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I think the existing rules apply: if something isn't adding relevant information to a post, it is noise and it is better to remove it. Unless a question is actually about emojis, they don't add anything useful to a post, so I don't see why they should be treated any differently to any other type of noise. More importantly, emojis often don't render ...


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You're just new here and this is not a forum which most users are familiar with: this is a Question & Answer site and as a picture says more than a 1000 words: We're like the little asterisk in the middle, so take the tour and then read the help pages because we like to have well-defined questions that lead to well-defined answers without opinions, just ...


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What you are seeing there is syntax highlighting. This can be formatted explicitly in a post, for example, you can turn on Bash syntax highlighting for a code snippet by adding a tag before it: <!-- language: lang-bash --> Syntax highlighting is also applied automatically according to a post's tags. In this case, the question has the tag python3, so ...


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Yes, it's not very self-explanatory is it.1 The red dot means that there is stuff to review. More specifically, it means that some per-site threshold for stuff-to-review in a particular queue that you can review has been exceeded, and also you have not looked at the review queues for an hour.2 There is a Meta Stack Exchange post that mostly explains it. ...


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The flags have not changed, but the answer there focusses mainly on answers and doesn't seem to consider the case you mention, flagging to close (when you earn the close / reopen voting privilege this will redirect to the closing dialog). However, it tells you exactly when to use the very low quality flag: VLQ should only be used for things that are so ...


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The email preference that you edited is not the login information that is being used to log in, but the main contact email that Stack Exchange would use to contact you (newsletters, notification digests, etc). If you want to modify your previous login method, you need to remove it from Profile > Edit Profile & Settings > My Logins instead of Edit Email ...


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According to this answer on How do comment @replies work? - Meta Stack Exchange Spaces are removed from the display names for matching purposes. So to match Peter Smith you may use @pet, @peter, @peters, or @petersmith. The last two are useful if Peter Jones is also participating, who can then be distinguished using @peterj. However, no spaces are ...


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I believe that off-topic* questions should in general be deleted. In particular, questions which have been closed with no good answers are dead ends in searches, so removing them is likely to make the site more useful to visitors. If the question has been asked on another site, there is even less reason for it to live on here. There are a number of tools to ...


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Do you mean it appears out of alignment and such? You need to wrap long blocks of code-based files like rc files in code blocks. Paste your code as normal, then select the entire block of code, and click the button on the formatting bar that looks like {} - this will format your block of text in code formatting and make it look like vim or gedit or nano ...


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I think you're confusing two things together: (1) Email Settings (2) Your Logins Email Settings lets you set the preferred contact address. If you add additional email addresses to your logins and set StackExchange login passwords you'll have to delink those logins from your account separately. If you mean the email preference information in Email ...


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