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This is 100% status-bydesign. In fact, it's a core part of how Stack Exchange works. The sort of questions you're seeing are what we call "canonical answers." It's an effort to build a knowledge base of information that's likely to be useful for many different people. Self-answering is encouraged. If you figure out something cool that other people might ...


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Per this MSE, posts are enqueued into Late Answers if they were posted more than 30 days after the question and their owners have less than 50 reputation. This was not always the case; originally the rep threshold was 10 points. Here's what I think happened: The new user posts the answer several months after the question was created It swiftly receives an ...


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Without going into the specific numbers: 39% of your standard flags have been declined or disputed. 34% of your spam flags were declined. This is simply too high. It's normal to have a couple of declined flags, but not a third of your total. You were already contacted about your flagging behavior in September 2012. We encouraged you to take a look at ...


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Yes.


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I believe this is status-bydesign, since comments does not appear to be an actual search operator. We can see this by looking in the upper-right of the search results, where it shows the interpretation of your search terms: "Zero answers" is a search criterion, but it's looking for the literal comments:0 string in posts. As far as I know, the on-site search ...


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People trying to use ancient hardware and software come here for support. So just because a thread is REALLY old and seems obsolete, doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't still useful. The problem is when the Community bot gets a question stuck in its head, and keeps bumping it over and over, especially if the question has no value. I recently saw a ...


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Quoting the help center: suggested edit is accepted: +2 (up to +1000 total per user) A quick look at your profile: questions and answers should be worth around ~900 reputation (tentatively more because one upvote and one downvote nets +3 reputation) you have created ~540 suggested edits So it's likely you've had 500 edits approved at 2 reputation each,...


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You already realized that there are two things in your control which have an impact on this issue: You're not logged in You're using incognito mode The captcha is a spam prevention mechanism. You are deliberately triggering it by refusing to appear like a "normal" user. There really is nothing that could or should be done to resolve this situation as it ...


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This behaviour is by design. The idea is that a user is not considered to have enough experience with the topic of the site, so only rep earned on the site is counted: Why is the Association Bonus ignored when trying to answer a protected question? Part of the boilerplate includes: To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site. ...


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New users need at least 10 reputation in order to post images. They also need more than 10 rep to post more than 2 links. This is mainly an anti spam measure and does not (usually) significantly affect the user. Considering 10 reputation can be achieved by one upvote on an answer or two question upvotes it is a trivial inconvenience. It should probably be ...


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Salutations are automatically removed, because posts do not need to have salutations. You can see the full regex used to select salutations to remove in the linked meta SO post.


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I’ve noticed recently that numerous users (including high-rep users and even moderators) have been posting generic, hypothetical questions, followed immediately by an answer and accepting it. Any examples, you're leaving us guessing to which type of those questions you're actually referring. Like nhinkle outlines; we've had community-faq questions, an ...


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The underlying system doesn't distinguish between spam and offensive. We actually have it as SpamOffensive...


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It is a result of raising the reputation level of what should be slotted into the Late Answers review queue. [...] I'd like to try raising the reputation for getting enqueued to the Late Answer reviews to 50 and reconsider upping it to 100 at some point in the future. Previously it was at 10 reputation.


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From the bottom of the bounties page, which you can find in our help centre: How is a bounty awarded? The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace period of 24 hours to manually award the bounty. Simply click the bounty award icon next to each answer to permanently award ...


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This is intended - that time is only updated every 15 minutes to keep things fast on the server side: The rationale is that this number is tracked to give folks a rough idea of whether a given user is still active; the primary implementation concern is raw speed, not accuracy.


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The short answer is too many of your flags have been declined, hence your flags don't show up on our queue


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Searching "partial matches" is already possible. If you search for *shortcatapp*, you'll get the expected result. Enabling partial matches by default would only lead to bad precision in the search results, meaning you'd get a lot of irrelevant posts.


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The last result is an answer, not question and hence says 4 votes and no mention of answers


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Why do you believe that what you are presenting is malformed? When you see: [![enter image description here][3]][3] This seems to be the new behavior of the image upload/insertion tool and it makes sense. Here is the breakdown of why: Previously, an uploaded image would simply be: ![enter image description here][3] And while you were able to see that ...


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It looks like you have posted at least one comment on your own answer (that was itself supposedly a comment). Commenting on your own answers or questions would count towards the total for the commentator badge. For reference and low rep:


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Meta sites have compulsory tags, of at least one you need to have. bug and discussion are compulsory. tags is not. There's a third type of tag called a status tag that only mods and staff can use that's red.


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The Windows tags are already broken into categories. Being that of versions. The line is drawn on what version of the OS you are currently on and need answers for. If you're on Windows 8, then you would tag it windows-8 accordingly. If you're working with two versions of the OS, add the other as necessary. If you think it may help to ask for more, then you ...


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The idea behind this is that if you're giving a custom reason, then the user should be aware of why their question is being closed. This is intentional and by-design.


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In this case, you are viewing answers sorted based on last active date. This will override the default answer scores sorting and show the answer with the last activity (posting or editing) topmost.


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Being able to delete a post that should not be there in the first place trumps any suggested edit waiting on it. In this case, it was purely a malicious spam link, and while your signpost may have been in good spirits, there was no reason to have that answer remain on the site.


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This is by design. A question can always be deleted regardless of whether there are others who link to it as a duplicate. Historically, linking as a duplicate was achieved by merely adding a link to a question's body. Now this is a bit different, so there could, in theory, be mechanisms that prevent you from deleting a question that is still linked to (or ...


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When you reach 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, you will automatically get a 100 point reputation bonus on every Stack Exchange site. For more information see the Reputation page in the help center and the blog post about association bonuses.


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For the moment, this is intended behaviour. Well, not so much directly intended, but... it's a pretty small loophole/edge case. For the time being (the past year and beyond :)), I'd say that if you see someone abusing self-deletion like that, flag the post for a moderator to look over. They can either close the post or reprimand the user, as appropriate.


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