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How can a low-rep user remove an accidental downvote?

During a workout my phone interpreted the motions of my body as prompts and I ended up downvoting an answer to this question. The time limit had passed for me to undo the downvote. On other sites I ...
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can't unfollow a post

I'm following this question. When I click "Following" to unfollow it, I get a notification that I'm no longer following it. But that's a lie: I still get notifications from it, and if I ...
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Can I award a second bounty to an answer that I have previously awarded a bounty?

If I have offered a bounty and awarded it to an answer, can I subsequently offer a second bounty and award it to the answer that I awarded my first bounty to? My rationale is to increase the net ...
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Feature request : SO should automatically delete Chat-GPT answers

I tried to copy an answer from Chat-GPT and paste it in https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/120888 SO was not able to detect it as a Chat-GPT answer. Why this feature is not implemented yet?
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Have picture based questions increased after ChatGPT?

I'm seeing too much increase of picture-based questions after ChatGPT. Is there any data available to prove this?
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How can an upvote be undone after 15 minutes without the post change?

I posted this question A question involving dead cats several months ago, and it received one upvote around that time. It was last edited several months ago, and any vote should be locked in after 5 ...
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Ability to undo green checks

My recent question was answered by "Stiv", and I green-checked it. Then I accidentally undid it twice. Is it actually possible to undo green checks, just like votes?
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A brief guide to MathJax for PSE users

What is MathJax? It lets you include nicely-typeset mathematics in PSE questions, answers, and comments. The syntax is described below (with links to places where you can find more details). Two-...
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How to post an image with no text?

Some puzzles are self-explanatory and need only an image. For example, see the fish and the star. However, the question review software insists that I include at least 30 characters of text. I've ...
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How to use a monospaced font in Puzzling questions?

What are the ways to use a monospaced font in a Puzzling StackExchange question? If there are multiple ways, is there a preferred way?
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Can I ask for feedback about a new kind of puzzle for kids?

Background: Puzzles for kids such as you see in children magazines always seem to belong to a small set of predefined categories. There are shadow matching puzzles, mazes, spot 7 differences, etc. ...
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Should I ask for the re-opening of this question?

This question has been closed an hour ago: Reasoning game : The little piglet Reason given: Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. This question may invite ...
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Reduce minimum bounty offer for the second or later bounties on the same question

I recently offered a bounty on my first question, but it didn't receive much attention, nor had it received any answers. The option to offer/start another bounty is now gone (the link-like button now ...
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"You've Exceeded Your Question Limit" Comes Up Unexpectedly

Now, I understand that nobody here understands the algorithm as of how are timed question bans issued ("You've reached your question limit"), however, whatever the algorithm is, this doesn't ...
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Can someone explain why this account was merged with my main account?

So I registered this account about two months ago, after I deleted my previous account that was associated with my main login. I registered this account using a different e-mail address, I made up a ...
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Suspended from suggesting edits

I suggested an edit to a question which was trivial in the small picture but was a grammatical punctuation mistake that I fixed. A few minutes later I find my edit rejected and a nearly identical edit ...
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“Proper attribution” for non-original puzzles: a guide

Help! One of the following is my case: People commented on my question asking for attribution... My question has been closed because it lacks attribution... I’ve seen comments/closures on other ...
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What is "Serial Voting" & why was it selectively reversed?

Some time ago, I was editing my puzzle and suddenly saw the vote count move up. By the time I competed the edit, the vote count was back, which surprised me enough to accidentally not commit my edit. ...
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Tag I can't find: "insider" puzzle

I just finished checking all Puzzling site tags. I recall a tag that meant that the puzzle involved knowledge about the site itself, and maybe a user, but I didn't see it. Was it deleted? Did I not ...
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Is it better to ask gaming puzzles here?

I have a concept of a puzzle to be related to Minecraft, considering I have quite a huge part in it. Since it is both a topic in the gaming criteria (Arqade) and it is also supposedly some puzzle (...
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If I got a good puzzle, can I post it on Meta if I am question-limited?

Thanks to some advice from my previous meta posts, I finally came up with a good puzzle. As we all know, the question limit isn't removable thanks to the downvotes, and can only be cleared if we put ...
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i.stack.imgur unconditionally shrinks large images

There's a visual puzzle consisting entirely of 1 image that I've originally made for a different community. Because it was locally successful, I thought it would be nice to share it with the world. ...
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Enough reputation, but can't chat?

I just posted a question on PSE, and it got 2 upvotes. So, I get 20 + 1 existing rep. So, naturally, I have enough to talk in chat. But, when I opened The Sphinx's Lair, it says I don't have enough! ...
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What can I do in this pressuring situation?

I posted a well-received puzzle the other day where users needed to find out what word goes into the blank spaces in a few sentences, and the first user to post an answer got it right. I didn't want ...
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When an answer gets accepted, should the *question* be edited into the actual *answer*?

Unlike on other Stack Exchange sites, questions posted in Puzzling Stack Exchange very commonly receive answers where the authors of the answers aren't 100% sure that their solution is correct, as ...
risky mysteries's user avatar
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Ghosted for a few minutes by a Suggested Edit?

