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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Has the policy on “excessive commenting” changed?

In most StackExchange sites, if an item seems to have attracted too many comments, those comments are moved to chat. (I have my own opinions about this practice, but in any event, that's the practice....
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Is there a way to report a rude/inappropriate username?

A new user just posted a question, and I find their username offensive and inappropriate (I can post the name if necessary). Is there any procedure for reporting a username? I also found their ...
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Community bot posts additional bounty

I just saw something for the first time where the user Community posted an additional bounty on this question. As it turns out, this user (Community) is a bot. I thought this was amusing, but I'm also ...
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I don't think we should deface questions that come from trolls, unless they are hate speech or the like

I agree that moderating trolls and limited return-trolls is important. I cannot say I'm sure that this kind of defacing benefits the site more than it punishes the troll. I think it just looks weird ...
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If every answer is improper, doesn't that suggest standards are wrong or moderator is wrong?

I refer to this question (now on hold) and the moderator's repeated observation that the answers, and question, are opinion-based. Isn't the issue that synonyms (like translation questions) are going ...
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users moderating changes to their own questions

Apologies if this has already been asked: Is it considered acceptable for a user to review suggested edits to their own question? I ask this because I've had two seemingly reasonable (to me) edits ...
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Please Justify This Deletion

I would like someone that has the ability to see the reasoning for this answer deletion to try to explain why it was deleted. Here I realize this is often an emotionally charged topic, and I suspect ...
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Lack of context with this template

An answer (since modified, this is the version which got templated) I recently gave had the following template added to it: We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. ...
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Should spam posts be down-voted, flagged, or both?

I came a across a spam answer on this question advertising clothes and the like, which I have already flagged for moderator attention. However in this situation is it recommended to down vote the ...
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I've flagged to remove a warning template, and haven't received a response. Should I panic?

This answer was posted on July 15, received a warning template on July 19, was edited on July 20, and I flagged it to have the warning template removed on the same day, and haven't (as of July 28) ...
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Why were my comments deleted?

All the comments I made under the questions referenced in Wordreference cross-posting have been deleted. Why?
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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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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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Holding or Closing Questions

Does anyone else find it more than a little irritating, when one spends 10 minutes or more, typing an answer, only to discover it has been closed or put on hold, during that time? The 'closer' gets ...
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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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What should I do about the comments on this answer?

What would you prefer I do about the comment that's repeatedly being applied to this answer? People keep making the same comment, I object to the comment and/or warn against using the phrase being ...
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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: ...
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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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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' 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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Was my suspension for posting low-quality posts a Great Injustice?

Hello, I'm writing in reference to your English Language and Usage - Stack Exchange account: https://english.stackexchange.com/users/24531/xavier-vidal-hernandez Due to many moderator ...