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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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How to review without being perceived as picking on people

Since it was mentioned that the moderation duties on the site have grown exponentially, I have been trying to spend more time reviewing. This has led a couple of contributors to feel like I'm picking ...
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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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The community managers owe the ELL community, the moderation team, and me personally an apology

Suppressing community voices, selective comment picking off, window dressing. What is going on with you, Stack Exchange Community Managers? 5,769 voters were eligible, 1,146 visited the site during ...
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Is there a way to talk privately to a moderator?

A situation has come to my attention that I feel needs moderator intervention. Drawing attention to the situation might make it worse, so I would like to speak privately to a moderator. Is the some ...
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Someone deleted my comment

I am quite sure that I gave a comment to this answer pointing out that 'differential' was wrong and 'derivative' was the correct term (which was acknowledged as right by the answer's author and led to ...
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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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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 close reason should I use when closing a question for requesting resources?

I have recently flagged a few questions asking for resources for learning English, which is off-topic per our Help section's on-topic page. As a link to Language Learning is not provided among the &...
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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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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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Should moderators delete answers for combining terseness with comprehensiveness?

Should moderators delete answers for combining terseness with comprehensiveness? For example, What do you call a language that doesn't use the European alphabet? asked for "a word" or "...
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Does mini-moderating help?

In this context, mini-moderating means to help review first answers, questions e.g. and upvote, downvote e.g., but not being an official moderator. But I was wondering, does doing this actually help ...
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Why the heck do you keep removing my comments telling askers to look things up

Let's see, Exhibit A: How to address a woman in a letter? When writing a letter or an e-mail to a man I know the (sur-)name of ("Smith"), I would write: Dear Mr. Smith, What should I use ...
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Moderator review for First Posts

There have been many posts on ELL, especially by 'first-time' users, asking questions without carrying out even the basic research about the same, with available resources like the dictionary and ...
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Why were my comment flags on this comment declined?

What does this quote from Shakespeare mean? [on hold] The above comment doesn't seem to be useful, and it seems to be a defensive remark (indeed, something the commenter admits to in another comment ...
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Is my question an attack and a disrespect?

My post at https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/341384/what-adjective-can-be-used-to-describe-this-kind-of-behavior was closed today by moderator Laurel, who also made the following comment: ...
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I demand resignation of a moderator who deleted my on-topic comments

I am tired of seeing my on-topic comments deleted when they are not (1) rude or offensive (2) not constructive (3) obsolete (4) too chatty (5) other... This is not the first time that I witnessed ...
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