Recently, I expanded the Review Queue list and saw a red dot on the Suggested Edits queue (if you don't know, that means that it's not empty), so I clicked on it (naturally). But as I was reviewing, I ...
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A collection of customizable Puzzling Tools

Here you will find the complete code to apps/tools that may help you solve puzzles and/or create puzzles. They may even turn tedious procedures into interactive simulations! If you have a piece of ...
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Can include answerer's content in my question when he has given some permission?

How to edit my maze question to improve understandability? How can this three dimensional ball maze be solved? I just want to include the maze without his answer and correct it- can I do that? I was ...
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What is the policy regarding using internet pictures and logos

On this site I have seen (also used) many clip art pictures or logos from the internet. Some are TM or Registered TM. I have also noticed that on the internet itself prople use these and brand logos ...
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Line between a programming puzzle and a programming problem

I've answered many questions on Stack Overflow, many of which got me to sit down and think in a way like it were an entertaining puzzle! Here is an example of such a post. I want to know where the ...
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How to edit my maze question to improve understandability?

https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/posts/103953/edit/80c5badc-356e-4204-a9e0-cb947225ae0e Bubble got the images to display in the question but users kind of need the descriptions of the images so how ...
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Is there a public discussion somewhere where some users decided that the tag Riley-riddle should be created?

There have been some meta post where users discuss whether or not a new tag should be made for riddles that go like this. The result was that it wasn't necessary. Recently, before I knew about the ...
risky mysteries's user avatar
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Flag immediately accepted?

I just flagged a comment as being "rude or disrespectful," and as soon as I pressed "OK" to flag it, the comment disappeared. When I checked my flags, I saw that it had been marked ...
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When do you get a "User was removed" message in your reputation tab, accompanied by a -2?

I'm asking about when you get a User was removed message in your reputation tab, accompanied by a -2. Besides the case where the user upvoted a few and downvoted many posts, is there any other ...
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Why are quotes invisible in this SE site?

I was exploring the site and saw this. I haven't met the same thing on other SE sites: Maybe it's my Windows fault that I can't see it properly? Or perhaps that's a feature for puzzling the look of ...
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Do views equal viewers?

Although the following question appears related, it does not answer my specific question. What is the logic behind the number of views of the puzzles? Question If a question has "30 views", ...
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Learning to solve puzzles for new users

I am a new user, now that I have a bit more time I would like to learn more about how to improve in solving puzzles. Most of the time when I attempt to solve a puzzle I keep using the same set of ...
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Is there a font/format I can use to keep the size of each character equal when posting riddles?

When I write rhyming riddles, I make it a challenge for me to use the exact same amount of characters in each line. When that happens, congrats to me! But the rendered output doesn't show my effort. ...
risky mysteries's user avatar
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Am I allowed to join the The Sphinx's Lair?

Am I allowed to join the The Sphinx's Lair? http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/14524/the-sphinxs-lair The link keeps asking me to wait "Just a second..."
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What is "kbd"? A grey tag?

What is the "kbd" in Markdown? What does "kbd" mean? It looks like a gray tag. grey tag Source
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How do I put a bulleted list behind a spoiler tag?

I get that typing ">! text" puts the text behind a spoiler, e.g: And I get that typing " - text" buts the text in a bullet point, e.g.: text How can I get the bullet into a single spoiler? ">! - ...
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How could a question be marked duplicate in 2 minutes?

I saw this question. 2 minutes later, it was marked as a duplicate. How is this possible?
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How can I conduct a search on Puzzling.SE for a question that contains a slash mark?

I ran across a cipher of the form NNN/N NNN/N NNN/N etc., where N represents integers. I feel like I've seen a puzzle like that before, probably here, but trying to search for this kind of pattern ...
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Please can "How to get to an island with a tree in the middle if all you have is rope" be undeleted and historically locked?

This question is one of the most important and memorable parts of Puzzling.SE history: How to get to an island with a tree in the middle if all you have is rope? Oh, sorry, maybe you can't view that ...
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I just joined Puzzling, but can't post an answer

I saw a question that I wanted to post an answer to, so I joined Puzzling. My reputation on other sites allowed me to immediately get the +100 bonus... which should allow me to answer the question. ...
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Unable to give bounty of lower value after given upper bounty

Example → See me from your view point - As seen by the rest After giving a bounty of 250, why are lower value bounty options removed? It is better to keep all bounty values, even after a bounty is ...
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What happened to Fortnightly Topic Challenges?

We haven't had a Fortnightly Topic Challenge since the Short and Sweet one, and I enjoy reading those puzzles. What happened?
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Disputes about content on question?

I asked for help on the website for a question and I gave out more context to it but instead my question was locked until further notice. Why?
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Math problems from a series of stories

I want to write a long story (one chapter per question) and some of the chapters may be just math problems. Where should I post those chapters? Or, may I make some changes to those math problems so ...
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Posting similarly worded questions on meta - how?

I was about to post the Q3 installment of the "best of" series when I was prevented by the system. It doesn't allows me posting because it recognizes the question to be a "duplicate" of some previous ...
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