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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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"Expanding" moderator deletion powers?

The Help Center says: Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low quality, may be removed at the discretion of the community and moderators. This kind of question deletion is carried out ...
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Moving of comments to chats

As the consequence of the complete answer site policy, there is a wide gap between complete answers to stay question comments of limited lifespan to be deleted. As there is large scale of ...
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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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Email after sending a community team message

I just sent a new community team message using the moderator action "Contact community team" from a user profile. After that, I received an email from Stack Overflow Technical Support to my ...
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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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How to deal constructively with questions that have a severe problem in grammar/vocabulary

Many a question asked here is barely understandable, and it seems we're very reluctant to point this out, obviously because it's hard to do so in a polite and helpful manner, without knowing about the ...
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Quick Update We welcome the reception this post has gained, and appreciate all of you who are considering to run. We will therefore hold an election. As soon as new details are available, they will ...
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What is going on with my question ban?

After 6 months the question ban allows 1 redemption question and I asked this question: Can gas be made to block radiation better? Even thought it did not get down votes it still got closed as being ...
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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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What are the site policies surrounding paywall circumvention?

There is an answer to a question that I am hiding as a comment in the source below that very clearly and explicitly links to Sci-Hub in order to provide a PDF for a paid article. Without bringing up ...
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How to handle this Li Zhi guy?

Most who have spent a considerable amount of time on Chem.SE this past year knows Li Zhi. visits on a biweekly or monthly basis: Li Zhi, et al, et al, et al, et al, et al, et al ... quality of the ...
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Did someone (a mod, I guess?) delete one of my comments for no apparent reason?

At one point, I had posted two comments on this answer. As of this meta question, one of those comments, the later one, is now gone. What happened here? The comment was (I thought) a germane and ...
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absurd edit war

The question and its edit war So this edit war happened. Here's a quick recap: A poster asked a very clear question, two different ways. A user edited the question to eliminate the second phrasing. ...
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When are the moderator elections?

Biology.SE graduated an hour ago and one of their posts had an answer stating about election. The most recent graduated site took somewhere like 2-3 weeks after the design post to graduate. There ...
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Why should a user be removed? What happens then to users who had been interacting with this user?

I just get -10 points of reputation flagged user was removed but there is no extra information about this event. Could an admin ...
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Please welcome your new Chemistry SE moderator Richard Terrett!

In order to help keep up with additional demand, Richard Terrett has agreed to step up as an additional pro-tem moderator for the Chemistry SE community. Please give him a warm welcome as he steps ...
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Who should our beta moderators be? [closed]

Chemistry StackExchange has been in public beta for a week now, and soon it will be time for us to get our first crop of moderators, as explained in the “Moderator Pro Tempore” blog post: About a ...
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