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Most of the time it is a bad idea for SE employees to intervene in anything but obvious cases (the big exception is if the mods are unavailable). Moderator actions by unfamiliar users are much more likely to create some controversy than if the site mods had performed them. So in any case that isn't entirely obvious, SE employees should generally prefer to ...


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You should comment to let the staff member know that there is a problem and explain the situation. If the question is unclear, edit it to make it more clear - for example, add links or additional information. You've got two very different situations here. A time when a dev was clearly mistaken about what page the question was about. There's no comments ...


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My personal perspective: First off, in my opinion, a hard-and-fast rule is not appropriate here. Voting is private, so a rule banning voting not enforceable. There's no point in making a rule that can't be enforced. Also, what makes sense will depend on the context, so a bright-line rule is not appropriate. Instead, I think it makes the most sense to ...


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