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No you don't have to vote three times. If there are any candidates you don't want to vote for just use your 1st and 2nd choice votes as appropriate.


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You could try changing your 2nd choice vote to be your 3rd choice. Because you can only have one 3rd choice this will remove the vote from the original person. You'll then have cast two votes - your 1st and 3rd. Then change the vote on your real 2nd choice from 3 to 2. So you start with: Person A - 1st choice Person B - 2nd choice Person C - 3rd choice ...


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It's a part of Winterbash 2015 Starting now and going until the end of the day on Jan. 3, 2016, you'll once again be able to earn and show off hats for all sorts of things you're already doing across the Stack Exchange network.


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You hit the reputation cap for the day. You can only get 200 points from upvotes and suggested edits per day. Any reputation from votes after that point are lost. This also means that if you get a +2 from a suggested edit the final upvote will only give you +8 (192 + 8 = 200). Reputation from acceptances and bounties are immune from this cap. For a lot ...


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The user's question on DBA is marked as duplicate of Craig's question and anonymous users are redirected to Craig's question. Hence you see question linked to Craig.


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Yes! Not only is it permitted, it is actively encouraged. As the founder of Stack Exchange, Jeff Atwood, said long ago: I do it all the time! For example, when I ran into a nasty issue with Java exploits in Google Chrome when browsing for images, I documented that on Super User by asking and answering my own question. Now, others can benefit from my ...


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Did you try the Help Center? It's spelled out under: What topics can I ask about here? You can also see previous discussions about the site scope here on Meta with the scope tag.


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Only tags associated with questions or answers that were up- or down-voted in the current week (or month, or whatever time-period selected) are displayed on that page. The current week begins on 2013-11-17 at 00:00:00 UTC. Vidar hasn't gained or lost any reputation from up- or down-votes during the current week. His reputation so far has come from an ...


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Automating flagging is something which you're almost never likely to see. If you feel that you're posting the same comment over & again - this userscript gives a popup with 6 configurable auto-comments, which you can easily click to insert. Reconfigure the comments to your most used boilerplate ones & you could save some hassle of retyping them ...


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You got 2 rep points for accepting & 2 more for suggesting an edit that was approved. That's by design.


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I have merged keyboard-shorcut into keyboard-shortcuts and made the former a synonym. I also copied over the old tag wiki, but feel free to make any modifications to it as necessary.


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Do (did) you have any closed questions with 0 or negative score and no answers? There is an automatic cleanup of such questions. There's also the "roomba" which deletes low-scoring, unanswered, low view questions after a year. Also, if you have anything migrated to another site, the "stub" would be eventually deleted on the original site.


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Questions are protected when a question keeps attracting low quality "answers" from new users. The Community user will do it automatically after the third downvoted answer post from a user with low reputation points has their answer deleted, or if it quickly attract five answers from low reputation users. The idea is to protect the site from "thanks" and "me ...


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It seems to be because this has been implemented: Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to enter the review queue? Essentially, the definition of "new user" for that queue has been raised to 50 reputation points from 10.


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These are some of our top tags which look like they need more/better guidance in the tag wiki excerpt: blogger dropbox facebook-pages github gmail google google-apps google-apps-script google-calendar google-contacts google-documents google-forms google-maps google-plus google-search google-spreadsheets outlook.com security trello tumblr twitter


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Go to your profile. Click the "questions" tab to see your list of questions. Scroll to the bottom, and click "deleted recent questions". There you should see the questions that have been deleted "recently". I believe the definition of "recently" here is "within the last 60 days". More information at How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be ...


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Every hour, the Community user finds a question with at least one answer, but none of the answers have a score greater than 0, and there's been no activity for 30 days or more. To gain exposure, it "bumps" them to the homepage, i.e., the main page of Web Apps, by making a silent edit. (Why it's called "bumping", I don't know. I prefer the similar "nudging", ...


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I was the one that migrated the question. In retrospect, I probably should have left a comment as to why I made the decision, so for that, I apologize. You asked two sub-questions, and I will address them separately. Why was Wunderlist designed to not work in private browsing mode in Firefox? This first question, asking about the company's reasoning/...


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You posted a comment as an answer - Stack Exchange is not a forum, it's a Q&A site and we try to ensure that answers section contains only answers, not comments or additional questions. Commenting on others' post requires 50 reputation, which you don't have and hence add a comment is not available for you. If you have a question, you'll need to ask a ...


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If it's incorrect, down vote it and if it doesn't have the context needed, try to edit it. For deletion, you can check the following comments as answers "Thanks" new questions as answers promotion link only answers that require the reader to dig through the link


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Questions about desktop applications - which Visio is - should be asked on Super User


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This type of question is now considered not constructive as it is basically asking for a list of answers each of which is equally "correct". If any existing questions are still open, then depending on the question it might either be closed or locked as an historical artefact. If you ask a new question of this type then it is highly likely that it will be ...


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There's nothing to be done, you can't rescind a flag. We'll probably dismiss the flag without any action if there's nothing wrong with the comment


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The timeline was as follows: You flagged the post. I saw the flag and decided that the answer was just wrong rather than being not an answer. Someone else flagged the post. Another moderator saw that flag and decided that it was valid. These things happen. You are always going to get cases where different moderators take different decisions. We do discuss ...


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If it happens again: Go to one of these users profile, then to one of their posts. Flag the post, use it needs ♦ moderator attention/other, and explain what you think is going on. This is better than public shaming. You might be wrong, and this case it would be very unfair to expose the user in a public post.


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