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I see you snagged the mod section from the site faq; should we cull each list to separate those meant for mods from those meant for users? How should duplication be handled? – Won't Jan 13 '12 at 16:45
Half of these are things users care about too. Can we at least assume new mods have probably heard of flags and know how to edit posts? I thought this was going to be a "ok, you're a mod now -- here's the new stuff you need to know" type post – Michael Mrozek Jan 13 '12 at 16:46
@Won't I'm doing that a bit now, but yes, things that are user-specific should be removed unless it's something that is overwhelmingly relevant to a moderator. – casperOne Jan 13 '12 at 16:46
@MichaelMrozek we have to probably create some self-answered questions just to provide a more useful bullet point or linking to existing stuff – Ivo Flipse Jan 13 '12 at 16:52
@IvoFlipse That's fine, but we really don't need to cover (picking the first one I see) "What is the etiquette for modifying posts?". That isn't a diamond moderator issue -- editing posts is a normal user action – Michael Mrozek Jan 13 '12 at 16:54
@IvoFlipse I for one have been trying to curate those sorts of questions onto meta as I think about them :D .. probably searching my Q for moderation tags would give a few. – jcolebrand Jan 13 '12 at 17:18
@Aarthi I suggest you simply ask a new question and we write up the canonical answer for it, without it looking like some feature request. – Ivo Flipse Jan 13 '12 at 19:01
@Aarthi This is by no means definitive or comprehensive; the idea is that we evolve this as we come across the content or get the canonical answers to it. The meta FAQ didn't evolve overnight, nor did this (although this will be epic). – casperOne Jan 13 '12 at 19:08
I appreciate the work that everyone's putting into it, but I think you can replace the whole shindig with just "1) use common sense. 2) seriously, see point 1. 3) don't destroy a user if they don't have a PhD 4) if necessary, ask in TL and 5) be magnanimous and accept mistakes/apologize even if it's just to calm things down" When people skip 1&2 and go straight to 4, it annoys the mods who've spent more than a year in TL answering these. When they skip 5, it annoys the community. 3 should perhaps only be in Quant Finance's moderator agreement, but most problems can be solved at 1. – Lorem Ipsum Jan 14 '12 at 21:13
@yoda can you post this as an answer? – Robert Harvey Jan 20 '12 at 18:09
@RobertHarvey Do we want to change the format? When discussed, we wanted to keep the spirit of the FAQ, which does not have an answer. If we put answers in, then we become a little like Mark's cheat sheet, and we're duplicating effort. – casperOne Jan 20 '12 at 18:12
@casperOne Are you saying it needs its own question? I'm OK with that, I guess. I just thought it would be nice if it stayed here, but became a first-class citizen. It doesn't seem to merit its own question. – Robert Harvey Jan 20 '12 at 18:19
@RobertHarvey It would be nice, since there were also comments that we should create canonical Q&A to fit this and this would be defined as "good canonical". – casperOne Jan 20 '12 at 18:22

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