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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 ...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
19 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’...
Philippe's user avatar
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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 ...
J.R.'s user avatar
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12 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, ...
J.R.'s user avatar
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Is my question an attack and a disrespect?

Your screenshot doesn't include the question itself, only the comments, so I'm not sure how anyone without 10k+ rep on ELL is expected to judge whether or not it's a disrespectful attack. That said, ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
9 votes

Is my question an attack and a disrespect?

Please refer to the Code of Conduct: No matter where you engage on the network with your peers, we expect all users to treat one another with kindness and respect. Remember, we’re all here to learn, ...
Laurel's user avatar
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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 ...
Todd Wilcox's user avatar
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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 ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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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: ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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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 ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Should moderators delete answers for combining terseness with comprehensiveness?

The deleted answer gives two terms for languages that do not use the "European" alphabet; the first one applies to Chinese. It is an answer more than the one saying that there is no "...
apaderno's user avatar
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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 ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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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.
AIQ's user avatar
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1 vote

Should moderators delete answers for combining terseness with comprehensiveness?

Generally, mods should assess whether something flagged by a user as "not an answer" is indeed an answer to the question, and act accordingly. If it doesn't appear to address the question, ...
gotube's user avatar
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