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I'd like to address this comment from the question: I do not think the discussion about our research about our common ancestors is of interest to anyone else, nor is it suited for the Q/A design of this site. Whether your research is of interest to anyone else is a different issue from wanting to conduct your collaboration in private. Your research ...


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I can empathise, as you will see in my answer to How strict should we be with Not An Answer flags/closure on new users? I would encourage both you and your cousin to include contact details in your user profiles like I have done in mine. You can tailor your profile to each site that you participate in. I think it is OK to use comments to direct each other ...


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This Meta SE Q&A suggests that there may be some hope: Allow questions to be saved as drafts prior to posting. Hopefully, you will not be stymied by "Drafts are not supported on self-answer." I cannot remember whether I've ever seen it work. I think I may have on occasion, but I also think that I have seen no draft available much more often. I tend to ...


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Some of us thought it was unclear, some of us thought it was off-topic (I happen to think it was both, but you can only pick a single reason to close). However, unless you work on it substantially to make the focus clear and on-topic, it is not about tracing the history of your family/genealogy, which is what this site is about. There are a number of Stack ...


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Your question is problematic because it doesn't say how this information will be helpful to you in answering a research question for your genealogy and family history. From What types of questions should I avoid asking?: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the ...


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I think that there is also a case for your question (Why are some families more into tradition than others, and use their surnames as a way to enforce them?) to be closed in its current state for the reason below: primarily opinion-based Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question ...


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I just printed one of my recent questions (Reading remarks from Royal Hospital, Chelsea record from early 19th century?) which has a question ID of 15167 using StackPrinter: http://www.stackprinter.com/export?question=15167&service=genealogy.stackexchange I learned how to do this at Can I print a single answer? (which also tells you how you can print ...


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It took a bit of searching to find the answer, but it seems the change is real, and system-wide. The change happened on or around January 8th: OK, I've added a change here so that the community user can't rebump a question unless the original bump is more than 90 days in the past. The problem here was caused back in 2011 when the bumps were weighted ...


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I can offer no official explanation for why this question was deleted, but that appears to have happened only a few months after we went into Public Beta, so I am guessing that it was a casualty of us all trying to decide what made suitable questions for G&FH SE. I could perhaps understand there being a vote or two for the question to be closed as too ...


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I have performed a merge (moderator tool) of status-animarum with vital-records leaving the former as a synonym.


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Upvoted the question because it would be useful if we could find tools that would check for broken links. As I hear of websites undergoing redesign, I try to go back and re-edit my older answers to put the new links in, or to link to the Wayback Machine as needed. One of the things I would also like to see cleaned up are the questions and answers that ...


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I am not aware of any such tools, as useful as they would be. On Meta SE I found Is it possible to automatically mark broken links? which sounds similar to what you are asking for, so I recommend that you vote for it (like I just did). In the meantime I think that we can only "fix 'em as we find 'em" as per How should we deal with questions that have ...


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