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Add a way for moderators to cast a normal, non binding close/open vote

I think moderators should have the ability to cast a normal, non binding close and open vote like they were a normal user (while of course retaining their ability to cast a binding vote where ...
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Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Meta Stack Exchange Moderators!

We're really excited to announce the appointment of three new community moderators to Meta Stack Exchange! I know this might come as a really big surprise to some, and I can't wait to talk about it, ...
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How to refer to your blog when answering? [duplicate]

I know that putting a link to your blog in a signature is frowned upon and rightly so. Is it okay to link to your blog in an answer if that blog post answers the question? Are there other situations ...
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Should moderators use their abilities for personal reasons?

Moderators on S[OFU] have a number of privileges above and beyond those of normal users. These are necessary in order for them to perform their duties as moderators: keeping the peace, identifying and ...
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What is the policy on signatures and links in answers? [duplicate]

This is a general policy/netiquette question for the sites? Some people like to include 'signatures' in their answers But signatures are redundant, since the poster's gravatar is already on each ...
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Should moderators close questions for reasons other than obvious violation of the rules?

I'm going to ask this, even though it has some resemblance to other questions, but I think it's important to ask this question in this manner, because it has some semantic meaning that the other ...
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Why was this answer with 281 Upvotes deleted by a Moderator?

I was reading this post by Scott Hanselman where he points to a Stack Overflow question about the best comments in source code. An individual posted this answer, and it currently has 281 net upvotes. ...
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Meta posts about specific users?

It seems we are not allowed now to question moderators. See https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42754/why-was-this-meta-question-closed-as-a-duplicate And yes Jeff, I fully expect to be put in ...
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Time for a spring cleaning in the dusty corner of .NET mail reading [closed]

Preface Via an answer yesterday I learned about a guy who shamelesly promote his commercial mail component on SO. After throwing a few flags after his canned answers, it occured to me that lots of ...
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Primer on Moderator Capabilities and Best Practices?

I just passed the 10k rep mark on StackOverflow. I've been around the community long enough to have earned said repuatation amount, so consider myself somewhat familiar with StackOverflow and how it ...
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What is the SO team's workflow for fixing bugs and implementing new features? How could it be improved? [duplicate]

Playing off this question a little bit, I'd like to know how the SO team prioritizes and processes requests such as fixing bugs and implementing new features. It strikes me that the current system is ...