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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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