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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the hierarchy of the Stack Exchange team?

I know that Stack Exchange sites are controlled by moderators of that site. However, I am curious to know more about hierarchy levels in Stack Exchange, and who are all above moderators and what they ...
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How do I quit being a moderator?

Due to life, etc, I don't feel that I can be an effective moderator anymore. I don't see any obvious method within the system of quitting, though (barring just not responding to moderator flags, ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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Where I can complain about an unfair account suspension? [closed]

My account on sharepoint.stackechange is suspended. I believe that a mod has something against me. I have nowhere to turn to or even talk to the other mods to see if this is even fair! I don't know ...

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