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It is with disappointment that I hereby resign as a moderator

Note the updates at the end: In short, my resignation is now in full effect. A moderator is a person trusted by both Stack Exchange, and the community as a whole, to objectively and fairly deal with ...
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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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Mod team updates and site status

Today the paperwork caught up with reality, and Simon officially relinquished his diamond. For me it is a sad occasion. Fortunately, I know Simon is not really going anywhere, and he'll still be just ...
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 : ...
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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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Rollback reason

Quite often I roll back the edit because the code was edited after the answer was posted. In such situation I feel obliged to post a comment why did I rolled it back. Not a biggie, but annoying. Can ...
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Dealing with defamation and site-policy

Yesterday I got two separate accounts of defamation against me. The first one Find the rotation point of a sorted array that is "rotated" accused me of using multiple accounts to down-vote their ...
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Why were comments removed that reported bugs in my question code?

The comments on my question here appear to have been removed. Some of these comments reported bugs in the original code. Given that question code can't be updated, and new questions or selfie answers ...
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Overly aggressive moderation on Alloy tag

Alloy is a lightweight formal specification language. Such languages are completely different in style and way of thinking than programming languages. We've been using SO to answer many questions. ...
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"Lacks concrete context”, et al - drivng in the wrong direction

Over the last 2 months I have seen a significant proportion of questions closed, or marooned/abandoned by the threat of being closed. I understand the official figures are in region of 20-40% (about ...
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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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