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Questions with no answers but are answered in comments

I'm pretty new to this site. I was wondering what the accepted practice was with questions like this where OP has been answered in comments but there are no answers to 'accept'. What does the ...
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How do I indicate which other site in the SE Network when voting to close? [duplicate]

When I vote to close, it is often because the question belongs on another network. However, when I select that option as a reason when voting to close, the only other site that is displayed as an ...
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Search function — where is it?

I don't seem to be able to find the search function. How do I search for questions with a certain tag or containing a certain string? I use an iPhone. I'm sure I used to be able to access "search".
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Why did user “Community” endorse my duplicate closevote?

I just cast a closevote on Usage of 'Jealous'. A few minutes later I noticed user "Community" had resoundingly endorsed my vote and actually closed the question (no other votes were cast). Since ...
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What does this mean? ✳

EDIT: Apparently, this is a large asterisk for most users. Seems good to me. However, for me, it's a blinding luminous bright green diagonal block with a white star-like object in the middle! I'm ...
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Mod-Edited comments?

I recently edited a post to make it easier to find and to add some extra tags to it. I had also answered the question. Because I was slightly broadening the question title in order to make the ...
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If a protected question takes 10 rep, why isn't 101 enough?

I was tempted to add to An adjective to describe a pregnant woman's swollen belly?, but there's no answer button, and the explanation is a minimum rep of 10, and I've got (thanks to association) ...
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Draft answer posts

Yesterday, I started writing a longish answer post, which I wasn't able to finish before I got kicked out of the college where I work. I wasn't too worried at the time, because I could see that there ...
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How can text (of all formats) be indented?

I refer to https://ell.stackexchange.com/a/20319/8712, but it uses the grey code format. How can one indent in general, including bolded, italicised, sub/super-scripted texts?
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Why is review queue showing a number when it is empty?

Very conceivably not the right area to be asking, but since it pertains to what I saw here on this site... The review menu notification (see below) shows there are 12 items for review. When I click ...
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What's the purpose of the first clause of the article? - Why was this closed?

I beg for your forgiveness if https://ell.stackexchange.com/q/33430/8712 offends, but I would like to request its reopening. While it's from my law preparation book, my question concerns English, so ...
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Are these two sentences equal, about history and sources? - Why was this closed?

I beg for your forgiveness if 'to make use of' vs 'to base on', but I would like to request its reopening. While it's from my law preparation book, my question concerns English, so why ...
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Formal = totalitarian?: Why was this closed?

I beg for your forgiveness if Formal = totalitarian? offends, but I would like to request its reopening. While it's from my law preparation book, my question concerns English, why was it 'closed as ...
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How to emend or improve my English Reasoning Questions?

I apologise if questions like https://ell.stackexchange.com/q/33447/8712 offended. Especially for those closed, how can my questions that truly involve basic English issues, be revised or improved, ...
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Can I write a paragraph and ask for corrections?

First, I am not sure if this place is suitable for my question Can I write a paragraph "about any thing" and ask to to correct this paragraph? Or if I do so I will violate the policy of English ...
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Number of suggested edits indicator showing wrong number

Over the past day I've noticed that the orange indicator on the top bar, which shows the number of suggested edits awaiting review, isn't working correctly. The number indicated does not agree with ...
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Why will my account be blocked?

I was trying asking a question , it says : Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a clear, ...
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Creating tags expectations

I found a tag called "r". I don't know what it's used for. Can we all make a description for the tags that you created? That way we can use it properly.
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How to create a tag synonym?

I think I found a good tag synonym, so how should I create it? Do you have to be a mod to create it? Please tell me quick, since I might forget it.
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Unlimited Upvoting Comments

When I use my max amount of votes per day, I still can upvote comments. Whys that? I can vote as many of comments as I want
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In comments, automatic Removal of @name when default?

Are direct-to-original-poster references not allowed using the @ sign? In Win, Wins, or Won? I attempted to make a comment: @BobtheZealot, can you please confirm my comment above? The system kept ...
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Closing questions because of lack of clarity/broadness/etc

Something has come up frequently, and it's that many questions are closed or put on hold simply because the way it's worded is not clear as to what the question is, or it's too broad in asking for ...
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Help please with chat!

I apology if I'm so eager to be part of the chat. I'm having problem to log in to chat. I already logged in chat but STILL I'm not able to see the chat field where I could type in my message! I've ...
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Is there a way to backup my own contributions?

