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!
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.
First, to address the specific thing asked:
Does putting an image inside a spoiler tag help?
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.
You were using the answer space to continue the opinion piece that you started in the question. That's not what this site is for. The question was correctly closed as being too opinion based. It cannot be answered within the constraints of this site until the issues brought up in the comments are addressed. I was responding to a flag on the answer that ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Did you wait 24 hours after starting the bounty before trying to award it? There's a waiting period before you can give it out.
From the FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange:
How do I award a bounty?
A bounty can be awarded 24 hours after the bounty was started.
There's a site setting that staff can disable called "allow anonymous edit suggestions" - it's enabled on all sites by default. So a logged-out user can make edit suggestions (that will go through the suggested edit review queue).
So, the answer to your question is... kinda. You, as a logged in user, can not make edits anonymously. If you log out, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Are there any benefits for voting for any less than all three choices (1st, 2nd and 3rd)?
Does the voting robot let us get away with checking any less than all three?
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 ...
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) ...
Chat has limited search functionality, but it is possible to search for text written by user X in room Y. Here is an example:
but you can tweak the exact search text in the form at the top of the page.
If you know the user's ID, you can use the following Stack Exchange Data Explorer query to get a list of all their posts:
SELECT Id As [Post Link] FROM Posts WHERE OwnerDisplayName = 'user#'
You just have to replace # with the user ID.
The accepted checkmark is meant to indicate which answer was most helpful to you in understanding the issue, so the best thing you can do for those that you haven't accepted an answer on is look and see if one of the answers addressed your question.
If multiple did, which one was most helpful? If one wasn't more helpful than the others, you don't have to ...
My opinion: law and regulatory should be made synonyms. What's the difference?
But international-politics is a very different matter because now we're having to deal with treaties. Except when we're not. It is a bit murky. For example, the US Congress has banned NASA from having any dealings with China. That's the law.
On the other hand, there's the ...