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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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Congratulations on 100k Harper

Congratulations Harper on hitting 100,000 reputation! Harper: You have been an inspiration to me as I have worked my way up through this site. I have learned a lot from your many answers. Sometimes I'...
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The [panel] tag is vague

panel - 31 questions Most are meaning electrical-panel but there's a couple talking about wood paneling and one about fence panels. We should probably retag the non-electrical ones and synonym.
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I have an answer, but Stack Exchange won't let me post

So I stumbled across a question that had no good answers given. As it turns out, I stumbled across it because I was searching the Internet for an answer for the question myself. Then I continued to ...
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Serial downvoting

Why are some people allowed to serial downvote? I have had the same person downvote me multiple times This is very discouraging. It seems like they should be reprimanded?
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Is using notations like “cluster F” or f*** acceptable?

A member is using implied swear words in their answers. Is this acceptable, because it’s not an actual swear word? See recent question: Water Heater Help
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Control of someone downvoting 6 of my answers in less than 5 minutes

How does Stack Exchange control mean vindictive members? I pointed out that a member used the phrase “3-days” instead of “3-ton” when he was answering a question about heat pumps. So he told me how ...
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Make [structure] a synonym of [structural]

structure - 19 questions, all of which seem... structural - 261 questions I can't think of a good reason to have two separate tags here.
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Is Small Engine repair within the DIY scope?

I ran across this question in the close queue which had these comments I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because Small Engine repair is not in the site scope. and Although we do ...
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Make [taps] a synonym of [faucet]

taps 76 questions, all about faucet (540 questions). This is a well known (at least American) colloquialism.
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Vote to Close - different site - add sites?

I just added a Vote to Close How to make a DIY video player? As I have found in the past, the only option for "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" is https://diy.meta....
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Is this window installation (by a contractor) question on-topic?

Before I ask on main, I'm checking here to see if this question is on-topic. To be clear, I'm not asking the question here and looking for answers, I want to make sure this question is on-topic on ...
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Can I ask whether a particular tool exists if I'm having trouble finding it?

I know that shopping recommendations are banned, but is it OK to give a feature list and then ask if a tool exists that satisfies them all? I'm not asking for a specific make and model, merely if it ...
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Date issue? (Not DIY question)

Is there a date issue with the system? I just saw a new post (about water remaining in a Kenmore washing machine) that the question list said was posted 42 min ago. When I viewed the question the ...
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User with serial accounts; anything to be done?

I just encountered a good answer: https://diy.stackexchange.com/a/164858/27773 which was the first post by a new user (peter). I thanked him for his good first answer, and he objected to my ...
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Rename 'refinsh' tag to refinish?

Not sure if this belongs here but it seems like the 'refinsh' tag is a misspelling of 'refinish', and should be renamed somehow.
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Style guide for safety warnings in answers?

Are there any best practices (e.g. formatting) for safety warnings in answers? I’ve found a couple of answers where I might want to add an explicit safety warning that what’s being described is ...
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How do we flag a user for spam?

I flagged one answer for not being an answer, but then noticed the user had answered several other questions with spam answers, so I flagged all of those as well. Is it possible to flag a user as ...
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Synonym [stove] and [range]

stove (192 questions) seems to be the more popular tag, and it has an excerpt. range (86 questions, 16 also tagged stove) is simply referring to the same thing. In this same vein, it might be worth ...

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