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Purging details from question edit history

I had seen the flag requesting the redact, but at the time I could not do it, (no time and only the phone which is fiddly to do it.) Flagging for moderator attention is the best way to ask for this ...
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Moderator again abusing the site for propaganda

I'll preface this by saying I've had my disputes with the moderator in the past (including commenting on the very answer you're complaining about that his reasoning is "ridiculous"). But: ...
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Why is the non-answerness of this content disputed?

Update: The answer has now been deleted by OP. It does not even attempt to answer the question. Yes, it does. Saying "No, it doesn't exist" is a perfectly valid answer. However, this answer ...
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My answer is being censored

That piece I deleted - is not an answer. It has nothing to do with the question the OP asked, and is a rant on your behalf. You are well aware of the site rules, you have been here long enough to know ...
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My answer is being censored

Your post is half a rant, half an answer. A mod had edited out the rant and left in the answer. You edited the rant back in, so an other mod edited the rant out again. This is not to censor you, it is ...
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A little bit confused about the negative perception of my question

Yep, was my last question on travel. Worst community experience so far. First of all, I think it's regrettable that you got this impression. I hope you won't let a single question ruin your ...
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Is it possible to find out why a user continuously down voting my questions and answer?

There is (almost) no way for you to know which user downvoted you, and even less to ask them about it. Downvoting is there for a reason (when you hover over the downvote button on an answer it says "...
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Mile High Club Revisited

It would certainly be about Travel (which is more than can be said for many here!). I take it you would not be seeking users here to arrange the booking, just advise what is available, where. That's ...
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Do 'children' and 'minors' mean the same thing?

In a nutshell, the way I understand it; the children tag is for questions about dealing with children, and issues faced due to children. The minors tag probably has more to do with issues that affect ...
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My flags are being declined. How do I get rid of these low-quality answers?

Thank you for raising this issue. It would seem that your flags are being denied because you should not use flags to mark wrong answers, and/or answers you disagree with. Indeed, the standard ...
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How do I upload an image?

Uploading an image is a straight-forward process that should take 3 - 5 minutes once a scan has been made. Make a scan of your letter that will produce a jpg file. The next step in uploading a scan ...
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What is the "user was removed" +2 achievement?

A user downvoted your post, and you lost 2 rep. The user account was later deleted (for reasons we don't know), so any votes they cast on your posts were reversed, hence the refund of 2 rep. Votes (...
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Why does this thread's title appear faint?

You've chosen to ignore some tags. (right hand side of main page). Any questions that appear with that tag on them get greyed out (if selected when you choose said tags).
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Why was my comment removed?

I deleted your comment and 17 other comments, since the question attracted a lot of comments. On SE, comments are not meant to be for extended discussions. That should happen in the chat. Therefore, I ...
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A little bit confused about the negative perception of my question

I cannot see the question anymore, but I can say that I would likely have downvoted and blocked, too. You did not ask e.g.: "I have got this strange lighter and I have never seen anything like it ...
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Is this down-vote in my answer justified?

Unfortunately we, as moderators and regular users, have no control over users and their votes. People are free to vote however they wish, with a few notable exceptions such as revenge down voting and ...
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Is this down-vote in my answer justified?

As this is about a downvote and comment made by me, I'll provide my point of view. I like Nepal. Last spring I spent a few months trekking from KBC in the east to Hilsa in the west. On two previous ...
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"uk-resident" tag - merge it with "residency" or "uk-citizens" tag?

I would choose to not merge uk-resident with uk-citizens. As rightly pointed out by Gayot Flow: I like the initiative to get very precise tags. 'Residency' is very context dependent. Students ...
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Response behavior when my question is a legitimate duplicate

You don't need to do anything. Duplicate questions serve a very important, though not readily apparent purpose -- they redirect others which have phrased your problem in the same way you did. It's ...
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When should answers be deleted?

I'd say this is a "Flag as not an answer, then convert to comment" one. It's not a good answer, but it does have a little value: it helps confirm that the asker (or in this case, the asker's friend) ...
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Is it possible to find out why a user continuously down voting my questions and answer?

Is it possible to find out why a user continuously down voting my questions and answer? Only what the user in question tells you, whether or not true. And you can't be sure who to ask since, other ...
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What time was a recent question asked?

It seems like you can get the time by hovering with your mouse over 'yesterday'. Time seems to be in UTC.
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Can I accept an answer after some lenghty period of time?

Would it be ok to postpone ticking a single answer for quite some time, perhaps even a month or two? Yes, it's okay. You don't have to accept an answer if you're not sure which one is the most ...
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Was my answer downvoted due to anti-semitism?

First of all, thanks for bringing this up on meta. My answer Where is a celebration-free, little-to-no Christmas skiing destination during the holiday season? received 3 downvotes with no explanation....
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Moderator again abusing the site for propaganda

Proper treatment of this question would be to close it as off topic Safety is on topic. There's even a tag for that. Not only this is factually not true Share your statistics in some answer to that ...
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Moderator again abusing the site for propaganda

I am Bella_Blue, a Community Manager with the Trust & Safety team. While Meta is a place to discuss behaviors, including moderator actions, it is not the place to call moderators or any user out ...
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Attack of the mutant singular tags part XIV

Done as suggested. A synonym weekend -> weekends was also created.
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Is there a way to know ho many of my comments have a score of 5 or more to obtain the Pundit badge?

For such question, there is data.SE. Apparently, someone thought about it too, so there is a query for this badge. I let you run it with your user id and on the right site. I suppose you can search on ...
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Reputation decrease not shown in recent achievements icon

Two posts where you had approved suggested edits have been deleted, so the 2 rep you got for each of them has evaporated (when a post is deleted, the reputation associated with it is also gone). You ...
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