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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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Will/would it be impossible for me to add a third bounty here? Why was 500 my only choice for #2?

I've seen some behavior from the bounty system that I did not expect, though it couldn't be called official unexpected behavior. One example is this question. I've been working on it for about 3 ...
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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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Easiest way to get a list of tags for which I've bee the first user? Algorithmically if possible!

I have created >several tags without sufficient documentation. As far as I know there's no easy way for me to get a list of tags by creator (a mod here may have told me that, I can't remember where or ...
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Is there a way to embed interactive planetary maps in stackexchange?

In the question Any newer information on the Mars-3 landing site since early 2013? I have pasted a screenshot of an interactive Google map of Mars with a landmark indicating the area covered by an ...
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Biology shouldn't be aliased to Life?

We have a Biology tag which is aliased to "Life" However, I am not sure this is appropriate for all the biological experiments done in space (the description of Life aka Biology is closest to ...
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Is there any utility for a 24 hour grace period on bounties on questions with no answers?

Across a few SE sites I've had several bounties expire on questions without any answers having been posted. I've just noticed on this and on this question that the grace periods on the bounties ...
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Would it be good to revise the synonyms/definition for the communications tag?

It might be good for someone more articulate and handy at this than I to look at the communications tag, and think about if it should include the following: Communications between satellites that isn'...
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Would it be reasonable to ask this in SXSE?

I asked the question Who must approve a globally distributed satellite to ground laser communication system? a while ago in aviation statckexchange, and it met some resistance, but ultimately no ...
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What's the purpose of the “Post is related to a rapidly changing event.” label on my question?

My question Could Steve have hurt the ISS? has a type of comment added that I haven't seen before. The text is Post is related to a rapidly changing event. Is ...
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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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Should I accept this answer or wait for some verification?

The person posting this answer appears to be this person, an astrophysicist with a Wikipedia page, an asteroid, and a long-established, personally curated and maintained list of launches. They'd ...
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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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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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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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How can NASA be alerted to their expired security certificates?

Linking to a NASA document as a reference in an answer or a question is at the moment complicated by the fact that they seem to have a bunch of expired security certificates for their websites. I ...
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Merge supply-mission and resupply-mission

The tags supply-mission and resupply-missions are the same thing and they should be synonyms. I don't have the rep to suggest the synonym so hoping some can do it for me.
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Should we have separate tags for the Soyuz launcher and the Soyuz spacecraft?

Right now, the soyuz tag refers specifically to "questions regarding the Soyuz manned spacecraft"; it doesn't include questions about the Soyuz launcher. Should we create separate tags for the Soyuz ...
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Worldbuilding's writing a blog post about TRAPPIST-1. What should we include in it?

From user HDE 226868, : Yes, this meta question is on the right site. Trust me. Worldbuilding Stack Exchange has a blog, and it was suggested that we put together a post about the recent ...
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Why does it not show when the next time I can ask a question?

Normally when I reach my question limit it tells me a date when I can ask again. Now it just says: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. ...
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Bug report: Review queue count discrepancy

See below: the header indicates that there are three posts available for me to review, but when I click on it, everything is zero.
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Should we have an [up-goer-five] tag?

A recent question included the following line: Note that this question was translated into English by my father, who is the one typing it. I'm eight years old and I don't use SE unsupervised. ...
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What is the best tag for a question about working at NASA?

This question asks if NASA has an 'on base' department store the way the Army and Air force do. Unless this question is going to be marked off-topic, it seems we might need some better tags for it. ...
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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 ...
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Why have the XKCD cartoons in The Pod Bay stopped loading?

Monday's cartoon appeared only as a link, instead of loading as a graphic the way it usually does. Today's cartoon link is broken, it loads a 404 message. We need our XKCD. The cartoons are starred ...
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Why am I being down voted without a solid answer?

I am getting down voted for a question that I believe is a good one, but because it has physics involved the commenters and down votes want to close it as well? Is this question not answerable 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 can a person find help in developing a nuclear drive for space travel? [closed]

Sometimes my most complex thoughts are when I sleep. Just before I wake like an Epiphany recently. I thought of type of drive that can split one atom at a time behind a shield using an atom injector. ...
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Can someone explain to Chris, why not to change answers

the two answers here https://space.stackexchange.com/a/17138/3289 are.... A - all points on earth see GPS equally B - the poles do not see GPS equally I am in camp A, and my pal Chris is camp B. ...
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One person has all the power?

