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Any way to read an answer that was deleted?

Yesterday I had 5 answers to this question. Today it's only 4. The missing answer had quite a few upvotes, but also involved a lot of math I was hoping to learn from but didn't have the chance to ...
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No Youtube embedded videos here?

I tried to embed two YouTube videos in my answer, but they don't show. Don't these work here, or did I put in an invalid link?
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x post awaiting review but review queue is empty: Is this a bug? [duplicate]

This is what I see on my screen Is this a bug or am I missing some underlying info?
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Is the profile image of this user appropriate?

Can a moderator give a look at it? I think it is, at least, borderline.
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How can I Ignore/Block a user? [duplicate]

Sorry guys, but why is there no block or user ignore on this website? Two nights in a row now a guy is posting sex fantasies as questions. If that is what you want on worldbuilding I don't care, but ...
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How did a question get 2K views in under 20hrs?

This question shows over 2K views, but it was asked only 20hrs ago: How to control alcohol consumption in my country? I'm not suggesting it isn't a worthy question or anything sinister, but compared ...
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I've completely rewrote one of my deleted questions to lift a curse. What to do?

I'm talking about this: https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/77710/adapting-military-tactics-to-plasma-rifles-ignore-this Who can look it up to judge, whether it's worthy of ...
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-60 rep, user removed. Who?

So, while watching feom the penaltybox, I noticed something strange In my rep. I know what happened, but Can I find the list of deleted users somewhere? Because I want to know, what happened to that ...
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How to get 'On hold' suffix removed

My first question was put 'on hold' due to some errors. Now that I have fixed them, how can I get that suffix removed?
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Is it okay to post here to promote a different Stack Exchange site?

Since this site has so many questions about military topics, I would like to post an invitation here asking people to join a proposed Stack Exchange for military technology and military culture. http:...
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How does Worldbuilding work?

Sorry if this question is a little stupid, but how does this worldbuilding page work? Are people building their own worlds or are you just talking about questions that you find interesting to talk ...
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How do I award a bounty after it was auto-awarded?

I put a bounty on one of my questions over a week ago but had some major life events and wasn't able to get back in time to award it! Half the bounty was auto-awarded to the highest rated answer, but ...
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Why is the edit count always wrong now that I crossed 10k rep?

I recently crossed 10,000 rep. Ever since, there is always something claimed in the editable changes to review. But when I click on that number 3 (or whatever it is on a given day), it takes me to the ...
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How to make men relevant in a world where magic is gender specific to women?

I have a question that might be considered broad. The setting is one where only women can use magic. All females can access it through some training, some being stronger than others. It takes the form ...
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Is it possible to “tag” people to get their attention?

Sorry, I'm new here. I've noticed that on other social media like Tumblr and Instagram, you can type @(name) to get someone's attention. Is it possible to do that here?
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Delete my Worldbuilding account

I would like to delete my WorldBuilding account. The "Delete Profile" button isn't there. What can I do?
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How can i prevent a raging moderator from blocking my questions?

Here is the threads that got blocked because the moderator question, entered "Ragequit mode: On". https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/70656/destroy-tyranny-from-within The Hive returns:...
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Why aren’t my spoiler markup working?

On Recognizable natural numbers for alien message? I used >! at the beginning of a paragraph in 3 places. Only 1 of them works! What's the problem? I went over ...
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I don't know if my question belongs to worldbuilding or writers SE

Exactly as the title says. The question is: "Could creating my own flora/fauna impact the popularity of my work by distancing readers?". As the question adresses both worldbuilding and writing ...
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Where can I ask about blog entries without requiring 3rd-party account?

I have just read The Fractal Now after being directed to it from a featured meta post. Now, I have several questions about that story (eg. What is it about? How can several high-rep WB regulars see ...
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What if I have several questions associated with one topic?

If I have a question based on a specific topic (e.g. a special suit) and I have several questions associated with this topic (e.g. how it works, where it will work, and how effective it is), is it ...
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Let's talk about the reputation limit

"You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day." Wait, what? On several days I've found myself surpassing 200 rep - I get more upvotes than that. Which brings me to these questions: Why is there ...
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Is an alternative use of TeX reason to remove it from a post?

Similar to this question although about a different edit The help page on editing lists these as the most common reasons to edit a post: To fix grammar and spelling mistakes To clarify the ...
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Is there a way to remove this bug related to the hard-science tag?

This question was created with the hard-science tag, but I was asked to change it to science-based. I agreed with the change, and so it was made - But the "This question asks for hard science..." ...
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Average time statistics for posts

I have just been thinking about the time it takes me to write a post on here. I found, that I always take a long time writing, and keep searching for sources even after I started writing. So I just ...
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So Why Didn't I get my Populist Badge?

I've read up on the requirements for this badge, and a recent answer of mine appears to fit the bill How can you possibly stop/kill a person who has the ability to stop time My answer is the top ...
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How can I remove the “hard science” notifice from my question?

