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Locked questions cleanup

@MichaelT and I were discussing the purpose of locked questions last night in chat. He brought up this post from Meta.SE: What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? When is it appropriate ...
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Shouldn't the nlp tag be replaced with natural-language-processing?

It seems like nlp should be changed to natural-language-processing and that nlp should be used as a synonym of it instead because it is less apparent what nlp is.
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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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What is the flag option for?

When is it appropriate to use the flag option to flag a post? It says in the sub title to use it for serious problems or to flag post for moderator attention. Would this include if we think its in ...
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Stupid question… where is the logout button???

The Chat is telling me I need to login to chat, and when I go to login from there it tells me the meta data is old and to login to any stack exchange site to update it. But I can't login because I'm ...
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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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Programmers.SE twitter account?

I noticed that there's a twitter account for most SE websites, but not programmers Any idea why's that?
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How Does The “Publicist” Badge Work?

I know a little box appears saying "Share this link! [link]", but share it where? How?
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I'm not sure if this is a global thing or a site-specific thing, but “too many recent edits” is useless

I'm editing a post, I spend a few minutes making changes, and I go to save it. I get an error message that simply says that I've made "too many recent edits". I don't even know what that means, aside ...
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Add a new close reason for implementation and troubleshooting questions

Code troubleshooting and code implementation questions are not in Programmers' site scope. Although there is an option to migrate such questions to Stack Overflow, the vast majority of them are not ...
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Downvoting “marginal” posts can trigger their inclusion into Low Quality queue?

Recently I reviewed some posts using SEDE query called "Marginal short answers with links". For the record, I have been using query parameters as suggested here, with the only difference that min ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [os] → [operating-systems]

Please merge tag os (12 questions) into operating-systems (65), and make them synonyms. Both tags do not have wiki, only excerpts. For the reference, current excerpts are quoted below os An ...
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Tag merge / synonym requests: [prototype] -> [prototyping], [type-system] -> [type-systems]

Please merge the following tags and make them synonyms: prototype (14 questions) into prototyping (25) type-system (18 questions) into type-systems (6)
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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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Why was our Coffee.SE community ad deleted from the community ad choices for 2015?

I don't see why we shouldn't have Coffee.SE at least an option for people to vote up as an SE community we advertise for on P.SE Can anybody (perhaps Robert Cartaino the diamond that deleted the post)...
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is this question OK? (“how to be… without a CS degree”)

Is this question OK for Programmers? How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree To me "the essence of question" somehow does not feel quite right. This in essence, is my question: ...
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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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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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Hide Questions Asked?

Is it possible to hide questions asked in the user profile? I have some questions that I posted recently that I wouldn't like potential employer's to find as they could impact one's ability to be ...
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Merge node tags

As far as I can tell, we've got two tags for Node.js: node.js and nodejs. Can we merge them to reduce confusion?
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Tag merge / synonym request: [off-shore] → [offshore]

Could we merge off-shore questions (10 total) into offshore (3 total), and make them synonyms? Side note. distributed-development looks also worth considering as merge / synonym candidate for above.
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How many will be elected in 2012?

How many Moderators will be elected this year?
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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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Missing Good Answer badge.

I noticed that my answer here Why do programmers write closed source applications and then make them free? did not give me a Good Answer badge. I noticed this after I suddenly received a Nice Answer ...
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Bounty wasn't awarded, and badge wasn't given.

I opened a bounty on my question a while back and gave a maximum of 450 bounty points. I really wanted some great answers and I got them. :) How do you organize your projects? Two things went wrong: ...
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Should rep and badges carry over from programmers to meta.programmers?

I just flipped over to meta for the first time and started browsing & voting, and my rep (but not my badges) carried over from programmers. Is this the way it's supposed to work? I would expect ...
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Where is my Beta badge?

So, the description for the Beta badge says that one must "Actively participated in the private beta". Is Programmers not a "private" beta or something? Because I'm wondering what all would actually ...
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Are questions regarding to Software performance testing off-topic?

I have been asked to prepare the whole performance test plan for the current project I'm working on. This is the first time I have to take forward such task by my own and ,honestly, I don't even know ...
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Why was my question closed: about getting attached to your first answer to an interview question

How to avoid jumping to a solution when under pressure? This was closed as "too localized." What does that mean? This question has been up-voted 9 times and is closely related to: https://...
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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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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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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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Why does this question exist twice? Stack Exchange Multiverse?

I just answered the question What's the point of initializing a variable with the same value twice? here on Programmers. I was going to answer it anyway, then saw that Morons suggested it be ...
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Move question to Stack Overflow

I originally posted a question on Programmers because at the time it was quite general with no code. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/195959/java-blocking-on-multiple-queues ...
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What does “This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved.” mean?

As an example, look at Can commented-out code be valuable documentation?. Why has it been locked, what does "This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved." mean, and ...
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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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Let's clean up the Data Structures for Interviews question

Why are data structures so important in interviews? This question has almost 60,000 views, and is in the top 50 in views in questions that are not closed. However, it's pretty clearly off topic, ...
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Should flagged low quality posts that are “wrong” be recommended for deletion?

I've been fairly active in the new review queue this week and have found a particular breed of low quality posts that I'm not sure of how to handle. For example, this answer in Most useful features ...
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Can an answer be undeleted?

I was stupid an answered a question with just a link. I then went back and edited my answer to actually something useful, only to find that no one will ever see it again because a moderator deleted ...
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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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What does “User was removed” mean?

In my activity summary on programmers I have an entry - 5 User was removed What does this mean? Which user was removed and how is my user account related to this?
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why are old questions edited?

I'm sure this question must have been asked before, but I can't find it using the search function. Why are old questions that haven't had any recent new answers edited, which then causes the question ...
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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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Why is my meta.programmers reputation the same as my programmers rep?

I just noticed that my rep on Meta Programmers is the same (currently 3898) as it is on Programmers. This is surely a bug, unless there's been a recent change to combine rep on meta sites with the ...
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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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Is there any way to search through comments?

I'm trying to find a particular comment thread on an old post of mine. Unfortunately, the search box in the top-right only searches through answers, not comments, and Googling doesn't help because ...
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What's the point of 'Unanswered' link?

We have a link at the top of each page titled 'Unanswered'. Clicking it yields a list of questions and how many answers they have. Last time I clicked it, all questions listed had at least 2 answers. ...
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What roomba script went after this question

Feeds has been sharing it's tequila with Community More Accurate Random in C [closed] was deleted by Community. (Full size image at http://i.stack.imgur.com/akYIY.png ) I am curious as to what ...
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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 ...
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Which tag did I just earn Tag Editor privilege for?

I just got a notification that I earned the Tag Editor privilege. Problem is I don't know which tag it was for. Is there a way to determine at a glance what tags you have Editor privileges for?