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Questions about current moderation policy and support about the way moderation is supposed to work.

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Specific question about a real problem was rejected and account was blocked seemingly arbitrarily

My account was blocked for arbitrary reasons. I asked about real problems and other users confirmed they had the same problems. Of course most normal people would and should express frustration when ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Do we close questions already answered on other sites? [duplicate]

If a question has already been asked on another site, and over there it already has a great answer, or a collection of answers, do we want to leave it open here? This specific question is the one ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Community approach to legitimate quasi-astroturf answering trends

As a new user on Ask Different, and of Macs in general, I have a limited amount of knowledge to contribute to the community. I was drawn to Ask Different while seeking and later discovering a solution ...
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DIscussion: Flags

I am really getting tired of flags getting rejected when they are clearly in the scope of what the flag was intended for. For example: Not An Answer: This was posted as an answer, but it does not ...
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Is there a automated system to be informed on down vote

In the effort to clean after my self ! Sometimes I find my answer given long time ago, to have been down voted (for a good reason). So I delete it. My problem is how to be notified of such event, ...
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What does the Gold Badge next to a name on a duplicate post notice mean?

Recently, I found this when I was editing: What does the gold circle in the shape of a badge mean? Gold Badges don't appear on all marked as duplicate post notices.
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How does the Community bot work when it approves or rejects my edits?

I have read about the community user. It is a bot that pulls old questions out, does site chores, owns unregistered users questions, protects when questions attract "me too!" answers. But the profile ...
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Was a user who posted a comment as answer assisted in commenting by a moderator?

Recently, I found a user that had a reputation under 50, so he couldn't comment. Instead, he put the comment into an answer, which people shouldn't do. I flagged the answer. After I rechecked, one of ...
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Process for Flaging a Moderator comment

If I flag a Moderator comment (as not constructive), does it get reviewed by another (independent) moderator or can the flagged moderator just delete/ignore it. Just interested in the process here, ...
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Why was this exchange in comments removed?

Did Apple drop the keyword 'Server' from the Mac Mini category? In my opinion, to have the Q&A stand as it is not an improvement over the previous version, especially by removing the ...
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Can anyone explain why this answer is not an answer?

I have provided an answer to "Why is my MacBook Pro stuck on mute?". This is simple, this is Apple fault. I'm using Ubuntu now on my macbook pro, it never suffers from the infamous headphone jack ...
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Could we set out objective criteria for what is "spam" or "commercial promotion" here?

In reference to this other meta question: I would encourage people to avoid using spam flags for posts that have zero constructive comments, zero down votes and are not actually commercial ...
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Access to some moderator tools should be linked to flag weight or edits

So users with 10K reputation get access to moderator tools. And now 5K reputation gives you access to the queue of suggested edits to review. And absolutely, high reputation users give so much to this ...
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Enforcing one-question-per-question

Sometimes users (especially new ones) post several good, substantive questions in a single post. This leads to all sorts of chaos with regard to the answers, and we have the one-question-per-question-...
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A comment script for managing new users

Since Lion's release we have gotten a lot of new users that are posting answers and sometimes questions without really understanding how the Stack Exchange format works. I am qualifying new users as ...
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An open request for *moderate* moderation

I don't want to create any kind of poo-storm, but I would like to see more hands-off moderation, at least in these early stages of the site. A lot of the users on this site are brand-new, and they ...
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