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Your comments and behavior pretty clearly indicate you do not understand how this site functions. That is not a dig or insult merely the reality, and we were all in your shoes and one point, and can agree that the learning process can be frustrating. First thing: Moderators are denoted by a little diamond next to their name. As mentioned in the ...


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I'm going to call shenanigans. If you compare the flair from a moderator on another beta site: with your's from the screenshot you posted the diamond looks to be further away from the name than usual. Plus there is other information and links that are available to a moderator on their profile which aren't visible on your screenshot either. I'm not going ...


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As you might have imagined, this has been discussed before, on Meta Stack Exchange. I think I agree with the collective conclusions of that discussion, namely: It's quite hard to verify that a person has actually died. Even if the death can be verified, it's not always clear what the person would want done regarding their posts and account. If a person's ...


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The reputation system exists for two reasons. To encourage and discourage certain behaviors and to give more experienced users increasing privileges and responsibility. The easiest ways to gain the arbitrary internet points that are stack exchange reputation is to receive upvotes on questions and answers. You do this by creating a question or answer that ...


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As someone who participated in closing, and actually started the process of closing at least two of your questions, I feel I should answer. Existing answer is comprehensive, and good, but you know, you accused me and "my friends". First thing first, I'm no personal friend of any one else that participated in closing your questions. Or, if I am, I have no ...


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Have you looked in the help menu? This page discusses what a bounty is. When you write a question, but for whatever reason aren't satisfied with the answers you get, you can start a bounty. The bounty is a reward you give using your own reputation to the user that answers your question. Users are enticed to answer the question because if they do, they ...


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Mortarboard is a bronze badge that is supposed to be reasonably easy to get if you put in the effort. Earning 200 reputation in a day once is not terribly difficult, and even easier with our upvote-happy community. Having a single good answer on a question that happens to hit the Network Hot Questions list is often sufficient (and a good way) to hit the ...


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If you find your available content published here without attribution, flag the post for moderator attention, explaining the situation (click on FLAG at the bottom of the post, then select the last item in the pop up list you see) Plagiarism is not tolerated here. If you instead find content from your personal laptop shared here, please check who has access ...


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There's no way for you to get the diamond without someone with developer access doing the following: Giving it to you through developer tools Manually executing a query that essentially does what the tool would Whenever someone is promoted to moderator by appointment or election, an entry is made in a user history table indicating that your access changed, ...


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Yes, this is one of the intended usecases for bounties If you click on the "start a bounty" button you will first be asked for the amount of reputation - something between 50 and 500. In case you want to award multiple answers on the same question with an additional bounty you have to be aware that you can only offer bounties that are higher than prior ...


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Yes, you can. Method 1: Ask anonymously from the start The simplest method is, essentially: Log out of all sites. Navigate to the site you want. Ask your question. You'll get a temporary account based on browser cookies. If you log out, you'll lose access. There are, of course, downsides: When you log out, you won't be able to edit the question or comment ...


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L.Dutch wasn't yet a moderator when they voted to close that question (on July 9th); they were only elected on July 17th, over one week later. Prior to that, they had normal 20k+ privileges, but not a binding close/reopen vote. As an aside, the ability for a moderator to be able to cast a non-binding vote has been a long-standing feature request, but it ...


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It might (or might not) be less-than-honest voting, but that wouldn't qualify as vote fraud even if it all came from the same voter. When Stack Exchange talks about vote fraud they mean targeting specific users -- getting your friends to vote for all your posts (or using sockpuppets to do so), targeting people you don't like with downvotes, and similar ...


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Closed questions are excluded from the hot network questions list. This means that, yes, if a hot question gets put on hold, it will be removed from the list.


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You can ask Stack Exchange to merge your two accounts. They will confirm that you own the other account, probably by sending email or maybe by asking you to provide information that only the account owner would know. You should also register this account so that you will not be dependent on a browser cookie for access. You are not suspended. You ...


