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Comment on my question provided the answer

A few times someone has commented on my question with the solution to my question. I'm not sure why they didn't post it as an answer. There's a flag for "not an answer" but no flag for "this is an ...
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The broken migration process is broken - useful SharePointOverflow answers are removed from search engines.

I'm happily searching Google for SharePoint errors and keep finding 404 pages from http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com. For example, the first search result is now broken: http://www.google.com/...
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What does "we will re-add some of the best quality content from the old site" mean?

In "SharePoint Overflow joins the Stack Exchange 2.0 family", it is stated that "we will re-add some of the best quality content from the old site". Perhaps it isn't phrased accurately, but this ...
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What should be done about answers that are just links?

If you come across an answer that is just a link (no explanation, description of the link's content etc) what should be done? It didn't seem to fit under any of the flags...
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Rival Sites Screen Scraping SPSE

So check this out. I was following up on a question I had asked trying to find an answer to it and found this: My question here: What is ms-hcTest? Is on this site: http://qandasys.info/what-is-ms-...
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Is there any way to ban the "sharepoint" tag?

The sharepoint tag is pure noise on this site, as all questions are about SharePoint. Is there any way to ban this tag?
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How to add the flair on wordpress blog

Anybody know about the plugin which we will use to add the SP.Se flair into the wordpress. I tried to find it but no luck. Anybody know, how to add the flair in wordpress blog?
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Closing crossposts

Back when the site were SharePointOverflow.com we would see alot of duplicate questions from SO. This was one of the things i thought would get better when we moved to StackExchange, but even though ...
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Are programming questions off-topic in SharePoint SE?

Should questions about creating webparts or modifying the code in server files be relegated to Programmers or StackOverflow?
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how can we bring more attention towards Questions related to SharePoint configuration & Admin

This has happened to me for This Question, As questions related to SP configuration are less active because people are mostly dependent on the MSDN links for reference. This leads to a reluctant ...
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Best practice for question with no answer

As far as I know...a question I've asked can't be solved. What is the best practice? Delete the question Write an answer stating no solution found (and thus leaving the question available for ...
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Community positon for self answers that are just a link

As from question title, I am interested in knowing what is the current shared community view in regards to link only answers that are also self answers. Normal link only answers should just be ...
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Discussion kind of question is considered?

I have some topic which I need to discuss on community, that question is about discussion of pros & cons regarding display templates. Will that be considered as valid question? Didn't find any ...
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Why do I need so many reputation points to create a comment?

Someone needs 50 reputation points to comment, but no points to create an answer... I don't understand this difference. I have a similar problem than this, and I want to make a comment explaining my ...
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Removed post caused minus 2 points

My first question on Meta. Today I noticed I got 2 reputations minus for a post which got removed. I hardly remember what I did to that post, in the history of reps achieved I couldn't find it for ...
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Migrate SharePoint questions from other Stack Exchange sites here?

Sharepoint.stackexchange (formerly Sharepointoverflow.com) is out of public beta, and we should be able to move or migrate questions from Stack Overflow or Server Fault, etc. to here, but I don't see ...
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Screencrawler site (maybe?) copying content from SP.SE

I was searching for some answer on an issue I'm facing and I fell over this site: http://sharepoint.searchalleasy.com/ It has the exact same layout as SP.SE and the exact same content.
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What's wrong with manners (or editing out "Thank You" in a question)?

Remotely authenticating users This isn't the first question where I've seen this done, but the moderators removed "Hello" and "Thank You" from the question. I can't seem to figure out the reason ...
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On downvoting Comment should be compulsary?

Correct me if I am wrong, Don't you guys think that there should be a provision by which user has to compulsory add the comment after down voting any post? If this happens we can get help in ...
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Old pre 2013 PeoplePicker and the new ClientPeoplePicker: do they require different tagging?

Simple and fast question here: are we using the same tag people-picker for both the old PeoplePicker and the new ClientPeoplePicker? This came to mind after reading the question SharePoint - How to ...
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Increased vandalism

I've noticed spam-bots and anonymous presumably bored people vandalizing answers lately. Some are "kind" enough to leave their email in the comment field - though I'm not sure the email belong to them....
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What's the proper etiquette for "bumping" a question after a few days?

What's the SE etiquette for bumping an answer after a couple days? Most people I know only go through the first few pages, so once your question gets a couple days old it may not be seen by the ...
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Mark your answer as Accepted

Sometimes I see questions where no answer is marked as Accepted But there's an answer of the OP like that: "I found the solution myself..." Should I comment him to mark his answer as Accepted? Or ...
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What does it take to get out of beta?

