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I'd like to suggest that voretaq7 nominate himself for moderator. He is one of our current mods, and I feel he's done a stellar job of staying on top of his duties. So nominate yourself already sir!


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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 reached consensus about that question, and the policies may be unclear. When this happens, it's extra important that moderators check what has been agreed on ...


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No, that's not something the moderators can change. The "low quality contribution ban", for lack of a better name, is set in the code of the website and cannot be accessed by users, only administrators could (but I seriously doubt they would make an exception).


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That comment is automatically generated by the system when you click the "Vote to Close" button while selecting a duplicated question as a reason.


5

Yes, moderators can rename tags. It is handled internally as a migration (from old tag to new tag), but in essence it looks exactly like a rename from an end-user point-of-view. If we can come to an agreement/consensus as to what the renames should be I'm happy to do it.


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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, and in the best case scenario was resource location. And on top of that I am still not convinced that it is a subject that is on topic here (but the community has ...


5

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, which is what you didn't follow and got you banned. Additionally, the question banning policy is prominently stated in the help centre, and the first time you were ...


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Although we don't like changing questions after being answered (different from accepted), I did update my answer to reflect your changes. The problem is you are not solving one problem at a time, you are creating a bunch of them and asking us to point them out. I said before high imagination is not bad, but it's not engineering. The ideas are cool and I ...


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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 is actually about aircraft engines so I don't think it's as black and white as you seem to believe. The second one seems like a more genuine disagreement and ...


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Can moderators post such comments as other users? No. Moderators cannot post or take action as another user. We can however edit comments left by other users (and occasionally do so when the comment runs afoul of our Be Nice policy but contains valuable information). As kevin pointed out the "Possible Duplicate Of…" comment is an automatic comment. If the ...


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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 users be blocked, could the software be changed to allow it None of these are specific to Aviation.SE, they apply to all SE sites. If you want to understand why ...


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IMO the first example (drone detection) was justified, because when spam is posted, it will not be unsolicited, and that's always a headache to deal with. The second example (cold fronts) is probably due to the usual time when the regular reviewers aren't as active. I found it refreshing -- my experience with the review queue in almost five years is it's ...


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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 good discussion.


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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 topic, answered the question as accurate as practical (the Q is on the edge of "overly broad") Well, there you have your problem. Instead of answering broadly, ...


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No, multiple-part questions like that just don't fit the site's format well. Let's say someone posts an answer to all seven parts. I check out their answer and three parts are good but four parts are bad. Do I upvote or downvote? Then someone posts another answer that doesn't answer the parts that were already well-answered, with a better answer to two of ...


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I asked you to stop the edits when you where at 28 edits. You agreed. And then proceeded to make 50 more. I'm not sure we agree on the meaning of "slowing down the edits" at this point, since you are replicating the behaviour on other two answers of yours. And many of these edits are completely minor and not needed, and moreover made a few minutes apart. ...


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