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What is and what should be our policy on making questions community wiki?

This recent question has just been converted into a community wiki (CW): When (if ever) is a frequentist approach substantively better than a Bayesian? I understand that the idea behind converting ...
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Tag-candidates for removal

We already have a thread for proposing candidates for tag synonyms, but there doesn't seem to be a similar thread for proposing tags for deletion. Similarly to the "synonym" thread, let's use this one ...
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Comments that are actually answers

Related discussion on Meta.SO. Is there some kind of way that comments that are in fact answers to questions be moved from a comment section into the answer section? Ideally the user who asks the ...
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Library of helpful responses

Some situations come up frequently enough, especially with new users, that it seems useful to maintain a library of polite, helpful responses we can offer. Mods (and anyone else) can then copy and ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, as with our last session in 2013, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Dear mods, what should be our protocol for tag burnination?

There is this Meta thread: Tag-candidates for removal. During the last three six months, it collected 8 answers with up to +12 upvotes. However, not a single action has so far been taken. As ...
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Moderator resignation

Additional update: My diamond was removed something in the ballpark of an hour ago, as per my request from last week. Thanks for your understanding, everyone. Some updates: (1) I signed this letter....
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I am resigning as a moderator

Update: Today, is the one-year anniversary of Monica's firing without cause or process. This still has not been corrected. It is time for me to go. I have asked for my diamond to be removed. I don'...
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Who should the moderators be? [LOCKED]

Based on the web-apps template, we should be choosing candidates to be our site moderators. Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their ...
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What should the guide be for editing questions, answers, and responses? [duplicate]

I originally posted these as answers to the recent question on style guides for questions but realized it was addressing a separate issue. So what rules should we follow for editing other individuals ...
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What to do about answers written by ChatGPT

As you may be aware, over the last week Stack Overflow has been plagued by some users' feeding questions posted there into the chat-bot 'ChatGPT' then copy-&-pasting its responses into purported ...
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Many hours of work on tags reverted without discussion - moderator abusing their commission? [closed]

Yesterday I spotted that on questions that request analytical solutions of statistical problems and answers that give nicely derived answers using mathematical calculus are not ...
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June 5 General Moderation Strike: Recap, Possible roles, consequences and other relevant info

I won't beat the bush here: for cognizance of the community, I would briefly state all the recent events that unfolded over the past week or so. And then (my personal opinion) there would be a message ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

As the Cross Validated community grows, so does the load on our moderator team. The existing staff is doing an excellent job, and in order to keep up the good work, they've requested a few more sets ...
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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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Why were the flags (as obsolete) on these comments marked as declined?

I flagged both of them as obsolete as they both are not fruitful any more. But my flags are declined. Does this community have some other rules in this case? I often do it in stackoverflow and have ...
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Should we remove the "datasets" close reason from the list?

Our recent proposal for adding one more close reason was declined. The reason was that we could re-use the "datasets" reason Questions about obtaining specific datasets are off-topic on Cross ...
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Is there any way to detect / prevent user repeatedly performing minor edits to bring the post into top pages?

A new user (including me) may want more reputation from not so good question and answers. A way to make the post popular is making it to the top page. The trick I discovered is repeatedly doing minor ...
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Why was an answer considered off-topic and when it was deleted?

One of my recent answers got deleted while it got scoring of +12/-2 and for some time it was the accepted answer. I would consider this scoring to be rather positive. The answer that got deleted ...
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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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Issues with trigger happy moderation

EDIT: I have now taken a bit of time to update the question, giving more detail into the origin and structure of the data. I hope it's more clear now. It's important that the solution is generally ...
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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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Allow moderators to accept answers in old questions from inactive users?

I'm not sure, how the closing of old, without activity, question works, but shouldn't there be a time limit, until the moderators (by voting among themselves?) are allowed to accept a valid answer to ...
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