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How are answers with no votes sorted?

When I was viewing a question: How can I introduce (or name) a person my answer was above the other answer even though they both have 0 votes. I sorted it by votes. My answer is above the other ...
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What is the use for code formatting? [duplicate]

So in the tool bar (that’s what I like to call it), the bar that appears when you edit/ask a question or answer: (sorry for my terrible handwriting) So after thinking about it I can’t see any use for ...
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What is StackExchange?

Is there a different community? Than English Langage Learners for English Learning? Where can I find the FAQ? How can I learn here if half the resources are on Google?
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How can I get back my reputation?

Somehow I loose 5 points of reputation by the action of Deleted user and they weren't restored. Could you give me an advise what can I do in such situation? Maybe there is some support that could ...
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Is there anything to be corrected?

I have a question about my English Language Learners Stack Exchange post: Is there anything to be corrected?
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how to remove questions from being on hold even after fixing a question?

Many times question is put on hold for not being specific or for other reasons. It is mentioned that, if we fix the question such that it fits all the guidelines, the question could be taken off hold. ...
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Question migrated from ELL to ELL meta

A question to which I provided an answer has been migrated from ELL to ELL meta. I probably should know why this occurred, but I don't. I am not upset that it has been migrated (I am sure there was a ...
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Off topic comments growing on my answer

I've answered a question about plural "staff" which has attracted comments solely about plural "water". None has mentioned "staff" (the topic of the OP's question) or has suggested improvements. I'm ...
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How can I insert a Google Ngram chart relatively easily?

I know this question probably belongs to the Meta of Metas, but I figure this is a more familiar place to me. Plus, Ngram is definitely a very important external feature for ELL and ELU users. I was ...
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What does to star a question mean?

What is that star below the number of votes in a question for? What happens when I star a question?
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Was this chat ban justified?

@snailboat has been biased on my chat ban with our previous conversation. The chat that snailboat is referring to here: https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/43883427#43883427 Is a chat ...
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Why does not everyone accept an answer?

I'm fairly new to StackExchange and this is the first community I've participated heavily in. One thing I can't figure out is why more people don't mark their questions as answered when a thorough ...
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How to make a video hyperlink so that when a viewer clicks on it the video will begin at a certain second?

Let's say I came across a phrase in a video that I don't understand. So make a hyperlink to the video, but I want the video to begin when clicked on at that very second the phrase is said. How do I do ...
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bumped to the homepage by Community

I've been looking on meta for a while for the explanation for why old posts get bumped to the home page by "Community," and more specifically, what it is we are intended to do with them. I can't seem ...
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Serial Downvoting?

I just got downvoted on an answer of mine twice in a row within the same minute. Isn't that weird?
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Why has it suddenly asked me for a Captcha?

I'm logged in with a reputation of 20.2K. Why should it suddenly think I'm a bot?
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Add a link to Language Learning Beta to “What topics can I ask about here?”

I think Language Learning Beta is relatively new and must not have existed when the ELL help page was created. I suggest adding a link to Language Learning Beta to "What topics can I ask about here?...
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What is a preformatted text for?

I cannot understand what those brackets above for. When I click it, "enter preformatted text" comes up. What is it for?
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Does a commentator benefit from comment upvotes?

What is comment upvoting for and what does the commentator get when his comments get upvoted?
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How to make hyperlinks on English Language Learners Stack exchange

Explain how to make hyperlinks on English Language Learners Stack Exchange for me please?
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My comment edited by someone else

My comment here did not originally include the google search link. In fact, I intentionally did not do this style of link. However, it looks like I did to anyone reading, and I have no way to correct ...
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What do the posts with different backgound color mean?

Recently, I was browsing English Language Learners' posts. I found on some posts, the background color is a bit different, some are light yellow, most are white. I would like to know what is the ...
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How can I mark/save a question (of another user) to be notified upon new replies or edits?

Is there a possibility to mark/save questions (of other users) so I would be notified upon new replies or edits?
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Top Questions filters vs. All Questions filters

I understand the stack home page shows the Top Questions and the Questions link shows All Questions. This makes sense to me. What makes less sense are the filters under each view. Why are there ...
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The “gig” question shoud be reopened

I think the following question is interesting and the meaning OP is looking for is not so intuitive as one might assume. Gig has a number of different definitions and the one about a temporary job is ...
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Will this question be put “on hold” as proofreading?

I am going to post this question here: What is the proper way to describe this sentence? King ordered Mary to work in Court, but she doesn't like it because she thinks by this way king will ...
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What is the maximum number of questions I can ask every day?

