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Question voted up 25 times

Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher

Edited 10 entries

Asked a question with 300 views

Asked a question with 200 views

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First down vote

First Rollback

First up vote

Question voted up 10 times

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First edit

Answer voted up 100 times

Asked a question with 500 views

Question voted up 100 times

Voted 300 times

Answer voted up 10 times

First flagged post

Answer voted up 25 times

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