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Are moderators responding to flags?

I've flagged several questions, answers, and comments. Some of these have been subsequently closed, deleted, or amended; but I don't see any response to my flags. Are moderators responding to flags? ...
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Can you cancel a close vote?

Is it possible to cancel a close vote you have given or do I simply wait to reopen the question if it is closed? After the OP reworded the question I feel it should stay open.
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How can I remove this (The Workplace) account association from other stack exchange sites so that It cannot be traced back to me at my office?

Most of the people at my office know of my Stack Overflow account. This account (workplace) is associated with my SO account. However, I want to remove this association as this is a danger to my job. ...
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Does answering a question with down votes attract down-votes?

It is my philosophy not to take from the community with out giving anything. That is why before asking any new question I will make sure to answer one question to the best of my knowledge so that it ...
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Why was the question about a co-worker's loud radio deleted?

There was a question about what to do about a co-worker who listened to a loud radio that got closed as a duplicate to What can I do about a very loud coworker? It caught my attention because I work ...
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Disabled username in question

I've seen about three posts between SE and Workplace where the username of the poster is greyed out/plain text. Please what does this indicate?
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Why is my question attracting down votes and close votes?

I have asked a question on Workplace SE and am continually editing and modifying as per the users' suggestions. Still, some users are down-voting and voting to close without leaving any comments. I ...
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Election page not found

I was not sure how to inform everyone, but obviously there has not been any elections but also there is not an election page to tell me when there will be elections.
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How can I help the site by suggesting text for Tag Wikis?

Background I've noticed that we have users suggesting text for our tag wikis and wiki excerpts. This is great! We also have plenty of users ready (and apparently willing) to review these suggested ...
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How can you get past a duplicate question filter error

I posted a question here but then I wanted to remain anonymous for a privacy reason just in case if other people from my company looks at the question and recognizes my account name. I went ahead and ...
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Analytical Badge?

I know going on a badge-quest is probably a tad bit cheesy. But this one's been bugging me. I feel like by now I should have read all the sections of the FAQ - so recently I made a deliberate effort ...
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Where's my Vox Populi badge?

Yesterday I got the Suffrage badge and kept voting, until I got the "You have no more votes available today. Wait n hours to vote again." (or some such) However, it's now 20 some hours later and I ...
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Why is reputation shared between the main and the meta?

When switching between the main site and the meta here on The Workplace, my displayed reputation is the same between them, even though the badges are not and the reputation is not shared like this on ...
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Can I remove my close vote when the question is edited?

I was wondering if we could remove our close vote from a question after it is edited and has some added meaning. I have voted for closing this question. Originally, when this question was posted, it ...
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When should you delete your question?

According to Delete votes and you!: Closed posts are all "candidates for deletion" but generally only irrecoverably off topic/poor questions without useful information in answers should be deleted. ...
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Delete votes and you!

I've noticed a number of our users have enough reputation to delete posts so I thought I'd write up a little primer. When can I vote to delete posts? Why would I vote to delete a Question? Why would ...
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Unupvoted answer

One of my answers just got un-upvoted. That's fine, I have no problem with that. However, I am aware that there are restrictions on retracting votes based on how long it has been since either the vote ...
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Accidental downvote, what to do?

The vote buttons are on the left edge of the screen, right where my fingers fall when scrolling on the iPad, and I have almost accidentally voted one way or another several times.... Now it's no ...
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Too Localized?? Are you kidding me? [closed]

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/2518/did-organizational-anti-patterns-foster-the-penn-state-cover-up Have you ever heard of Harvard Business School Case Studies?? They routinely study ...
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Area51 report says Workplace is on pace for 3 users with 3,000+ rep instead of 4

Area51 report says Workplace is on pace for 3 users with 3,000+ rep. if memory serves, yesterday it said "4 users" How are report statistics calculated? "On pace for 3 users" looks quite confusing ...
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The office-equipment tag's only question was deleted, delete the tag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should orphan tags be deleted Given that the question was deleted, this leaves the tag dangling with no questions.
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A guide to moderating workplace.stackexchange.com yourself - close voting

On other sites (particularly Programmers) we have learnt that unless the community gets involved in voting to close it can cause friction between the regular users and moderators. So in an effort to ...
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Why am I not getting a “some of your favorites have had new activity” notification?

I know SO and other Stack Exchange sites give me a notification when there've been new answers/comments/edits on questions I've added to my favorites - I don't remember the exact wording, but it's one ...
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Why do I need to wait for 2 days to delete my post?

I have posted a bad question (I know that I should have read the FAQ first, I apologize), my first question in this SE site, and I want to delete it because it just lower my reputation but I at least ...