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If I delete my SO account, can I use my email on another account?

Lets say I deleted my account, after a while I have a question that only can be answered on SO (just an example), Can I use the same email or not?
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Inconsistency between points

One of my questions has been migrated and it's still here as an orphan. When I click on it I'm redirected to migrated page. The number of points don't match. Should they match? If not, should the ...
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Do historically noticed posts contribute to reputation?

Do historically noticed posts contribute to reputation? If they do, consider this a feature request so that they do not. A historically noticed question “is not considered a good, on-topic question ...
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Literal string search is destroyed by filtered short words

Example: c# +reflection +"create array" yields 0 results. c# +reflection +"create an array" yields 24 results. c# +reflection +"create and array" yields the same 24 results. c# +reflection +"create ...
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Why can I not save an edit for a question when I only edit a code block? [duplicate]

When I try to edit a question with poor formatting, I received this message: Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: Nothing appears to have changed Here is an example of the ...
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Why am I not able to see close options on every question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “closed” question? To see a close tab on every question, one needs 250 reputation. I have enough reputation on Stack Overflow (i.e., greater than 2000), ...
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Regular expression for hyperlinks used by SO/SE

What is the regular expression SO/SE sites use for making the hyperlink active? There is a problem if the hyperlink is in the sentence, that it might be followed by interpunction. I see that if there ...
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How can I show my appreciation for someone's time taken to answer my question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Thanking users who answered my question Everyone likes to be appreciated, especially when they take time out of their day to help someone just because they're passionate about ...
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How to include large input/output?

Is there a convention to include large input or output in the question? The author of this post was kind enough to upload the large input in an external site so that the readers don't have to scroll ...
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Adding post notices bumps questions, but removing them doesn't

I just saw this on the main page of MSO and clicked the "10h ago" link to see what change Adam made: I was taken to the top of the question page with no indication of what activity Adam performed. So ...
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Do downvotes on questions I've voted to close not reduce reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should downvotes on questions be “free”? Sometimes while cleaning up old or severely downvoted questions, I'll do quite a few downvotes and close votes in a short ...
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What are valid licenses that we can use when posting answers (code snippets) in stack overflow?

1) Should we specify under what license a code snippet is under? 2) If the snippet doesn't come under a specific license, how can we use the solution and be sure of not being harassed later because ...
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Why wasn't the bounty awarded on this question?

Can someone help explain how bounties should work in this situation: Automatically build resource class based of XML in Java The asker didn't award the bounty, but the answer met the criteria for ...
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Benefit to user of Creating new Tag

I know how to create a new Tag, but what is benefit to me if I do create one? I know it will help to specify the problem category, but what other benefits does a Tag owner get?
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when is it ok to accept an answer for a tutorial/guide question?

I recently asked a question requiring a person to give me a tutorial/guide for a particular goal. I promptly received an answer too, but it's going to take sometime before I actually implement the ...
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Why aren't my answers shown on my Stack Overflow profile?

I love this website. It's my favorite site, and I use it hourly. But I'm not smart enough (like most of you) to contribute to the coding questions, the asp.net questions, and so on. The questions I ...
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Update FAQ to state clearly that SO is for objective questions, and Programmers for subjective questions

Perhaps I'm a little unique, but it took me a little while to understand why subjective but relevant questions were not acceptable on Stack Overflow. (Here is the object lesson: Questions about ...
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Can we flag entire user accounts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flag abusive users Ok, so I got a new answer to an old question of mine. Then answer didn't make any sense, and didn't look like it had anything to do with the question. The ...
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Meta front page rarely slightly out of order

Something's not right about this. I've seen this three times today: a question that should be at the top of the page (due to being changed most recently) is still stuck in its previous position. I ...
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Possible bug in sidebar “question asked:” date

I asked this question yesterday, approximately 18 hours ago ("2011-12-13 20:24:03Z" according to the hover text), and it's still being displayed as "today". I assume the "Z" in the timestamp refers ...
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The review page returns a “page not found” error

When browsing the badge page, I found some badges' description refer to reviewing. Somehow I get page not found error when trying to access reviewing page. Is it just me or is it a Stack Overflow bug?
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fruitful questions that yield highly scored answers. Should they keep with 0 upvotes?

During review I have found some questions with no or one upvote that however produced fruitful discussions or a series of answers, one or more of them with a high number of votes. Personally, if I ...
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Why can't I tag certain people in comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? I fully expected to find this question already asked after typing it in, so if there is a duplicate somewhere please direct me to it... I can't ...
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The “total rep” line of the reputation audit features incorrect colons/braces

From my reputation audit for tex.sx: ** rep today: 262 ** rep this week (2011-12-04 - 2011-12-10): 262 ** rep this month (2011-12-01 - 2011-12-31): 752 ** rep this quarter (2011-10-01 - 2011-12-31): ...
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Close duplicate question with reference to a closed question

Is it ok to close a question as duplicate with reference to another question that has been closed as not a real question? That would leave any poster or pleople coming in from search engines nowhere.
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Why did my reputation go down? [closed]

My rep dropped over 75+ points in less than a minute...WTF ? I look at my profile and see nothing in today's activity that suggests I lost any points but somehow I did. Is this an error because its ...
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Is it possible to migrate or restore deleted posts?

