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How to flag duplicate answers?
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Unless you are a moderator (20k or community elected), your only option is to flag the answer and state your concerns. However, please do not flag the question as spam as that has other side effects.

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Do I lose the Tumbleweed badge if I delete the question?
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You do not lose any badges once they are awarded whether that may be because of deletion of a question or later downvotes. There are a few exceptions to this general rule: Tag badges (ie javascript,...

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How do I know whether I am eligible for the Fanatic badge?
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In your profile, there is a visits count that displays the total number of days visited and the consecutive days visited as well. Once you have reached 100 consecutive days you will receive the ...

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How do you access deleted questions?
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You can view your recently deleted question by clicking the "view recently deleted questions" link at the bottom of your questions page. Per Shadow Wizard's comment, it appears that the history ...

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Please remove 'may already have an answer' from question
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The question has not been completely closed yet so you are the only one that sees the possible duplicate message. The following answer explains this feature more: Stop generating "possible ...

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What is "user was removed" message with down reputation?
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A user upvoted one of your questions; but that user has since been removed/deleted. Therefore, your reputation from that upvote has been removed as well.

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incorrect anchors in FAQ
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The link isnt broken; StackExchange is just using the feature a little bit differently then normal. They provide the content at the top of the page and in the normal place instead of just jumping to ...

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Why do some Meta SE sites have their own reputation count while the other don't?
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Meta Stack Overflow is the only meta site with its own reputation. This is because it is not only the meta site for Stack Overflow, but it is also the Meta for all of the StackExchange network. This ...

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Is my reputation frozen?
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You can only receive a maximum of 1k rep from suggested edits. This info can be found as one of the bullets in What is Reputation. suggested edit is accepted: +2 (up to +1000 total per user)

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Why was the size of SO's first post review queue reduced by two thirds in three days?
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I believe the most logical explanation for this is the New Community Review Badges. Since the release of these new badges, the review system has probably seen a flux of users trying to get them.

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retag is broken, in that I can do it already
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Based on the description for the retag privilege, it allows you to retag a post without it going through the peer review system that edits go through. When you receive this privilege you get the ...

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Downvoting an answer that should be a comment
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If it seems to be more of a comment and does not provide a valid answer, I think it would be proper to downvote the answer. Make sure to include a friendly comment asking them to improve their answer. ...

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Notification for tag badge appears multiple times
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Tag badges are the only badges that can be lost (unless your badge is gained wrongfully and is taken away); therefore, when you went below 100 votes you lost the badge. When you reached the 100 votes ...

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Close or delete your own too localised question?
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In the case that the question was actually deleted, the user would lose their rep; however, you cannot delete your own question if there is an answer with an upvote. You would have to flag it for a ...

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Can high rep users suggest tag synonyms?
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When you go to a tag there is a link for synonyms. When this link is clicked, you will see the following message: Users with more than 2500 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the ...

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Unmark question as dupe
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Questions will not be marked as duplicates until there are a total of 5 close votes and the majority chose that the question was a duplicate (unless of course a mod marks it as duplicate which only ...

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How do you create replies to answers?
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New users are not able to comment on other people's questions/answers until you have reached 50 rep. You may want to check out the faq for when you can gain other privileges as well.

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How do you get the Generalist badge?
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This is the short description for the badge. Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags This means that you must achieve a 15 total score on your answers to questions that have ...

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Has anyone ever come back from a banned account?
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People work their way out of a question ban all the time. The best thing you can do is to improve the quality of your old questions; however, tt may also be helpful to get a moderator to undelete ...

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Why is my avatar picture on askubuntu replaced by a "pattern"
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It is most likely a caching issue or an issue on gravatars end; however, I am currently seeing the image as being the same. Profile Image Answer Image

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Should wrong but funny answers be posted?
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It depends on the situation. If it's something that should not be mentioned and you would not want your wife/husband/child to read it, then please don't write it, especially in the case of a ...

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Reputation on other Meta Stack Exchange sites
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All meta sites other than meta.stackoverflow.com inherit the rep of their parent site. You cannot gain any rep or lose it. Meta.SO is different because it is not only meta for SO but also for ...

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How to increase reputation from one
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There is also a suggested edits system which will allow you to contribute to the community by improving questions and answers. You should generally only make grammatical improvements and increase the ...

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Does Votes of Answers affect votes of Questions and/or vice-versa?
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You seem to indicate that votes correlate with importance when they actually correlate to quality. If a question is not worded well or is not clear it should be down-voted; but if someone ...

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HOWTO award extra bounties?
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The option to start a bounty appears below the comments, but it only appears after 2 days of the posting of the question. Below is a screenshot of the option available for the question you linked as ...

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Remove python-shapely tag
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Tags are automatically deleted after 24 hours if there are no questions using them.

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On SO - how much do I have to know before I ask a programming question?
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if you at least google it and check a couple of the results and cant find it then come here

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Why was I able to vote to close my own question (having 909 reputation only)?
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The view close votes privilege allows you to vote to close your own questions at 250 reputation. To quote from the privilege page: This privilege allows you to view and cast close and reopen votes ...

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Is the alert for new badges not shown anymore?
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After you gain 200 rep, most bronze level badges will no longer send notifications. Silver and gold badges will always send notifications though.

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Privilege lost at migration
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The reputation is different for every site; therefore, your privileges may be different. Why should they be equal across all sites? The StackExchange system hosts a broad range of topics. This can ...

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