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(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 on WorldBuilding, therefore I will take your sentence about "what existing moderators think is a valuable contribution" to mean "what do other people with ...


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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 need to start a Meta discussion about it. If you are completely unsure, it might be best to take no action at all, and rather just leave it for others. If you ...


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If this level of granularity is possible, I'd like to lower the rep requirement for answers on meta to 1. This allows Sandbox participation without enabling accidental mis-posting of main-site questions on meta (as questions). Note that users without 5 rep can already ask on meta about their own questions (and answers). This proposal wouldn't interfere ...


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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, often laying in wait for people and then ambushing them to try to suck more life giving help out. Also, because help vampires can't see themselves in a mirror, ...


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Stack Overflow has some special settings due to its volume. The privilege levels are the same on all other graduated sites, as described on Meta.SE. There's a table there showing the reputation requirements for each privilege on private betas, public betas, graduated sites, and SO.


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After looking at the question the OP asked on PPCG I think there wouldn't be any harm in lowering the rep requirement for Meta. The single answer to that question states that there hasn't been any spam in the last 30 days and the comments to the question and answer indicate that PPCG doesn't have to deal with real spam on their Meta Site, only with a few ...


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No, there are no such requirements and there shouldn't be any such requirements Everyone is allowed to do how they please as long as they stay in line with the community guidelines. You are a lurker that's mainly here to upvote funny stuff? Great for you. You like editing? Perfect. You only ask questions? Welcome aboard. You only ever answer? Nice. ...


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In my opinion the meta traffic for Worldbuilding is slow enough that questions and answers can be pretty easily monitored by the community. With only a few posts a day letting new users post wouldn't present a significant issue. With that said... I'm not sure if the sandbox is really working as intended. It seems to have turned into a dumping ground, ...


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I think perhaps switching the thresholds for create tags and create tag synonyms would be the best tactic. This is a thought I had from the bows/swords discussion you linked to. If you had separate projectile-weapons and melee-weapons tags I think a lot of weapons would fall under this. However it is unlikely that someone will think, in their question about ...


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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 useful to moderators in rare circumstances. They aren't really something that you need to use regularly as a non-moderator. Also note that Moderator Tools are ...


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The comments are correct, our thresholds will become the same as other graduated sites. The thresholds here are set to be appropriate for a new site starting out to allow people to get the site up and running. This is very different from those needed to run an already established site. For example everyone needs to be able to create tags or no-one can ask ...


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I have upvoted @LioElbammalf's answer and would like to add to it. For the last 20 minutes or so I was browsing through the approximately 75 used-only-once tags. My goal was to find interesting tags that could generate a cool question and bring attention to the tag. What I found were duplicates... duplicates, duplicates, duplicates. And a few "why on ...


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