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How temporary are comments that ask for clarification of a post?

All comments should be temporary. However, I regularly browse questions which are years old and have a substantial amount of comments that ask for clarification of the question which has not been ...
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Increased flagging activity (report)

These days I come to the site in the morning and I usually see 10, 15, even 25 posts in the mod-queue with flags waiting to be handled. When I started (two+ years ago) it was usually more like 2 or 3 ...
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What is the reason we are moving to having 5 diamond moderators?

I noticed a few days ago that our election was aiming to fill 2 moderator positions instead of just the one position that was vacated by SevenSidedDie (as I expected). Is there a reason behind that ...
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When should a question be removed from the Hot Network Questions List?

As it has been announced on the main meta, diamond moderators now have the ability to remove questions from the Hot Network Questions List. Since the policy on what to remove seems to be on a per-...
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Why was my comment requesting clarification on an answer deleted?

Today I commented on an answer to How should I deal with a player who wants to dictate loot distribution?, asking the answerer for clarification (and implicitly suggesting an improvement at the same ...
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'We do not enforce style' - how to react to discrepancies between policy and reality?

I've seen it repeatedly Officially Declared that 'we' do not enforce styles, and do not do trivial changes that have zero effect on clarity. And yet in practice, over the course of my stay here, I ...
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Is there any reason why quoting a D&D 5e spell in its entirety would not qualify as “fair use”?

One of the Site Mods has an issue with this question I asked about a specific spell. They have stated that it is not right to quote the whole spell due to "fair use". I disagree and feel that ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Stack-wide Request for Comments on elections

Over on meta.SE (the meta that discusses Stack-wide practices and policies) there's a request that people think about and discuss how the election process works: Help me opine about a new election ...
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What happened to get this mod notice placed on my question about the Bête?

I had asked a totally valid question with The Bête and LGBT-Questions, and after a short explanation why this was asked without an edition (because there is soo little on the topic) and a comment ...
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Is there guidance on when we should vote to delete posts? [duplicate]

So I recently triggered the 10k threshold and gained access to some moderator tools, but the only thing of real note seems to be the ability to cast Delete votes. Per the moderator tools guidance, it ...
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Stack Exchange is developing a new Code of Conduct

The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review over on Meta.SE. This is an update to/evolution of the "Be Nice" policy which currently guides site use and moderation. ...
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Who moderates the moderators?

Why do moderators ban people from posting the truth? Are false notions more valuable than integrity? Every time I try to correct a false answer with a direct quote from the book, I am deleted by the ...
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How are users supposed to suggest questions might get better answers on a different SE site?

Today someone asked a question that, at its heart, is an interpersonal behavior/advice question. Seeing this while browsing the questions list, I stopped by and made the comment (to the best of my ...
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“A certain thread back in June”

First off, sorry, this is more of a direct question for the mods than meta, but I don't know how else to reach them. I recently conversed with Stack Overflow employees about a suspension last year on ...
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How should we handle this “fireproof worn items” question?

This concerns What have designers said for why they made worn items fireproof? Short summary of events: The question was asking what the RAI was behind worn items being fireproof. An answer arrived ...
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Are we comfortable with our current position on deleting general answers to system specific questions?

So this has come up a few times now, with different systems. Most recently the main issue has been with Dungeon World questions. We've had a rash of these, with answers from people that know nothing ...
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Difference between 'On-Hold' and 'Closed'?

I noticed that the system flags some questions as being 'On hold' when we vote to close it and others are flagged as 'closed'. Are there differences between each label?
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The new comment flags seem like they fail to track some info we used to be able to track

So, we used to have 'too chatty', 'not constructive', and 'obsolete' as separate flag options, which moderation could use to see, for example, if someone was posting lots of unconstructive comments ...
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Moderation-related comments seem friendlier recently!

(This is related to one of my previous posts on moderation, but I didn't think it would be appropriate to add another answer there.) Recently I've noticed that when comments are deleted, questions (...
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This site is too heavily moderated

There seems to be a cavalier attitude to closing questions and deleting comments. As a newcomer to the site, it's off-putting. I would like to see a change in the core moderation philosophy here. I ...
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Was it really necessary to mod delete this? Why are there votes?

I am not convinced that voting would not have taken care of this answer. Beyond that, providing a link to a XKCD comic rather than an SE meta struck me as bad form. The justification for the mod ...
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Compound vs. Simple Questions

I asked a question: A warlock has been reduced to strength 0 while underwater. Can he activate and use Fell Flight to move while underwater? Here is a link to the thread: Warlock Flying Underwater ...
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What do moderators do here?

There's an election going on right now, and as a result there's rather a lot of discussion about the role that moderators play on this site. ...actually, that conversation has been going on for ...
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Do we want three moderators, or four?

When we asked Stack Staff for an election to fill wax eagle's spot, we were thinking just in terms of bringing our active moderators back up to three. We didn't think about it much farther than that. ...
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Should a question be put on hold because a moderator fears in advance that respondents will go off-topic? [closed]

Is there an official streamlined/simplified version of the D20 system? was actually answerable by a yes-or-no response with some backing evidence. The OP even grants that an acceptable answer ("no") ...
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When should I NOT protect questions?

So, the protection requirement has always seemed extremely low to me. You can't post an answer on a protected question unless you have at least 10 rep, which is one upvote. My default behavior, now ...
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One-sided comment moderation

I bring this up with regards to https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/96448, but it is something I have encountered repeatedly on this site, and something that apparently others have also noticed: ...
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Is there any kind of notification mechanism to let me know when my comments are deleted?

I've left a comment to this question: How to deal with players rejecting the question premise The question had zero comments at the moment. Now it has zero comments as well. Was my comment deleted? ...
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Please do bring “bad stuff” to mod attention if it doesn't look like we saw it

In some cases, SE moderation by the community is working too well... And when content gets deleted via system auto-response to flags, or power user editing/delete activity, we the mods never actually ...
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Is something wrong?

Before you consider answering or voting, please read the whole question. As the second of three questions mentioned in this meta, I wish to ask if something is wrong. The meta question was inspired ...
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Instant comment deletion

I am fully aware that comments are temporary means to communicate and improve a question or answer. Please don't mark this as a duplicate to the appropriate meta post, I have read all of them. This ...
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How do I judge “no lasting value whatsoever”?

My 10k rep moderator tools include voting to delete questions, and it offers this guidance for my voting: Closed questions that are of no lasting value whatsoever should be flagged and deleted. I ...
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Post-mortem for a question relating to female players and role-playing games. Why and what now?

Ok. I have to admit that I am quite angered at the response gained to this question Quite frankly it is my belief that this question was mistreated. I shall go into the question in depth - recalling ...
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Can there be recourse for answers to deleted or closed questions?

Granted there might not be much that can be done for deleted answers (a question for the submission of answers to deleted questions perhaps?). However could it be made possible to submit answers to ...
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Comments explaining downvotes being deleted

When you downvote a post, a popup appears urging you to explain in a comment why you downvoted. Now this happened: Wow, can I ask the reason of the downvotes? – Vereos 46 mins ago I downvoted, ...
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Query over mod closing of question of 'poor reader' question

I am confused as to why this question has been closed... Are there any RPGs that a first grade reader can read and learn? ...with comments added by mods for answers to show how they have experienced ...
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How is this spam?

A post this morning was hit with a spam flag which was validated by a moderator (or the moderator took it upon themselves to flag it as spam). It came from an established user, who appears to have no ...
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Error with re-open votes?

In the review tab, yesterday when I logged in there was nine questions pending in re-open votes. Most of these were older and the context was that they had been edited, but there were just so many -- ...