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VLQ flag rejected by “moderator” - have I missed something? What happened?

I'm not ranting, just puzzled/curious as to why it was rejected. Yesterday I flagged this answer as VLQ. In case it gets deleted, here's the answer I flagged in full: have U tried with ...

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Leave double quotes in title alone

Double quotes " in titles are rewritten to their non-ASCII slanted versions “…”. This is highly inappropriate on a site where quoting is an important matter. Double quotes in titles are often the ...

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Deinstantize the instances [instance] and [instances]!

Why do we need both instances and instance? The questions look the same and the tag wiki for instances is very minimal: a specific realization of any object. It currently has 352 questions, and ...

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Burninate/selectively re-tag [words]

words has roughly 500 questions, predominantly by new users, and seems to be used as either as the poor-man's string or to fill a square on a newbie's bingo card when adding tags to his/her first ...

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Why is contributing on StackOverflow impossible?

Most of the time when I reply to a new question with an answer that might have a small error in it but other than that it's fine, I get downvoted. Sometimes for no reason/no explanations given. I took ...

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SEO in Stack Overflow

We've been out of private beta for only two days, and stackoverflow.com is already ranking high in Google Search. Are there any specific techinques applied in the site? I've been researching the ...

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What format of questions provide more hits in Google?

I read the interesting The Real Essential Questions of Every Beta and started thinking that the way this site is growing and what could help. Recently I have been asking questions from which I may ...

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Какие изменения в привилегиях произойдут после аттестации сайта?

близится момент перехода нашего сайта из состояния «бета» в «полноценный» сайт сети stackexchange. какие изменения в привилегиях при этом произойдут?

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How frequently should I say “I am not a lawyer”?

I have seen people add "I am not a lawyer" and similar disclaimers on this and other stacks. Personally, I wouldn't take legal advice from someone unless they said "I am a lawyer (and my hourly fee is ...

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Posting useful code

I searched around on Stack Overflow for a post that explained all the different variations in the possibilities of uploading dates from an Excel sheet, with all of its various formatting styles, with ...

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Bounty September competition

I propose we use some bounties during September to reduce the number of unanswered questions. So if you want in, post your name in its own answer below. The idea being that you want to have the most ...

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How Did Stack Overflow Help You?

As we continue the celebration of 10 million questions on Stack Overflow, we want to give away more stuff! We’ve already received some awesome stories about users going above and beyond for others, ...

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Kaspersky identifying /posts/popup/anon-vote as phishing

I tried to upvote the below question before hitting refresh, so I got the anonymous vote popup - but Kaspersky blocks it: After allowing it:

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Where is the line with the Google sponsored tags?

Google sponsor some tags within the SE network. In particular, here on Server Fault google-cloud-platform, google-app-engine and google-compute-engine. The Google support pages have this to say on ...

2 answers | 28 mins ago by Iain on Meta Server Fault meta.serverfault.com
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Warlords of Documentation: A Proposed Expansion of Stack Overflow

It’s been 7 years and 10,000,000+ Questions since Stack Overflow was launched. The amount of good that has been done for the field - all the developers helped, all the person-hours saved, all the ...

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Is this SAR-related question on-topic?

I wonder where is the best place to ask this question. It is about SAR systems that is used in remote sensing but involves signal processing. The only reason that makes me dubious about asking this ...

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If you had a t-shirt and on that t-shirt were printed some part of the civicrm codebase, what part would it be?

Serious question - the most popular answer will most likely make it onto one. Think hard, people, and feel free to make other thoughts and suggestions too...

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We want stackoverflooooooow stickers

There's a new logo on Stack Overflow: Will you be making "stackoverflooooooow" stickers? I'm not huge fan of stickers as they are a one-shot thing so I'm always sooooooo hesitant of which ones to ...

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Overriding Accepted Answers

Here's a thought for an SO feature. If an answer has been accepted by OP, but the community overwhelmingly supports a different answer by upvoting it, should a consensus of some number of high rep ...

1 answers | 36 mins ago by andrew on Meta Stack Overflow meta.stackoverflow.com
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Is the private part present on every profile?

In my profile page, there is a section below "bio","visit","stats" named "private". This part contains 2 things: Real name My Email For other users, I find that there is no such private when I ...

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More effective closing / downvoting of junk questions to help with the signal-noise ratio?

Signal vs Noise I find that when a question warrants a close vote, it usually violates a number of rules, sometimes a majority of the rules, and it is hard to decide which is the most appropriate. ...

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Drop the (tag) table!

Hey Green slim mutated Dragonite, , I have something that you might want to take a look (which I saw when asking this question): table: It's wiki suggests DO NOT USE THIS TAG and it has many ...

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What does “total votes” mean in the /reputation page?

When I enter in http://stackoverflow.com/reputation I get: total votes: 13612 ../.. ** total rep 77748 :) When I do the same in http://askubuntu.com/reputation I get: total votes: 146 ../.. ** ...

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How about bounties with real money?

Will it be a good idea to have bounties of real money (dollars) on questions? This will increase popularity of unsolved questions on Math SE, Puzzling SE, and so on. Points to consider Will ...

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SE blog onebox image overflows

When oneboxing SE blog post, the image overflows: The image is too tall, and there's a strange white border around it… (taken from the blog image) When hovering over it, it becomes even more ...

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Return on Investment Probability Indicator

Very often questions are posted to my favorite tags. I can tell from the user profile and quality of question that I'm wasting my time trying to answer the question. Sure enough I'll go down the ...

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Why do 'some examples' and 'list of things' questions get closed?

A common form of question that is often asked is the "what are some examples of..." While this is hinted at in the help center Please make sure that your question is not too broad, or strongly ...

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Android app doesn't have name completion

I tried to reply to a person who posted a comment on my question, but the @name syntax didn't put a list of names for me to choose, requiring me to have to type the entire name in. This is annoying, ...

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App keeps crashing & rendering error since update to 1.0.68

I can reproduce that every time now, I go to a site, open an article, then to the next site, open another article. The Feed page pops up for a second, the article page lays over this with some some ...

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Is this SAR-related question on-topic?

I wonder where is the best place to ask this question. It is about SAR systems that is used in remote sensing but involves signal processing. The only reason that makes me dubious about asking this ...

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