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Specify again which Community bot process deleted a question [duplicate]

In the days of yore (i.e. before last Monday or so), on questions deleted automatically deleted by Community, one could see which process caused it to be deleted, e.g. RemoveDeadAbandonedQuestions. ...
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Did the Community user stop automatically demoting [featured] posts after 30 days?

I recall that once upon a time the Community user removes the featured tag from posts 30 days after it's added (example, see revision 4). However, this question has been featured for more than 40 days ...
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What causes Community to destroy non RA or spam-flagged questions?

On Politics, a troll used to like to spam some weird question about urbanization and homicide in South America or some similar incoherent nonsense. Looking through some deleted questions in moderation ...
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Can we bring ancient duplicates up to date?

In the past, before we had the current closure notes the community user edited in the possible duplicates inside the text of the question, once the question got closed. See for example here. Today ...
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Excavator badge awarded for editing question after Community♦ had bumped it to the home page

I just received an Excavator badge for Why can't I access my FTP server with Windows Explorer?. However, I was just browsing the home page, not merely looking for old posts; this question appeared ...
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HTTP -> HTTPS script didn't change everything [duplicate]

In 2017 the network decided to implement the HTTPS protocol, as was announced in Network-wide HTTPS: It's time. Although that post isn't completely marked as status-completed I think most, if not ...
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What does it mean when an answer is submitted by Community?

What does it mean when an answer is submitted by Community? (The example I came across - the screenshot is from the Aviation home page.) Surely a user didn't answer and delete the unregistered ...
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What are the evil posts that the community bot downvotes? [duplicate]

The description of the Community user mentions: Own downvotes on spam/evil posts that get permanently deleted Should the correct wording be "inappropriate" instead of evil? What does an evil post ...
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What does the “help post localization backfill” automatic deletion reason mean?

I noticed this question (10k-only) that was apparently deleted by Community more than five years after it was originally deleted, but no events (neither undeletion nor anything else) have occurred ...
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Community♦ raised flag for 20+ comments even though most of them are deleted

2 comments left. But Community♦ raised flag to move comments ('cause there are 20+) to chat. I guess, only not deleted comments should be counted.
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Why wasn't this question automatically protected after receiving a combination of spam answers and non-answers?

As per the FAQ on protection, questions are automatically protected as a result of deleted answers if the number of deleted answers from new users, plus the number of deleted answers with helpful spam ...
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Community should add HTTPS to Chat links

Community changed all links to stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com to HTTPS a while ago. However, it seems to have not done this to links to chat.stackexchange.com, as seen in this search, this ...
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Community user profile has a non-HTTPS link

I was recently reading about Community, when I noticed this ironic, very minor, problem in its profile: the link to an answer in its profile is not HTTPS. However, StackExchange moved to HTTPS ...
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Is the community bot ruining the community by bumping old posts?

I have been an active member of UX Stack Exchange for a little over 2 years and in that time, I have noticed the Community bot push years old posts to the top of the questions homepage. Now, I ...
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When are tag wikis created by the Community user vs a normal user?

When viewing the history of tag wikis, I've come across quite a few tags showing that the original revision was by the Community user, and quite a few that were by normal users. Two random examples I'...
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What's the difference between Community♦ and user0?

(https://webapps.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/111499 shows action by both.) [Edit: At first glance they both looked like special users. Not so.]
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Why does it say that the Community user does not participate in any other communities?

I know that the Community user is in every site, but when looking at its profile on any individual site, it says "This user does not participate in any other communities currently": Why is this?
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Why can't I find Community user on Meta sites?

You can find him on main site. For example, on Stack Overflow: But can't on Meta Stack Overflow:
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Link to help center instead of meta FAQ on community user profile for automatic question deletion

On the Community user profile there is a list item Remove abandoned questions. This item links to this meta faq, but should probably link to the help center article: The help center also includes a ...
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Why did Community auto-protect this question when an answer from a high-rep user was deleted?

This question was automatically protected at the same time as this answer being deleted. However, I believe it was incorrectly protected. Per the protection FAQ, questions are automatically protected ...
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Is the Community user able to earn badges?

Just recently the one question that the Community user asked on MSE got up to 25 favorites. This means that Community now qualifies for the Favorite Question badge. I've waited a while, but community ...
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Can ordinary users with access to moderator tools undelete questions deleted by the Community♦ user? [duplicate]

When moderators delete a post, ordinary users cannot vote to undelete. When a question is dead or abandoned, it may be deleted by the Community♦ user (RemoveDeadQuestions, RemoveAbandonedQuestions). ...
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Does undeletion reset the RemoveDeadQuestions clock?

A ~35 day old question with no votes or answers received a downvote resulting in a score of -1, and was deleted under the RemoveDeadQuestions criterion. I have voted to undelete such a question. ...
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Why are old (and abandoned) questions getting bumped to home page?

I'm a big fan of WordPress, - and want to help the community by answering questions on the dedicated Stack Exchange. However, - I can see that 'Community' has started to bump old questions to the ...
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Can a moderator overrule a suggested edit approved by the Community user?

