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Over the last few days, I've been seeing very old posts with 1,000s or more views suddenly show up on recent questions. Why? Bug in SE?

Recently I've seen questions that are quite old (1-5 years) suddenly appear on DIY recent questions. I don't seem to be able to close them as "late answers" , maybe I don't yet have enough ...
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How do these 9 LePage Super Glues differ?

I have a question about my Home Improvement Stack Exchange post: How do these 9 LePage Super Glues differ? Why was this closed? It's blindingly obvious that this doesn't duplicate How do these 5 ...
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How to ask a question about reasons behind electrical code?

Out of curiosity, and to learn something, I want to learn about reasons behind electrical codes (for this purpose, it doesn't matter which ones). Especially since it's often mentioned on the site that ...
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Why was my “Not an answer” flag declined?

Why does NEC require circuit breaker locks only on hard-wired appliance circuits? I flagged the third answer to this question as "not an answer". It was declined by a moderator who left a ...
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Why did I get 11 reputation points and no downvotes for my answer?

How did I get 11 reputation points for a single question’s answer?
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Should I create a fish-tape tag?

I have earned the right to create tags but not comfortable doing it without some discussion or review from those who have been around much longer than I. Hopefully asking here is useful. Would it be ...
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What is the policy for answers written as comments?

Different stacks seem to handle this to different degrees. I recently flagged a comment made under a question which was clearly meant to be an answer; after three existing answers had already been ...
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Is it ok to provide link-only answers on duplicate questions that are not closed as duplicates?

It seems like there is a hesitancy here to close questions as duplicates. I don't know if people are after more reputation or do not want to scare off newcomers, but it seems like even questions that ...
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Image Shrinking/Upload

A very common problem we have here is people who can't upload images because they are too big. StackExchange has a long-standing limit of 2 MB (I don't know if this is 2,000,000 or 2,097,152 bytes, ...
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Synonym [electricity] and [electrical]

Saw this HNQ post about neighbors stealing electricity. But we already have electrical, which better fits with the site. I have proposed a synonym and would appreciate votes on it.
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Why were flags on these conversational/argumentative comments declined?

Stack Exchange guidance on the use of comments specifies You should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in ...
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Is it appropriate to regularly ask whether a person has permission to make changes to a building?

We regularly see comments below questions about apartments or condominiums asking whether the person has permission from the land owner. Here's a recent example. It's usually distracting and ...
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Closing because question “abandoned”?

Recently I've come across a large number of questions in the Home Improvement Stack Review Close Votes queue that are marked to be closed for "a community-specific reason", with the written-...
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How to find the SE tour?

This isn't a home improvement question, rather a SE question: How do I find "the tour" for SE. I may be just very dense, but I can't find it. I've recommended it at times for newbies, but ...
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Is it possible for a non-OP to select an answer?

We seem to have a lot of questions here that get answers, but go years without an answer ever being given a check-mark. Every so often, these questions get bumped to the top of the stack by Community, ...
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How do I mark a link only answer for deletion?

This answer was rather poor and one of quite a number by a brand new user spewing generally poor answers yesterday. The user came back and edited out the questionable text, but now, it's effectively a ...
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why doesn't home improvement require a country tag?

where you are matters a lot for helping people with questions that require regulatory knowledge. for example framing, electrical, plumbing, building codes. even tenet law. why aren't location tags ...
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Why does Home Improvement prevent my question from being deleted if its been closed and downvoted?

I recently posted a question which was closed and then received several down-votes after being closed and having chosen an accepted answer. I tried to delete the question but SE doesn't allow this. So ...
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Why the review suspension?

https://diy.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/117415 I did this review yesterday. It was a new answer to an old question and was flagged. The person answering was a new contributor but seemed ...
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Change the site's primary URL to homeimprovement.stackexchange.com

From time to time we get questions that are not related to Home Improvement, asked by people that are misled by the "diy" in the site's URL and think that anything you do yourself is on-...
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New Tag Line: Pictures Before Removing Wires

I am only half-joking with this suggestion: Can we have a tag line on the home page of "Always Take Pictures Before Removing Wires"? Yes, that is (a) crazy and (b) electrical specific, which ...
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What to do with new answer to old questions when they don't add anything new?

This answer was just posted to an 18-month-old question. Of course, there's nothing inherently wrong with a new answer to an old question, but it adds absolutely nothing to the already accepted answer ...
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Is there an issue with SE showing embedded pictures?

