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Can I reply to moderator's question edit?

I've seen that a moderator edited my question and I wanted to know if it is possible to leave a reply. I've seen I can edit the question again, but I think this could end up in the moderator editing ...
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Is Black Hat SEO On topic

I'm wondering if this site has any specific policy regarding black hat seo questions. This question could pop up in the future, and I figured that it might be a good idea to have it writen down. Also, ...
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Strunk & White? Moderators included? Questions only? Answers only?

According to the new Users page which now shows edits I have 268 edits. If I am reading the Strunk & White badge properly it should only take 80 edits to earn this badge but I haven't earned it ...
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Are we speaking Russian now?

I realize that Russia hacked e-mail that stole the election from Hillary [humor]... that is depending upon who you listen to... but it seems that Goyllo has discovered something that should be ...
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Old Questions popping up to the top of the page again?

I have saw and just answered a question that is a year old now by mistake. For some reason, even by looking at comments, answers, and edits, there is no reason why it should pop up at the top of the ...
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Cross Posting on Related Forums

As StackExchange has such a diverse network of technology sites, is it permissible to post a question to a second forum if they don't get any answers after a day or other extended period of time? In ...
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Why is this off-topic/where should I ask?

I don't know for certain why this was closed as off-topic. I hate asking these types of questions, but having read the FAQ, I felt webmasters was the place to ask. Why do differant domains have ...
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How should mods be notified of bad migrations?

This question was recently migrated to ServerFault. It's clearly a shopping/product recommendation which is off-topic per the SF faq, and has also generally considered off-topic throughout the network ...
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Button to make a question community wiki

How do I make my question as 'community wiki'? I can't find the button anymore, I think there was a checkbox once.
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I didn't think this question wasn't constructive, why am I listed as voting that way?

I voted to close this question as "too localized". As far as I am concerned, it is a valid, constructive question. It has a right answer (and I was even able to find it). Nobody else is going ...
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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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Error message received while trying to post a question: You can only post once every 40 minutes

While posting a question, I received an error message from the system: You can only post once every 40 minutes. Here is a screenshot of my post and the error message: However, I haven't asked ...
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adsense question ok?

May I ask a question about adsense, specifically how could I get paid something like 10 USD for just one click today? Because normally I never get that much for a click. How much can it vary and what ...
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Where is it mentioned that tool recommendation questions are off-topic?

My question was put on hold with this reason: "Questions asking us to recommend a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Pro Webmasters as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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Recovering bounty that was never awarded

I offered a 50 point bounty on this question: Facebook and Crawl-delay in robots.txt? As it turns out, the question was a duplicate, and the bounty was never awarded, yet i have still been deducted ...
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When will we have elections? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 2012 Community Moderator Election I just looked at https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/election, and it looks like the last time that we had elections was over a year ago. I'...
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Could we merge two tags together.

The tags optimization and optimizations are candidates for merging in my opinion. There is only a handful of questions under each of them but having them both splits searching and browsing results.
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Add a bounty for a community wiki question?

So say there's a community wiki question, not my own, that I think deserves more attention. Can I put a bounty on it? The FAQ says: As an additional bonus, bounty awards are immune to the daily ...
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what's the difference between this question and stackoverflow?

what's the difference between this question and stackoverflow? Specifically should I ask my HTML/CSS questions here or at stackoverflow?
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Duplicate question from other SE sites

Are duplicate question from other SE sites allowed to be posted? I would guess that they would not be as the question should be posted in the appropriate SE site and not on multiples to gain more view/...
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Problem with user reputation and/or missing questions

I was just looking at the users list (specifically rep in the last month) and then looked at a couple of user profiles. These users have 500+ rep even though it says they have 0 questions and 0 ...
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Can we get a wildcard asterisk for selecting multiple tags to include & ignore?

Can we get a wildcard asterisk for selecting multiple tags to include & ignore? If I want to include "search-engine" & "search-engines", can I use "search-engine*" to highlight both in the ...
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Do SE sites have any control over 'community'?

I understand that 'community' is a bot https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community but I am curious if each SE site has some control over how it works specifically for that site.
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Vote dissappeared — I know I voted on this question and answer yesterday

I typically go through the posts on the home page that were bumped by the Community user, review the question and answers, and vote on them. Yesterday after the long weekend, about half the posts on ...
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Options when a question is closed as “exact duplicate” (btw: it is not)

While questions with similar titles seems to be asked a lot on Pro Webmasters meta (yes, I've searched), they seem to survive because they are not about the same question. So I'll take my chances. ...
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Is there a way to hide closed or migrated questions?

