Neo
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And yet another goodbye
23 votes

Very sorry to see you go. Your contributions will be sorely missed. Hopefully things in your real life take a sharp turn for the better. We have not always agreed, but your side of the argument was ...

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I do not agree to re-licensing my content
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21 votes

I have contacted the powers at be at SE to see how to handle this. I don't have an answer at the moment and as you most likely know, I am not a lawyer. I will elaborate on this a bit though and say ...

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Mister Positive: Thank you, and how can we help you?
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17 votes

First and foremost, thank you. At some point we will be having an election of at least one, if not two moderators. As it currently stands SE does not run elections during this time of year, so it ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
16 votes

We get a good amount of hot questions on provocative topics. Sometimes the questions seem so incredible that people question whether they are genuine. Sometimes the questions seem genuine but evoke ...

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Resigning as moderator
16 votes

I have had many moments in my time here, mostly good but some not. Most of them were kept going in a positive direction by our interactions. I consider you a friend, and support your decision ...

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Resigning as moderator from Workplace.SE
16 votes

Sorry to see you go. We did not get to work together much due to my short tenure and the time zone difference. I am holding out hope that this wrong will be righted and things go back to the way ...

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Why was my answer deleted?
16 votes

Your answer garnered 28 negative votes, and 18 flags. Clearly from a community perspective, your answer was not well received. Your answer was also gathering multiple bickering comment wars. In ...

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Congratulations Richard U for a 100K!
16 votes

Way to go Richard, 100K is very impressive! Retirement awaits!

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Addressing the troll in the room?
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15 votes

Understand what the mod team and SE CMs have done/are doing to try to block this behavior, and how we can help enable that? Flag it, flag it, and flag it, and to not feed the troll. I am usually ...

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Do we still need the lower threshold for spam/rude deletions?
15 votes

Do we still need the lower threshold for spam/rude deletions? Based on the numbers outlined in your question, I don't believe we need any special attention. Also, considering our community is strong ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
14 votes

A significant proportion of our new questions get put on hold. Do you see this as a problem? If yes, what can we do to improve the situation? From last election

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Inconsistent comment moderation appears capricious
13 votes

I cannot speak for the other moderators, but I don't go looking for comments to prune. I am only really interested in comments flagged by the community. See more details here on a similar question: ...

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Answers defaced with "(Answer not available under cc by-sa 4.0)"?
11 votes

I sympathize with the point of view regarding the Creative Commons licensing change, but legal issues are not the responsibility of the volunteer moderator team. Please take issues like this up with ...

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This question seemed fair. What was wrong?
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10 votes

This post was deleted because it was (is) part of a coordinated spam attack. We (in this case I) don't delete stuff for fun. I cannot share any additional information beyond this. Similar ...

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What is the standard for mods stepping in and deleting posts?
10 votes

This was a judgement call by the moderation team. From my experience with this answer, there was no magic "ah ha!!" metric that we discovered that could be applied later. Our action was based on the ...

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When comments start okay and then diverge, can we just move the latter ones into discussion, while keeping the appropriate ones above?
9 votes

For my part, I don't spend much time trying to determine the legitimacy of any comment. Comments are for the sole purpose of improving the question or answer, period. I would even go so far as to say ...

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Forward, to the future
9 votes

I definitely see where your coming from, but I urge you to hang on a bit longer before passing judgement as I don't believe the story is finished just yet. The updated code of conduct has not been ...

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
9 votes

Answers from Mister Positive The Workplace gets a lot of hot questions on provocative topics. Sometimes the questions seem so incredible that people question whether they are genuine. Sometimes ...

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Fair to VTC for trolling
9 votes

Yes, it is fair. In the case I believe that a question is most likely ( 95% or higher ) trolling or spam, I will either FLAG it as SPAM or I will use the VTC close reason of OTHER option and write ...

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What determines whether comments are deleted or moved to chat?
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8 votes

It depends Here are some examples: If the comment(s) are along the lines of "We need a location", and the OP adds the location information, then I will just burniate the comments. If there is some ...

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2020 Moderator Nomination withdrawn by SE CM Team
7 votes

Let me read your nomination post one more time: I nominate myself as a libertarian candidate. I believe a lot of moderators take the job too seriously, and prematurely close and remove questions that ...

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What are the day-to-day activities of Moderators?
7 votes

To add to Lilienthal's superb answer: My time commitment in moderating the site is about 10 minutes, twice per day on average. As Lil pointed out, you can participate as much or as little as you can....

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
7 votes

Comments, they are the bane of any site that wants to maintain a good signal:noise ratio, harmless, something in between? What do you think about comments and the moderation thereof on The Workplace,...

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Where did the comments go?
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7 votes

Comments can disappear at a moments notice, you should consider them transient. Anything that does not directly seek to improve the question can be wiped out. I myself don't go seeking comments to ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
6 votes

What do you feel are the top two or three challenges we are facing? How do you think we should address them? From last election

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Reasoning behind deleting a question?
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6 votes

No, it is not possible, but it was for good reason. That is all I feel is appropriate to say at the moment.

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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
6 votes

How do we motivate new users to actually search for an existing answer to their questions? It seems to me a lot of our new users ask duplicate questions that end up getting closed.

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Should we remove the annoyances tag?
6 votes

Should we just get rid of this tag? Yes we should get rid of it. This TAG does not conform to our play nice policy.

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Could we be less aggressive in locking questions with argumentative comments?
5 votes

Simply put, as Old_Lamplighter stated, NO. I am thrilled that the feature was added, as it saves moderator's a good bit of time dealing with flags on, guess what, comments! Also, as I have stated ...

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Why was my question removed from HNQ?
5 votes

I am going to use an answer that was posted by one of our former moderators which I happen to agree with: When looking at this, there's a couple of questions that I ask myself as a basic litmus ...

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