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Locking can only be done by a moderator, or by the system under certain circumstances. It's not something you can do yourself. A locked post cannot be commented on, voted on, favorited, edited, or answered (if it's a question); basically it shuts down all activity on the post, so this is not something to be done lightly, and in particular not just because ...


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I've done some digging with the mod tools, and I'm ~110% sure that you were a victim of serial downvoting. I've taken action in reponse. Now, I can't manually reverse the votes, but the system should invalidate them within 24 hours - probably less, given that's already been about 20 already, and the relevant automatic scripts run regularly. It's certainly ...


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The operative phrase is "10 reputation on this site". For the purposes of posting answers to a protected question, the association bonus (unfortunately, perhaps) doesn't count. Since I'm the one who protected that question, perhaps a little bit of explanation is in order. For whatever reason, that question was attracting low-quality answers, drawing flags; ...


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The daily vote limit is a little arcane. From this post on Meta.SE: The exact number of votes available depends on your voting behavior for the day. Concretely, there are three upper limits to respect at the same time to be able to vote. 40 post votes per day per user. 30 answer votes per day per user. 5 post votes after you got your first ...


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All reputation changes from deleted posts are reversed. This works as designed. You willingly removed the posts and reversed the reputation you gained from that answer. Every upvote on an answer of yours gives you +10 reputation. Every downvote on an answer of yours gives you -2 reputation. Therefore you had +30/-2 reputation netting +28 reputation. ...


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Looking at your profile shows that you have voted 34 times today as of writing this. You can see this in the lower right hand corner on the desktop version. The thing about votes is that you don't necessarily always have 40 votes. To cite for example Daily vote limit reached on 37 votes: There is a limit of 30 all-purpose votes per day and 10 question-only ...


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Flag in need of moderator intervention Next to the close button, you can vote to flag for moderator attention, then as the note write: this is getting crappy comments and should be protected Find a 15k user in chat Go to our chat room and see if you can find a 15k user to protect it.


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Since you're throwing accusations of bullying, let's have a look at this alleged bullying. Our help center explains how to answer: Answer the question Read the question carefully. What, specifically, is the question asking for? Make sure your answer provides that – or a viable alternative. I pointed out that a part of your answer was addressing a question ...


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Is there a way to contact specific user? Generally speaking, no. Stack Exchange is not a social network, and does not aim to be. Hence, unless a user discloses contact information, there is no easy way to contact a specific user either inside or outside of the SE network. Is there some means of continuing such discussion somewhere else than in comments ...


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Serial voting is explained briefly in the Help Center. It can happen with upvotes or downvotes cast in rapid succession on posts from the same user. Sometimes this happens for benign reasons -- somebody sees a great post from you, looks to see what else you've posted by walking through your profile, and votes on several. Sometimes it happens for, err, ...


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Indeed, the rules are being changed; you're getting one Steward badge for every 1,000 reviews in a queue. See this comment by Stack Exchange staff member @animuson: There's supposedly an announcement about review updates coming out today, if it hasn't been published somewhere yet. Seems the code is getting ahead of itself. However, there seems to be a bug, ...


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To me this feels a little too far in the plot/character direction rather than worldbuilding. However, it might be possible to turn it around so it's a worldbuilding question. Instead of asking about how the journalist would research something, could you ask how schools of a certain type (which you'd describe in the question) would protect sensitive ...


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For the very most part, community elected moderators retain their position until they choose to resign. Moderators can also be removed by Stack Exchange company officials in the event of serious infractions, violations of the terms of service, etc. This happens, but very rarely. Pro tempore ("pro tem") moderators are appointed by Stack Exchange company ...


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respect the CSS and site design Some people overlook provided features for markup (headers) or don’t trigger the recognition of numbered lists and bullets properly, etc. Don’t make up your own formatting by hacking the other format details: this is fragile in the face of CSS/design changes, has not been checked on various browsers, and doesn’t provide the ...


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