I've noticed today that several images are not being embedded in the post as they should, instead they're showing up only as links. For example this one. I tried to edit it to get it to embed the ...
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iOS App bug uploading pics from iPhone 7 asked me to post to Meta

The iOS App got stuck uploading a photo. I was getting this error: It wouldn’t upload from the originals (2) in-spite of trying several times. So I tried a joined layout and it worked. Maybe because ...
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Bounty asking for a new answer to a different question

This question about threading a plastic pipe has an accepted answer saying "you don't, you buy the appropriate adapter". Now someone has offered a bounty for an answer showing him a picture ...
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How hang up these hook-less curtains, without modifying condo interior?

I edited How can I hook curtains to vertical blinds?. Pls re-open? I don't think you need more details or clarity because brhans understood and answered my question! I've never known the proper name ...
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Flagged a not relevant answer, but flag declined

I flagged this answer: https://diy.stackexchange.com/a/195513/97780 as being spam ie not relevant but I am now warned it was declined as the moderators could not see anything wrong. An answer that ...
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Is a question about a GFCI refrigerate outlet on topic?

We just had a kitchen fridge breaker trip. We eventually figured out it has something to do with a GFCI outlet in the kitchen. I don't know what the relation is between the breaker and the outlet. And ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask someone to justify a downvote on an answer?

So, there was a perfectly good answer from @JACK on this question: ...grounding... Somebody downvoted the answer, and I suggested they account for their downvote. That comment got deleted by a mod. ...
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Should asbestos identification questions be off-topic?

We currently have 163 questions under the asbestos tag, with the majority of them asking for identification of asbestos in some object based on a photograph. I counted 35 in the 50 most recently asked ...
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Please stop with the robo-greetings

I just saw more than one user copy-pasting a message on a lot of user's first answers, something like: Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Thanks for the answer and keep them coming. And, you ...
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What causes an unupvote and why would I get one?

I looked at my reputation today and noticed something odd, an 'unupvote' on my answer to this question. This occurred after my answer was edited for a very minor spelling issue. I've never heard of ...
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Is there a way to view a list of tags?

I am relatively new to this site and recently earned editing privileges including editing tags in questions. I would like to improve questions by adding relevant tags but the issue that I have is that ...
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Is it possible to directly communicate with another user?

I would like to chat with another user, is this possible? I tried searching help and the FAQs and looked for a link on the profiles page and came up empty, but I have no doubt that I could have easily ...
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I'm fairly certain a high rep user retaliated against me because I didn't understand or agree with their answer. What can I do?

I posted a question about an electrical box and one of the answers by a high rep user talked about switches and yokes. I wasn't sure what a yoke was, so I asked, and when that was answered, I ...
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Synonym [knobs] to [doorknob]

knobs - 11 questions doorknob - 51 questions There's only one usage of [knobs] with cabinets. I propose we make [cabinet-knobs] for that. The other usages can have the tag removed
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Why are some questions grayed out in the Top Questions list?

I did try to find the answer, but couldn't: Why are some questions "greyed out". I can still click on them and interact normally. I'm fairly new here so sorry if there is someplace I could have ...
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Is a self promoting or spammy profile a problem?

A new HE user has put promotional web links and phone numbers in his bio. Is this a problem? The details: here's his HE bio: https://diy.stackexchange.com/users/112311/chris-jackson His ...
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How much follow-up is it appropriate to expect/request from an answerer?

I am a total newbie at DIY, and really grateful for this site as the high-quality resource that it is. I really appreciate that knowledgeable people take the time and effort to answer my questions. ...
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Why close a question just because the same exact question has been asked and answered before?

Recently a question was closed because it had been asked and answered before. I thought this was a forum to express your expertise. Why close a question when you could refer the OP to the previously ...
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Why was question closed? It follows suggestions

I posted this question recently, and it was closed for the following reasons: It says: Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. My question: why was it ...
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Can I ask how to build a chair I saw on the web?

Can I ask how to build a chair I saw on the web? I’m always looking for diy ideas in pinterest, always keeping in mind my very very limited diy skills. Many times I see chairs that seem relatively ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Adding a Picture to my question for clarity [duplicate]

I posted a question to the forum. Some members asked for a picture. How do I add a picture to my question?
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Should “Is this wall load bearing” questions be considered off topic?

I'd say a few times a month we get a question about a particular wall being load bearing, and from what I have seen, the questions never get a good answer other than "probably or probably not". The ...
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Can we get the close vote threshold lowered to 3?

This has been tinkered with on SO and several SE sites. SO has now gone to 3 permanently and I noted this Shog9 comment Other sites can have whatever threshold is most appropriate for them We are "...
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We should [finish] this

We have way too many tags about finish, and not an excerpt to be found finish - 44 questions finishing - 127 questions wood-finish - 18 questions wood-finishing - 56 questions And then we have ...
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Delete [earthing] tag

The earthing tag only has 2 posts. I think it should either become a synonym for grounding, or deleted altogether. Thoughts?

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