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Are we losing imgur image links?

The top answer to this question contains two links to images on imgur.com. Both are marked as ...
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How can I post a user name for my account

Currently I am listed as "user23299429", because I had difficulty when signing in. I would like to be listed as "Still curious at 82". Please let me know if, and how, this can be ...
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Is this site appropriate for identifying ufos?

I am just asking this question before I post some questions regarding my analysis on a "ufo case on mars" which I think is just I misidentified moon. Because I needed critique of my analysis ...
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Bounty on my question

I have put a 50 point bounty on my question How are the cyclones on other planets studied? 2 days ago. There are 5 more days before the bounty expires. However, I have not yet received a good quality ...
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Can we merge this two questions?

This question was asked on EarthScience.SE on January 15 which was later migrated to here 18 hours ago. On the same date, OP posted the same question here. Now, we flagged the migrated question as ...
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Change Community Wiki Answer

I recently posted an answer for which i used Community Wiki option. Later I realized that SE is suggesting not to use the Community wiki thus I want to remove it with Moderator Assistance
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The tags for cosmic microwave background need merging

It seems like there are two tags referring to the cosmic microwave background, cmb and cosmic-microwave-background. Should they be merged?
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How can I withdraw a down vote?

I down voted this question because I took the bright points on the image to be stars. It was pointed out to me that they were artifacts from an overlay of a star map. So my down vote is invalid and ...
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Need help with a proper Sunyaev-Zeldovich-effect tag

When posting Why does the first measurements of the thermal Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect from ALMA show a temperature decrease and not an increase at the cluster? I tried to add a Sunyaev-Zeldovich-...
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Question got roomba'd, would it be possible to undelete it?

Just a few moments ago, I realized that one of my questions (Relation between core mass and red giant mass?) got deleted by Community for inactivity. Would it be possible to undelete it so I can place ...
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"Serial voting was reversed" while I have only one item to vote on

On Astronomy stack exchange I have only one item that people can vote on, a question from 2016. It was upvoted once that same year and gained another upvote in 2020. How can this be the target of ...
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How to easily find & link to that amazingly helpful "How to find the positions of the planets and stars?" question with the big Community Wiki answer?

There's a question that goes something like: How to find the positions of the planets and stars? but that's not it exactly. One of the very early members of Astronomy SE started a Community Wiki ...
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Why does SE hide the "stellar-dynamics" tag from us when we type "stella..." and leave a blank spot instead? ("stellar..." behaves differently)

When looking for the stellar-dynamics tag in the autocomplete box after stellar-astrophysics had been selected, the suggested tags concealed it from me for "stell..." and "stella...&...
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How to write and format tweet-based questions in Astronomy SE?

I've just asked What does this tweeted Astronomy Plot of the Week mean? What does it represent? I'm totally confused by twitter and its re-twittering practices and formats. I've done my best here but ...
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What are "recent hot answers"?

I just saw a reference to "recent hot answers" when checking out the newly coined csst tag. Are hot answers in general, and recent hot answers in particular new SE things? If I wanted to go ...
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How to proceed with tags with only a single occurence?

What is the correct way of treating rare tags, say with a single occurence? I just figured out that tags without any occurrence are most likely synonyms (which is not obvious from the tag-overview ...
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Is it possible to recover the text from my polarization-dependent apodization question about CHIME?

Canada's CHIME radio telescope is a unique design which is discussed at some length in this answer. I a comment below the question there I link to a question (presumably of mine) titled How does ...
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How long, under current policy (as of 6/18/2019), do closed questions remain visible?

I've asked a question for which I feel a zero score to be appropriate, and I have no objections to any of the comments posted about it, but it has content, and has received comments, which I feel may ...
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Is there any way to tell which questions a deleted user effected?

