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Stack Overflow Inc., sinat chinam, and the goat for Azazel

On Friday, half an hour before Shabbat and two days before Rosh Hashana, Stack Overflow Inc. suddenly revoked my moderator status on all sites where I had it. I found this out while handling flags, ...
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The culture of erasing

It's seems that erasing answers/comments (maybe even questions?) is a common practice here on MY. Personally I don't like this culture. I KNOW that some of my viewpoints will cause a few Rabbis to ...
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Where are the non-moderators in Meta?

I've asked a whole bunch of Meta questions. It seems that almost all the answers or comments that I've received are from the moderators: Isaac Moses Monica Cellio Double AA msh210 (For example, this ...
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Moderators too quick to delete

This is based on a single personal experience, but upon research seems to be a pattern. Are the moderators perhaps too quick to delete answers or comments? Might it perhaps be more helpful to note ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Moderator edits

When moderators make edits, it can cause downvotes, or the user may not agree with what is being said in his name. I think all moderator edits should be at the end of the answer/question with a ...
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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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What do you do when a moderator is saying insulting or belittling things?

As a follow up to this question in which there is a discussion of what to do when someone is being insulting or belittling in a way that may not violate the rules. What should one do when it is the ...
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Who is Meta-man?

On V'Dibarta Bam, the Mi Yodeya chat site, one can often find a user named "Meta-Man" sharing interesting meta-posts about site governence or pointing out interesting discussions, but I cannot tell ...
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Moderator Terms

If one is elected moderator, how long is his term? I know on Stack Overflow the terms are for life (source). However, they also routinely add new moderators because of their ever growing need for ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...