Sometimes questions get removed by the OP or for any other reasons. In some cases, I would like to preserve my answer (for future use). In other cases, I would like to preserve my comments. In this ...
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Where is “ Wiki ” ? ( was Wiki wonky, Taggy waggy - Menu venue? )

[Edit 8OCT13 - clean up and trim down to reflect the helpful answers.] Where is the (community) wiki - Is it really a place in each stack exchange site, like wikipedia stands on its own, or is it ...
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Can you delete your own chat comment for any reason of concern?

You can delete at any time (main and meta page) personal answers and comments and sometimes questions. But to delete your own chat comment, after a very short time period, you need to flag it for ...
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Why are my questions being deleted on ELL?

someone told me that i can edit my previous question which is on hold (Focused & Narrowed & Two Ships Flanking: What is happening with these two ships?), but I found that it is deleted and can'...
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Does the rubric “seen” in the profile lock (more details follow)?

For example, when you visit somebody's profile, (s)he is shown as "seen" for 1 hour. Now, if (s)he has activity again on the site, even if you come back to his profile, the status is not updated. So, ...
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Oops! I was only tagging. Should I go back and delete?

I feel so embarrassed. Jess's questions are usually useful for English learners but I've always noticed their tags were spartan and sometimes irrelevant. So I went on a wild tagging mission, tired ...
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Can questions about the IELTS exam be asked here?

I am wondering if I can possible ask questions regarding IELTS/TOEFL exam here in ELL. Why I am asking is because in case I ask, someone can vote down my question and say this is not the right place ...
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How soon do I have to choose the best answer?

I'm still not sure about the system. Could you tell me how soon I have to choose the best answer? Because a few days after posting a question, there is no way for me to accept an answer. Sometimes I ...
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Unicode in comment URLs

How do I handle unicode in the URL put into a comment? For example, adding a link to http://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/Chińczyk without it breaking on the ń.
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What does “(deleted)” mean in the page listing my close-votes?

When looking at the page showing my closure votes, I noticed one of the entries shown (deleted). What does that mean? As far as I can see, the question has never been deleted.
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ЯegDwight for moderator

Why on earth am I being called upon to approve an edit by, of all people, ЯegDwight? I urge the powers that be to review this post and confer a diamond upon our Onlie Begetter.
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How did I get 42 votes on posts?

Looking at my user profile, I see I have voted posts 42 times, and I have reached the limit for today. How can that be possible, if the limit is 40 per day?
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Deleted comment

I normally wouldn't worry about a deleted comment, but I got a reply to my comment on this question that seems to suggest I should post it as an answer instead (the only reason I didn't in the first ...
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Excessive downvotes

What can you do against excessive downvotes? In the picture below the votes from today are shown.
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Not able to get the email for the notifications of ELL

There is a option of getting emails corresponding to the notifications of this site in the link on the topleft corner. I have checkhed the option twice and submitted it but so far I have not been got ...
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What does “This item is not reviewable.” mean?

Looking at the history of reviewed questions with a pending close vote, I noticed that a page shown, "This item is not reviewable." Does that means it is not reviewable only from me, or from anybody ...
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Who views moderator flags right now?

As far as I'm aware, we do not yet have any moderators here on ELL. That being the case, when I flag a question as "needs ♦ moderator attention", who (if anyone) is notified?
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How can I subscribe to English Learners newsletter?

I don't see an item on the http://stackexchange.com/newsletters page to subscribe to the newsletter. I am subscribed to several stack exchange newsletters and find it quite useful, so I wish to ...
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Is there any difference between the “word-request” and “word-choice” tags?

As far as I understand, word-choice and word-request are both about choosing a word, or a phrase. The first could be used when the OP is asking about choosing between two or more words, while the last ...
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When should the “meaning-in-context” tag be used?

I am not clear when meaning-in-context should be used. Since the question should always give a context, I am not sure when meaning-in-context should be used instead of meaning. I imagine meaning ...
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When is “modified” used on the /questions page?

I had a tab open on https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions, while I was writing a question on another tab. (I didn't notice I had two tabs open on the same site; probably a tab was open to a ...
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What is a 'rollback'?

Cleanup is a badge that requires you to do/have a rollback. What is it and how do I achieve it?

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