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Unable to downvote *and* vote to delete from the review page as it used to work

As you know, trusted users can vote Delete instead of Recommend Deletion for answers with score ≤ 0 (see here, and ≤ -1 if not from review). Very often, a non-answer gets an upvote (so it has a score ...
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Are questions with no vote and/or no answer going to have a negative effect on my questioning profile in the network?

This is not actually a duplicate of Can I get banned for asking questions which don't attract answers or votes? I am not asking if only asking questions with no score can get someone banned from ...
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Where would I start with creating a custom stylesheet for SE?

I'm currently using this excellent solution from the thread on the new themes with some changes, alternating with the new theme - they both have advantages and disadvantages I've got specific needs ...
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No check mark – How do I mark an answer as accepted? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question and would like to mark one of the answers as accepted. The problem is that I do not see a way to do so. On the left-hand side of the answer I can either vote up/down or ...
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When are bounties considered as active?

In my user's profile, it says that I have three active bounties. (Here is a snapshot from Wayback Machine). However, for two of those bounties, the grace period is over - so I wouldn't expect them to ...
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Where should we ask "Passage reading" based questions?

You are given a passage then you will be given few questions based on the passage. You have to answer the questions based on the given passage. Example question: Passage: I felt the wall of the ...
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Are the SpaceX related blogs (software-in-space), blogs or advertorials?

Recently several blogs tagged software-in-space have appeared. They very much read like one big advertisement, with some information sprinkled through. This reminded me more of advertorials then blogs....
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What should one do if they are being targeted by a single individual? [duplicate]

For the past few months, every one of my questions (total of eight) have been downvoted almost immediately after posting.  If they are poorly written questions or even if asking a question for ...
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Moderators don't hunt down "questionable grammar"

In the description for the job opening Vice President of Community Management - which I'm glad to see you're hiring for - there's this line: We have a network of over 500 volunteer moderators who are ...
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Does Cyrillic copy/pasted from a Wikipedia definition kill proper display of hyperlinks in comments, but not in posts?

I tried to quote Wikipedia in a comment: For space-word-deficient folks like myself Zarya (Russian: Заря́, lit. 'Dawn'[b]), also known as the Functional Cargo Block or FGB (from the Russian: "...
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(Excessive) login prompt expects my old email even though it's long changed [duplicate]

I opened a superuser.com link today, and found myself not-logged-in. Already a bit suspicious. Anyway, I enter my email and password at the login prompt - and it fails. I enter my old email, which ...
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How to reopen a closed proposal, really?

We get quite a few questions requesting that Area 51 proposals be reopened. Essentially all of these turn into discussions of the merits of specific proposals that have recently been closed rather ...
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Where should I ask about LibreOffice on Stack Exchange?

My favorite office suite is LibreOffice. What sites on the Stack Exchange network are the most appropriate to ask usage questions about it? For example: How can I set a visual queue for empty lines in ...
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Editing my answer on a question that gets closed in the meantime

Let's say I have submitted an answer to a question. Then I spot something that could benefit from an edit. Then I spot a typo. Then I spot something else with it, yet again. You get the picture. What ...
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Where to discuss or show mnemonics on SE?

I have invented a number of new mnemonics and I am wondering whether there is a part of SE where I could answer my own question about what is a good mnemonic for something with my own mnemonic. For ...
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Privacy updates?

I can see that Stack Overflow does not participate in the Privacy Shield program since 2020/04/17. This was two months after the last update on privacy policies and three months before the EU–US ...
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Inconsistent display of number of badges on profile page on mobile website

On a user's profile page, the rarest badges are shown. It also shows the total number of badges you have. On Desktop, it's shown as 'Badges (x)': but on Mobile, it's 'Rarest badges (x)' with the same ...
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My questions are not getting views [closed]

There are a lot of questions here that are basically "why no one answer my questions?" This is a bit different. I have several question unanswered, but I realize that also those questions ...
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Do moderators have super-ping also in comments/posts?

Recently I have noticed for the first time a comment by a moderator which contained @@username. Previously I have seen something similar in chat - I know that the mods have superping in chat - the ...
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How do I search for posts involving two users?

I want to find posts (on some specific SX site) in which each of two users either wrote the question or wrote an answer, i.e. both users interacted with the question in some way - either by authoring ...
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How can one handle copyrighted content when asking questions on SE platforms?

All the content in Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange (even this question) is under Creative Commons BY-SA, with the license version dependent on the date it was published. If you are asking ...
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Is there a way to prevent a word with a hyphen from being split when wrapped?

If I write a word that itself contains a hyphen, and it happens to be near the end of a line, then it will get split at the hyphen during word wrapping. But sometimes this has undesirable (to me, ...
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Is there a quick way to export a chat?

I've been participating in a Stack Exchange chat that has some great information, including some incremental code development showing the actual code as we work on it. I went to try to save the chat ...
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Can posts with no votes (as opposed to zero score) be queried?

