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Undelete particular question

Can some of the moderators revive (undelete) this question (my own) and it's answers? I was more than sure that it is completely useless and voted to close or delete it. But, other users suggests in ...
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Deleting tag: indexation

While posting a question in the realm of spatial indexing using quadtrees, I noticed the presence of both tag: indexing and indexation. Though the latter is a French translation of the former, the ...
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What difficulties could be there in establishing automatic checks for SO cross-posts on a site like our (50-100 questions a day)? [duplicate]

The automatic check I would like to learn about looks like as follows: For every question posted (alternatively: voted to close or pushed to close queue), Check if asker has linked SO account If yes,...
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Why didn't auto-protection kick in in this question?

Per my reading of the timeline, this question has got 3 answers in 24 hours from new users (i.e. users who earned less than 10 reputation on the site, excluding any association bonuses): https://...
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How many questions do we get from users recently blocked at SO, how many of these are closed / deleted?

Recent efforts in SO close vote queue make me think that quite a lot of users started hitting the question ban there. There is long known "tradition" of attempts to circumvent such bans by posting at ...
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Why would the number of flags go up?

I have noticed over the last few days that the number of flags remaining has been increasing. When I flag a question, it appears that I start at 13 now. So, what would cause my number of flags to go ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [srp] → [single-responsibility]

Please merge tag srp (26 questions) into single-responsibility (27), and make them synonyms. Preference for master tag is because I consider single-responsibility a more descriptive name. Tag srp ...
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Citing bullet points in block quotes forces the number to be 1

I wanted to quote a single (not the first) bullet point in a bulleted list from another site. I used the block quote function to indent the text and place it in a grey box to denote it as separate ...
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Is it technically feasible to have 2-3 aging factors for hot questions at Programmers?

I am pondering particular feature request, but before diving deep into polishing its presentation and details, I would like to understand whether the change it would require is technically feasible at ...
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What do new users see when their question has close votes

I voted to close this question, and then the OP asked for downvoters to give a comment. Which made me wonder: what do new (low rep) users see when there is a close vote on their question (before it ...
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I got banned from Programmer but for a mistake

I had just 100 of reputation and I gave 50 points for a bounty. I din't know I could experience a ban because of that. Now I read the following message if I try to post a question. "Sorry, we are no ...
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What does marking a question as favorite (clicking the star) do?

I'm curious what happens when a question is marked favorite (by clicking on the star button, under the up/down-vote arrows)? The only thing I can see is that there's a number next to the star, showing ...
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Migration path to Workplace?

Workplace has been officially graduated: new site design has no "beta" anymore, and privileges are set to the level of graduated sites. This makes it possible to add this site to our migration path, ...
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How to get a link on the deleted answer?

If an answer is deleted on Programmers and the author wants to ask about the reason on MetaProgrammers, how can he do it? How can he reference something that doesn't exist? He can't edit it, either, ...
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How could this question be worded to avoid being stamped on?

I asked a question last night which I believe was worthwhile and could have received some interesting responses, but sadly it was swiftly stamped on by the community. I'm doing my best to figure out ...
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What the … no, where (are) the FAQs?

I've found a bunch of FAQ links here on meta.p.SE, all pointing to programmers.stackexchange.com/faq etc, for example this one over here, to name just one. Maybe it is just my browser, but I am always ...
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One badge awarded twice, also on meta site

I have earned the yearling badge twice, just a few days apart, in this year, on programmers: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/users/16658/fejesjoco?tab=badges I also got them here on ...
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Is there any recourse for a user who is being harassed by another user?

If I feel like a certain user is harassing me, editing my answers, downvoting my answers, closing my questions, making offensive and condescending comments, or anything like that; what can I do? I ...
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Can a Mod disassociate my old questions?

I have been on programmers.SE for about four months now, and I love it. Currently, I can't ask any questions, however; due to some bad questions that I asked. They have been since deleted and removed ...
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No questions asked but banned from Programmers

There are other users who have been banned from Stack Exchange sites. My problem is different. I just logged into Programmers, and I haven't asked or commented anything before within Programmers. When ...
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Conversion to community wiki after multiple edits by a single user?

I've been continuously improving my answer on Freelance charging based on tasks completed Now after my 11th revision, without any other contributers adding to my answer, my answer has been converted ...
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Wrong displayed reason from multiple close reasons

In this answer, Thomas Owens says If 5 users vote, I believe it's majority vote gets the reason. However, if a moderator closes, it's always the moderator's reason. However, I cast the last close ...
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Can I ask a question?

I'm a C programming beginner. is this the right place to ask questions for help of this site is just for experienced programmers?
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What happened to the question “is the mvc software architecture used only in web development”

I had just finished typing a great answer, and It wouldn't let me post?
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Dupe of deleted question

This question is marked as a dupe of a deleted question. Please unmark it as dupe, or resurrect the deleted question.
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Tag merge / synonym request: [regex] -> [regular-expressions]

regular-expressions and regex. These are the same thing, just one is shorter to type. Regular-expressions should be the 'master' tag while regex is the synonym.
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What does it mean for the question vote counts to look “folded”?

