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How do you delete a moderator's answer?

Flag, upvote/downvote, comment on, or edit the post as you would a post by any other user. Moderators are instructed not to handle flags on their own posts, so your flag will be reviewed by one of ...
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Someone is Editing my Answers by Randomly scratching out words and Another User is just Approving it?

Are you talking about this review? If so, the editor wasn't scratching out the words - just adding spaces between sentences. The review does make it look like words were getting scratched out, but I ...
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Should I edit spam as well as flag it?

There are SE people who run a network 'bot which looks for spam. They advise me that it's enough to flag it, and that it isn't necessary to also edit it. Is it OK to edit obvious spam to break links?...
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How do I edit my profile?

I started with an unregistered account called Samadhi, couldn't log in and I register another account with the same name Samadhi. It is possible to merge the two account into one seeing that I've ...
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Why do Dharmafarer URL links to Piya Tan's publications not work anymore?

Thanks to some work by Shog9, all 466 of these links have been updated for you, so even if the dharmafarer site doesn't update their links, you won't need to worry about editing them all manually. He ...
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Is puthujjana used as a pejorative on this site? Should that be allowed or should it be moderated?

The term "puthujjana" by itself is not a pejorative but it may have been used as a pejorative by some users. Please see the Buddhism SE Code of Conduct which says the following on ...
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why is there a buddhism meta forum?

Every StackExchange site has its own Meta site too. Buddhism Meta SE is meant for Q&A on the operations and moderation of Buddhism SE. So, if you have any technical questions (like "why have ...
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Is this a site for questions about personal meditation experiences?

It's very hard to answer questions about personal practice in this format, and I've seen very few quality answers, nor was I able to give many myself. The answerer either has to know enough about ...
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Is this a site for questions about personal meditation experiences?

Welcome to the site. I think those questions are at least permitted if not welcomed: those questions are tagged personal-practice. The description of this tag says, Questions containing or ...
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Can you do a search for votes compared to number of answers?

With SQL (a query language) you can write a query (and/or adapt an existing query) using SEDE. I did that: see Questions with answers and votes. The 'subtraction' column displays the difference ...
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Can one share buddhist jokes?

Jokes would be appropriate in any chat room. This site's main chat room has been nearly/unusually inactive in the past, but feel free to use it in future. Some other sites (for example CodeReview.SE) ...
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How do i insert a hyperlink into a comment?

Just to add to Chris's answer, if you ever forget, just click on the little orange "help" text beside the comment entry box:
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How do i insert a hyperlink into a comment?

Markup for comments is defined here: _italic_ and **bold** text, inline `code in backticks`, and [basic links](http://example.com). Click here to see the markup for this answer (because this answer ...
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Community Wiki for Bucket List Questions

Amirite? Yes I think you are right: I was pleased to see your knowing about the CW feature, and using it. CW can be useful, for building reference lists, for example: Terminology index - a list of ...
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Someone is Editing my Answers by Randomly scratching out words and Another User is just Approving it?

When you look at https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/2375 there are two buttons (near the top left), which are named "rendered output" and "markdown". To better see what was ...
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How do I edit my profile?

Your profile is displayed at https://buddhism.meta.stackexchange.com/users/151/user535875 (for meta) and/or at https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/users/151/user535875 (on the main site). The two ...
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Are we correct about our community's potential?

In my opinion, if you have some knowledge you want to share, you should do the following: Ask the question that you actually had in mind when you started looking for knowledge you want to share. Wait ...
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How could one contact a moderator?

Flagging is one way. Posting here on Meta is another way. Actually, you don't even need to contact us, one of us four should be online most of the time. We are watching most question threads and ...
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How could one contact a moderator?

To contact moderators privately a flag (a flag will contact any/all moderators). Flagging a post has no automatic effect on reputation. I think you can't flag your own posts but you can flag e.g. any ...
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What are the different colours?

See these topics: Why do some questions in question lists have a yellow background? What do the colors on Stack Overflow mean? I found these by searching the meta.stackexchange.com site. In summary:...
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Is it possible to find one's answers after deleting the account?

Assuming you know the user's ID (it's included in the URL of a user profile): ♦ moderators have the ability to see a list of posts (questions and answers, not comments) by a deleted user If the ...
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What does a reputation deduction with the description “User was removed” mean?

There's some explanation of that here, on the main Meta-site -- What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it? There's also a Help topic on the subject -- Why do I ...
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Is puthujjana used as a pejorative on this site? Should that be allowed or should it be moderated?

I like this line, Focus on the content, not the person. I think people are here to answer questions about (and discuss) doctrine ... not to discuss each other. It reminds me of a joke about Oscar ...
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SE does not award Vox Populi badge, even if I use 40 votes per day

Perhaps this is a frequently-asked question in the main Meta site -- https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=vox+populi+39 And perhaps it's related to something you voted on being deleted.
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un-upvote an answer without downvoting?

You click on the up-arrow to upvote an answer: and click on the up-arrow again to cancel the upvote. See Is there a way to cancel upvote on answer / question? If I try to un-upvote an answer which I ...
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What happens when comments one wanted to Flag are deleted?

You're welcome to bring it up on Meta. Thank you for asking! Moderators can view deleted comments if they have reason to. I was watching your conversation while it was happening, and I didn't know ...
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