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Moderators should not be allowed to moderate questions they have participated in answering

Title says it all. I had a situation where a moderator answered a question and then marked another answer (that said the same thing, but more directly) for conversion to comment because they felt "its ...
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Let moderators move posts to review queues

I propose that moderators should have a tool that allows us to move posts into review queues. This could be useful, for example, when a borderline on/off topic post comes along and it's better to let ...
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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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4answers
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Reconsider allowing moderators to cast normal close/reopen votes as well as binding close/reopen votes

On Stack Exchanges, all users with 3,000 reputation or more can cast votes to close questions that they see as off-topic, or to reopen questions that they feel were wrongly closed. Ordinary users get ...
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May a diamond moderator utilize a second, non-diamond account e.g. to cast regular close votes?

This question is prompted by: Add a way for moderators to cast a normal, non binding close/open vote and Do moderators not have a way to just push a post into the close queue?. Basically, some ...
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The binding moderator vote problem on Beta SE sites

Please read fully before blindly closing/downvoting/tagging/duplicating The Problem On SO, binding moderator votes work well. There is usually not a lot of grumbling, and those that do get a good ...
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2answers
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YARAFP: Yet Another Review Audit Failed Post [closed]

I just failed a close-vote audit by voting to close this question. I genuinely believe there is a good case for closing it, as the question has a number of issues. Yes, it has five upvotes, an ...
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2answers
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Lock posts by default, when deleted by a moderator?

If a moderator deletes a post, but forgets to lock it, then the owner can simply undelete it. Shouldn't posts that are deleted by a moderator be locked by default? (A spam answer on Super User was ...
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A question "wizard"?

This is an idea that splintered off from Which tags on stackoverflow do you think needs to be improved and how?. I decided to bring it up as its own question as a possible proposal. While I do think ...
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3answers
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Flag reviewed by same moderator?

I really feel that I got the short shrift on this question. Honestly, it's not a very good question. I posted it because I was trying to post source code to a programming forum on CodePlex, it wasn't ...
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5answers
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Need a better recourse against frivolous moderator action [duplicate]

I asked a question on Meta that was inappropriately closed by a moderator who incorrectly thought that it was a duplicate of another question which was hardly even similar. At this point I am stuck: ...
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Closed for "too localized" and by a single person is a bad decision

I find the reason to close my question disturbing and annoying. For two reasons. It was closed by a single person and because it's "too localized"!? So if it were a generic treeview, it would have ...
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Moderators closing, moving etc. questions - autocracy vs. democracy?

On SO I've seen a lot of questions that were closed by 5 votes. I cannot remember any that should not be closed in my opinion. When I see something closed by moderator (with exception for the elected ...
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2answers
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We could use better management of popular, but "bad" questions

There are a set of questions that are a bad fit for Stack Exchange. Every site has a /help/dont-ask page that describes what SE sites are looking for and what kinds of questions aren't a good fit for ...
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1answer
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Spamming random mod tools lets me cast an ordinary undelete vote

I was playing around with the mod tools (testing out some bugs and stuff) when I noticed that I'd caused this: This occurred because some combination of mod tools added an undelete vote, marked the ...

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