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Questions tagged [moderators]

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Bad behaviour from mod

Recently I was struggling with a problem so I asked for help from two people. 1st from Blue . I talked to him before and he is nice dude ready to help. Then I saw semiclassical who is also cool and ...
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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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Can moderators take down comments that are not breaking any rules just because they don't like the comment?

Do mods have to follow a hard set of rules, or can they take down anything that they consider inappropriate? Can they take down questions or comments that are relevant to the community just because ...
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Should an inactive moderator step down?

One of our moderators was last seen on the 22nd of May; it's now the 3rd of June (the same year, luckily). He's also a mod on Chem SE; he was last seen there 1 month ago. I don't want to name him, ...
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Role of moderators in reviewing flags

A question I asked a while ago has been put on hold because the moderators think my question does not satisfy the criteria of a good homework question. I disagreed with that assertion so I flagged my ...
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Why was this flag rejected?

This answer only provides a link. As such, it is not unlikely that it will be deleted, and in fact a user has already suggested that the post does not really qualify as an answer (I may presume they ...
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What does the little rhombus $\blacklozenge$ behind the username mean?

Initially, I thought a little rhombus behind the names is a crown of topper in reputation. Then, I thought it signifies the site administrator Thirdly, I thought it is written by the user himself :-...
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Why are all questions I visit from other sites protected by Qmechanic?

I normally only come when clicking on some questions from other StackExchange sites. Every time the questions are protected by user Qmechanic. Is that something like the Community user? I don't see ...
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The fate of a question decided by a Moderator?

I was wondering how could I improve the question here: non abelian string in QCD? It looks to me the question is not too broad, all sub-questions are related. But one of our moderators puts it on ...
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Vote locked in till the answer or question is edited

I have voted on questions and answers then pondered on it to undo my vote the next day and it is locked in. It says I cannot change my vote until it is edited, but unfairly the people are not notified ...
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Can I get a warning before I am suspended?

I have been suspended for asking too many low quality questions. They are important to me. Is there a way to check how if I am close to getting suspended again?
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What changes will the upcoming election bring?

So, apparently, we're 'scheduled' to have a moderator election later this month. What changes, exactly, will this election entail? Are any of the existing moderators stepping down? How many new ...
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Serial up and down voting by a moderator

How many times can a moderator or super user vote a user over time? I know if I go to another user's profile and up and down voted multiple Q&A then the votes could get retracted as serial votes. ...
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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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In praise of “… and links therein”

We've all seen them: short comments saying Related: http://physics.stackexchange.com/..., and links therein. Also, we've all seen bunches of useful links to ...
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Alternative Ways to Earn Reputation [closed]

What are ways to earn reputation other than "Good" Questions and Answers that do and do not require time and effort for a moderator on each action on Physics?
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2nd place gets the bounty

In Physics I asked a question and got 3 answers, 1 from a moderator and 2 from users. All 3 are good answers, but the moderator is spot on. I can tell 1 of the users are close in quality and took some ...
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Why were these homework questions closed?

Friction influencing the motion of a mass and non-inertial frame of reference Kirchoff's rules and RC circuits It is pretty apparent that in both of these questions, the user was legitimately ...
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Is it time to review and update our moderators?

Moderating Physics.SE is clearly a lot of work. We attract a lot of off-topic posts and crazy crackpot theories. I don't see a lot of thanks or appreciation going to our moderators either. Thank ...
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What rules do moderators follow in deleting comments in an ongoing discussion?

I recently asked a question on meta "Will my account be closed like that of [insert-here-the-user-who-shall-not-be-named] if I stop participating on Physics SE?". It was being downvoted so I added a ...
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Do you think that we need moderator elections?

According to this answer When are next moderator elections? The next moderator election will be whenever the community and the SE team decide that the site needs more moderators the community ...
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Comment edit cutoff time for moderators

Do moderators have additional privileges to edit comments after the usual 5 minute cutoff? I ask because in the following question: Double Slit Experiment: How do scientists ensure that there'...
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Plagiarism from other sites

I was googling earlier and I found one of my physics.sx answers plagiarized word for word on another site. I do not want to send them traffic so I'm only going to post screenshots of it; the address ...
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why can't I delete my answer

My answer was posted twice by mistake, but I am allowed only to "vote" for deleting it. is it because I dont have enough reputation? Why can't I delete my answer?
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Moderators enjoying their vacation? (especially without any message)

I've noticed a sudden increment in the close vote queue (minimum 10 per day, upto 15 or so) for the past few days. Maybe people (except a few) haven't noticed that mods are having a vacation. I can ...
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How do I dispute a moderator's action?

A moderator closed/migrated/deleted a post, and I disagree with this. How should I proceed in getting this reversed?
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moderator's personal opinions are irrelevant, or should be

Once again, arbitrary "moderation" has risen. A perfectly on-topic question was asked but was then moved inappropriately to another board. If I could formally register a complaint, I would, but I've ...
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Where is the place for respectful questions and comments on candidates to moderator?

Where is the place for respectful questions and comments on candidates to moderator during these 5 days?
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Candidates: What are you going to do regarding Ron's suspension? [closed]

To all candidates to moderator: what are you going to do regarding Ron's suspension?
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Why so less moderators?

This is a follow-up to my previous question... I think this is the second election for moderators in Physics.SE. As Larian and Manish (and several others including me) are also nominating, I believe ...
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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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2012 Community Moderator Election [closed]

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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On the subject of moderation by single individuals

Possible Duplicate: Can we please let the community close questions? I quit using Physics Forums because of a single case of moderation. I started a thread on the site to do a general relativity ...
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When Should Moderators Override Community Vote to Reopen?

Recently this question was reopened by 5 reopen votes from 5 members with more than 500 reputation points (including me) which at this point of the forum's history is quite a few votes. Only 38 ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Nominate and elect our temporary moderators

update Our first four moderators have been appointed (in alphabetical order): Cedric H. David Zaslavsky Noldorin mbq Congratulations! Please respect their judgement but also don't hesitate to post ...
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Moderators for beta. How does it work?

I'm not too familiar with the process, so hopefully someone can clarify here. Do we need any moderators for the public beta, which seems to be coming up in less than 2 days? Will members of the ...