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WB Stack Moderator Referendum?

I miss the Worldbuilding stack. I left because I did not like getting my ideas deleted by moderators. And it occurred to me: what if WB stack had different moderators? I think the current ...
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Problematic moderation actions

On this question What would the effects of a space based laser weapon system capable of tracking and destroying any projectile posing a threat to human life? there were a series of what I'd consider ...
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Could we change the standard moderator action for off-topic questions from closure to migration?

A great many questions on this site are regularly closed for being off-topic. Usually, it's a new user asking for broader creative ideas or something deemed too subjective to be specifically ...
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Disagree with a Deletion

This question The comment from L-Dutch states: "The first line is at most a comment to the OP's question. The rest, being based on nothing that the OP asked, is not an answer" However, this ...
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Answer deleted. Explanation is warranted

The question: How would a primitive people recharge energy weapons in a hard science fiction setting? Pretty straight-foward. Author is asking how a primitive society could recharge energy weapons, ...
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My answer was deleted. An explanation is warranted

I see L.Dutch deleted my answer here. Disasters to prompt the bettering of civilisation Without explanation. It seems like a good answer to me. I was happy with it. OP wanted a cataclysmic ...
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How to stop a moderator when they have too much power?

How do you stop a moderator when they have so much power? they can literally destroy you in an instant, so what can you possibly do?
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Should Tag Synonyms require Moderator Approval As well as a Rating of 4?

As an aside, I notice there's a tag named, "tag" which is not a synonym of, "tags." I would suggest making it a synonym via the site-feature I just got as a privilege... but I can'...
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My answer about using flags as weapons remains deleted. I would like it undeleted please

I answered this question about using flags as weapons with the Pulitzer prize winning photo of exactly that. I included an encouragement for Americans to vote. I expected some down votes from people ...
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Moderator resignation

The past several days have been turbulent across the Stack Exchange network, to say the least. In fact, more so than what has been the usual case even lately. The immediate situation came to a head ...
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Thoughts from Worldbuilding Stack Exchange moderators on the dismissal of Monica Cellio

On Friday, September 27th, Monica Cellio was removed from her position as a moderator without warning by Stack Overflow, Inc. She had been a moderator on Worldbuilding, Mi Yodeya, The Workplace, Beer ...
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Sandbox clones for other SE sites

Can Wordbuilding host other SE sites sandboxes to help users to build good question in that site? I tried the idea of a Sandbox.SE on Area 51 and was not well-received. https://area51.meta....
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Is strict moderating discouraging newer members to add to the community?

I'm now on StackExchange for several weeks, having asked few questions and answered some. Now there's something I observed (in worldbuilding, but in other StackExchange-sites too) that moderators are ...
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Worldbuilding Moderator Status Update

Recently this question was asked: When do you fire a moderator? This specifically asked about the status of JDługosz who has been a Worldbuilding elected moderator since Feb 2017. The simple answer ...
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When do you fire a moderator?

Not to be too blame-y, but I haven't seen JD around in some time. According to the page of record, he has made one action on this site in the last six months. Can we fire a moderator? When is it ...
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Why were *two* mods required to close this question?

This question is currently closed by Aify, Cadence, L.Dutch, Trish, and James (thank you for keeping the site clean). However, I'm confused because both L.Dutch and James are diamond moderators, and I'...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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How/why does the Community mod close questions?

This question about reality-checking the shadows of a ringed planet was placed in the reopen review queue after an edit was made. While the edit appears to be insufficient to separate the two ...
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Too broad questions,Really too broad or just my questions?

I have some time not to be active in the community, an hour ago I asked a question and only after the user ( StephenG ) accused my question of being too broad was closed, I want to compare my question ...
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Welcome to new moderators Michael and James!

Due to increasing needs and request for handling the load on Worldbuilding, we've been requested to get new moderators into the site. However, as it's not really been that long since your last ...
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Moderator Post Closing Policy

I feel the need to publicly lodge my complaints. The problem This question went into the review queue and picked up two close votes (and at least one keep open vote from me) before being summarily ...
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Should moderators mark a high voted answer as the accepted answer after a while?

This is a general question across SE sites, but I figured I'd ask here since I couldn't find the answer generally. Suppose there is a high-voted question with a high-voted answer. It has been over a ...
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When is it OK for moderators to force-close questions?

I created a question yesterday which I believed was ok for the site: How to find the man who isn't there? This quickly raised some comments and answers from high-rep users and I received no down-...
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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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How much time does moderating this site actually consume?

Current mods: How time-consuming is actually moderating the site? I considered nominating myself for moderator in 2016 and I did not because I thought I would have not much time for that. And I was ...
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Moderators using their powers on their own posts

The question "You can control a Demon by knowing its True Name, but why?" has brought some controversy, as discussed in the meta "Closing of True Name question". I was looking at it further and ...
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Is this the new moderation style for Worldbuilding?

Mod Hammer I've been noticing a trend in the last five days of some heavy handed moderator attention. There isn't really any point in being vague about it, TimB seems to have broken from the campaign ...
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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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New user is a diamond mod?

While working the first posts review queue, I was presented with this first answer by a new user. While everything seemed fine at first glance, I noticed the user under review, Pops, is a brand new ...
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Can mods be changed to cast close votes like everyone else not as a moderator?

A question can be popular with multiple answers, and an accepted answer, and a moderator alone can cast a close vote and put the question on hold; and then do the same thing for multiple questions by ...
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So I'm a moderator now?

Just... what? Here's a recent answer of mine: And here's my profile at the moment: Ok... but the problem here is no other mod capabilities appear to be available to me. No tools, for example. And ...
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Moderators Pro Tempore IN SPAAAAACE!

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Nominate "Pro Tempore" moderators to help guide the site through beta

As some of you may know, StackExchange sites get "Pro Tempore" moderators just before the private beta goes public. These moderators are chosen by the StackExchange Community Team rather than being ...
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