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Why such a long delay on the delivery of my hats?

After surfing/voting/closing on Programmers this morning, I realized that I had earned a few hats! When I went to check where they were at so that I could show them off, I found that some of the hats ...
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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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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [degrees] -> [degree]

Please merge degrees (4 questions) into degree (20 questions).
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follow a question

How i can follow a question without bookmarking the question web page ? is there any specific way to follow an interest question and be mailed when some one write down another answer or some change ...
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Why is “all sites” not in alphabetical order in the Stack Exchange button menu?

At the top of the screen there is a "Stack Exchange" dropdown menu. It contains "hot questions", "all sites", and "inbox". I'm using the "all sites" to switch between the different Stack Exchange ...
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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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I believe my question was closed unjustly

I asked a language design / theoretical question and it was closed as "unclear what I'm asking". The problem is not that it's unclear -- it's just a bit theoretical and language design-specific. ...
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Where is my question?

Yesterday I asked a question at programmers.stackexchange.com about RESTful (or not really RESTful) APIs. In my opinion it was quite a good question and I spend some time editing it. Of course, no one ...
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What's up with the “Meaning of MIT license”? (5 years old post recently migrated from SO to Programmers meta, then to main)

What's up with the Meaning of MIT license? This five years old post was recently migrated from SO to Programmers. Not that I complain, but regular migrations like that are blocked by system (see ...
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Where can I ask about programmers' research methods?

I asked this question several months ago: Title: What is a reasonable way to find canonical books? I see dozens of questions of the form 'Is there a canonical book on {topic here}?'. My ...
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Is this voting pattern legit?

I just noticed that an old answer of mine has had a LOT of recent upvotes. See for yourself: What made object oriented programming successful? Now, I happen to think it's a good answer - and I'm not ...
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Are questions about flowcharts appropriate on Software Engineering?

Are questions about flowcharts appropriate on Software Engineering? On what Stack Exchange site should one post a question about asking feedback regarding a flowchart about software?
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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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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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Is flagging one comment as not needed anymore enough?

Here's an example of a question that's a bit older. The last edit of the question has been 3 years ago. At this point it seems clear that the comments there are not going to be used to improve the ...
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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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Should questions whether “it's ok to use the latest version of X yet” be closed?

This question Using PHP version 5.2 or 5.3 for commercial products? seems to me to be the sort of thing that should be discouraged, because it will have no value in a year (when everyone will be ...
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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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Getting some typical blog spam via email. Any suggestions from the team, other than to ignore it/flag it in my email client?

Aside from deleting or ignoring spam messages, any recommendations on dealing with? Does the Stack Exchange team track this activity somehow? I suggest not going to the domain name mentioned below. I'...
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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [modelling] → [modeling]

Please merge tag modelling (20 questions) into modeling (138), and make them synonyms. Neither of tags has wiki, but questions in both appear to be about the same topic and per my reading of Grammar ...
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Why's this question on-topic?

I know about all of the discussion about what's on-topic, but I wanted to ask this question about a specific question, to satisfy my wonder. The question in question: Handling exceptions I don't know ...
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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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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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Were these downvotes automatic?

I just glanced at my profile a moment ago and noticed a significant stream of 20 downvotes on answers all within the same 1 minute. Could these be automatic, or simply a malicious user with a grudge?
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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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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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Under what circumstances, a user profile information will be modified by the people other than the user himself?

I understand that questions and answers on programmers.stackexchange.com can be edited. My question are: Is that true that user profile information too can be edited without the user knowledge/...
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Where did the “What's off-topic” list go?

I think all the SE sites used to have a /faq that included a bullet list of topics that should be covered by the site, along with things that shouldn't be covered by the site. Now, /faq redirects to /...
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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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Answer with a link to deleted question

This answer : https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/13976/20065 points to this question : https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/13282/freelance-programming-sites/13565#...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [internationalisation] → [internationalization]

Please merge internationalisation (3 questions) into internationalization (25), and make them synonyms.
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few loose ends tags that seem to be synonyms - vcs, vm and maybe foss

I think it would be nice to merge tags: vcs (14 questions) -> version-control (307 questions) vm (7 questions) -> virtual-machine (24 questions) foss (11 questions) -> open-source (462 questions) ...
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Is it possible to find a list of all questions in which I have written a comment?

I have written a comment to a question a few months ago and I remember one user had an interesting answer (also as a comment) but I cannot find that question any more. Is there a way to have a list of ...
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Where did my answer to a now-migrated question go?

I post an answer to Adding components to JPanels dynamically during runtime, but before or during migration this post was deleted or lost, and this message isn't accesible for me can moderator ...
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Isn't this a bug?

How is this possible to have 35 views with 59 answers. Yeah, maybe each person can answer twice. But hey, 35 views, and 35 vote ups? This one's from larger view:
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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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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [js] → [javascript]

There are currently 8 questions with the tag js, they seem to all refer to JavaScript, so it would seem natural to make this a synonym.
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Why is syntax highlighting missing from my recent answers unless I specify the language?

For a few days (weeks?), I don't have syntax highlighting any longer for C# code I'm writing, unless I add: <!-- language: c# --> before the piece of code. Here's the example of code which ...
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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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Should I also flag questions when I already voted to close?

I wonder whether I should also flag questions on which I've already voted for a close. Should they still be flagged so the mods can see it or should the community just manage itself? 98% of the ...
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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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Is there a way to see all favorite questions of all my communities?

So, since as a programmer I use many different stackexchange sites, like Stack Overflow Software Engineering Game Development Theoretical Computer Science I want to see all questions that I have ...
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Do old chat messages get deleted?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/87765/166373 I'm trying to look at the discussions that were moved to chat but it gives me a "Page Not Found" error. Is it because it was too old?
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Why can't I ask customer service-related questions here?

I have questions about how I go about using various tools or products. Can I ask these questions here? If not, why? Where can I ask them?
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Tag merge / synonym request: [developer] -> [software-developer]

Tag merge / synonym request: developer -> software-developer It's possible they should both be added to STCI, but at the very least, I don't see much of a difference between these tags. Software ...
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Rename “IP” tag to “IP- address”

ip only has 11 questions right now, but because of the possible ambiguity between "Intellectual Property" and "Internet Protocol" (and the fact that there is no tag wiki) it should be renamed to ip-...
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Is there any site maintenance going on currently?

Is there some sort of cleanup / maintenance going on with the site? Today (8-28) and yesterday, I noticed a few drops in my reputation. The first was 18-20 points, the second was about 45. I ...