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Not much. Just keep calm, reject edits that seem wrong and if they seem to go through, roll back. That said, there's some merits to his edits you might consider - switching the title to include the version, and rather than his slash and burn approach, maybe switch from the "conversational" tone to something more formal. In short, rather than rejecting ...


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I read this question. I went to do research on it. tried myself, searched on net, made changes and eventually I could find the answer to this question. I even tried 2-3 variations to find what is correct and is working. What you submitted was considered commentary. Commentary submitted as an answer will be flagged by the community and promptly ...


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That specific question - I feel should remain closed for very different reasons. Firstly - I don't think there's a real problem here. If you wanted to ask questions about using the C64mini in a modernish context its fine. It seems that we literally have a question designed to fit in an answer that, sooner or later should be trivial to find. Now, its fine ...


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This has been discussed on Meta Stack Exchange: Why shouldn't I downvote spam that I've already flagged? Bottom line: downvoting spam isn't really useful, and in some cases, downvoting spam questions can reduce their visibility on the home page if you're early with your flag and vote. In most cases, it doesn't really matter and if it gives you extra ...


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Is there any way I can not accept the edits? The original poster can always revert edits. In this particular case I advise you not to do so, because, in addition to correcting capitalisation, the editor was kind enough to inline your images for you (so that readers do not have to click an offsite link to see the images). That is a good thing. From edit ...


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Voting a question down can actually hide it from certain views of the home page so if it is just plain spam it can actually reduce its visibility to other users who would otherwise have flagged it as spam as well. Once it is hidden you may have to wait for a mod to notice the spam flags to finish the job. Just flagging as spam automatically issues a ...


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Your premise of "tablets are on topic" is flawed. The top voted answer states that we should allow tablet questions where those tablets run a "real" generic operating system. iOS and Android devices are off topic by the criteria established there, as would be their hardware. Windows on Arm is allowed because the OS shares a lot of functionality with the "...


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Since I wrote the original question very badly, contextually and structurally, of course, everybody assumed I am not very sophisticated with technology or put zero to no effort into researching the problem, hence downvoting the question and upvoting comments with the intent of me bettering my question. The community voted on the quality of the contribution ...


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Sometimes it's not so much what you say as how you say it. And sometimes, it's both. Here's your first comment: This is just plain wrong. I can't add a new answer because the thread is (wrongfully IMO) closed as off-topic. However Rob's answer addresses the problem EXACTLY. And it can yield significant results. I've made a comment on answer giving a ...


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While there is already an answer, as the actual editor of the post in question I feel I need to explain. “…but should I really have to spend 30 minutes spellchecking and grammar checking my work when people will understand me fine either way?” Formatting counts, clarification counts, grammar and spelling counts and none of that takes “30 minutes”; more ...


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There are many many things we hope to see from high reputation users aside from... well, high reputation. They're the folks who we hope step up to set an example for others even if they are not moderators. They're the ones who get the unwritten and written rules of the network and end up spending the time to guide and help new users and less new users. One ...


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It seems that the new Code does not change anything and moderators will still limit their intervention to insulting or useless comments and answers. What exactly did you expect a moderator to do in this case? Your answer wasn't plagiarised, and the knowledge you provided with regards to testing the memory modules, is common enough knowledge that most ...


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Actually, this has happened on before - and the user in question reported that he couldn't. You cannot award a bounty while suspended.. We don't typically refund bounties when a user is suspended. If a question needs to be closed, and the bounty is stopping that from happening, we will do so. You can get the "half" bounty amount from having posted after ...


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I have some approved edits, which should increase my reputation. The reputation from approved edits is capped at 1000: You gain reputation when: ... suggested edit is accepted: +2 (up to +1000 total per user) Source What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? - Help Center - Super User


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"Essentially there isn't a rule against asking about "pre-release" software" Well meta did have a discussion about this. The community consensus was that questions about software that was "perpetually in alpha" are off-topic. All the examples you quote in your question relate to software that is not perpetually in alpha. However, as Jeff said: once ...


