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Community-led deletionism: a protocol for sanity

A couple of events in the past few days have caused me to reflect - yet again - on the direction we're headed with regard to deletion on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. First, a moderator on one of ...
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Provide a tool for moderators to migrate comments to chat

One issue we have on Programmers.SE is that people like to have extended discussions in comments on answers and questions. Try as we might to delete long comment chains and educate them about chat (...
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Is it possible to import comments into a chat room without the link appearing? [duplicate]

Question: For an answer on a stack exchange site with say 8 comments, how can I / is it possible to import the comments into a chat room? Background: I was helping with a question and made several ...
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Limits for self promotion, round II

We have a moderator, casperOne, that has decided to start deleting my responses. I thought this topic had been beaten to death, and that I was operating within the limits of established policy: ...
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6 answers
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Can we have a feature to delay a flag for a short period of time?

As a moderator, sometimes it's nice to defer a flag but not have it in the mod-queue. There are various reasons, but the simplest is that if the (1) count is static, you kinda gloss over it, but if it ...
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How should long comment threads with important information in them be handled?

Apparently, some moderators feel that they have a duty to delete long comment threads, no matter what. That once the thread is automatically flagged for being unusually active, it is an indisputable ...
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3 answers
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Automatically lock long comment threads

Over the past few days, some people have been upset about how long comment threads are handled. How should long comment threads with important information in them be handled? Where did all the ...
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Give mods a "flag for followup" flag ability

In several cases, it's become apparent that a diamond mod has rushed to take action on a particular question, answer, or comment thread, because they were afraid of "losing track" of it if ...
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Should comments enjoy the same protection as other posts?

Personally I don't care much one way or the other since I don't normally put a ton into comments besides trying to clarify a question or answer. However, this has come up in a big way over the past ...
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Take it to chat before the message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to import comments into a chat room without the link appearing? When you get into an extended dialog with someone in the comments section, a nice suggestion box ...
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Feature request: Migrate comments to chat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to import comments into a chat room without the link appearing? It seems that I run across a lot of comments that are interesting and contain interesting links ...
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