I am curious to know how many posts (questions, in particular) have zero score because no one has ever voted on them versus posts with zero score because they have equal (non-zero) numbers of upvotes ...
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How to UNBLOCK a specific domain from Google Search results (stackoverflow.com) [closed]

For some reason I cannot at all see search results from https://stackoverflow.com Video: https://imgur.com/9KsZgaj I must have blocked it unwittingly at some point, and I can’t find any way to undo ...
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Unable to run iOS app on iPadOS 14.5

After upgrading my iPad to iPadOS 14.5, the Stack Exchange app became nonrunnable. I know that mobile apps are not maintained now, but could you please fix this major issue to make the app at least ...
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Daily reviews doesn't match votes available. Why is that?

What's the difference between "your daily reviews" and the "votes left today" in the review queues? Here's a visual from SO's close vote queue where you can cast 40 close votes (...
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Why was there no feedback post for the quarterly CEO blog post?

Yesterday, the quarterly CEO blog post was posted: "Accelerating Stack Overflow’s transformation" Previously, there have been Meta.SE feedback posts where users could provide feedback and ...
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How do you become a "Trusted Community Member"? [duplicate]

When I submit a suggested edit, a notice would say that my edit "Won't be viewable to other people until it is approved by trusted community members" (sorry if I did a quotation mistake), ...
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Can a moderator help me track down the email of a student who copied his homework? [duplicate]

A student copied homework from Stack Overflow. If possible - can a staff member give us his e-mail address so we can contact that individual?
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Requesting deletion of a question [duplicate]

I would like to delete one of my questions because (1) it is closed and (2) it has been downvoted, but I am unable to do so since it had received an answer. It is found on the Linguistics SE and I ...
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Edits to question titles don't seem to be sending an inbox notification to the author anymore

This morning, one of my posts was edited but I wasn't notified. It's 51 characters so I think it's substantive enough (I've received notifications for smaller edits), so I was wondering whether it was ...
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How can I view the links in the profile description of a user without the required 10 reputation?

When a user gets suspended, their reputation drops to 1, which means that the links in their profile description can't be viewed by the readers. Example: profile description before account ...
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Is there a way to reset a profile picture to a previous one? [duplicate]

If I change a profile picture, is there a way I can later change it to a past image, or will I need to find the source of the first image and re-upload it manually?
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Tour page question edits

I recently edited a question to format it more nicely, and edited its top two answers to make them more standard by our modern community consensuses and practices. Then, I edited the tour page ...
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Where should I ask about computer science in veterinary sciences?

I'm interested in learning about what type of software do veterinarians use in their work. For example, I would like to ask something like "What specialistic software do veterinarian surgeons use,...
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How to see Review Queue help boxes again?

Recently new help boxes for Review Queues were displayed to users. E.g.: The box above is about a specific queue. There is also a main box for queues in general like shown here. After dismissing, ...
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Why can't I add a bounty on my 48 hour old question? [duplicate]

I am trying to add a bounty on my 48+ hour old question on Stack Overflow, but I don't have an Add Bounty button anywhere (I checked the FAQ). The question meets the age limit, I have more than 50 ...
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Extreme caching issue allowing answers to closed questions [duplicate]

4 hours ago (at 15:53:08UTC today), I closed this question over on CodeGolf.SE. We've discovered before that it's possible to answer a few minutes "under the line" due to caching before, ...
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Are Themes only available on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow I set a dark theme because I find that much more convenient. Now I wanted to change that bright theme on other sites as well, but there is no such option. Is this a thing, only ...
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Why is the marketing team playing into the trope of mocking duplicate closure?

In this recent post by the official Stack Overflow account on Instagram, it links to a SO blog post called "Sing Me A Song of Stack Overflow: A Musical Tail Call Optimization" from back in ...
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Reviewing the Stack Exchange Policy on Low-quality Contribution [closed]

Need A Discussion discussion To clarify the subject, let me start this post with a real example. I, as a novice user, posted several posts which were deleted naturally or unnaturally. Since some ...
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How many moderators are required to issue an account suspension?

E.g., can one moderator alone suspend a user account, or are at least 2, 3, etc. moderators required to issue an account suspension? I read My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that ...
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On all sites, the bulletin incorrectly displays certain blog posts for up to a week even if they're ineligible to appear on the site due to their tags

This blog post is currently featured on all network sites' community bulletins. As per this staff post, only those posts that have the announcements tag are supposed to be featured across the network: ...
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Where is the appropriate place to ask questions about scientific writing? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing scientific papers, but I don't know which of Science stackexchanges to ask in (could I ask in any of them?) or whether there is somewhere else more appropriate for ...
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Why can't I dismiss these Stack Exchange cookie popups on mobile browser?

These pop-ups keep appearing on my Android phone when browsing Stack Exchange sites. No matter what I choose these popups occur on every page refresh and whenever I try to view a question. I'm using ...
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Why is it so important to restrict questions to being 'on-topic' that some questions can't be asked anywhere on SE? [duplicate]

For example, a question about physics education is seemingly not on-topic on Physics. But there is no Physics Education nor Science Education, so it seems there is nowhere on SE that a question about ...
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What is the benefit (rep?) to someone who votes to close a question? [duplicate]

What is the benefit (rep?) if any to someone who votes to close a question? Is that benefit still there at all if the vote is wrong?
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I feel like I'm in a catch twenty-two situation when posting questions [duplicate]

Similar to this question: One post with multiple questions or multiple posts? except my main problem is accusations of creating duplicates when I (correctly, in my view) post separate and completely ...

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