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: ...
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Do I get paid for apps put on Stack Apps?

Someone suggested me to develop an application using Stack Exchange API, and put it in Stack Apps. Do I get paid for apps put on Stack Apps?
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How can I search for all accounts that are suspended on a specific site? [duplicate]

How do I search for all accounts that are currently suspended on a specific SE site? What I have in mind is something in analogy to typing closed:1 into the on site search text field, which results ...
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Accidentally posted on wrong forum

Any chance you can transfer my posts from stack overflow meta on to this meta list. 100% my bad in my head stack exchange and stack overflow are synonymous and i have to correct my thinking. I don't ...
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Why wasn't my question viewed by more users?

I have posted a question, Is there a way by which I can complete a PayPal transaction end to end without any interference from the user? and tagged it with c#,asp.net and web-services along with ...
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Account Association Bonus not Awarded

I know this has been discussed before, but I seem to be missing something. About a month ago, I crossed the 200 reputation barrier in my Code Review account. Because that account is associated with my ...
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Is there a separate site to ask questions about God? [duplicate]

I saw religious SE sites like Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, etc. But over all we can say God regardless of religious. I want to ask a question about God, but not specific to a religion. Is there a ...
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Can I ask if a quote can be beaten?

I have received a quote for a spectrometry kit. The kit includes 10+ items, and if I buy the items individually, I may be able to reduce the overall price of the kit. Am I able to ask a question ...
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I know somebody who is downvoting my posts across all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? What is serial voting and how does it affect me? I know somebody who is downvoting my posts across all Stack Exchange ...
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How to respond to an improperly closed question?

I am referring to https://stackoverflow.com/q/11064716/390153. The question was a little clumsy, but reasonable and amenable to a direct answer. I demonstrated this by answering it. However even ...
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How to get further elaboration from someone who posted a good solution? [duplicate]

I just posted to request (as a low-rep user; not a high enough rep to comment) for a feature to ask a user on someone else's question, who posted a good solution, for further elaboration. My post was ...

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