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Why can I no longer suggest edits?

I have noticed recently, that both in meta, and in Skeptics Main, I no longer have the ability to suggest an edit. Is this a site-wide thing, or is it just my account? Is there a reason this happened?...
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Why did the link to community elections disappear from the main page?

Why did the link to community elections disappear from the main page but is is still on Meta?
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When should we expect the Moderator Elections to take place?

I was wondering, when should we reasonably expect them to happen? I am not sure about the standard time from Launching to the Election, so I have no idea how long it takes. I suppose there isn't an ...
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How to deal with perceived admin abuse?

Following a discussion in the comments for the answer to the Is the Earth 6000 years old? question, I asked https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/8833/is-understanding-of-chemistry-entirely-...
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Why is this answer unreferenced?

This question asks about an Einstein quote: Did Einstein say "if you can't explain it simply you don't understand it well enough"? I know the origin of this quote is in a well ...
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Where did some of the answers to my question go?

I usually like to go through my questions and answers and edit them, and make sure that they are up to date. I was going through my skeptics.se questions, and in this question, Does a webpage with a ...
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Convenient link to Area51 page? [closed]

From time to time I am curious how well the beta is doing. Each time I'm looking in vain for a link to the Skeptics page on Area 51, before finally going to the main Area51 page and searching. Shouldn'...
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Reputation score for grounded users

I see score of one user is showing 1 while I know he was in 2700 before. I know he got grounded for not obeying SO policies. My question is how does the scoring work, when you are grounded for some ...
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FAQ: Welcome to New Users

I am a new user here on Skeptics.SE. What do I need to know?
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My account stopped working on the main site, but stll works here, please help!

Can someone help me with getting my accounts straightened out? This account (which I'm posting with now) is my main account: https://skeptics.meta.stackexchange.com/users/3068/randolf-richardson ...
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What happens when answers with more than 600 characters are converted to comments?

I noticed that Sklivvz said he converted this answer to a comment, but it didn't appear in the comments above. The answer itself was about 660 characters, which leads me to believe that Sklivvz used ...
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Where did the question about the first bug move, or do I remember wrong?

My impression is, that we once had a question, whether it is true, that the first bug in history was a real bug (the animal), but I can't find it. To be sure, I searched on Programmers too, but ...
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Is it acceptable for a moderator to edit my question and remove my clarification statement?

A moderator seems to have taken my question a bit too personally https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/6487/did-steve-jobs-really-innovate-anything He may have strong opinion about what ...
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Make “aviation” and “airplanes” tag synonyms

Please make airplanes and aviation synonyms, preferably under aviation. Otherwise questions get tagged doubly.
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Is the strange lights question off topic?

This question: What is the nature of ghost lights like Naga Fireballs, Will-o'-the-Wisp, Min Min Light, Hessdalen lights, Chir Batti, et. al Asks for a scientific explanation of these phenomenon. My ...
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Copy Editor badge not working?

As you can see here, I have more than 500 edits on the site. However, the copy editor badge has not been assigned. Am I misunderstanding what I need to do to get the badge or is it a bug?
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A day for bad questions [closed]

Mods, can you please review the recent questions for today: Isn't running with a side stitch going to hurt our body? The millenium goals of UN can be reached? Is it true that putting unripe pears on ...
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Why the declined flag?

This question about onions: Had 4 close votes and has since been deleted by the owner. It was a poor question because it depended on too many variables: what knife you use, how tolerant the cutter ...
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Are questions about reasoning behind results off topic?

Just going over some of the unanswered questions today and came across these questions: Are people who win the lottery more likely to go bankrupt? Interpreting people's motivation from body language ...
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Standard text for asking people to provide references etc

I have seen some of the diamond mods provide good quality comments that ask people to provide references or to let someone know that they need to improve their post etc. Can I please get the exact ...
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How does this site compute "consecutive" days visited?