What do those "folds" mean?
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Is there a way to run a SEDE query against an older Programmers data snapshot?

Is it possible to get results of a particular SEDE query executed against an older data snapshot? I am interested in these in order to perform sort of retrospective study. Query I would like to run ...
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Should Scrum methodology questions be in pm or programmers stack exchange?

Should questions relating to the scrum methodology be in pm or programmers stack exchange? I can see arguments for both, but want to be sure to put my questions in the most useful place.
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Top answers duplicated on community wiki question

The two most-upvoted answers on this question are identical: Should curly braces appear on their own line? It seems like a bug... surely the exact same answer would not have been upvoted so much twice....
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Tag merge / synonym request: [dry] → [dry-principle]

Please merge tag dry (27 questions) into dry-principle (5), and make them synonyms. Preference for master tag is because I consider dry-principle a more descriptive name. Tag dry wiki excerpt is ...
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Can the number of custom close reasons on Programmers be expanded?

Right now, we are limited to three custom "off-topic" close reasons. I wrote a fourth this morning to address a number of recent closures, but it's not possible to even turn it on without turning off ...
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Would my question be on topic for Programmers?

I have looked through What topics can I ask about here? in the help-centre. If I were to define a category for my question I would go with freelancing and business concerns. On the other hand I have ...
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Remove the [asp] tag or link the [asp] tag to either [asp-classic] or [asp.net]

On Stack Overflow, the asp tag was made a synonym of asp-classic since that is generally what is meant. Looking over the 8 that are were tagged here as asp shows a similar pattern of usage. (though I ...
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Where can I ask about dojo interview questions?

I'm going to attend a dojo interview by this week. But google doesn't help me to find the list of dojo interview questions. I just wanted to know whether this site is a best place to ask interview ...
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How long do I have access to deleted posts?

The following post has been deleted and I still want to refer to the information (it is in my favorites) How long will I be able to see this post until it is permanently purged?
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Where can I ask for feedback on my concept?

I thought out a software architecture for a larger application I'll be working on. Before actually starting to code, I'd like feedback on the architecture. Since this is about the needs of only my ...
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Strange badge award

I've just received the Announcer and Booster badges for a question (not mine! I haven't even answered it, and it's over a year old) The only thing is, I never share questions. I don't have a high ...
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Can questions about IDEs be asked here - If not then where(don't suggest stackoverflow)?

I am confused whether questions about IDEs can be asked on programmers main website or not? Questions such as which IDEs have this feature? An example would be this question on Stackoverflow. I asked ...
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Are feedback type questions are allowed here?

I have a question in which I want to request feedback about my software. Am I allowed to ask this type of question here or it will be considered off-topic here?
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Confusing Closing -> Off Topic dialog

The dialog for closing questions as being off topic lists the following reasons: Questions about specific programming problems encountered while writing code are off-topic, but can be asked on ...
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Why 'What was your most difficult bug hunt' is an edge question?

I learned a lot reading 'What was your most difficult bug hunt' I'm sure it will help me and others (who I plan to narrate some of the stories to) will benefit too. can we please re open it and keep ...
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Is it possible to know where traffic to a question is coming from?

I am curious because one of my questions suddenly got 100 more upvotes and 40k views apparently overnight. Is it possible to know where the sudden traffic came from, just for curiosity? Probably it is ...
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What to do with answers to this question?

Question asked is stated as follows: Is there any hard data (studies, comparisons, not-just-gut-feel analysis) on <particular subject>? Some of the answers given are: I honestly feel there ...
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What is SDLC tag?

Today I noticed sdlc tag, which has no information written. Anyone know what exactly is it? List of questions with this tag.
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Tag “third-party-libraries” and “3rd-party-library”

Aren't these tags more or less the same: third-party-libraries and 3rd-party-library? Should they be a synonym, or are they different?
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Is it possible to “revive” deleted post?

I would like to know if it's possible to bring back to life a post of mine (a question) which I deleted? If so - would the reputation I gained from it be restored?
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Where to ask for advice regarding a review audit?

I have reviewed a question and I wanted to vote to close the question because to me it seems like a polling question on a very subjective topic. To my surprise, the system told me STOP! Look and ...
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Review mode, attention check: how do I see other votes to close?

Sequence of events: I review votes to close. I see a question. It looks fine. Why is it here? I press "Close" to see if there's a proposed 'exact duplicate' in other close votes. "We were checking if ...
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What is the difference between [exact-duplicates] and [duplicate-questions] tags? - synonym request

What is the difference between exact-duplicates (16 questions) and duplicate-questions (4 questions) tags? As of now, neither of above have tag wiki; per my reading of handful of questions I randomly ...