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Why was this Reopen review item invalidated?

A tale of complexity and unintended consequences The review task was added in response to this edit which you made. Which is a good thing, generally. That edits can result in the review of a ...
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Should questions like this (like linguistics... see below) be asked and answered on ELL?

Since it is not always obvious how to move from a written English word to its pronunciation questions about how to pronounce a word, especially about less familiar words, seem to me eminently on topic ...
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Extensive edits and bounty allocation by same user

I don't think those edits are appropriate, regardless of any bounty, though the fact that the editor and bounty awarder are the same is rather unseemly. The purpose of editing is to clarify the ...
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How can we ask for other moderators to step in?

You don't have to do anything special to get the attention of the other moderators. We all get notified of new meta posts when we log in, and usually keep track of the discussions. Snailplane and I ...
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Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one selected?

You are not expected to delete your answer because one person down-voted it. You shouldn't let one down-vote upset you - people make mistakes, some people are wrong, and some people just enjoy down-...
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Can the OP see my edit that needs peer review?

Yep, OPs can always see and approve/reject edits made on their posts, even if they have one rep. They even get notifications that edits were suggested on their post. Furthermore, their decision on ...
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Is it fine to use emoji? o_O

First, I think it's important to get some agreed-upon terminology. When I see the word emojis (which is the word you use in the title of your question), I think of characters such as these: whereas I ...
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Seeking for clarification: was my question closed for reasons that comply with the rules accepted on this site?

It's not a very well-written question. I found it to be a little hard to follow. I think the most troublesome part of your question is this: the so-called problem of perception is not generated ...
J.R.'s user avatar
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Why does not everyone accept an answer?

Community members who ask questions and then do not accept an answer are a very, very frequent topic of conversation (i.e. complaints) across all Stacks, going back a long time, with solutions ...
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Hello, could you please reopen my question?

I am surprised that you have not learned how to improve the appearance of your questions by now. Each and every time you post a question, a user has to delete between 30% and 50% content, because it ...
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Why can't I edit this question?

There's nothing wrong. There was already a pending edit, and you couldn't suggest any other edits until that edit suggestion's fate was decided. You could hover over the grayed out 'edit' button to ...
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What does "question eligible for bounty in 2 days" mean?

Bounties on Stack Exchange are a way to attract more attention to a question (for whatever reason); you can think of them as advertisements paid for with your own reputation. The help center also ...
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What is the maximum number of questions I can ask every day?

Considering your reputation, there's effectively no limit to the number of questions you are allowed to ask per day. This information comes from the Complete Rate Limiting guide on Meta Stack Exchange....
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Was this chat ban justified?

Yes, it was justified. If I had been online and seen that flag raised, I would have done the same thing. How the comments got brought to a moderator's attention is irrelevant. Once a moderator is ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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Mods Binging on Reviews. Leave some for the rest of us?

Sure. Absolutely. Happy to oblige. There was a sizable backup in close reviews roughly just a week ago and I thought "Well since no one is doing it I better take it on." Good to know people are ...
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Am I allowed to post short, simple answers if they answer the question?

@gotube's answer is great, but there's another reason why such answers are often deleted, which is applicable to all sites in the network. Suppose somebody else answers as follows: The first sentence ...
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How to get a question unlocked

I edited the answer after it had been flagged; I locked the answer after the edit was rolled back and it had been flagged again. Yes, your answer has garnered quite a few upvotes, as you said, but it ...
J.R.'s user avatar
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Why did the "system" display two different usernames for the same question, depending on the way you accessed the question?

Here's what happened. We have a user that was creating a new account each time they had a language question about a particular source text that is offensive to some. One of the several questions this ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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Unjustified downvoting even on a question earning three badges, notable question, nice question & popular question

You shouldn't worry about a few downvotes. Perhaps somebody lost their keys; anyway, requiring a comment before downvoting would be completely ineffective. If one user downvotes a couple of your posts,...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Unjustified downvoting even on a question earning three badges, notable question, nice question & popular question

For what it's worth, I didn't downvote your question What does “Yes, you can. But you may not.” mean? I didn't downvote it because you told us what the context was; I didn't upvote it because you ...
AIQ's user avatar
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When would I be able to create a tag? Is there a reputation requirement?

You can create tags since you have (way) more than 300 reputation. The question is: should you? This is what the help center says: When should I create new tags? Most common tags already exist on a ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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To move my question to English Language & Usage

Done You can find it here: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/538314/is-it-ok-to-use-otherwise-after-where Thanks for the request! Also as a general reminder this is the right way to do it if ...
Eddie Kal's user avatar
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My question reached "10k views" but I haven't earned Famous Question badge yet

Not 10K yet, but the OP is very close. The true number of views is visible when you hover the cursor over the 10K number, see the screenshot below, currently the correct number is 9,592.
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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Why do some tags have 'tag badges' while others don't?

Well spotted! The difference between the tags is that some have 100 or more questions and others don't. Tag badges are only awarded for tags with at least 100 questions; see the FAQ on Meta Stack ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Research, research, dictionary, dictionary, do OPs need to look up all the dictionaries on the internet?

If someone adds a comment providing a link to a dictionary definition then you could argue that they have provided the answer to the question. We are not supposed to do that but for lack of time ...
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