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The community needs your support! Can you provide it?

What I like to support here is the request for more engagement by the community in helping to moderate this site (though I guess those who really take the time and read this meta post, having enough ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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23 votes

I'm resigning as a moderator from all Stack Exchange sites

I've been struggling to find the right words to express how I feel about this. For years now this site has been a second home to me. A place to learn and show off. A place to conect. A place to dwell....
candied_orange's user avatar
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The community needs your support! Can you provide it?

How can you advocate others to moderate and also resigning in protest? Sure we could all muck in and moderate stuff, but then we would look at the various controversial issues at SE corporate and ...
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I'm resigning as a moderator from all Stack Exchange sites

I waxed if I should reply to this or start an entire thread by itself, but I wanted to toss this in. I never 'knew' Robert, but he was professionally critically of a question I asked once, and at ...
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The community needs your support! Can you provide it?

I posted my comments on the current situation on Meta Stack Exchange. The short form is that I do hope to make a final decision in the coming weeks as to my future as a moderator here on Software ...
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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

I do feel that in many circumstances there exists a gap in our definition of what is a "useful" comment that should be preserved. Chatting back and forth I think we can all agree belongs in a chat ...
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The community needs your support! Can you provide it?

No. Not everyone agrees completely with my aggressive approach. Indeed. The over-assertive moderation is one of the reasons I've drifted away from the site. I suspect I'm not alone. But I think ...
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9 votes

Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

Speaking personally - and not directly about this case as I didn't handle any flags here or delete any comments - I don't go looking for comments to delete. I will only delete comments in response to ...
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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

I enjoy this site because of the collaboration with other people. Much of that collaboration occurs in comments on questions and answers. Moderators are expected to have the following attributes: ...
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We are no longer accepting questions from this account

Although you don't have any deleted recent questions, you do have 7 deleted questions out of 10 questions asked. Your net score on questions is also negative. Your questions are: https://...
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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

Comments are not for extended discussion or conversations, even about topics addressed in the post. Comments are for three things: requesting clarification, leaving constructive criticism, or adding ...
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Hostile community

I am sorry to hear that you are upset about the way you are being received on the site. Just to clarify, you are not actually banned. What you are experiencing is that you are temporarily blocked ...
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inconsistent application of deletion of "uncivil" comments

If there are certain keywords in comments then a single flag is all that's needed to delete that comment, so it could be that. If your comments showed up in the flag queue a diamond moderator would ...
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inconsistent application of deletion of "uncivil" comments

for someone with 8801 rep, this answer is quite ignorant. - @gnasher729, you are totally ignorant of both the history and the hardware involved in the history. These are the couple of comments that ...
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Hostile community

First of all, the people taking these actions don't perceive them as hostile, because they are not intended as hostile. I have no idea how to change that perception. Second, the algorithm that ...
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Fast mod-deletion of positively scored question

The policy to fast-delete any post that falls into one of the off-topic reasons has existed for several years now and was based on a suggestion from one of the Community Managers. I believe the ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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What is the process after a closed question was been edited to meet all the requirements but the reviewers don't react?

You wait. I closed it in response to flags. The post should now be in the review queue, since it was edited and has a reopen vote. Your second flag is still pending for a second moderator to review. ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I didn't delete the comments on that question, so the mod who did would have to state their reasoning, but I would have also deleted that comment. Maybe not if I was just browsing the site, but if at ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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New Site Name and Scope: how to handle blatant debugging questions?

This was discussed quite thoroughly in the comments. For readers not inclined to dive into details below are key takeaways: Currently there seem to be no need to do anything because it is expected ...
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Migrate one question, Close another

The question on Stack Overflow was asked over 4 years ago. It cannot be migrated due to its age.
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How to deal with cross-site duplicate closed posts

From Thomas Owens' answer: The best you can do is try to fix up some of your questions and post answers to other questions to give positive contributions to the community. (emphasis mine). But ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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I'm resigning as a moderator from all Stack Exchange sites

I see you reading. So I'm glad you're still here. I don't see you posting. Just want you to know you're missed. Hope you are well. Thanks for everything.
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inconsistent application of deletion of "uncivil" comments

Comments only have two sanctioned purposes: clarification of the on-topic material of a post, and asking for such clarification. Any other use subjects them to removal. Beyond that, a good ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
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Should I approve edits on off-topic questions or answers to poor or off-topic questions?

No. Especially if it's an older question that has fallen off the homepage - all you'll be doing is bumping up a question that doesn't belong or is already closed. If the edit doesn't fix the actual ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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2019: a year in moderation

Last year we closed 2728 questions and left 4125 open. 39.8% close rate. This year we closed 4482 questions and left 3417 open. 56.7% close rate.
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How to defend myself from the accusation of being rude.?

The user who called your answer "rude" probably misunderstood the intentions of your answer, so my recommendation here is, don't overthink this. To me your answer does not sound rude. BUT - to me, ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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If I was a homework cheater,

Seeing as there's been a glut of 1-rep users asking some truly obvious test questions today for some reason, I'd like to offer a new solution: Add phrasing "including exam/test/homework questions" to ...
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