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Unfortunately, this is not possible. The only way is ask the team to delete your account there.


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No. That is the expected result, as it ensures people don't downvote answers without consideration. Downvotes on questions, however, are "free" and don't cost you any reputation. From the Help Center: You lose reputation when: you vote down an answer: −1


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Yes, hats are opt-in unless you previously opted out. You're stuck with hats! (folks hating hats can of course click the 'I hate hats' link to get rid of them).


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This answer over on the Stack Exchange Meta explains the ways to delete your account. Since you've interacted with the site, then you'll need to delete your account by using this form in the help centre.


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I sort of agree that the comment in the "2 Minute Tour" may be subject to misunderstanding and should probably be changed because of that. But is it a really big deal and could it be considered fine? Well, yes it could. My reasoning: The comment said "This is great and easy to do. +1 - michaelpri Dec 16 at 2:43" The "2 Minute Tour" said: Use comments to ...


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I would hate not to have hats... The Winter Bash 2014 site is currently live, featuring a countdown.


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No, except for your own posts being involved in suggested edits, as you have access to see and review and have a binding review vote on whether a suggested edit is to be approved or rejected. Your own posts as any other task are not reviewable to you, even when they are in any queue. Therefore, they are not counted as a visible review item to you, even as ...


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doesn't association bonus apply? No. As can be seen in this Meta post: Users with 10 or more reputation can answer a protected question. However, the +100 account association bonus is ignored for this check, so you must have earned 10 or more reputation on that specific site to answer a protected question.


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Cross site 500 error on question pages This was a bug in pathing that should never be allowed to bring down question pages anyway - a fix has been deployed and I'll be preventing that code from causing such drastic issues ever again in my next commit.


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Send a request through the 'contact us' link at the bottom of the site and let them know you wish to disassociate your account from a post. Include a link to the post and the author will be listed as anonymous.


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The reason you see the review count even when you finish all the reviews, is because most of the reviews require more than one user to review that item in order for it to be completed, and the counter on your top bar shows the total number (for everyone). So unless you do the finishing review on an item, it will remain in the counter. That orange ...


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I deleted a whole bunch of closed questions yesterday when the site entered public beta. Others probably did as well. It's generally a good idea to clean house a bit before new folks show up.


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Your question was off-topic because it wasn't looking for a hackish solution. Buying a cable is not a hack.


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Normally, the scope would be here in the Help Center, but, as you probably know, we've been having trouble creating our scope. As of now, the best resource for finding out about what is on and off topic is A Lifehacks Manifesto. In the manifesto, Robert Cartaino helps decide what is and isn't a lifehack. Hopefully we'll be able to put this scope in the Help ...


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No, you won't see your own posts in the review queues even if they were pushed there for some reason (as a result of flag, close vote, etc), unless you have a direct link to the review task (but even in this case you won't have an ability to review those tasks, of course).


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The hygiene/hygeine tags were both synonyms of [personal-care], so I removed the (misspelled) synonym which should remove it from the tag listing shortly.


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First of all, thank you for seeking to use helpful tags for your questions. Unfortunately, "mind hacks" are already off topic. Please check out the tour for what is on and off topic, as well as meta in general.


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There exists the tag substitute-tool which is used for hacks that replace tools with something home-made. You would have to justify that the indian clubs in your picture are tools. Simply asking "How do I make a club?" would almost certainly be closed as off-topic - not requiring a life-hack. However, "*How do I make a tool to get fitter?", along with ...


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It is advisable to search for duplicates, yes. Necessary? No, but you may create a duplicate if you forgo that step. I agree, the mobile website and the app do not have a great UI for searching material, but in your mobile browser, you can load a mobile Stack Exchange page, scroll to the footer, and click 'full site'. I find that it's sometimes useful for ...


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Certainly not on-topic at Lifehacks as there is no hackery involved to solve a problem. Your best bet is probably Seasoned Advice, which covers cooking. Check their tour first to make sure that what you wish to ask is on-topic there.


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I just discovered this particular SE site. It looks fun, but I do see an immediate issue in that I don't know how you'd create a scope for life hacks in general. Seems a lot of these questions could find homes on many of the other SE sites. It feels much more like metafilter. But maybe that's all OK. Perhaps this is the catch-all 'how do I do...' SE site ...


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