I have a question that I had initially tagged hard-science. I then changed my mind (before any answers came in) and changed the tag to science-based. However, there is still the warning box: "This ...
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Strange rep cap behavior: how did I get 201 for the day?

How did I manage to get 201 points for the day just ended? The Rep panel just shows the last upvote with +1 after a long string of blanks since I had already reached the limit of 200. I have noticed ...
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Should I leave a comment before I flag a question? If not, why?

When I'm about to flag a question as, say, "off topic", I usually leave a comment to let the OP clarify the question. Yesterday I commented this question. I asked "How is it related to worldbuilding" ...
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Tag for cubeworld questions

With the recent duplicate question concerning a cubeworld, I realize that there are quite a few on cubes and other shapes with similar questions such as what the gravity would be like. And these ...
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Can only migrate question on main site to Meta

In the process of flagging this question for migration to another site outside the world-building realm, I discovered that I could only flag it for migration to Meta. I understand my reputation may be ...
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Can I view close reasons before the question is closed?

I asked this question this morning. Despite having a relatively active discussion with some good answers, it has received a few close votes. No comment was left regarding the close votes as we ...
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Rep suddenly dropped

My rep has just dropped 40 points so I'm guessing one of my answers with some votes against it was deleted (or possibly a question I had an answer against?) Is there any way of finding out what this ...
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What to do if you accidentally downvote something you did not want to downvote?

User laziness at the best: I was browsing one question here on worldbuilding on my mobile device. As I scroll, I accidentally put my finger on "downvote" arrow, causing vote down on one of provided ...
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Reopen consistent ecology in fantasy world?

The question How to construct a consistent ecology in an rpg fantasy world with monsters was closed because of of-topic, while I agree that the original question was, the most reacent edit should be ...
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Why hasn't the site awarded me the Curious, Inquisitive or Socratic badges?

I complained about this in the chat and to my chagrin, after finding out I DO have a positive question score, that my best hope was to keep trying at it. Considering that was almost 100 questions ago, ...
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@Mentions in comments not working

When responding to someone else's comment it is usual on this site to use @ThePersonsName, but often (about half the time?) this does not work. the tab-to-autocomplete label does not appear when ...
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Why was “Zombies Versus Skeletons: Optimal Strategies?” closed?

I had asked the question titled Zombies Versus Skeletons: Optimal Strategies? a couple weeks ago about what might happen given my two armies with their various powers clashing. It was closed a couple ...
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Blog on mobile devices

I am interested about the Worldbuilding blog and would like to read some of the stuff in it but I cannot find it. The blog link at the bottom of the page takes me to stack overflow blog not Universe ...
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How do I make the Reputation Graph go back further?

Here is the reputation graph on the activity page of one of our moderators which goes all the way back to September, 9 months Here is my reputation graph which only goes back to March, 5 months ...
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What's the difference between 'reality-check' and 'science-based' or even 'hard-science'?

Deciding if something's realistic is strongly related to science, isn't it? What's the essential difference between these tags? When they don't come with each other?
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I only seem to have 32 votes a day

I looked through the highest rating questions/answer earlier yesterday, quite a few gave me a laugh so I was up voting alot, after a bit I hit my limit, thought nothing of it and kept reading for a ...
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How is “low quality” flagged?

How to explain atheism in a world where religious miracles are commonplace and spirits visit earth This appeared in the queue "because of length and content". Why? It wasn't a super-short post by a ...
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Bounty 25 or 50?

My bounty was auto-awarded and one answer shows a (+25) badge. But the bounty was for 50 points. What's going on? Also, how did it choose, since it's not the highest scoring post nor a new post.
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Is this a case of vote fraud?

I noticed that this question: Given present-day Earth as we know it, how could I fake a radio transmission as coming from a distant star? Had a downvote on every answer that seemed to be applied in a ...
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Review history and my reviews are identical only on worldbuilding

When I browse the review history, only my reviews show up, despite the URL ending with /review/close/history, and not ...
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May (and should) we use the site design on our blog?

We have a blog. Its front page looks like this: That area roughly enclosed by a hand-drawn red circle is space that we can fill with a graphic. It actually goes wider than this screen shot; Medium ...
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What “Unprotect” actually does?

Having loads of reputation, I saw a link "Unprotect" below one question which is currently protected. The hover text says: allow answers by anonymous and very new low rep users Well, duh. So far ...
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Suggested edit completely changed during review

I just did a review on a suggested edit. After reviewing, I headed to my profile and opend the review link from there, to see how the review went on. I am puzzeled and confused now, because the edit ...
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How will the privilege requirements change, once phase two of the graduation takes place?

Worldbuilding has graduated! That's is awesome, and resulted in some changes, like voting for our moderators some time ago. However, The site will still receive a full design from one of our ...