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Data collection: When should (or shouldn't) we exclude questions from the Hot Network Questions list?

The SE team has made several promising changes to the "Hot Network Questions" system. If you have previously found HNQs to be problematic, you are invited to participate in the discussion ...
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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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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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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, in ...
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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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2019: 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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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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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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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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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Should comments trying to answer a question be deleted?

Note: I do in no way want to say that the current moderators somehow do a "bad job" at moderating Physics SE. I think that they do a great work at, well, moderating this network and my full ...
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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 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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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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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Why "Leave Open" votes don't cancel the "Close" votes?

Once the question has been closed, one can cast re-open votes and a question requires exactly as many re-open votes as close votes in order for it to be re-opened. Given the homogeneity of time, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Erasing comments for questionable reasons

Warning: Apparently one is not moderator after they reached 10K, unlike what SE privilege help pages declare, which led to the following incorrect assumption of the answer's author directly erasing ...
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One of moderators keeps deleting one last single comment with the crucial piece of information, that clearly explains, why the given answer is wrong

How to interpret the velocity from relativistic Doppler effect/equation for the redshift of cosmic background radiation? Another issue is that all recent downvotes on the original question are related ...
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