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Tag wiki privilege

I was informed that I have gained the tag wiki edit privilege. My assumption was that it works similar to the question and answer edit privilege, i.e. it does not require peer review any more and I ...
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There are only 2 candidates in 2018 - how do I make a 3rd choice?

I was informed by the system that I should cast my vote on Software Recommendations. I attempted to do so, but there are only two candidates. I chose my first 2 choices, obviously. However, I can't ...
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Product names in question titles / “Alternative to …” titles

I asked a question, where the original title was Free alternative to Adobe VoCo A moderator then left the following comment: Would you mind removing the word "Adobe VoCo" from the title? Or at ...
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Are there any guidelines for answering with your own software?

Somebody asked a question which seems to be solved with a software I authored¹. Is there anything special I have to consider when posting an answer about this that goes beyond the general SE standards?...
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Proposed edit by other user - reject or approve?

There is a (good) pending edit to this question but I have not approved because the editor and the OP look like different users. They currently have 1010 and 1 rep respectively, so it could be that ...
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Can I search for, or be notified of, bumped questions?

Is that possible, or do I just have to eyeball questions for "bumped to the homepage"?
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Bumping to the home page

I am curious as to how it is decided what gets bumped to the home page. Is it an automated process, or manual? I am looking at this recently bumped question. It has three good answers (two of them ...
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Why use “noreferrer” in anchor tag?

If I post any link in this site, you added relation = "noreferrer" in the anchor tag. Due to this the referral URL is empty. Is there any reason for this? Tag: <a href="www.example.com" rel="...
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Where did the question edits go?

I am sure I edited this question earlier today. I asked the OP for clarification (Do you mean 'hibernation'?) and edited his response into the title, among other things. But I see no rollbacks, no ...
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The chatroom is too cold

Well, I'm not complaining, a frozen chatroom means the site really isn't running into any big issues, right? No spam, bad posts, users, etc. needed to be removed quickly by a request there, but it ...
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Withdraw suggested edit

Is it possible to withdraw a suggested edit? How? Background: I was looking for a requirements management tool with my private account (for my hobby projects) and now I'm looking for the same thing ...
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I lost bounty points when no answer was posted?

I don't care about the points - just curious how it works. Looking at my profile, I saw a drop of 200 points on July 16th, for this question, which has no comments and only one answer, which is from ...
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How were those questions modified by 1 rep user Megan?

I just stumbled up a few questions that were marked as modified by user Megan. Looking into one of them (Contract Management), I can't see any changes: How can he have changed so many questions with ...
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Did the priviledges rise when we graduated?

Before this site graduated, I had roughly 400 rep, and I'm sure I could review First Posts and Late Answers. In fact, I have the Custodian badge for both review types. I then spent a few months "away"...
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Was SE Meta the best place to post this, or would it have been better to post it here?

I posted this question on SE Meta. Was that the best place, or would it have been better to post it here?
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Will I lose privileges if I offer a bonus and my points drop below the requirement?

I am curious. I have 1,830 points and expect to soon have 2,000 and moderator privileges. If I have 2,001 points and obtain moderator privileges and then offer and award a bonus of 100 points, ...
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When's the election coming?

Congratulations! Software Recommendations is graduating! mentions that "soon" there will be an election for diamond mods. I'm looking forward to that! But it's been several months with no sign. Over ...
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Did the favorite tags get lost?

I just found out that I didn't have any favorite tags any more. No questions were highlighted in yellow and I had to re-add all (?) the tags. This is a bit annoying, since I actually don't know which ...
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Is 109 not more than 10? I can't answer protected questions!

I recently found a question where I knew a small little software library that would've allowed me to answer a question. When I went to answer this, I encountered this: Of course, the question was ...
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Vote and favorite count “-1 down vote favorite” shown in question preview under Newest questions tab

In the first image, I've noticed the first time text like "-1 down vote favorite" written before the beginning of the question's body. It's not shown in the snippet of other questions listed in ...
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Frozen chat room

Sorry for posting that on Meta, but I don't see any other way to reach out: Currently our chat room is frozen for inactivity. That means: no announcements of new questions room will be auto-deleted ...
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Why can't I close a question just because it has a bounty?

This question Free survey web application which provides easily printable single access codes is obviously asking for a service. It appears to me to be completely off-topic. I attempted to flag it ...
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Impossible captcha

I was reading some questions/answers on the site, and then I ended on a "Human verification" page, with a captcha (recaptcha). While the captchas were easily readable, I had to try around 30 times ...
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How do we fix incorrect instructions presented to visitors?

