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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?
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My latest thoughts on this matter are posted on SciFi meta. I am suspending my activity as a moderator. Combined with the fact that some of my fellow moderators on my site have also suspended their ...

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Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ
26 votes

Implementation details are still uncomfortably vague, especially for moderators. The FAQ says (emphasis added): 6. What if someone wants some nonstandard pronouns that I don't even know how to use? ...

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Is the Teachers' Lounge toxic, if so why?
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As others have said, the chat moderation tools that can be used in normal chat rooms don't really work in a room full of moderators. If moderators don't discipline themselves to avoid controversial ...

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Would voting for posts based on their score be considered fraud?
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11 votes

This is fine as long as you evaluate each post for its content. There is nothing in the relevant help center articles which suggest that this would be fraud. Privileges: Vote Up Why is voting ...

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Site scope issues where community opinion is divided and there is no consensus?
9 votes

I'm not aware of an established policy for handling this case. I think the best solution is to Allow such questions to be voted on (including vote to close) as they present themselves to each user ...

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Add status-completed tag to my question
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7 votes

Is there a process or way for me to add or suggest that tag to my question now that is solved? You can flag your question as "in need of moderator intervention" and suggest the addition of the ...

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Search for questions with at most n views
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6 votes

Use the range operator. From the search help page: Range Operators To search for only questions that fall within a particular range for score, number of answers, or number of views, you can ...

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Drop "noisy" comment flags from the moderator queue unless an answer has 5 or more comments
5 votes

Make "noisy" comment flags lowest priority in the queue instead of hiding them I agree that there is little harm in keeping a comment that says "thanks" or the like, especially if ...

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How do you deal with comments that are incorrect and dangerous?
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4 votes

If you have sufficient expertise on the subject, you can post an answer which begins by explaining why a particular approach mentioned in the comments is wrong: Some have suggested using [wrong/...

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Review queue workflows - Final release
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The Reopen Votes queue lacks an option to add a comment to the post, edit it without reopening it, or flag it: Several times I have wanted to add a free form comment to tell the querent why the post ...

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Review queue workflows - Final release
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The "Flag" option is missing in the Low Quality Posts queue: This option is important even in this queue since it may be necessary to flag for a moderator's attention (e.g., to remove PII, ...

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Should I downvote when a better answer is available?
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Voting is up to you. You may either upvote or downvote answer A, or decline to vote on it. That said, the help center's description of the vote down privilege says: When should I vote down? Use your ...

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