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As of August 2023, is [email protected] still an active email address for reaching out to the SE Team?

I am trying to reach out to the SE team regarding a site moderation issue, but my message text exceeds the contact form’s 5000-character limit. According to this 2019 post, "Compare methods of ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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What does one do when the moderators of a site go rogue? [duplicate]

The moderators of WebApps have taken it upon themselves to enforce a policy that all questions “need details or clarity”, even when the questions have plenty of detail and are perfectly clear, and ...
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Minimum suspension sentencing and transparency rules

Are there rules or guidance for moderators to help them determine minimal amount of suspension time depending on the offense? Or a rule requiring transparency if the community considers the sentencing ...
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7 votes
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How should I respond to unfriendly comments by moderators? [duplicate]

I recently saw an unfriendly comment from a diamond moderator on an SE site. I would flag the comment as unfriendly or unkind if a regular user had posted it. How should I respond considering that it'...
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Are there some ways to prevent abuse from moderators? [duplicate]

I don't know why, but I got my account suspended for 1 month for allegedly voting myself, but I don't remember doing that in the last 1.5 years roughly speaking. The only reason I voted for myself ...
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How should mods of per-site-meta with low / slow participation handle posts that if posted here will be negatively received?

TL;DR: I'm a moderator in Web Applications, and I was elected in 2020. When I have considered to take a tough decision, like suspend a user, I have discussed it privately. One of my major concerns is ...
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102 votes
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Help us identify new roles for community members

Update 2 (March 6, 23) We made a shortlist of the most promising suggestions from the answers provided, and we then shared our findings with Philippe Beaudette, our VP of Community. After some ...
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Is it ok for a moderator to join a private WhatsApp or Telegram group with users from the same site they moderate?

All SE sites already have chat rooms and meta sites to discuss things related to the main site. However, some like-minded users can sometimes create parallel groups on WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram, ...
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Is flagging too many posts to add the citation banner grounds for suspension? [closed]

This question arises from my personal experience - Suppose I have a per day flag limit of 90 flags, and I have been incessantly working hard on hunting out bad content across the main site to flag low ...
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What is the course of actions when elected moderators lock and close questions with unjustified reasons? [duplicate]

What should be my course of actions when elected moderators (specifically "Stack Overflow in Russian") unjustifiably lock and close questions on the Meta? I realize, that deciding what is ...
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How Can One Report A Moderator? [duplicate]

About a year ago, in a distressed state, I posted a question on Interpersonal Stack Exchange which I would rather delete. (I know that was a while ago, but I want to remove all traces of the situation ...
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Moderator bias and stifling of discussion on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Recently I have come across instances of moderators being biased and trying to stifle the discussion through their special privileges on Stack Exchange sites (especially if the point of view or ...
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How does one appeal the removal of their account in a way that automatically suspends their account?

What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension? contains good advice for appealing manually-imposed moderator suspensions, which always have a moderator message attached to them that the user can reply ...
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-11 votes
5 answers

Background checks on election candidates

Does the company run any background checks on users who nominate themselves for elections? For example, can Community Managers see if a candidate deleted an account in that election year? Can CMs see ...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
-29 votes
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What would the rules be about creating threads regarding other users, and encouraging other users to vote bomb them? [duplicate]

I am just wondering what the rules are here regarding making threads about other users, and whether it is considered a professional, or an unprofessional way of encouraging other users to vote bomb ...
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