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Question closed under the arbitrary pretext because of its content that undermines common knowledge

I'm the moderator who cleaned up some comments on the question, closed the post, and locked it after you began an edit war. I'd like to write out a few things for transparency and clarity. There was a ...
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Spam shouldn't take this long to be deleted

My guess is that it was just really bad timing (or, well, good timing from the spammer's perspective). It was posted on a what is a Saturday evening or nighttime for people in the Americas and Europe, ...
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Astronomy Stack Exchange 10-year anniversary!

Personal thanks! I was an Astronomy & Astrophysics undergraduate (a million years ago) but due to sudden large budget cuts near the end of my program (during a global economic malaise) the ...
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Astronomy Stack Exchange 10-year anniversary!

I was a high schooler when I first joined Astronomy Stack Exchange, just over nine years ago. The time has flown by almost uncomfortably quickly; I'm now less than two years away from finishing my PhD....
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Astronomy Stack Exchange 10-year anniversary!

Happy Birthday Astronomy!!! Now, I am in fact no experienced user to this site, nor to StackExchange/StackOverflow, so most everyone will never have heard or seen me before, but I always kept ...
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We've been using the [gravitational-waves] tag for 10 years, do we really also need [gravitational-wave-astronomy]?

No, the [gravitational-wave-astronomy] tag is redundant. I've merged it into [gravitational-waves]
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DaveTheWave isn’t a new contributor; Can we do something about repeated account recreation?

As far as They will then post low-quality content. I don't think that's an accurate or at least complete characterization - I think it's a little more complicated. Several of the questions in ...
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Is it justifiable to block someone for posting a factually wrong but still clear question?

There's no way for one user to block notifications from another across the board, so your problem is likely just due to one of the technical limitations of pinging someone in a comment. To start, ...
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Is it okay to seek website recommendation?

The guidance for the tag resource-request (78 questions) is: Questions asking "What is a good book about X?" or more generally, "What should I read to learn about X?", typically ...
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Is this site appropriate for identifying ufos?

This site is not a discussion site. It exists to provide answers to well-defined questions that concern astronomy and astrophysics from both an observational and theoretical perspective. Questions ...
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Best way to refer to people in posts who have been knighted?

Stack Exchange does not require formal terms of address. So it is correct to refer to him as "Brian May" I would expect the same for "Professor Stephen Hawking CBE CH" (refer to ...
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What are your plans for the Annular Solar Eclipse on October 14th, 2023?

It will be partial for me. I will use this inexpensive apparatus. I recommend a hole about the same diameter as the expected Sun image. Lens diopter Focal length Image size +1.5 67 cm 6.2 mm +1.25 ...
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We've got at least 26 generic i.imgur.com image links that might break on May 15, 2023; should/could they be updated to i.stack.imgur.com?

Final Update (29-05-2023): Updated the links Thank you for writing this. I was about the write the same thing yesterday until my computer started to act weird. There are two ways we can proceed: ...

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