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Why was my "rude or abusive" flag on a gibberish answer declined?

I have had a look at your links and you clearly flagged that post correctly. I handled the flag incorrectly - for that I apologize. Worse, I had dismissed some other similar flags to yours - I'm not ...
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How can we reduce the size of a image, while editing?

Use img tags with a custom width attribute. In the example you linked to, I've edited it to do just that. Check the revision history to see what I've done. <img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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Can, and if yes, should posts be bumped?

You should never bump. Community (the Stack Exchange bot) automatically and randomly (fairly) bumps older unanswered questions (questions with zero answers or questions with no answers with a score >1)...
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Why have there been a lot of old questions showing up on the front page on April 2nd?

We got hit by a massive flood of spam posts. The automated spam detector and the moderators are working on removing them, but they still bump up every question to the front page. To see new questions ...
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How can we reduce the size of a image, while editing?

Late Note: This was broken for several months, but is now working again. I Like grg's method, & in fact use it myself quite a lot for quick edits to posts. There is another method, slightly more ...
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Strange email about Ask Different from Stack Overflow

There's two things here: If you look at the transport logs (and not the "from") you can see in fact the email is from Stack Overflow The email itself matches what others receive On both fronts I can ...
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Why are there reputation badges on meta?

Because - believe it or not - you still earn reputation on Meta; it is just not shown and the main site's reputation is shown instead. Each upvote on an answer counts as +10 towards these badges, and ...
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How does (or will) the Jobs tab on the Ask Different site work?

That was my fault. I removed an if check that was very important. It has been reverted.
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Why can’t I make a comment on posts after signing up?

You'll need to earn reputation by having your questions, answers and edits up voted. (Like I just did gratuitously to your question.) You get: +5 when your questions are up voted. +10 when your ...
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Why has my reputation score suddenly gone up?

See https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/11/13/were-rewarding-the-question-askers: We’re changing the reputation earned from getting a question upvote to ten points, making it equal to the reputation ...
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Should answers shaped like this be flagged?

Answers which link elsewhere to answer the question should be flagged, but there's a bit more to it than that. Answers which answer the question through quoting content from an external link or ...
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What is the star I see under the question down arrow?

The star indicates things that are called favourites ("or favorites") in the documentation and interface. The help guide explains how to search within your favorites: https://apple.stackexchange....
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Why can’t I make a comment on posts after signing up?

You seem to be mixing up comments and answers. If you look at the comment everywhere privilege page: Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (but ...
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First suggested edit ban but still unable to suggest edits more than 24 hours later

As you've mentioned in the question, the automated suggested edit bans are just that: automatic. I don't know the specific details of why the system chooses a specific amount of time, but this was ...
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Who starred my chat messages?

This is not possible; not even ♦ moderators can see this. (We can remove stars if a message is no longer important, or somebody is blatantly abusing stars; room owners can also do this.) To see ...
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Community♦ decisions - sometimes remarkably rapid

In the case of closing duplicates, Community acts on behalf of the author of the question. When a question receives a vote to close as duplicate, the author of the question is prompted that it is ...
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Why doesn't formatting work in comments (for me)?

You're doing nothing wrong; comments only support a very specific subset of Markdown formatting and this is by design. Which commands are supported is revealed when you click the 'help' link when ...
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Direct email question from an AskDifferent user

Stack Exchange does not provide your email address to users, either directly or through a redirection. SE can email you on the email address you provided based on inbox nofications which can include ...
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Who are the moderators for Ask Different?

All users can (after they've reached a certain reputation level) participate in moderation activities on Ask Different. This is also reflected in the phrase "Ask Different is moderated by you.&...
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Where is the Windows forum?

https://superuser.com/ is probably the best place to ask Windows question on the SE sites.
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Why was my post deleted?

If you click on the „deleted“ link on top you get https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/roomba which explains the various reasons posts may get deleted automatically. In your case the „score < 0 and ...
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How do I know who downvoted my posts?

No, that is not possible. Not even ♦ moderators can see who (up or down)voted a post. This is by design. If you ever think you're being targeted with multiple downvotes, the system, staff or ...
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Why did I lose one reputation for downvoting an answer?

As documented in https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation: You lose reputation when: your question is voted down: −2 your answer is voted down: −2 you vote down an answer: −1 you place ...
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What happened to the bounty on this question?

The bounty started January 31 and ran the normal time. No answers after the bounty period qualified and the person issuing the bounty didn't award it manually. If a bounty expires (including the 24 ...
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Migration rejection followed by repost on original site closed as duplicate, how do I proceed?

Sorry, the locking was my mistake. I was handling the flag while on the commute back home and didn't realize that the question was both deleted and locked. It's unlocked now.
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Incorrect review 'counter'

The top bar counter isn't specific to your user, whilst the /review page counters are. This means… Reviewing a post in the queue that still requires 1+ other users review too, you won't see the ...
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Why is my question being voted closed as duplicate, when I have made it clear that it's not?

I don't think there's anything you need to do at this point. Your question is still open and two votes away from being closed, and your edit is helpful in pointing out how the potential duplicate does ...
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Take back a flag

Click the flag link on the post you flagged to open the flag dialog. Without selecting any flag type, the blue button used to flag a post is now a Retract Flag button, which you can click to retract ...
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Background colour of remaining flags/close vote count

The colour helps highlight the difference between the flag count and the vote count. It helps distinguish with a quick glance which of the two figures it represents without reading the word beside the ...
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I uploaded an image here and it shows up called "[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/1bG06.png", is that right?

Nothing fancy going on; this is Stack Exchange's 'native' image upload support. We have our 'private' channel on Imgur; that's why there's a stack in the URL. To actually show your image, you have to ...
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