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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What to do if I am a victim of revenge downvotes?

StackExchange has an automated script to scan voting patterns and automatically reverse any abnormal patterns of serial voting (both downvotes and upvotes). However, this runs once every 24 hours ...
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Does editing questions affect their position in the feed?

Does editing questions affect their position in the feed? Am I to understand that every time I'd edit a question, it would resurface in the question feed? Yes, it does. It will bring it to the top of ...
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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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What happens to the content when a beta site "fails"

The traffic (posts per month and views per month) on this site does not appear to have been decreasing since 2017. It declined from 2014 (when the site started) through about 2017, but remained steady ...
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Why do Dharmafarer URL links to Piya Tan's publications not work anymore?

I asked about that a couple of weeks ago ... How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site? ... this has happened before but there isn't such a tool. It's easy to find all the links (with ...
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Why do Dharmafarer URL links to Piya Tan's publications not work anymore?

To fix the Dharmafarer URLs, change from: http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/14.13-Khemaka-S-s22.89-piya.pdf To: http://www.themindingcentre.org/dharmafarer/wp-content/...
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Why does it say BETA?

In the old days, a new SE site would be in "beta" when it first started. Ideally a new site would start, become more popular and stable, and then "graduate". "Popular" means having enough questions ...
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Unregistered user, or user with multiple unregistered accounts

Users are allowed to use unregistered accounts. I brought up this topic with him via comments once and he declined, saying (I forget the exact words he used) that he will no longer register on an ...
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A question has been answered but the user missed to accept and is now gone. How to avoid "bumping to homepage" automatically?

Thanks for asking. I think the bot will bump it if: No answer or No accepted or upvoted answer I upvoted (so, that topic shouldn't be bumped again). I didn't upvote originally because I could't ...
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Not possible to get notifications?

I think you can't "follow" a topic, can you? Is there a UI element which lets you do that? But you will get a notification: When someone answers a question you posted When someone comments, ...
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Could we be able to choose more than one answer to our questions with a check-mark?

The current software doesn't permit it, so that would be a new feature request. I don't know whether Stack Exchange developers or product managers read this Meta site, or whether you must post any ...
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The site's functioning

thanks for posting here on meta. I think you're asking two questions: Why can't I post a comment? Why was the question off-topic? Ideally this site is for Questions and Answers, not for discussions ...
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Where is the question that I can put this answer about sexual and rebirth?

The question that I answer for has deleted. Yes, its author deleted it.
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Are my questions premoderated, why does it take them a few minutes to show up?

I don't think any are premoderated; not by a human moderator anyway. If I post a question of my own (on any site), I think I found that maybe it takes a minute or so (not a few minutes) to show on ...
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Deletion of a Post

See How can a post be deleted? The post you linked to was flagged (for moderator attention), and was downvoted; but no-one had yet voted to close it (so it wasn't on track towards being deleted). To ...
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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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