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Do we have any general guidelines on flagging?

There are a number of Meta posts about flags, both here on Meta.ELU and on Meta.SE. Do we have any guidelines for flagging comment as offense? (mELU) Why can’t I flag a question as offensive? (mELU) ...
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What should we do about users circumventing suspensions?

You may be aware that a certain user on EL&U has been suspended for voting abuse and that this user has repeatedly circumvented his/her suspension and continued to ask questions. In addition, this ...
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A single vote closes a question! Have I just been granted “superpowers”?

I just cast a closevote (duplicate) on this question, which at the time had no comments, answers, or votes. As I write, it says Marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers 2 minutes ago, and there's an ...
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Waning gap of acceptable questions

After a couple days of break I revisited EL&U to find about a third of questions on the main page marked [closed]. It appears anything that can be looked up in more or less obscure source (NOT ...
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Why were my questions on English meaning, usage and grammar closed and deleted?

I'd like to understand why my questions on English phrases, expressions, words usage, meaning, grammar and/or definitions were closed. What are out of this english.stackexchange.com board in them? ...
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Moderators removing valuable comments

In particular I am concerned about the comments on (removed). Some of the comments pointed out that the answer was off base. The number of comments grew quite lengthy and so a moderator ...
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Moderators’ policy on hectoring

What should we do about hectoring? A flurry of hectoring[1] comments has appeared both on the main ELU site and also here on ELU’s meta. I seek clarification on the following questions three: What ...
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Undo removal of comments to chat

History On November 8 came this question Mimsy were the Borogoves - why is “mimsy” an adjective? for which I provided an answer that I consider was fair to good. Over the course of the next two days ...
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Why was my VLQ flag rejected?

I flagged an answer as very low quality. The flag was rejected, with the notice: A moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it. The reason I flagged this as VLQ is because. ...
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Moderators' policy on bullying

I would like to know the moderators' policy on bullying. It seems easy to bully a user. For it takes only 5 users who have sufficient reps to close a question.
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Overeager moderation?

I'm involved in a few StackExchange sites and moderate one not on the StackExchange platform. I find the moderation on this particular site to be over-eager. I know each SE community has its own ...
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Why was the question “Go Missing At In” deleted?

I notice that the question "Go Missing At In" was deleted by a mod ~20 minutes after being posted. Why was this done? Shouldn't it have been closed first? Edit: Now we appear to have a dupe.
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Is reopening of one's own closed question a misuse of moderator privileges?

Two hours after a recent question was closed by five users (four high-rep), the OP (also a moderator) voted to reopen his own question, which is, of course, an instantaneous and binding vote. This ...
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Please pardon our mess

Some of you have noticed a bunch of deleted questions on the site lately, and have asked why. What happened is that there was a voting ring of users running sock puppets to post simple dictionary- ...
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Flag etiquette and effectiveness

Suppose a participant writes a rude or hurtful comment, and a flag is raised, and it's removed. As far as I can tell, nothing gets communicated to the participant -- the comment just quietly ...
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Very shouty moderation messages

In the question How do Americans refer to their non-metric system in everyday circumstances? , a moderator has posted under the question, and under the top five answers the following message: ...