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39 + votes but no reputation change

I have watched my reputation changes and understood every one, until today. I answered a question this morning, received 39 votes, but no reputation change at all from that answer. I thought I ...
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where can I ask this kind of questions?

I had asked these two questions Roadmap for switching from a Developer to a Project Manager What can developer do when he bored of his job? but both of them are closed for the same reason. So if I ...
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Decimal point flag weight

If you look at my programmers profile BlackJack, you can see: flag weight 518.3176 I'm pretty sure that's not supposed to happen..
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Start a bounty link is missing for my question

I want to offer a bounty for my question and the start a bounty link is not there. Please help.
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Are new users allowed to advise without mini-modding?

I had a question about commenting on posts by new users (and sometimes experienced users). I see a post that just has a link without context, or some vague/poorly formatted answer, and I think about ...
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Does editing tags bump a question to the top of the list?

Unfortunately, I don't have access to the "quick tag" editor since I don't have enough (10k?) rep yet. Does editing only the tags using either the quick editor from the question or going to the edit ...
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How do I copy my Stack Overflow profile to all the sites of Stack Exchange Network?

How I can copy my Stack Overflow profile to all the sites of this network?
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Why I'm not getting reputation in spite of upvote?

In this question, I got 2 upvotes, and system has recognized it, as it comes in my reputation history. But my reputation score at the top of the screen doesn't change. Why? Is it a bug?
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Why was this post converted to community wiki?

I noticed that a recent high-profile post had all answers put in community wiki fairly fast, by the same mysterious person which has not participated at all. Is this a case of "Community Wiki Troll", ...
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Why was my question about migrating VB.NET developers closed?

I asked a question about VB.NET and C#, but a moderator closed it within a few minutes of it being asked without allowing the community to decide whether it should be worthy of the site. I want to ...
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Why is the answer order randomized?

I think the new system of randomizing the answers regardless of Votes is Flawed. It appears that users are (most likely unintentionally) abusing this. Simply re-word the current best answer and you ...
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Does the info page work differently on Programmers and other SE sites?

I have been a member of a number of SE sites for some time, but have only today joined the Programmers site. I have asked one question, and have been keeping an eye on responses. My info page appears ...
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Question made CW and still adding rep

This question was made CW (I'm not sure why - the whole CW criteria is pretty difficult to understand now) yet I am still getting rep accumulated when up-voted. My understanding is that rep is not ...
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During a question merge not all comments got merged into the master question

I just merged this question (10k+ link) into this question, but it looks like only my comment made it over into the master question and Vitor's comment was left behind. Is that the expected behaviour?...
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Language discussions

I've got a question about a language feature for some hypothetical language I've been thinking about implementing. It's sweet, but rather complex, especially on the implementation side, and I'd like ...
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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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Possibility of saving questions for later posting

Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I've always wondered why the programmers.SO, or SO for that matter, does not have the option to save a question as a draft for later posting; ...
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Question I answered “disappeared”

I answered a question within the last week. It got a couple of upvotes, however, I can no longer find the question that was asked. I did a search through my reputation and I don't see the question ...
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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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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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Will the voting fraud detection algorithm detect this?

A few hours ago I got downvoted on all my questions and only questions. Is it because downvoting question is now free? https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/users/2567/pierre-303?tab=...
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Trigger Rep recalc gives huge jump - incorrectly?

My rep on the P.Se site was 641 this morning. The /reputation page showed a total of 645 or so, and I pressed the button to Trigger Recalc It now jumps to 905 and the /reputation page shows a total ...
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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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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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Member for in profile displays unexpected value

I´ve just signed up to Programmers and i noticed in my profile that "member for" indicates that i´m a member since 3 months. I´ve expected an other value like "less than 1 month" or "1 day". Is this ...
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Question removed

Yesterday I asked a question about web development, here's the link But the question was removed, and I wanted to look back at it. Why is this?
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why isn't there a People.SE?

i "think" that there should be a website where people can ask some general social questions, i have seen many sites here which attempts to do the same but they cover a single general topic, thats why ...
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Who has access to our email address?

