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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 earned from an upvote to an answer. We’re recalculating reputation for every Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange individual based on this change. Every ...


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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 who starred a chat message you will need to have developer-level access to the Stack Exchange chat database. Here is an explanation by a former Stack Exchange ...


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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 suspected their question is a duplicate. The author then has the ability to agree with the duplicate and have their question marked as such, or to disagree and ...


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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 posting a comment: There's also a nice list of shorthand links you can exclusively use in comments (they won't work in posts).


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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 comments from users, but free-form emails are not made possible by SE. This has happened to many of us on SE including me. See prior discussion on Meta.SE: ...


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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 ...


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This is by design, but I don’t know if this list is still current on the code. https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/93989/165931 Why can't I greet you? The sentiment that chit chat does not belong in any post is deeply embedded in the community since the value of a post is highest and most durable when the question is succinct and crystal clear. Answers ...


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Yes, this badge and its gold version Lifeboat are new badges, announced in today's blog post Adios to Unfriendly Badges: Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat. As stated in the blog, We’re retroactively awarding these badges so if you’ve rescued any questions in the past, that achievement will be recognized within about 24 hours. Again, this is for all sites on ...


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Your post has received 2 upvotes and 1 downvote, for a total of 1 displayed beside the post. You receive +10 reputation for each upvote and -2 reputation for each downvote. The achievements dropdown shows reputation changes rather than vote changes, so the -2 shown in your screenshot refers to the decrement by 2 of your reputation for the one downvote ...


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See How to log out of a Stack Exchange site?. Basically click on the StackExchange logo on top right and select "log out".


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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. https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/asking Have you read the parts about promoting, editing and asking? I’d be happy to look at your question and see if ...


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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.


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Just throwing in my 2¢ so there can be a clear understanding of my reasoning for the initial close vote, the subsequent editing and the close retraction. There was two main problems with the question: excessive narrative and too broad a scope such that the question wasn’t about Apple products per se, but rather a customer service issue seeing that YouTube ...


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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 ...


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I've undeleted the question; even though it might not be useful for the author anymore, you might be able to help future visitors with a similar problem. Note that as a 10k user, you can flag posts like these for ♦ moderator attention. That's probably quicker, and that way we keep Meta for questions about Ask Different where everybody can participate.


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From the FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange, What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?: Curious bronze; awarded once Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record Inquisitive silver; awarded once Asked a well-received question on ...


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Yes, this is the so-called Custom Filters feature, which has been released today after being alpha-/beta-tested for almost a year as Custom Question Lists. You can find most information you're looking for in the first link, which leads to the announcement of the feature on Meta Stack Exchange.


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Thanks for raising this here, as it's always good to try and hash these things out. Since you're referring to the fact the comments to this answer were moved to chat, and since I'm the moderator responsible for that decision, I'd like to start by saying that this was a 50/50 scenario for me. We had started getting flags about the number of comments on ...


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From looking at the links you've provided most of them are the usual set of rather low-quality answers in terms of problem analysis and reproducibility of the solution (basically they tried this and that and finally it worked again). Also most of the users posting the answer haven't revisited the site since, which means we probably should focus on improving ...


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That -2 is from just a single downvote; the two upvotes you got (giving +20 reputation) were given on earlier days and do not appear in your achievement inbox, which only lists the most recent changes. For more information, check the timeline of your answer and your reputation history.


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They don't get a notification about the deleted answer, but they do get a notification from the comments by the ♦ moderator. That's why I tend to leave a comment whenever I delete a post. As a regular user, you should still leave comments because the author might read them before their post gets deleted. Some more details can be found in this Meta ...


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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.


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Since all those comments included me, I'm posting an answer. Original comment suggested using userscripts to toggle autoplay, but I later realised that there might not be such button at all, so I provided an alternative, in an answer to your question. I don't contend deletion of the comments, I myself often clean up after they are obsolete and flag for ...


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Comments are always ephemeral at best, so everyone please get answers should be in the answer Field and not in comments. I’ll see if it’s easy to salvage what’s there, but might post a screen shot and let you sort it based on how comfortable I am making a value decision on the comments. https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/by-site/youtube.com?site=youtube.com&...


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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. https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/bounty You always can and should self answer, bounty or not. Thanks so much for asking a great question and then promoting it.


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Just to reiterate, this isn’t really a good question as shown by how many comments it has generated and no answers whatsoever. Let’s get up some answers to the question or close it in favor of a much narrower scoped question.


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Stupid me! I found the reason. My StyleSheet was still set to AdSubstract.css since I-can't-remember-when, which seems to be incompatible with stack exchange. So somehow I had a blocker, but didn't know it, because it's not labelled a blocker, but a style sheet.


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Python questions are a borderline case IMHO. Looking at the strict wording of the on-topic/off-topic pages it's probably off-topic, OTOH it's used in a lot of scripting-type scenarios (for which people tended to use bash previously) which makes them kind of on-topic (still IMHO, we didn't have a community discussion on this). That's why I tend to answer ...


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As the question is off-topic anyway there is no need to even try to format it correctly :-) But if it would have been on-topic I would expect the code part to be pre-formatted with line breaks and then just formatted as code the data dumps to be pre-formatted with one attribute per line and again formatted as code But overall it's question which even on SO ...


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