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How can I undo an upvote of a comment?

I want to ask just what is in the title: How can I undo an accidental upvote of a comment?
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“Highlighted” Questions in the recent or newest list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question appears “blue”? What does it mean that certain questions are highlighted by a transparent green background when I scroll on the main page through the "...
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How to find all the comments written by some user?

Some users have excellent answers and one likes to look for all their answers about any question they replied to. That is easy, but sometimes their answers is in form of comments, or sometimes they ...
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Please recover my closed question

My question has been deleted. Please post it here so I could copy it. I do not remember the name, but it was about scientific method and boundaries of science and selective measurement that makes the ...
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How does SE decide to count user visits?

I have noticed there is a clear anomaly in how the site counts whether or not you've "visited" in a given day, as displayed on profiles in the visited xx days, xx consecutive part. Some days that I ...
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What's up with the “Have you considered starting a bounty or accepting an answer” tag?

I have this annoying tag attached to one of my questions, for which I have no interest in accepting the one inadequate answer, nor of starting a bounty. What makes this tag appear? Can you make it go ...
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Is there a standard place to point people to learn how to typeset their equations?

I've seen a number of questions in which the moderators change html equations into LaTeX, or else people writing in the comments that the site supports LaTeX. Do we have a standard place where we can ...
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How can I find recent changes, or what does active mean?

I asked a question about a month ago. After about a week, activity stopped. Now suddenly it is near the top of the list and the box says "active today". But I can find nothing dated today, and no ...
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Are questions about obtaining a degree on-topic?

I have a question about obtaining a grad degree in the sciences and I was wondering if it fits on the site. It's not a physics questions per se, but I would consider it a question best asked of a ...
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Email notifications for updates

Can we have email notifications similar to facebook? Its very hard to keep logged into stackexchange site waiting for relevant questions to come or to wait for answers for questions we post. ...
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We need more people to participate in this site [closed]

I have been asking fairly general questions in this site related basic 12th standard physics but could get very little answers. I got delayed responses and still could not get some really workable ...
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Can I ask question about electron configuration?

Is this the right place or shall I wait for the chemistry proposal?
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Question appears “blue”?

Some questions are appearing on the main page with a blue background - what does this mean?
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Please can someone explain the precise mechanics of reversing a downvote? [closed]

IMO, this should be in the faq's. I find the system as it is moderately confusing. Having downvoted a Question or an Answer, I believe I can reverse my downvote by clicking the downvote button again, ...
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Election result

The moderator elections are over, I think. Or is the election running still? Where do I find results? Edit: I concluded the election is over because David Zaslavski kills questions again using ...
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How do I delete an accepted answer?

Im convinced an answer of mine is incorrect, or at least, not as correct as some other answers. I wish to delete it. Thanks.
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Account management

What steps are needed to cancel one's account and annonymize the existing content?
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Question on log-in on other SE forums

If I want to log in in a different SE forum, eg sceptics, do I need to log in there separately, with a new identity?
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Why do I still see the “beta” CSS?

This post refers to the white-on-black, blackboard design initially proposed in Design for Physics-SE. This design was withdrawn and (after a spell back in site-beta design) replaced with the current ...
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Where can I find the explanation for the LaTeX/mathjax symbology used for equations in physics.stackexchange.com?

I'm trying to understand the answers given to the question: How long it will take for a tree to fall on a ground? For example how are the following to be interpreted $ $$ \ { } and what are: frac ...
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Is anybody there from the SE team?

It is clear that most of the people providing content on this site don't like the current design and would like it changed to a black on white default. It would be nice to know that something is being ...
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Contacting physics stack exchange mods

How do I reach just the moderators of physics stack exchange by email?
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Missing comment

Right now I have a comment in my "inbox": comment on Water Pressure in Free Fall This doesn't get you differences in a single But in that thread I do not see any comment. Georg
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“Page not found” when clicking on inbox item

Since yesterday there is an entry in my "StackExchange" inbox, coming from a thread about "why is atomic density not linear..." . The first line reads : @Georg Given that this answer is in ...
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This is a sandbox

This is a sandbox You can use this question as a formatting sandbox (if you can edit CW questions), and you can post answers if you want to test out formatting there as well. NB: It's hard not to ...
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How do I manage postings in discussions on an ongoing complex question

My question on wormhole time machines is getting into complicated discussions. Comments are too short for responses (and don't support e.g. images, which I intend to use for clarification) and ...
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Does the site have a cap on how many reputation points a poster can earn per day?

I was looking over the various badges the site has to offer, and noticed that a poster can earn a few of them for hitting a built-in upper limit for rep earned in a given day. That's fine, but I'm ...
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Some questions about the site's user interface.

First, is there a way to insert line-breaks into a comment? This is often frustrating me because the comments are sometimes quite unreadable without line-breaks. It would be also nice if [Enter] didn'...
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Is it possible to select questions by two or more tags at once?

For example: reseach-level + particle-physics + quantum-field-theory
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Is it possible to explain how to use LaTeX in questions / answers in the “How to format” help box?

After a bit of time using the site I can see people using lots of nice equations. But there's nothing in the "How to format" help box (or in the "full reference >>" link) saying how to do this. I got ...
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Moderators for beta. How does it work?

I'm not too familiar with the process, so hopefully someone can clarify here. Do we need any moderators for the public beta, which seems to be coming up in less than 2 days? Will members of the ...
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Very minor edits, e.g. punctuation

Is there going to be a way for me to make a very minor edit, e.g. punctuation, without pushing the question to the top of the activity date sort?