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There is no functionality like that unfortunately, and it'd be a nice feature as well as being able to directly convert a not an answer flag into a question. I know this is something I am guilty of from time to time. Sometimes it is to provide a quick thing to check an not a full fledged detailed answer. If the commentor is responsive, they will generally ...


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Flag it as "Not an answer" or "Low Quality Answer" and comment in the thread to answerer, that he should supply more information: While this may theoretically answer the question, we prefer inclusion of the essential parts of the answer here, and to provide the link for reference. See answer for general guidelines.


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We have someone on the community team that handles these specifically. Note that, in most cases, the best we can hope for is that they come into compliance with our attribution guidelines. That said, use the contact form to reach out and let us know, make sure that you include: The URL to the offending material, and if possible the URL to the original ...


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Discussion questions shouldn't really be asked as there is no real definitive answer in that case. You should focus on a particular part of the display template that you are wanting to focus on and ask questions off of that. Some examples: Bad: What are the pros and cons of using display templates? Good: I'm looking to implement a custom display template ...


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The general stance is link only answers should be down voted or flagged. If flagged, we would add a post notice and they would be subject to deletion. Link only answers serve no value as hyperlinks change easily. The essential parts of the link should be in block quotes with your context giving the complete answer. In the said question, it looks like it was ...


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I think they should, 2010/2007/2003 (can't recall) use a different type of field, even though they are the same field. I'd say create a tag, ClientPeoplePicker with a description that it is 2013/2016 specific. If we are going to differentiate on product versions, we should be able to have version specific tags for aspects that are functionally different but ...


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Personally, no I don't think so. A down vote in and of itself should trigger that something might be wrong with my answer. Review it to see if it matches with the intent of the question. Did I supply an answer that is all code when someone asks for no code solutions? Was my answer too short or assumed some level of understanding that the user might not have?...


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Fortunately StackExchange community has provision for this. The provision is called as Bounty management. Bounty is one of the way. You can start bounty on the question you want to get more attention. Although bounty does not guaranty the answer but it will capture more attention. Once you start bounty on any question it will be shown up into Featured tab....


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I think you may be misunderstanding the content of the screenshot. We don't show you who handled the flags you raised. The "answered 22 hours ago by Sandip Pal" text is the information about when the answer you flagged as not an answer was written and by whom. This contrasts with questions which read "asked [time period] ago by [username]" there are some ...


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The correct way is to use the bounty system if the question is two days old. An alternative is to edit the question and add more details too it, and you'll have a higher chance of getting an answer. The start page is listing posts descending on questions, answers and edits - meaning an edit will put your question to the top again. But be careful, after five ...


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As from Meta SO A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack Exchange. What do I do?, there is a standard procedure to report such sites. Have a look there, basically it would seem that to be qualified as "killable" a scraper site should miss attribution to the original source - if the attribution is available it would respect the original creative ...


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Not a watch list per se, but if you mark the comment as SPAM, you'll teach our SPAM bot that this user (and associated IP-addresses) are spamming the site. Soon enough, they will not be able to post anything.


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This happened to me recently, and another user copied my comment and got credit for the answer. Oh well. The reason I added it as a comment was that I didn't think or wasn't sure it was really the answer. If I'm just taking a wild guess, I'm not going to submit an answer. I care more about the quality of my contribution to this site than I care about ...


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I don't think your question is a good example of "SharePoint configuration & administration" (a bit of that below). It's a question of integrating two Microsoft products and how the hosting of the products should be done considered. Also as MS Dynamics is an addition, a piece that can be integrated to SharePoint - receiving the best available information ...


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Well, for one you only have 52 answers total, not the 80 per tag that are required by the badge. The badge is awarded when you have 80 answers on questions with the same tag, and at least 400 reputation points earned among those 80 answers.


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Use your best judgement. If the answer looks good to you, you can comment to remind him to mark his own answer as accepted.


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We already have a yammer tag, with five questions. So fire away - ask your yammer questions, as long as they are related to SharePoint. Otherwise, you'd have better chances at the yammer forums you mention.


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SharePoint and Yammer seems to be more and more merged together in what Microsoft refer to as their "Social Layer" that will span most of their products. To me I would therefore gladly see questions about Yammer posted here on SP.SE, it is surely within the scope of the community and I bet that many of out members has valuable knowledge regarding it :)


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1) Sometimes approvers aren't that careful as they should be. That's sad, but no edit is permanent that it can't be rollbacked. 2) Yes the rollback will get your original post back in order as version 3 in this case. And at your first rollback, you'll get the cleanup bronze badge :-)


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No it has no impact on your reputation. All that happens is that you do not get the "+2"-reps you would have gotten otherwise. A rejected edit suggestion only shows under "Actions -> All" section on your public profile. But, to limit the pressure on the approvers, you should try to learn from the edits that gets rejected (and the one that gets approved) to ...


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The basic rule of thumb for me, if it comes from Codeplex or Github, it is going to stay open, but really it is a better use of those platforms to engage the authors and contributors as they are the most knowledgeable. Other more widely used libraries will stay open, but they must be SharePoint specific. We have seen an uptick recently of programming ...


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Primary reason for editing questions is applying proper formatting to question. So it becomes more readable. It gives proper understanding what is question about and what are important things to look after. Grey Highlighted means its a code block with preformatting applied. If you post some piece of code it will loose all indents, spacing, formatting. But ...


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I agree with Mike, Leave the questions open. One-day, Some-day someone will hit the question, and if it has answer for it then will reply it. You may know thats on SE we have Late answer badges.


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In 2010 I asked a question on StackOverflow which, by then, had a no answer. Or more correct, what I asked about didn't exist. Five years later, the .NET library had evolved and the thing I asked about was developed. I'm not to take credit for that Microsoft implemented my missing feature, but it tells us we should leave questions open, as they may be ...


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Absolutely no need for a plugin, you can do this with out of the box Wordpress. Go to this link to see the snippet for your flair. You want to copy and paste the snippet you see at the bottom: <a href="http://stackexchange.com/users/3761194/waqas-sarwar-mcse"><img src="http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/3761194.png" width="208" height="58" alt="...


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You edited the post on April 24, and once it got approved you earned 2 reputation points. Now this post have been deleted and all reputations earned on that post will also be deleted. Note that this happens on deleted posts only, and not closed questions.


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It isn't doable at this time, and there are several reasons why this is discouraged by the community. The accepted answer to the meta question Has integration of a larger code snippet system been considered? states the following: As a rule, I think we discourage large amounts of code for several reasons.. It's off-putting to a searcher to see pages and ...


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It is a system generated flag. It is nothing that we moderators have control over :) Probably it runs in batches or as a scheduled tasks, and therefore the time before the flag appears varies (this is just a guess though)


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You're right, you can't place bounties on new questions or have more than three open bounties at a time. However, you also need 75 reputation before the system will let you place any bounties at all. As I'm writing this, your rep is at 61, so you're still a few upvotes short. For all the details, see the network-wide community FAQ page on bounties.


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One post can span all of the categories. This can be seen by a new user, providing a comment like "I'm having this problem too did you find a solution?" to an old post. This would result in it spanning all 3 categories. The queue in which you approve it will determine what point you get and the act of approving it from one queue clears it from the others.


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