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What's with the aggressive comment deletion?

Comments are ephemeral, and have some specific guidelines on how they should be used. Those guidelines are not a hard-and-fast rule for when comments will or won't be deleted, but broadly they are ...
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Declined comment flag for obsolete comment

I was the one declining. Sorry, but the flagged comment interface does not show the answer the comment is attached to, and I remembered the comment and the original answer, so I neglected checking if ...
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Are there any active moderators on Aviation?

Yes, there are four of us at the time of writing, however we try not to be too heavy handed with moderation as this site may be a little more relaxed than you might be used to elsewhere on the network....
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2018: a year in moderation

Thanks to you Shog9, and thanks to our community. I want to highlight one part from the stats mentioned above: ...
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Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts?

Yes, but not in the way you think. The role of moderators is to enact the community's policies. If there's a close/reopen war about a particular question, it's a sign that the community has not yet ...
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What should our policy be on plagiarism?

If we were writing academic papers, then quoting a fact you learned without citing its source would be plagiarism, regardless of how you phrase it. On Stack Exchange, plagiarism just means copying. ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

The help centre has a whole page about question bans and how to get out of them. Note in particular: Stack Exchange cannot lift question bans by request. It'll be tricky to get out of the ban. ...
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Please do not suggest withholding information from AME

For the love of god do not ever advise anyone to withhold any infromation from AME! This is worded a little too strongly. While I would never advise anyone to lie to their AME or withhold any ...
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How much is Aviation Stack Exchange involved in the moderation strike?

I am taking part, I've continued answering the odd question but no votes, no moderator action. This has been communicated to other mods, I don't expect it has really had much impact here.
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Rollback privileges

Any user can rollback edits made to their own posts. Beyond that, I think that only users with the "edit" ability can roll back edits to other users' posts. This is one reason that editing ...
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How much is Aviation Stack Exchange involved in the moderation strike?

For those interested in such things, the situation which led to a call for a moderation strike have mostly been concluded: Moderation strike: Conclusion and the way forward
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Please Mods, use your powers moderately!

We don't use our powers that much, but I see how by time to time there might be instances when it feels that way. For your first example, the way it was phrased it looked like as a spam seed to me, ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

Answering your original question rather than the many duplicate questions you've made on the meta here, here, and here The best way to get out of a ban is to improve your posts as explained here. ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

You appear to have run afoul of the automatic "quality ban" system - Refer to the information here for more details.
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Should we retain posts that are not answers?

Personally, I would say that unless there are clear indications that someone explicitly disagrees, the post should be nuked. Would qualify as "clear indications" comments arguing that it is a good ...
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I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

You're asking several questions here, which I'll try to address. The rules are defined, but the most important rules not stated. The most important rules are about how to ask a good question, ...
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Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts?

In general I think the moderators should indeed be hands-off by default and we shouldn't rush to solve problems that don't exist. I'm not sure what qualifies as a "war" here anyway? Your first example ...
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Appealling for question ban to be lifted

Question bans are automated and none of the mods are involved. Please read this for more details and how to get out of the ban: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/...
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What is going on with this cross post?

I don't remember cross posting this It was 3 years ago. I also don't remember what I was doing 3 years ago on that day. But in general, there is no suspicious activity on your account for that day. ...
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Why was my flag declined?

The post in question really is a comment (a post suggesting a way another post could be improved), not an answer. Specifically, it's suggesting that the other answer to the question be updated with ...
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I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

You have multiple questions here and it's a hard to understand what some of them are, but you seem to be concerned with: what restrictions are there on voting how do question bans work why can't ...
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Answer deleted without cause, should it be flagged for modderator attention?

Should I flag my own post, "...for serious problems or moderator attention" to get it reinstated? well, you opened a meta post, in this case it is a bit pointless to also flag the post. It was on ...
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Are there any active moderators on Aviation?

The voting system is sufficient to separate good from poor answers. This is not Wikipedia. Also, in my opinion, every answer to the specific question you linked to was on topic enough to stay on the ...
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Please do not suggest withholding information from AME

I would further suggest that anyone promoting illegal activity who clearly knows, or should know, that it is illegal should be suspended following the normal pattern of increasing durations. If they ...
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Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators?

Moderators can close, reopen, delete, or undelete questions regardless of existing votes. They can also remove it from the review queue. As to when/if they should, the question you linked to is a ...
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Should this question about cockpit painting colors be reopened as not a duplicate?

They may be worded very slightly differently, but the answer(s) given on the older question quite demonstrably answers the more recent as best we're able. ie, if you're asking about the motivation ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

There is something wrong with the system parameters. No, the system is working as intended. The problem is the content of your questions. Despite the 1.5 years, it looks to me that you have not spent ...
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