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First of all, allow me to be clear - Richard is an active and well-respected member of the community. His contributions and participation as a user are not in question. However, over the course of the last few weeks we have become convinced that he is not as well suited to being a moderator. I will do my best to explain how and why, although out of respect ...


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We do have an issue with some over-popular works being, well, over-popular, but I don't see any need to explicitly bring race into it. It's definitely true that a few mega popular franchises like Harry Potter and Star Wars largely dominate the bulk of questions on the site. Back in 2016, I was actively working to promote some less popular and more obscure (...


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I'd prefer periodic targeted Topics, corresponding to particular "events", i.e. popular movie releases, book releases, comic events, etc. A Topic a week or other regular time periods generally leads to a degradation of quality and/or a lack of motivation over time. Edit: Since this seems to be appealing, my suggestion on managing this would be to have a ...


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On "community acceptance" Sorry, but this isn't going to happen. You're far from the first to propose it, but such a change would have to be made at a coding level by Stack Exchange staff, and as such (unless you really think it'd be a useful feature for this site specifically and not other SEs) should be proposed on main meta.1 If someone accepts a wrong, ...


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Community bot bumps old posts with low views and no accepted answers occasionally. It doesn't change anything, it just wants to help you get more attention.


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I am concerned that "the title controversy" was mentioned here, albeit just in a comment. This was NOT in ANY WAY the desired outcome, of my post questioning the moon landing title change, Should this be a clickbait site, or should we stand by SE standards of question quality? At most, I hoped for clarified policies: a learning opportunity, not a blame-and-...


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Poking a random old question every hour is one of the functions Community performs. Since the question isn't actually changed, I don't think it's necessary to include "bumping" on the revision page.


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Well, I hesitate to call it "massive amounts of attention". It comes up on occasion, there's a handful of lines in chat responding, and then it gets dropped. Have you noticed the troll seems to respond by posting to comments made about him/her? For example, if the troll is talked about in chat, does a post suddenly appear? I have not noticed a pattern like ...


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Every so often the Community user will bump old questions. Quoting from its user profile: I do things like […] Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention The only “modification” this involves is to change the last modified time in the database, and attribute an empty edit to the user. It doesn’t make any substantive ...


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I prefer a Topic of the Month, as it allows a slower pace to the competition where we can spend longer on a topic, and would allow one sole person to maintain it more easily.


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of our top franchises, only the comics franchises and Star Trek have had a work with a primary protagonist who was not white Heinlein had a primary protagonist who was not white before it was cool with the "I need to feel socially useful" white progressives who now want to seem all cool. In other words, there are definitely top franchises/authors on our ...


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Schedule I propose a modified topic of the Bi-Week, similar but not identical to Keen's suggestion: every other two weeks (that is two weeks with contest and then two weeks without). I would call it Topic of the Month, at four weeks are roughly a month (we could start the new topics on the first day of a given month). Rules Additionally, winners (and I think ...


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"I prefer not doing Topic of the insert time period. It invites posting low-quality questions in an effort to get into the ballot so that you have a chance to win." This is not the same as Slytherincess's post, which is about being indifferent.


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I am actually fairly indifferent as to whether or not Topic of the Week/Biweek/Month continues. I think it's fine if we continue with it; I think it's equally fine if we let questions roll in more organically. I did like getting a prize the one week I won (Star Wars), but I would have fun competing for points and props just as much.


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