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Nominations Thread

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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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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Election Time: Do new moderators change questions strictness like penalty time?

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 ...
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Can moderators post as other users?

That comment is automatically generated by the system when you click the "Vote to Close" button while selecting a duplicated question as a reason.
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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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Are the moderators able to rename tags for this site?

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 ...
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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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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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Can moderators post as other users?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Would this kind of a multiple-part question be appropriate?

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 ...
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Is there something I can do to help unlock my answer? And what happens if I don't?

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 ...
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