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How to reconcile guidelines, community opinion and moderation

First of all, I realize that this topic has already been discussed ad nauseam, so I apologize in advance if nothing fruitful comes of this. I strongly feel that there is a large disconnect between ...
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Moderator closing, reasoning behind it, and handling thereof

I am leaving the relevant moderator's name out of this question because I wish to focus on the actions and facts and not on the person. First, I sincerely thank whomever migrated my question (Need to ...
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Programmers.SE Summer Cleaning, Part II: Electric Boogaloo

So in Part I of the summer cleaning project, we focused on deleting the bottom portion of our closed question backlog: things that never got any love and just were dying a slow, cold death. In part ...
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Why was my question closed?

I recently had my question closed, but I don't understand why, and it doesn't seem fair. Why wasn't my question left open so others can decide if the question is good themselves, and how can I get ...
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Posse request: jobs/career/etc. tag cleanup

We discussed merging career and jobs, but now it's time to put a plan into action. Aaronut's plan is great, but we need some help from the posse: Step 1: Clean up the tags There are currently ...
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Is a question asking for regex engine comparisons and benchmarks really off-topic for all of stackexchange?

looking for regex engines comparison and benchmark was closed as "not a real question". The user was told stackexchange does not have a place for technology comparisons. This seems odd for a few ...
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What's constructive about being CVS-crazy and Bugzilla-nuts?

So we have a question that's pretty popular today: Software engineering has become all about the red-tape and not about the programming. Which, to me personally, reads very much like a rant and the ...
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The business of being a migration path for Stack Overflow

So over the past few days I noticed a bit of an up-tick in the number of questions being migrated from Stack Overflow that aren't good fits for Programmers.SE or Stack Exchange in general: either they'...
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What's constructive about being lazy and incompetent?

So we have a question that's pretty popular today: Are programmers getting lazier and less competent Which, to me personally, reads very much like a rant and the answers its received have mainly been ...
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Programmers.SE Summer Cleaning

So it's summer-time, and while you may be thinking that means warm temperatures and blue skies (sorry, Southern Hemisphere!), the Stack Exchange network has caught the clean-up bug. Our sister sites ...
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What to do about the proliferation of bad questions from generic accounts?

For instance, user252244 has asked twelve questions in the three days they have been a member and ten of them have been closed. That's an 83% close rate. These generic "userXXXXX" accounts seem mostly ...
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Why are spam flags for posts that were deleted being dismissed as invalid?

Silly question? I don't think so... Referring to the question What is the flag option for, and the accepted answer provided, I should be contributing by flagging obvious spam as such, which I ...
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Since when did Vote Count indicate the correct answer to the question?

Really! We find highest voted answers to the questions often not conveying the point or answering the direct question. I find Vote count is more of a popularity contest ,rather than what ...
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Need a link to the rules

I'm not sure if this where it's brought up, but i can't see any other avenue to discuss (or query) why this question was closed. Should this be the wrong avenue, please email on my username with a ...
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Ability to review questions being transferred from SO before they appear

A significant proportion of questions being transferred here from SO are being closed pretty rapidly upon arrival. Would it be possible to have them transfer to a holding area where they can be ...
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Moderators Taking Community Function

Hi All, I have come across quite a few questions now that have been closed a single Moderator (and a couple with 1 Moderator, and 1 Community Member). Shouldn't this not happen? Half the point of ...
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Do we need a definition and policy on what would be considered “overly broad” questions?

It seems to me there is a difference of opinion about how to handle questions that would be considered overly broad, and that is leading to inconsistent handling of questions. For your consideration,...
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What are the rules around moderators closing questions outright?

I'm not a fan of seeing questions closed without the usual 5 closing votes, but I understand that sometimes that's necessary. Still, what are the rules around moderators closing questions outright? ...
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Is it really a good idea to revert privileges from people who already gained them?

The community seems to have been doing a good job in keeping the questions on-topic around here. I have helped, and have enjoyed being part of it. However, now that Programmers is out of beta, I no ...
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Should reputation requirement for moderator be increased?

Currently the reputation requirement for using moderator tools set at 2,000 points. Seeing as many members are reaching that limit, should it be increased?
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Incorrect order of checking the close vote reasons? [closed]

See the close votes and comments on the question When will IE6 be irrelevant?: Off topic (2) Not constructive (1) Not a real question (1)   Can you edit this question to meet "Guidelines for ...
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The Six Subjective Question Guidelines — Enforcement Notice

Just a quick note here on meta to let everyone know we will be enforcing these six subjective question guidelines. Great subjective questions... inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”. tend to ...

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