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Why does not everyone accept an answer?
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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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How come I never see any Aussies on here?
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Well, we have @jimsug and @AndrewGrimm among our regular contributors, looking at self-reported locations visible on the Users tab. If the concern is about global representation of Englishes, I am ...

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How can I insert a Google Ngram chart relatively easily?
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5 votes

The NGrams embed code provides an interactive chart, an SVG chart where mouse-ing over or clicking on particular points or elements produces different effects and behaviors and displays different ...

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Is an edit to change only "formatting" warranted on ELL?
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The standard for voting against a proposed minor edit from the review queue is This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. ...

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Font too light?
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For what it's worth, using the WebAIM Contrast Checker to compare #31aa9a (the unread question text title color) and the white background returns a contrast ratio of 2.86:1. This narrowly fails WCAG 2....

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Why is it necessary for the question title to have more than 15 characters?
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This is a very longstanding practice; a July 2009 post mentions the "recent" increase from 10 to 15 characters on StackOverflow. The question title has a minimum required length for the same ...

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Can we ask question regarding the song lyrics?
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Literary interpretation is generally off-topic here and at EL&U because it tends to come down to individual opinion, and there is almost never a single definitive answer to be had (i.e. the rare ...

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Top Questions filters vs. All Questions filters
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Jeff Atwood gives the algorithm for determining what makes a question hot in What formula should be used to determine “hot” questions? over at MSE: (log(Qviews)*4) + ((Qanswers * Qscore)/5) + sum(...

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Handling scant "What does this mean" questions
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The obvious answer is to politely ask for more context in a comment. This was the approach I had taken until fairly recently: to ask for context, and if not provided within a few hours, to closevote. ...

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