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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Abuse of moderator fiat vote

Not so long ago, the question https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com/q/25438/15334 has been asked. As originally written, and even after revisions, I would consider it somewhat problematic (and ...
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Why doesn't stackexchange have a dedicated appeal system?

My experience with stackexchange has been...rough to say the least. People with more privilege then me tend to close my questions unfairly, and generally act unprofessionally. While this is far more ...
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Was my comment on my answer on this post removed, and why?

Was my comment on my answer on this question removed, and why? What is this early 3D platformer? It was an unpleasant shock to see the site silently misrepresenting me as rude by not acknowledging ...
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How to deal with spam

This isn’t a question as such, but a public service announcement. From time to time, the main site gets posts (both questions and answers) which are obviously spam — they are blatant attempts to get ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What was unclear about this question?

This question about Unix and virtual memory was deleted because it "needs details or clarity". What was unclear about it? Certainly, the questioner had some wrong ideas, but it seemed pretty ...
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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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What's up with the emulation questions lately?

As I am sure many have seen, there is an ongoing barrage of posts about how awful N64 emulators are. These are constantly being posted under various user names, and being deleted shortly after being ...
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How is it "opinion-based" to ask about the fact that all current emulators "suck" when it actually is true?

I tried asking this yesterday: How is it possible that video game console emulators perpetually suck? Actually, I asked it earlier in the day, but it was mysteriously "memoryholed", as if ...
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Never a user suspended. What can we learn from you?

I'm more active on a few other sites, but I wish to learn from sites that are doing particularly well. I noticed from these: 2018: a year in moderation 2019: a year in moderation that mods have ...
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Why are we so unfriendly to novices?

Retrocomputing has struck me, over the last six months, as being particularly unfriendly to novices. It's now reached the point where a new user (both to RC.SE and SE in general), probably a non-...
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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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Moderator Bans Using "Father"

The original question was... (Title) "Father of Assembly Language" The C Programming Language was originally developed by Dennis Ritchie who also co-designed the Unix operating system with which ...
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Empowering Community Reviewers

I feel that this question was closed too hastily by a moderator as being too broad. I realize that this site is in beta and the moderators want to keep a fairly tight rein on how the site develops. ...
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Moderator Pro Tempore 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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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site? [duplicate]

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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