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How can i prevent a raging moderator from blocking my questions?

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 ...
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So I'm a moderator now?

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 ...
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Can we flag users as deceased, and does it matter to the site?

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 ...
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How can i prevent a raging moderator from blocking my questions?

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, ...
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Why does the reputation system exist?

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 ...
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Why Do I LOSE Points Every Time I Make a Bounty?

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 ...
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I'm Given Bronze. I Demand Gold Gold Gold!

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-...
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Hacking concerns

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 ...
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So I'm a moderator now?

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 ...
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Is it ok to set up a bounty for a question, where I already know which answer I want to accept?

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 ...
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Why were *two* mods required to close this question?

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 ...
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Can you ask questions anonymously?

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 ...
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Is this a case of vote fraud?

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 ...
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Who did I just ping?

Me............................
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Can a popular question be kicked off the hot network question list?

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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Is there a way to get my other account back?

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 ...
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How to lock my question and/or answers?

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 ...
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Mass simultaneous downvotes: What is the cause?

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 ...
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What is this site (Worldbuilding Meta Stack Exchange) for?

As VLAZ says worldbuilding meta isn't for asking worldbuilding questions it's for asking questions about the worldbuilding site. Other websites may not make a distinction between, meta discussion, ...
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Reputation required for posting answer?

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 ...
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Is there a way to contact specific user?

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 ...
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Can't have the "Vox Populi" badge

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 ...
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Unexplained loss of reputation points

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 ...
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Why do I have so few votes?

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 ...
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Can you vote to protect / flag a question for protection?

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 ...
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SO sorry, i did not know this spot was reserved

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, ...
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"Serial voting reversed" - meaning and response?

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 -- ...
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I think I got a badge by mistake

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 ...
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Is it possible to make an edit and put it in the review queue (after gaining the auto-approve privilege)?

The only option is to log out, or open a private browsing window (or even another browser) so that you're browsing Stack Exchange as an anonymous user. Anonymous users can suggest edits too; however, ...
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How should I select which answer to accept?

James said simply pick the best answer. Which is true in a way, but doesn't really help in deciding which answer is "best". Note that the help center article on what accepting an answer means states (...
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