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2018: a year in moderation

This is a wonderful summary and shows in plain data how much everyone does to moderate this site past those of us with a diamond granting a couple of the more formal moderation tools. I am humbled by ...
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Process for Flaging a Moderator comment

They'll show up in the comment queue and all moderators will see the flag. The system doesn't hide the flag from the moderator who's comment was flagged. We discuss flags on our own comments and avoid ...
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2019: a year in moderation

Thank you @shog9 for your many years of service here. You were instrumental to me learning the ropes as I joined the sites and got adjusted to what it means to serve as one of the moderators here - ...
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Was a user who posted a comment as answer assisted in commenting by a moderator?

Yes, moderators can change an answer into a comment and attach it to the question (or any other answer) within the same question thread. Usually we use this exactly in the situation you mention (low ...
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DIscussion: Flags

No. It is true that some people post comments as answers, but my experience shows that those posts usually do get deleted. If something answers a question, it should not be flagged as not an answer. ...
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Why was this exchange in comments removed?

Comments are ephemeral. Especially if they turn into a long exchange, we delete them. Notice the warning telling you to avoid extended discussions in comments. Either edit the answer if the answer's ...
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Specific question about a real problem was rejected and account was blocked seemingly arbitrarily

I‘ve undeleted the question so others can have a look themselves (Apple mail always crashes). The comment left by another user there seems to be spot-on though: Even if you're angry, please describe ...
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What does the Gold Badge next to a name on a duplicate post notice mean?

It is a tag badge. There is a silver, gold and bronze tag badge. You get one for each tag depending on the score you earn on each. For example. a gold osx badge shows this gold badge symbol when ...
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Community approach to legitimate quasi-astroturf answering trends

I would say - this is the perfect place to ask and make recommendations as long as you are here to answer all sorts of questions and help. When that happens, there's going to be lots of answers that ...
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Is there a automated system to be informed on down vote

I wouldn't delete a post based on a -1 personally. Maybe if you're at -5 and you find the answer is totally not helpful / even when you misunderstand a question and make an attempt to answer, hundreds ...
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What does the Gold Badge next to a name on a duplicate post notice mean?

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How does the Community bot work when it approves or rejects my edits?

The Community User always is a bot. See this post on Meta SE for some more details. Also, the profile page for that user is quite descriptive: https://apple.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community?tab=...
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