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Is there an explicit principle that edits shall not invalidate existing answers?

I have been told by @fyrepenguin, in this discussion, that « edits are not supposed to invalidate existing answers ». Does this rule exist; if yes, where is it explicited? practically how is it ...
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Exact process in counting votes for closing a question

When a question goes to a vetting process, I notice that there is a counter called "closed" under the question, but I don't see any counter for the "Leave open". Does this mean ...
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Is it always possible to make comments/edits in an anonymous way?

Say, I want to edit a question by an OP to show how to improve it. For various reasons, I do not want to reveal who is making this suggestion. Is it possible?
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Need help getting two questions undeleted/unroombad so I can put a bounty on each of them!

My currently roombad (and invisible to those without enough reputation) questions" Roughly express how much of our Moon's apparent libration amplitude seen from the Geocenter is due to different ...
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How does one report an offensive suggested edit?

on suggested edit https://space.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/27923 for question Are there any long term storable sources of vitamin C? There is a VERY offensive "suggested edit" ...
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Difference between [law], [regulatory] and [international-politics] tags? The last two have no use guidance, what might that be?

law 117 questions: Relating to treaties, laws, ownership and disputes during the exploration of space. For non-space exploration related law questions, see our sister site Law Stack Exchange. ...
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What can I do to try to see if I have overlooked or under-appreciated the acceptability of answers so that I can accept them?

I checked my stats: 'user:12102 is:question` yields 2,338 posts. adding isanswered:yes yields 1,985 posts or 85% (the whole site is currently around 88%) adding <...
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Need help looking for a question about the veracity of an anecdote (astronaut floating in middle spacecraft) and the video I think I've linked there

I've spent about 10 minutes searching every way I know how for a question about a story/anecdote that an astronaut wrote about. It asked about a recounted story of the astronaut exiting a capsule and ...
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My question was closed for being off-topic even though the admins moved it here

So, a while ago I asked a question over on the astronomy stack and the admins migrated it here, soon after that happened the question was closed for being off-topic. Later it got moved back to the ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

Why was this answer https://space.stackexchange.com/a/51696/40252 to this question Is "Stranded in the middle of the room" by retired NASA astronaut Dan Barry the unvarnished truth? deleted ...
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Missing 'Rollback' button

https://space.stackexchange.com/posts/51696/revisions at the top has no 'Rollback' button/link, only "Source Edit Link Full". Why is that? Is it because the answer was deleted an hour after ...
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I didn't get a notification about a comment that @-mentioned me

I didn't get a notification about the following comment: @MatthewChristopherBartsh many science journalists have absolutely no clue about the topic they are writing about and just regurgitate ...
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Please help me to understand how tags end up visible when you start typing a different but related term in the tagging window of a question post

I've been active in Stack Exchange for several years and posted many questions, and while I'm not stupid per se I have never figured out how the site's tagging system works. It's a black box to me. I ...
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Is there a way to search for all questions by a user who deleted their account?

I'm looking for a reference I provided in a comment to a question asked by a user who subsequently deleted their account. There were a lot of related questions so I can't remember which one it was by ...
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Where should I ask question related to indoor farming

As a project, a bit of fun and experiment, I want to work on 'Indoor farming', but with great projects come great questions. So did I, mostly with light frequency, intensity, watt, stuff that you can'...
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Why I can't award bounty points?

I got a great answer for this question Number of China orbital launches by year Then I put a bounty and chose "Reward existing answer" But I cant give the points to that user, why is that? ...
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How can I find something I wrote years ago in The Pod Bay?

Several years ago I added several messages in The Pod Bay about Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson about their discovery of the cosmic microwave background and their 1978 Nobel prize in Physics. Linked ...
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Was annotating and deleting a answer at the same time intended?

This answer was annotated as needing sources and deleted by a single vote at the same time. I agree adding sources would improve it, but it seems a bit heavy handed.
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How does the "posts with unsourced content may be edited or deleted" annotation get added?

Referring to How does this get added to an answer?? I love this. Is it only done by moderators? Unsourced BS answers (UBSA) are the biggest problem on the site today IMHO.
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How to search for posts that contain "Falcon" but are not about a SpaceX rocket?

The Live Science article Why a microwave-beam experiment will launch aboard the Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane says: This time around though, a bit more information is on offer. According ...
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I edited but forgot to vote to remain open a question in the review queue, is there a way to do it now? Would it make any difference if I did?

I'd edited a question from the review queue for close votes, but I forgot to click the "Leave Open" button. Is there some way I can add my Leave Open vote now? I've poked around in metaFAQ and found ...
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Would my question "Can this have been a rocket" be on topic here

Last evening a relative of mine showed me a photo she took of what she believed was a rocket launch (Note we both know nothing about rockets and such). In the photo the flying "object" is not visible, ...
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"manufacturing" as a synonym for tag "manufacture"

Could we either rename or make a synonym manufacturing for the existing tag manufacture? Apparently I haven't asked/answered enough questions specifically with that tag to even suggest a tag synonym.
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When exactly was the solenoid question reopened?

The question Electromagnetic lens to focus cosmic rays was rapidly closed and then reopened. I've tried that new timeline thingy on the left (below the voting buttons) and I can see when closing ...
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How do these 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices work on moderator elections?

