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Having read the original revision of your post, I'm a little surprised that such an experienced user wouldn't have a better way of dealing with his posts being VTC'ed. Things may be different in the crowded, shouty city of Stack Overflow, but ASE is above all a friendly site. Mistakes happen sometimes, and if we think someone has made a bad call, we try to ...


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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 have had 2 flags denied now, and I always wondered - is this a bad thing? Two flags is nothing. As a percentage, you're also doing well. Should I be disheartened if my flag gets denied? Nope. Just learn from it! Or if you're convinced, try to explain your case (perhaps using the "Other" flag reason). Should I worry about wasting the time of a ...


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Unfortunately, spam slips onto just about every site on the Internet, and Android.SE is not an exception. This post is intended to provide a brief guide on dealing with obvious spam and advertising on the site. The Stack Exchange system has specific measures in place to help deal with spam. One of the most important of these is the spam flag. If you find a ...


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Your initial post was way to offensive. I am considering to delete it all together and taking additional measures, but first I want say a few words. There is absolutely no need to insult anyone. A user voted on some of your questions, so what? Nothing happened, and even if something had happened: Everything within the Stackexchange network can be reverted. ...


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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 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 are two ways to generally ask questions of this nature. The Good and the Bad. How NOT TO ASK questions that may require an app recommendation: "What is the best {category} app?" "List of apps that do {some function}" or, closely related: "Is there something that does {some function}" "What is an alternative to {some app}?" These questions are ...


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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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Probably because there's an edit pending.


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IT Security One of our very own Stack Exchange sites. It has quite a few questions tagged "android".


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It's very well hidden for some reason. The options that are shown after you hit Flag or disagree button also have on option that is named "Invalid flag".


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A default username is generated for anyone who posts (registered or unregistered) of the form user<number>, where the number is simply an auto-incremented integer. Anyone who chooses not to create some kind of username for themselves (which is optional) will be assigned one of these automatically.


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Are you sure that you are able to make edits that don't need prior approval before they are applied? Every user can make 'suggested edits' but if you have >2000 rep you are don't need to get the approval of the community first. In fact you should then be able to review suggested edits yourself.


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I think what happened here is that there was already a suggested edit pending on that post when you reviewed it. The timeline looks like (all UTC): 18:57 - Suggested edit is proposed. 19:09 - You review the post and try to edit it 19:12 - Suggested edit is reviewed and processed During that window between 18:57 and 19:12, you would be unable to suggest an ...


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


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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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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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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 ...


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As The Andro Nerd said, you have the option of just making your 1st Choice selection and the others will be ignored. Just note that in this voting system, if your candidate "doesn't make the cut", you will have no voice at all in what other candidates will be chosen. If you have already cast your votes, you can change them back to "no vote" by changing your ...


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You can vote for this one person as your first choice, and it will be counted towards it. Your other two votes will be wasted however.


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Based on the screenshot, it looks like you're using the "collapsed" view of your profile here at the moment. There should be a link next to your name that says more info. Click on that to expand it, which will reveal additional profile information (including your flag count).


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The rep required to view the First Posts review queue was bumped from 125 rep to 500 rep on July 26th. You had enough rep to view it under the old rules but do not any longer. The original suggestion, along with some of the reasons why the SE team chose to move this to 500 rep, can be found in this answer on MSO.


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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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