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Why was my other account removed?

Your account was removed because it was very clear it was a sockpuppet for another account. This was reinforced by subsequent behaviour by the master account. You can have more than one account on ...
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What warranted this 24 hour chat ban?

Scanning the question I'm responding to, I'd say "calling someone a dick" warranted the suspension. Scanning the transcript, I'd say "arguing about politics in chat" warranted the timeout. I wouldn'...
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Questions about new game versions

I believe the correct thing to do is to post a new answer to the outdated question and specify that the new answer is for the updated version. You can leave a comment on the new (duplicate) question ...
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What is the difference between "bookmarking" and "following" a question?

There's a proposed FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange precisely about this topic. @arghtype's answer summarizes the main differences. when should I consider using each of them? You should use the 'follow' ...
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What is the point of rewarding existing answers?

This is for users who come across an answer they think is great that they want to award some of their reputation to as a bonus. Maybe there's an answer with a lot fewer upvotes than another that you ...
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Can I find out why a user got deleted?

@Frank is right. We don't release information on why a user was deleted, so you're just going to need to remain in the dark about it.
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Looking for feedback from the community regarding "Dislikes"

First off: while your grammar could use some improvement, it's not that bad, and it usually isn't the main reason. Why isn't this mob farm working? is a Minecraft question. Some users have a ...
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Why can't I downvote answers or questions?

This is how the site is designed. Upvoting and downvoting are some of the many privileges that are unlocked that require 15 and 125 reputation respectively. Downvoting will lower users reputation, ...
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Locked post apply for unlock

Your question was locked because you kept reverting every attempt to improve it. When people edit your question or answer, they are trying to help it be better or more concise. It's not a good idea to ...
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Why can I not down-vote?

It's not a bug. You need to have 125 reputation to down-vote a question or answer. Also, down-voting an answer will take one reputation from the down-voter.
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Can you vote for multiple posts on Screenshot of the Week?

You can vote on any of the submissions. There is no rule for voting. Down voting does not impact a submission, as we count the total upvotes when choosing a winner, not the overall votes/score.
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Why did we get 2 new mods?

Some of the existing moderators' capacity to handle flags has reduced, and the moderation burden became too unevenly split. This was the situation as of May 30th, 2016: We added two moderators to ...
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Where do I post computercraft questions?

You should ask your ComputerCraft programming questions to StackOverflow with tag computercraft. You can ask non-programming questions like (not sure what I can include, I didn't use ComputerCraft ...
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Confused about moderators rejecting edits without author's consent

First, I think we should clear some things up: Moderators Recently an edit was proposed to one of my answers but before I got chance to review it, the edit was rejected by two moderators. Firstly,...
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Giving in to offended people is never a good idea

Since no moderator bothered to answer me privately, I drag this into public. Moderators are people too, with lives, jobs and families to attend to. We can't respond to everything right away and ...
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On Meta, [mods] is an alias to [moderators], but there are also discussions about game mods

Sure, sounds reasonable. To disambiguate the topic area, I've retagged those questions with game-modifications and added the synonyms game-mods and modding too, for good measure. This way the tag is ...
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

You can't suggest reviews anymore now that you've reached 2000 reputation. The system (and the users who voted for your posts) trusts you to have learned how editing works by now, by having your ...
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No button to create a fourth bounty on my question?

Each time you add a new bounty to the same question, the minimum amount of reputation that you can offer is doubled. From the Help Center: Additionally, if you offer multiple bounties on the same ...
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How to reply to another person on this site/ tag them

Welcome to our site. First, you should take the tour to learn how the site works. It is a Q&A site, and not a forum, meaning a person asks a question, and receives answers only - no discussions ...
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The Memes of Arqade and its Chat

Meme: Year of Wipqozn Originator: God-Emperor Dune, fredley, and Wipqozn Cultural Height: 2019 Moderator election Background: Ash, badp, StrixVaria, and Raven Dreamer all turning in their diamonds ...
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How to take back flags?

To retract a flag, simply click the flag button again, then click the "retract flag" button: You will then get the message "Your flag has been retracted" near the flag button. It is worth noting ...
Roijan says reinstate Monica's user avatar
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What does 'MSO' and 'MSE' mean?

Arqade is part of Stack Exchange, commonly abbreviated to SE. For many years, Meta Stack Overflow (MSO) was also used for questions about the entire Network of sites. Eventually, this was changed. ...
Robotnik's user avatar
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How did I get +15 points on this answer?

The asker of the question marked it as accepted. This gives you +15 reputation. Though marking your own answer on your own question does not, and marking someone else's answer to your question will ...
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How can I get reputation fast?

Reputation is earned, not given. From the Help Center: What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? Reputation is a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by ...
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The game Go is replaced by a synonym for PokemonGo

'Go' is a board game not a video game and therefore generic 'Go' strategy and gameplay questions are off-topic here. If you are looking for questions about the rules & strategies for Go, our ...
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Undeletion request, question deleted by user after receiving an answer

I agree this post is useful and so I've gone ahead and undeleted it. In general if a question has merit and gets a helpful answer then the OP shouldn't be deleting it unless they have a very good ...
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