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In my opinion the system is to open to abuse by high ranking members [on hold]

I have seen the ugly side of the community run system as of late and I implore anyone whom has the ability to do so to consider restricting control by high ranking members; at least in some way ...
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How are you wasting your time moderating Stack Overflow

I need help A particular user asks a question. Just help me or shut up After multiple attempts from the community to help the OP tidy up the question and come up with an actual question he has a ...
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What drives me away from here

Most of the time if a question is poorly written, doesn't show any research effort, doesn't demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem, and simply asks for a solution like: I need this - do ...
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Discourage authors from premature deletion

I have two particular scenarios in mind, one where I reposted a closed question (I was writing the answer, and when I hit submit, the question was deleted, but I did not notice that it was also closed ...
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It is fun to have fun but you have to know how: answer the question!

I noticed this question on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20360181/how-can-you-programmatically-simulate-a-keypress-mousemove (removed for moderation, available to 10k users). The question ...
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Anonymous downvotes ruining Stack Overflow for new users, driving them away from a meaningful contribution [duplicate]

I used to be very excited about Stack Overflow. I even started to make it a habit to routinely check for questions with certain tags to try to provide answers. And I did. Then this happened: Finding ...
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No track record, no history (how about mercurial style history for all of us) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment deletion notification I'm unhappy about not being informed when a comment of mine was moderated away and I don't receive a backup of it. Also, if I don't keep a ...
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“closed as not constructive” is an abused reason to close a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a “List of X” without “best” still inappropriate? I come across many questions which got closed because of this reason "closed as not constructive". I find it an ...
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A way to “downvote” a suggested edit and affect *both* the edit suggester and reviewers

I find a lot of suggested edits pretty poor. For me, it feels like that more than a half of the suggested edits doesn't properly address all issues in the post. The trigger of today was this ...
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What is Stackoverflow's definition for research? [closed]

I just made a question which is research based - requires logic and references. Suggestion on Java EE development, please It has been flagged for moderator attention. I have given to the community ...
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Can we make language wars a punishable offense in chat?

On June 29, 2012 Jeff Atwood wrote a blog about PHP which a lot of people saw as another language bashing blog. Whether it is or not is not really my concern with this question but, more so, the ...
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Should I flag rant posts as offensive?

I've encountered several posts on Super User recently that consist primarily or solely of rants. I've flagged two of these posts as "offensive", and they were deleted with the flags marked helpful. ...
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My question is closed due to being “subjective” and “rant” , what are my options?

Please read twice before downvoting or closing or banning or executing me or anything ;-). Thanks in advance. I think a certain software product has some specific obvious bad traits (they are kinda ...
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Short questions vs ( Long questions as defense against 'I know these answers already')

This is not a question but an observation and end up as a rant! :) With a Q&A site like SO, I came to the conclusion that you have to be pretty careful with how long the question is and how much ...
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Haterade being poured on questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we please be a bit nicer to the noobs? I don't know if people had read the FAQ over at StackOverflow but, it really seems that people that are answering questions ...
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Proposed new StackExchange site: RantOverflow [closed]

There seem to be a lot of questions asked on SO (last example here) which are rants/cries-of-the-soul/shrieks-in-the-void etc... Most of them are career related (D'uh). A vast majority are, of ...
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Should “Best features\software\etc. ” questions be closed?

I would like to argue that questions like "Hidden features of python" or other "Best software for the environment", "Best unknown features of software", "Must-have Ubuntu packages" etc. shouldn't be ...