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." on the review homepage.
The Help Center lists the moderation privileges you can get; in particular, closing a question (other than your own) is reached at 3,...
This restriction has a few exceptions: it doesn't apply
on Meta sites
when both questions are asked by the same user
for ♦ moderators
Therefore, using a custom moderator flag is a good option. Please specify clearly why you're using a moderator flag instead of a regular vote to close; standard flags are always preferred and you risk getting a ...
Since you didn’t link to your question in the body, I’ll assume you want general advice. The people that have been here for a long time have assembled our collective wisdom in the help section on asking.
Have you read the parts about promoting, editing and asking? I’d be happy to look at your question and see if ...
In general comments are considered to be temporary information which can (and sometimes will) get deleted once the objective/purposed of it is reached.
The purpose of comments as such is documented in the Help Center:
You should submit a comment if you want to:
Request clarification from the author;
Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in ...
Thanks for reaching out on Meta to have this clarified. I see two main topics here, first the reposting of a "on hold" question, second the "on hold" of the first question itself.
Regarding the reposting:
You posted Battery charge status decreases while plugged in charging initially which got put on hold for being a duplicate of an older ...
Reviews are not changeable - if you mess up, you can always fess up. Moderators do it all the time - we chat or fix as needed when we mis click, mis read or just mistakenly think. Better to go back and fix it in my experience.
Good thinking taking action to hunt it down and flag or otherwise get the result you wish you had chosen initially.
Anyone who has earned the ability to vote is on their way to site moderation and as you gain more reputation you can case close votes.
Here is the list of people that can cast close votes:
I have looked into this for you and it seems this is the result of someone reversing their upvote. See image below:
So, because this was an unupvote as opposed to an actual downvote, it doesn't appear as a downvote on your answer.
Seems to be a case of a user having changed their mind for some reason some time after having originally upvoted your answer.
If you've already raised a non-custom flag, click ‘flag’ again and in the dialog that opens choose ‘Retract Flag’ from the ‘Flag Question’/‘Flag Answer’ button in the bottom right (the text changes to ‘Retract Flag’ and is enabled without a flag option selected).
The newsletter is nowadays called 'Community digest', but AFAIK there's no archive, since the content depends on the recipient and the moment of sending:
This doesn't exist, mainly because every newsletter is different:
Monday's Stack Overflow newsletter is different from Tuesday's newsletter, because the "top new questions this week" and the &...
Bounty is designed to attract attention. You can choose to award it to anyone else or let the system award it if the criteria are met for half awarding.
You always can and should self answer, bounty or not. Thanks so much for asking a great question and then promoting it.