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Non-human reviewer

When a user account gets deleted, some of its actions (votes, reviews, etc.) sometimes move to the Community account so they will not be nullified (sometimes we do want these to be nullified, in which ...
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21 votes
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Why was this question automatically deleted by the Community Bot on 08/13/2022?

As you know, some questions are automatically deleted. Indeed, this also happened in this case. Specifically it seems to fall under 10 in that thread How does deleting work? What can cause a post to ...
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"Copying" someone else's comment for an answer

Comment-answers are not answers. The system doesn't treat them as answers, no reputation gain is possible, it is not possible for others to upvote [edit: whoops, you can upvote a comment; but it's not ...
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11 votes
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Did the Community user make a mistake?

The question asker deleted their account, and upon account-deletion, all negatively-scored content from that account is deleted. So the question did meet the criteria for deletion, although not those ...
10 votes
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Community makes content edits?

The edit was suggested by an anonymous user, i.e. a user not logged in (usually because they don't have an account). If such an edit suggestion is approved, the edit is "credited" to Community♦.
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Who Created the Community User. There is a Saying on Their Account that “They are not Really a Person”, But Who Made Their About Page?

The Community user is mostly a token in a data base. The edits done by the community user are for the most part suggested edits that were proposed and approved by users. In rare cases SE starts some ...
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8 votes

Community user wearing hats for voting?

So I guess you are talking about the Vote Early, Vote Often and Wireless hats, whose descriptions say, respectively cast a total of 250 votes on any seven consecutive UTC days vote on ten ...
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Did the Community user make a mistake?

This is not a separate answer, just a tip to keep in mind with respect to users who delete their accounts, or their accounts are deleted. I'd comment, but I plan to post an image, which I can't do in ...
6 votes

"Copying" someone else's comment for an answer

Comments are adequately credited by words like "as stated in the comments by user $U$ ... ". The CW mode has its disadvantages, and not everyone will want to use it. It makes sense for authors to ...
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4 votes
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"Community" added swear word to answer 4 years after the answer was typed

I just stumbled across this and thought it'd be worth formalizing the answer that has already been given in comments by Daniel Fischer and Jyrki Lahtonen. What happened is that the edit was proposed ...
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"Copying" someone else's comment for an answer

I deleted my earlier answer because it was unduly judgemental and not thought through properly. After a long exchange of comments under zyx's answer, I do want to provide an alternative answer again ...
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Community user wearing hats for voting?

The Community user has very many votes attached, see https://math.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community?tab=topactivity A reason for this is that certain normal votes will be transferred to the ...
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4 votes
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How do Community bounties work?

As explained in some older posts, the fact that the bounty is owned by the Community user means that the user who originally offered the bounty have deleted their account. See: Bounty by Community? ...
3 votes
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Community bot can send messages now?

That's a new feature for the first-post queues (as mentioned in a comment there are now two such queues, one for answers one for questions). Reviewers are encouraged to leave comments for the post-...
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What is the recommended procedure to request disassociation from a post?

Both are acceptable. However, my preference is that a flag for per-site moderators is raised explaining the request. On the one hand, this keeps us informed. On the other hand, it might make for a ...
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2 votes
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Are bumps by community user shown/logged somewhere?

As pointed out in the comment, bumps by Community User are now recorded in the timeline and the revision history. They are also recorded in the Data Explorer (SEDE) as ...

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