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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 rep to contribute, don't actually need this reminder). However, I never made a secret of the fact that I am one of those guys who do not "agree completely with ...


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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. A place that you watched over. I learned so much here because you made sure this place was about it's subject. You helped rename it. You helped redefine what ...


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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 think. hmmm, maybe not. I would support moving the content to some other host. But not supporting some corporation through its marketing blunder.


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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 Engineering, but will greatly reduce day-to-day moderation until I do reach a decision. I will say this - I will not do anything that jeopardizes the state of this ...


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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 everyone can agree that the site started to become a more interesting place. No. I don't. Those borderline questions are the interesting ones. The ones ...


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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 room because most of it is non-relevant or it involves two or more people discussing aspects of the question or answer that could hopefully lead to an improved ...


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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 first I was embarrassed enough that I deleted the question. I realized however, the great service done upon me. I was seeking design help on building a framework ...


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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: are patient and fair lead by example show respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words are open to some light but firm moderation to keep ...


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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 flags, be they the automatic flags we get (too many comments, rude, etc.) or ones raised by other users. My view is that if someone has decided that a comment ...


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After looking at the question, the edit history and the discussions about both so far, I want to add a few notes. The lock on the question is not because the question itself is bad or wrong or unsuitable. The question got locked because there is a disagreement on how to formulate certain parts of the question and is only meant to avoid polluting the history ...


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The recourse for having a post locked is to post on Meta. Now that it's here, all of the mods are notified. The lock is temporary (unfortunately, the options are rather limited, though) and can be lifted early once a resolution is achieved. Continually rolling back valid edits to your post is not constructive, and a lock is the only mechanism available to ...


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You seem to believe that question locked for content dispute at meta should remain at main site as originally posted ("Lock question as-is"). This approach doesn't make sense to me. For the purpose of meta discussion, it is insignificant what particular revision is hanging on the main site because full revision history and original version are ...


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I reviewed the question, the comments, the edits... The post was locked because of repeated attempts to change the question in a way that the community was in disagreement with. Besides that I am largely in agreement with ThomasOwens. Note that my post specifically implements the tactics referred to in that post to achieve usefulness as a subjective ...


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This was tried in the initial days of Programmers and it failed spectacularly. The site came very close to be being shut down, but we managed, through the herculean efforts of everybody - moderators, community managers and committed users, to turn it around and have a site that is, on the whole, useful.


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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://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/386672/example-for-nfr-table-for-data-confidentiality (self deleted) https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/...


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Is there really anything we can do? You said it yourself: the mentality of these users is "don't care how they react; go looking for the one guy that will actually do your homework for you (some people will)". Somebody like that isn't going to obey any new rules. They aren't going to care about this discussion we're having right now. They aren't going to ...


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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 have deleted them, but perhaps didn't check the other comments. If that's the case I apologise on behalf of us all. However, if there are a number of flags that ...


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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 from asking questions based on a number of downvoted questions that were asked over the last several months. I see that you have attempted to delete this ...


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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 were flagged and deleted. When I removed them, I took a (quick) look for other comments that were mere personal attacks devoid of any actual (technical) argument ...


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Here's an example comment I leave to a blatant, zero effort homework dump: recommended reading: **[Open letter to students with homework problems](http://meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/q/6166/)** "...If your question on Programmers.SE is just a copy paste of homework problem, expect it to be downvoted, closed, and deleted - potentially in quite ...


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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 minor additional information that may not be easily editable into the post. In addition, once a point has been clarified or criticisms addressed, the comment ...


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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 blocked you was based on a time when downvotes were mostly reserved for serious issues, not the current environment where it's mostly a result of being unable to ...


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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 some questions are simply not fixable (at least not without exchanging them by a completely different one), deletion is the only viable option. Crossposts belong ...


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The question on Stack Overflow was asked over 4 years ago. It cannot be migrated due to its age.


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I'll put my cards on the table. I didn't vote to close your question, but if it was open when I noticed it, I would've voted to close it as 'Unclear What You're Asking' because: I'm not sure which problem you're trying solve. It's difficult to imagine a tool that could do what you're asking for. And if you're looking for a tool, then we should close it as ...


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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 that coming changes (particularly tagline) will suffice to prevent enough of debugging questions (including those from users blocked at SO) to let the rest to be ...


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