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Why are spam flags for posts that were deleted being dismissed as invalid?

Silly question? I don't think so... Referring to the question What is the flag option for, and the accepted answer provided, I should be contributing by flagging obvious spam as such, which I ...
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My question has been closed. I would like to understand why.

My question "Evolution of mainstream programming languages: simplicity versus complexity." has been closed. I am not sure I fully understand why. The explanation I got from the moderator(s) is that "...
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Is the Tumbleweed badge working?

I wounder if the Tumbleweed badge is working here on Programmers. I had a question with low views, no comments and no answer in 12 days, and I didn't get a Tubmleweed. Is it working or is the ...
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How do you delete an account from programmers?

How does one delete their account from a specific Stack Exchange site?
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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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Update “Introducing Programmers” blog to reflect site scope change

In the Introducing programmers.stackexchange.com blog post, Jeff announces our site with great fanfare. And while I'm all for promoting our site, there are a few problems with that post that I think ...
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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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I want to ask few questions to nominees, should I ask them in a single question?

I have some general questions to ask. I hope each nominee will answer. Should I ask each questions individually or in a single question to avoid too much items in case other users want to do the same (...
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Analysis of the [development-environment] tag

Ummm.... this question was titled with work-environment. What happened? @ThomasOwens merged work-environment into development-environment, which now needs a second pass from the community. We've ...
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Why Isn't My Reputation Updating? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my reputation increasing? I received several upvotes between 10/21 and 10/24 but my reputation screen doesn't show them and they weren't and aren't counted ...
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How to flag a question for reopening

Yesterday this question (Considering career change to patent agent/patent engineer [closed]) was closed. The question was now edited by the original author and I would like to flag it for reopening. ...
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How to Invite someone to Chat that's not already in a chat room?

The FAQ says to use the Edit Room menu, but I didn't see any such menu. In other chat systems, INVITE USER was a big, obvious, and frequently-used button. Am I blind? EDIT: new feature requested ...
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What is the impact of deleting an answer or question on reputation?

What happens to reputation gained\lost from that question or answer?
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Is there a way to flag “bad” tags?

I know I can remove flags from individual posts (given enough rep) but I mean to flag the tag itself. For example, there is a tag called evil for which I can't imagine any useful cohesion between ...
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Stats regarding new users

Comment here expressed concern on whether site is attractive for new users. I would like some statistics to learn more about that. Per user ids it looks like site has got 5,000 new users this month, ...
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Why does demoting an answer of another person demote my score by 1?

When I did not like someone answer and I demoted that answer, my score was reduced by 1 - What is the idea behind this?
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Is this something that we can learn from Stack Overflow?

A (first-day) user quickly dropped two code dumps at our front page: 1, 2. That's all-right, 'it happens, and these will probably be closed and deleted soon, which is fine. What made me raise ...
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How can I view what privileges I have?

I am having trouble seeing where on my status page to click to see what privileges I have earned. I have stumbled onto it before, but I forget how I did it. Where should I go to see this? I did some ...
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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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Should we reject edits that remove the automatic duplicate notification?

I just rejected this edit that was suggested on this question: How can I tell bad code from good code? The edit did correct a spelling mistake in the title (as the edit comment suggested), but also ...
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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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Subjective question guidelines' interpretation.

Hi. I thought I definitely agreed with the Subjective Questions Guidelines, and it made sense to me to close those which did not reach a score of at least 4/6. It seems, though, that my ...
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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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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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“You have reached your question limit” issue

I am not sure why I can't create new question for software engineering stack exchange. The message is "You have reached your question limit". It has been a week.
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How could this user (having only Programmers account) ask at Stack Overflow prior to Programmers?

Here is a thing I can't understand. We recently got a question from a new user. That user has only account at Programmers. Their question has a piece of text that appears to be copied from markdown ...
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How to flag off-topic to migrate to SQA

There is a number of questions on Programmers that relate to Software Quality Assurance and Testing: As per IEEE 12207, who has to perform SW integration testing? How to apply verification and ...
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How else should I have asked my question in order to not get deleted

In this question I asked, I first got downvoted twice without having any clue where my mistake was. I've never minded downvoting, but if someone wants me to ask a question the right way, or ask a ...
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can I ask my question in programmers.stackexchange.com?

I want to know, How to do the following in program ? I am looking for logic/algorithm so that, I can implement it. I want to split the joined & wrongly spelled words to give a correct result ? ...
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We are no longer accepting questions from this account

When I try to post a question in software engineering site of SO, it gives me below message and I cannot post any. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help ...
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Why was my career related question considered off-topic? [duplicate]

Here is the link to the question that was considered off-topic: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/277933/69485 I read the answer to another question on here (meta.programmers....
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I don't understand why a question of mine has been closed

A question of mine has been closed and I really can't understand why, It followed all the guidelines and was very much a real question with a real concern of mine. How to keep your eyes on the prize? ...
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Response to question being closed: What kind of programmer

A question I asked recently was closed on the basis of it being to localized and / or not helping any future visitors. I wanted a chance to explain myself as this is a very important question to me ...
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Can we please merge [definition] tag into [terminology]?

Can we please merge the definition tag into terminology?
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Negatively scored questions should be more aggressively hidden from the homepage

Right now, we have about 12 questions at -3 or lower on the homepage. This is after I closed and mod-deleted questions that are explicitly off-topic and very, very unlikely to be salvaged. It seems ...
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Is it possible to remove the Community Wiki status of a question?

I noticed my question was automatically updated to Community Wiki after 15 answers, and that prevents me from enjoying the upvotes. Is it possible to remove this status? Note: the question only had ...
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Can my question about RapidXML be migrated to Stack Overflow?

Could someone please reopen then migrate {RapidXML} Cannot open XML files unless in main to Stack Overflow?

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