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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Don't tell users that they can edit old PTIJ questions to be on-topic

According to site policy, Purim Torah In Jest (PTIJ) questions are closed after Purim. I was browsing some older, closed PTIJ questions (for example, this one), and found that the close message now ...
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2019: 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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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, in ...
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Deleting your own obsolete comments

Ironically, in light of my last Meta post, this question is really only directed to the moderators. If I had a discussion with someone in comments to a post, and now I determine that those comments ...
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Why was the question about Judaism's "evil" approach to women deleted?

On Feb 20, 2017 there was a question by someone asking about Judaism's "evil" treatment of women. Someone had even given a long, quality answer. But now the question is gone - what happened to it?
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Frequency of moderator elections

I understand that mod terms are for life. However, I find it odd that Mi.Yodeya has had the second least recent elections of any site on StackExchange. We have not held moderator elections since 2012. ...
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Deleting partially obsolete comments

Should comments that have been made partially obsolete (e.g., by clarifications that were requested in the comments subsequently being incorporated into the question) be subject to deletion by ...
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Delete posts --- how can we appeal?

My answers to a post were deleted as "not answering the question." I admit they didn't answer the direct halachic question (I'm not qualified!) specifically, but did provide an answer/solution. It was ...
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What are the assumptions made (in relation to jewish law) when one uses this site?

A lot of these little things (I have a really long typed out list if anyone wants me to post it) have left me rather confused as to what this site assumes in relation to the asker's understanding/...
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What does the moderator job entail?

Some aspects of the moderation job are obvious -- reviewing flags, cultivating site direction via discussions in meta, paying attention to first posts/edits/etc. Other aspects are not so visible; ...
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Auto avatar change and now not able to set it again [closed]

Some days ago one of the Mods removed my e-mail from here and set my avatar as default. I am looking for a strong reason why it happened. If I did anything wrong please let me know. Also, it seems I ...
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How should we get responses from SE?

(Warning: the tone of the following is meant to be taken in good humor.) Ok, so let's say, theoretically of course, that someone has a question that ideally should (or must) be answered (or at least ...
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Feature Request: Indication of Former Mod Status on Answers and Comments

Answers and comments submitted by moderators are given more weight in users eyes, and well they should. A mod's answer is many times the final say on an issue especially if that mod is also an SE ...
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Handling Flags Against Yourself

When someone flags a post, can the author of that post handle the flag himself? (I'm hoping the answer is no!) Based on some research, it seems mods can in fact dismiss flags against their own posts....
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What will happen to moderation when we get out of Beta?

I looked at other SE sites, and I saw that for moderating tools, one needs 10000 points, yet I noticed that we only have 4 people above that number. Is beta going to stay in place until we get a ...
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Perhaps the community/moderators should enact a more strict policy regarding halachic questions

I have noticed a number of questions phrased as follows: "Is X permissible?" or "What should I do in the following situations?", etc. and feel that this community was not created to deal with, nor ...
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Deleting off-topic answers.

I just ran across this deleted answer, which missed the fact that the question was specifically about halachah on Shabbat. I don't feel that the appropriate response was to delete this answer, just ...
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Is there a way for a moderator to purge an answer?

recently my profile began allowing me to view deleted posts. This is a privilege I appreciate, however, in some cases the post in question is one I'd have rather not seen at all. I'm sure I don't ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...