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Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders

In order to increase the efficiency with which poor quality questions are closed, it could make sense to have weighted close votes for a small subset of qualified users. A very good way to measure ...
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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! [closed]

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

Test is live! The 13 sites below have their votes to close set at 3. I've also reduced the votes needed for migrations to 2 (down from 3). Almost two years ago I ran a test for single vote closure/...
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What criteria should we use to determine which review queue indicator a site will have?

A few weeks ago, we tested a modified review queue indicator for small sites. In essence, the top bar icon will get a red dot whenever there's any task and not just when the count reaches a discrete ...
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How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?

According to multiple mods, gold badge holders can now unilaterally close questions as duplicates. I hold seven gold badges for tags on SO, which means I can, on my own, close questions as duplicates ...
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How to train your growing community to self-moderate?

Two years ago I accepted the post of pro-tem moderators on Computer Science. At that time, and that's true for any new beta SE site, there were little to no users with enough reputation to moderate. ...
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Can we re-request features that were declined a sufficient while ago?

As I was browsing earlier today, I really happened to like an answer to a question. The question didn't interest me so much, and the answer was actually a tangential reply to some of the comments in ...
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Moderator Accountability Request

This evening I was contacted by a community member who felt my moderator-activity was too frequent. This is following the closing/migrating of several questions. Being a new moderator, I'd like to ...
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As a mod when should I vote to close content that is not flagged?

I know mods are supposed to step in to quickly close seriously problematic posts and otherwise allow the community to vote to close a post. But what about when there are four close votes on a ...
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Super User and Server Fault are Doomed

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? And I'm not sure we can do anything about it. At any given point in time, if you look at the home page of Stack ...
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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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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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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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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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How should moderators handle a custom flag to re-open a question?

As a moderator I occasionally encounter a custom flag "in need of moderator intervention" with a request to re-open a closed question. I am generally reluctant to unilaterally override the decision of ...
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