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On a bad day, I deleted my account due to a disagreement with moderators. Can I have a post reinstated now that I have recovered my account

On a bad day, I deleted my account due to a disagreement with moderators. Can I have a post reinstated now that I have recovered my account (being in a much better mood)? The link to my post was/is ...
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Is there a way to contact a specific moderator directly?

DISCLAIMER: This isn’t about any moderator decision directly regarding me (I don’t think I was ever subject to a direct moderator decision, or if I was, I forgot :-) As for the title, I’d like to ...
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How do I see my deleted answers?

It's happened a few times that I recall writing an answer on a topic but can't find it later. I think it happens when the question was deleted -- for example, if the answer has score 0 and the user ...
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Is this question in the reopen queue and if not, why not?

This question was edited while being on hold by me. This should have pushed it to the reopen queue. However, this does not seem to be the case: A reopen review task does not appear in its timeline – ...
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How can I find questions where I and another user interacted?

I would like to find a post showing an interaction between me and another user, probably under the form of me (or him) asking a question, and he (or me) providing an answer, which would be the easy ...
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Are you allowed to edit an answer that you disagree with?

In this answer of mine there is a disagreement with another user over the validity of my answer. In response to the user's comment, I edited my answer to provide an explanation of why they were wrong ...
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Finding question with an interesting comment about ReLU activation functions?

A few months ago, I read an interesting comment by user shimao to a question, which linked to a YouTube video where some lecturer (a mathematician, I think) showed how ReLU activations don't solve the ...
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What is considered an “unanswered question” in Stack Exchange?

I noted the discussion recently about the high proportion of unanswered questions here on CV and decided to try to answer some. So, I clicked on the "Unanswered" button but, rather than start at the ...
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3 upvotes (on answer) yielded only 10 reputation. Why not 30? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I posted this answer: https://stats.stackexchange.com/a/350970/117812 which yielded 3 upvotes, no downvote. My "latest achievements" (goblet icon) says that I have achieved 10 reputation ...
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Why do we have a tensorflow tag if questions about programming are off topic?

This question was put on hold for being off topic with the following note: "This question appears to be off-topic because EITHER it is not about statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data ...
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Why do tag-synonyms show up separately in search?

I was trying to collate some tags about randomization and noted that random-allocation seemed to be the parent-tag of preference. As I searched tags for instances of "random" I noted some hits for ...
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Calling attention to an edited question previously marked as a duplicate

I have a question, here, marked as a duplicate. I have substantially rewritten the question to differentiate it from the question it supposedly duplicated, and I am fairly certain that no one reading ...
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Does this question violate any of the community rules?

I'm new to Cross Validated SE. I've asked this question and got 2 down votes. So, I'm asking if it was an off-topic question or if there is a better way to ask it.
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Best practice for creating tables on Cross Validated? [duplicate]

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Appropriate econometric model for repeated cross sectionals I am wondering if someone could please point to some online resource or provide some help ...
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How to see when a bounty was started?

I was wondering which answer would be awarded the bounty for this question: Convolutional Neural Network Scale Sensitivity If I understand correctly the bounty mechanism, since no answer has been ...
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How can one find tags with no wiki excerpts? How can one sort tags by recency?

In tags, there are options to see them by name or popularity or recency. For the first two, you can go through all the tags, but for recency, you can only see the most recent. It would be useful to be ...
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How to delete an empty tag?

There is a new tag coupla which is a clear typo of copula. I corrected it in the one post it is used in, but how do I delete the tag itself which is here: https://stats.stackexchange.com/edit-tag-...
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How to write the independence symbol?

I wanted to write this formula in an answer: All the instructions I found involved creating new command or extra packages, is there a list of available symbols supported by Exchange? I got stuck in ...
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Odd upvoting pattern? [duplicate]

I haven't been very active on the site lately. In the past several days I've noticed that very old crusty answers of mine have been getting upvoted what seems like an atypical amount. Is anybody ...
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Help me find a question on multiple measurements of the same quantity

I'm quite sure this question A better estimator than average? (whose title is not very appropriate, btw) is a duplicate. I suggested closing it as a duplicate of this one: Two measurement devices ...
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How do questions actually convert to community wikis?

I stumbled upon this question which, aside from being in need of some cleaning up, is not "answerable" as much as it's an open community wiki. Common statistical tests as linear models How do users ...
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Tag [smallareaestimation] needs a couple of hyphens in its name

I found the smallareaestimation tag and I think it needs some hyphens, i.e. should it not be small-area-estimation instead? I wanted to edit it manually as there were only five questions tagged with ...
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Can I reopen/extend the bounty on a question?

10 days ago I asked a question here: What is the difference between a Spine, Register, and Index? On the following day (Sunday) I added a bounty worth 50 reputation. That expired this Sunday gone, ...
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Must logging out of CV really require 4 clicks?

Does the new site design really need four steps to log out of CV? Click the StackExchange image top left. Click the StackExchange image top left, but this time featuring a down arrow/triangle. ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

The top bar has changed and I can't see the link to help any more. Where do I find the help pages now? Are they gone? (Everyone should be seeing the change now.)
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How can I access the edit history of a post?

