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Can I do anything about serial or malicious downvoting?

I've heard of it happening to other people but now it's happening to me, a bunch of my old / unrelated questions and answers were downvoted in the space of a few minutes. Do I report it and if so, ...
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Is there a moderators to users ratio?

When elections come around each year, I'm just wondering whether this site has a ratio of moderators to users (i.e. 1 moderator for every X number of users) when determining the number of moderation ...
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How do I find out how and why my question was removed?

I just noticed in my reputation listing on my scifi profile: -1 2 days ago -1 03:00 remove What is the exact step by step process of Borg assimilation? Why was my question removed? I had no ...
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Why did this user's reputation score drop to 1?

The user SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 has 17 Gold badges & countless other silver & bronze badges. He had a high reputation the last time I checked. Why did all of a sudden it reduced to 1. ...
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Answers sorted by votes and acceptance

When I view the answers to this question, sorted by votes, the accepted answer appears at the top, although it has only 14 votes, and the other answer has 24. Fine, that's what I expected, acceptance ...
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Is there a way to hide the HNQ List?

Since there are now two separate SE sites where users are unscrupulously posting Age of Ultron spoilers in their question titles, is there some way to avoid seeing the Hot Network Questions lists, ...
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When will we get new profile?

I asked a generic question about this: Why am I getting different versions of my profile page on different sites? I just noticed that Stack Overflow and Super User (which are the oldest guys and not ...
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Why have I been banned from chat this time?

Now, what have I done wrong or unethical this time that I have been banned again? @Richard, seriously? This is you who have started the fight...
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how can this be “not clear”?

My question Where can I buy a good-quality TNG uniform? is reportedly, As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. Huh? How is that not clear and unambiguous? Seriously, ...
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Where do we post questions for Fictional novels? [duplicate]

I have a question based on fictional novel (not sci-fi). Which section do I post it in? I don't find such section in stackexchange.
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How to make SFF.SE bot to auto-post questions in my chat room? [duplicate]

SFF.SE bot automatically posts all new questions to primary chat room. Let's say, I created a chat room for Doctor Who fans and I want all new questions tagged with doctor-who in my new chat room. How ...
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Why did the community close this question as duplicate?

This question has been closed as duplicate by community despite I updated the question clarifying why it wasn't duplicate: Why did Lucas choose to keep memory of R2-D2? Unlike the other question, I ...
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How can this question be duplicate (Also, please revoke diamond status of @Keen)?

I asked this question: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83622/can-bifrost-bridge-reach-underground It was closed. Then, I reached meta to resolve issues because I thought my question shouldn'...
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How to make this question suitable for this site?

@Richard deleted a question of mine: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83396/whats-the-stamina-of-wolverine-on-bed And, I respect her decision. I want to make the question suitable for this ...
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Unnatural amount of views on a question

I asked a question today , and in about 6 hours it got about 850 views ( as it reads in the description ). I wanted to know whether its a glitch since none of the other questions that were asked ...
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Why does my answer appear to be half-way to being converted into a comment?

I checked back on a question to which I had posted an answer and discovered that I allegedly also posted a comment with the same content (although truncated) at exactly the same time. What's going on ...
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Why are these questions closed

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83085/where-is-marvel-cinematic-universe-heading https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83092/would-there-be-infinity-stone-in-avengers-age-of-ultron ...
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Why is it wrong to use “(removed)” meme?

Recently, I was banned from Chat (it is now in read-only for me). Reason: I was using (removed) text. Well, what's wrong with it? I don't think it's offensive or something bad. I was just using it ...
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How did this question get an answer after it was closed?

According to the timeline, the question Why haven't the Sith tried to harvest midichlorian? was closed as a duplicate at 19:51 UTC. It then received an answer at 20:00 UTC. Questions aren't ...
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Is this serial voting?

I got upvotes today on 20 different answers, all very well deserved, but 19 of them came within a span of 15 minutes. Assuming they were all from one account, does that meet the test for "serial ...
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How do I search for questions I asked but where I haven't accepted an answer? [duplicate]

So you've asked a bunch of questions and have forgotten about them. How do you find out which questions may have been answered without you having accepted an answer?
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Do we need “mars” tag?

Last I checked, there's no canon with name Mars. Also, tag wiki indicates that it's for the planet in Sol System. Do we need this tag? How many people browse with planet name?
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What's needed to get a Bill Lumbergh hat?

answer 5 questions on Saturday (in UTC time), not necessarily all on the same Saturday You haven't earned this hat on any sites yet. Yet, I see 5 answers on Saturday UTC (I'm assuming "Z" ...
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How to view the history of edits on a question or answer

It's fairly common to see someone referring to an edit or deleted comment, but without the original item they're referring to, there's no context. Is there a way to view the edit history of a ...
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Why don't I have “Beta” badge?

I wasn't sure whether I was one of oldest users to participate during beta or not. After analysis, I found this: I posted first question/answer even before some top beta users signed up. It means that ...
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Who is the first user of this site?

