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Why was my self-answer accepted, and why did I get +5 rep?

I just found that my own answer to my own question has been marked as accepted today, and I got +5 rep for it. I didn't do this, and I didn't think it was possible to get rep for accepting your own ...
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Is a question about calculators in SI format according to “what topics can I ask about here”?

I put the following question (10k-only link) and immediately received down-vote, thus, deleted it. Could be question is off-topic, could be someone is happy trigger of down-votes. Yes, I known is a ...
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Things one should be aware of before deleting account?

I am about to delete my account (and not just stay inactive). Since I am pretty heavily addicted to the website, I fear I might have an urge to post a comment or an answer to a question (...and ...
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Printing questions on PSE

Since the layout has changed I have some problem printing questions and answers: the text is pressed to the left in a very narrow space causing a huge waste of space, paper and toner. The text has ...
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How to enable bounty option in a question?

It seems in some questions I can see the bounty tab but in some I can't. So how to enable bounty tab in every question?
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How can I get a new password . Old one not working

The one I think is the correct one is not working on a different browser. I am logged on continually in firefox. thanks
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How to delete a wrong answer after it has been accepted?

On those occasions where I have furnished a wrong answer to a question on one of the SE sites and that answer has been accepted, I find I cannot go back and delete the answer. I instead edit the ...
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OP edit is identical with my rejected edit

This is mainly to help me understand how the reviewing of edits (to questions) works. I recently had an edit to this question approved by a reviewer (Chair), but then "rejected by Community" because "...
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Where is the downvote?

Now and then I get a downvote that shows up in "recent achievements". I go to the associated question, and there are no downvotes shown at all, on answers or comments. What am I missing?
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Question was protected while I was writing an answer. Can a mod post my answer?

I was writing a comprehensive answer to a question when it became protected before I could submit my answer. Could a mod please submit my answer for me? I took a lot of time to write up and research ...
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Who said that I prefer to keep an air of mystery about myself and why?

Who and why did someone say about me "Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them." referring to me? FYI - I forgot this place was here. I posted once about the mass of photons (...
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How to write mathematical expressions in questions using android devices? [duplicate]

I posted a question at Physics Stack Exchange site, and I uploaded a photograph of the calculation I had done on that. But, I was asked to write all my calculations in the question(and not in the ...
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What is the best/easiest way to write math symbols on this site? [duplicate]

For those with an Android phone, what is your favorite app, or whatever, for displaying math symbols on this site?
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Can I ask an answerer to Fix a broken link in their post?

In this post: How can I put a permanent current into a superconducting loop? There is only one link at the bottom of the only answer. Can I ask the answerer to fix the link? How?
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As a link in a comment how to mention the title of a question instead of its URL?

In a comment, I want to write the title of a question (to point out that it's a duplicate or related stuff) instead of "pasting" its URL. How can I do that?
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Harmful edits: which action?

If I find an edit which caused more harm than help by a new user, and which was subsequently approved, is there any action I should take, in addition to fixing the edit? (And in this case, should I ...
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Why I cannot ask question? [duplicate]

I cannot post a question anymore! What can I do to solve this problem? I think somebody did not like my questions and finally, a m... f... kills me. I do not have a lot of time. What can I do?
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How can I make a question on topic? [duplicate]

Why is my question "Electrical resistance calculator question" on hold ? What does this mean ? How can i improve it ? Here is the link to my question Electrical resistance calculator question
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Can a question with an upvoted answer be deleted?

In discussion on another question there was some disagreement over whether a question can be deleted by regular users if it has an upvoted answer. (Here we are talking neither about deletion by the OP ...
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How to view answers to a deleted question?

I have a question which was asked on this site, but then deleted: namely the answer to "How to use the book Classical Electrodynamics by J D Jackson? [closed]" referenced here when I was doing ...
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Reopen request on a recently closed question

I would like to have this question reopened. In contrast to the users who expressed their apparent confusion, I found the question to be very clear. It also seems like one that would get a whole lot ...
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Why am I blocked from posting further questions?

As all community members know I am just a beginner of physics. Mistakes often happens from everyone .Why can't everyone give me a second chance to blot out my mistakes and this is how I can improve my ...
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Why did I get chat suspended for a year?

I've been chat banned for a year after having served a 2-day sentence. Can you please point out what I said that was particularly offensive? I don't believe I said anything wrong, at all. (Of course ...
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What does 'user was removed' mean? [duplicate]

In my feed I got this "user was removed" and - 5 reputation. What does it mean? Am I having any kind of trouble with this?
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How to enable Mathjax for chat on the Android mobile browser?

