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In what order do answers appear?

When I answer a question, it appears near the bottom among the 0 votes answers (because it is new). However, it does not appear at the very bottom, nor are the 0 vote answers ordered by reputation. ...
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Please Close This Question

Please close this question ASAP. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a non-spam question that was more off-topic.
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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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Blacklist [software-engineering]

software-engineering was recently cleaned up, through the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative. Obviously since we already identified it as a tag that doesn't belong and we went through the trouble of ...
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Is it possible to have a local 'programmers' running on a university local server only for students?

I've been in the community for only few days, and I really enjoyed how the system works. I was wondering if there is any variant from the stack system that could be installed locally, say in a ...
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Does Login For StackOverflow also carry over for Programmers.Stackexchange?

I am logged in at stackoverflow, I switch over to here, does not appear to retain my login info? Need separate account?
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Blacklist [career]

career was recently cleaned up, through the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative. It's a rather troublesome tag that we've been trying to get rid of for quite some time: Previous attempts to clean ...
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Odd Reputation change with no trail

I had a reputation change today by which I lost 42 reputation points. The only problem is I can't find any trail as to what exactly has happened. I can probably guess which questions were removed ...
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Reputation for Edits

When do you stop receiving reputation for editing posts? I haven't come anywhere near the +1000 rep cap, but I appear to not get any reputation for edits (not that I do that many). I read this in ...
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Is it possible to link my Careers 2.0 account, Stack Overflow, and Programmers Stack accounts together?

I believe that my SO and Programmers accounts are already as linked as they get, but the Careers one is a different thing entirely, it seems.
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How to disassociate my email that I am not using anymore

I was told to post a meta question to disassociate my email that I am not using anymore. I have associated a new email to this account, and would like my old email of gmail to be removed from this ...
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Blacklist [homework]

homework was recently cleaned up, and as meta tags usually do it found it's way back to us, on at least three questions. Can this tag be blacklisted, so it doesn't keep coming back?
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Answer Lost on Migration

This question was migrated to DBA, but my answer got lost in the migration. What Gives?
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Is this question a poll?

Background on polling questions: Stack Exchange by it's very nature to a voting Q&A site, which is to say every question is a poll. The best explanation of the difference between a "polling" ...
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Why is Best-Practices Tags black listed?

Referring to this: Please blacklist [best-practices] Why is tags [best practices] tag blacklisted anyway? Does it define any ambiguity or does it cater to poor quality answers? Or is there some ...
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Need help rephrasing question

Recently one of my questions was closed as not constructive: Why don't software libraries solve all our problems? Could someone please help me rephrase this question so that it is a good fit for ...
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Should [svn] and [subversion] be tag synonyms?

svn has 71 questions with a wiki summary. subversion has 29 questions but no wiki summary. Should subversion map to svn? If yes, please could someone with enough rep do so?
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How does flagging review work?

Quick question but can someone provide a bit of clarity in regards to how the flagging review works? I recently flagged a question as off-topic, it was closed by community vote as off topic, but then ...
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Please blacklist [best-practices]

best-practices was recently burninated and removed from all 700+ questions that had it. However, it's sprung up again like wild fire on 6 new questions in the last week. Can this tag be blacklisted, ...
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How Should Dead Links Be Handled?

On a few of the stack exchange sites I have come across posts where the links within the postings are dead. How should these be handled? Is this something that you should flag for moderator ...
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Edit Total on Profile Not Matching Up

According to my profile I have 132 suggested edits. According to my progress towards Strunk & White on the review page, I have edited 79 posts. Why don't these numbers match up. Is this my fault ...
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Is there a feedback system to know why edits are rejected?

Since I have a lower reputation all my edits are peer reviewed. Some changes I make are accepted but some others are rejected but do not indicate why they are rejected which leaves the editor clueless....
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What's all this about heroic edits?

I've heard there's a way to get questions reopened by doing something called a heroic edit. What is it, how can I do it properly, and how does it help?
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What happens to answers if they are deleted?

I read the question on What is the best way to handle product versioning and branching of long term projects? I saw all the answers but I wanted to make a value edition to it by proving the a support ...
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How will the blog be accessed when it is launched?

Given that the blog is finally getting underway. I was wondering; how will we access it when it launches? Will it be up with the chat/faq bar or will it be somewhere else? How will people know that we ...
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Synonym / merge request: [team] → [teamwork]

Could we merge team with teamwork? Went quickly through their questions, they seem to discuss exactly the same topic. And they are high on my list of cleanup candidates, merging them into a single ...
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How is Programmers different from Theoretical CS?