Assuming userid is assigned incrementally, I found this user has the lowest userid which is 7. But, what happened to lower userids? Are they deleted or for some unknown reason, the numbering started ...
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How realistic is it to request SE team to do a global search-and-replace in all the posts?

Background: I would like to ask the community to consider doing a large cleanup of Star Wars content to account for new Post-Disney reality. As part of my proposals, I would like for any mention of ...
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Can I please get the deleted comments made on this question? [closed]

Comments made on this question have been deleted: Why did Lucas choose the word "Force"? I want to get a deleted comment which was a scolding full of alien terms. Is this possible to get ...
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My account won't somehow be deleted

I did the whole unregistering procedure, and nothing happens. This account had to be deleted since around 35 minutes soon. What is going on?
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Can I claim a post from my old deleted account?

I wrote this question and then deleted my account: What happened to Eric Ladd, illustrator of the 70s? Now I have a different account. Can I claim that question? I'd like to chose the given answer. ...
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Why do I have to wait 24 hours before awarding a Bounty for existing answer?

I have just started a bounty to reward this answer. I chose the bounty reason of 'Reward existing answer'. But when I tried to immediately award the bounty, the following error message popped-up: ...
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Confusion about declined flags

I've seen this happen a number of times, and have always been confused about it. Last week someone posted a new answer on Did Dumbledore know the last part of Snape's Unbreakable Vow? So at ...
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Why was my 'not-an-answer' flag disputed, when a mod actually deleted the answer?

Yesterday I flagged this (now deleted) answer as 'not-an-answer' and I had my flag disputed. But, today I saw that the answer was deleted by Darth Satan, Pureferret♦ 11 hours ago So my question is: ...
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What is “Robo-reviewing”?

Currently on the review page it says: Robo-reviewing plagiarized content. Come back in 7 days to continue reviewing. What does this mean? Are posts safe from being voted-to-close for the next 7 days?...
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Can this question be unprotected?

After some deliberation, I approved this edit to this answer, although I considered rejecting it for being too radical a change. It should have been a separate answer in its own right. However, this ...
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I don't understand why there is such a huge vote discrepancy between these two answers

Answer 1: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/7404/6675 | 24 upvotes As Kevin noted, Harry was given a special exemption. From Book 1: "He's just the build for a Seeker, too," said Wood, ...
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Why was this 'not an answer' flag disputed?

I flagged this answer as 'not an answer': No it's not Harry Potter but is supposed to look like him. What he summoned isn't explained or likely to explained. It is comprised of a reply to a ...
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Where's the 'too minor edit' reject option?

If I'm not mistaken, there used to be a 'Too minor' edit reject option. Was this reject option removed? And why?
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I won't be able to reward this bounty, can I have it extended?

I put this bounty up on my question hoping to generate interest and an answer where it has proven difficult to find. I forgot, when I posted this bounty, that I was going to be out of town for a ...
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How does the “curious” badge work (conditions to be earned)?

By reading the description of the conditions needed to earn the Curious (or Inquisitive or Socratic) badge on the Help Center, it is still quite unclear to me what conditions are needed to earn it. ...
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How on Earth has this question been marked as duplicate?

My question has been marked as a duplicate: Why did Voldemort need to drink Unicorn blood? The other question is very generic and is by no means related to my question. Please explain the close ...
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Why is my name shown on my flagged questions list?

When I look at the list of the questions I've flagged, right next to the reason of the flag, my name is displayed. What is the reason of that? I cannot see why my name is displayed there My name ...
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Tag synonym: “terminator3-rise-of-the-machines”

We currently have two tags to refer to the third Terminator film: terminator3 (2 questions) rise-of-the-machines (1 question) The tag for the second Terminator film unifies both the number and the ...
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Failed to propose synonym: Version specific synonym?

I noticed that there was a terminator3 tage and a rise-of-the-machines. As they are the same film I tried to suggest rise-of-the-machines as a synonym of the terminator3 tag. However I received the ...
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Why is ~1 suggested edit waiting for review?

Today I noticed this: Why does it say ~1 and not 1 suggested edit pending approval?
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What is the proper action when a tag wiki/excerpt has been copied from Wikipedia and approved?

We don't allow tag wikis/excerpts to be copied directly from anywhere, including wikipedia. Unfortunately (IMO), not everyone checks for plagiarized content in every wiki edit, and sometimes bad ...
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Why is this an answer?

Why is this considered an answer: It doesn't give a title or author. It adds to the question, but in more of a comment sort of way. So should this be a answer due to its size or a comment(when ...
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SSL Certificate not valid here

Just coming here from the main page chrome smashed my face with a large yellow screen: "The ssl certificate is not valid for this site" Unfortunatly I didn't have the quick though to snip it, but I ...
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Which flag reason should I use when flagging comments?

When I'm flagging a comment, which flag reason should I use?
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Delete tag [jk-rowling] (different from my previous request)

I propose to delete jk-rowling, and not recreate it. This tag is currently used on approximately 30 questions. All but two of those are also tagged harry-potter. The two remaining questions ...

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