Suppose I am a user of stack exchange chat. And I am on Android mobile. My questions are 1) How do I enable Mathjax In chat. Can I? I am asking as the question asked was answered for computer not for ...
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Is there an efficient way to search all questions and answers in Physics StackExchange? [closed]

Is there an efficient way to search all questions and answers in Physics StackExchange? "Help" says to use the search box that's in the upper right hand corner of every page. There's no search box ...
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How to kill the duck

There is a duck on the homepage. It is a bright colour and does not scroll with the page, hence it is a hideous eyesore and needs to be removed from my sight. I clicked on it, hoping a close option ...
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What to flag for “lack of basic research” questions? [duplicate]

There have been a variety of questions that shouldn't be allowed under current site rules because they are very clearly lacking basic research - 2 minutes on google would probably help them with their ...
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Is it possible to include invisible code in a post?

I wanted to include a diagram in an answer, but Mathjax doesn't support TikZ. I therefore wrote the TikZ code in a local .tex file in my PC, compiled it, and included the diagram as a .png file. The ...
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Can this Q be reopened for answering?

https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/391682/ Closed as too broad, but - see comments - there is scope for a good answer. I'd have written more (times, energies), but comments aren't the right place ...
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How do I delete my account on se? [duplicate]

Please tell me how to delete my account on se? (leaving because using it too much.)
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How do I delete my account on se? [duplicate]

I know this question is irrelevant, but please tell me how to delete my account.
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Answer ban correction

I am banned from writing answers, and all the answers I wrote, the question has been already been deleted by someone. Actually they were homework questions and I answered them, so it is not ...
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Correction of mistake regarding votes [duplicate]

How can I upvote/undo downvote of a question/answer/comment which I mistakenly downvoted? Similar is the query about a mistakenly upvoted question.
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Editing my own stuff get me suspended?

I just got taken off a 1 year suspension for the second time. I don't want to do anything that will get me another 1 year suspension. I saw many things I wanted to edit on my own stuff while I was ...
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Is it possible to change review decisions?

Today was my first time reviewing low-quality posts, and I accidentally pressed the "Looks OK" button a few times for posts that should clearly be deleted, as I was used to reviewing edits and "Looks ...
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How to stop asking duplicate questions?

Whenever I ask a question that is found to be duplicate. If I search the question previously to make sure it was not asked before it does not appear as the language of me and the question is not the ...
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What does the red circle mean next to a review queue?

Gut feeling is the red dot means "this queue is important right now/needs help or attention" yet it tells me the queue has been cleared. This is contrary to the grey circles, which go away after I ...
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Duration between two questions which I can ask

How frequently I an ask a question? Stack exchange says we are no longer accepting questions from this account why?
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Modified closed question won't reopen

I posted this question (previously called "Lagrangian of two pendulums tied together") five days ago, whereafter it was soon closed as off-topic. The reason for this was understandable: it looked as ...
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The problem with spam flags

I have flagged quite a few posts and answers, 2 of which were spam flags and both were declined. Why? Isn't spam anything redundant and lengthy? For instance, if a person's answer is "...
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Put on hold messages

When I see a put on hold message, it will always show put on hold by someone. I would like to know who these people are. Are they moderators?
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Question ID on mobile app

I was wondering how do I find the question ID of a particular question in order to flag it as a duplicate. How can I find the question ID of any particular question?
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Offensive user name

Is there a way to flag a user for the name? I noticed this user's name after answering this question. I don't know about any policies on user names, but this one seems like it could very well ...
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How to view number of views on mobile app

How does one view the number of views to a particular post? I can’t seem to find it. Perhaps someone can send a screenshot to help?
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What happens to helpful flagged posts [duplicate]

I see my flag being marked as helpful. What does that mean? I do not see the post being removed, or anything happening to it. Why?
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Why are some posts shown with a pink background in the list of flags I've raised?

Upon looking under the list of posts I flagged, some are pending/ helpful. Under those helpful ones, some are highlighted in red. What does that mean?
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Earning badges more than once

What happens say if u got 2 posts with >10000 views. Do you get 2 famous question badges or 1? It is said: Question with 10,000 views. This badge can be awarded multiple times under the description.
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Retracting flags

Initially I wanted to flag a question because of certain reasons. However, after the OP edited, I do not want to flag anymore. 1. Would my flag be declined? 2. Should I retract my flag?
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What is a well-received post?

There is a badge awarded for 5 well-received posts. How does one define well-received? Based on views or votes? How many of each are needed? The badge also mentions positive question record. What ...