gnat
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What's the story with this user?
35 votes

If posting questions like that is okay then we better change site name to Soap Opera Plots Stack Exchange. And change site topics accordingly. In this case I would also recommend folks interested in ...

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2019: a year in moderation
12 votes

I think this summary would be incomplete without mentioning the fact that in 2019 our site lost three out of five elected moderators. Further reading for those interested in more details: Update: an ...

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Vote Early, Vote Often
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11 votes

Active voter tips Voting is easy. Unless you vote a lot. Practice makes you faster Active voting is a skill and you get better at it with practice. As you practice, you'll get faster at reading posts ...

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Why is reputation shared between the main and the meta?
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9 votes

Please find a copy of canonical answer given by SE Community Manager at MSO below. From the FAQ of any of the child metas: Reputation here is entirely derived from the parent website; your ...

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Being More Aggressive about "Just Quit" Comments/Answers
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As has been stressed, "quitting a job is a very big decision and is irreversible"; a responsible answerer would do their best to ensure reader that such a serious advice is justified in a given case. ...

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When there are many answers already, help me check that mine won't repeat others
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To avoid misunderstanding, I realise that feature like this would make it technically harder for me to post an answer. Imagine I am willing to add 20th answer to some question, that would mean I have ...

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How can we best emphasize that just being 'Right' isn't enough?
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7 votes

The way I see it, we already have tools for this. I'd use comment like below: as far as I can tell, this answer violates "back it up" rule from the FAQ: "answers should be backed up either with a ...

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Separate Legal Advice from Company-Specific in Reasons to close
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Back then when these close reasons were merged to meet particular system limitation, they seemed like a sensible mix to me and I expected to get used to it. Time has shown though that I was mistaken. ...

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Is this question about handling the aftermath of marital infidelity on-topic?
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If I recognize a story copied from Godfather I'll probably be the first to complain about it. On the other hand, I am not going to enter paranoid mode just because post makes a good reading. It ...

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How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications
5 votes

This probably won't make me friends over here, but I believe that at this point, question should be closed and deleted, so that whatever is there in the answer(s) won't matter at all. As far as I can ...

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Repairing our broken windows: first intermission
5 votes

(expanding point made in prior comments) I recommend that posts indicated as troublesome in review (questions and answers) were commented with the references to respective meta posts. Preferably by ...

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Do we have a procedure for recommending good sources, or a place where we can store the links to these references?
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We absolutely have such a place: 'resume' tag wiki. Procedure for this has been introduced in Stack Exchange blog article: Redesigned Tags Page. Best practices for how to fill it can be found at ...

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Are we using NAA and VLQ flags correctly?
5 votes

Look ma, it scales For what it's worth, below is what I learned by studying how Low Quality review queue works at Stack Overflow. Per my understanding of recent feature changes, NAA and VLQ flags push ...

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Tag Excerpt is rendering with error
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5 votes

It is indeed cut the way you describe. It looks like a little too simplistic heuristics here that cuts stuff prior to first "is" or "are". I've seen this work well with link-only-...

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Recent Changes to The Workplace
4 votes

January 2013 2013-01-19: community wiki threshold set to 15 answers

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
4 votes

How would you enforce Back It Up and Don't Repeat Others FAQ rules? Would you consider a bare link to Wikipedia page (eg: 42, without any accompanying quotes) a legitimate backup? Would you be ...

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When we link a question with another and how can I do that?
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You searched the wrong meta for an answer. This topic is extensively covered at MSO, there is even a dedicated meta-tag:linked-questions there, with 40+ questions addressing various aspects of this ...

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Is there a way to change a "skip" to "leave open"?
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3 votes

You can do that if review hasn't yet completed by others. First, go to your review history and check "show skipped reviews" box at the bottom right of this page as explained here. After that, find ...

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Recent Changes to The Workplace
3 votes

August 2015 2015-08-03: Chinese characters are now blocked in posts on The Workplace, both titles and bodies of posts. This was done to prevent spammers attacks.

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
3 votes

Do we need to stronger enforce Back It Up and Don't Repeat Others norms over here? If yes, how? If not, why?

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What should we do about the "reduced offer" question?
3 votes

Both answers are low quality, chatty, tangential musings, one at +6/-4 is more prominently so and has been luckily caught on that faster and double-luckily has quickly got a comment clearly pointing ...

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When/how should I flag content as 'very low quality' or 'not an answer'?
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Submitted as an answer since I couldn't find a way to match below into neither of comment / chat message / meta question. Original revision of the proposed FAQ contains a statement that makes me ...

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How does the community feel about removing some community wikis?
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On a general note - per my reading, unwikiing as described in quoted guidance suggests rather strong moderator effort and scrutiny of the questions and answers. Because of this, it looks reasonable ...

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What should we do with answers on the "resign and leave immediately" question?
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tl;dr The question has been unclear for a while. In current state, it looks okay and allows to evaluate answers based on regular quality norms. When originally posted, question lacked important ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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How would you approach handling NAA and VLQ flags on answers? Would you be comfortable judging these flags by the same criteria as are established at strictly technical, coding sites like Stack ...

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Can I remove my close vote when the question is edited?
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Since 2013-07-15, close votes can be retracted. For more details on that, refer to MSO feature request Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes? ...implemented what ...

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Should anything be done about a user posting fake questions
2 votes

not really believable To me, above indicates a problem, no matter if the question was copied from plot or not. When I sense it, this is usually a good reason to vote down. If, in addition, I can ...

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Why do we close a poll data question?
2 votes

asking the references of poll results At Programmers, I've got a canned comment to accompany a close vote for questions like this: Resource requests are not quite welcome at Programmers. As far as ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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You visit an answer having moderator notice. You observe that it has been edited after the notice but you are uncertain if the edit addressed the issues pointed to by the notice or not. How would you ...

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What are "opinion-based" questions?
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I wasn't going to go out on a limb, but since the statement was made referring... a school of thought that says the solution to this is to just clamp down harder on new users ...I would like to ...

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