Recently a user got deleted and I would like to see which questions that has effected. When I delete my account does this also happen to other users?
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Reputation transfer

I note that there was a merge between astronomy and physics SE some time ago, before another astronomy SE was made. My question is, that if there is even a similar transfer, would badges and ...
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Astronomy doesn't show at the top of `Explore our sites`

When logged in into stackoverflow and clicking StackExchange button on the bar( top left ), the sites where I'm a member of show before the search bar and every other site which are listed ...
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Can a vote to close be reversed if a user is removed?

In this question which I recently revised a user was removed of SE at least from Astronomy.SE. Can their vote to close on this question also be removed? Can the Moon provide momentum to an object in ...
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Link in user profile wants to install PUPs (potentially unwanted programs)

WARNING: Follow the links mentioned here with care. The profile description for new user Solenodon Paradoxus, has a link to his/her blog at solenodus dot com which redirects to reps.appcase.com, ...
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At what point does up voting become serial?

I think that some of my up votes here may have been reversed for being serial? I want to be sure not to break any rules whilst achieving the badge for up voting. That maybe how I got suspension in ...
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Sandbox suggestion

We've had some long, complex and LaTeX-heavy answers recently, and so I'm suggesting that we create a thread a la this post on Math.SE. I doubt this will be used much, but there's a chance it could ...
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What does "This RSS feed URL is deprecated" mean in chat?

I had the Observatory chat window open and when I looked at it I saw four copies of the message This RSS feed URL is deprecated What does this mean? The link in the messages is just ...
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Can I migrate some questions from Physics SE to here that are in scope?

Is it ok to take my early questions, sharpen them up and repost them here? 1 https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/281828/if-earth-had-rings 2 https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Canonical question for “What is this light in the sky?”

Do we have a good question that we can point to (as a duplicate) for the I saw this light in the sky questions, that don't have enough information?. I could not find a good one. I'm thinking about a ...
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Support Physics Problem Solving on Area 51

I know there are many Physics enthusiasts on Astronomy SE. I would invite them to have a look at the new site proposal on Area 51 Presently Physics SE isn't meant for problem-solving. It is more ...
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Why am I being blocked from asking questions?

I tried posting a question just now, and this is what I got: It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back soon! You've asked 4 questions recently, some of which have not been ...
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How do I become a "follower" for a tag?

I was thinking that becoming a follower will let me know when there are new questions about the tags I'm interested in. However I can't figure out how to become a follower or if becoming one will ...
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Why was my question marked as "subjective"?

This is in regards to a question I posted recently: Note: As I typed up the title to this question, the reminder box popped up on the right and said something along the lines of "This question is ...
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Why are no other Stack Exchange sites listed when voting to close a Q as off-topic?

When endeavouring to recommend the closure of a question relating to a python programming problem, the only other site available for selection as more appropriate was this meta site. Is there no way ...
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What's up with this serial upvoting?

There was a user who appears to have recently benefited from serial upvoting - gaining about 200 rep within the space of three minutes. I checked the user's rep chart, and it shows that there was, at ...
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How to go from chat to private discussion?

If two people are having a conversation in chat and wish to jump to a private discussion (e.g. because they wish to discuss stuff outside the Astronomy Stack Exchange guidelines or because they are ...
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silver badge tenacious

I was browsing through the list of silver badges. And I came across a few explanations to which are not that easy to understand. For example, Silver badge : TENACIOUS. It says: Zero score ...
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Policy on asking for book recommendations

I want to ask a question asking for book recommendations (specifically an introductory text on cosmology for advanced undergrad/beginning grad level). I am wondering what the policy is for asking for ...
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Why can't I click on the up/down vote counter to see how the breakdown looks?

In other Stack Exchanges, when I click on the summary vote count it resolves into how many upvotes vs downvotes. This doesn't work in Astronomy. Is this something that is disabled for this SE?
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Can I ask about earth-like planets?

I have seen that there are no views for my question about earth-like planets. So I wanted to ask here on meta that whether I can ask question about this or not. Earth-like is absolutely astronomy, is ...
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Why was my question likely to be closed as subjective?

I was going to ask a question but a blue box popped up saying that it would probably be closed for being subjective. What does this mean?