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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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We don't have any other country-specific tags. I don't think this one is necessary.


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With the exception of the language-specific sites (like German Language & Usage), Stack Exchange sites are expected to be English-only at this point. The official policy was written long before Stack Exchange 2.0 appeared, but now it basically extends to cover all SE 2.0 sites as well as the original trilogy.


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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 queue ...


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


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I just got a message from Derek Ross on G+. Hello +Al Everett +Anna Lear +Laura Dobrzynski, I would like to respond to your post Copyright violation, dirty pool, or just a coincidence?. I would have loved to respond on that website, however I am not a member. I tried to create an account but I need 5 rep to respond or answer the topic. ...


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You need to have earned 10 rep on this site. The 100 rep association bonus does not count towards that, as explained in this question on Meta Stack Exchange. I will remove the protection lock for now since the question is on the older side and probably not getting as much traffic as it was previously.


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Probably because there's an edit pending.


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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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Good spot, there's a definite need to split those up. "adobe-flash" and "camera-flash" absolutely should be split up, and they sound like the right names for the tags. I'd say that "flashing" as a bare word still has scope for confusion (and also some slightly less savoury connotations). Can't think of the exact phrase, but I'm thinking it could be ...


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It's a little verbose, but it can be achieved like so: +title:calendar +title:search However, that's not returning any results. To see the constrained search in action, see this link for this search: +title:calendar +title:facebook


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The system basically detected a series of upvotes on your account within a very short timeframe all from a single user. This is not an assessment of your behavior, but rather the behavior of a "fan" that you may have acquired. Similar to targeting a specific user for serial downvoting, serial upvoting is reversed automatically by a script that runs about ...


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