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Can I see the list of my upvoted comments?

I put a lot of comments on questions and answers. I would like to know the list of comments which have been upvoted (score >= 1) by a member of the community. I don't want to know who has upvoted the ...
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Would a question regarding the value of jQuery vs. Javascript be appropriate for Pro Webmasters?

Recently on Stack Overflow a question popped up regarding whether jQuery still had any real value over just using JavaScript and was shot down for being: not a real question, likely to elicit extended ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Sharing The Love - CLOSED Questions Saga

So I did my usual stuff today and logged onto Pro Webmasters and kinda got thinking about all the Questions that are being marked [CLOSED] and how this would look like to new users of the site. I'm ...
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Should Delete-Edited posts marked as non-constructive be reverted to its original form?

Basically I stumbled over this question asked by Cookie Monster: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/48286/delete-delete-delete-delete Where paulmorriss, bybe and John Conde closed it as ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Creating a new tag on a question that wasn't asked by me

Just a little question about tagging. If I create a new tag by editing a question wasn't asked by me, the tag is considered as created by the question's owner or created by me? My question is ...
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Catch-ALL Commonly asked questions about htaccess redirects

Constantly we are having questions such as how can I redirect old sub folder to a new folder, or how can I redirect one folder to another. The only difference between these are the folder names that ...
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Can we see helpful flags rating?

I know reputation rating exists but I would like to know if we can see users rating for helpful flags (if so, for Pro Webmasters and All Time). I'm just curious.
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Use “doesn't belong here/duplicate” or close flags instead of flagging for moderator attention

We now have a number of high-rep users who can review close flags - there is no need to flag posts for moderator attention if you feel the post should be closed. Please reserve "flag for moderator ...
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Digital Content solution

I asked this question for a solution on content storage similar to Amazon S3. I think it would be safe to say there is a difference in a hosting solution compared to content sharing? That being said ...
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Is it okay to ask about other sites if the purpose is to know how sites work in general?

Like this question. https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/44781/how-do-some-sites-handle-copyright-issue?noredirect=1#comment44274_44781 I want to know how copyright works. I do not want to ...
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Preferred Naming of Tagging - Codes

I know this has been asked many times over as I could tell when I typed in the title of the question though browsing though them I could not find a similar question on the topic of the tags that I ...
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Off-topic WTF? This has to be a mistake

How can asking how to register a domain be in-topic, but asking about domain registration stats be off-topic? It makes no sense!
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Another Moderator Question Regarding Flagging Old Questions

Sorry but I'm sure this has been asked before but I couldn't find it... Again its related to old questions that are unanswered, I've found a few questions such as I have this problem blah blah blah, ...
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What is acceptable length of time for flagging incomplete questions.

I've searched for an answer on this subject and point me in the direction if anyone knows for certain. I've tagged this moderators and well the question is about flagging and hopefully john or pete or ...
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Whats the drill on Beta Stacks?

I've just noticed that Magento stack is in Beta, whats the policy regarding new topics made on webmasters during beta phases of stacks? Do we flag them as off-topic and recommend they go to Magento ...
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Enough with the bold italic and editing every old question, please

EDIT 2.25: At the time of this writing, every single question on the main page has been touched by Bybe, covering the span of a single hour. Newer topics going back as much as 21 hours(at which point ...
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Would site design questions be a good fit for Pro Webmasters?

I'm struggling to find the right site to ask web site design related questions. Pro Webmasters tends to be more about technical questions, but the faq for Pro Webmasters indicates that questions that ...
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Pro Webmasters AKA the Dumping Ground - Flagging old Questions good or not?

I'm going though all unanswered questions and it just seems a hell lot of these questions are not even webmasters and in fact not suitable for any Stack Exchange Site. It would seem that people are ...
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New Catch-All: Why aren't search engines indexing my content?

Update 2/7/2013: Question and answer now available for updates/edits at "Why aren't search engines indexing my content?" The topic of why particular sites/sites' pages are not being indexed comes up ...
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Can I ask online marketing related questions here?

I was wondering if webmasters is the right site to ask a question about online marketing. The question would be: Is it reasonable, not to allow trial-download of expensive enterprise software ...
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Why was a topic to understand the SEO strategies of a particular website closed as 'off topic?'

I wrote the question here: How does Indeed.com make it to the top of every single search for every single city I search for? I posted this question to the community so as to learn more about SEO and ...
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Why was my question on HTML5 video closed and moved to Stack Overflow?