With four current candidates ("M", "G", "Y" and "W") and three choices (1st, 2nd and 3rd) there are 24 ways to vote all three, 12 ways to vote 1st and 2nd and skip 3rd, and four ways to vote for only ...
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Can/should answers be moved after substantial edits of the question?

This question originally asked for samples of old guidance/spacecraft software, which is an interesting question, which I answered with one example. However, at some point during some interaction ...
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Is it frowned upon to accept answers in bulk?

I usually wait a week to accept an answer on any of my questions-- and by that I mean I always forget to go back and accept answers on all of my questions. I just went to like 10-20 of my questions ...
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What's the easiest way to get a link directly to an answer?

I can get the link to a question by hovering the cursor over its title. What's the smart way to get a direct link to one of the answers? The only way I know is to go to the user's page and hunt for ...
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Is there a way to prevent a question from being eligible for Hot Network Questions?

So I found a comment to an old Space.SE question that made an odd claim. The claim seems far-fetched yet strangely compelling. At the time, Organic Marble responded citation needed which made me ...
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Formatting chemical formulae

In this answer I tried to improve the formatting of chemical formulae using the method I learned from Chemistry SE, but it backfired (and yes, that's especially bad in space exploration). Without ...
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What fraction of my questions have accepted answers? How can I find out?

I have a lot of questions here and a great majority have answers, and for a great majority of those an answer has been accepted. Is it possible for someone to figure out what fraction of my questions ...
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Who moved my parent site from Space.SE to another site?

I thought I was the only one able to do this? Someone moved me from Here to Physics.SE where I was suspended preventing me from chatting here and everywhere for a year. This is not right?? Can you as ...
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Please undelete answer, I would like to edit and make it viable

The following answer has good information but it worded very contentiously: https://space.stackexchange.com/a/33567/472 I would like to edit the answer as I feel that it has very relevant information ...
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The Pod Bay used to show tweets, now it doesn't seem to for me, why?

In The Obervatory it looks like this: but in The Pod Bay it's only a url. I think the Pod Bay used to show tweets as tweet-like, just like it shows photos of Matt Damon even when you don't want ...
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What is going on with these Mars questions with female astronauts?

In past about 5 days I have seen almost 6 to 7 Female on Mars questions. Which feels like a lot of repeatation. How do we prevent or deal with these kind of questions?
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How to cross post a question correctly?

In this question one of the comments said the question below should be in Worldbuilding.SE. From what I understand it is a place where writers go to ask questions. Still not sure really but it is not ...
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What is a good reason to have many comments?

When is it ok to have extended comments? I have a question that has many valuable comments and don't want them to disappear into chat. Why are to many comments frowned on again? I would like to ...
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Is this question to access a logo of a space related organization on topic here?

Is the following question on topic here? I find the Zero G logo with the scientist experiencing zero gravity and stars in background deeply inspiring and would like to use for private purposes (e.g....
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Why does this question appear to have faded?

For the last fourteen hours, one question appears (at least on my screen) to have faded in the list of question. The phenomenon is durable against reloading, clearing browser, etc. What does this ...
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I was awarded chat privialages but can't chat?

Why can I not chat after getting chat privileges? Does getting suspended from physic se prevent me from chatting here?
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Why does "last seen" time not agree with time of last edit?

I noticed and edit made about 1 hour ago and left a comment about it, then I checked the user profile and it says last seen 15 hours ago. Does "last seen" not include edits to others' posts? Screen ...
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Duplicate in part? Solved

I had a question that had a part of it that included the duplicate, but it mostly was not a duplicate. Can it be reversed if it was mistaken? I was not voted on hold but moderator put it on hold. I ...
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I have a question on hold, shall I completely rephrase it or ask another one?

I have a question Would NASA be financially self-sufficient if it could keep revenues from patents? which was put on hold because it seems to be opinion based. To me the question is pretty ...
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My question has been marked as a dupe but isn't one

I'm complaining about the "duping" of this one which I posted at Space Exploration, last night: Wouldn't it be better to leave Earth less dramatically? The people who marked it as a dupe are wrong, ...
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May I be forgiven and ask questions for Christmas?

I asked to many low quality questions, got a question block and wander if it is in the power of the moderators here to lift blocks? I will make sure my next question is a good one.
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How long does a question ban last here in my case?

I have posted to many questions that was not high quality. What else can I do to earn to privilege back other than revising my posts? Some of them are as good as I can make them for now.
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Did you mean: satellit altitud

Any ideas where this might be coming from? No, why would you think such a thing you silly goose?
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Is the SXSE review queue (and new reputation indicator) now broken?

With the old header, the review queue flags were active and often overstated what was currently in need of attention for a given user. Since the new header, I've now never seen a notice of things in ...
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More up votes then down votes and still unable to ask new questions?

I understand that down votes equal privilege being suspended. I have a positive on the total up votes and refined questions but still cannot ask new questions. Is there a minimum up vote count per ...
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Do i.stack.imgur.com PNGs and GIFs ever expire?

The GIF at https://i.stack.imgur.com/cdkOW.gif is linked here and here but now doesn't work. If I look at the same file name like this ...
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