I have visited this site every day for quite a while. For some reason, seemingly at random, the 'consecutive days visited' counter seems to reset. I looked at it yesterday and it was up to 8 or 9, ...
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FAQ: What makes an answer good on Skeptics.SE?

What does a good Skeptics.stackexchange.com answer look like? What are the qualities that a perfect Skeptics.SE answer would have?
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Delete the closed question

My First question didn't fall in criteria of Skeptics and was closed. This helped me understand what should be asked here and what should be not. After a week or so, i still see my closed question ...
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Weird Chinese site when trying to access skeptics.stackexchange.com

I just tried to access skeptics.stackexchange.com and I landed on a page that looked like this: The site is back to normal but it was like this for a few minutes. Why is this? Was this my problem or ...
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Are tag badges bugged on beta sites?

I was looking at Larian's profile and noticed he had the Great Answer badge. This is, of course, is at least 100 upvotes. That alone qualifies you for a bronze badge in whatever tags are on that ...
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How can I delete my Skeptics account?

I have other S.E. profiles, so I only want this one gone. Without going into detail, I feel like this is not the place for me and I want out.
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how long to wait before select an answer

hello, I made a question some days ago. I have only received one answer but it seems like personal research, no references are given but it seems at least credible. I think I wont get a better ...
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What happened with the close votes for this question?

The question https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/3672/are-there-three-types-of-people-when-it-comes-to-making-decisions used to have several close votes. When I visited it today, they were ...
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Functionality of StackExchange behind a Corporate Firewall

I generally only access StackExchange at work. Sadly, I have to go through some sort of proxy server/firewall thing to get to the internet. I just found myself unable to vote on questions and ...
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Unexpected sort order for answers

My understanding is that answers are meant to be displayed in the following order: Accepted answer, if any. Highest voted answer. Second highest voted answer. Etc. I am regularly seeing new, ...
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I've got a deleted question. Why?

Here. I know it's not personal, and I understand the same question is already finished under meta. But why deleting a question that was already closed and had comments, back links, references and ...
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How do I answer the question in red?

I do have a response to that question, but how can I give my answer?
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Spelling nazi request

The Hitler tag should be spelt "Adolf Hitler", not "Adolph Hitler".
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When People submit a question, does StackExchange have a method of checking duplicates like Digg?

Not sure how familiar you are with the way Digg did their analysis, but I see that the "related questions" when submitting a question here are poor matches to say the least. Hence why some may get ...
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Please merge or remove bio-fuels tag

My apologies, I created a bio-fuels tag for this question. After creating the question I created the correct tag biofuels.
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Flagged comment as spam; nothing happens

I flagged this attempt at sarcasm by user Peter of The Corn as spam, because: It adds nothing to question (doesn't ask/help to clarify, etc) It doesn't help with answer It is essentially some sort of ...
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If you are sure a user is vote-bombing you unfairly is there anything you can do about it?

I recently voted down a user that likes to make unfounded claims and has answered several questions with monologues about something else (as I've mentioned to him in the comments). Then I discovered I ...
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What happened to my n00b question?

Moderators: I had a n00b question here, some feedback and negative points were given and post was deleted. I'm not an admin so I don't know what was said on this deleted post.
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What's the process on public beta?

Yesterday, I watched the counter at Skeptics @ Area51 go from "The site's Public Beta will begin in 4 minutes", to "The site's Public Beta will begin soon", which is the status it's been in since. ...
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FAQ: When is it appropriate to "be a dick" on Skeptics?

There has been a long-standing issue in the Skeptics community that has been recently re-raised and re-branded by Phil Plait's TAM8 talk. It concerns traditionally hostile and/or mocking responses to ...
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Is there a skeptic.SE chat?

We don't have a chat link on our frontpage like the other SE sites. Don't we get one during the beta or what is the reason for that? I would think a chat would be very useful during these early days ...
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FAQ: Must all answers be referenced?

How strict should we be about references? When someone makes a claim, should we require them to support that claim with a source? If so, to what extent should we go? Must all claims be referenced or ...

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