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Let's disallow moderator nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...
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Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account

This sort of thing has happened a few times now... "Hey, did you see? User X was boxed!" "User X? Why?" "I donno... Maybe he... " (wild speculation ensues. waffles are ...
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Who is on the Community Management Team, and what do they do?

The members of the Community Management Team (sometimes referred to as the Community Team or CMs) are employees of Stack Exchange the company, but not all SE employees are Community Management Team ...
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Has there been an increase in suspensions on MSE lately?

I have recently noticed several "high-rep"(1) users (who were pretty active over the past weeks and months) are currently suspended, adding to plenty of other suspensions I've noticed since October ...
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I received a private moderator message. May I share it?

I've received a private moderator message. I'd like to share it. As far as I can tell I am not in obligation to keep secret anything I'm told unless I've signed a Non Disclosure Agreement or similar. ...
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Does the policy that suspension details aren't released publicly still apply even if the user says they are OK with them being released?

There is a policy that the details regarding a site suspension aren't released publicly, and that the only one who is allowed to bring it up publicly is the suspended user themselves. Officially, this ...
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Why not perma-ban instead of suspend an account for 275 years? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions about very long suspension periods, but I came across a case that is quite perplexing. This user had many offenses to earn his long ban, despite being a very ...
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Documenting moderator impeachment actions

Un-modding diamond users by Community Managers should be documented somewhere. At the very least, date, and name of the moderator should be recorded, plus links to relevant meta posts. Rationale: ...
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Why are there private instructions for moderators, and where can we see them?

In this thread on meta.academia.se it emerged that apparently SE has "(not public) guidance to moderators" which regulates aspects such as how to behave with regard to suspensions (bans). Is this ...
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My question (which had an answer from a Stack Exchange staff) was deleted by a moderator, what should I do next appropriately?

I recently posted the following question on meta: Has Stack Exchange ever permanently kicked out (by the longest possible suspension) a high rep troll? (now closed and deleted by a moderator) Some ...
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Are highly upvoted answers, accepted answers posted here considered as rules?

On Hinduism Meta, I often find users citing answers posted on this site as if they are rules. I was of the impression though, that rules are the ones which are covered in the Help Center. So, are ...
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Could information about my votes be used against me by moderators?

Recently one post was deleted (not mine) on https://ru.meta.stackoverflow.com/ as inappropriate. But before deletion I've up-voted it. I can't share the full conversation with moderators, but they ...
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Are user suspension and user deletion discussions on-topic for per-site meta?

Users will be suspended sometimes by the moderator team due to various reasons. But there will be some enthusiastic users who are very much interested to know the reasons behind the suspension of a ...
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Please give suspended users an option to explain their side of the story on the meta site

As it is written here by Jon Ericson (CM), the secrecy of the details of the individual suspensions is reasoned to protect the suspended users: Since suspended users are unable to tell their side ...
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Suspended account for the first time… for too long time

I have recently opened my second bounty question... For being a bounty, I've received a lot off-topic answers... finally, my patience was over and I've made a slightly irritated comment to an answer: ...

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