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All comments on my answer have vanished, not sent to chat or anything else

I deleted the comments to your answer to that question because they appeared to be a side discussion to the answer, which is not what comments are for, and because they were drawing flags. You might ...
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All comments on my answer have vanished, not sent to chat or anything else

I have no further discussion, I will not recant or change my mind; I suspect neither will you. I'd rather end this, it really is tangential to my answer, and this is not a forum for endless debate. I ...
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All comments on my answer have vanished, not sent to chat or anything else

I see 24 deleted comments, almost all about Santa Claus and Coca Cola. I don't know anybody who considers secularized Santa to be part of the Christian religion, and thus I don't see religious ...
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Incorrectly Deleted User - user31385

First off, thanks to reaching out to us to clarify this issue. We hate having to do these deletions, especially in edgy we're-not-so-sure cases, but they're required by law. Your profile was deleted ...
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How to handle harassment?

Unfortunately for you, there is no way (that I am aware of) within the Stack Exchange framework to block one user from interacting with one other user. That said, users have been suspended previously ...
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Can I request a moderator remove comments from my question?

Like F1Krazy said, posting on Meta is one way, though not necessarily the most expedient one, especially for things that actually require a diamond moderator. Unless there's a need to discuss the ...
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How to handle harassment?

And is there a way I can directly contact a moderator to have him blocked from interacting with me? I'm afraid I don't believe that's possible. To the best of my knowledge, there are only two methods ...
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All comments on my answer have vanished, not sent to chat or anything else

Comments have been cracked down upon SE wide. Many of the sites I frequent now do not allow for people to freely comment to make remarks and on some of them, you will actually get yelled at for it. ...
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Why are our traffic stats so low?

This is a network-wide problem -- something's broken in the path from Google Analytics to the reports we get in that summary box (for beta sites), in the site analytics that high-rep users can see, on ...
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Do I lose reputation when I downvote things?

You do not lose reputation for downvoting a question. You do lose reputation for downvoting an answer. You can find more here. You lose reputation when: your question is voted down: −2 ...
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How can I Remove the 'Possible Duplicate' Status on my questions?

I assume you're talking about the "possible duplicate of" notice that appears at the top of the body of the question. This notice is visible only to you. It predates the "is this a duplicate?" ...
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A determined duck is following me

It's an April Fool's joke, and it's April 1 somewhere in the world. See the Meta Stack Exchange question Stack Exchange has been taken over by a rubber duck!, particularly Rishav's answer to that ...
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All comments on my answer have vanished, not sent to chat or anything else

All long comment discussions are subject to deletion. Comments here on SE are "written on water." Their purpose is to improve an answer or a question, and they can all disappear at any time. They ...
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All comments on my answer have vanished, not sent to chat or anything else

I'm going to address specifically the "not sent to chat" part of your complaint. Moving comments to chat isn't a way to enshrine them safely forever. It's a way to move a hot discussion out of the ...
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What timezone is Writing Beta on?

Stack Exchange generally uses UTC for all timestamps. See also What is an SE “day”? When does each day start? In a few cases, it uses the rule of "somewhere in the world". I believe that's the case ...
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What is a positive question record?

According to this meta post, A positive question record means you don't have too many closed, downvoted or deleted questions, overall. The formula is (TotalQuestions - Negative - Closed - Deleted) /...
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how to award multiple bounties in the same question?

You can have three bounties at any one time. But a question can only have one bounty at any one time. Once the bounty ends you'll be able to add another. (Note that the minimum values will increase ...
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How to handle harassment?

The other answers explained how to deal with rude comments. If the comments are not constructive criticism and are downright abusive, they can be flagged and moderators will deal with the rest. I'd ...
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Can I request a moderator remove comments from my question?

Technically, you're requesting that right now, but that's not what you meant. If you want to clean up an entire comments section, the best thing to do is to flag one of the comments, select "...
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Could my upvotes be removed?

Yes. Applies to upvotes. (disclosure - I am a Mod at Money.SE) Some time ago, soon after I got my diamond, I saw activity from a member offering edits. These came in as items that needed to be voted ...
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Can one use Writing Meta as a sandbox for Writing Beta?

Yes! Meta exists to talk about the site, and IMO proposing and developing questions definitely counts. While there's nothing wrong with just asking a question on the main site and asking for edits ...
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Weird reputation

I can't figure out how you earned 236 reputation yesterday. You don't have any unusual rep events that day -- just votes and acceptances. As for today, I see in your rep history -35 for a user being ...
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Books made from Stack Exchange content

Repackaging content from Stack Exchange sites is legal so long as you follow the requirements in the CC-BY-SA license. This specific series of books has been brought up on Meta.SE, and even before ...
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How Do I Link in Comments?

It's the same as in an answer: [Stack Exchange](http://stackexchange.com/) ...becomes this: Stack Exchange It's just not as obvious since there's no toolbar. There's more about how markdown ...
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Some tag suggestions

Renamed (with synonym) Renamed to myers-briggs-type-indicator (with synonyms) Disagree. Not all plot questions are about plot structure. For example, questions about plot holes should be tagged plot ...
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Question is six years old, need updated answers

I don't think you need to specifically re-ask, but you can ask a different question altogether: Has standard manuscript format changed since 2011?
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Why is question closed with only two close votes?

The second close vote came from a moderator, and moderators can close (or reopen, or delete, or undelete) unilaterally. The moderator who closed it left comments explaining the problem and asking the ...
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how-to/help question -- badge progress

That page cannot be customized per site, as far as I know. However, this does sound to me like a reasonable suggestion. You may want to consider bringing it up on Meta Stack Exchange, which is for ...
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how-to/help question -- badge progress

Go to the Activity section of your profile. You can reach this by clicking on your total points in the upper right hand corner of every page. To see progress on some badges (not all), click on the ...
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