Why was my HTML5 video encoding question moved to Stack Overflow? I could see it maybe going to the Audio & Video SE (although it is HTML5 and web browser specific), but it isn't about programming ...
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On topic question closed for being off topic?

This was a question I asked some time ago on this site that got closed. I still haven't found any satisfying information regarding it. Company or website logo as the search result image / Google+ ...
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Question closed - Why?

My question was closed before it got an answer, and I really could use an answer. This was the question link: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/41014/html-carousel-with-youtube-videos-...
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Can I request for an answer to be accepted if it's correct, but seems to have been forgotten by the asker?

Are you allowed to use the comments section of a question to request for an asker to mark an answer as accepted if they've left it for a long time, seemingly forgotten? i.e. I recently answered a ...
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When will we have 2013 Moderator Elections?

Hello community of webmasters! I'm just wondering when the next moderators election is envisaged. Anyone knows date of 2013 moderators election?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Closed Question

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/38504/how-to-get-local-business-nationwide-exposure I would like to know why such question was closed. I believe it is a very useful topic for future ...
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Closed as not constructive, why?

What hoops didn't I jump through with this question? I'm not sure why it wasn't constructive. I'm also sure I'm not the only guy with a bunch of WordPress sites out there. Certainly someone could ...
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Close - Off topic pop up?

I've noticed on some questions when I click close and off topic I sometimes get no option to select another SE site to move the post to. Is there a reason why some questions let me select a SE site ...
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Are coupon codes okay to post?

[I'm assuming no, but don't think I've seen it explicitly addressed, in which case this can become documentation.] New user @yasyf is repeatedly posting links to a certain payment provider. (6 so far....
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Proposed Catch-all: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid duplicate content penalties?

At the time of this posting there are almost 4,000 questions which concern duplicate content - some of these questions can be distilled to whether or not a specific practice will be qualified by ...
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Where can I ask web design questions of a more amateur nature?

I don't want to bother pro web designers with simple questions as I see most of the questions here are quite technical. An example would be, 'I have a template I've downloaded. The folder contains a ...
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Webmasters Birthday Celebration?

Did you know Pro Webmaster's anniversary of its graduation is coming up on 13 October? Congratulations! How about a fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&A, we'd like ...
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Revisiting the Re-visitations of Legal Questions

We've had numerous discussions about legal questions. Our latest attempt at resolving the issue was to add a post notice to warn users of the dangers of looking for legal advice online, but Stack ...
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Asking personalized, website-specific questions

I was just wondering, are website-specific questions appropriate for the Pro Webmasters forum? By website-specific I mean personalized website questions such as: Can you tell me what I need to do to ...
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Should [url-format] be merged with [url] tag?

Does the url-format tag cover anything that the url tag does not? Many questions that are tagged with [url-format] are also tagged with [url] - unnecessarily I expect ([url] alone would be sufficient)....
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Why is one question closed whilst another migrated when both are similarly off-topic?

Two recent questions, both off-topic, both programming related and both are of the style, "it doesn't work; what's wrong". Yet one was closed and the other migrated to SO. specific div css properties ...
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Proposed Post Notice/Catch All: How do I ensure my website is operating within the law?

Updated 8 September 2012: We really would like your feedback on this: so please vote, edit, comment, and answer this proposal. Building on discussion from Do we need a new close reason for legal ...
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Are questions regarding ISPs and Networking allowed on here?

Specifically, a question such as: "How can I determine if my ISP is throttling my network connection?" I'll clarify the question, further if I can ask it.
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What can I do to re-open this closed as duplicate question, because it is not a duplicate

About How to make a sub-domain an alias of other domain when a wilcard exist to that level in the dns server which is closed as exact duplicate of vhost set up help -- domain and ip point to the same ...
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Asking for review or testing help ethics

Is it ok to ask people if they want to write their opinions about website design, overall review, or maybe ask for some page testing help?
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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Pro Webmasters' second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly - please thank them for ...
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July 2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the July 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the ...
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There are a lot of questions on onstartups that belong over here

They have a seo tag, and they also have a lot of questions about community management and marketing and topics that would be great for the site. Should we do anything about it?
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July 2012 Moderator Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Acceptable to use domain in Username?

I've seen 3-4 other members do it, but is it acceptable to put your domain in your Username? The purpose would be for slight promotional value, where other members may be curious about "what website ...