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How often is the usage data updated?

At what time and how often are the figures http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/43502?phase=beta updated?
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Do give a darn 'bout my so-so reputation

I'm very happy to be a part of this process. It is exciting to participate in it and hopefully see it grow into an active site here on SE. I was looking at the reputation page - on the meta and the ...
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Draft questions lost forever

I just spent three hours constructing an very long and comprehensive answer -- and then my internet connection dropped (the perils of living on rural England). Is there anyway to resuscitate my ...
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Contacting previously unknown cousin privately after discovery through G&FH SE?

A previously unknown cousin was discovered through this very site. How do we get in contact privately? I do not think the discussion about our research about our common ancestors is of interest to ...
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How do I include a photo in my question?

I have obtained a scanned photo to include in my question as suggested. How do I include it in my question, How do I identify the date a photo was taken or printed?
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Why was this question deleted?

I asked this question back on Oct 12, 2012: Extract Facts from an Army Portrait I thought it was a good question. It had 14 upvotes and 4 answers having 5, 3, 2 and -2 votes. Someone named ...
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Does Stack Exchange have tools to check for broken links?

Do we have tools to check our questions and answers for broken links? I regularly stumble across them. We should fix them, either with changed URLs or with links to the Internet archive, to preserve ...
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Area51 questions

There were a lot of good questions proposed on the Area51 site. I thought ones with a score of 10 or more automatically appeared in the beta. Have I misunderstood? I was looking for several of those '...
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Why is tag [proof] being removed from question about resolving identity conflict?

See the question, "How do I correctly identify an individual who goes by multiple names?" The circumstance involves a collection of sources that might, or might not be about the same person. Benny is ...
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Serial Upvoting Definition

What does 'serial upvoting reversed' mean? If you're a victim then how can you find out what's happened? I saw this in my reputation history but I can't find any details, or definition in the FAQ.
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Stack Exchange pages don't print?

I tried saving a genealogy discussion and the Stack Exchange seems to allow only one page to be printed. I know there would be more than one page. I don't see a Print Icon either. Am I missing ...
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How can we pluralize tags?

When trying to add an 's' to death-record tags, as we previously discussed, I was shown the following error message: Creating the new tag [death-records] is not allowed since the tag [death-record] ...
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Retag option missing

Yesterday, I was able to see the "retag" option beneath questions (and successfully retagged a question), but today I'm not seeing that option. Anyone know why I wouldn't be seeing this option ...
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problems logging into main site and to chat

For the past three hours or so, I have been unable to log in to G&FH.SE and to the Weekly Genealogy Chat. Now that I've finally been able to log in to G&FH.SE itself, I wanted to document as ...
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What to do? - An edit was suggested to your post xxx please review it

Sorry, I have no clue how to do what you're suggesting. I didn't realize that when someone edited a question the questioner did anything. Help please
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Can we get others involved while still in private beta? [closed]

I just asked a question on genealogy.se. The site put a "know someone who can help..." comment and I'd like to follow their advice and forward a link to other experts. Will that link work while the ...
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Has there been a change to the Community Bot that stops it from bumping questions?

Since about mid-January it seems that the 'bumps' from the Community bot have almost completely dried up. As a result, the site appears much less active than it used to be. Is this something local, ...
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How many unique IPs viewed a question?

On the main board, the question list shows how many views each question has had. However, is there a place to see how many unique IPs have accessed the question, and when it was accessed? I posted ...
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discussions in chat — when to create a new chat room

This morning I was getting into a discussion in the comments about the question Blackstones in DE — what can be inferred from this? so I suggested to @DaveBlackston that we take it to chat. He ...
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Why was this marked as unclear if they had said it was off-topic?

I have a question about my Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange post: Why are some families more into tradition than others, and use their surnames as a way to enforce them? I asked a ...
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Making status-animarum synonym of vital-records?

Can someone please suggest status-animarum be a synonym for vital-records? I'd suggest it myself, but my reputation does not permit.
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How do people who closed a question know it's been updated?

I now realize this question (as originally posed) is a duplicate to make-the-faq-clear-on-how-a-question-can-be-reopened. Thank you @ColeValleyGirl. I'm not sure why it didn't show up when I googled ...