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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Valid answer deleted on Communist question

This answer in the Communist question:Acts 2:44,45; Acts 4:32, Does Acts say that Christianity teaches a form of Communism? seems the only accurate in the topic, but was deleted by Steve. The main ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Kindness, Collaboration and Mutual Respect

As Site Moderators, we typically spend most of our time doing three things: Cleaning up excessive/non-constructive Comments (we don't enjoy this) Handling Flags raised by site users (do raise a flag ...
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Why is the Trinity tag required? Are there other required tags we should be aware of?

Why is the Trinity tag required? Earlier this month I was surprised to see a moderator remove what seemed to me to be a more relevant tag for a question and replace it with the Trinity tag. This ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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I'm sorry, but I must resign as moderator

To make a long story short, Stack Exchange is rolling out a new Code of Conduct and enforcing it on moderators in a way that would require action of me that goes against my conscience and, in my view, ...
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So... I continue to be harassed by Caleb

In Job 8:11-19 what ancient wisdom is Bildad quoting? Soldernal? You see the crap answers on this site that are never deleted. Are you okay with Caleb deleting my posts "because he can" (tenure)? I ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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What was the reason for the "Consider the lillies" answer mod-deletion?

One of the answers on "What species of flower might Jesus have been referring to when he said, “Consider the lilies”?" has been mod-deleted, but I can't see any reason why this should be — there wasn'...
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Why was my answer deleted?

My answer to this question was deleted by Caleb 2 John 1:7 - Jesus Coming in the Flesh? and there appears to be no reason for doing so. So why was this deleted?
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pro (a long) tempore

It's been nearly three years since I started as pro-tem moderator on this fabulous site, and I think it's time for me to step aside. The job of a pro-tem is supposed to be: ...a temporary, short-...
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A look at BH.SE's moderation team

Let me first say that I have no specific complaints with any of the moderators, and this is not in any way a criticism of any particular user. However, I believe we have a problem on BH.SE, and here ...
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When should moderators use post notices?

One of the few things a ♦ moderator can do that regular users can't is add post notices to questions and answers. For reference, the current set of notifications are: citation needed This ...
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How ought we to balance diversity?

This is a mobile: Most of us are familiar with them in the context of children's nurseries. But the inspiration came from Alexander Calder, a kinetic artist: Steel Fish http://www.nga.gov/...
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How quick should we be with the deletion trigger?

I'm personally quite proud of our question and answer quality. It's a big reason we still exist. One of the ways we do maintain that quality is by deleting posts that don't meet our standards. ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

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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