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How to get rid of wrong “This question may already have an answer here”?

One of my questions got an obviously wrong "This question may already have an answer here" attached to it (I give an explanation at the end of the question): Is the standard intuition for ...
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Using all votes in Elections

I didn't see anywhere that it specifies whether or not we have to use all of our votes in elections. I know that process for determining winners is STV, under which it is possible to include voters ...
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How best to use the review queue?

For the past couple of months I've had access to the review queue and haven't really got to grips with it yet. I find the design rather unintuitive and clunky - when looking at a post in the review ...
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Sending a private message to another user? [duplicate]

Since I don't have the enough reputation to "add a comment" (less than 50), I was surprised that I can't find the way to send a private message to another user. How can I do that?
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Number of tags versus number of views

I noticed that some questions with many tags get low views. Is that a coincidence? If I want to avoid getting low views, should I use fewer or more tags? I have no intention of abusing tags to ...
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How to write R code in my posts?

I am a new member of this group. How can I write the R code while commenting or posting? I read also the previously asked questions related to this but don't get my answer.
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Printing pdf with just the answer, rather than the whole page

Some answer are so interesting that I would like to print them, to read them again later on. I would also like to take advantage of the latex format, instead of printing the whole page, and print a ...
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“Possible duplicate” label vs. “This question already has an answer here”

I noted that the old duplicates and the new duplicates have different formatting. The questions that are now getting closed as duplicate get a bluish plaque on top saying "This question already has ...
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Managing different accounts in Cross Validated

I have an account in Stack Overflow and as well in Cross Validated with different user id. Is it possible to link the two accounts from different user ID? If yes , then how to link both the accounts ...
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Why do I see some questions with a blue background?

I just noticed that in the "Questions" view, I see some questions with a blue background, e.g., the first one here: Is this some new feature?
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Why was an answer considered off-topic and when it was deleted?

One of my recent answers got deleted while it got scoring of +12/-2 and for some time it was the accepted answer. I would consider this scoring to be rather positive. The answer that got deleted ...
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Best practice: How to request clarification from the author without 50 rep to comment?

I'm new to Stack Exchange and want to answer questions, but without 50 rep I can't post a comment asking the OP for clarification. Is there a clear guideline for what to do in this situation? (If ...
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When should answers be self-deleted?

I'm new here. Yesterday (my time) I answered this question. In the subsequent micro-discussion that took place in the comments, discovered that I had, in fact, misread the intent of the question, and ...
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Reopening and migrating a valid coding question from Crossvalidated to Stackoverflow

I have come across a vibrant question - how does one visualize results of post hoc Nemenyi tests - on Crossvalidated. This question is often raised in my institute and by students or peers at ...
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The Talkative Badge?

I just received notification that I have earned the Talkative Badge for posting 10 messages in Cross Validated chat rooms with one or more of them starred. I can recall only one message that I have ...
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Is it ok to ask for guidance on my research project?

I am a novice in statistics and would like some guidance in data analysis for my research project. I just want to make sure that it is ok to post my research question, method, and ask the community ...
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Is there a way to unflag?

I incorrectly flagged a post (simply caused by me being especially unobservant) before realizing I should have just voted-to-close (which I then did). Is there a way for me to unflag, so I don't ...
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All reputation is gone

I am sorry to post here but Cross Validated did a merge on my account and I lost all reputation points on my stats forum and I cannot post to meta without any reputation points. I don't know what this ...
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Our name on SE Data Explorer is Statistical Analysis. Is this by design?

Is it on purpose that our name on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer is 'Statistical Analysis' rather than 'Cross Validated'. This is not only on the main page, but also when one is inside a query ...
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Did the interface change, did I lose a privilege, or is everything just slightly wonky?

I've just noticed that I no longer seem to have the ability to recommend some posts for closure (which I noticed because I wanted to do something with a link only post – I eventually took the ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

I enjoy serendipitously learning new stuff based on answered questions on CV. But given the volume of questions a day, I end up only sampling from the newest questions, which are more likely than not ...
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Why am I not gaining reputation for upvotes?

(Appologies if this is the wrong forum/format, I am open to guidance.) I posted a question yesterday (What is your favorite statistical graph?), modeled along the lines of another well received ...
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Would a bounty generate an answer for my quantile question?

Would a bounty generate an answer for this question? Is there someone who is willing to work on it for points or is it generally unanswerable or what? Nick already told me it was very localized and ...
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Review flag does not indicate items to review

I notice that now there seems to be a rust colored flag between my usercard and "review" in the top bar. As I type this, it reads 4. Clicking on it takes me to ...
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Finding where/how reputation went down

I noticed an increase in my reputation today further to an upvote to one of my answers. Surprisingly, the increase is 6 units, not 10. I'm aware of the ways one can gain/lose reputation (also saw this ...
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Merge users with same e-mail?

