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In what cases is it acceptable to add multiple answers to same question?

So I recently noticed that I can add more than one answers for same question! Does each answer act separately when it comes to vote count? Meaning, if both of my answer gets up votes, will I get rep ...
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Featured meta posts are not visible on main site!

I came to meta and found that this post is featured 7 hours ago but I still can't see that post on main site (Attached image). I am really interested in weekly tag questions, but I would have missed ...
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Tags of the week! April 1-7, 2019: Poetry & Non-Fiction — RESULTS

WEEK: April 1-7, 2019 TAGS: poetry and non-fiction Results Our first tag promo week got us off to a great start. 7 new questions from 4 users. And our winner is... April. Congrats. April posted ...
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Do we have a policy on signalling edits in text?

Other sites in the stack exchange network have established policies against signalling edits in text. Examples such as this meta from RPG.SE and this meta from Worldbuilding.SE. The summary of those ...
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Back to the future… stackoverflow?

It was a neat surprise to get the back-to-the-future feeling, but why the "welcome to stackoverflow"?
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Are we being graduated?

Hmmm... Or are we just getting the site design update we were promised where we told the SE folks, sure, we'd love a site update but it's not enough: we want full graduation. Even if it's just the ...
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On topic: “How do I teach [whatever writing concept]?”

A lot of the information I have is mostly lesson-plan-ish. (Collegiate, so more informal than many public schools require.) When I was a new instructor, I was always googling for good ways to ...
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Knowing if a question hit the HNQ

Instead of commenting on an answer to an unrelated question, I'm creating a new question. Q: How many entries out of all from the contest went into HNQ? A: Sadly the new event that shows ...
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Retracting flags on comments

I flagged a comment. Later, after some thought and after additional comments from the author of the original comment, I decided the flag was unnecessary. How do I retract that flag? To retract a flag ...
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Why was my flag declined? [closed]

Recently on another meta question an answer contained the following line. Finally, combat is the typical focus of young male writers. Nothing against being young, male and a writer, there is just ...
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Should we have an epilogue tag?

I would like to go ahead and create epilogue We have prologue and it seems reasonable to have a matched set. There does not appear to be a generic term that covers both. I discovered the problem ...
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Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote?

Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote? I have been recently asked to do a practice write of an argumentative class in class. I have finished and turned it in. However, this ...
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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

Since we only have 23 tags that have over 200 questions (but 4 that are close to that) and about 3 close to bronze-tag-possible status (100 questions), perhaps we have a "Theme" of the week, to push ...
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Announcing our contest results!

Update 2019-04-03: All swag prizes have been mailed (via US Postal Service). Those in the US should get them in about a week; unfortunately the postal clerk couldn't give me an estimate on delivery ...
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A tag for combat?

Do we want a tag for [combat] or [battle]? Some questions that could use the tag (in no particular order): What's Essential In A Combat Scene? How do I write an action scene? Switching perspective ...
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What does “close as duplicate” do?

I was wondering if "close as duplicate" deletes the question completely, or if it keeps it there with the comments saying "duplicate of XYZ"? (I've been skipping those questions in the review queue, ...
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Are questions about the anatomy of existing works off topic?

Before joining Writing.SE, I was looking for a place to ask questions about novels I read and their literary aspects. I think this is, probably, out of the scope of Writing.SE, and if those types of ...
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What's our stance on writing tool identification requests?

Today we got the question What type of pen is being used here?, which asks what type of pen is shown in a wikihow tutorial. I couldn't find anything on writing tool identification requests on Meta and ...
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How to enroll in contest?

I see the contest going on right now on Writing Meta about the tags and Questions. I would like myself to include my question in this contest, but I didn't find a way to submit my entry.
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Can the moderators please delete my question?

I had asked this question a while back.. How do I express a black person? Altough I might have sounded pedantic, something had happened in real life which had triggered that question. Now I am ...
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Do we need an 'ethnicity-religion-race' tag?

Ethnicity: an ethnic group; a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like. Search Writing|SE for the word 'ethnicity' and it returns over 100 entries. ...
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Closing ancient questions

I have found today a question from 2014 in the VTC queue. What's our stance on those? It was on topic back then, it isn't now - we've changed what we call "on topic". We don't want questions like ...
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The “timelines” tag - another one with two meanings

The wiki for timelines reads: This tag should be used for timelines for an author, such as the amount of time between publishing different parts of a blog series, or for questions about timelines ...
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Promo Page - Meta Suggestion

Inspired by this post How would having the writing challenges on Meta work out? , I've been wondering if Meta can be used to promote people's works. One of my friends (writes a lot of tie-in novels ...
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Are there some hidden rules I am not aware of that would explain the relatively high amount of downvotes on new posts lately?