The description for the web-browser tag instructs visitors to: "Use this tag when asking for recommendations relating to web browser software and web browser add-ons. If you are specifically looking ...
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Bounty expired, no answers, but I still lost my bounty points?

I set a bounty on this question but unfortunately it received no answers (maybe there is no library that can do this?). I returned to the question today hoping to set a higher bounty and noticed two ...
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Broken question migration?

This question: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/16519/ascii-data-import-how-can-i-match-fortrans-bulk-read-performance-in-c appears to be migrated to Software Recommendations from ...
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How should we handle a question related to request made by a particular small business organization Needs ( billing process software.)

This question clearly requests for Data entry and billing software for his organization,so this question is not off-topic but as he clearly states in that question that there are limitations with ...
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Had 230+ reputation on SR, assigned a 200 point bounty, now cannot even comment

The title pretty much says it. If you assign a bonus that drops your rep back below 50, you can't comment on anything (popup appears: "You need 50 rep to comment"). A nice reward for setting a ...
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Migrated question actually closed instead of 'on hold'? So how can it be improved?

Question What forum-management software can I use? was migrated from https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/155556/revisions, then put on hold. The OP now says in a comment that he cannot edit it to ...
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Why can't I delete my SR account?

I have an account on SR: As you can see I haven't posted any content, and normally if so, there should be a 'Delete' button where the 'Edit', 'Privileges', etc. buttons are, but it isn't! How can I ...
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What is the 'answered' statistic?

Quick question, if anyone knows: On Beta sites, in the small stats box on the homepage, what does the 'answered' statistic represent? Does it mean: questions that have at least one answer? or: ...
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Bounty question?

I have done bounties before (On another SE site though) but have never waited up until my bounty has expired and I now have 24 hours I assume to award a bounty. What happens if I don't award a bounty. ...
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When should I delete my own question?

I asked this question recently. Now, an answerer has, practically, said that what I want is not possible because the OS doesn't allow it. I understand this, but I'm unsure whether I should delete ...
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Review Limit reached without actually reviewing anything

Based on my reputation (between 500 and 750), I should be able to cast Close and Reopen votes as well as access the First Posts and Late Answers review queues. When I try to access both of those ...
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I think I once asked a question on about terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs), which may have been deleted. True or false?

I think I may have once asked a question on Software Recommendations Stack Exchange, about terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs), though I'm not sure if I was logged in as "unforgettableid" or as ...
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Is my question bad or off topic?

This is my first question in Software Recommendation. I am surprised to see so many downvotes. Is the question really that bad? Please someone explain so I can delete my question after knowing the ...
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How to ask for advice on a very specific topic which I don't know in deep? [duplicate]

Correct me if my interpretation is wrong: StackExchange is a collaborative tool for joining effort and spreading knowledge. This is the main purpose of the website. I would like to ask for and advice ...
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How is the best way to ask about comparison of Code Generator tools?

I've been suspend here twice, so now I would put the maximum effort in opening a really good question. And I would really appreciate for you advice and help. Please, be batient with me.. I've made ...
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Commitment and Invitations

Couple of questions regarding administrivia. Where/How can I view my commitment criteria for this beta? What are the requirements to meet it? I swear I have seen a "Know someone that can answer this ...
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Where did my VLQ flag option go?

I was going to flag an answer as VLQ (very low quality) but I can't seem to find it. It also has disappeared from my question flag list as well. No this is not just on one question or on one answer. I ...
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What programming language tag to use if you don't really care

The library tag wiki suggest that this tag should always be paired with a language tag. But what if you don't care, like in this question where i would be happy with any of 5 languages? I can't put ...
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Why are comments deleted?

I was looking at one of my old answers, and I noticed that all the comments below the answer had been deleted. I'm curious about why this has been done. The comments weren't argumentative; they were ...
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A query for SE Data Explorer to find our most popular software

Now that we are in public beta, we can be queried against using the SE Data Explorer. I've noticed that some software is the answer to man different questions. For example IrfanView. With a little ...
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The active question page shows 0 ongoing bounties when in fact there is one

I just noticed that the active question page shows 0 on-going bounties, but there actually is an on-going one: If you click on the "featured" tab, it shows the number correctly: I guess this is ...
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What are the rules for self-answering your question?

On SE sites, it's encouraged to self-answer your question. But on Software Recommendations, an answer to your own answer will probably look like spam. So, is it allowed to post an answer to your own ...
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No privileges in meta help

I was looking at the help pages and noticed that the privileges section is blank. Should we add something here?
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Please blacklist the alternative tag

I feel like I've been editing out the alternative tag all evening and it keeps coming back from the grave. This is a meta tag at its worst: it's meaningless, it doesn't provide any indication of what ...