Mokubai
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Should software recommendations be closed or moved?
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Where the questions meet the rather high quality guidelines of Software Recommendations I would suggest flagging for moderator attention and asking for it to moved. The problem is that many of the ...

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Markdown to preserve multiline block quotes?
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The blockquotes works on the assumption that you have an actual quotation that needs to be formatted as plain word wrapped text. It does not preserve line endings unless you insert them with a double ...

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Why did my comment get removed?
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The comment you replied to was deleted by its owner, as is their right to do. Your comment was then flagged as obsolete and it was deleted as it made little to no sense on its own without the ...

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What is our stance on questions on Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems?
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Off topic. If you have a question about ... questions you can ask and it is not about … issues specific to corporate IT support and networks other things that are off-...

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Where did I go wrong commenting on this post?
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Link only answers are generally not appreciated on the Stack Exchange network. When someone goes on Stack Overflow, the question "answer" should actually contain an answer. Not just a bunch of ...

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Cannot ask question with Korean in it?
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This is due to a rather nasty spam influx a couple of years back which resulted in a blanket ban on korean: Sudden influx of Korean spam I've spoken to a member of the team and they have pushed out ...

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Lost reputation from posts I haven't touched
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You did do something to all those posts: you edited them. Below a certain reaputation threshold (2000 I believe) you receive 2 rep for each edit you do, up to a maximum of 1000 total contribution to ...

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How do I contribute my knowledge to StackExchange?
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Post good answers. Don't bother commenting on questions yet as you need 50 rep to comment everywhere. You also don't have to ask questions either, we have many users who primarily answer questions ...

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Restriction on use of display names?
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Generally we don't place restrictions on usernames because to restrict specific words can be counter-productive and easily circumvented. If we ban the word "moderator" then it can be circumvented by ...

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Can we report unreasonable edits?
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If you do not believe the edit to be helpful or believe it was made wrongly then the best course of action is to simply roll-back the edit. Under your answer you will see a link that states "Edited ...

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Did I just close a question as a duplicate all by myself? I'm not a mod
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Gold tag-badge holders are now able to instantly close duplicate questions. As the only holder of the wireless-networking gold tag-badge you are now our resident expert on closing duplicate questions ...

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Can we have "drive" as a separate tag?
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drive would be a meta tag. We don't like meta tags because they require more information in the question or in other tags for them to be useful. They are rarely useful on their own. For example: for ...

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Would this be an appropriate space to ask about the use limits of a software license?
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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 ...

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Why is this question best suited for Superuser instead of Sharepoint SE?
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It might be better suited there, but it was asked here. Unless a question is specifically off topic here then there is no reason to push it around the network and potentially alienate users by ...

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How can someone have only 1 reputation?
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User that have been suspended by moderators will have their reputation set to 1 for the duration of a suspension. Alternatively the user could have given away all their reputation on bounties.

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What is the policy for using SU as a blog?
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So long as they are not solely using us as a documentation service I don't see a problem. Even if they are, so long as they are not simply flooding us with niff-naff and trivia there's still not ...

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A clarification request for declined spam flag
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I declined it as it was obvious that the user was not intending to only spam their site. At the point which i saw it the user was attempting to meet the wishes of the commenters. Accepting the spam ...

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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag
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As the tags have effectively been cleaned up and split by fixer1234 I have gone ahead and merged alpine into alpine-mail Merge Results updating post history, 29 rows affected (pipe delimited) ...

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Case of answer accepted, but bounty not awarded
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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 ...

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Question up for 1 hour and all comments disappeared
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The comments were between you and I alone. I chose to delete my comments as they were unhelpful and apparently not what you were looking for. As a result your comments lacked context and were no ...

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Why was my comment mod flag declined?
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Your flag detail stated This should really be converted to an answer as it solved the asker's problem. There was a couple of reasons here. The first is that Moderators cannot convert comments to ...

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My "answer" was deleted, why?
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It was deleted because it is either a comment or something you tried. It was not a solution to your question so it should never have been posted as an answer. Answers that are seeking clarification ...

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Why can I edit everyone's posts?
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You can do this because we allow anyone to make an attempt to make the site a better place. Until you reach 2000 reputation your edits will be community reviewed. This means that a new user cannot ...

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Appeal on my "Not an answer" flag
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The "not an answer" flag states: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. The Seagate answer started out saying "this did not work for me, but doing something ...

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Has the First Posts review limit recently changed?
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I can see 20 in the last 16 hours, and then more 18 hours ago. I suspect that you were reviewing either side of the daily cut-off and 5 of those were yesterday. I can't remember exactly when the ...

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How much negative result is there to having some aggressive edit refusers?
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Assuming you are talking about this edit: This is one reason why we have majority rule in the review queues. Looking at the review in question the edit was useful in that you saved the question from ...

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Why is this question about CPU architectures off-topic?
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You question, while on-topic, is not definitively answerable. TL;DR: To put it plainly your question does not fit in the simple question and answer paradigm. ... is there a list of CPU architectures ...

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Question deleted
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There are a number of problems with your recent questions which have caused them to be deemed either too broad, shopping recommendations or simply off-topic here. The last two questions you have ...

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Tag cleanup weekend 1 - After action reports and impressions
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I managed, along with Shub, to critically maim the 81 questions containing the damage which led to a successful trigger on the tag deletion script as evidenced by there being no tag wiki excerpt. As ...

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Can we bump threads?
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Any post that simply says "Me too", "Bump", "Up" or any variation thereof is Considered Harmful and should be flagged so that it can be dealt with using extreme prejudice. It is not "good form" nor ...

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