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Questions tagged [moderation]

This tag is for questions dealing with moderator actions, pages, abilities or decisions.

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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, ...
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Why is a NAA flag being handled by a Moderator?

I recently flagged an answer as "Not An Answer" and the flag was rejected with the reason: declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention ...
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Revising the “insufficient explanation” post notice

On Code Review, "code dump" answers are not allowed. When an answer contains just code, moderators will often put the following warning notice on it: We're looking for long answers that provide ...
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Should I cast a VLQ flag on an answer that has a moderator notice on it?

This question has arisen from a discussion on the following question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/98669/best-way-to-work-with-async The answer posted was flagged as a Very Low ...
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Reporting a grievance about a moderator

A moderator does not appear to be following the TOS. Where is the complaint form? What is the procedure?
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Why was this question migrated away? Is it off-topic for Code Review?

Creating New Scripts Dynamically in Lua For absolute clarity, here is the code that the questions asks to review (this is lua): ...
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Does a good posted answer make the question on topic regardless of content?

There exists a relatively well defined set of rules in the Help Center that help guide us to deciding what sorts of questions are on-topic and should remain open versus what sorts of questions are off-...
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Does the plain-English part of a question even matter?

Does the plain-English part of a question even matter? I'm not recommending that the plain-English part doesn't help make questions better, but given the approach we've taken towards answers on ...
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How active should moderators be in opening/closing questions?

Notice, this question isn't tagged specific-question. This question isn't about a specific question (despite specific questions being linked). The linked questions serve only as examples of the ...
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Flag an answer after removing cursing?

I have been flagging answers where I have removed cursing so that mods are aware of a user in the case they violate the rules on a regular basis. Should I not flag it after I have removed the cursing?...
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“Obsolete” comment flags

I've recently started using the "Obsolete" comment flag for comments that add no value to a post, but that are intended at notifying a user of something - like a "Thank you!" comment, for example. My ...
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Should we be less strict with high view count questions?

Now that we have SEDE, I created a query with high viewcount questions ( linked to JavaScript ). My assumption is that traffic to these questions is Google generated. Should a question like this : ...