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Why is my answer getting me reputation even though it's not getting more upvotes?

I recently posted this answer, I'll admit it wasn't an amazing answer but it received 3 upvotes (as of writing this) and I'm glad I was able to be helpful. What I'm confused about though is that since ...
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Nonlinear vs Non-linear

I started to create a tag for "nonlinear" storytelling, and then, decided, based on the common usage, that it should be "non-linear" instead. Even though I deleted all my initial examples, the system ...
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Create a tag for Thesis and/or Dissertation?

On Writing.SE there is the academic-writing tag, but it is quite broad, as it covers journal articles, theses, and textbooks. There's a little over 300 questions with that tag, making it the 14th-...
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Comedy and humor

Do we need both comedy and humor? It seems reasonable to me to merge comedy into humor. I realise comedy is supposed to be for the genre, but that's not how it is used de-facto. Of the 11 questions ...
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Restart Challenges?

It's back to school time, more or less, in the US, so a lot of us have September Energy! (This is always the real new year's for me, and time for resolutions I can actually follow) So: Tag ...
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“Where can I learn about X?” questions

The more I see this type of question, the more I wonder why there isn't a general answer: namely, the library. When I was in school, I always went to the library whenever I wanted to research ...
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Are only liberal and policitally correct opinions allowed on this site?

Is it the policy of this site that only liberal, politically correct opinions are allowed, and that any conservative opinions must be censored? One of my posts was just deleted by the moderators ...
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getting-started vs beginner (RIP)

I was about to tag a question as getting-started. But the description suggested that beginner would be more appropriate. The tricky part is that no such tag exists. Should we add the beginner tag, or ...
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Roughly half of answered questions have no accepted answer, is this normal?

Unless I screwed up this query somehow, there are a lot of missing check marks here. Is this normal for SE these days? If not, why is the Writing site different? I tried this query on a handful of ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Writing's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, ...
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I am not able to scroll to all tag list

Please check screenshot. There is no scrollbar outside the popup to scroll down and make the pop up central to the screen. Therefore I am not able to see the badge list. OS - Windows 10 Browser- ...
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What is the highest upvoted/downvoted question, answer and comment on this site, and who is the highest rep user? (Writing.SE)

I know that this question is completely useless and trivial, but I am really curious. In the post about the departure of a significant user here, I couldn't help but notice the high rep users ...
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I fear this question might be too opinion based

Here's the question: Modernized dialogue in fantasy - stylistically untrue or clever genre subversion? I find myself using words like "kiddo", "bullshit" and "badass" in the more comedic side ...
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Best way to connect existing answers to new questions?

I've noticed several instances where an answer for one question can apply equally or nearly as well to another question with some modification. For instance, there are multiple questions by men ...
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There should be a “subversion” tag

Quite simply, as the title claims. I don't have many arguments for this other than, subversion is tool utilized plentifully in writing, whether it be subversions of archetypes, tropes, genres or ...
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Exactly why is it that “comments are not for extended discussion”?

I know this is generally a network-wide policy, but I do not quite understand it. Often discussion of an answer, especially about controversial parts, will help improve it. And, when such a ...
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New reviewer, looking for clarification about what appears to be a request to critique

RE: Job description for my employment reference I've just been given access to the review queues and I'm seeking some clarification. The above question appears to meet the expectation in the Help ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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New posts that link a post using the old URL don't show up as “linked” on the sidebar

I've just noticed that on the most recent topic challenge, Writing challenge: Rise to Power - 30 July 2019 - 17 August 2019, there's a link at the bottom to my initial post from 2+ years ago about ...
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Writing challenge: Rise to Power - 30 July 2019 - 17 August 2019

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with previous one, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge. Topic The topic of this challenge is rising to a position of power. It may ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Can we introduce a rhetoric tag?

I think a rhetoric tag is warranted, based on some of the posts I've seen on creating tags. It is an important discipline within the study of writing. It is much more precise than the current ...
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Can I ask people about the inconsistency of the tone?

I am wondering if I can post a short excerpt of my writing and ask people to comment on the inconsistency of the tone in various parts of the writing? Similarly, can I post a short excerpt of my ...
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Should we increase the reputation thresholds for privileges?

This is my first question on Meta, I hope it belongs here. I'm asking this because I just reached 2000 rep, and I was awarded "Access to moderator tools", whatever that means. I'm not sure if this is ...
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Merging of questions on plagiarism?

I've just voted to close I feel like I'm plagiarizing my story? as a duplicate of I'm scared that my story is plagiarizing another story These two questions seem essentially identical, but ...
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Etiquette for suggesting changes unrelated to the direct question

If someone asks a question about their original work and posts information about or a passage from it, and you notice something that is not strictly related to the question that could be easily ...
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Song Lyrics - On topic?