I recently signed up here and had expected that a previous question I posted without signing up (although giving my e-mail adress) would be merged such that it would be attributed to my account. This ...
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Accepting an answer of another/duplicate question

My question turned out to be a duplicate. Yet, it gathered some good answers. However, one of the answers to the other, first, question suits me best. Can I accept it as best answer to my question?
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Not able to read deleted replies with rep >10k?

I have recently magically increased my reputation to be 32k, but I still can't read those deleted replies and comments, for example here. Can I? p.s. Happy everyday!
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Am I allowed to attach PDFs of papers to questions?

I have quite a few questions in mind that would work much better if I could attach PDFs of academic papers to the post. I could then refer to the PDF in the question. I have access to the PDFs through ...
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Markdown link not being rendered as a hyperlink

In a recent Answer I posted on CV, I included markdown for a link, just like I have done thousands of times on CV and SO. This time the link text wasn't rendered as a hyperlink, either using the ...
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Common Issues and FAQs

I have been an active participant in the site for a while now, and I never really figured out how to deal with issues that keep recurring (nor have I figured out "Community" topics). I would ...
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Edited by community moderator bot (1 diamond rep)

I see that older threads are marked as modified by the community moderator bot, although there are no actual edits. It brings up unanswered questions on my active list, some of which are quite ...
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Does this question belong here?

On cogsci there was migrated a question from academia. I think it better fits here I could be wrong but the design looks like a multivariable feed forward neural network. ...
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Tag-related problems with migrations from MathOverflow

Recently there were some discussions on MathOverflow and Mathematics and Meta Stack Overflow related to an automatic check on tags that is performed when a question is migrated: It is checked if at ...
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Where's the FAQ?

I found a question on StackOverflow that I thought might be more of a statistics question, so I thought I would head over to stats.SE to check out the FAQ to see what's on-topic. There's no obvious ...
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Retrieving the answer of a deleted question

I provided an answer to this deleted question: http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/80048/calculating-power-function-for-anova. I was looking for my answer and that's how I've discovered the ...
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What happens to the bounty if there's no answer? [duplicate]

Last week I started a question which got not answers so I set up a bounty. The Help center states: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer ...
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Mistakenly declined flags

Recently I had flagged some posts for which the flag was initially declined but just little later the concerned questions were closed or migrated for exactly the reason I had flagged them for. ...
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Can we make icc a synonym of intraclass-correlation?

We have two tags for intraclass correlation: intraclass-correlation (which indexed 40 threads), and icc (which indexed 6). I have retagged 5 of the latter (1 was migrated and couldn't be edited), and ...
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Is there a way to 'undo' a mistaken review?

A few minutes ago, I rejected a tag wiki edit (which didn't match the comment) as too minor (a one character change), and seconds after I did so realized that I had made a mistake, since it turns out ...
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Are salutations like “dear all” automatically removed from questions?

somehow the "Dear all" from my previous question disappeared and could not be edited back in? Does this happen all the time or was there just something weird going on in my browser?
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How can we obtain voting data after the election?

Will we be able to see the results by vote after the elections are over? Or will we just have an announcement of who the winners are? I would be interested in knowing the exact numbers, as in: ...
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Strange alignment of rendered text in a code chunk [duplicate]

In an answer of mine on CV I have the following code chunk, indicated via indentation by 4 spaces at the start of the line. > AIC(gam_example$lme) [1] -2.136317 > AIC(gamm_example$lme) [1] ...
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Changing profile picture

I asked this question in a chat forum the other day but I decided to post it here to get an official answer started. I'd like to know if there is a way to change my profile picture to a newly random ...
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I cannot add comments on cross validated!

I have been a user on cross validated website for quite some time. Around a month ago, I was suddenly unable to add tags to my questions or to add comments to any question. I have contacted the ...
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Can we nominate candidates for the 2013 moderator elections?

So I know that on cross validated we can nominate ourselves for the moderator position, but are we able to nominate others for the position? I do not see an option for this but there a few people I ...
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Tags on meta.CV about “questions”

Cross Validated Meta has four related tags and I am trying to understand them. I believe they are different (at least some of them) but not sure how. Tag excerpts do not exist for these yet. ...
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Isn't feedback for declining a feature-request necessary?

About the tag status-declined 3 threads under it out of 13 did not have answers/comments explaining why the feature was declined (however simple the explanation may be). According to the tag excerpt ...
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data visualization

I tried and failed to write my data set in this question. statistical significance of conditional probabiltiy it looks ugly. how are we supposed to write columns and data?
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How to save a draft version of a question?

Is it possible to save a draft version of a question, and if so how? The only options I'm aware of on SE are to either post the question (and perform consecutive edits) or discard (and lose the draft ...