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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 ...
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Questions about Hebrew names

Are questions of the form "What is the origin of name X" considered on-topic, since many of those names originated from Tanach and Shas?
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How can I defend myself against an abusive fighter? 14 comments in 28 minutes!

See here ; see here someone had posted to me 14 posts to fight me in 28 minutes. I want to know what is the way following the law to resolve this problem Please answer without waffle or ...
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Are the [bava-kama], [baba-metziah], and [baba-batra] tags for the Gemara or the Mishna?

None of these tags has a tag wiki excerpt that explains which one, and I'd... like to write one? :P But seriously, are they for the Mishna or the Gemara?
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Merge [averah] with [sin]

Someone created averah (2 questions), but there's an existing tag, sin, with 165 question. Can someone synonymize averah with sin?
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search a topic in my posts

When I search in my post to look a topic, I don't know if there is a way to shortcut the review of each post. is there a mean to adapt the "Search Q&A" window to my own posts or to the post of ...
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Step by step writing answers

Shalom Rav LeOhave Toratecha A double question: Mostly I write answers step by step, for many reasons, new ideas, correction after comments that show me errors... But the main reason is that I can ...
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quoting questions

I want to utilize the `` sign to show an other font other font sometimes this works and sometime not see here the contrast between the last Q and the firsts. Can someone help me to master this?
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Moderators control of downvotes

I got a down vote for my question here Interfaith debates and my answer here Is God Praiseworthy? By neither place were there any negative comments, to tell me what's wrong or how I should improve. ...
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duplicate. or not. a case study

First I want to clarify that I don't want to complain. I am very happy because I found an answer after some research. here But I see that the question has been called "duplicate" to this but the ...
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Who is Community? [duplicate]

I see in mi yodeya question, "modified by community" In the post itself it is not possible to see the modification. What is it? Who are the authors?
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Up to Date for Leil Haseder

How can I be sure that I download the last version of the mi yodeya's Hagada? I see multiple posts and it is not clear for me.
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How to see deleted comments

I can understand if the poster deleted his comment But if a moderator deletes a comment should we not be able to see it, if we want to Divrai hoil Shel talmidai chachomim tzrichim limud Even if we ...
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Are questions about the Hebrew language on-topic?

There's been a proposal on Area51 for a Hebrew Language SE for a while now, but as it isn't open yet, is it appropriate to ask a question about the Hebrew language here?
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Help about chat rooms

I've been hunting the SE help, and I can't find answers to these 2 questions: Can I create private chat rooms without using the gallery? The other day, I tried to create a chat w/ another user, but ...
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Good length for answer, fidelity to question

Shalom leChachmey Mi Yodeya. I will spend a few minutes to ask about aesthetics and proportions of Q&A I want to know if there is a standard concerning the length of answer or question. A ...
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Can my question be taken off Hold now?

I have a question that I believe is now clear. Can it be re-opened or can you explain what more I can do to make it fit the guidelines? Are there any specific laws and consequences for claiming to ...
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Mistakenly approved suggested edit

By mistake, I approved the edit to erroneous decisions by beit din for which korbanot must be brought by beit din and the people, when I wanted to improve the edit. The edit's last sentence changes ...
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phonetic hebrew how to build a rational consensus?

I know that the following may show strange. The phonetic hebrew for a specific language may change. We vrite it differently in French, in English or in Italian. Many point interest me. the "ת" and ...
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My 'about me' on my profile has been hacked. What's the procedure?

Title states it all. The blurb in the 'about me' is not from me. I have no idea who gained access and placed this stuff there. I'm leaving it there for now. Besides determining, perhaps, who may have ...
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How do I retrieve my deleted question

About an hour ago, I asked a question, and decided to delete it. Now, I want to undelete it, but I can't find it. Is it permanently deleted? If not, how do I retrieve it?
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How to request re-opening question placed "on hold?"

How do I request re-opening a question that was placed "on hold"?
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Questions not well received when none have negative votes!

Here is the record for my questions on this Mi Yodeya site Yet (on the fast of Av of all times) I get this offensive message warning me that I am near to being banned because of some problems with my ...
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Are there please any statistics on users and their time zones?

I posted a new question on Friday at around 10 am British Summer Time. I wonder when the responses will start coming in. Are there please any statistics on users and their time zones? (It's not ...
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Who deleted the answer

A deleted answer says "deleted 20 mins ago" at the bottom. Deleted by whom? Deleted by Community? Deleted by User?
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can i receive notifications on my phone when there is activity on mi yodeya

Is there a way I can set up the Stack Exchange app (for Android or iOS) so that, when there is activity, I receive a notification? Now I only receive one if someone answers or comments on my question ...
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Why is an edit link disabled on a question that is not locked, on-hold, or closed?

I was going to remove the "cats" tag on the question https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/56141/how-do-we-kill-all-the-cats-in-israel Not terribly important, just some community clean-up work. ...
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Is it possible to access my comment outbox?

Is it possible to access my outbox to search for a comment I made? I've tried searching my inbox for the conversation I'm looking for, but it hasn't helped.
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What is "serial voting"?

When I clicked the "Recent achievements" button, I see an entry saying "Serial voting reversed". What is serial voting?
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Vote-limited votes counting as feedback

If a not-logged-in user tries to upvote or downvote a post, the post gets an anonymous-feedback counter incremented by one. Does the same happen if a logged-in user tries to vote on a post but has ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I put wrote relevant comment to this question. It was even upvoted. Now, both it, and DoubleAA's noticing a typo, are deleted. What happened? I am not upset, I just want to understand the process.
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How can i make the link in my question/ answer open in a new tab/window when clicked on?

In Mi Yodeya, how can I make the link in my question/answer open in a new tab/window when clicked on? In other words, how can I set up my posts so that when other users click on the links, they will ...
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Where's my tag badge?

Apparently I met the requirements for a bronze tag badge (how-to) a few days ago (I think around Wednesday or Thursday; it's now Sunday): I know that sometimes the update of the tag scores shown on ...
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