I had found a meta discussion from 2010, but I imagine policy may have changed since then? I have a couple of questions I would like to ask regarding meter, repetition, general structure, etc. Is (...
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Can I request a moderator remove comments from my question?

On my most recent question a user in the comments has repeatedly been harassing and trolling me, and though I stopped replying, deleted my own comments back to him, and flagged the comments he posted ...
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How to handle harassment?

Whenever my questions on Writing SE get even slightly political (usually in reference to LGBT topics or misogyny in writing), there's a user that downvotes the questions and leaves degrading comments ...
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Writing challenge: Deep in the rabbit hole - 10 July 2019 - 28 July 2019

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with previous one, which featured some really interesting answers, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge. Topic The topic of this ...
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Ending the tag challenge

I think the time has come to give up on the tag challenge efforts. The last two challenges (June 10-23 and June 24-July 7) have collectively garnered only two entries and very little tagging effort. ...
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On the tags [viewpoint] and [grammatical-person]

I just noticed that we have a tag viewpoint, currently on 104 questions, with a tag wiki reading: Questions about grammatical persons (first person, third person, etc.) and how to use them. and ...
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Should the “grammar” tag be removed or edited?

There have been discussions in the past about whether questions about grammar belong here: grammar tag poorly geared for on-topic questions Should we allow grammar questions on here? These are just ...
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What should the “word-choice” tag include and how should we differentiate it from “voice”?

I have proposed an edit of the tag word-choice, since it currently only says this in its excerpt: Questions about word choice where the focus is on etymology or grammar may be more on-topic at ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Writing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 29 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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Do we need three tags about voices?

We currently have three tags about voices: voice, passive-voice, and voice-choice. Here are the definitions: voice: "This tag should be used for questions about the usage of a literary voice in your ...
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Tag Challenge! June 24 to July 7: Self-Publishing, Planning, Constructed-Language - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: self-publishing started at 257 questions planning started at ...
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Sandbox: switching the incidentals

My actual question is: is it acceptable as a valid question to copy an existing question and switch the incidental, or would it lead to a duplicate flag? Inspired by linkassassin's skepticism toward ...
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Are questions about organizing video scripts and post-production on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here? and Are questions about screenplay on-topic?, it seems that the answer is yes. We have questions about screenwriting. However, organizing video scripts and post-...
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Writing challenge: To Leave a Mark - 18 June 2019 - 7 July 2019

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with previous one, which featured some really interesting answers, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge. I've added a fourth prompt, ...
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Should we have an appendix tag?

I went to add appendix to this post: Should I include an appendix for inessential, yet related worldbuilding to my story? But that tag doesn't exist. If there's something else that means the same ...
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how to award multiple bounties in the same question?

I just realized I don't get the sentence that says "you can start up to 3 simultaneous bounties". I have picked one answer that gave me the best insight to my question and then agreed with aCVn to ...
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Would this question be acceptable for Writing, or is it better suited on e.g. Worldbuilding?

I have been informed that using the Writing Meta site as a Sandbox is allowed. If not, let me know and I'll make some structural changes. Here's the question: When writing a fictional world, is it ...
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Should we have a death tag?

Death seems to be a pretty common topic on this site. Some example topics: Characters dealing with death: Character motivations facing death? Writing character deaths: What makes a good death ...
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For consistency make [sede] a synonym of [data-explorer]

Across the network the per-site Meta site have tags and questions about the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. We have setup a tag filter to get a feed into some chatrooms when new questions about the ...
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Disappointing moderator response to flag

Here is the situation. A user posted two near identical questions within a few hours of each other. I came across the second one first and voted to close as off-topic as it was. I then later found ...
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Tag Challenge! June 10 to June 23: Formatting, Poetry, Ending - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: formatting started the challenge at 308 poetry started at 151 ...
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Is this question fit for Writing SE or EL&U?

Here's is a simplification of the question, below it is why I an unsure where it should go: Is this a metaphorical or figurative sentence: "His heart was filled with anguish, anger and sorrow". ...
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Doesn't this question belong on “English Language & Usage”?

Is 'temping' a culture-specific term? This question is regarding whether temping is culture-specific term. Isn't this a single-word question belonging on English Language & Usage? I am ...
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New tag: “New Weird” or “Weird Fiction”?

When writing this question: What is the most important characteristic of New Weird as a genre? I realized we miss the tag for Weird Fiction. While it would be a really specific tag, as it is a ...

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