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When's the election coming?

Your election will be starting on Monday, November 30th. When we first made the announcement, the plan was to run down the remaining runs of elections for the remaining sites (Japanese, Music, and ...
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Bounty expired, no answers, but I still lost my bounty points?

Yep, this is how it's supposed to work. See the privilege page for bounties: Bounties expire after seven days. You will receive several notifications a few days before this happens. If you do not ...
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Had 230+ reputation on SR, assigned a 200 point bounty, now cannot even comment

That's the way bounties work. If it drops your reputation below the threshold for a privilege, you lose the privilege. You'd lose the same way if you lost the privilege for another reason (because ...
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Did the priviledges rise when we graduated?

Not exactly when we graduated, but when we got our "graduated design" (which was a little later). While in beta, levels for a site are significantly lower to help it build up. Once it's graduated and ...
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Why can't I close a question just because it has a bounty?

You can't vote to close a question while it has a bounty. I think the reasoning is that the bounty setter is trading reputation for an increased likelihood of getting answers; closing the question ...
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When should I delete my own question?

If what you want is impossible, that's useful information. It'll help other people who want to do the same thing, so that they won't also struggle for a while to accomplish the impossible. Someone ...
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How were those questions modified by 1 rep user Megan?

There are deleted answers from Megan on those questions. The system counts this as a modification, and it isn't reset when the answer is deleted.
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Is 109 not more than 10? I can't answer protected questions!

The protection system requires 10 rep earned on the site - meaning the association bonus doesn't count. As far as the protection system is concerned, you only have 8 rep here.
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Is my question bad or off topic?

Glad you brought this topic to Meta, sameer – that's the best place to seek clarification of this kind! Downvoters should have commented and give you hints why they downvoted. But unfortunately, they ...
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A query for SE Data Explorer to find our most popular software

I was kinda bored, and thus decided to try to do this. I couldn't find an easy way to do it with SEDE, so I hacked together a thing in Python. It's on GitHub. Here are the results (this can, and ...
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Frozen chat room

Done. There isn't any way to mark a room as not-freezable (see Antifreeze for Chat rooms), although I wish there was. Probably the best way to take care of this is a flag on the main site. Or, ...
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Why can't I delete my SR account?

You've posted two things, a question and an answer (both currently deleted). I believe this is what's keeping you from self-deleting your account. If you really want your account here deleted: We'll ...
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Will I lose privileges if I offer a bonus and my points drop below the requirement?

Yes - privileged are calculated based on your current reputation, and reputation lost in offering bounties is counted. You would lose the 2k privilege any time your reputation drops below 2000. You ...
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I lost bounty points when no answer was posted?

These show up in the timeline as "non-winning bounties". In general, once you start a bounty, the reputation used for it is gone. It may be awarded to an answer (if you pick one, or the bounty ends ...
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Are there any guidelines for answering with your own software?

This site doesn't have a specific policy about answering a question with your own software.¹ Follow the general Stack Exchange policy and guidelines on self-promotion (whose current wording evolved ...
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Was SE Meta the best place to post this, or would it have been better to post it here?

Asking there was the right place, I think. It is probably not SR-specific.
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Frozen chat room

There is a rule to avoid freezing the main chat room of a site, but it doesn't identify any particular room as the main room. Rather, the last remaining unfrozen room of a site will not be frozen. ...
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Product names in question titles / "Alternative to ..." titles

As Thomas said, a "Alternative to XYZ" title is not a the best way to attract good answers. It eliminates people who don't know the potentially out-of-trend XYZ, and it does not contain any keywords. ...
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There are only 2 candidates in 2018 - how do I make a 3rd choice?

You don't need to make a third choice. Your first two choices will be counted, in that order, don't worry. The long-term solution is to post more answers and questions, gain reputation, do reviews, ...
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A moderator delete my answer and I diagree with his decision. How can I contact him?

I can just undelete my answer Nope, you can't. - just try it and see what happens. How can I contact him? ♦ moderators get notified about new Meta posts on their sites, so they'll see this ...
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Does it still help to flag off-topic questions?

Yes, it definitely helps! Your flags push the posts into the review queues, where they are likely to (eventually) get the further processing they require. I've personally noticed many helpful flags ...
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Vote and favorite count "-1 down vote favorite" shown in question preview under Newest questions tab

“up vote score down vote favorite” appears at the beginning of a questions when the asker carelessly copied a question from Stack Exchange. To reiterate, this appears because it was put there by the ...
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The chatroom is too cold

I have hotted it.
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Withdraw suggested edit

There is a similar question on the main meta site: Undo edit suggestion. The answer is that, no, you cannnot retract a suggested edit. It appears that you will have to wait for the expected ...
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Migrated question actually closed instead of 'on hold'? So how can it be improved?

A migrated question only lives on one site. Migrating locks the question on the original site and creates it on the target site. When a migrated question is closed (for any reason other than duplicate)...
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What is the 'answered' statistic?

In Stack Exchange jargon, “answered” usually means having an accepted answer or an answer with a positive score. The idea is that if there are answers but they don't have more upvotes than downvotes ...
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Bounty question?

That's explained as follows in our help center: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score ...
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Broken question migration?

As Seth says, it was migrated to Stack Overflow: You can see it here. You see it in the question list because migrated questions stick around for a month before an automated process deletes them....
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Broken question migration?

The question in question was actually migrated from Software Recommendations to Stack Overflow. If you check the original post's revision history you can see that Journeyman Geek migrated it over to ...
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How should we handle a question related to request made by a particular small business organization Needs ( billing process software.)

We should not treat them special in any way. If the requirements are narrow, so be it, maybe there will be no answer because that tool does not exist, thats fine. If the requirements are too ...
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