I was sad when I discovered that one of the posts I favorited was deleted... if you can see deleted posts, here is a link: What is the best comment in source code you have ever encountered? I haven't ...
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Copy editor badge query vs. docs

(Possible dupe, though I haven't seen the mis-match explicitly mentioned.) Badge page says 500 posts, this query says 600. If nothing else, which is right? Just curious.
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What to do with my questions which have not been solved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get attention for my old, unanswered questions? What should I do with unanswered questions of mine, or questions with answers that don't help, if I don't have an ...
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Am I allowed to use the Stack Overflow logo/name in a Game

Looking through the Trademark Guidance page, I am not entirely sure if it would be ok to use the Stack Overflow logo in a simple computer game I plan on developing. The Stack Overflow logo (in the ...
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XML highlighting of tag with < in the attribute

I'm still searching for an exising bug report on the google prettify bug list page and I will add one if none exist, but I thought someone here might like to know as well. It seems that XML attributes ...
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Strange increase commitment score

During the last hour the commitment score for game of go increased from 90% to 94%. First it went from 90% to 92% without anybody signing up Then it went from 92% to 94% with only two signups (51 rep ...
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Editing via review delivers text area with improper escaped HTML tags

I clicked to edit a comment in review on the prime stackoverflow website. Original text I had planned to edit was not in a code block (as below for presentation purposes) and was similar to: $...
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Close inactive question to improve accepted ratio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I vote to “delete” one of my posts if it gets no replies, to avoid its effect on my “accept rate”? I have on occasion had quite a number of ...
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Why are posts deleted because of spam/offensive flags still automatically locked?

Posts that get deleted because of spam or offensive flags are automatically deleted and locked by Community. I guess this is a holdover from the old days when users were able to easily undelete their ...
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Should I close a “use JavaScript for Java” question?

In https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7592918/how-to-deploy-dojo-into-pre-existing-project-in-eclipse it looks like the user wants to use a JavaScript toolkit inside a Java project. Should I vote to ...
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Should I post MS SQL Server 2005 code in response to a question which is related to MySQL?

Actually right now on http://stackoverflow.com I see a question which is related to PHP or MySQL. How to display hours between two dates in mysql and user wants the answer either in MySQL or PHP and ...
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Introduce a non-tag way to mark / blame bad code / bad practice

With the overwhelming influx of more and more bad quality code from beginners in tags such as PHP, jQuery, mysql, etc. it becomes increasingly likely that bad code / bad practice is not corrected ...
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An Editor bug that I'm really getting tired of

I'm using Chrome 14.0.835.186 on MacOS 10.6.8, and I frequently have trouble editing my posts because the editor, when loading the post content, has a tendency to omit things. Here is a recent ...
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Unexplained increase of reputation when accepting an answer

I have just accepted an answer. Afterwards I noted that my rep had increased by 2, and I remember that you are given that every time you accept an answer. However, when I looked at the Reputation tab ...
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How the Bounty Rules Applied

Here it is mentioned that Users must have at least 75 reputation to offer a bounty but I have saw a question with the bounty of 50 whose reputation point is 34. I wonder how he could able to start a ...
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Can I earn 2 reputation when my suggest edit is improved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I improve an edit suggestion, does the suggester still get +2 rep? When my suggest edit is improved, It will saved as an old version, and that means my edit is approved. ...
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What question (or answer) on the Stack Exchange network has accumulated the most downvotes? [closed]

Or the most negative rating? (no need for an answer that's completely right - I'll also take anything that has an especially high number, as it might be interesting to identify trends).
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Flagged as not a real question is Invalid but it is closed as not a real question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flag deemed Invalid, but question closed for the same reason Mean, Median, Mode, Range - Java seemed not a real question to me, so I flagged it; my flag was marked invalid, ...
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Question get truncated before posting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? I don't know if this is a known rule yet, but I just tried to post a question beginning ...
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Request: User Unban, merge accounts

Being a beginner w.r.t programming, I had many questions, which seemed rather offensive and silly to the Stack Overflow community. My account got banned on Stack Overflow a few days ago after I ...
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Modal Issue between Area51 Staging Area and Discussion Zone

In the answer to this question, I was told that Staging Area vs Discussion Zone in Area51 is much like the way Main vs Meta sites are for the rest of SE. First, this makes no sense because meta ...
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Reputation Dropdown bug [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation summary incorrect I found today that the Reputation/Activity dropdown is off from the Reputation total in the profile page. I added the numbers on the reputation ...
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Stack Overflow: “It does not meet our quality standards.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “It does not meet our quality standards”? After this filter got added to the Stack Exchange sites I have been spending a half hour or more to post a ...
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Posting answers through an iPhone

Which directives or symbols are used to format codes when posting answers and comments from an iPhone and Android?

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