Questions tagged [moderation]

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Is deleting really wrong answers OK according to the rules?

There are some answers on this site that are just plain out 100% wrong (explained why wrong in the comments, and usually downvoted). We can't flag them for moderators to delete (that usually gets ...
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Should “trivially easy to find” be a benchmark for moderating the site? [duplicate]

It's subjective, isn't it? What's easy to find for one might not be for another. Who gets to decide what's easy to find? The twenty-something with vast experience using the internet and frequent ...
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Unhelpful discussion around suspensions

In the past few weeks we’ve had a lot of discussion from the community about the necessity for community manager and moderator intervention. Whilst we value input from our community, we are also ...
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Is Science Fiction and Fantasy SE the proper place to debate the severity of Nazi Germany's atrocities?

I'm sort of at a loss here. An answer was deleted by users because it was deemed offensive. A moderator undeleted and "improved the grammar" of it and locked it as undeleted. All the while, a ...
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Goodbye and godspeed, Keen - and thank you for playing a large part in making this site great

For those who aren't aware, Keen has stepped down as moderator and left SF&F. It is up to him to decide whether he wants to share his reasons for leaving, or comment on his departure in any way, ...
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Are moderator flags private?

I recently used the "flag a moderator" function to raise a concern about another user's posts. I was quite surprised to see that flag openly posted into a chatroom, along with my username and a ...
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Is it appropriate to edit questions for grammar?

How does the community want to respond to questions like: "Is I, Robot Wrote By Isaac Asimov", beyond the issue of Google-able questions? Should they ignore the grammar issues and respond to the ...
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2018: a year in moderation

A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in that we amortize the overall moderation cost ...
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Who is taking care of the Blog?

Supposedly someone is monitoring the blog, but I submitted a post for review a few days ago and have heard nadda. Last time I submitted a post (the Harry Potter Movie Marathon) I ended up pestering ...
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How much editing is too much?

Consider this answer, which appeared on my low-quality queue. A user (ibid) commented a very good link backing up this answer. I then started to edit, but realised afterwards that I had completely ...
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Suggestive Rules, hoop jumping and the need of a rulebook.

This is bugging me for a while, but I would like to raise the flag on a problem we have. We should avoid having "Suggestive Rules", having suggestive rules is far more damageable that a suggestive ...