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Are there any review audits in “Help and Improvement” review queue?

I have never seen a review audit in the "Help and Improvement" review queue (maybe because I haven't done too many reviews there), and I can't picture how one would look like. I am simply wondering ...
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Why am I receiving marketing emails from SO when I have unchecked every option in the email settings?

I received the email that is being discussed here. The thing is, I don't subscribe to any emails in the settings on SO. It seems like a bit of an oversight that a user who went out of their way to ...
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“ You have reached your question limit” [duplicate]

I am getting a question limit error. But it also links to https://stackoverflow.com/help/question-bans Which is it? I don't see either error being applicable. I only asked 11 questions so the limit ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax?

As the title says, I could use an exhaustive list of all Stack Exchange sites that use MathJax. If the list included any site-specific customizations made to the MathJax configuration on each site, ...
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Under the tools menu, how should I read the post feedback information?

Note: post feedback page has been removed and will no longer be available For users who have access to /tools on any site, the bottom of the list includes a link to anonymous and low rep post ...
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What are the review queues, and how do they work?

I see a "review" link on the top of the page, which takes me to a few "review queues". What is a "review queue"? What are the various queues for? What can I do in each queue? Return to FAQ index
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Recreate a query for the tags associated with a user based on time filter

I'm looking to recreate a SEDE query that represents the tags associated with a user based on a specific time filter. Consider, for example, the list of users sorted by reputation, filtered by week: ...
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Is there any way to remove your username from the question you asked? [duplicate]

So, I asked a silly question on Stack Overflow. But that's helpful for newbies like I was at the time of asking that question, so now I just want to remove my username from that question. I don't ...
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Is it possible to sort questions by oldest?

On a site I have a custom filter that lists unanswered questions tagged with my watched tags. There are 500+ questions and I want to review them from time to time. If I sort by newest, the pages will ...
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How can I add a link to chrome://flags/? [duplicate]

I'd like to make chrome://flags/ clickable when I write it in a question, answer or comment. I unsuccessfully tried: [chrome://flags/](chrome://flags/) <a href="chrome://flags/">chrome://flags/...
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Understanding Inquisitive Silver badge [duplicate]

The Inquisitive silver badge description reads: Ask a well-received question on 30 separate days, and maintain a positive question record. Please correct me if I am wrong, I interpret the latter ...
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Is it possible to see the daily reputation history of a group of users?

For research purpose, I would like to see the reputation history of a number of users. The reputation history API does not include events such as penalty due to downvoting other users' answers. So the ...
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Review queues, when will they add new items?

I am aware that review queues sometimes don’t immediately add an item into the queue. Such as if a new user posted, the queue doesn’t put the item into the queue immediately. According to my ...
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How can I suggest to change “X is a duplicate of Y” to “Y is a duplicate of X”?

Example situation: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a duplicate of Fullscreen Vista's Command Prompt, or Replacement. But: the first is more general (Windows): higher-voted more marked ...
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Are existing moderators allowed to stand in elections for reconfirmation?

A while ago, I noticed that existing moderators were re-nominating themselves for elections. In other words, the system allows existing moderators to nominate in elections (even though they are ...
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Where can I ask for help when my computer shuts down whenever I move it? [duplicate]

I have the following question: My laptop randomly shuts down, only if I move it. Sometimes it shuts down, sometimes it doesn't. I keep my laptop on for 12+ hrs a day, and it never shuts down, given ...
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Can't write a question? [duplicate]

When I try to write a question, I get the following writing: You have a history of asking low quality questions. Please put more thought, time, and effort into your questions. To help you do this, ...
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How long do IP bans on IP pools last?

I am using an LTE dongle for internet connections. Yesterday after some reconnections I couldn't reach any SE sites. I checked with Tor and could connect. It appeared that I got some IP address that ...
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How to Edit profile in all Stack Overflow powered sites?

I have accounts in close to 10 Stack Exchange powered sites. I want to change my nickname in all the sites. Is there a way I can do it from one page that would reflect in all of the Stack Overflow/...
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Proper SE site to ask about personal medical problem

I know I can not ask the below question on the medical Stack Exchange site, but is there any other place to ask it on the network, like chat or another stack? The question is: My mother has had a ...
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Search doesn't allow exact phrase “[=1]” [duplicate]

Is there any additional advanced search operators that would enforce the existence of [=1] in search results? Using double quote "[=1]" does not work. I couldn't find relevant info in https://...
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Numbers on stats don't match the number of reviews completed

I'll try to be brief. It's not a big deal but it does seem odd and I can't find a logical explanation. On English Language for Learners I reviewed a couple of questions on the close votes queue, I ...
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Is there a “statute of limitations” on misbehavior?

