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Retiring from my moderator position

I have said privately I hope you might reconsider this, based on not feeling like you need to moderate all the things all the time. However, should you (as I expect you will) indeed step down all I ...
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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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Stepping down as moderator

Thank you for the help provided and the time you've been able to dedicate! :)
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Stepping down as moderator

Thank you very much for moderating our site!
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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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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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Retiring from my moderator position

Thank you, Federico, for having donated your valuable time and dedication to moderate this site. I know it has been an ungrateful task at times; many of the good things you have done went unseen, and ...
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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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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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"The Hangar" chat room has been "frozen" for inactivity-- is this supposed to happen?

It is not supposed to happen, but if there is a prolonged time of silence in the hangar, the stackexchange system will 'freeze' the room automatically. Best way to prevent it is for us all to be more ...
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Retiring from my moderator position

Even not having been nearly as active here in the past few years as I had been several years ago, I just want to say that I appreciate the effort that you've put in to help moderate the site. It ...
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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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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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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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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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Disputes about question?

The options available to describe why a question was locked are a limited number of choices, and "was devolving into argumentation & off-topic discussions" isn't one of those. But that's ...
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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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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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Retiring from my moderator position

From having seen what goes on the behind the scenes, thank you for all the time you've dedicated to this site over the years. A lot goes into moderation work that most people don't see. The site would ...
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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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