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Questions removed months later

I just noticed that two questions I asked at the beginning of last year were then removed 6-7 months later. Is there any chance I can get a heads-up as to why? This one may have been too subjective, ...
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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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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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Why does it still say [-closed-] after being brought from another stackexchange?

Many times when looking at a topic I will think its closed because it has [closed] in the title, only to realize its been moved from another stackexchange board.
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Question regarding badges

Will a post with 10000+ views get a Famous Question (golden)badge automatically ? Or is there any other criteria present with it ?
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Could someone help get this question on track please?

The question is https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/329657/how-to-model-a-simple-economic-market It seems that the first version was seemingly too broad so I'm doing my best to ...
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Are readers supposed to vote, edit, comment, flag answers on old one-liner honeypots?

Some old closed questions have many answers that probably were considered OK back then but are not quite up to current quality standards. Are readers supposed to vote, edit, comment, flag answers in ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [interface] -> [interfaces]

Could we merge interface questions (41 total) into interfaces (10 total), and make them synonyms? Side note given the number of questions, I'd bet 4:1 that "interface" makes better master tag. But ...
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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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Where to ask “What language was used to create something?”

Is http://programmers.stackexchange.com the right website to ask the following question: What language was New tab page Speed Dial 2 created with? What language do they use to save the ...
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What do new users see when their question has close votes

I voted to close this question, and then the OP asked for downvoters to give a comment. Which made me wonder: what do new (low rep) users see when there is a close vote on their question (before it ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [regex] -> [regular-expressions]

regular-expressions and regex. These are the same thing, just one is shorter to type. Regular-expressions should be the 'master' tag while regex is the synonym.
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Sync the [async] tags

There seem to be three different tags about asynchronous programming: async (69 questions) asynchronous-programming (65 questions) asynchronous (3 questions) I think there is no difference between ...
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I can't track the random badge

I am the all time top answerer in random (89 points on 11 answers). I keep looking forward to getting a tag badge in it. I can track C, version-control, database, math, git, history, open-source, ...
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How to recover a myopenid account not transferred before closing?

I had another account on StackExchange (with which I mostly participated on Programmers) which depended on myopenid.com. Having been absent for a while, I lost track of that account and myopenid ...
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Are [video lectures] useful?

Let's burninate tag video-lectures. As of now, there are 5 questions in this tag. All appear to be off-topic education advice / off-site resource requests. None looks worth keeping. https://...
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Reopen review queue shows the edit made over two years ago?

I just performed a review in the reopen queue on a post that appears to have entered the queue due to an edit. So far, nothing unusual. The unusual thing is that the edit was made over two years ago. ...
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tag synonym request: [random] and [random-numbers]

There is a significant overlap in the tags random and random-numbers. There are 33 questions tagged random-numbers and 41 tagged random. Of these, 11 of them have both tags. Please make random-...
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Why is my account blocked from asking new questions when I've asked just one question with 0 downvotes?

My account has been blocked from asking new questions. Only 1 question asked (0 downvotes). Whats up? Why? Can I unblock this?
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Can this question be reopened? [closed]

This question was closed for being an exact duplicate, but I modified it extensively so that it now discusses a particular condition to wrapping third party code. In its previous condition the ...
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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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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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Why was I downvoted?

NOTE: This is NOT a complaint question. I would like to know how I can improve my asking/answering ability. In this question, what was wrong with my answer? Again: This is NOT a complaint question, ...
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Are feedback type questions are allowed here?

I have a question in which I want to request feedback about my software. Am I allowed to ask this type of question here or it will be considered off-topic here?
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Tools Link Missing

Anyone else missing the tools link in the header bar since the UI change?
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Where to ask opinion based question?

I have a question like the following: I plan to build a webapplication and think about making it a mostly clientside app. Of course I gonna need to fetch data from my server for userdata etc. Now ...
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How to see up and down vote totals

On Stack Overflow, you can click the vote total and it divides into two values: up votes and down votes: It doesn't work this way on Programmers (and many other Stack Exchange sites). Yet, I've ...
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Citing bullet points in block quotes forces the number to be 1

I wanted to quote a single (not the first) bullet point in a bulleted list from another site. I used the block quote function to indent the text and place it in a grey box to denote it as separate ...
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What are P.SE's new user limitations?

Short version: Does P.SE have similar new user limitations as SO does? Buried in the MSO FAQ is this answer about new user restrictions. And it states that new users are only allowed 6 questions in ...
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Why isn't syntax highlighting for C++ working?

Does Programmers Stack Exchange site support syntax-highlighting for C++? The reason I ask is that the code in my question isn't highlighted in Firefox 8.
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Can OP rollback the post if OP strongly feel rightly to do so?

Can OP rollback the post if OP strongly feel rightly to do so? Is there a punishment for OP if he/she rollback his/her post?
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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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Why was this question downvoted and closed?

I would like to ask why How to force evaluation in Haskell? was down-voted and closed. This came completely unexpected since it is a very specific and precise question regarding Haskell and how to ...
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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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How do I get closed questions out of my RSS feed?

I'd rather not have to deal with closed questions.
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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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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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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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What is the vote limit?

What is the limit to the number of votes one can cast per day? I've never hit this limit on SO, but I appear to have hit it here today (well, it says I have 1 vote left). I've probably cast ~20 votes ...
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Why can't I vote to close a question with a bounty?

Surely a poor question is a poor question whether the OP believes that or not? Or do we just expect the normal voting process to have taken care of this before a bounty is even offered?
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I can edit other users' contribution with 251 reputation. Is this a defect?

I can edit another user's question/answer, but I only have 251 reputation. Is this a defect or are privledge reputation boundaries different for SE?
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Is it OK to add code samples in an edit

I have an review in my queue where the only change was to add a block of code as an example. My initial reaction was to reject it but none of the rejection reasons seemed appropriate. In general, is ...
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Are readability/coding conventions questions on topic?

I would like to know if questions regarding readability/coding conventions are on-topic here. I'm learning a new language, and in the official documentation they routinely add whitespace in a way ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [software-performance] → [performance]

Please merge tag software-performance (14 questions) into performance (461), and make them synonyms. Tag software-performance has no wiki, for performance there is tag wiki excerpt: Questions ...
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Why can't I vote to reopen the question which doesn't have any reopen votes and was closed only once?

As I understand the process: A non-moderator can vote to reopen a question, which will appear in the question links as: Share | Edit | Reopen (1) | Delete ... A person can vote to reopen a given ...
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Is it possible to know where traffic to a question is coming from?

I am curious because one of my questions suddenly got 100 more upvotes and 40k views apparently overnight. Is it possible to know where the sudden traffic came from, just for curiosity? Probably it is ...
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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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please tell me how to delete my P.SE account [closed]

I would like to delete only my P.SE account only, but I can't find the directions anywhere.
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Can someone help explain why my question was closed, and help me rephrase it so that it would be acceptable?

Can someone help explain why my question was closed? How can I update a large legacy codebase to meet specific quality standards? One of the comments said that my question was a list question, so I ...