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

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 ...
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May I be forgiven and ask questions for Christmas?

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 ...
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Are there ways to make posts with images better for low connect speed users? Does the spoiler feature help?

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....
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I was awarded chat privialages but can't chat?

Yes, your suspension on Physics included a network-wide suspension from chat for 270 days.
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Why was this answer deleted?

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 ...
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Is there an explicit principle that edits shall not invalidate existing answers?

Yes, from How do I use the Suggested edits queue?: Common reasons to Reject [...] changes a post to say the opposite, or something very different from what the original post read.
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How to search for posts that contain "Falcon" but are not about a SpaceX rocket?

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 ...
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Is there a way to give someone the edit privilege before they reach 1000 rep?

No. But approved edits give 2 points per edit, so approving their edits will work. There is an exception, to have them elected as moderator, but...
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More up votes then down votes and still unable to ask new questions?

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. ...
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How to cross post a question correctly?

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 ...
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What's the easiest way to get a link directly to an answer?

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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"manufacturing" as a synonym for tag "manufacture"

I merged manufacture into manufacturing and created a synonym.
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Would my question "Can this have been a rocket" be on topic here

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 ...
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Why I can't award bounty points?

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 ...
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I have 6 out of 5 days toward the Curious badge, but it has not yet been awarded. Why is that?

The full explanation of the Curious badge is as follows: Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record While you meet the former, you do not meet the ...
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Any way to award a second +100 bounty to a second answer to the same question?

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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Who has the ability to delete other people's comments

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 ...
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Do i.stack.imgur.com PNGs and GIFs ever expire?

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 ...
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I have a question on hold, shall I completely rephrase it or ask another one?

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 ...
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Is this question to access a logo of a space related organization on topic here?

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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Formatting chemical formulae

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. ...
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Is there a way to prevent a question from being eligible for Hot Network Questions?

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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Is it frowned upon to accept answers in bulk?

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 ...
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Can/should answers be moved after substantial edits of the question?

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 ...
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How do these 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices work on moderator elections?

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 ...
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How does the "posts with unsourced content may be edited or deleted" annotation get added?

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 ...
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How can I find something I wrote years ago in The Pod Bay?

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=...
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Is there a way to search for all questions by a user who deleted their account?

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: ...
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Missing 'Rollback' button

Rollback doesn't show on the top edit intentionally. That button selects the edit that you want to rollback to.
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