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Please Mods, use your powers moderately!

Our mods are doing a great job keeping this site as good as it is. Most of the work they do is behind the scenes and goes unnoticed to most of us. However, in the last 24 hours or so, I've noticed two ...
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Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts?

Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts? A tale of two posts: Are German, Japanese, and Chinese companies not able to build aircraft jet engines on ...
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New design makes the deleted comments tooltip near-invisible

And I bet Stéphane thought we were done! Looks like the blue background of the map on the main site is almost exactly the same as the deleted comments tooltip that mods see after a comment thread has ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Nominations Thread

There are a few people I really feel ought to run for moderator and, apparently, I'm not allowed to nominate them directly as they must nominate themselves. So, I asked @GraceNote if there was a ...
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Are the moderators able to rename tags for this site?

Sometimes users create tags with typos. Replacing the tag with the right spelling/format, e.g., b17 → b-17, doesn't work due to the similarity. I asked about it before in chat, one of the suggestions ...
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Can moderators post as other users?

I left a comment on this answer suggesting it is a duplicate of a question the asker linked to. I didn't include the link as it was in the question. When I checked back later there was a second ...
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Can "wall of text comments" be flagged?

What is the moderators' stance on wall-o-text consecutive comments from a single-user (single as in per thread, not a particular individual)? There's a reason why the comments are character limited. ...
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Merge request for P-factor posts

This is a merge request for two P-factor posts: What's P-Factor and why does it occur? What is P-Factor in Propeller Aerodynamics? [Duplicate Closed] Both questions are identical, with the now-...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Answer deleted without cause, should it be flagged for modderator attention?

I was just digging through my old stuff and noticed I had one of my answers deleted(three votes by non-moderators). However it does not come close to violating any of the rules for deletion listed on ...
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Would this kind of a multiple-part question be appropriate?

This question may be subjective enough and complex enough that it is more appropriate as a real question to the meta, not to chat. Plus it's not about the simple mechanisms of the site. I want to ...
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Is there something I can do to help unlock my answer? And what happens if I don't?

A comment by ymb1 on an answer to my related question Can a locked thread be upvoted? suggested I ought to raise the issue of my locked answer Which parts of class E airspace can an ultralight (part ...
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Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators?

Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators, if a sufficient argument is provided that the question is not a duplicate? This appears to be a related question -- ...
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I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

This is a duplicate, but answers may vary do to each individual SE policy. I have a positive reputation in science and math there are negatives. I thought I was OK but now I cannot ask questions or ...
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Election Time: Do new moderators change questions strictness like penalty time?

I asked this question back during election before I fully understood how the SE system works. I still do not have a full comprehension because each SE seems to have different limits. I understand ...
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