Custom ROMs aren't a special topic: they're relevant to Android, so a question on custom ROMs is allowable and encouraged, as long as it fits the other criteria. One of those is that it should be a specific question answerable with facts. Questions that solicit discussion or opinions are discouraged simply because they don't fit well with the question-and-...
The +100 rep association bonus is not counted in the protection algorithm. The post notice states (emphasis added):
To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site.
and the "on this site" part is actually quite literal, though not entirely clear. Therefore, looking at your rep history, you've got +100 for the association bonus and +...
I think I've figured it out, but I'd like some confirmation from Team Stack Overflow if possible.
Of the five deleted answers:
one is from a fairly high-reputation user
one is from a user who got the association bonus and so has 101 reputation points
one is from a destroyed user account
leaving two from low-reputation (10 or less) users
So that would seem ...
One of the points explained in How does accept rate work? appears to apply here:
The accept rate is calculated on questions that are older than 3 days.
The question in question is not old enough to be counted toward your accept rate yet - it's less than an hour old.
In addition, even if the question was 3 days old, that answer is relatively new. ...
The 5k privilege mark is kind of a weird privilege, because you can vote on tag wiki edits made by others, but yours still need approval, which seems rather bizarre. The reason the pending edits don't appear is because you cannot approve your own.
AFAIK, you have to hit 20k "Trusted User" status in order to edit tag wikis without approval:
What are ...
The automated deleter is already very lenient, and only deletes questions which contain content that our contributors have shown aren't useful or relevant to the site. Both of the questions you link have a score of -1. Of the roughly 1000 people who saw each question, nobody thought they were "useful and clear", but at least one person thought they were "...
Regarding some of your specific examples:
This seems like a bug rather than a "real" Android issue - Google Nexus 7 not recognized via USB
I don't really see why that's a problem. People sometimes encounter bugs when using Android. Trying to find a workaround for a bug (if that is the case) is a perfectly reasonable problem to want to solve. How is that ...
This seems like a bug rather than a "real" Android issue - Google
Nexus 7 not recognized via USB
No matter if it is an bug or not doesn't mean that it shouldn't be allowed here. You can't often tell if it's a bug or just a common user error.
Use Google - Is there a valid Android alternative to iTunes U?
This is a borderline question, because it's of ...
Both underscores and asterisks work for italics, it has nothing at all to do with the button. Basically you've confused the parser that converts the Markdown to HTML.
You have to escape the underscore with a backslash: *kernel\_config.gz*
Which shows as: kernel_config.gz
It might save you some time spent writing these posts if you search the big parent Meta site, https://meta.stackoverflow.com/. Questions there tagged "FAQ" may be particularly useful, e.g., How do comment @replies work? That should cover this :)
I think you're seeing one of two behaviours that changed recently with @replies. Essentially the @reply isn't auto-completed (and is often removed when you post) if there is only one possible, unmistakable person who's the target of your post and so your @name bit would be redundant.
So if you're making a comment on a question that has no answers, and it's ...