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Thanks for posting this up here - we always answer and would much rather have a civil discussion here rather than a to and fro in comments. Here are my thoughts: Your answer as originally posted could essentially be boiled down to "It's Apple's fault. The headphone socket does not work on OS X, use Ubuntu". I could have used a couple of reasons for ...


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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 moderating ourselves.


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No. Nobody can explain this to you because you're already convinced that you've provided a quality answer and are unpersuaded by arguments to the contrary. Open debate is good for the community and I'm glad you raised the issue but every respondent has pretty much told you the same thing. Mike, as is his nature, went (in my opinion) above and beyond to try ...


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Just to answer this and summarize what already came up in the comments: Different SE sites have different number of moderators, there is no fixed number of moderator slots. The size of the moderator team is primarily driven by the overall workload of moderating the site (which again depends on the activity level of the site itself, the number of higher-rep ...


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Thanks for reaching out about this on Meta. I'm the mod who handled the "not an answer" flag on your post, I'm glad to share my thoughts on this. Generally speaking In general we look for answers which actually answer the question asked, posts comparing the merits of existing answers don't provide that. They may work on classical forum-style sites but not ...


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Some of what you ask isn’t exposed to any end user whether you’re a new user or trusted user with 20k rep or an elected moderator. However, most of that data is already available from the periodic data dumps and Stack Exchange data explorer interface. Comments are trivial to look at: http://data.stackexchange.com/apple/query/947/my-comment-score-...


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The places to learn more about mod candidates are the Q&A here on Meta and the Election chat room where all the candidates answer questions thrown at them. Please keep in mind that the site is primarily community moderated, so the individual voting pattern of mods isn't very important. Even their casting of close votes isn't as important nowadays, ...


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See https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/close-questions for some more insights in this area. Basically Note that once you gain the reputation to vote to close, you should no longer flag for moderator attention to have questions closed or migrated. It is your responsibility to vote now. and It takes 5 close votes to reach the closing ...


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You initially asked It is safe delete everything bellow /private/var/folders/? Another (more important) question - has the OS X something as rc.6, e.g. an shell script what is running when changing the run level to 6 - e.g. at every reboot? (Or rc.0 at every boot), to where I could add the rm? Is safe clean the /var/folders/* at every reboot? (...


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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. Redundant answers are still answers, and could possibly be worded more clearly than the answers they duplicate. Wrong answers are still answers, and it not ...


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The main point is that flagging to close doesn't actually flag for a moderator. It simply puts the post into the same review queue as voting to close just without a vote. It's never acceptable to flag for a moderator to close a question regardless of reputation.


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There are a lot of reasons why people loose access to their computers, most of them are legitimate. So unless there is a clear indication that something is amiss, these questions are perfectly on-topic and can be answered, often easily by referring the user to the appropriate Apple Support pages or by finding the duplicate question which already has been ...


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I wanted to expand just a bit more on re: the points you made. Calling out an author of the post which is very bad form. This isn't a forum like Reddit or Disqus. You can be 180° from another answer and that's perfectly fine, but focus on your answer and why it's the correct one. Secondly, focus on your answer to the question, not a rebuttal or voicing ...


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I've been there many times, in different StackExchange websites. Got many of my questions deleted. Got few of my answers heavily down-voted. It's very frustrating indeed. But I've never been on the other side: being a mod. So I can only assume... To me, the moderators are doing a very heavy job, most of the time. All of the ones I've crossed by are highly ...


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