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Admittedly - I did have a late night, and was bleary eyed. How did you guess? If I felt I was too zonked out to process flags, I wouldn't - I had reasons. I felt that without that comment, the rest of the comments lacked context. The comments as a whole feel like they provide context so nuking them all and letting cat sort them out doesn't work for me ...


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The problem with all of this is while the Commodore 64 mini might be using an ARM CPU for emulation, a basic end-user using the device will only be able to use an external keyboard to use this device as a Commodore 64 BASIC machine and that’s it. This is utterly not a general purpose computing device because anyone who would buy this device in 2018 would ...


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As the problem is largely irrelevant to computer hardware or software it is off topic on Super User. The setting is only on the TV, is independent of the signal from a computer and is not controllable from a computer. I do not believe there is a place for this question on Stack Exchange at this time. Electronics is for electronics engineers, not general ...


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Regular system type badges, such as Tumbleweed, Unsung, etc, once earned, stay on your profile. If you no longer meet the criteria, you don't lose them. But if you later on do meet the criteria, you don't get them again, they'll just be credited from the first time you got them. Tag based badges, those you get for reputation say in answering linux or ...


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The word graphics on your question there is a tag. Every question must have at least one tag. For example, this question here has two, support and images. Where you meant for there to be an image, there was the word "transparent" as a link to the image. To prevent abuse, new users are not allowed to embed images on a handful of large Stack Exchange sites ...


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This is actually driven by the spam detection system, where posts or edits from untrusted networks can trigger the alert to help folks recognize the need to be extra-vigilant: The review system suggested something was probably spam, what should I do when I see this? This is also used on audits, primarily so that you don't get too confident in the system's ...


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If a question is a programming question it really does not belong here. We tend to discourage people from migrating questions that do belong here. And yes, SO is, and always has been a migration target for us. As such, the ball is partially in your court. Don't ask questions that should be migrated to SO and it'll be fine. Personally I'd rather just close ...


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Yes we do occasionally migrate programming specific questions from here to Stack Overflow. They have the better audience and skill set to answer programming questions. It does happen without your consent if five people vote to migrate the question. I don't know if this has a negative effect on your ability to ask question on the network though.


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The answer was posted but was subsequently deleted because it was flagged as spam. Since there was activity on the post, it gets bumped up.


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Turns out I cannot close my own question as duplicate, because the other question I found is not on this site but on meta.stackexchange.com. Keeping the question to allow others to find this answer that I found here: What happens with votes cast with rep < 15 exactly? What does recorded mean exactly? Recorded in database, separate table. (...


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From Meta StackExchange: The Complete Rate Limiting Guide Users with < 125 rep on the current site, 40 minutes since their last question anywhere on the network (This applies to the user's IP address, not their account. If the user shares that IP with other users, they can be limited by the other user asking a question anywhere on the network.) ...


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stackoverflow and meta.stackoverflow sometimes have different UI code than the other SE sites. IIRC they run on a separate server too. The header of this site is not fixed, because _________ (fill in the blank). They're probably in the middle of a UI update and only wanted to test it on stackoverflow.com until it's ready to go for the other sites, but that'...


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What can cause a question to be bumped? What can cause a question to be "bumped" to the first page in the Active tab of a Stack Exchange site? (Changing the "Last Active" date.) ... The following activities will cause a question to be bumped: Addition of an answer Editing the question or any of its answers (even if the answer is deleted) * † ...


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If the user is active on chat or has other contact details on their profile, you can reach out to them. Alternatively, you can ask a question of your own and answer it. The user in question appears to be new to the site and has no details filled in profile, so I dunno how you'd go about reaching out to them.


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Well - broadness isn't just for solutions, it is for problems. Incidentally I hate it when folks go "What about all these other questions" - it just is kind of a "If my question gets closed all the other questions that seem too broad to me get closed". Feel free to vote to close when you have enough reputation, but throwing a huge list of questions you ...


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