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moderator privilege abuse

Your account was suspended for 7 days for a reason which was explained (in considerable detail!) in the suspension message. D.W. issued the suspension for perfectly legitimate reasons and in full ...
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moderator privilege abuse

Here are some options that are available to you, if you wish to dispute a ♦-moderator's actions: What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused his/her privileges? The following ...
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Suspicious activity: what's the best course of action?

Flag, flag, flag. If you see something, say something flag it. The mod team is on it. Give us a little time to investigate. In general, flagging is generally the best solution. It's usually ...
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CSTheory or CS for a question on the existence of a specific research topic?

It's hard to say whether it is a research-level question without seeing the question itself. If you are working through an undergraduate textbook and it got you to wondering, odds are that this is ...
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A bug or intentional reputation reduction?

This is intended behaviour, and has been forever on SO/SE. Here is a discussion about the issue. This is unlikely to change, but you are welcome to propose a change on meta.SE.
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How can I format the algorithm better inside a question?

You can do the formatting using a table for alignment of the labels, manual spacing for indentation and manual typesetting of each word (paying attention to spacing). $$ \begin{array}{ll} & \...
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What should I do if I miss-created a tag with a typo?

Normally, if you've just created a tag, you can rename it by editing the question(s) that have it to remove the misspelled tag name and adding the correct tag name. There's no way to explicitly delete ...
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5 votes

Unreasonable censorship

It seems you have received an automatic question ban, see this help center article for more information. This likely the consequence of your two questions being poorly received. Moderators cannot lift ...
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5 votes
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P vs NP question put on hold?

Closure reasons Your posts are closed because are unclear, not self-contained, using non-standard definitions and mixing terminology. P = NP attempt in the background is not a problem in your posts, ...
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What to do if your best questions are getting downvoted?

This is somewhat improvement, but please, take a step back with your attempts. Pick a book, read questions here, take some course and learn basics. It cannot be done in one or two days, human brain ...
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Can my question be undeleted?

I think you should be able to undelete it if you visit the question at https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions/99006/a-data-structure-that-makes-finding-close-objects-easy , and I think you can find ...
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Why don't three T*'s (T*T*T*) appear if I type three of them after each other in a question or comment field?

*stuff* is for italic formatting. To insert an actual *, type a backslash before the star: \* But I suspect that you're looking ...
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Request to Approve Edit, so I can Edit more

Thank you for your work to improve posts on this site through suggested edits! I appreciate it. And thank you for flagging that we are behind on reviewing suggested edits -- sorry about that. In ...
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Are `\bigl` and `\bigr` supported in MathJax on the Computer Science Stack Exchange?

The characters { and } are not allowed as delimiters for \bigl, \left and such, as these ...
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Why is a published research blocked from asking questions?

The system automatically question-blocks users when they've repeatedly posted low quality -- as measured in (down-)votes -- questions.
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A question was posted from a colleague's final exam. How do we determine who posted it?

Not that I know of. Stack Exchange protects the privacy of user accounts. In any case, moderators and site members won't be able to provide this information, so if you would like a definitive answer,...
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Is there a way to draw derivation trees with MathJax?

I use \dfrac (or \cfrac). (Example.) And yes, it's painful. Please don't post images of math. They're completly inaccessible to ...
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3 votes

No Computer Science link in the footer!

Under “Science”, the footer now lists MathOverflow, Mathematics, Cross Validated (stats), Theoretical Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Philosophy, and a link for more. ...
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What should I do if I miss-created a tag with a typo?

There's very little to worry about here: just create the new, correct tag. The old one, if unused, will be cleaned up by the system after a while. (I went ahead and fixed the spelling.) If there are ...
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Are questions asking for the rationale or purpose of something on-topic?

I don't think we have any specify policy on "Why" questions; I would refer to our general criteria on what questions are opinion-based or too broad. In general, answerers and voters need to ...
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P vs NP question put on hold?

Since I have put your post on hold, I will first explain why I did so. I have not done this because of the topic of the question. The reason why I put it on hold is because At the time I did, your ...
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Can I ask for recommendations of further reading?

Even though this question is not fit for this community, I would like to go ahead and suggest some websites that may help you. I appreciate your interest in Computers and your enthusiastic approach. ...
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Can I ask for recommendations of further reading?

If I understood your goal then it seems not a good fit here. We do not do the books/magazines recommendations here, the same with questions about the current innovations. Some questions about the ...
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Can't close a question that's a duplicate of one on another site

Duplicate closure only works within one site. This is by design: similar questions in different communities are likely to receive different answers. For more information, see What to do with cross-...
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Using LaTeX in posts creates superfluous | symbols

It is a bug I have been having for the last 2-3 days. It happens with all MathJax rendering, not just in a profile. The culprit must be a browser addon, because when I start a new, clean, browser ...
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Using LaTeX in posts creates superfluous | symbols

Do not use MathJax in your profile. It won't work on sites without MathJax, e.g. Meta. Also, nobody wants to see colorful markup in your description. I have looked at your profile and some of your ...
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Duplicate of a question without answer

Oops. Sorry about that. I don't think you missed anything. You're right -- I don't believe you can mark it as a duplicate of a question with no answers. I think flagging was the right thing to do -...
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How to review low quality posts

There are several closing reasons: In this case, "needs details" would be an appropriate choice, IMHO. Note that closing does not necessarily imply "poor quality": an offtopic ...
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Is there a way to change the text colors?

Unfortunately, Stack Overflow is the only site on SE that has an alternate color scheme ("dark mode") as a built-in option. There is a request to implement this for the entire network, but ...
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How can i improve my post

But I do not get their approach. This is not a valid question, so we don't know how to answer. I recommend you to mention explicitly where you don't understand.
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