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18 votes

Can I ask to have a block or left alone by a user?

No. You can't. Every user with the requisite rep is entitled to vote on the content you post. That's by design: we use a crowd-sourced evaluation. There may exist users that cast more downvotes than ...
dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten's user avatar
17 votes
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Can I ask to have a block or left alone by a user?

As a user that frequents SE sites intermittently (and with less reputation than most, including yourself), please interpret my upcoming critique as independent from the high-rep user/users you believe ...
OnStrike's user avatar
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16 votes

Bad behaviour from mod

The offensive comment from Fawad has been deleted, but as a room owner I can see it and I can confirm that Fawad told ACuriousMind to shut the fuck up. I think Fawad should consider himself very ...
John Rennie's user avatar
13 votes
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How many times can I down vote a particular user over in a given time frame?

A few things: The user you refer to has cast quite a few votes, but only about 81.7% of them are downvotes, not 90%. Call this pedantry, but I think it's important to distinguish between claims and ...
HDE 226868's user avatar
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13 votes

How many times can I down vote a particular user over in a given time frame?

To be very frank: you shouldn't even be contemplating this questions; you should always vote the quality of the content and never the user who posted it. Nor will anyone tell you what the limits of ...
dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten's user avatar
12 votes

Flag questions that are actively being answered when voted for closure and postponing the closing until submission

A large part of the purpose of closing questions is preventing them from being answered. We close questions that we do not wish to encourage on our site, and receiving answers encourages people to ask ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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11 votes

Flag questions that are actively being answered when voted for closure and postponing the closing until submission

I sympathise because I have had this happen to me. In the past I have seen a homework question and thought that even though it was homework there was a nice conceptual discussion to be had. Then as I'...
John Rennie's user avatar
11 votes

Bad behaviour from mod

For the record: I asked you to not ping users in chat who hadn't shown any indication of being interested in being pinged by you: Please do not ping random users in an attempt to get a question ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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9 votes

Serial up and down voting by a moderator

Voting by moderators works exactly the same way it works for other users, and moderators are subject to the same voting restrictions as other users. The serial voting detection and reversal mechanism ...
dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten's user avatar
8 votes

The reputation bar to add a comment should be reduced

It can happen many a times that there will be someone who doesn't do physics or care at all about it, but they have this website www.X.com that they want to promote, and having a bunch of links ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
7 votes

Flag questions that are actively being answered when voted for closure and postponing the closing until submission

If this is happening to you frequently, then the problem is that you have different idea of what kinds of questions are on-topic than (some of) the people who are reviewing the close-vote queue. That’...
rob's user avatar
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6 votes

Why won't you spend your reputation (on bounties)?

I'm the anomaly that rob pointed out in the comments, so I'll weigh in. As far as I'm concerned, any rep above 25k is fairly gratuitous, given that there are no more privileges to be earned (despite ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
5 votes

Flag questions that are actively being answered when voted for closure and postponing the closing until submission

If a question is gathering close votes, but you believe that it's worthy of being answered, then you can assist the OP in salvaging it. We don't just close questions because they are bad, or because ...
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4 votes
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Notification to the user whose comment is deleted

The ethos in the MSE answer linked in the comments, Comments are third-class citizens in our system by design; they are little more than post-it notes on the units of real work, questions and answers....
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
3 votes

Why won't you spend your reputation (on bounties)?

Popular, "every day" questions get a lot of exposure because many more people can explain every day things. Incredibly esoteric or nuanced or specific questions get less attention because fewer people ...
tpg2114's user avatar
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3 votes

Serial up and down voting by a moderator

Also mods can't vote more than once to a post. The only possibility to vote multiple times, if you use multiple accounts for the task. Doing this "correctly", the SE has no way to know, that they are ...
peterh's user avatar
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3 votes

Notification to the user whose comment is deleted

Removed comments basically fall into three somewhat-overlapping categories: The comment was part of a discussion which led to improvement in the post it was attached to. Since the improvement has ...
rob's user avatar
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3 votes

HTML tag rendering

A limited subset of HTML is supported on Stack Exchange. For details on what is and is not supported, see What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?. The italics tag ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
2 votes

Feature Request: Dark Mode

Is it possible? Sure. Is Stack Overflow (the company) going to invest enough developer time to produce this (and commit to continue to invest enough developer time to maintain it, which is an even ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
2 votes

HTML tag rendering

Your most recent comment suggests that this was a problem which happened only briefly on one platform, so for now I'll tag as "not reproducible." But if the issue returns, let's talk more. ...
rob's user avatar
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1 vote

HTML tag rendering

I've marked this as status-declined (it had incorrectly been marked as status-completed) since we're moving away from mobile views and instead into responsive design land — and this bug appears to be ...
JNat's user avatar
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1 vote

Feature Request: Dark Mode

Thank you for this. I know Dark Mode is a highly requested feature. We currently don't have plans to bring it to SE, one of the big issues here is the custom designs many of the sites had, it would ...
Sara Chipps's user avatar
1 vote

Anonymous comment feature to explain anonymous downvote?

To leave comments anonymously, choose a pseudonym for your display name. (As you have figured out, I think: I assume your display name is a reference to the famous Ramanujan, rather than your own name....
rob's user avatar
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