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How does one accrue votes to undelete a question silently deleted due to lack of activity in order to edit and reactivate it? [duplicate]

My question How far will Hayabusa-2 back off before the “bomb” goes off? was silently deleted by the community bot for lack of activity and votes. I've revised it and would like to reactivate. I voted ...
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What's the URL format that shows all comments expanded for all SE sites?

I want to archive some questions. But some comments are hidden because of the mechanics of how SE's UX work i.e. I have to click on show X more comments below each post. So, like superuser.com/a/...
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Is Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow staff really interested in users' feedback? [duplicate]

After some years of enthusiasm about Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites, admiring the politeness of the communities and the effectiveness of the whole system, I finally stumbled upon a ...
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Where to ask in order to locate a book

When I was young I was reading a book about physics. The book had a white cover with green text. The information in the book was partly that if you shoot an arrow from the back a train then that will ...
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Why are “protected” questions marked also as “highly active”?

I’ve recently noticed that some questions are marked as “highly active“ while actually they are not. This is a recent example of a question that never hit the “Hot Network” list and its total views ...
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Yearling badge awarded multiple times within a year [duplicate]

Is this a bug? [Yearling] Awarded 9 mins ago Awarded May 31 at 19:33 Awarded May 31 at 10:55 Awarded May 6 at 19:40
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Language hint in list breaks list in StackExchange sites but not in Meta [duplicate]

I'm trying to add a language hint to a snippet in a list item like so: - A list with code: <!-- language: lang-none --> some code with follow-up... - Another item In the Meta ...
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What will happen to a suggested edit if in the meantime, the owner gets the privilege to edit posts?

I was thinking of all the ways an approved Suggested Edit may not lead to an increase in reputation for this SEDE query. Then a thought occurred that what will happen if a user suggests an edit and ...
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Why does Stack Exchange not have an expat website? [duplicate]

We, as expats for example in Germany, face a lot situations which require asking questions and seeking answers. We do in private groups, on Facebook, or search on Google. However, I believe if we have ...
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Which Stack Exchange site is the most suitable to ask questions about garbage management?

I’ve looked at Earth Science, Biology, and Sustainable Living. Unfortunately, I’m not a contributing member to either of the sites, so I have little idea where my question would be a good fit. It’s ...
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What happened to the rule that one can only downvote posts in a 2:1 ratio with their upvotes?

In March 2010, Stack Exchange announced major changes to reputation and voting rules, most notably, that upvotes on questions would be devalued to 5 reputation (a change that was later reverted). ...
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How do I search for code fragments that are punctuation? For example, how do I search for the strings ||: or ->? [duplicate]

How do I search for code fragments that are punctuation? For example, how do I search for ||: or -> ? Is there a way to search for these sorts of things in StackExchange? Here's what I've ...
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What does the “1” mean in the “moderator accepts moderator agreement” event in the user history?

Moderators have access to a list of events which happened to or because of an action by the user. One of those is "moderator accepts moderator agreement", and it has a comment "1 by&...
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Maximum number of sites shown on combined profile flair? [duplicate]

I use the Stack Exchange Combined flair on my personal website. I understand the criterion of inclusion for a SE network in this list, and also that the participating sites are shown listed in the ...
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Are retracted flags still reviewed/processed by moderators?

I have flagged a post as "in need of moderator intervention" with detailed explanation, but then I realised that actually "very low quality" flag fits quite well, so I retracted my ...
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Tag popup doesn't show on some tags

I'm having a strange issue with the [google-analytics] tag on Web Applications Stack Exchange. When I'm using the latest Firefox on macOS 10.15.5, even with the cache cleared and all userscripts ...
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Just to clarify the attribution requirements

When a question or answer was posted under one license (e.g. CC BY-SA 3.0), and edited under a different license (e.g. CC BY-SA 4.0), who should be credited as the "author" for attribution ...
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Where can I find statistics about deleted questions related to Stack Overflow? [closed]

For my research, I need statistics on deletions between July 1 2013 and March 4 2019 related to Stack Overflow questions. Since the repositories do not contain deleted questions and this data is not ...
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Are all current SE policies in the Help Center?

As we know, all users should follow the SE policies, so all policies should be easily accessible to all users. I think the only place one can find them is the Help Center. So, the following question ...
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What did Yaakov do to this post?

Looking at the frontpage I saw this: (direct link to question) I remembered seeing this as a really old question, so I decided to look what was changed in this question. First of all I though perhaps ...
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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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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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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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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 I ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding a possibly deleted user account profile page

Where is the "about" page for user8680478? If "my" URL is: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/177328/thufir I tried: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/8680478 but that just gives me a 404 ...
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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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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 the newest Stack Overflow data dumps still usable today?

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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How is the number of “people chatting” computed?

The Music Fans chat is pretty lonely, but the system doesn't seem to think so: Image: Chat sidebar claims that there are "66 people chatting" On a good day, there are probably 3 people in ...
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Where can I ask questions about plays and musicals?

As there is no Theatre SE, I wonder where I should post questions about plays and musicals? I couldn't decide between Movies & TV or Music or even Literature. More specifically, in this case it ...
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Where to ask about particular part of data getting transferred to your computer?

I'm not really sure on which Stack Exchange site the following question belongs. It certainly has something to do with computer science, but it does not ask about specific algorithms, code or bugs (...
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Search for usernames across the network

In Charcoal HQ, from time to time, we create a detection for a username which has been used in a lot of spam posts across the network. We need to make sure that the username being considered for use ...
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The scope of JavaScript datatypes related question

I need to know the scope of the follwoing question in the stackexchange network, I am not sure about its relevancy to Stack Overflow: I am not able to understand how could undefined and null are ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for board game makers?

I'm looking to create a physical floor-game/game board but would like input from experienced game makers/players. Is there a home on Stack Exchange for that?