Besides the database engineers in SE, who else has access to our email address? (I signed up using Google if it matters.) How does stack overflow "protect" our email address?
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Is there a reason why my rep gains for a certain day would have been removed?

This is more of a curiosity. I'm not actually concerned. Yesterday I was a bit confused. I logged in to notice that I had hit my cap for the day. I hadn't posted anything that I would have seen as ...
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How do I properly migrate my question

I'm sure this is answered somewhere on meta, but I couldn't find it (nor is it in the faq). My question is better suited to pm.SE, as pointed out by another user. How do I migrate my question? Or ...
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“Nice answer” badge awarded for the wrong answer?

I reached 10 upvotes on this answer today, but for some reason the Nice Answer badge I got as a result was for this answer instead. Now, I also have 12 upvotes for the latter answer, so the badge ...
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Is it possible to provide an active questions list that doesn't include closed questions?

I'd find it useful if there was an option to only display open questions. I find some of the closed questions useful but a click to open questions only (not unlike being able to click to bounty ...
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Is there any way to dispute moderator flags such as “duplicate”?

Recently I posted a question that asked a slightly similar (but not anywhere near exactly the same as) question which had already been posted by another user. Shortly thereafter, it was closed as a "...
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Is this question a good match for this site?

I've had a question migrated here but I don't think its a good fit for programmers. If I understand the nature of the questions you get. How can you make a cluster run a task only once? Should this ...
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How do I get my age bias question reopened

I feel strongly that my question was improperly closed. There is clearly a sharp difference of opinion on this question, but that is far different than the question being "ambiguous, vague, incomplete,...
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Can the Flag of Type “Inform Moderator” Be dismissed as Invalid?

There is this question Can a flag that attracts moderator action be treated as invalid? which deals with the general idea behind the validity of any flag. What i am asking is the specific flag option ...
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is there a way i can see all my favourited questions in one place

in other words how can i "archive" my favourite QA's
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Why is my location interpreted as Indiana?

I had set my initial location as India (got shortened to IN) in my profile. A few days ago it turned into Indiana! Funny! I've changed it back now. Why did this happen?
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Why did 'must have developers tools' get closed?

Why did https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/1920/what-are-the-must-have-development-tools-for-linux get closed? To me, it looks like someone just read Fails 1, 2, 4, and 5? Maybe ...
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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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Tag wiki gave me 4 points

I have written one tag wiki [visual-studio] but I got 4 (2*2) rep points in return. Is this a bug or what ?
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Necromancer badges awarded due to merged questions, are they valid?

for example this user https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/badges/44/necromancer?userid=16337 had got the necromancer badge today as a question was merged with the one which was older than 60 ...
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Lost reputation - not sure why

My reputation dropped -15. I can't see any downvotes in my history. Any ideas why?
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Is it possible to unflag an answer?

I incorrectly flagged this answer as being not-an-answer. Any way to take it back?
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Community Awarded bounty Rep Not Given when own answer after bounty has higest votes

This question Where and how to mention Stackoverflow participation in the résumé? I had started a bounty to get better direct answer to the question. The whole topic has much discussion on yes and no ...
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Merge the “career” and “career-development” tags [closed]

There are questions tagged career, and questions tagged career-development. The two tags should probably be merged, as questions about career development are still questions about career.
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How can a suspended user ask a question?

One of today's questions looks like it's been asked by a suspended user -- the user has 1 rep point and the account profile says the account is temporarily suspended. How is that possible?
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A way to see increase in vote count after bounty? Also to sort newly posted answers?

Is There a way to see the increase in vote count per post in a topic which was setup for a bounty? Is there a way to sort the answers newly posted.
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Fell into a seam (of seamless integration)?

Hi Meta-forum, I wondered over to programmers.se today from SO for the first time, and posted a response to a users question. I was a little surprised at being allowed to do this by just providing ...
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Are edits being misattributed to Community?

See https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/51156/revisions for example. I don't think the automated Community user that bumps old posts edited in some more speculation about the date of ...