I have asked three questions in the last 24 hours, and I feel embarrassed because I think I have made the Stack Exchange system busy. I would like to know whether there is any restriction on the ...
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Need to confirm this question about the spelling of “Android” is on-topic here

I have the question below: Most of the time when I'm trying to write the word Android, I get the confusion about it's spelling, like will it be Andorid or Android. So most of the time I was written ...
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Seeking for clarification: was my question closed for reasons that comply with the rules accepted on this site?

My question was put on hold, and then closed, as falling under the category, primarily oppinion based. The question was about the proper usage of articles in a statement, which is a topic welcomed ...
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Can we reopen this question now it's been edited? (It's been reopened)

I've had an edit of this question here: "Behind each other's back" <-- is 'other's back' correct here? The phrase "each other" causes problems for lots of students. I ...
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I think it's worth reopening this question

This quesion here was recently closed as a duplicate: double linking verb "be" It was closed as a duplicate of this question here: Present Simple vs Present Progressive The second ...
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Is it fine to use emoji? o_O

As far as I know, ELL (or maybe every site on Stack Exchange) does not allow "chattiness" in comments. But I'm not sure whether the "chattiness" also includes the use of emoji. Actually, I use emojis ...
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Is moderator Maulik V ok?

I haven't seen moderator Maulik V around for some time. Is he ok? Does SE try to look after their moderators if they go missing? Note: I don't care how active he's "meant to be". I just care if he's ...
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Merge request for two similar questions

Can we merge this question: Two-year program or Two-years program? With this question here: Why is "letter" not plural in "two letter words"? The first question has one upvote, ...
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How exactly can I earn the Organizer badge?

I'm sorry for asking again, but I have no choice. I tried to ask in chat, but it did not help. I do not know how to earn Organizer badge. I understand I must do something with tags. I tried to add, ...
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Is there a limit for the number of questions, answers or comments a user can make in a day?

I already know I can post a question only once in 40 minutes. At least, I got this message from the system when I tried to post a second question in a period of 40 minutes. But, besides that, aren't ...
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Could somebody explain how to get the Curious, Inquisitive and Socratic badges?

I don't understand very well how it is possible to ask a question on 5 separate days or more. I can ask a question in 5 minutes or less. Also very confused about what the phrase "positive question ...
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Is it possible to edit questions that have answers?

I am new to this site. Is it possible here to edit questions which already have answers?
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Restore deleted account or reputation from deleted account

I've checked the post related to my issue but I think deleted account can't be restored. I've also see this post but the solution is provided for stackoverflow. Is it possible for this community? I'...
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What does “question eligible for bounty in 2 days” mean?

I want to know the meaning of this sentence below my question: question eligible for bounty in 2 days Could you give me the right meaning of this sentence?
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What is the difference between 'English Language & Usage' and 'English Language Learners'? [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between the two Stack Exchange sites 'English Language & Usage' and 'English Language Learners' (this site).
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Why do I keep getting this message? “This question body does not meet our quality standards.”

I'm trying to submit a question and I keep getting this message: Request failed This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your ...
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Should I delete my question?

I had asked a question here, then users answered it in comments section. after I read the comments, I feel the question is not valid. Should I delete it?
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Can the OP see my edit that needs peer review?

OP asked a long question, I fixed some typos. My reputation is still low so it needs peer-review. Can OP see my edits yet? The problem is I fixed typos, but there's a shady part where I know they ...
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How can I retract my downvote without upvoting the answer?

This is my first question in ELL Meta. My question is, how can I retract my downvote without giving an extra +1? I've just accidently downvoted an answer in ELL, so I want to retract it, but when I ...
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An Editing Manual

UNDER CONSTRUCTION I noticed (or re-noticed, studies say people's attention span on the internet decreases by . . . Oh I love that GIF, it never gets old) that we have an Editor's Lounge. Nice. ...
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How to transform a personal question into a community one?

Let's imagine I've asked a question, and posted it as a 'personal'. Is there a way to revert it to a community one, where I don't receive rep points? Any help would appreciated.
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How to log into the mobile app with my Facebook account?

I scrolled down the page and noticed that you have an available app for mobile users. I decided to download it so that I'd be able to check my answers and also to answer some questions through my ...
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Why was this Reopen review item invalidated?

From the timeline of this question, it seems the Reopen review which was initiated after my edit became invalidated. Any idea how this could happen? Three reviewers have voted to reopen, but the ...
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Extensive edits and bounty allocation by same user

On the following question there was a 150 rep bounty which was allocated to an answer after the bounty proposer had largely edited it. This is an unusual course of action that I have never seen ...