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Do the moderators of the site monitor and attempt to bring consistency among voting behaviour of contributors?

Do the moderators ever monitor the extent to which people are using the up and down voting facility? No, of course not. And rightly so. If someone wants to cast fewer than 100 downvotes in 12 years ...
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Can my answer ban please be lifted?

This is not something which anyone has any control over but you, I'm afraid. Please see the MSE post on the subject. Automatic bans never expire or "time out". This means that you cannot ...
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Vote to close plus an answer

It’s a bit like having your cake and eating it, in my opinion. When a question is closed, the main outcome (penalty) is that it’s not accepting answers. Surely, if one believes that a question doesn’t ...
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Feature Request: Answer/User tags

I think most of this information is best handled by being included either in the post (or comment) itself or in your user profile, if at all. I can't really think of a single descriptor for myself ...
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What is wrong with a discussion of opinion?

Using 'opinion-based' as a term of condemnation on this site (as on other Stack Exchange sites) was originally intended to rule out the questions like: What is the cutest word for . . . ? What is ...
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Feature Request: Answer/User tags

There have long been desires to have information on questions and answers that says things about the author: what their native language is, some other indication of authority, context, etc. Here on ...
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Feature Request: Answer/User tags

answer It's perfectly possible to prefix answers with tags: you can even make them up as I've done here. Actual existing tags can be used which will provide a link to questions with that tag, which ...
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Feature Request: Answer/User tags

For my own part, I resist any effort to categorize or label me in a way that planes off all nuance. I am not a This or a That, but in certain circumstances I may partake of some aspect of Thisness or ...
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Do the moderators of the site monitor and attempt to bring consistency among voting behaviour of contributors?

Moderators monitor the voting behavior of only those users who are suspected of abusing their voting privilege, with targeted voting, sock puppetry and the like. Users are free to be lavish or frugal ...
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Vote to close plus an answer

I think it is arguably valid to answer a question and vote to close it under at least two scenarios: The question is fundamentally good but has some correctable flaw (such as no showing of prior ...
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Do the moderators of the site monitor and attempt to bring consistency among voting behaviour of contributors?

At least on the answer side of the ledger, the point of an upvoting/downvoting system of the sort that Stack Exchange sites use is to provide a mechanism for creating community-based separation ...
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