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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

It seems the consensus is to change the wording to be geared towards editing the current question, rather than asking another. I propose the quote should be: This question has been asked before ...
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I lost access to the review queues?

Since you've used up your daily votes, First Posts and Late Answer queues are hidden from you Because one of the key actions for the First Posts and Late Answer queues is to vote on them (in addition ...
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Why can I not down-vote?

It's not a bug. You need to have 125 reputation to down-vote a question or answer. Also, down-voting an answer will take one reputation from the down-voter.
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We need a way to search only for questions or answers

When searching, add the term is:question or is:answer (or the shorthand is:q or is:a) to search only for one of the other. You can read about other useful search operators on the appropriate Help page....
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Reputation point in chat room different than actual reputation on Arqade

Chat reputation is an aggregate of all reputation across all sites on the Stackexchange Network. In addition to your 155 reputation at Arqade, you have 51 rep from two other SE sites.
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Adding any of "age of empires" tags to favorites, adds extra tags

This issue is happening because you typed out "age of" and then clicked "age-of-empires-2" from the suggestion drop down that shows up. When you do that it adds "age-of-empires-2", but it doesn't ...
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Why aren't tags for released video games auto-generated?

This feature likely doesn't exist because it would be a lot of work for the dev team for absolutely no gain. Creating a new tag takes a matter of seconds, and handling the occasional tag creation ...
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Is there an issue with the required rep to vote to close a post?

Using the information I could gather, I found the post in the first screenshot was this one, which is your own. You can cast close votes on your own posts starting at 250 reputation (and you can ...
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2k+ flags... 51 useful?

"Total number of raised flags marked useful" is the hover text for the entire line, not the (51).
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I just received an Announcer badge for a question I have no recollection of ever seeing before

Are you sure you've never seen that question before? If it wasn't you, who wrote this question? ;) In the following screenshot, the first link is the question you've "never seen before": It ...
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Peoples reputation vanishing

This is not a bug. Retrosaur normally has tens of thousands of reputation points and earned those badges through normal use of the site. Right now this user is on a temporary suspension, so the rep ...
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Why is this image here?

You're looking at the post history. Version 1 had the picture. Version 2 had the picture. Version 3 removed the picture.
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Excavator Medal not awarded

Excavator requires you edit someone else's post, not your own: Self-edits do not count for the Excavator or Archaeologist badges. It must be an edit on another owner's (or anonymous/deleted user's) ...
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Bug or feature: I can't vote to close a question a second time

This is intended. Once you retract a close vote, you cannot cast another vote to close. See this meta post from when close vote retraction was originally implemented.
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Adding any of "age of empires" tags to favorites, adds extra tags

The tags aren't "age of empires" but "age-of-empires". Spaces aren't allowed in tag names (they separate different tags)
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Only able to use flag "Other"

Looking around, this Meta Stack Exchange answer indicates that this can happen when the review loads, and then the post is deleted. The review UI doesn't know about the deletion, so it doesn't tell ...
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Only one Hot Meta Post is showing

Yeah it seems that support questions are excluded from 'Hot Meta Posts'. I would assume this is the case for bug and feature-request too. Both badp and Invader Skoodge's posts used support, while ...
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What's the deal with Community bumping obsolete questions? Necromancer bot?

I'm looking for new 'hot' Minecraft questions on the main page Have you considered creating a filter? To address your actual question though: Coming from other sites, like Reddit or forums, there's ...
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How did I get a secret hat?

You can't know! If you do manage to work it out though, there could be more secret hats in it for you... All secret hat secrets will become unsecret after winterbash. Some secret hats have been ...
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Flags in different chatrooms

It is working as intended No, other than with a userscript to hide them. All 10k users see all flags raised anywhere in chat.
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Why is my year reputation larger than my total reputation?

While I wanted to ask this question on meta I found this question. It's asking, 'Why is my total reputation less than my monthly reputation?' The answer is likely the same as for my question. The ...
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Should we add an "other" option when flagging a post?

So... who exactly do you think sees flags other than moderators? While it's true that ordinary users can review Very Low Quality and Not-An-Answer flags, for the most part, (including those), they go ...
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Should we have a flag for answers which failed to realize a question's scope?

This is something that more or less already exists in another form; it is what downvotes are for. As users cast their votes, answers are sorted according to score. The best answers rise to the top, ...
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Why aren't tags for released video games auto-generated?

To expand on what Wipqozn states: Autogenerating tags sounds like a good idea in theory, but the practicalities of implementing this would mean a lot of work for very little (if any) gain. Where ...
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Username with superscript letter

Unicode names are allowed, and as long as they are not problematic, or do not meet the criteria for usernames generally (rude/abusive) they're fine.
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Review queue bug?

According to Jarrod Dixon, Review is probably our heaviest database hitter, so we've had to add caching to those counts; usually it's 5 minutes on them. So this is a status by design via ...
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No Steam Log-In on other sites

Open ID Support ended in 2018 It is no longer possible to log in with Steam's Open ID on Arqade or the wider SE network. See the following Meta SE Post: Support for OpenID ended on July 25, 2018
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