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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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Now we do. Bob created a userscript, SEReopenReviewWarning, which does that. When a question has been through the review queue, it produces a message under the Close message that looks like this example: When I started using it, the results were surprising. I was used to seeing a lot of closed questions with some reopen votes, and naturally assumed ...


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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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Bounties are only revoked in exceptional circumstances. As mentioned by the MSE answer linked by David "I made a mistake" is a problem but by no means exceptional. We also cannot prove one way or another that you did actually make a mistake and posted a bounty on the wrong question. It is up to you to be sure you are in the right place before making the ...


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If it's a different program then it's a different (new) question. Some of the features of programs might be similar, but that doesn't mean that the solution for one program applies to another. It could be helpful to say that you found an identical problem for Excel, to help clarify your problem precisely, but your question is not the same. Whether you ask ...


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Its essentially a recommendation question - there are ways to get a software recommendation but this dosen't feel like it. If you list any paid clients however do include that fact as well. And maybe if they offer trials. Literally is an expectation for a client recommendation. You might want to try the software recommendations stack instead. Less ...


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How can I access the information? SEDE (Stack Exchange Data Explorer) is a provision for querying meta information. If you want to create your own queries, there is basic help here: https://data.stackexchange.com/help. There is a huge existing base of queries people have contributed. There is some really cool and useful stuff there, worth checking out. ...


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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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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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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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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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"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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Prevalence of a type of licence would be off topic (as it is more about company choices) and potentially too broad as it is not the kind of information that is readily available to anyone. You would have to ask every company what kind of licences they support, how many of each they supply and so on. It is a long term research question. How enforceable they ...


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Beyond what Mokubai says in the first portions of their answer, and disagreeing with the last portion: There are two buckets questions about licenses typically fall into: The "what does the license say" bucket: Either the license states what is allowed or it doesn't. Either there are laws that offer further definition or they don't. Either the licenses and ...


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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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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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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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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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Your question appears, at a glance, to be "which product or products in this list are not electron based". You are essentially asking for someone to find you the product that matches your requirements. The closest you get with an actual question is the sentence The git site itself lists a bunch of GUI clients: https://git-scm.com/download/gui/windows ...


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As someone with lots of reputation and experience... This won't happen. The purpose of the site is to ask people for free help, not to come here and expect to be compensated for their efforts. It's great if you found an answer that was extra-helpful, or that you're willing to pay, but the way we say "Thanks" here is with upvotes, choosing the answer as the ...


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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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Yes, bounties can be awarded to community wiki answers. The restriction on reputation gain applies only to voting. See this Meta post: Does bounty apply to a CW question?. The thread linked in that Meta post was subsequently deleted (visible to 10K users). It had 5,472 views, the question had 34 upvotes, it received 62 answers, the accepted answer (and ...


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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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I have closed these questions because they fall out of the site scope which states: If you have a question about … personal and home computer networking The questions asked are about professional qualifications and networking in a professional environment and are not about "personal and home computer" networks. As mentioned in the comments ...


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To answer your question, no, the web app policy cannot be codified in the site rules beyond the extent that has been done. And that's by design. You linked to one of the central discussions on the subject (there are endless other Meta discussions, about the subject in general and specific cases). The discussion you linked to alludes to why it isn't ...


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I don't know how I can be more specific than this, but moderator's comment says (after chiding me for looking for free code/script writing service) that I must mention what I have tried so far, show my code, and explain where I am stuck. Indicating we are not a script writing service is not "being critical of" you, it's simply to inform you, questions ...


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Yes, no and there's no visibility of it. There's super limited cases where mods can see who voted on a post anyway. So if you want it up voted, you can upvote it again I'm told the results of new user upvotes are stored but even as a mod, I don't think there's any visibility or practical value in them


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The issue is it’s unclear because your problem is idiosyncratic to that other website. Additionally, SQL has utterly nothing to do with what you are attempting to do with is fetch things from a URL that is not provided in a way in which you can simply download it through a direct URL or some kind of scripting to trigger a download. At the end of the day, I ...


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