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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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You can exclude certain terms with the - operator, as described in the Help Center. In this case, since the keywords you want to exclude, you have to make them exact matches with ". Searching for "falcon" -falcon-9 -"falcon-heavy" gives 133 results; it looks like it returns both posts using the word 'Falcon' on its own, and also 'falcon-1'. (I say looks ...


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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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TL;DR Are there any benefits for voting for any less than all three choices (1st, 2nd and 3rd)? No. Does the voting robot let us get away with checking any less than all three? Yes. The simplest way to understand it is it's more or less working like ranked choice voting. Let's say we have 100 voters and candidates A, B and C. Our threshold for winning ...


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I merged manufacture into manufacturing and created a synonym.


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There is an identify-this-object tag for just this sort of thing and it's quite active and well-written questions are generally well-received. Your question should contain basic information about the photo including at least the approximate location, time and date and any other details you have. I see that you do have estimated time and location so this ...


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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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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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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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This is a so-called post notice. They can only be added (and removed) by ♦ moderators. Space Exploration only has the three 'standard' answer notices, as can be seen in the Data Explorer. I'm a moderator on three other sites in the network and regularly apply answer notices when I see a low quality answer (often after it has been flagged as Very Low Quality) ...


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Chat has limited search functionality, but it is possible to search for text written by user X in room Y. Here is an example: https://chat.stackexchange.com/search?q=space&user=131397&room=9682 but you can tweak the exact search text in the form at the top of the page.


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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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