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What happens when I vote "Leave Open"?

When I'm working through the Close Vote review queue, what happens when I vote to leave a question open? I know that it takes 3 votes to close the question, but does my vote to leave it open offset ...
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Can we reopen this?

Replace pneumatic thermostat without running new wires While yes, in general shopping advice is not good, in specifics the argument that they tend to become obsolete quickly in this case doesn't hold ...
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Where does this "close question" message come from?

When working through the Close Vote review queue, I often see questions with this message above them: Where does this text come from? It's not from any of the "not suited for [DIY]" close ...
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Where is the `Protect` option?

I've earned the Protect a question privilege, and it seems that this question would be a good candidate for it, with 14 answers already (and the opinion based nature of the question as shown by the ...
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How should we handle edits that add info to an answer beyond what the OP intended?

What's the policy when a new person edits a post to add significant info to an answer that wasn't there in the first place. The info isn't wrong per se, it's just a notable chunk that's new. In ...
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Has there been a change to the Community bump rules?

In this question, I, somewhat awkwardly, asked about community bumps and how to slow the rate, since we seem to get so many questions without accepted answers. In this answer, our esteemed mod BMitch ...
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No obvious indication how to help edit wikis for those without reputation

I came across the unidentifiable tag and noticed it lacks a wiki and the solicitation to help by creating one. The link goes to an About page with nothing there. I understand not having 20k reputation ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make block quotes

I use my phone to surf this site, is it possible to make those yellow block quotes or change fonts on the mobile site?
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What does OP mean

I'm relatively new to the site and I am sure this is addressed in the readme sections. I've come to realize that lots of people on here use the computer. I use my phone on a web browser. I can't find ...
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Should I request migration?

I posted at Lifehacks, but am wondering if I should request migration here. https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/q/19104/5433 I have moved into a place that has an elderly black sink in the ...
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Is uploading images broken?

I edited a post to upload an image but it's not showing. The link turns into an infinite redirect loop: https://i.stack.imgur.com/0xOhh.jpg The question post is Fusible plug blew on mini-split A/C, ...
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Is it wrong to tag a user to ask their opinion?

I was commenting with a fellow user on a question and after about five or so back and forth comments he never replied to my last comment. I left it six hours before making this comment @user Have ...
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Why was this question not reconsidered after editing?

Why was this question changed from hold to closed and no feedback provided after edits were made? It was originally put on hold as off topic, so I updated the question and restructured it to try and ...
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I posted here, but it seems like a better fit for Woodworking Beta

I hadn't noticed the existence of Woodworking (which may not have even been around when I joined DIY) when I posted this question: How do I get the most out of cracked lumber? But it looks like it is ...
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availability of page numbers

1. Could we please select a page number both at the top of the page as well as the bottom? 2 Could we have a button that could be selected, after we view an individual questions and its responses, ...
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Why can't diy.se connect to Europe / VPN?

I use a VPN so I have a European IP address, Sweden, Poland, Germany etc. depending on which port I land on. Connectivity to diy.stackexchange.com is intermittent - every week or so, it will go down ...
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Mystery "reviews" that don't show up in any queue?

Why does the pending review counter (orange number in the top right, next to the "review" button) show 28 when there are no reviews pending for me? It only started doing this when I hit 10k rep...
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Banned from flagging due to old(er) flags that were recently acted on

Today I went to flag a post and got a message that too many of my recent flags were declined, and I'm banned from flagging (not at issue here). I went to look at the declined flags in the last 7 days, ...
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Are novice questions acceptable?

I've never done any handywork, let alone home improvement projects but I'd like to start so I don't need to hire someone every little thing that needs fixing or installing. However, the description ...
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What happened to the "not about home improvement" close option?

I've been an SE participant for years, but only got actively involved with DIY in 2015. I'd have sworn that early on there was a flag/close option along the lines of "Not about home improvement". Am I ...
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kill the "electical" tag because it is a mis-spelling

The tag "electical" just a mis-spelling of electrical, and should be deleted. https://diy.stackexchange.com/tags/electical/info
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Should reputation be reset for migrated question?

I recently posted a topic that did not belong on the site. The question was migrated to a more appropriate site. In the meantime however the question was down voted on this site. After migration, the ...
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How to structure an answer?

It's been pointed out on "several occasions" that some of my answers need "formatting". I'm assuming this means I should be using indentations, shoulders, paragraphs and or the tab key. My answers are ...
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Should un responsive questions be removed?

While trying to answer the questions that have been labeled "unanswered" (and starting with the earliest ones) I noticed some have comments asking for details and further information. I further ...
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How to post images and pictures? [duplicate]

I have some DIY questions (mostly electrical with wiring and grounds and stuff) and I need to show pictures (cannot describe it adequately). I read up on how to show images but it is all with LINKS ...
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Built-in image uploader falls over

So, I'm trying to upload a photo of some NM in my basement so I can ask questions about its provenance and condition (its inside a half-faced partition wall underneath some stairs). Thing is, the ...
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What is the "profile URL" field asking for when deleting an account?

I am trying to delete my profile (from all of the stack exchange) and one of the fields in the "delete account" page is asking for a profile link or profile url. I have no idea what this is and no ...
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How do I add pictures to a question from my phone?

The title says it all. When I post questions from my phone I don't get the option to add a picture. I think.
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Hobby or not? How do I know if I can ask?

I have a question about a ways to covering OSB edges. I'm not a professional, but I build (and helped to build) furniture since childhood. So I know my basics pretty solid, I think. So can I legally ...
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Is it possible to display one's favorited questions?

Is it possible to display one's favorited questions? I recon not, but it would be useful to have a subtab under the Questions tab that implements this. By subtab, I mean these sort-tabs: 'newest' '...
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Why are some @username's deleted when posting comments?

When I use @username in a comment, sometimes it is deleted when I post, and deleted again when I try to edit it back in. A case in point is @mac in this thread: How to fix a racked/sagging exterior ...
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Account setting for notifications of updates/changes to a Q/A

Someone may reply to me without including an @mike. A case in point is the Ridge Vent Q/A in which the OP replied to me: "The hot room is not vaulted. The entire attic has ventilation baffles. None ...
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Why is the "edit" link for a question not enabled?

When I view this new question, the edit link is not enabled. Why? (I want to fix the spelling in the title.)
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Badges: 'Tenacious' and 'Unsung Hero'

Embarrassingly, I think I earned them, but obviously not. What's it take?
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Why does "#" mess up in the editor?

I like using "#"s when answering a numbered question. Why does the # make everything big and bold and screw up formatting? Can we change the default editor formatting?
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Why are the numbers of an ordered list repeating?

See this question. In the text of the question I have the numbers "1." and "2.", however when viewing the question they both display with "1." Why is this occurring?
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Blog has oldish spam comments

FYI, I noticed that the penultimate blog post has 3 spam comments that have been there for a month or more. Someone with the access to do so should delete them.
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