Something I've recognized since I've started to be more active again is that it feels like some 80% or so of new posts get downvoted, often pretty fast after being posted. Most of the time I can't ...
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Documentation, api-documentation and software-documentation tags

I've stumbled on the software-documentation and api-documentation tags today, but funnily enough, there was no generic "documentation" tag that could gather all-documentation related issues. So, i've ...
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Let's break constraints of Constrained Writing

Motivated by ongoing contest, I was looking for less used writing areas on the site and make those areas more exposed, active and open to larger audiences. My first question after the contest's ...
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Do we have an official policy on answers in comments?

The general policy on stack sites is: Don't answer in comments. Today I commented on a question that had answers in the comments reminding the (reasonably high rep) user of the policy but I couldn't ...
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Do I lose reputation when I downvote things?

I just downvoted a question I found a bit ridiculous, and when I clicked on my profile and looked at my reputation tab, it said "-1 reputation". I don't know what my reputation was beforehand, but do ...
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“Readers” and “audience” tags

We have two tags: readers and audience. The tag wiki for [audience] reads "Those for whom one writes". A.k.a "readers". [readers] is the more popular tag, but it has no tag wiki at all. Should we ...
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What tag should be used for questions on typography?

Typography seems to me a part of writing. Things like fonts, kerning, typographical styling (bold, italics etc.), drop caps, small caps... Do we have a tag that covers those? Or do I go ahead and ...
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Migration options?

When I voted to close something because I thought it fit better on Freelancers.stackexchange, I only had options to migrate it to English or ELL -- how does one propose other places to migrate to? (I ...
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10 question per day, now what?

In an awesome effort from out amazingly effective contest we have passed 10 questions per day. See the great screenshot below! Now that we have passed this milestone, what do we do next? How do we ...
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Can we fix the [accessibility] tag?

I started to add the accessibility tag to a question about image scaling, but was taken aback by the tag wiki excerpt: Making technical writing easy to understand for non-technical readers. The ...
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Contest creating questions that are just 2 tags strung together?

An unfortunate consequence of encouraging new questions that use a tag or tags eligible for the contest, is that multiple new users have submitted low quality questions that appear to have been ...
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Serial voting was reversed

Okay, so I get that the system automatically checks for "voting abuse." This is not unreasonable. But the reality of it is a bit, well creepy. I just got a notice that I lost 35 points due to "...
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Follow up question on questions about feedback

In the answer to my previous question it was suggested that I ask questions about very specific types of feedback. In that vain I am considering asking about short stories and novels separately. ...
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Do we need a [profanity] tag?

In this question @Cyn used the sex tag since there was no profanity or swearing tag. I feel this tag should be reserved for the questions about sex in writing. Instead I propose we have a profanity ...
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food-writing tag

After a discussion with Monica in the comments of this question: Injecting creativity into a cookbook We have added a tag for food-writing Wiki: Use this tag for questions within the genre of ...
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Why was my revision rejected?

This question What are the best techniques to show a character's emotions as seen by the POV character? had received a close vote supposedly because it was "asking what to write". I didn't think ...
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Request to open question about writing a good comment

How to write a Stack Exchange comment? was recently put on hold as too broad, but how is it more broad than How do you write a Stack Exchange answer?? If anything, my question on comment technique was ...
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How does a question become a Hot Network Question?

I see that one of my questions became a HNQ -- what did it? Was it active here and THEN became "hot", or did I use some words that drew the HNQ attention, and then it got more views? I just want to ...
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how-to/help question — badge progress

Sometimes I am able to find it, then I lose it again. I want to see how close I personally am to getting some badges... I know that sometimes I see the list of ALL badges and my progress, but I feel ...
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Do we need both “feedback” and “criticism”?

Not all feedback is criticism, but all criticism is feedback. Do we need both, or maybe they should be merged? (6 questions currently have both tags.)
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Topicality of question on how to give feedback

Would a question on how to give good constructive feedback to other writers fit this Exchange? Would it be too broad? That would be my main concern, but I believe that we could give a list of ...
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“Constructed-language” and “conlangs” tags

For some reason we have both constructed-language and conlangs. Could they be either made synonyms or merged?
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Sorting out tags about pictures

So we've got: illustrations — 29 questions — created Dec 14 '15, first asked Nov 21 '10 Worth a thousand words Questions about using images in a work. How to find an illustrator, how to ...
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How do we improve the signal to noise ratio?

I'm admittedly relatively new to Writing.se. However one thing I have noticed is that unlike other stack site there are a lot more opinion based questions that generate lots of answer of varying value....
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Tag proposal - Podcasting?

Update! I crossed the 150 rep mark, so I AM creating the podcast tag and adding it to my own questions. I hope a few others also choose to use it! Podcasts have some unique writing challenges, and ...
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Contest: ask questions, earn badges, win prizes!

Let's ask more questions! More questions will allow more answers, and good, answered questions make our site even more awesome. More good questions can also help in our quest to graduate. Plus, ...

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