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Moderator close votes

No, when a moderator votes to close a question it does so immediately, without waiting for other votes. Moderators on some sites have asked for the ability to choose (for circumstances where they aren'...
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Deletion of comments?

You won't normally see notifications of deletion. Comments are frequently deleted on SE websites as a matter of bookkeeping, especially +1s etc.
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I see "Unregistered" next to some users in their profile page. What is this?

I noticed the same here: If you want to answer a question, it is not necessary to login with your Stackexchange account. This option becomes visible when you log out and is show as below: It means ...
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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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Number of Votes Shown

You don't show up on that page because you only voted 4 time this week, for a user to show up on the week page, he/she has to have voted > 10 times in a week. If a user has voted > 10 times, and hasn'...
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How do you ping / contact a user?

I appreciate your efforts to make this site grow and attract new (or in this case old) users, but I feel you may be a little too enthusiastic. First of all, Buddhism SE is doing a great job for a ...
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How to search for question with less than n answers with m upvotes?

That level of control/customization in not built-in to the site's default user interface. But, the StackExchange Data Explorer ("SEDE") lets users create and run arbitrary queries. SEDE queries run ...
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Can different chat rooms be pinned to the side bar?

Any chat room associated with Buddhism on chat.stackexchange.com will show up in that little sidebar widget as long as it's not a private room. Make as many rooms as you like! The widget shows 2 rooms ...
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Who corrects the spelling on the tags?

You can always make suggested edits to improve posts. The changes won't take effect immediately, though - they have to be reviewed first. While you're right that we don't have users with enough ...
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Why is the @ symbol being deleted in comments?

When you comment, the owner of the post (question or answer) on which you are commenting is automatically notified. Therefore, mentioning their name is redundant. It doesn’t do any harm, but it isn’t ...
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Where has this bounty come from?

It was bountied by a real user who subsequently deleted their account. Note that this means the bounty can only be automatically awarded: when it expires, if any answer is above +2, the highest-voted ...
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How to search for question with less than n answers with m upvotes?

You can do this straight from the Buddhism SE search box. To search for only questions that fall within a particular range for score, number of answers, or number of views, you can enter an upper or ...
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how do you report someone abusing power on this site?

I assume you are talking about me closing your question, Why might having a pet be inappropriate for an Upasika visiting a monastery? as "primarily opinion-based", and then closing its exact duplicate ...
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How do you report moderator abuse?

Reporting abuse To answer your question, What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused his/her privileges? describes how to report it. Personally I've never tried to "report abuse". ...
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How do you report moderator abuse?

I would say, bring up an actual case here on meta, and let community and other moderators take a look. If discussion confirms there is something to be corrected, the other moderators should ask the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I add linebreaks to comments?

It won't work with comments, just answers and questions. You can also just use <br/>, BTW; double new lines actually create a new paragraph, I think, rather than a carrier return/line feed.
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