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Questions tagged [moderation]

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Question was protected while I was writing an answer. Can a mod post my answer?

I was writing a comprehensive answer to a question when it became protected before I could submit my answer. Could a mod please submit my answer for me? I took a lot of time to write up and research ...
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Why did I get chat suspended for a year?

I've been chat banned for a year after having served a 2-day sentence. Can you please point out what I said that was particularly offensive? I don't believe I said anything wrong, at all. (Of course ...
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Why can't Suspensions be Discussed on the Meta? [duplicate]

I think the reason behind any act of moderation comes under the domain of the meta discussion of the website. Thus, the reasons behind the suspensions should also be open to discussion on the meta ...
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Why might providing contact information be considered spam?

My (now changed) answer to the question,"Why is $PV^γ$ constant in an adiabatic process?" received the following comment: You do not need to "archive" the question in your answer, that's what ...
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Why was this meta answer deleted?

It was an honest question, and I know Bernardo takes the issue very seriously.
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Open justice v secret police

I'd like to raise a point for discussion. It concerns moderation, and I think the best way I can summarise it succinctly is open justice v secret police. It came up on this post, where DavidZ said "...
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Chat and the moderation thereof

After discussion at the biweekly chat session starting here and looking at the answers and comments to this post, the feedback appears to be overwhelmingly negative. As anticipated at the end of the ...
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When should moderators close questions?

I have recently found instances of moderators closing questions (which of course occurs with their single vote) instead of leaving them to be judged by the community in the review queues. For example :...
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Was this plagiarism flag correctly handled?

In a recent question, a user complained that one of their answers (10k+ link at the moment; screenshot answer now undeleted, see the answer timeline for more details) was unfairly flagged as ...
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About merging of questions

This question of mine merged with this one while the questions were pretty different with each other. And this answer of Gennaro Tedesco (before is edited by me, even after that!) is completely ...
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Can one moderator cancel or reduce the suspension given out by another?

I was wondering if this is even discussed anywhere in the policies of this network?
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Should moderators manually delete closed questions? Under what circumstances?

The question Do we know if the human brain follows Moore's Law? was volunteered for deletion by its author, and I guess one or two other members also think it's worth deleting. But I'm hesitant to ...
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Problem of unnecessary censorship in Physics stack exchange

I posted a review comparing my experiences in physics stack exchange and at physics overflow. It was clearly an answer the question "how are they different from each other?" This is written purely ...
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A bounty set by the Community user?

See this question. The question sits on a +2 -18 vote status, but has +100 bounty on it, from "Community". Digging further into it leads me to this, which seems to suggest that Community is a kind ...
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This question shouldn't violate the homework policy

See this Physics SE post. I maintain that it doesn't violate the homework policy for someone to provide a complete answer because (1) the OP attempted the question and got it wrong (2) the OP has the ...
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Why am I in risk of a questions ban after one duplicate and one closed question?

A moment ago, I wanted to ask a question on this SE about the amount of energy in human blood, but it warned me that I'm in risk of no longer being able to ask questions on this account due to a large ...
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Guru's are always right? Censorship in place of scientific arguments

EDIT2 All these answers and comments below have been a truly learning experience for me. I was told a lot of useful and important things, for instance that I can write an answer myself, that I can ...
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Suggestion: an idea to audit the question close/delete mechanism without any moderation privilege

On my opinion, the current question voting/deleting mechanism is bad, because it often closes(deletes) valid questions as well. But it is my opinion only - until now. Now, I've found an idea to get ...
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How much are 3k+ users moderating through the review queue?

This question is an offshoot of Ben Crowell's question Have we lost the necessary critical mass of professional physicists?, and I'm asking it separately to help avoid multi-threaded comment ...
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What happens with “the explanation of the Mendeleev table”?

Who can explain me the strange things that happen all the way with my question about the Mendeleev table here? At the beginning I could not edit it or make comments after it. That's why I tried to ...
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Is there any more I can do to help

I try to answer as many questions as I can, and when I am not doing that, I am going to the 'review' section and doing what I can there and when that is done, I read through as many questions as ...
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How can I dispute a declined flag?

How can I constructively dispute a declined flag, if I think that my flag was really legitimate and should not have been declined? I am interested to know what can be done generally in this case, but ...
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Community, help us moderate the site!

Related: A guide to moderating Physics Stack Exchange yourself: close voting Community, help us close questions! When I first discovered community moderation on this site, I was pretty ...
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What are the basic characteristics for becoming a physics.SE moderator?

As the moderator election 2012 is in progress, users (above 300 rep.) are invited to nominate themselves in the election. So, some users will ask themselves, "Could I become a moderator?" I strongly ...
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A guide to moderating Physics Stack Exchange yourself: close voting

So one thing that came out of our recent chat meeting the call to close questions was that some of our high rep members have been reluctant to cast close votes because it has been more or less ...
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Community, help us close questions!

Back in the early days of the site, there was a question about letting the community close questions through the normal 5-votes-to-close mechanism. That was a little impractical at the time because we ...
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Should we make an official policy out of cleaning up comments?

Programmers.SE recently adopted the following policy on comments: We moderators will now be actively cleaning up questions and answers that have extended discussion in comments: any additional ...