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Why is the site Read-Only for me?

There was a maintenance window today apparently and AFAICT the maintenance was finished much earlier today. But I cannot e.g. post comments: it complains that the site is in read-only state - in many (...
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The "Why have I been limited to one question per week?" setting

I've noticed that https://emacs.stackexchange.com/help/question-limited is a thing. I've also noticed that we have a user who for a while has been spamming the site with (IMHO) poor-quality (and ...
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How to limit a search to posts on which I have commented

The scenario is as follows: ISTR a previous question on which I have commented that is relevant to a new question, so I search for the previous question using tags and likely search strings. I get a ...
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Inappropriate text to show user about a too-short question?

See How to show all function in a js file?. We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally ...
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Please advise on question marked "too broad" concerning indentation

This question has been put on hold as "too broad" by Drew: The question is too broad. 1) One question per question, please. Please split this into 2 (or more) questions. 2) Please just ask how to ...
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How to format code blocks

How can I post a block of Emacs Lisp code? How can I post some buffer content including special characters and not have them interpreted as markup?
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How do I get notified when new answers or comments appear on certain questions?

How can I get an email notification whenever new answers or comments appear to certain questions that I'm interested in?
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Escape < in kbd

I would like to type S-(left bracket)LEFT (right bracket) inserted as keyboard. How to escape the (bracket)? The problem is seen in question - How to type S-<LEFT> during indent-rigidly? where ...
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Circumvent "This post seems a duplicate"

I changed a small piece of text in my previous question. The alteration is an important one and warrants a separate question. However, the system decides that I am posting the same question again and ...
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How do I gain the attention of moderators when I have updated a question which was closed?

How do I gain the attention of the moderators or users who voted to close a question when the question has been updated, especially when there is no way to contact them on the profile pages? The ...
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Off-topic -> migration dialog only offers emacs-meta as an alternative

Noticed this morning that voting to close a question via closing -> off-topic -> migration, the only site I can select as the appropriate migration destination is emacs meta. I think this used ...
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Edit Tag Info missing sometimes

Is there a limitation on submitting changes to tag descriptions for approval? I sometimes find the "Edit Tag Info" not visible. Is that a quirk or a restriction?
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I have question about key bindings for emacs in OS X. Ask in emacs stack exchange? Or not?

I have a question about key bindings for emacs in OS X. Is the emacs stack exchange an appropriate place to it?
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I have a stealth nemesis, what to do?

I've noticed that someone downvoted seven of my posts in a row. All of these posts aren't new (at least a month old, but most are much older). It looks like as if someone looked at my profile and ...
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Where is the documentation for "@ references in Stack Exchange?"

I'm sorry to ask this here, but I can find no information on how to properly use @ to refer to other users. For example, if I want to refer to someone else's answer--whose name is, say, "User Name"--...
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Type of community to expect

I was actually extremely excited about the emacs community but that was short lived when I asked my first question which showed what I have done so it was not just a problem statement begging for help....
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What to do when a very good thoughtful answer is not sufficiently upvoted

Sometimes ago I asked a question and a very nice answer was provided. I feel that the answer was not sufficiently upvoted. Unfortunately I missed the deadline for starting a bounty for rewarding an ...
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Have we launched?

I received an email yesterday saying that Emacs is now in public beta. A few hours later, I received a second email saying: Thanks for following through on your commitment to Emacs! In the 14 ...
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Light blue background on a question in a question list

I was browsing asked questions and the question "When should I use autoload instead of require?" has a light blue background. What does this light blue background mean?
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Is the review counter a little buggy?

I currently have a little number 5 at the top of my screen (just to the left of “review”). The tooltip says “5 Total posts awaiting review.”, but when I click on it I get taken to an empty review page ...
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Adding `language: lang-el` to code blocks is not adding syntax highlighting for elisp

Per What is syntax highlighting and how does it work?, it would appear that adding <!-- language: lang-el --> prior to code blocks in Emacs should enable syntax highlighting. Unfortunately it ...
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