Currently on the front page (when ordered by newest and have 50 to a page marked) there are 13 [closed] or migrated questions. That's approximately a quarter. Is there any way to hide these questions ...
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can I gain ownership of my migrated question?

can I gain somehow ownership of my question that was migrated from Web ApplicationW? here is the migrated question
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Is there a way to move a question to one of the Trilogy sites?

Opps, both questions (1095, 1247) I've asked on Pro Webmasters have had feedback saying they would be best asked on one of the Trilogy (StackOverflow, ServerFault and SuperUser) sites. Is there a way ...
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Question has not been migrated but has answer from non-user?

This recent question (asked 5 hours ago) was answered (and accepted) 2 hours ago by a user that does not appear to have an account on this site. It was also edited by the same user just 1 hour ago. ...
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What is a webmaster?

I asked a question (1095) and Jeff Atwood told me it was too much of a programming question. Fair dos. Perhaps I have misunderstood what a webmaster is. What actually is a webmaster? I thought it was ...
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What's the deal with multiple accounts? (/Jeet)

Judging by the identical IP-generated Gravatars, "Jeet" now has at least five "unregistered" accounts(that I've found):  1   2   3   4   5  And going ...
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How do you get the “beta” badge?

According to the Badges page: Actively participated in the private beta Is this site still in private beta? If so, how "active" do you have to be?
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Why is this question still featured?

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/?tab=featured So, I was rewarded with bounty yesterday, and this question appears on featured list. Why is that so? Is it some kind of bug or? This is the ...
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100 Upvotes = Bronze badge?

I have the SEO badge for having 100 up votes in the SEO tag. I just noticed I have over 105 up votes in the google tag but do not have a badge for that. Did the number of up votes go up when the ...
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sufficient points to answer questions but can't

I would like to answer this question, however it states that I will need 10 reputation to answer it as it has been protected by the Community. I currently have 101 reputation, why should I be seeing ...
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Is there any option to un-flag an answer that is flagged by me?

I have flagged an answer (PDF conversion on website using ASP.NET platform) by mistake. Is there any option to un-flag it?
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How do I migrate a question here to StackOverflow?

I recently asked a question here, but in retrospect I'd rather have asked it at StackOverflow. Should I just ask the same question there, or request in my question to have a mod migrate it, or is ...
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Is webmasters an okay place to ask about how to sell a domain?

I have a domain registered in several TLDs (com, eu, net, de....) from a project that never came to fruition. I'm dissolving my business at the moment. The domain in question is a fine, five-letter ...
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Recourse against a moved question

What do I do when a question is moved incorrectly? I asked a question about finding a replacement for the Office Web Components. I think it was moved just because I mentioned that the Office Web ...
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Answer deleted by moderator, but would have preferred edit

I have answered a question about a CDN, and added some clues on how to go further using other existing concurrent services. As the owner of such a service, I included the link to it, among others, ...
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How do you report Bugs

I've encounted a bug on the Stack exchange sites, how do i report it or more so who do i report it too? If this is the wrong place to ask please can you link me to the right place to ask the question.
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Why was my figcaption question migrated?

I had a question here on Webmasters about tables, figures, and figcaptions. Today it was migrated to StackOverflow (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12783679/a-table-in-a-figure-use-caption-or-...
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My question was closed as an exact duplicate, even if it was not?

I asked a question regarding forum software that matches particular parameters over here: Which free PHP based forum is the easiest to extend or customize? This question might even be useful for ...
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Can't unvote accidental election vote?

Due to an occasional goofy issue in how my browser loads some pages, I accidentally cast a vote in moderator election. Is there a way to undo it? I can't find one.
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Can I open a question about Social Media?

Just wondering: Can I open a question about Social Media Management and Strategy? If answer is no, then, is there other StackExchange site for this?
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An old member removed the link to my site on the question should I re-add it?

Here is my question: What are the reasons RPM falls this much? And here is the edit: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/posts/127180/revisions Removed link to site. Please note that links to ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - ProWebmasters

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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How is the help feature for writing comments implemented on this site?

Of the half dozen or so stackexchange sites I have personal experience with, this one, webmasters, is the only one I have seen where as soon as I start to write a comment, the Help cheatsheet is ...
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Are migrations done automatically?

I posted a question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44456892/is-it-ok-to-set-a-background-image-in-the-html-element that was migrated to SO within 5 seconds of being posted. Is there are bot that ...
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Why are there so many posts right now edited by “community” on the front page?

Why is "community" taking over the place? Is this a usual phenomenon here? A bug?