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Why is the Community user's reach infinity?

Why does the Community user's profile have infinity in its "reached" section? It's definitely not a number. This is how it looks like:
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What are the conditions and events that trigger the Community User to reopen questions?

I noticed that the Community User bot has reopened questions on various SE sites, based on the stats from the “2023: a year in moderation” meta posts. However, I don’t know what makes the Community ...
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Talking to the Community user [closed]

Is it possible to talk to the Community user? If not, why? So you may know it's a bot that sometimes bumps old unanswered questions, owns community votes, own downvotes on permanently deleted ...
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When is it not a good idea to rely on automatic handling of low answer quality score flags from the Community user?

The Community user flags some posts with Low Answer Quality Score flag. There are several options to handle such flags: Approve (with comment) Reject (with comment) Resolve flags automatically (no ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Attempt to change high contrast option for Community user leads to an empty popup notice

Being a moderator, you're able to access some settings of other sites' users, even for the Community (bot) user. In the latter case, changing the high contrast option leads to an empty popup appearing ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Community user's mini icon has bright background instead of transparent in dark mode

Community user has a user icon with transparency. Despite that, its mini icon (in the list of questions) still has a bright color as a background even in site's dark mode: ruSO enSO
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Don't count automatic review comments posted by the Community user as the "previous moderator action" on a post, as they are triggered by normal users

On moderator dashboard each item can contain a last moderator's reaction. That helps a lot prior handling that item by another moderator. But sometimes it's confusing (image taken from SO in Russian): ...
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12 answers
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Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

Intro I have seen people whose critique of ChatGPT rests on citing examples of unskillful use. Can resistance to permitting ChatGPT on Stack Exchange be in part attributed to an inaccurate appraisal ...
Julius Hamilton's user avatar
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3 answers
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Stop bumping questions that nobody cares about

This is a follow-up of What is the point to show to anonymous users posts bumped by Community user? How to prevent that bad questions be bumped in low participation sites? Bumps by Community-User are ...
Rubén's user avatar
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What is the point to show to anonymous users posts bumped by Community user? How to prevent that bad questions be bumped in low participation sites?

TL;DR: Showing Community-user bumped questions to anonymous users is more likely to cause harm than good, isn't it? If this is correct, what feature-request should be asked and where (per-site-meta or ...
Rubén's user avatar
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Community Bot "Feedback" Comment Posted but NOT from a Review?

I recently came across this SO answer in the "First Answers" review queue (FA). As it is not really in my field, I would normally have skipped it but, just as I was about to do so, I noticed ...
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Last modification by Community user, but actually not [duplicate]

The last modification here was done by Journeyman Geek (mod): But for some reason, in the question list, the last modification is stated to be by Community (actually a currently deleted user): Is ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Can the Community bot receive bounties?

Is it possible for the Community user to answer a question - like here - and receive a bounty if a bounty is placed on the question? At this point in time, Community's answer is the highest-upvoted, ...
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Loading the Community user's "All actions" subtab here on Meta.SE leads to a server error [closed]

Trying to access the Community user's list of actions here results in the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" server error page. I get to this link by going to its user profile, going to the ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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The Community user incorrectly has the staff label on all sites

I've noticed that the Community user has a staff label on all sites now: It also shows on user links on meta sites: However, this is incorrect: the Community user is not a staff member. It is not a ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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1 answer
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Confusion around the purpose of the community user

I recently posted a meta question on Stack Overflow (How does the Community bot know a question needs clarification?) about the Community user, asking how a bot could identify a question as being ...
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Having the Community user offering bounties instead of bumping

I dislike when the Community user bumps questions and flags them modified when no (valuable) modification was actually made. It is no longer a problem per se since Unix & Linux SE moderators ...
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Harmonize display names for automatic URL rewrites

A couple of years ago, Stack Exchange switched to HTTPS-only and all internal links were rewritten by (non-bumping) edits by the Community user, like this one here. I just noticed that on Stack ...
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Should the Community user's reputation be displayed or hidden?

Now and then, the Community user is shown as the last user who modified a post: Since it's a bot and not a real user, would it make sense not to show its reputation (and badges)? The concept of ...
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Why is the Community user listed on two brand-new sites as having been a member for 3 years and 11 months?

Two new sites (Proof Assistants and Substrate) came out today, and as of now they're 0 days into their private beta. Checking on our good robot friend Community on the Proof Assistants site, I noticed ...
Henry WH Hack v3.0's user avatar
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How can I view all my automatically deleted questions [duplicate]

Scenario 1: I ask a Stack Overflow question Link it to a GitHub issue The GitHub project maintainer is unresponsive for one year The question does not get much attention After one year the question ...
Ionică Bizău's user avatar
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Accessing the Community Bot's activity page makes the panda fall over

This is the activity page: Community Activity Last time something was up with the web farm (I presume full of spiders?) My activity page is fine. What's going on with that bot?
AncientSwordRage's user avatar
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1 answer
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The website link field is inconsistent between Community's profiles across sites

On Meta SE, the website link field for Community's profile is https://meta.stackexchange.com/. On RPG SE it's http://meta.stackexchange.com/. On Literature SE it's missing altogether. While this is ...
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"Bot" label appears next to my username when I delete a comment posted by the Community bot

On this post: A user asked an off-topic question The community closed it An irrelevant comment was posted by the Community Bot I (a moderator) deleted the irrelevant comment My username in the ...
Luke Sawczak's user avatar
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Community user missing the "All" subtab under "All actions"

