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Get rid of the question ban on Meta; suspend actively harmful users manually

This user appears to have been question banned because of two unpopular Meta suggestions. (He says so in Chat) Look at the two contributions that appear to have gotten him banned. Like those of many ...
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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Could we please be a bit nicer to moderators?

TL;DR Moderators are human and make mistakes. If you feel a moderator screwed up, please be patient with us and try to communicate objectively to help us avoid a lot of unnecessary meta drama. All ...
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Can we have a guaranteed pipeline for responses from Stack Exchange?

I think we should have some mechanism that automatically flags certain meta posts (both child metas and here) for Stack Exchange staff attention when they get beyond a certain point. The thresholds ...
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Who is the Community user?

I see this Community user on the user page. It also seems to edit posts sometimes. What is it? And why has it downvoted over 1800 times? Related What are “Community Wiki” posts? Return ...
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Should Stack Exchange Inc promote its pet projects on meta sites?

Recently, on Meta Stack Overflow at least, Stack Exchange staff have made questions posts in order to promote projects outside of the scope of the Q&A network. Some recent examples: An ...
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What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused his/her privileges?

One or multiple of the following things happened to me on a Stack Exchange site My post(s) were deleted / locked by a moderator wrongly. A moderator posted a wrong comment to one of my posts. I was ...
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How do I contact a user privately, as a moderator?

As a moderator, I sometimes need to contact a user about his behavior on the site or about other site-related issues. How can I contact a user privately, as a moderator? What are the possibilities ...
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Make migration paths just another Off Topic reason

The system in place for migrating questions on Stack Exchange is confusing and overly-complicated. But don't just take my word for it: go use it for a few years, try getting a bunch of decent ...
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Should Stack Exchange employees step over moderators to delete questions? [closed]

Why should a Stack Exchange employee, being an outsider to a site's regular users, take it upon themselves to delete a question that the community is discussing, whether it should be reopened or leave ...
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Who has the privilege to delete a revision?

I saw a PPT posted by Jeff that showed a revision page which had the delete revision function, like this: But I have never seen this functionality on SO's revision pages. I guess that's because I ...
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Company logos on tag wikis; are they allowed?

A user has been making a lot of changes to tag wikis. So far, so fantastic! These are obviously good faith edits. However, he's also been adding a lot of company logos or product pictures; for ...
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Do community managers vote on questions/answers?

A while ago, there was some drama on a meta site, and a user said something along the lines of the following (I'm going to paraphrase it because I'm not trying to dig up old drama): The Stack ...
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What checks are in place to prevent high rep users and mods from abusing their privileges?

Since high rep users gain some pretty powerful privileges I wonder what checks and balances are in place to prevent them from abusing their privileges. I am not near these privileges on any SE site, ...
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Review audits are too error-prone when reviewing on a mobile device

I review a lot on SO, typically on my phone throughout the day when I have down time. I mentioned in my previous question, “STOP! Look and Listen” audit tricked me, that the audit system fails because ...

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