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Do we want three moderators, or four?

Four could be helpful for the situation mentioned in this comment: Yep, mxyzplk and I are often on the same wavelength (enough that the times we aren't can stand out), but we're also keenly aware ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Do we want three moderators, or four?

I think it's obvious that we need more. More than two, that is. It's obvious, because you two (@mxyzplk and @SevenSidedDie) say so. There might be other possible signs that a third was needed, I don't ...
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Asking about "mooning"

Whether it belongs on Stack Exchange is a normative question rather than a legal one, but my personal opinion is that the linked question is acceptable. The Question includes some discussion of the ...
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Do we want three moderators, or four?

I'm in agreement with the ideas floated thus far--it doesn't sound like we're sure there's a need for four modsworth of effort, but given the current team makeup we might need four mods if we want to ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

The purpose of GS/BS is to enable meaningful voting behaviors. That’s it: to make sure that the Stack Exchange system actually works, actually filters out noise and highlights strong signals. Can an ...
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Is there any reason why quoting a D&D 5e spell in its entirety would not qualify as "fair use"?

Just FYI, a normal user was the one who revised your post using their edit privilege. “Site mods” usually refers to the diamond moderators, none of which have revised your post prior to this meta. ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Is it acceptable to include your opinion of the quality of character choices in an answer?

There's nothing inherently wrong with it, but care needs to be taken in how it is presented Good answers frequently include contextual information above and beyond what is directly asked by the ...
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Difference between 'On-Hold' and 'Closed'?

When we close a question, it becomes "On hold" for 5 days, then becomes "Closed" thereafter. They're functionally the same thing (closed) except for two differences: When a question is On Hold, an ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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What is the reason we are moving to having 5 diamond moderators?

There's nothing particularly magical about the number 5. A long-serving mod retired recently and we three thought that a deeper bench of experienced moderators would be good to have in the community, ...
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Asking about "mooning"

I think this is fine As stated in the original question's comments and cited in this meta question, we have previously permitted questions which involve rude gestures the likes of which would only fly ...
Pyrotechnical's user avatar
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How are users supposed to suggest questions might get better answers on a different SE site?

It comes down to that we're having some problems with IPS.SE users undermining the domain expertise of RPG.SE, and dissuading users from asking interpersonal questions here. I removed your initial ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Who moderates the moderators?

Stack Exchange sites are moderated by the entire community of users, who unlock moderation privileges through contributions to the site. Some users also get elected by the community to become diamond ...
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How should we handle this "fireproof worn items" question?

My opinion is that we should purge the answers. Designers are the only appropriate source for designer questions If OP wants designer reasons, the only authoritative answer we can give them is going ...
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Do we want three moderators, or four?

There's a lot of talk about "perspectives" and "diversity" regarding moderator composition, and I'd like to share my thoughts on the subject because it recently (about five minutes ago) became clear ...
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Do we want three moderators, or four?

We've asked Grace Note to give us two election slots, for a total of four mods. After this consultation with the community we heard ideas for and against 3 and 4, but the overall sense we got from ...
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'We do not enforce style' - how to react to discrepancies between policy and reality?

This policy isn't just lip service and does have power. Our fellow community members should be enforcing it, and the diamond moderators can and will enforce it as well, as we have done in the past. ...
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Why was this question protected?

There are actually 4 deleted answers to that question (which takes 10K rep to see). 2 of those answers are from brand new users, 1 is from a new user that has the associated bonus rep, and 1 is from ...
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What is an "edit war" and is it ever appropriate?

What is an edit war? Edit Warring is when two (or more) users disagree about something (generally whether something should have a specific edit) and uses their privileges to do and undo that edit ...
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What do moderators do here?

As requested by myself, here's a birds-eye view into what actually happened on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange moderation-wise over the past 365 days, for your collective edification and bemusement: ...
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When should I NOT protect questions?

You should only protect questions in unusual circumstances. Despite rumors to the contrary, our site likes new users. New users get rep mainly by answering questions. If new users can't answer ...
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Why was my comment requesting clarification on an answer deleted?

Intentions aside, the comment does not actually read as a request for clarification. Here's the comment: So you don't think Vanessa's behavior is at all wrong or problematic (since you didn't ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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How to address undue criticism that targets diverse answers?

Your answers were not being downvoted because they were taboo or too diverse. Answers are going to be downvoted (and in extreme cases, removed) whether they are diverse or not, when they are poor ...
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Compound vs. Simple Questions

If you want to ask Can a warlock with strength 0 use fell flight to fly underwater? ask that It's not necessary to make a question easier to answer by pointing out all of a question's disparate parts ...
Hey I Can Chan's user avatar
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Are we comfortable with our current position on deleting general answers to system specific questions?

I think that such answers should be deleted, because they don't answer the question as posed. First, what is the criteria for deletion? From meta.stackexchange, For answers, any post that is not ...
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What is the reason we are moving to having 5 diamond moderators?

Unofficial Answer: We probably merit 5 moderators based on the size of the stack. Our stack gets about 18 questions/day and about 73k visits/day. Some other stacks for comparison: Super User: 217 ...
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This site is too heavily moderated

It's closed purely on a semantics. The "querent" (ugh that word) didn't put his question into precisely the right form, so it gets closed. The questions is clear, clearly answerable (and indeed ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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What happened to get this mod notice placed on my question about the Bête?

Not a huge amount has actually happened beyond the weird comments you flagged. There was not a huge explosion you missed. But there's current weirdness, and the topic may get controversial, so it ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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How to address undue criticism that targets diverse answers?

Other answers do a good job of addressing what the user was trying to convey with their comment on your answer #1 and what you can do to improve that answer to address that critique and to meet the ...
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What is the most efficient way to flag to remove a post from the HNQ?

Moderators can remove posts from the HNQ It's a two-click process, easy as pie. So flag the post "in need of moderator intervention" and explain what you find problematic about its being ...
nitsua60's user avatar
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The new comment flags seem like they fail to track some info we used to be able to track

Yes, the new flags end up working differently, being used differently, and giving us different immediate1 information. From what I've seen this is mostly positive though. The purpose of the change as ...
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