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Let me just state that TildalWave was an excellent moderator, one of if not the best that I've had the privilege to work along side on any site on Stack Exchange. I hope he is able to continue to help this community grow without the weight of a moderator. Thanks for all of your hard work!


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Sorry Muze, but blocking is something that is done automatically by the system. Moderators have no control over it. All they can do is explain how it works and offer guidance as to how to restore your privileges. Just work away at doing the little things that will give you full access again, and try to think of it as a learning process.


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1. First, to address the specific thing asked: Does putting an image inside a spoiler tag help? No. The image is loaded anyway, and just hidden with CSS. That is what the inspector tells me. To definitely verify this I did a test over a low bandwidth connection and monitored the data usage: Images inside spoiler tags are definitely loaded. (about ...


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Yes, your suspension on Physics included a network-wide suspension from chat for 270 days.


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Muze, actually, the reason you can't ask questions is not because you lack the privilege, but because you have been automatically blocked by the system for asking too many low quality questions. Please read this post for more information and how to possibly lift the auto ban.


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All posts (questions and answers) have a "share" link beneath them, in the same area where the "edit" link is. This brings up a pop-up with a short URL that links directly to the question or answer.


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Usually we ask users not to so drastically change the scope of the question after there are answers with upvotes. It is too late to reverse what has happened, however. Now, unfortunately we are stuck with a situation where there is no mechanism to move your answer to the other question and maintain the votes on it. My suggestion is to add a note to the top ...


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PearsonArtPhoto's answer, while not wrong, isn't entirely accurate. It is absolutely true that diamond-wielding moderators and Stack Exchange employees can delete any comment at any time. Moderators and employees can delete specific comments, all comments, or delete all comments but undelete specific comments (thus making it appear like all comments but a ...


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Subsequent bounties have to go up in value. It seems people were taking advantage of the system. See https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/64826/155668 for the details.


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The purpose of closing a question is to encourage the poster to improve the question by editing it. Asking another one is not the idea. Take cues from the comments left, and from the reason for closing. If that isn't enough, ask for clarification in the comments under your question. The answers to your question, in this case, also explain why one can only ...


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That question is not on topic - you are asking for reuse of a trademarked logo. For something like that you must ask the logo owner


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I guess I was fairly called out there. Regarding the specific question in place (which had a good reception from the community), It does ask a rather technical question, but it provided no context to the question. Why would spacecraft a design refrain from using computers? As an engineer in modern times there are quite a few specific situations in which an ...


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Here we do not have the notation plugin that Chemistry has, but you can use the normal MathJax notation which should be sufficient for most things you may need to write out as formulae on Space.SE. Because there is overhead at server end, sites don't generally get more complex plugins unless absolutely needed, and Space doesn't have a burning need for ...


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Moderators have the ability to do so, but so far as I know, a normal user can't request that of a question. If you feel it is getting poor attention, flag it after you ask it and we can make it so.


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I've done something similar a few times and wondered similar things each time. I haven't seen any complaints. Since there are both [active] and [newest] listings available, it's easy for people to ignore a block of accepted answers. Over the centuries SE has evolved to be pretty robust. A similar thing happens when there is a manual tag-adjustment on a ...


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According to Jeff Atwood, Stack Exchange entered a 1 year agreement with imgur for dedicated image hosting: We engaged in a 1 year agreement to formally support imgur, which also involved us getting a dedicated server on premises with them a custom domain name While I cannot speak to the specifics of the Stack Exchange/Imgur agreement, the ...


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My guess is that for some reason it things you are trying to use a non-english language, using something about how your OS and/or browser is configured. Still, this is strange... It did not happen to me, but it did happen to at least two users that really doesn't make sense. I'm going to tag it as a bug.


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No, but you can bypass it by using \$ instead of $ alone where the dollar signs are needed. Same goes for normal posts (questions and answers). If you can't edit your comment any more, then flag the post you've left it under (you can't flag your own posts) for moderator's attention, explain what needs to be done and someone will make sure it's sorted out for ...


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Did it the hard way, with Fn, Alt Print Screen (which is shared with my End button, thus the need for the Fn button. Alt modifies the screen grab to only the current active window instead of the entire desktop). Opened mspaint.exe, Ctrl-V to paste. Then the crop tool to select my segment, Ctrl-C to copy. Ctrl-N for a new image, Ctrl-V to paste, Ctrl-S to ...


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I'm retagging this since the main issue is tracked over on MSE. The gist of the problem here is that to properly fix this, we need to change how meta URLs work. We do have a plan, but it's not a trivial change and we're having trouble finding the time while juggling all the other stuff. HTTP-everywhere-on-the-network is not abandoned, it just keeps losing ...


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Feel free to use this answer as a sandbox, I've set it to CW, so anyone can edit it.


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Only those of us who have diamonds can do that. There are 3 of us, who are moderators appointed by SE staff for a site in beta. Oh, and SE employees of course can do the same thing, but they are usually busy doing other good stuff. When the site is promoted, then the moderators will be elected. In the case of that exchange, someone flagged one of the ...


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Done. Don't forget you can use flags for this.


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This is a feature we're working on when there are typos or misspellings that produce zero results. Obviously we're still testing this and tweaking as we go: Testing Search Feature - 'Did you mean'


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Per the FAQ: If you're unable to improve your existing questions, you'll get the chance to ask a new one 6 months after your last question. If that question is positively received, you may be able to continue asking questions; if not, then the ban will be reinstated. Aside from that, I can only promise you I'll take a look at your improved questions and ...


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Part of the design philosophy of Stack Exchange is that the site is different than a forum, in that you don't have to scroll through long conversations between users to get to critical information, you can find it right in the answers to questions. This is the key reason that Stack Exchange has a particular focus on avoiding long comment threads. They do ...


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You can use the advanced search features of the normal site - no need for fancy database queries. It's not so easy to find, but there is a little "Advanced Search Tips" whenever you search and some of these features are relevant for you. First you go to your profile on the main site. That's here. As you can see the searchbar is already filled with your ...


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Tag badges exist only for those tags with at least 100 questions about the subject. As of this very second, that tag has 97 questions. So go ask 3 more questions and the badge will be yours!


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You can't prevent your question from getting migrated. The best way would be to simply make sure the question is reasonable from the start, and defend if someone things it should be migrated.


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