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The exact definition is kept secret, but basically, a serial voting reversal happens when the StackExchange software thinks you've been voting based on who provided the questions/answers, rather than based on what those posts say. If you're trying to get one of the voting badges, that means you should avoid finding things to vote on from a user's profile, ...


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Don't worry about them too much. Tags which are only used once and have no tag wiki are automatically deleted after six months. There's a small risk the question may end up untagged but only if it has no other tags, which is usually not the case.


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Clicking on the counter to see the breakdown is an ability that you get at a higher rep level. If you check out your privileges page, you will see that you get that ability at 750 rep.


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You can 'favorite' a tag, there's an item in the sidebar for it: Questions with a tag that you have favorited show up in a slightly different color on the home page and question lists, allowing you to find them more easily: However, it sounds like what you want is to be able to see new questions in that tag. In that case, just search for [tag] - I.e. for [...


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If the conversation is literally "sensitive, restricted, confidential or private information", then off-site is really your only option (i.e. everything we do is designed to be public, by design). But if your goal is simply to create a quieter, one-on-one environment for a more-focused conversation with a specific user (away from the mainstay of the room), ...


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Currently we do not allow automatic migration of content to beta sites. Moving questions to or from a site whose scope is still evolving can be somewhat problematic; even worse if the destination site were to be later closed. So early in a site's development, we prefer migrations to be a bit more hands-on. If you see a question that needs migrating, you ...


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Just be careful with recommendation questions that your requirements are pretty narrow. For example: What is the best cosmology textbook? The above is too broad and subjective. The following is better: What introductory texts on cosmology for advanced undergrad or beginning grad level would satisfy X, Y, Z needs of mine? Or something like this: ...


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I feel like, in general, the fact that the question was inspired by a Tweet shouldn't be relevant to how the question is presented. In this case, your question boiled down to "Can you explain this plot?", and for a typical question of that form, we'd expect the asker to link to the paper (here, Thorne et al. 2021, mentioned in this Tweet) and ...


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Nope, and this is by design. Because it's possible that users may know which user had votes invalidated or an account removed, revealing which posts were voted on and how reveals their voting history, which is a big problem. As such, we can not show you this information. Any time that a user deletes their account and has cast votes, those votes are ...


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Thank you for letting us know about this. I've edited the links out of the user's profile and have privately let them know about the issue. As far as I can tell from looking at archived versions of the page, the domain was originally actively used by this person, but has since lapsed, so I think this problem wasn't malicious - but certainly something we ...


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With a little experimenting, it appears to be triggered by the words "do you" word "you" in the title. I can understand how they might think that the result would be subjective, but it doesn't seem like a solid teller. You can find the triggering words and the regex responsible for filtering for them in this Meta SE question. As for your question, I don't ...


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The site switcher currently shows the current site in the first position and your top few sites (by your reputation) "above the fold". The rest of the sites are located under the "Find a Stack Exchange site" search bar. So even though I have an account on every single site my site switcher looks like this: It more or less matches what I see in my flair: ...


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If you post all of the ones that need an explanation, I will expand this answer. That description you posted means that your answers that were accepted yet have a zero score (no votes, or upvotes and downvotes cancel out) represent 20% of your total answers. There must be more than 5 of these to get the badge. Does that make sense?


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It is not really appropriate for moderators to comment on these things. If you believe that there is serial upvoting or downvoting, you should flag an affected question or answer, contract a moderator, or contact a community manager. The only other help I can offer is the help page on serial voting reversal: https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/help/serial-...


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We had a Google News feed for Astronomy set up, but it appears to be no longer functional. I'm removing the feed now.


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Should stay on Physics https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/281828/if-earth-had-rings (Well accepted there, no need to migrate) https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/225693/using-a-naked-black-hole-as-a-mirror (Same) https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/297890/rainbow-blackhole (Same) https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/283322/...


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I would expect not. Account deletion preserves a user's (upvoted) posts and comments, because those contributions were judged by the community to have been made in good faith. Review decisions fall into the same category, only more so: review decisions have an element of timeliness that questions and answers do not. (Close and delete votes expire after a few ...


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Duplicate questions are never deleted automatically, and rarely (if ever) deleted manually. They stick around to help direct people to the appropriate question. Often duplicates come up because there is more than one way to ask a question. For non-duplicate closed questions, they are only auto-deleted in certain situations: The system will automatically ...


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You should be able to see it, even though it has been roomba'ed as you thought. If you have a link, you can always see your own deleted posts, and we both have enough reputation to see all deleted posts (as long as we have a link to it). Anyway, the link is working for me, so I saved the body of the question as a GitHub gist now.


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It looks like this isn't anything new, just . . . something that was never well-publicized. It's been around since at least late 2012, and probably longer - so definitely not new. I don't think you can search all of a site's hot network questions from this interface; you can do it per-tag by the link https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/tags/tag-name/hot and ...


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You could add a bookmark, 20 people already did so with this question. Then you'll just have to go to the bookmark tab in your profile to find it. Of course it could get tricky if you had hundreds of bookmarks, but you can sort them by vote, and since this question is at +35, it would probably show near the top. Also, once in your bookmarks you could narrow ...


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I clicked the "tags" tab, looked up "resource", which auto-completed "resource-request". Then I sorted by vote-count and the question popped to the top! However, this is probably just a partial answer, since I don't know how to make this question more findable/accessible. In fact, I am not even sure how to look at just our ...


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Now that I understand your request better. Here's what's become the de facto standard for citing the text of a tweet elsewhere (using the tweet you used as an example): From Twitter user BenneHolwerda (@BenneHolwerda): And I think @SabineBellstedt and @_jessthorne summary graph deserves a spot for sure. Jorge Villa @Jurgenvilla · Mar 9 If you work on #SED ...


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19 hours ago the system auto-deleted the question. If you hover a cursor over "19 hours ago" (or whatever it says now) you can see the exact time and date in "Zulu" (GMT). You obviously put quite a lot of thought and effort into formulating this question and composing the post, and I'd hate to see it all go to waste. I'll make some suggestions, though I'm ...


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Answering your questions directly, if there is even a similar transfer, would badges and reputation of a user on the transferred site be transferred over to the other site? No. The reputation and badges will be recalculated/awarded according to the current status of the account after their posts have been migrated. This is the side-effects of the ...


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First of all, read this. If after reading it you still think asking subjective questions on this site is a good idea, I suggest you start a discussion and try to bring your administrators, community managers, and users on board. That specific part of the question validation can be turned off on a per-community basis, should you succeed.


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