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    $\begingroup$ Seems rather not like an astronomical question … $\endgroup$ – chirlu Aug 31 '17 at 21:59
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    $\begingroup$ This is not a question, period. $\endgroup$ – pacoverflow Sep 1 '17 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ OK. - with fill $\endgroup$ – Wayfaring Stranger Sep 1 '17 at 15:08
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    $\begingroup$ @MatthieuCharbonnier The system does not have an announcement feature that is visible to the front page, aside from the "Featured on Meta" which has not been viewed historically on this site. When this post's usefulness has been expended, it will be locked as "of historical significance". $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Sep 1 '17 at 15:44
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    $\begingroup$ I think misusing questions in this way sets a bad example, especially for people who “come from outside of SE”. $\endgroup$ – chirlu Sep 1 '17 at 16:53