I'm aware of what's explained in the answer to "Why does the Community ♦ user approve and reject edits?". However, consider a suggested edit review scenario which looks like so: ModeratorX♦ reviewed ...
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Community user id interpreted by absolute value in search

On every use profile page the search bar on the top of the page already contains user:<id> text to simplify search for post of the currently visible user. But this doesn’t work correctly for the ...
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Can moderators get access to Community user and perform moderation activities?

According to its profile description, the Community user can perform some actions like bumping old unanswered questions, deleting unwanted questions, tag tuning etc., but there are some unmentioned ...
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Is it possible for a mod to delete the community user?

A mod can delete a user, or destroy their account if the user has less than 500 reputation points. The community user has 1 reputation point and is a user. So, what happens if I try to delete or ...
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Is there a way to filter out all “Community” bumps?

Do we really need Community pushing 3 year old posts to the top just because the OP didn't select an answer? Why do I have to go to "hot" posts to get all the recents?
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Should bounty-winning answers still be downvotable?

This is a multipart question regarding bounties, votes, and something I don't quite understand. On one post I made, I was awarded a bounty (by Community), and had two upvotes on my answer. OP says I ...
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Allow hiding automated script edits from the Community user in its activity list

I was looking through the Community user's activity list so as to get a list of the anonymous edits I (and many other users, but before December 2017, almost all mine) made over the course of editing ...
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Community rejects edit with incorrect reason [duplicate]

Community properly rejected this edit due to edit conflict. The rejection was triggered by this edit by the author. However, the review message by Community is This edit did not correct critical ...
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Why does the Community user wear the 'Ooh, Shiny!' hat on Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I just noticed on this post that the Community ♦ user wears the 'Ooh, Shiny!' secret hat on Meta Stack Exchange. This is not the case on other sites, like Stack Overflow and a handful of others ...
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Community user's RSS feed is a 404

Recreation steps: Go to "Community" moderator (user -1) user page on the Security Stack Exchange: https://security.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community Click "Activity" Click "user feed" 404! NB: ...
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Why do edits from Community require approval? [duplicate]

This revision has Community User as an editor, not a reviewer*, and it even has summary of its edit: So I think that there is actually a human behind this. But even so, why would its edit need to be ...
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Inconsistent usage of deleted user name on closed questions [duplicate]

This question is closed: Mod links disappear on profiles with long display names One of the close voters has been deleted, but his name still exists in the list of voters in the notice message of the ...
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Odd things going on with Community ♦'s network profile

The network profile of the Community ♦ user seems ... odd. The Top tab contains these three questions. Why only those? Community ♦ owns many more questions (and answers) with a positive ...
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HTTPS image conversion didn't work for .ico files

In Roadmap to HTTPS: serving and uploading HTTPS-images only, Step 3 said: After this is enabled, old posts that have HTTP images, accessible via HTTPS, will be edited accordingly. This will be ...
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Deleted by Community not shown on review (audit?) page

This question on Meta Stack Overflow: Why is this answer spam? concerns a failed review audit (link, SO 10k only). It looks a little bit strange, because it doesn't show that the Community ♦ ...
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Community User deleted a question I answered [duplicate]

The Community user deleted a question I had an accepted answer on. If it was a low quality post, I would have expected a close reason and then the delete votes. That didn't happen here, though. Why ...
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Unanswered question repeatedly bumped to home page, OP is dormant

As per my post on Software recommendation meta ... I am looking at this recently bumped question. It has three good answers (two of them mine :-) but the OP has not upvoted or commented any ...
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Does the Community user bump 'status-completed' questions as well?

Two days back I saw an ancient meta question on some stack - don't remember the exact one - and it was a 'status completed' question. The asker themselves then added an answer and accepted it writing ...
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Fix http://data.stackexchange.com to https://data.stackexchange.com with Community♦ for correct session handling

If I click on an HTTPS link to https://data.stackexchange.com, I will be identified: But if I click on an HTTP link to http://data.stackexchange.com, I will not be identified: This HTTP issue ...
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Are dead Community Wiki questions removed? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question over on Super User, but found a duplicate target that provides an answer to it while I was typing the question. I posted the question and hammered it with Mjolnir as in my ...
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What is the meaning of Community response as revised and replaced? [duplicate]

Recently I got many responses from Community as shown in below image. It says action as revised and replaced http://stackoverflow.com/ with https://stackoverflow.com/ I know Community a background ...
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Why can votes be retracted for posts edited only by the Community user to change to https?

I understand what's written in the answer to "Why isn't the Community bot silent when editing posts that have http://* to https://* for stackexchange sites?", i.e.: edits by the community bot ...
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Why isn't the Community bot silent when editing posts that have http://* to https://* for stackexchange sites?

For example https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/144821/revisions Why does this show on the post, wouldn't it be better just to show it in the revision log?
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Community user's network profile displays top questions

On the network profile for the Community user, it has two posts listed under Top Questions. On their respective question pages, the Stack Overflow question is attributed to "anon" while the Workplace ...
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Community User's network profile > activity tab is crashing [duplicate]

Two things I found unusual on Community User's Network Profile: accounts tab shows only Area51 account. -- This looks previously discussed as Why the Community ♦ user accounts aren't connected ...
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Question re-bumped by community every month

This question, on the electronics meta site, gets bumped by Community about exactly the same day each and every month, and that's the seventh time (see the timeline). Why? I haven't seen that for any ...