The Community user's All Actions tab ("Activity" page → "All actions") is missing the "All" subtab that normally is a record of all its actions. Trying to force the ...
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Was this question auto-deleted (roomba'ed) while being a duplicate? [duplicate]

I thought duplicates with no answers aren't deleted, but if negative score they're deleted. This was confirmed by this example: But the FAQ led me here which says otherwise, namely it checks: not ...
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Make comments left after selecting "recommend deletion" in the late-answers queue anonymous

I checked this list and didn't find this mentioned (and I couldn't find it in search), so I'm asking it as a new question. When leaving feedback on a question in the first questions queue, it appears ...
Just_A_User's user avatar
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User labels, such as the Community user's "Bot" label, are missing in the "Reviewer Stats" panel

Since Please use the new Mod/Staff label tech to identify Community as a bot, I expected the Community user to always show a trailing "Bot" label. When looking at old suggested edit review ...
Unconsidered's user avatar
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Should Community’s profile page say "Hi, I'm not really a person.”?

The first few words in Community's profile page are Hi, I'm not really a person. Should these be removed? Arguments I can think of for removing. It’s redundant, the [bot] label is quite visible, and ...
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Why aren't the Community user's accounts linked? [duplicate]

When visiting the Community user's profile on any site, it doesn't have any other linked accounts. This makes navigating to Community's other profiles a bit difficult. It looks like each profile is a ...
41686d6564's user avatar
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Why can't I find the Community user on child meta sites? [duplicate]

Searching for "Community" on /users of a child meta site returns no matches regardless of which tab is selected: In order to find the Community user's profile, I have to look for it on /...
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Why wasn't this No Longer Needed flag automatically marked as helpful when the comment was deleted?

There's something strange going on with a comment under this question: How do you find how many questions have been asked on a given site? Timeline (September 17th, 2021, UTC): 16:45:10: created by @...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Please give Community its diamond back [duplicate]

Recently a long standing request has been fulfilled, identifying the Community user as a bot. I'm highly in favour of this change, especially with regards to the new stream of comments posted by it ...
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The canned comments left by the Community user are less than helpful, in some cases [duplicate]

I've seen a few examples: A comment on a post about licensing on Software Engineering indicating that the post needs clarification. The post is clear enough to know that it is off-topic. Editing for ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Community user seems to have started to post comments since ~ Aug 26? [duplicate]

It seems since a few days the Community user bot has started to post comments to certain questions and answers on several sites. Interestingly, these are comments for which I would expect a certain ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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What are the empty posts from the Community user on the activity tab?

There are some empty posts from the Community user in its activity history: What are those? If it's something deleted should it be marked appropriately instead of leaving the rows blank?
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
76 votes
13 answers
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Resolving Community user and "share feedback" issues in review queues

On our announcement for our updates to review queue workflows, we got a ton of feedback on the Community user being the one posting comments for users. Here's a quick summary of some of the major ...
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Please use the new Mod/Staff label tech to identify Community as a bot

We now have some really fancy new staff and moderator labels. They've gotten good reception, and I genuinely like them—they work well. Included in response to this feature was a request by Laurel ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Why does the moderator interface claim this question was closed by Community while it wasn't?

When a post is flagged, ♦ moderators can see which previous actions on the post have been taken by moderators. I was rather surprised that the waffle bar for this question showed that Community (...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Gem questions pop up

I like the way past questions pop up from time to time on the home page list of questions of the SE sites (modified by Community). But recently I've found myself wishing that supergood questions, or ...
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Why has Community's profile picture changed?

Why has the Community bot's profile pic changed from the beloved MSE logo to this: A common Identicon? Accident, or conspiracy?
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Disregard automated edits from the Community user when calculating the authors percentage of a Community Wiki post

Community Wiki posts show a "main author" and the percentage of the current post that is "theirs". The algorithm used to determine this percentage is old, (really old in internet ...
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Attribute automatic duplicate comments to the Community user

I just read the update to Workflow changes for review queues. There the following is stated: Reviewers are encouraged to leave comments for the post-author, but now they can also choose from a few ...
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When does the community user review first posts? [duplicate]

I was going through some posts in Ask Ubuntu and found a post which was reviewed by the community user. https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1121292 Does the community user review first posts once ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Allow to translate http to https migration revision text

Is it possible to make string like this one in revision list: replaced http://ru.stackoverflow.com/ with https://ru.stackoverflow.com/ translatable via standard SE translation mechanism? I suppose ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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1 answer
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There is any option to unsubcribe/unfollow already subscribed community [closed]

There is any option to unsubscribe/unfollow already subscribed community in stack overflow (Is this logout is an option for unsubscribing/unfollowing)
ACHU's user avatar
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1 answer
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Why was "Commonmark migration" notice suppressed here -- and not everywhere?

I noticed in an old answer an edit I made over a year ago. When I checked the revision history, I realized Community ◆ should have left its Commonmark migration note in a newer revision. But that did ...
ymb1's user avatar
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Explanation of [featured] tag auto removing by Community user [duplicate]

Recently I learned that the featured tag can be auto removed by the Community user. When featured tag is auto removed by Community, there is no edit summary I would like to know how this feature works....
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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1 answer
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How did Community ♦ post a bounty on a question? [duplicate]

I am baffled by the following question bounty banner: When is a bounty attributed to Community ♦?
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Can the http://meta.stackexchange.com/ in the Community user’s network profile page be changed to https://…?

The network profile of the Community user, mentions http://meta.stackexchange.com/. Can this be changed to https://meta.stackexchange.com? On copying and browsing it is automatically redirected to ...
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