This is the first beta StackExchange site i've really participated in. What does it require to get out of beta and become a full fledged StackExchange site? Does anything change when we move out of ...
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How to judge question is duplicate or not

If a question does not have answer and somebody wants to ask the same question again , Will it be considered as duplicate ?
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Election comments locked

Is it by design that the comments on nomination site is now all of a sudden locked? Until yesterday it was possible to comment on nominees, but now i cant.
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Giving Comment right to users with 1 reputation

Is it possible to tweak when users are allowed to comment on a question/answer? As a moderator approximately ½ of the edits I do, is moving answers to comments. This is because new rep 1 users are ...
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Designer tag without SharePoint

I can see we have a tag called "designer". I am pretty sure this was called SharePoint-designer before. Designer doesnt make sense, it is a product called "SharePoint Designer". I hope we soon can get ...
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Question has been edited and I don't understand why

My question has been edited to put some terms in grey highlighting and I don't understand why. what does the grey highlighting mean? How to see items deleted by other users?
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Links in answers

There is often a small battle going on on being first to answer questions (a luxury problem that shows we are a success). Unfortunately this can have the effect that answers are kept short (short ...
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Yammer questions

Now that there's more tighter integration between SharePoint and Yammer - how should Yammer-related questions be addressed? Should they be referred to the Yammer Support forums or other Yammer public ...
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Is there a way to "force" or suggest the selection of tags?

In SharePoint related questions 9 out of 10 times, it is imperative to have the post tagged with what version of the product we are talking about (eg. SharePoint-2007, SharePoint-2010, SharePoint-...
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Is there an Android app for Stackexchange?

I've seen from another question that there is an iPhone app so I just wondered if there was one for Android?
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Questions marked with blue background

In the list i noticed some questions has a blue background (eg Trying to delete a column from a sharepoint document library view - SP2010). I first thought they were either answered or imported ...
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Enforcing community wiki content

Already quite a few posts has surfaced that should be made community wiki content. Classics like "where do i find material for taking SharePoint certification" etc that has many objective answers are ...
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How Can You Remove An Edit?

First off, why would two different reviewers approve this anonymous edit? https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/posts/83273/revisions All they added is the word "cactus" at the end of the question... ...
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How to browse the community wiki

So, some questions are made community wiki, because they cover a broad topic or are not a simple, single answer type question, or have had lots of edits, or whatever. In any case, they will be ...
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Is it possible to search within my questions

Currently searching on a certain criteria gives us results from the whole website. Is there a facility to search within my question and answers? There might be a situation where I would like to refer ...
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Can we migrate questions over from SO yet?

I just tried but moving to the SharePoint stack exchange site was not an option in the "is off topic" pop up window: Can we not move these over yet?
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How come I'm User1804?

I notice I'm called User1804 here, but I have a regular username ( glenatron ) on all the other SE sites I belong to. Is this something odd going on with the conversion? Is there a way I can change ...
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Request to Remove Tags

I would like to know that Where should I request or flag to remove / do spell change request for Tags? There is one tag whose spelling is wrong: [shareoint]
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Who flag the first time posts?

I am wondering, Who and how does First-time Posts get flagged? Sometimes I notice that a post appears in the review section within 3 to 5 min. But sometimes it appears after 15 to 30 Mins. Just for ...
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"Sorry, posts can't contain that content."

Has anyone ever seen this before? I don't know why I got it (multiple times). There aren't any unintentional profanities that I'm aware of or anything... The links were to MSDN and a SharePoint blog ...
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How do you move a conversation to the chat area?

I've had occasions when someone replies to my question and I'd like to invite the person to the chat room for a few followups, instead of having a dozen comments going back and forth. How do you do ...
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why do I get "You are currently banned from flagging"

Today When I tried to flag few answers, I'm getting "You are currently banned from flagging", why do I get.?
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April Fools 2015

The question SharePoint Server 2016 Site Action Menu Left or Right was as some of you guessed - an April fools question. You who have 10k rep or more are able to read the now deleted question, and on ...
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Odd login/authentication

I've noticed that on most SE sites, I've got ▾dwwilson66 2168 | review | chat | meta | about | faq just the the left of the search box in the upper right corner (highlighted) However, not on the ...
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Sharing answers on social media

I see these social media sharing options once I submit an answer in SPSE. But it disappears after some time and it does not appear for any other existing answer automatically. Is this done on purpose ...
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Bookmark Questions

Is there any way to Bookmark questions. so that we can bookmark interesting answers. I saw the favorite section in the User profile . Does this has to do with Bookmarks?
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How can I mark two responses as answers?

It seems that every time I mark one as answer it toggles off the other.