Seth
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It’s time to retire the term “rep-whore”
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TL;DR: Please don't just try to cure the symptoms when curing the cancer is this simple. Retract reputation gained from questions that are closed (or that were closed within a certain time frame, ...

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Why do people want to become moderators?
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Disclaimer: There are three general types of moderators, pro-tempore (temporary) moderators, elected ones and SE-employees. Elected moderators have the moderator status only for the site they were ...

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Only wear one hat at a time?
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This is not a bug. That is how it is supposed to be, and that's also how it always was. If you really desperately want to wear multiple hats, crop the hats using some sort of screen cropping tool, ...

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Why does it seem that high rep users pick on low rep users to stop them building rep?
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I don't know why you're constantly speaking of high-rep-users, I'll just assume you mean anyone above 1k with that. The biggest problem that StackOverflow is facing nowadays is the decay of quality. ...

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If I am concerned about unchecked sexism across the sites, how would I raise the topic or seek a task force?
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Yes, those questions would most likely be shut down immediately. An example of how the Stack Overflow community reacts to the enforcement of "gender-neutral usage of pronouns" is this thread on mSO. ...

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Are there any online communities dedicated to reviewing code of lengthier projects?
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No. Code Review is the site in the SE network dealing with the review of code, as the site name clearly states. There is no "XL-Code Review", nor should there be one IMO. In general, Code Review ...

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Why can't new questions be bountied on the spot?
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You seem to misunderstand. This is no "Do work, get points, spend points on getting your work done by others"-type of network. Bounties are a tool to make your question more attractive, gather more ...

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Why can't I find Meta Stack Overflow in Communities searchbar?
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That's because MSO is no SE community by itself. It's a part of the SO community, which you can find using the "More Stack Exchange Communities"-searchbar.

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Low quality hit and run
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In addition to the very good answer by Monica Cellio. Please keep in mind that everyone is free to use his votes however he likes. There is no "right" and "wrong" voting, except for serial voting (...

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Multi site moderation
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It is possible for a user to be a moderator on more than one SE site simultaneously (e.g. Undo is a moderator on both Stack Overflow and Software Recommendations). To my knowledge there are no ...

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Will the user be suspended if I upvote all his answers with genuine interest?
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Serial voting, regardless of whether it's up- or downvoting will be reversed automatically by a script that runs daily (afaik, not too sure about the intervall). If you're caught voting serially on ...

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Which SE Community is best for aid recalling from childhood a book not pertinent to Literature.SE?
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Regarding question #1: As far as I can see it there currently is no site suited for identification of that, except for Literature.SE. That community has the tag story identification, so I'd assume ...

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What is the right way to handle an answer for a question that shows no effort?
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It really depends on the question. If the question is literally "Giv me teh codez!" I'd downvote the question, the answers, flag the question & move on with my life. Same if the question is ...

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Does the call to action decrease answer quality?
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Yes, as far as I can see it does decrease the overall quality of answers, however, having more answers is - from my perspective - beneficial, even if some of those are low-quality. Please note that I ...

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Set a benchmark on acceptable behaviour
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Short disclaimer: While I was a part of the meta discussion that started this I was not in chat when the jokes about "tits" started, meaning I was no active part of the chat-discussion ...

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If I am concerned about unchecked sexism across the sites, how would I raise the topic or seek a task force?
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Disclaimer: Since the author of the question thinks my answer completely missed the point, and that I resemble a "hot troll", and also thinks calling me out for "dragging him into talking about gender ...

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Inconsistent response on Stack Overflow
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Scenario #1: As already pointed out in the comments, the upvoted question was asked 7 years ago. Since then, policies, the community consensus regarding those questions as well as the scope of the ...

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Flagging a non-answer that has obviously already been flagged
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No, you shouldn't re-flag those clearly already flagged answers. The reason for this is that it's simply a waste of your flags. There are 4 types of moderator flags, spam, rude/abusive, VLQ and NAA. ...

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Why is stackexchange so brutally biased against casual users?
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Stackoverflow, and every single site of the SE network share one similarity, and that is that they're all Q&A-sites (Question-and-Answer-sites). Being able to both ask questions and provide ...

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