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Unfair use of Moderation tools

It does indeed seem unfair. Dave thought it was on-topic enough to answer, for him, but closed it for everyone else to answer. This sends conflicting messages. Fortunately a question can be reopened ...
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Did everything just get wiped out?

Nothing to see here. Please look at this LED.
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Can Spell Check of Electronics Terms be Updated?

AFAICT, spell-checking is entirely a function of your browser and its underlying OS, and has nothing to do with StackExchange per se. In other words, if you want to change its behavior, you need to ...
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Unfair use of Moderation tools

To clarify: the mistake made here by the moderator was to answer the question. It was correctly closed. Then it was incorrectly re-opened, likely because of this meta post. And now it is correctly ...
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I downvoted an answer today and that downvote shows to have deducted my reputation by 1. Why?

Another way to look at it is, once you've earned a few hundred reputation points, you can spend those hard-earned points moving bad answers down. Downvoting bad questions is free, but downvoting a ...
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Why am I in the Penalty Box when I just joined (sorry posting here, temp. non-citizen can't post where it's needed)

As commented, there is nothing we can do directly here. Each SE site has its own mods and even as a mod here, I cannot see any details over there. I have contacted the mods over there and they are ...
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What's wrong with the User Profile Page alignment?

Sorry about that. We accidentally included a wrong file in another file.
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The 10 minute ban bug

The problem is that your proposed solution would be easily defeated by a user creating additional "sock puppet" accounts, which happens often enough to be an issue. A more robust solution would have ...
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Why does our inline syntax for Mathjax different from say, the Math SE?

Relevant Post: TeX Delimiters should be changed Basically, the initial SE implementation of MathJax decided to use the $ ... $ syntax despite the following notice ...
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The user profile page is not displayed right in Chrome

This can happen if you are zoomed out - I was able to reproduce with zoom of 90%. However, we don't support zooming - visual artifacts like this can be expected, but will not be fixed.
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Anomalous reputation scoring behavior

You can see the chain of events under the reputation tab under your profile: Your edit was at 07:26 which would have bumped it on the front page and 25 minutes later it received a downvote. Then the ...
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When are closed questions deleted?

As a general mention, if you put a decent amount of effort in an answer, then it is in your interest that the question is not closed. If you understand the question enough to offer a useful answer, ...
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Is there a problem with CircuitLab "Save and Insert" today?

Not just today — I've been experiencing this issue intermittently for several weeks now. I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu. It's gotten to the point where I "select all" and copy my schematic to the ...
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Has there been a body text CSS change on EE.SE?

You're right, line spacing has been increased as mentioned here on Meta Stack Exchange: New post formatting Many people don't like the change, and posts like Please revert the line-height change! and ...
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Medal bug: Linking to wrong question

This has been fixed. More details (and haiku) on MSE.
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Unfair use of Moderation tools

Your revised version of the question no longer has anything to do with the moderators. Note that this time the question was closed by 5 ordinary users. One reason it got closed may be that you state ...
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When are closed questions deleted?

StackEchange has an automatic cleanup script, which deletes closed threads, if they fit certain criteria. Details, more details, related. The example question** in the O.P. has a score of -1, and ...
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How to edit a question when another edit is awaiting?

To answer your questions: How can I do that (edit a question while there's another edit pending review)? You can't. Unless you're a moderator, that is. You'll have to wait for the edit to be ...
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CircuitLab integration

This should now be resolved and the fix is live across all sites. Sorry for the inconvenience; I broke it when modifying how the Markdown editor worked for Stack Snippets.
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Is "off-topic" well-defined?

No… What's off-topic or not is hard to define, or rather, it's hard to judge if a question adheres to the guidelines. Sometimes people have different opinions about it, which is why we normally vote ...
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Stack Exchange Moderator Survey email - including non-moderators?

You're not the only one. See this SO post. You should be getting an email soon saying something like Please forgive us, we just goofed I would like to sincerely apologize. I just mistakenly ...
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Is there a problem with CircuitLab "Save and Insert" today?

Based on the network logs in KingDuken's answer, it appears that CircuitLab's server was having some issues and providing a response that the front-end didn't know how to handle. It appears to be ...
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How does the system determine a "Highly active question." -- I think 6 year old questions are not Highly active

The "highly active" term has now replaced the "protected" term, but the principle is the same: these are questions that have been specifically marked by moderators to prevent new users with very low ...
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Can't post a question

This should now be resolved and the fix is live across all sites. Sorry for the inconvenience; I broke it when modifying how the Markdown editor worked for Stack Snippets.
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How to delete or flag one's own comment?

If you hover your mouse over the comment, you should see the X button, which deletes the comment. Similar screenshot from StackOverflow. P.S. This is a bit of a ...
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Can't get rid of red inbox flag

We had problems with a datacenter test that left our caching layer in a partially broken state. All issues should now be resolved. See also https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/268957/topbar-...
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Error for profile less info

The problem is that the CSS rule pointed out by Chris Laplante is clearly meant to apply only in the expanded view. To fix this problem, it should be changed to read something like this: ...
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