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What does being a 'Contributor' look like on Worldbuilding?

(I am not a moderator and normally the term "moderator" on the StackExchange network describes elected (diamond) mods, but I do have access to the mod tools privilege on Writing.SE and am close here ...
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How to lock my question and/or answers?

Locking can only be done by a moderator, or by the system under certain circumstances. It's not something you can do yourself. A locked post cannot be commented on, voted on, favorited, edited, or ...
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Why is there zero moderator accountability on this stack?

What is the process for lodging complaints about moderator behavior, and how is that process resolved? The typical process is to start by flagging the post your grievance is related to with a custom ...
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What does being a 'Contributor' look like on Worldbuilding?

I mostly agree with what Secespitus wrote, but there's one thing in that answer which I disagree with (as seems to be common). If you see something that you're unsure about, you don't necessarily ...
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King is back or Should diamond users define behavior of everyone else in case of this Q as an example

Answering in comments in frowned upon, because it circumvents the quality checks in place. If those 3 comments were actually working with the OP to make the question a better fit for our community I ...
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Is Worldbuilding a What if Site - a followup

First, we are not to a consensus yet (at least not so far as I have seen). We are looking through the case study threads to figure out where the lines are. I will agree that there seems to be a ...
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What does being a 'Contributor' look like on Worldbuilding?

Kind of a backup to Secespitus' answer; There are a small handful of users that are verified help vampires. They routinely try to pull focus from everyone else and ask endless streams of questions, ...
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Is Worldbuilding a What if Site - a followup

I think the first step is to have clear guidelines, once we have those the community and moderators together can enforce them but when right now we can't even agree on whether certain questions are on ...
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Should a good question be mark a duplicate to another question that is closed?

I'm one of the commentors on your question and I'll take the time to expand on my comment. I'm bothered that your question was closed as a duplicate of another question that was itself closed as ...
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King is back or Should diamond users define behavior of everyone else in case of this Q as an example

It was painfully obvious that the OP was asking a Real World question for the purpose of solving a Real World problem And that's off-topic. There is a small group of people out there who figure this ...
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King is back or Should diamond users define behavior of everyone else in case of this Q as an example

My own take on the question in question is that it initially didn't have enough information for a reasonable answer to be able to be given. Then, subsequently, when the question was edited so as to ...
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King is back or Should diamond users define behavior of everyone else in case of this Q as an example

The only part of L.Dutches answer I would personally take exception to, is the notion that "it looks more like you are trying to start a debate on nuclear power", which personally I didn't ...
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Should a good question be mark a duplicate to another question that is closed?

While the questions clearly are not duplicates with any close reading (the first asks specifically about viewing reflections off of other planets as opposed to the use of a mirror) there is an ...
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What does being a 'Contributor' look like on Worldbuilding?

The first time that I got access to Moderator Tools on a stack, I asked if there was something that I should do with them. The general answer is no. They provide some information that is mostly ...
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Is Worldbuilding a What if Site - a followup

If all "what if" questions (and I mean all of them, even the ones that may not be too broad) are not allowed, we could simply have a close reason for "This is a what if question and is off-topic for ...
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Why is there zero moderator accountability on this stack?

I'll assume you're talking about this answer, this is almost the definition of a link-only answer, see point five of the list for Why and how are some answers deleted?. It relies on a series of links ...
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