This must be somewhere in the help system, but I fail to find it with SE search which is not very good! So, how do I see the edit history?
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I have 50 rep. Why can I not start a bounty?

The help center explains that the minimum offer for a bounty is 50 reputation. I have enough repuation to do so now, but I do not see a link to start a bounty under any question, no matter how old. ...
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What happens to reputation if an upvoted answer is moved to another SE site?

As per object: if a question which received some upvotes is moved to another SE site, what happens to the OP reputation? Does her/his reputation on CV decreases, and the reputation on the other site ...
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Can I move a conversation to chat before the 11 comments threshold?

I searched for an answer to this question before asking, but I couldn't find it (I admit I'm not very skilled in using the "search" function on the SE sites). I would like to move the comments for ...
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How can the same post be closed as 'opinion-based' and marked as community wiki? [duplicate]

I have to admit that I don't know much about the Community Wiki concept. I thought it would denote questions that were either particularly interesting, or which by their own nature would attract a lot ...
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Can I find excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag?

Can I find (the old) excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag? E.g. the excerpt and Wiki of the arima tag builds on ARMA (does not discuss what ARMA is). But since arma has been ...
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Why was my question on combining probability distributions put on hold?

I asked a question about combining equally-likely observed PDFs: Combine three equally likely observed PDFs. I'm not sure how to combine them. I showed my best attempt so far. What more can I do? ...
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How to search among my favorite questions

As per object. I tried to search among the questions on Meta, but I couldn't find anything (maybe it's also because of limitations in the mobile site).
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Duplicates? Where should I put my question?

I asked a question about Neural Networks in the Signal Processing site Question However now, checking the different sites I wonder if this is more on topic in Cross Validated...(that is my first ...
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How to find all unanswered questions in a particular tag asked within the last year?

I can select unanswered questions with a particular tag. How do I then select from those, the questions asked within the last 2 years, ordered by votes? Is there a way to do that?
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What is meaning of a flag being disputed or declined?

I have discovered that I can find out the fate of my flags by clicking on the relevant field in my profile where it tells me how many helpful flags I have raised. I understand what "helpful" means, ...
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How do I find what percent of my points come from which tags?

If I assume that for an answer that I give to a question, the tags take equal shares of the points I have been voted, how do I make a ranked list of tags that gives tag name, tag rank, and sum of ...
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MathJax has ceased rendering on my system

Between yesterday and today MathJax (and edit previews) have ceased working. I have not updated my browser in that time, nor have I changed my browser settings. Is there a troubleshooting page to ...
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How can I save a search?

I think that some top users here on CV have a saved search which allow them to find the unanswered questions with some specific tags, without having to rewrite the search each time, or even some kind ...
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Question put 'on hold' was edited, but it was not reopened. Why?

Why is the question https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/268914/summation-notation still on hold in Cross Validated, after I had edited it by re-wording and providing more details?
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How to offer a bounty on a question with unsatisfactory answers?

I am very interested in a straightforward definition of the concept "positive regression dependency on each one of a subset" (with straightforward example a plus) as described by Benjamini and ...
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Is there a procedure to propose the reopening of a question?

When a question is put on hold as unclear (for example), is there a way to propose that it is reopened? Like flagging? In particular, I think this question is clear enough to be answered and I would ...
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How can I draw a neural network in my question?

I would like to draw a neural network. How can I do this in Cross Validated? Do I have to upload a picture or include a link? Or is there a more elegant way? The same problem appears to other ...
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Question posted by someone 2-3 hours ago on Hamiltonian Monte Carlo

About two or three hours ago I read a question on "why Hamiltonian Monte Carlo works, in plain english" or something like that. I had an idea for an answer and a couple references, but I can't find it ...
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I asked 2 questions in 1 post, now I have 2 answers, each one answers another question, which one to accept?

In 1 post I asked 2 questions. I asked them together, since they occurred together for me, even though in hindsight I could've asked them separately. However, now I have an answer that answers my ...
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How to undo a vote?

Today, I accidentally up voted an answer, while intending to up vote another answer. To undo this, I hit the down vote button, but after that, I had down voted the answer. So I up voted it again, ...
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Why was this on-topic question deleted?

There are two upvoted answers to this question* (mine and someone else's). While the user appears to have been removed and the question has a -3 score, it seems that these answers are productive and ...
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Is there a way to upvote comments?

I was looking at possible badges I could earn on CV. I think there was one where you could earn the badge by voting for a specified number of comments. I have seen numbers to the left of some comments....
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Why is the community moving CV questions to the homepage today?

Officially the Community is saying that this is being done to reevaluate for questions they recently activated (reactivated) the answers as to which are good or bad. But how are new comments, upvotes ...
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How do I get the OLS linear regression parameter inaccuracy question off of on hold?

The question When are OLS linear regression parameters inaccurate? has been rewritten 10 times at least. There should be no reason to have it [on hold]. How do I get it off [on hold]? Mind you, there ...