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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, ...
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Should moderators remove relevant comments on meta which are not creating any problems just because they please?

One of the main purposes of meta is to have discussion. The rules about comments not being for discussion do not apply to meta as you can see by visiting e.g. MSO. However some of our moderators feel ...
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Please enable migration path to SO

As per community consensus we would like to have a migration path to Stack Overflow. Statistics shows that it would be used fairly often, and that the moderators (who currently have to perform all ...
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Should we bring back the “not a real question” closing reason?

After my recent discussion starter (Towards a policy for hint-only answers) and some chat conversations, I think that the biggest problem we have with questions now is if they don't contain a (real) ...
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

I do not enjoy particularly reviewing work, and do not find that SE always makes it too easy to do. But I do try to contribute, and I try to do it well, which means in no way that I consider my ...
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A guide to moderating Computer Science Stack Exchange yourself — editing

Editing posts is a basic feature of Stack Exchange: everybody can edit everything (edits may be audited if you have low reputation). Since our site lives and dies with the amount and ratio of useful, ...
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Deleted “Valid” Answer

While doing review work I came across this question, which has attached to it an answer deleted by "Community" (and as it's deleted by a mod, I can't vote to undelete). It's not clear to me why it ...
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Is it possible to block reputation increments

Is it possible to block a user's reputation increase when he is upvoted, or on any other event? On what basis could it be done and by whom? I searched info on this without success. I understand from ...
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Reference: templates for common comments

The purpose of this post is to aggregate several templates for comments useful for the daily moderating of the CS site, e.g., informing the user (usually, new user) when their question is off-topic / ...
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Deleting questions with upvoted answers

Gilles has deleted a closed questions with +20 total vote and answers with similarly number of upvotes. I suggest the following polciy: Moderators should not unilaterally delete closed questions: ...
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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 ...
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Is it normal for questions to be closed by moderators in private beta?

I've just noticed that this question and this question were closed by @Rebecca Chernoff. It seems both question already had close votes, which is why I think they ended up getting closed. My guess is ...