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The only flags that need to be responded to quickly are spam, threats, and those where people have included personally identifiable information. All others can wait until they're gotten too. A Diamond should also have a light touch. An awful lot of things that are flagged shouldn't be. A Diamond should be fair, firm, and consistent. A Diamond should have a ...


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Izzy's answers How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? Friendly, of course – as I always try to do :) Exact action of course depends on the case (what kind of flags? what causes them?). Following an analysis, I'd seek a personal word with ...


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Andrew T.'s answers to your questions Also, my answer to the 2018's election; 3 months ago How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? In general, I will be quite direct in following and enforcing the Code of Conduct: warning, account ...


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I thank the community for trusting me with this privilege. I deeply respect that, and I would, to the extent possible and permissible, attempt to ensure that my actions as a Moderator contribute to the betterment of our community. I'm, however, shocked to find three Moderators leaving their diamond privilege in a row. They are some of the most valuable ...


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A sincere thanks to the community for reposing your trust and confidence in me to be a moderator. Dan leaving us was known since he communicated his reasoning on Meta. It was an unpleasant surprise but I fully respect his decisions. Matthew leaving is a shocker coming out of the blue. At a personal level, I wouldn't have been an active member of this ...


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Xavier's answers to your questions How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I will stick to the regular protocol here; Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time (through Account Suspension). After that, have nothing to ...


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Congrats Andrew, and welcome aboard as our new Moderator. I want to thank Xavier as well for standing up in this election at our hour of need. :)


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Dan Hulme How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I'd try to find out why the comments are so controversial and try to engage him in the ideal of keeping the site friendly. We don't have enough awesome answerers for the number of ...


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As The Andro Nerd said, you have the option of just making your 1st Choice selection and the others will be ignored. Just note that in this voting system, if your candidate "doesn't make the cut", you will have no voice at all in what other candidates will be chosen. If you have already cast your votes, you can change them back to "no vote" by changing your ...


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You can vote for this one person as your first choice, and it will be counted towards it. Your other two votes will be wasted however.


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We have a significant problem where a question lacks some critical details - the details required to formulate a good answer, absence of which may restrict few users from considering posting a detailed answer. Those details are usually the Android version and Android device name, but not limited to them. Consider the fact that users often have to invest/...


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This is a tough one but to stimulate your thinking to what you can do as a moderator to improve the situation. Our site has about 180 users with reputation in the bracket of 2k to 10k and this number doesn't seem to have changed significantly, at least in the three years I have been a member of this community. I like to think of this section of the ...


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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There's a post with the details on the SE Meta site. As far as the badges go, they are: 1 point each for Moderation badges - Civic Duty, Cleanup, Deputy, Electorate, Marshal, Reviewer, Sportsmanship, Steward - for a maximum of 8 points. 1 point each for Editing badges - Copy Editor, Explainer, Organizer, Refiner, Strunk and White, Tag Editor - for a ...


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iBug's answers to your questions In case anyone is wondering, my answer to the first question is at the bottom, because I think it's the most important one and should be put at last. 2. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I'd like to ...


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beeshyams This is a tough one but to stimulate your thinking to what you can do as a moderator to improve the situation. Our site has about 180 users with reputation in the bracket of 2k to 10k and this number doesn't seem to have changed significantly, at least in the three years I have been a member of this community. I like to think of this section ...


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Andrew T's answers to your questions This is a tough one but to stimulate your thinking to what you can do as a moderator to improve the situation. Our site has about 180 users with reputation in the bracket of 2k to 10k and this number doesn't seem to have changed significantly, at least in the three years I have been a member of this community. I ...


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Congrats to the beloved guys, beeshyams and Firelord! You two have been super helpful since long ago, and we all believe that you are great candidates for this holy work of keeping our site clean and tidy! Thank you for all your dedication towards helping the site grow!


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You close a question that's clearly off-topic and the user comes to Meta, not to ask what they did wrong, say you're a [mean word here]. How do you react?


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Are there any existing policies or rules that you think should be amended or removed? Are there any new policies you would like to see added?


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Moderators are given the power to unilaterally delete posts. Given this ability, how would you approach answers that are objectively low-quality (vague, short, etc) but are an attempt to provide an answer?


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Firelord answers to your questions: This is a tough one but to stimulate your thinking to what you can do as a moderator to improve the situation. Our site has about 180 users with reputation in the bracket of 2k to 10k and this number doesn't seem to have changed significantly, at least in the three years I have been a member of this community. I like ...


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Yes, the situation seems endemic to our site only with only 60-70 users between 2k and 10k reputation points. On top of that, not all of them are active Q&A contributors which aggravates the problem. The situation is so bad I can easily count on my fingers the users who participate on the site regularly and visibly (to others). I also know that we have ...


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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Even though we've a clear consensus on Should users (non-Moderators) approve an edit made by a user posing as the author of the post? you can still find two or three regular reviewers who do not go by that consensus and wrongly approve such edits. Other problem is with reviewing where careless or superfluous edits gets approved, most likely to increase ...


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Like every other site, we also suffer from lazy answers. The problem has been discussed here: Half line answers -- what would be the best course of action(s) to deal with them? The problem is different from this issue which is about lazy guesses or lazy opinions. None of the solutions to the original problem have gained support (through votes) that can be ...


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If you're a regular here, you would have soon realized that we have a huge [quite an] issue of crappy migration from one of the larger SE sites. That site deals with questions posted by enthusiasts and power users of computers. What is your stance on crappy migration? Do you've a preemptive solution? If yes, what is it? What do you suggest to regular flag ...


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Tim Stone asked: New users often are not accustomed to the Stack Exchange system, and sometimes struggle to present themselves properly, either in the way they use the site or their attitude. How willing are you to work with "problematic" users, and at what point do you decide that someone isn't worth the effort? Matthew Read answered: I don't think it's ...


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I have nominated myself, so I think I should provide an answer. I believe that a Diamond Moderator should be active, as well as there. They would need to respond quickly to flags - so they can be dealt with. They would also need to have a good rep - so that people can see that they are trustworthy, as well as having been a member for a good while. I ...


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Answers from Firelord Q&A #1 You close a question that's clearly off-topic and the user comes to Meta, not to ask what they did wrong, say you're a [mean word here]. How do you react? It is a time to act, not to react. An ad hominem attack should not be tolerated on this site, no matter who initiates it and to whom it is targeted to. I'll analyze ...


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