How to decide whether a question belongs on Programmers.SE or CSTheory.SE site? Is there a general rule on how to decide what kind of questions belong on these two? I have read both FAQs, and it ...
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ISV - can I ask tax-related questions on Programmers?

I'm an Independent Software Vender. The "FAQ" page on Programmer's Meta states that appropriate questions include "freelancing and business concerns". Can I ask for advice on tax-related matters on ...
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Contributing to the Blog

Today we had a productive discussion about the direction in which we will be taking the blog. We also had a fair number of volunteers come forward in addition to the ones who have already submitted ...
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Why am I getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”?

Ok I wasn't asking a question but tried the link anyhow and it said Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. Here are the questions ...
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How should I go about getting rid of bad tags en masse?

I'd like to help deal with many of the bad tags on Programmers, but I'm not sure how to deal with them properly. What should I keep in mind as I work through a bad tag?
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Why did my question about community-managed product backlogs get close votes?

I just deleted my question after it received two close votes. Title of the Question was: Do community managed product backlogs exist? The body of the question was: Do community managed Scrum ...
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How many will be elected in 2012?

How many Moderators will be elected this year?
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printing out question | how

I want print out a question with answers. But, when I push ctrl-P then I see few part of some answer cannot be printed out. How can I print all the question with all answers? extra information:on ...
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Am not seeing CAPTCHA codes [closed]

Win xp sp 3 FF 9, ABP disabled I just got prompted with the "are you human?" page but the captchas were not visible
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Is there any way to recover from multiple downvotes on an off-topic question?

I'm new to Programmers and asked a question that was considered off topic according to the Programmer's FAQ -- unfortunate cause I was directed to Programmers from StackOverflow (see my comment in the ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [bug-tracking] → [issue-tracking]

Amazingly we have almost 5 times more bug-tracking questions than issue-tracking ones, 57 and 17 respectively. I'm aware that bug tracking is not exactly the same thing as issue tracking (some ...
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How does one deal with trolling, when more than a single comment is involved?

A user has been going around on this question and trolling -- posting anti-C++ answers -- to a question whose activity ended ~3 months ago, with no technical basis, to every possible comment box. ...
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Is it possible to migrate my auth from Google to StackExchange ID?

I'd like to move away from using my Google login for authentication but this is the mechanism I use to auth all of the StackExchange sites I participate in. I already created a StackExchange account ...
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I'm not sure if this is affecting multiple sites (and I don't know a good way to test), but it appears that flagging is broken

Flagging a post always results in a message indicating that the flag comment text must be greater than 10 characters, even when it is. This might be more suited to Meta.SO, but until I have the chance ...
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Can I see which of my edit suggestions were approved?

I don't have edit privileges. Can I see this? Not just recent but the whole list. I just want to know why some may not have been approved.
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Had a question I remembered asking a few months ago that had an answer and both are gone

Now that's really annoying, I'm on the SE network all the time, why can't I get some sort of notification that some code snippet that I'd like to have gone back to is likely to disappear forever? ...
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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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Can I filter/hide closed questions on Programmers.SE?

This might be better suited for Meta.SO, but the problem is particularly bad here, so that's where I'm asking. Of the active questions on the Programmers home page, 7 are closed and another 2 are in ...
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stalked and downvoted by upset users?

I noticed my reputation activity over the last 24 hrs, and it looks as though some user has followed every question on my profile and targeted it for downvote. This behavior is hilarious, but the down-...
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How can I put a bounty on other people's questions?

I know the idea of Stack Exchange sites, and the concept of ranking. If I see a question that really interests me, I might put a bounty on it, and if someone answers it to my liking, give them the ...
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How can I create a custom filtered view of questions?

How would I create an filtered view of Programmers.SE, like perhaps with a query from the Stack Exchange Data Explorer? The reason I'm looking for this is because when Programmers.SE is active, the ...
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Why is the community user awarding bounties?

This answer was awarded 25 points by the community user. How does it happen? Which answers are awarded?
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Why does a migrated question appear to have no answers?

The question How do I resolve an “expected expression before 'unsigned'” error? [migrated] appears right now on the active questions list as having zero answers, and as having been posted by me, while ...
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Why is my rep lower than it should be?

Why do I only have 31 in reputation when I got a total of five upvotes? On my user page it says I answered two questions with scores of 2 and 3. I think you get 10 rep for upvotes on answers. One ...