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Software Recommendations This is one of our newer sister-sites, dedicated to software recommendations (aka "Is there an app for X?"). Please read the linked article before posting there to not have your question closed straight away, as it needs to meet certain criteria to be accepted.


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I don't think that is the best way to phrase it. A user shouldn't ask the OP to accept their answer, rather they select the answer that helped them the most. I would probably add a comment (rather than editing your answer) and phrase it more like: Since you're new here, please don't forget to mark the answer accepted which helped most in solving the ...


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This is a really unintuitive quirk of the way bounties are handled with relation to the association bonus. Essentially, bounty reputation is always considered to be deducted from your "site" reputation. As long as you have enough total rep you can offer a bounty, but it never dips into your "bonus" reputation from associating your accounts, even if that ...


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This site, like most every site in the Stack Exchange network, is intended for specific, answerable questions. That is, questions where one could reasonably expect that there is a "correct" answer (or, at least, answers can be judged as "correct" or "incorrect"). Asking for general feedback or suggestions about something, including projects you're working ...


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There could be a couple of reasons for this. If you have a specific question in mind that you'd like an explanation for then feel free to point it out and I (or someone else) can take a look, but off the top of my head a few possibilities would be: If the question's last activity is attributed to Community♦ and there are no edits/modifications, then it's ...


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When in doubt, every Stack Exchange site has a help center page listed as What topics can I ask about here? It lays out the site's scope and acceptable topics. Our site's help page (linked above) describes the purpose of this site: If your question generally covers... Using your Android device Using a particular app on your Android device ...


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It is not a bug, It is a design feature I came across the same thing yesterday. Apparently it was because the "Suggested Edit" queue was full. Now as some of the posts in suggested queue was reviewed by members with more than 2K reputation, edit button can be accessed again. Click to enlarge Also, see related post Tell us when the suggested edit ...


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You can't undo a review approval, but there's something you can do instead. Every post has a revision history, which you can get at by clicking the "edited time ago" link below the post. On this page, you can rollback to an older version of the post by clicking the "rollback" link on that version. This has the effect of undoing the edit (and any subsequent ...


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There are four "hey, that worked for me! thanks!" answers from unregistered users.


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I don't think there is a button to shrink the image however, you can modify the url to use a smaller image for images hosted at imgur.com. Simply add a m for medium or s for small to the file name like so: change http://i.stack.imgur.com/agHbJ.png to http://i.stack.imgur.com/agHbJm.png You can see more on the thumbnails available here


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There should be a "delete" link beneath the body of your post:


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On SE sites, you don't mark the question as solved – but you mark the answer as solution, so it stands out and can easily be identified by other people with a similar problem. The exact details are described in our help center: What should I do when someone answers my question? with a link to accept the answer and How to accept an answer.


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Yes, that's how the reputation system works. Downvotes on questions are "free". Downvotes on answers will deduct one reputation from the person who cast the vote. You can find this information in the Help Center article "What is reputation?" You lose reputation when: your question is voted down: −2 your answer is voted down: −2 you vote ...


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Afraid this would be considered off-topic by most users, as you already guessed. I'd suggest checking with our charging tag-wiki first (especially the "Chargers/Cables" section), and cross-check with questions using that tag. If you weren't able to solve your issue that way, an acceptable approach would be asking for criteria (not chargers directly) – along ...


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Asking for software or hardware recommendations is off-topic here. For the former, we have a sister-site specialist on Software Recommendations – see Where to ask for app recommendations? For the latter, there's another sister site called Hardware Recommendations you should look at – as it falls into the category of Shopping recommendations, which are (as ...


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It sounds like you want web applications Topics: Web Applications Stack Exchange is for expert and advanced users of web applications. If your question generally covers … Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other website which behaves like an application


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This rule was added due to a discussion on Clever bounty reputation hack (on Meta SE) back in 2010. So here's the hack: Find an interesting question Research and provide a very good answer Open up a bounty on that question to attract attention and votes to your new answer Profit!!! 2 and 3 may be out of order--I didn't see the timing of it. But either way,...


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"Community" is not a real user. Several actions that are taken automatically by the system are shown as being done by the "Community" user, including this action of occasionally touching old questions to put them on the homepage.


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All the close reasons count as one "type of flag" for this purpose. If you've VTC'ed or flagged with a close reason, you can't VTC or flag again with a close reason, even if it's a different reason. The spam and offensive flags work in the same way: if you've flagged as spam, you can't also flag as offensive, but you can still VTC or flag with a close ...


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One more argument in addition to eldarerathis' answer: Downvotes are not intended to punish the poster, but to cause him to improve his post. If he does, you can take back your downvote (and get your rep back). If it was a real bad post, and receives enough downvotes (or attention from our mods/high-reppers [not "high rappers" :)]), the post gets deleted. ...


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There's only one chat site for all of Stack Exchange, so you only need to have 20 rep on any SE site to use chat. The rep limit for chat is more to discourage "smurf" accounts (i.e. established users making a second account just to engage in disruptive behaviour) and spam, rather than to limit chat to knowledgeable users, so this makes sense even if it was ...


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Assuming you are using the official Stack Exchange Android app, it does not yet provide the functionality to edit your own profile. The app is fairly new though, so this feature may appear in future versions. In the meantime you can edit your profile on the Stack Exchange web site.


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It's nothing to do with the number of URLs... It's how they're formatted: Since there are no spaces, the URL parser thinks the entire string http://www.google.com...Could is a URL - and of course, this is not a valid URL! There are a few possible work-arounds here: Leave off the http:// This is the easiest, since the URL parser will just ignore it - but ...


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Hardware Recommendations Similar to Software Recommendations, but for hardware. Please note that they expect questions to be specific and clear — you should read their FAQ and other guidance before posting.


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Accounts are temporarily blocked from suggesting edits if too many of their suggested edits are rejected by reviewers. The block lasts for 7 days, and the error message used to tell you how many days were left, but I do not know if it still does. In any case, your account will be allowed to suggest edits once again in 5 more days. In the meantime, I would ...


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This was my fault — I got you confused with someone else. I need to be more careful when moderating from mobile. I've removed the ban. Sorry about that :(


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If you look at your activity on your user profile, there is a tab for "All Actions". Within that is a sub-tab which contains all suggested edits you've made, and the list will show them as "pending" when they have not yet been reviewed:


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Actually, though the animation is done by an event listener (as Matthew pointed out), there's no userscript needed. You can easily fool the javascript part by setting the animation duration to 0s in CSS: .vote-up-off:hover, .vote-down-off:hover { animation-duration: 0s; } That did it for me at least.


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Though the system does this automatically after a certain amount of deleted answers (IIRC it was 5, but yours currently only has 3), I've protected it now on your request.


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I think most savvy users already know better than to run software that's only available as a download from a file-sharing site such as Mediafire, so TBH I wouldn't include such a link at all. If you have to link to an official ROM, then link to the source on the manufacturer's site or equivalent. If you have to link to some other software, link to the ...


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