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…And then there was silence… (to our esteemed CMs)

TildalWave has quit his moderator's position. Our esteemed CMs were quick to clean up the details of his resignation and chat transcripts, but are obviously playing the Cunctator when it comes to ...
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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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Does a sandbox page exist?

I am eager to try some some types of formatting, like in-line code, image customization, HTML support and a lot of other things to improve my posts. Does Stack Exchange have a sandbox page where I can ...
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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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HTTPS forbidden on meta?

I often use a system that wants to block selective statements that I send out. Not sure why, but it's a work system, go figure... I've found that going to the site in HTTPS will prevent such filtering ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Activate Language Sensitive Highlighting for code/script blocks?

2021 (almost) update: Is it time to reconsider Language Sensitive Highlighting? Python has been established as a welcomed language and several java or javascript questions have been allowed and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Is there a way to disable mathjax in a comment

I recently tried posting a comment of: ...
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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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What do “days represented” mean

Under this link, 4th line from the bottom, I found an item called "days represented". Could someone let me know what it means? I was trying to find it in the help without any luck.
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Are there ways to make posts with images better for low connect speed users? Does the spoiler feature help?

I have a comment/suggestion below this question which contains two animated GIF images that are 1.2 and 1.6 MB in size. please put animated and heavyweight images under a spoiler or something... ...
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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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Any way to award a second +100 bounty to a second answer to the same question?

I've awarded a +100 bounty to this answer. but there is a second answer that uses a different approach to the derivation that I find equally helpful, and I would ...
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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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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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How to show this particular tweeted (GIF?) in a question? - trouble downloading

This is a cool video/GIF/moving image of a satellite transiting the moon as seen from the Royal observatory. I don't understand exactly what I'm looking at from a web point of view - if I try to ...
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Confusion in creating a tag

I recently attempted to create a new tag and a corresponding description for it. Not every step was clear to me and, whilst I think I simply did it wrong, I'd like to check the process before I ...
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How do the “Upcoming events” links work?

On the Beta page, when I click on any of the links about upcoming events, I only come to a chat page where there's no mention of those events. Is there any information about the events available and ...
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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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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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Who has the ability to delete other people's comments

There was a bit of a thread of comments on an answer I had posted to a question (here for reference). There was a bit of a rude exchange in the comments but it had come to an end (I think). Some of ...
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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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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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Comments cleanup please!

The following question had the OP pollute all the answers with irrelevant comments, which grew into quite a mess with replies: What are the most serious injuries that astronauts have suffered while ...
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Do all tags have associated tag badges?

I tried to look at my progress towards a space-shuttle tag badge but there does not seem to be one for that. Are they manually created? Or am I missing something?
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When I reject a suggested edit from a new user for “harm” and leave an explanation, does the user see the explanation?

When I reject a suggested edit from a new user veteran SE user (and moderator on other sites) for "harm" and leave an explanation, does the user see the explanation? See this comment on this question....
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Rescaling a picture when editing a post

Is there any simple way of changing the dimensions of a picture when adding it to a post? (Other than downloading and change it in an editor.) Sometimes the default size of the image I find is not ...
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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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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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How do I grab screenshots from a YouTube?

I want to post a screen shot from a YouTube, in my question but short of Print Screen to an editor, I do not know how to do a screen grab from YouTube. Any well known, simple ways? I know how 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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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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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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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 prevents me from seeing this close vote in review?

I understand that the review queues sometimes generate numbers of items to be reviewed up in the "dashboard area" that are false. This case is the opposite, a question with a close vote, but I don't ...
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How does the bounty auto-award work?

This just happened here. What are the precise rules with which the auto-awarding algorithm operates?
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How to use a link to a location on a page which seems to include spaces?

In this question I want to link to the "Loading Auxiliary Files" subsection of this JPL document. If I click it there - within the table of contents, it jumps to the correct location. However, the ...