22 votes

I demand resignation of a moderator who deleted my on-topic comments

Moderators on graduated sites are elected to the position. We don't remove moderators except for: voluntary resignation, inactivity over long periods, or serious problems, such as violating the ...
20 votes

The community managers owe the ELL community, the moderation team, and me personally an apology

For those who may not have met me, I’m Philippe - I’m the Vice-President of Community for Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network. I’ve been asked to comment here and share what I can of my team’...
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16 votes

I demand resignation of a moderator who deleted my on-topic comments

I think the "constructiveness" of that last comment in particular is tenuous at best. I see rather hostile accusations about "reading the OP's mind" along with allegations that one of our most ...
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13 votes
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Why the heck do you keep removing my comments telling askers to look things up

1) Comments are ephemeral. Comments are transient. Comments are temporary post-it notes. Comments are not designed to hold information for all eternity. 2) Comments should be constructive, that is, ...
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8 votes

Why the heck do you keep removing my comments telling askers to look things up

On the topic of questions that can be answered with a web search or dictionary lookup, it has recently been discussed on SE meta that those kinds of comments should either not be made or worded very ...
5 votes
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How to review without being perceived as picking on people

I'm definite you're just doing what's right, so the intention of leaving an answer is to demonstrate which reviews are SE-acceptable, as far as I may have understood, and what you currently feel (the ...
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5 votes

Moderator review for First Posts

So I am opposed to this, not because it means extra work for me but because it hides important work that the community does, without really adding (in my opinion) much benefit. The community ...
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5 votes
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Does mini-moderating help?

Yes, this helps the community a lot. To summarize, have a look at the review page (in a private browser window, if you dismissed the banner, like most people with review privileges): That's right: ...
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5 votes
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What close reason should I use when closing a question for requesting resources?

You can flag them for migration to here (that is, English Language Learners Meta). We have plenty of resource-request questions, so they are likely to be duplicates, but for migration that does not ...
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3 votes
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Is there a way to talk privately to a moderator?

Another way, leaving no publicly visible trail at all: flag a post (on of your own or one that is involved in the matter you want to discuss) and state you want to chat with us privately. We'll then ...
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3 votes

Is there a way to talk privately to a moderator?

Sure there is. Drop by in the ELL chatroom, and then say this exact same thing there. A moderator will open a private chatroom for you and them.
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2 votes

How to review without being perceived as picking on people

I think it's important for one to understand why they are contributing and what their limits are in their ability to cope with their actions. Let me explain with an analogy... People have the ...
2 votes

Someone deleted my comment

Removing comments after they are no longer relevant is the correct workflow for managing comments. Comments are transient by design. If someone was asking for clarification or suggesting an ...
1 vote

Why were my comment flags on this comment declined?

The post was about a comment from Shakespeare. Much of the hullabaloo in the comments digressed to a discussion about whether or not questions about "Olde English" (my name for it) belong on ELL. ...
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1 vote

Why were my comment flags on this comment declined?

I must apologize to the Community. This squall was brought on by my ill-advised snottery towards one of the Help Center Canons: through my clumsiness this was taken by jimsug and, apparently, the ...

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