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If I delete my answer, what happens to points?

If I delete my answer, what happens to the points that have been added/subtracted from my reputation? I do not see an answer to this when I do a search in the help section.
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Using Rav Ovadia picture from MY

What Minhag Is This Tefillin Wrapping? Can I use this picture from your website for my purposes? thanks!
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Changing tags without affecting homepage

I've been trying to organize a lot of retagging on Mi Yodeya and I feel bad that it messes up the home page due to every retag appearing on the home page. Does the stack exchange system afford a ...
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Pinging without a dot

I am usually pinged with my full username [Dr. Shmuel]. However, sometimes people will remove the dot. I have it on record that rov (1, 2, 3) of the moderators have pinged me as [DrShmuel] without ...
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The culture of erasing

It's seems that erasing answers/comments (maybe even questions?) is a common practice here on MY. Personally I don't like this culture. I KNOW that some of my viewpoints will cause a few Rabbis to ...
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Splitting a question that was answered in two opposite meanings

My question was understood by two answers in two different ways - riki answered about implications, and Yaakov answered about reasons. Seemingly it wasn't phrased clearly enough. I would like [you] ...
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tag synonyms checking

I've noticed that there are a lot of pending tag synonyms and at best they are barely checked by those able to vote their validity. This might be because they are more difficult to access directly ...
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How do I access “My Favorites” in Android App?

For some reason I can't find my starred posts in Mi Yodea (mobile Android App). If someone can please give me some insight on how to find it, that would be greatly appreciated :)
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How does one have the resources to answer the Mi Yodeya question

I've been through hundreds of Mi Yodeya questions and answers. I must say I'm impressed. There's just every topic under/over the globe here and I'd like to know how do y'all do it? I'd like to know ...
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Request clarification on forum policy on Judaism

My post on living a Jewish life in the USA was closed as not being Jewish enough: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/98951/seeking-jewish-version-of-the-mid-20th-century-green-book-travel-...
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Deleting questions and answers on my profile?

How, if possible, do I delete questions and answers on my profile?
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Why are some profile pictures not showing up?

I've noticed that some pictures here on the site have not been showing up (example: my profile picture). What is the reason for this?
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Why did my answer disappear?

I am very sad, I saw recently an interesting question, and I posted an answer. After it first disappeared, I posted it one more time. It took me more than one hour, to write a complete answer. And now,...
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Viewing deleted question without “Moderator Tools” privilege?

Under normal circumstances, a user cannot view deleted posts without the "Moderator Tools" privilege. However, I noticed now that I can view the now deleted question to which I had previously posted (...
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Closure explanation for duplicates

The closure explanation that appears on duplicates is: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new ...
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Finding My Favourite Questions

I would like to be able to locate the questions that I have marked as FAVOURITE. How can I do that? I have tried to find the answer in the FAQ's.
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Questions where I have left a comment

I would like to be able to locate those questions to which I have left a comment, Is this possible?
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Ranking users by badges

I'm wondering if there is any way to rank myself against others for the number of general and specific badges I have. Is there some site feature, some query, or anything that can do this? Some ...
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Giving out a bounty reward late

I missed the deadline to award the bounty on my qusetion about tzfardeah. Is there still a way for me to award the points, or to directly give out another bounty to the answers I liked/appreciate ...
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Is there a feedback option for votes?

I was looking at an old post of mine and noticed that it received a down-vote. Is there a way to see why it was down-voted, perhaps to allow for further clarification on my part? Thanks
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chabadlibrary.org link structure has changed, and there are now many broken links

chabadlibrary.org recently changed their page structure, and as such any links to that website have to be updated. For example (from here: How to pronounce the name of the sefer "Bnei Yso(s)...
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How can I locate stats on my bounty questions?

Is there a feature (or a database query) that would help me locate all questions that I have placed on bounty for both my own questions as well as other people's questions? I'd also like to get to get ...
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It looks like my account just got wiped

This probably isn't the right spot to post this, but I just wanted to ask - I just went onto the meta for the first time, and it looks like my account got wiped - the records of questions etc. and ...
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Scrolling to the first question

I use the stackexchange app and was wondering if there is a quick way to scroll down all the way to the first question ever asked on Mi Yodeya? (This question really applies to all the other forums ...
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Reputation in Chat

As usual, apologies if this has been asked before. I'm just wondering if there is a different reputation calculator within Chat rooms, as my reputation is boosted there by about 200+ rep points ...
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How is bounty awarded when a question already has an accepted answer?