Background: A "statute of limitations" is a law that provides that certain very old transgressions are no longer punishable today - the idea that e.g. it's a waste of everyone's time to search through ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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Does clicking on OK in the “flag for moderator” window with an empty input text field raise any flag?

Does clicking on OK in the "flag for moderator" window with an empty input text field raise any flag?
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Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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StackOverflow API for R?

Is there an R package for accessing the StackOverflow questions, answers, user profiles, badges, etc. through an API? I would like to make a word cloud of popular tags and other such plots.
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What is syntax highlighting and how does it work?

I noticed that sometimes my code gets highlighted in different colors when rendered. What is syntax highlighting? How does it work? Why isn't my code being highlighted correctly? How do I report a ...
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Why did the suggested edit review queue disappear?

As shown, I have 2463 rep in MSE, but suddenly the suggested edit review queue disappeared. Is this a bug?
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Why does the Need review counter often appear inaccurate after a passed review audit?

After passing a review audit, and after the congratulations screen is shown, I sometimes click the stats-link to find out how many additional posts need review. I noticed that the actual number shown,...
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If there are no personal messages, what can I do in my case? [duplicate]

There's a question, and I want to ask the user what wallpaper they are using: How to change syntax highlighting for mode? But I can't, since we don't have personal messages. I understand argument ...
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Why I don't have any review queues? [duplicate]

I have 700 reputation in StackOverflow right now. Once I've reached 500 rep I've got an opportunity to review first posts and do the triage. But now for some reason I can't do that. The inscription "...
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Subscribe to tagged questions on all sites except one?

I am subscribed to the crypto++ throughout the Stack Exchange network. Code Review changed the crypto++, and made it a synonym of another more general tag. I get a fair amount of spurious hits, so I'...
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How can I find my own answer to a deleted question?

Sometimes questions are deleted, like this. When someone like me invests some work to answer such a question, it is not nice that the answer isn't readable in my personal activity. Are my now-deleted ...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question ...
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How do I escape a backtick ` within in-line code in Markdown?

How do I escape a backtick ` within a code block? This is probably a duplicate, since I'm sure it's a common concern, but I can't find a question that addresses this specifically. How do I write ...
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Where can I ask a question about an issue on WordPress hosted on EC2 with ELB?

Which Stack Exchange community should I ask help from? I'm having mixed content issue. Even though have set the HTTP_X_PROTO check in wp-config.php in order to set $_SERVER[ "HTTPS" ] = "on". Still ...
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Black border around chat text input

I suddenly notice a black border around the chat text box: Why is that, and what can I do to fix it?
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Two ways of adding images? What is the difference?

The insert image button works like this: [![enter image description here][1]][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/zVL6w.png Display: But this shorter code does the same thing (I couldn't spot a ...
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What can I do to minimize my chances of getting banned? [duplicate]

One thing that I have been doing that may hurt me is that when an answer gets down votes I delete the answer and rewrite it. I don't just rewrite it because I have found that the down votes ...
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Why am I not receiving the “explainer” badge? [duplicate]

I recently edited this question on MA stack exchange, and within 10 minutes posted an answer. My answer received 2 votes. When I look at my badges, the "explainer" badge has not yet been conquered. ...
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How can I post my Python code on stack overflow? [closed]

I am a newbie on Stackoverflow and I am unable to post my Python code for help. When I copy-paste my code in the Body, it asked to add 4 tabs space. I select my code and click on the {} icon, and yet ...
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Can a Stack Overflow admin grant badges to users?

I am aware it is possible for administrators to delete badges if needed. Is the reverse possible - can an admin grant badges if needed? A situation where this could be relevant is that a badge was ...
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration? When can a question be migrated,...
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What does “full reputation history” provide in addition to “reputation history”?

There is an API for "full reputation history", in addition to one for just "reputation history". What does the "full" version give me that's missing in the regular one? Thanks!
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When is the message “Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?” displayed?

Sometimes I notice the following message on the Questions tab in my profile on Stack Exchange site: Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? On what criteria ...
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Where can I see my previous bans?

I remember seeing a warning that I couldn't post in Stack Overflow for about 6 months, but I can no longer find that message in my profile or settings anymore. Where can I view it?
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A question from an online programming exam I was partly responsible for conducting was asked here

This question was asked, which is identical to this problem from an online exam, the (Indian) Zonal Computing Olympiad 2013. This exam is one of the preliminary rounds which leads to the selection of ...
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What are the “suggested edit stats” mentioned in the 10k tools page?

The access to moderator tools page mentions that you can view the "suggested edit stats": You now have access to various lists and statistical reports, giving you a broad overview of activity on ...
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Are the newest Stack Overflow data dumps still usable today? [closed]

The network connection hasn't worked for some weeks in my place, so I'd want something like hosting a Stack Overflow Dump offline before the Internet connection stops working. I don't think I'll ...

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