Note: The term "moderator" used herein refers primarily to high-reputation users, not to those with diamonds by their names (although that is also useful).
In the long tradition of "How can I become a better ..." on Stack Overflow:
- Think of your biggest pet peeve of moderators.
- Read all the answers
- If your pet peeve doesn't exist then
- Post a new answer - only ONE pet peeve, and at most 3 short sentences of explanation (No Too Long, Didn't Read (TLDR), please)
- Vote up your pet peeve since it already exists. Add comments to suggest improvements.
Please try to remain objective and dispassionate. Phrase your pet peeve in terms of an improvement I might make, rather than a negative statement.
Avoid: "I hate when my question starts getting closed without comment"
Instead: "Please leave a comment regarding the reasons for voting to close"
I have a very narrow view of what Stack Overflow is, and what it could be. My hope is that I'll learn new ways of helping maintain it while frustrating people less. I know there are many moderators who are also open to suggestions.