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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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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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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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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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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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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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My question was falsely removed as rude and abusive

Several Things You Can Do! You should be asking questions about worldbuilding. Apart from its other issues, the question you asked is really a very bad plot question. You're asking about the actions ...
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Is an alternative use of TeX reason to remove it from a post?

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 ...
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Let's talk about the reputation limit

Why there's a limit has been answered on What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap?, Revisiting the rep cap (yes, again) and the questions linked therein. There are a number of reasons: It ...
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How did a question get 2K views in under 20hrs?

The question is currently in the Hot Network Questions list (HNQ). Each question asked on Stack Exchange has a set of "arbitrary hotness points" at any given time that depends on the number of votes ...
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How can I Ignore/Block a user?

With the exception of chat, Stack Exchange doesn't support the ability to block users. This is the relevant meta.stackexchange discussion. This is a meta.stackexchange discussion about using a ...
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Should we include socio-economic "worldbuilding"?

Socio-economic WorldBuilding is not easy, but certainly on-topic From What topics can I ask about here? (emphasis mine): Effects of events or world elements, including biology, technology and magic, ...
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Who did I just ping?

The one who posted most recently. See also: How do comment @replies work?: Matching is performed in reverse chronological order, so if five people named John are participating, @john will match the ...
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What are the criteria for comment deletion?

Comments are second-class citizens, so they may be deleted without any explanation and any reason and no-one will care. They usually are not, but they may. That said, reasons to delete comments ...
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