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Was my comment not useful?

Edit: Rather than ask why my comment was deleted, I’d rather ask, was it not useful? I understand moderator fatigue is real, and comments are noisy — especially in Workplace — but, for a while, my ...
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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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What is with the (Done) in titles here?

We have a status-completed tag. Why are titles being cluttered up with their status? Are moderators not responding to flags asking to have things marked status-completed? I find this is really ...
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Can we remove wrong perception of “cowboy” from this answer?

OK, this one is one I'm having a hard time with: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/113657/9264 I know there is a common perception of what "cowboy" means in movies, but it's absolutely wrong, ...
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Is this comment adhereing to the be nice policy?

I recently answered a question, to which this comment was made: This is a horrible answer. Company cars are simply a part of your benefits and in OP's situation is it perfectly normal and ...
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Is it acceptable to make invidious comparisons and innuendoes?

EDIT: There are three moderators in the thread below, none of them have taken any action over this, so I assume that means the view of these moderators is "This is fine". Top answer with 12 is user ...
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Recent string of trolling questions

Recently we've had a large number of questions deleted because they were clearly trolling. Some examples (sorry, this is going to be all 10k+ links): New coworker demanding $10k, Autistic teenager, ...
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What are the best ways to keep controversial topics from getting heated

Inspired by this question: Advice for posting answers that invoke concerns of women in the workplace without always having to go back to the very basics? Since troublesome topics extend beyond ...
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What's the process for moving comments into chat?

I've seen on some occasions, either here or on other stack exchange sites, if I attempt to add a comment to a question / answer that's received many comments, an option that appears recommending to ...
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Why was this question about handling the fallout of a crass joke deleted?

Why was this question (not mine, although I answered) deleted? It's currently at net +4 (with one favorite), and several constructive answers, but it was deleted by Shog9. Per the FAQ, Generally we ...
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Snarky Members, how are they moderated

I have on several occasions had users respond with just plain rude/dumb comments to either my questions, answers, or comments. I flag them appropriately and our moderators to a terrific job of wiping ...
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Unsourced material may be disputed or deleted

Are employers allowed to access/search through one's personal email outside work hours? My answer got flagged and received a moderator note saying Some of the information contained in this ...
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Comment flagging - please try to use an appropriate flag type

Until recently, comment flag type did not matter very much and as moderators we basically processed them regardless of type. As a reminder when flagging there are the following options: From here: ...
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Request for data: What has been removed here as rude/abusive?

The Workplace has had a lot of discussions/arguments about what is or isn't rude. This came up most recently in chat, but it's at the core of a bunch of past meta questions too. It was also ...
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Delete votes, how does it work and why is there no notification?

An answer of mine was deleted recently. Without a comment. Without any kind of message. Just poof gone. Why does an SE post vanish like that? Why am I not even notified of this? I have the ...
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Here we go again… certain biases are OK… others not?

So we have this question - Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team? Lots of heated discussions. Lots of very sexist comments by a lot of women posters. One of them ...
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Silent Moderation

Due to the nature of Workplace questions, discussion and comments are inevitable. Because of this, we seem to be more tolerant of discussion here, more-so than other network sites. Recently, some ...
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Bad behavior on StackExchange - the Workplace

I'm ranking 8th place for the year on another StackExchange forum and I like to help people. I don't consider myself a troll. But it looks like "THE WORKPLACE" here is inhabited by people who are ...
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What goes through your mind when answering these questions?

So I mostly participate on the StackExchange site Superuser.com. Answers there, for the most part, have one solution. Sometimes, there are more than one answer, but all have a logical path to a ...
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Why is this answer with 43 upvotes locked?

This answer, which has 43 upvotes, has been locked since yesterday: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/46616/12321 I'm not sure it's worthy of my personal upvote, but as I cannot vote on it (since ...
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What right do mods have in reconstructing my answers and comments?

In my answer on question - How does one politely decline a handshake due to religious reasons? - I have an answer that had an entire paragraph chopped out of it. Not only that but the mods keep ...
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What happened to my comment?

I placed a comment on this question, recommending the OP to recommend Gmail to the other party due to its "did you forget to attach the file?" feature. This comment has disappeared for some reason and ...
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Should we hide comments on question with several existing answers?

Lately, there's been some questions about whether The Workplace has a comment problem. After spending some time talking with jmac and Shog9 (and reading more of this site's content), I'm convinced ...
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What should I do if believe a moderator is biased?

What is the best way to handle a situation where I believe a moderator is biased? If a moderator is the problem, who moderates the moderator?
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Will the real serial downvoter please stand up?

I guess someone is peeved at me, but doesn't have the courage to reveal themselves. -2 17:36 downvote My boss gave me everyone's pay by mistake and mine is lower, how can I increase it? -2 ...
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Our Comments Problem

our name is The Workplace, and we have a comment problem. We definitely have a comment problem We have tried to fix it, but haven't succeeded yet We want your help to figure out a way to do that We ...
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Is Workplace SE not community moderated like other SE sites?

Been using many SE sites (starting with SO) for a few years now. Questions are closed/put on hold in most sites by 5 votes from people who have crossed a certain threshold of points. I myself vote for ...
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Are regular users expected to edit when we see bad content?

If we see content that is abusive, offensive, dangerous, advising potentially illegal behavior, or lacking credible references or explanation(not following back it up) are we expected to edit it out ...
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We Want YOU for Community Moderation

"[The Workplace] is built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about ...
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High down vote count on many answers, by different users, all on the same question

Moderators need to assess this situation, quickly. Do I have to relinquish my PC password to my former boss? There are many decent, thoughtful answers with negative 2 to 4 down votes. That is ...
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Community moderation comments template

AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for Workplace SE CMW asked for a list of the links that we oftentimes drop in comments. I started using the Pro-forma comments Stack Apps script to increase my ...
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When are Elections?

We graduated on February 20th which was two weeks ago. And that is awesome. But due to the loss of privilege, we are working the moderators to the bones with our flags and general cleanup. While we ...
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Flags and deleted comment notifications not showing up next to posts

With this new design, the notification box next to posts indicating flag history/comment deletion history no longer shows up. Not sure the best way to screenshot something not showing up, but if ...
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Who on this site decides what is too specific, too broad and too subjective?

I believe they have kept closing or downvoting questions that are in fact very relevant and at the same time I see many questions with lots of answers that... in all honesty, seem like a list of ...
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Why did a moderator delete a comment which answered my question?

I asked a question on Workplace SE. I got a great comment from the Indian guy (it was the first comment under my question). Later I got in an argument with a person who made irrelevant edits to my ...
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Can this site be more “friendly” to users when closing questions?

By perusing through the site, I have seen quite a bit of topics closed and arguments ensue. The tone in most of them seems condescending. Compared to some other SE sites, this one seems to be "catty"...
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Moderators Pro Tempore, just like mamma used to make 'em

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 ...