All users can (after they've reached a certain reputation level) participate in moderation activities on Ask Different. This is also reflected in the phrase "Ask Different is moderated by you." on the review homepage.
The Help Center lists the moderation privileges you can get; in particular, closing a question (other than your own) is reached at 3,...
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.
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 ...
Anyone who has earned the ability to vote is on their way to site moderation and as you gain more reputation you can case close votes.
Here is the list of people that can cast close votes:
I agree - if you’re sure you want to escalate - contacting the stack employees is an avenue to review any action here. Whether it’s moderators like you (you can access moderation tools due to reputation), elected moderators - going outside the community is always available.
I will link to this overall question on how to question moderator abuse:
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 ...