How is it on other Stack Exchanges it takes multiple votes to close a question, but on Space Exploration one person has the power to close a question even if it is not requested by others?
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Is this apparently recurring problem with links just a coincidence? Anyone else seen it?

This proposed edit to repair a few spaces in front of a link (shown there as "http://%20%20http//library.sciencemadness.org/library/books/ignition.pdf" is the third time in the last week I've seen ...
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Does this forum support hobby rockets

I mean, there is a difference between a Saturn V, which is impressivly tall, and a small 18 inch hobby rocket. Does this forum accept questions about hobby rockets or only actual space exploration.
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Planetary and Lunar Landing: Documents & other References

I suppose it is appropriate to put this category of questions on meta. This is too broad but I am looking for resources and references for Lunar/Planetary landers/landing. Looked up NTRS using a ...
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Winter Bash 2016: Do we want hats?

It's that time of year again! The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means even though we typically hate it, it’s time to have some fun...with hats! That’s right - it’s time for Winter Bash ...
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Requesting to undelete my answer to equatorial rocket launch

I got my answer deleted for the question, Is there any advantage in launching spacecraft from a high latitude, or why was Plesetsk built so far north? I spent quite some time researching this ...
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Too Broad in Space Exploration?

Is this exchange for only technical questions? Or is there a place for higher level curiosity questions? According to http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/43283/space-exploration the questions ...
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Pod Bay bug, or SE chat feature by design?

I don't think the pod bay has a "meta" so I'll try to ask here? I dropped this link into the pod bay, hoping to see the link in blue font. Instead I got a vanity picture of Matt Damon and a summary ...
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I had my question marked as duplicate by people who don't know the technology. How do I dispute?

My question about use of ramjets for second stage of rocket launch was tagged as duplicate by several users, and subsequently marked as duplicate. I found no way to dispute that (I edited the post, ...
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Does Space Exploration beta enforce a question ban?

I have been looking around the site for several days now, and no where I have I seen any mention of a question asking ban. By saying question asking ban, I mean the ban enforced when a user repeatedly ...
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Should we edit a date into questions that are moving targets?

For example, this question is very time-bound: What landings beyond Mars and the Moon are scheduled? (asked 15 June 2016) In a few years parts of the answer will be obsolete, and new missions will ...
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Software tools for space exploration available online

There are a lot of calculators, simulators, plotters, visualizers, and libraries of bits of code and models and such online. Many of us are aware of a bunch of them, and they are great learning tools ...
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Are we downvoting enough?

Stack Exchange has a built in system that blocks a user from asking more questions if their others have been low quality. From this Help Center page: Stack Exchange has automatic filters in place ...
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I most strongly object!

I had a comment deleted and than had an answer converted to a comment on this question, Why does DSCOVR's camera EPIC see at least 13 sunrises and sunsets per day? NASA occasionally posts woo ...
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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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Is passing Beta in the near future? [duplicate]

I was looking at the Area51 stats and everything is in the 'OK' or 'Excellent' category. The biggest hurdle is/was questions per day. Currently it is at 6.4 per day, with 10 per day the goal. Does ...
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The cFS question was closed and deleted too early

This question, What are the uses of the NASA core Flight System (cFS)?, while perhaps too broad and perhaps not well written, was in my opinion closed far too early. Flight software is a huge ...
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Can we get a picture for the Space Exploration StackExchange site?

I think it would be pretty nice if we had a picture, instead of the generic SX speech bubble. I was thinking that we could have something simple, like just a rocketship, or we could go with a deep ...
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What is the difference between [crewed-spaceflight] and [crewed-missions]?

I noticed that we have two tags that appear to be very closely related: crewed-spaceflight (171 questions) and crewed-missions (23 questions). The question overlap between them is minimal; only four ...
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Should we be more aggressive in handling conspiracy theory answers to unrelated questions?

Every so often, we get some crank coming by and polluting reasonable questions with often unrelated conspiracy theories, usually about moon hoaxes and what-not. When I see these, I generally flag as ...
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What to do when I feel the status-bydesign tag was added too soon or is not really justified?

In this question I describe a situation where I'm looking for a tag that begins with the word ion - as in a charged atom. In this case I expected there to be a tag like ...

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