I'm a bit unclear regarding the bounty policy. I gather that a bounty is automatically awarded to the accepted answer (if the "bounty"er didn't manually award the bounty.) Does the system distinguish ...
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How do I enlarge the type on my site page at Mi Yodeya?

For some reason, the size of my type has shrunken at Mi Yodeya. How do I enlarge it?
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Does one need to tag all “no longer needed” comments or are moderators going through the list after seeing one?

There are situations where, after a short discussion in comments, a post is edited to reflect the outcome of the discussions. In these cases, I would like the no-longer needed comments to be removed. ...
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Can't easily access meta from main site

How do I get to the meta portion of the site from the main site now? Other than following a link to a "FEATURED ON META" question there seems to be no link.
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Box counting list of posts for review doesn't seem to be true

The little orange box at the top of the webpage indicates that there are ten total posts awaiting review. But the list shows no posts awaiting review. Why is that? (There are no posts for review ...
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Why can't I place a bounty on a question?

Why can't I place a bounty on this question? Is there a rule stating that a question cannot have a negative vote count to place a bounty on it?
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Search suggestions

My apologies if someone else may have asked this question. But, as I couldn't find it via search I'll call this a "super-meta question" :-) I try to avoid asking duplicate questions. (Hopefully, most ...
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Why can't I edit my comment at a later point?

I recently went to edit a comment of mine, but wasn't able to. Shouldn't this be something everyone can do all the time - edit one's own comments without regard to a timeframe of when the comment was ...
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Explain the directory structure of a question URL

One of my questions is https://judaism.stackexchange.com/q/83998/5275 Occasionally, I like to delve into some of the technical aspects of the site or try some ideas for programming languages, etc. ...
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How many reputation do you need in order to be able to vote to reopen or close a question?

How many reputation do you need in order to be able to vote to reopen or close a question??
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Trying to edit Profile

I wish to delete a link in my profile. And when I do - it shows two user id numbers? How can this be? One has the link removed and the other not. Please look: https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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Trouble linking something properly

I seem to have trouble using the link option when sourcing a question or answer. The actual link works but does not show up clean ie it basically looks like when I copy & paste from the other web ...
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What can a blocked user do on the site?

I came across a user account that appears to have been suspended for at least a few days, yet was "last seen" 6 hours ago. On other websites (outside the Stack Exchange network) being suspended can ...
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badges disappeared from profile

I have two gold baďges: fanatic and copy editor, today I achieved 600 voting and suddenly I have again 2 gold badges only, the voting badge was cancelled .It is strange
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What does “bumped to the homepage by the community” mean?

Excuse my ignorance, here. I don't understand what the "Community" is, in general. Is this an automated algorithm or is this a hidden human "super-admin" for all of Stack Exchange that can override ...
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Do candidates in the mod election see the number of votes?

Simply put, do candidates for the position of moderator see the number of people who voted for them, or are they merely given the final result? And, if they're only given the final result, are they ...
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Old deleted answers reading

Is there a shortcut to find my old deleted answers? I see a button for recent deleted answers but without possibility to extend the research.
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When should I place a bounty on my question?

Just wondering if anyone has looked at the data for this site to get an Idea of when would be the best time to bounty a question. Relevance is for the goal of maximising the number of views on the ...
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Why doesn't a question I asked show up on my home page?

A few months ago I asked this question Why is there a dagesh in second camocha, but not in first? and got a nice answer and a bunch of people also liked the question. So why does my home page show ...
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How do you insert Hebrew text into a question or answer?

I see a lot of questions an answers on Mi Yodeah containing Hebrew text. Being skilled in MathJax for equations, I figured there was some underlying TeX-like way to do this. But when I look at (by ...
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Hebrew Text has a lot of boxes. Is it only me?

From this question: How should we understand the Torah’s comparison of a tree to a “man”? What message is the Torah trying to convey? Is this a system-wide issue, or just one that I have? There are a ...
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What happened to my gravatar?

My gravatar, which I never updated since I joined the site when it first started, has now suddenly changed. What happened?
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The Tags Derabanan and Oral Law

Closely Related: https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4143/the-tag-deorayta-deoraita Could the descriptions of the two tags "Oral-Law" and "De-Rabbanan" be clarified - to clarify which ...
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Dispute the designation of a question as off topic?

What is the basis and process for disputing the designation of a question as off topic here? I'm wondering particularly about this question: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/75736/why-no-...
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Hashavat Aveda answer

Two minutes ago, I repaired an answer of Shmuel Brin's about a Shut Yaavets concerning having a dog as a pet. I wrote half of the Shut (responsum) which was in a bad, old edition, and I repaired a ...