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When I logged on to find ab2's alert in chat, I checked the flags, and not only were there flags against all the posts by that unregistered user account, there were also ones under two more unregistered accounts which were obviously the same person. I think in total there were 2 posts that may have been trying to answer, but the majority seemed only lightly ...


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No, please don't. This site includes support for a lot of sportsman's activities so things can get slimy and squishy on occasion. There's no need to be overly gratuitous, but don't tell a hunter to cover their activities in hushed whispers until they're packaged on a Styrofoam tray wrapped in Saran Wrap. It's laughable… and embarrassing. Actually, ...


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Charlie Brumbaugh linked the relevant meta.SE question If I see a spam vandalism suggested edit, should I do anything extra about it? in the comments. For reference I cite the answer by Grace Note: The best thing you should do when reviewing these is to mark them as rejected with the "This edit introduces spam, defaces the post in some way, or is ...


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Absolutely. Make your own gear questions and do-it-yourself questions already have their own tags on TGO. This includes tent repairs, shoe repairs, etc. See Also: Are Make Your Own Gear questions relevant to TGO SE?


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Done. And yes, this is exactly the right place to bring this up.


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This is normal for a beta site. On graduation migration destinations are decided based on where posts have been migrated. Until then, use a moderator flag and we can manually migrate.


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You definitely can flag as not an answer. The review queues or mods can then move it to a comment. Alternatively, pinging in chat works perfectly well. It doesn't matter if the response is not immediate, mods check their inboxes at various times during the day. And adding a comment for the new user is also a good call.


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I dread the day when TGO turns into a safe space where everyone must take care not to offend in exchange for being allowed on the site. This is hardly the first case of something gruesome and gross being on TGO. The only reason we are even having this conversation is because the question was about hunting. That tells us a lot about how accepting (or not) ...


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Caching. That number is expensive to calculate so it is heavily cached. It will update sooner or later. It is also not customized per user and shows the total number of reviews in the system, including ones that may be no longer available to you.


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Is it okay for a user to link to a different person's profile, if they already have a post on the page? Yes, even if they don't have posts on this (TGO) page. Every public profile can be linked. I often do it myself like for example See Sue's answer: .... (mention the hyperlink to the user profile and to the answer itself). And off course it's not a ...


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I may have been the first user to notice the answers -- I don't remember seeing any downvotes or comments on them when I saw them. I commented on one (Sue's elf-owl question) because the answer was on point, and was researchable (and although wrong, could have been a good answer if properly researched). I then saw the others, and didn't know what to do, ...


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The answer has zero score. Questions are considered "answered" when they have an accepted answer or an answer with a score > 0.


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Beta sites are set up with some reduced reputation requirements to help bootstrap those activities that are needed to help the site function (voting, editing, closing, etc). But once the community has built up a sufficient base of avid users — i.e. when the site graduates — the reputation requirements will be restored/raised to the "normal" ...


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this is fairly common, enough so that there are multiple posts on it over on meta.stackexchange.com To merge any two accounts, follow the procedure outlined on the "User Merge" help page. If you have two accounts that you would like to join together, please sign into either account, visit the contact form and select ‘I need to merge user profiles’. After ...


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On the desktop version the text box you type your post in has some icons above it, and one of these is the link button. I don't see it on the mobile version though. You select the word you want made into a link and then click the link button. A box will open up allowing you to enter a URL. Alternatively, you can do this manually. If you have a look at the ...


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The user, "fred", wrote a new answer. That's why the question was bumped to the top of the list. It turns out the new answer was just a rant, and didn't answer the question. Three users with sufficient rep, in this case Charlie, imsodin, and myself, apparently flagged it as "not a answer" (or maybe voted to delete it, I don't remember). When enough users ...


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You can't and you should not try. To begin with, moderators are volunteers. Asking them all to meet you at the same time in a private chat room is not fair to you or them. Whatever is so important that you think requires the attention off all the moderators you should use the link you already found https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/contact to contact ...


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All merging does is it retags any questions which had the synonymous tag before the synonym was created. This is just to ensure consistency and make it easier for people to search. It does and it doesn't. Merging makes the old tag unavailable. Yes, it means when you search you only see one tag, but it still will find the main tag. On Ask Ubuntu, 12.04lts ...


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I think it would be good to set them as synonyms. It might help prevent confusion, since it is not necessarily clear to everyone that both things mean the same.


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You can also put the reference and the link right in the sentence. This is what I do: Pick an important word or two to describe the link. Put those in brackets, like [this]. Without adding a space, put your entire source link in parentheses, like (article web address). Make very sure not to add a space. I've done that a lot and it not only doesn't link, ...


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Reaction to concerns about censorship Of course we should not censor anyone. Nobody should get banned for posting gruesome stuff (when relevant). But where is the harm in providing this content in a way that every user can easily choose whether he/she wants to see it or not? All I am asking is to remove this content from direct line of sight: Is it really ...


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Unless we blacklist a tag which to the best of my knowledge hasn’t happened on this site yet then it is possible to recreate a tag. For instance someone could recreate the widgeteering tag if they wanted to but I highly doubt that would happen. And yes I have deleted several tags recently including widgeteering


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Basically, Fred with a reputation of 1 posted a now deleted answer and it shows up as last modified by Fred. Not always, but given the new users rarely ever bother to edit their posts and a rep of 1 is usually a sign of spam or low quality, its a really good guess. You need 2000 rep to see deleted posts.


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There should be a way on your email to download the image onto your computer. This could be right clicking on it and finding the download button in the menu, or clicking on it and finding a download button when it pulls up some form of larger version of the image. From there you should go in to put in your answer. To add an image there is an icon with a ...


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Its an outdoor site, there might be hunters and they might ask hunting questions, what's acceptable or not is to be decided by the community, however many users are non-hunters and I suspect some are vegetarian too. They can be tolerant of hunting questions and in return hunters can be less explicit... (Beside the fact that is the attitude of some hunters ...


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So, I've posted the first truly explicit question here: What might cause a massive blood stream from a lethally hit moose's mouth? I've to admit that I went all-in :) The reactions so far are pretty mixed. Most of the people seem to take it just as another question but there are also comments which thank me for warnings on the content. However, one ...


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HTML A tags work in questions and answers. For example: <a href="the URL goes here">some words</a> In this case, "some words" will be clickable with the actual URL hidden.


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We've punted on favorites notifications for a while now: Adding Favorites to the Stack Exchange global inbox We're thinking of a simple rss feed until we can revamp what favorites should actually be - simple bookmarks or "notify me as if I own this question".


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