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absurd edit war

I was involved in an edit war at EE.SE earlier this year, over this answer. The following meta discussion is here. Based on this experience, IMO if a particular edit is rolled back once by the OP, ...
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How to handle this Li Zhi guy?

Spicy jalapeno bacon ipsum dolor amet venison pig beef fatback frankfurter tail cupim hamburger pork loin andouille drumstick leberkas. Ball tip alcatra swine pig pastrami sirloin corned beef rump ham ...
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

For statistics: you can count me in.
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Put my name in the goblet of fire.
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What are the site policies surrounding paywall circumvention?

Circumventing pay-walls is illegal. As much as I'm for open and transparent science accessible for everyone, I think our policy should be to not allow this. There are, depending on the journal, ...
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How to handle this Li Zhi guy?

This was actually something we (the moderators) looked at a few months ago. Suffice it to say that we've tried everything that is reasonable to contact this guy, short of sending him a Howler by owl ...
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absurd edit war

I thought long and hard whether or not I should comment, but because the post reads like that the moderating team enforced this edit war, which is simply not true, I think it is necessary to clear up ...
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Pardon the NAA answer, but here are some random thoughts on moderating (as was requested by andselisk in the comments): There is generally quite little 'active' moderating that we do, so I would not ...
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Count me in.
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"Expanding" moderator deletion powers?

I think if moderators want to take this on, great! If it leads to higher-quality (and fewer down-voted) questions on the front page of the site, that would be worthwhile. What would you do if there is ...
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

I would be willing to run in the moderator election. I have been wanting to be a moderator for a while.
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

I would be willing to run. $\strut$
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Did someone (a mod, I guess?) delete one of my comments for no apparent reason?

Did someone (a mod, I guess?) delete one of my comments for no apparent reason? Yes, but no. The comment was deleted by a moderator, but not for no apparent reason. It was flagged and there was no ...
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

I am certainly interested. Count me in.
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How to handle this Li Zhi guy?

Hey it's no fair that two mods wrote an answer to this question but no mortal user did so I decided to answer and what I was about to say is that it's hard to deal with such users, if not impossible I ...
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What is going on with my question ban?

Unfortunately, no one outside of the organization (not even moderators) knows what the exact criteria are for receiving a question ban. There are a number of factors that are likely (voting, question ...
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absurd edit war

Leaving the tone of the question aside there is a series of misconceptions or misinformation that I wish to point out. As a moderator, one might think that I am biased, but I will let the community ...
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How to handle this Li Zhi guy?

Instead of making this about Li Zhi, how about we adapt a meta-policy. If anyone posts an answer that is a wall of text then we down vote [once] and add a comment Didn't read. This wall of text is ...
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Did someone (a mod, I guess?) delete one of my comments for no apparent reason?

Only mods can delete comments, so it will have been a mod. Understand that as per the SE model, comments are never meant for eternity. They are meant to point out issues in posts or to suggest adding ...
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"Expanding" moderator deletion powers?

As a reply to Karsten Theis' answer, What would you do if there is already an answer, or if there is already a back-and-forth between the OP and other users, though? Not many in our community ...
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How to deal constructively with questions that have a severe problem in grammar/vocabulary

Such questions then usually get ignored or closed as "unclear", which is not really helpful. Well, nobody said it is. Unfortunately, the truth is you often can't help these people in any way when it'...
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How to deal constructively with questions that have a severe problem in grammar/vocabulary

it seems we're very reluctant to point this out, obviously because it's hard to do so in a polite and helpful manner Maybe we should be less reluctant? If a question is impossible to understand, then ...
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How to deal constructively with questions that have a severe problem in grammar/vocabulary

One way (but by no means the only way) is to have a post notice. These are not often used, but I think they could accomplish what you're looking for. Here's an example of a post notice. Only ...
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2022: a year in moderation

The following shows year to year changes as a percentage. Refer to the OP for the meaning of labels. Action Moderators Community¹ All comments on a post moved to chat -27 NA Answer flags handled -...
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Moving of comments to chats

Please note that I am talking about my own experiences and I do not speak for the moderator team in this instance. Dealing with comments is not much fun. Most of the times the comment flags that come ...
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