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At what point does up voting become serial?

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 ...
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How to proceed with tags with only a single occurence?

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 ...
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How can I withdraw a down vote?

In this case, I would suggest adding an edit pointing out that a star map overlay has added artifacts to the original picture. Then you can withdraw your downvote and delete your comment(s).
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How do I become a "follower" for a tag?

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 ...
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How to go from chat to private discussion?

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). ...
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Why are no other Stack Exchange sites listed when voting to close a Q as off-topic?

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 ...
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Policy on asking for book recommendations

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 ...
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How to write and format tweet-based questions in Astronomy SE?

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 ...
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Is there any way to tell which questions a deleted user effected?

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, ...
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Link in user profile wants to install PUPs (potentially unwanted programs)

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 ...
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Why was my question marked as "subjective"?

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 ...
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What does "This RSS feed URL is deprecated" mean in chat?

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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Can I migrate some questions from Physics SE to here that are in scope?

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-...
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What's up with this serial upvoting?

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,...
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silver badge tenacious

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 ...
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Can a vote to close be reversed if a user is removed?

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 ...
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How long, under current policy (as of 6/18/2019), do closed questions remain visible?

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 ...
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What are "recent hot answers"?

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 ...
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Is it possible to recover the text from my polarization-dependent apodization question about CHIME?

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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How to write and format tweet-based questions in Astronomy SE?

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 ...
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How long, under current policy (as of 6/18/2019), do closed questions remain visible?

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 ...
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Reputation transfer

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 ...
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Why was my question marked as "subjective"?

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 ...
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