55 votes

Moderator resignation

Anyone who visits CrossValidated for more than 10 minutes will notice your ubiquitous great contributions to this site, and anyone who visits longer will recognize your enormously valuable insight and ...
Frans Rodenburg's user avatar
37 votes

Moderator resignation

Sorry to hear. I have never trusted Stack Exchange to be a long-lasting source of information due to their for-profit objectives and sometimes very hostile moderation policy. I encourage everyone to ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
35 votes

I am resigning as a moderator

Gung, thank you for your service as moderator, and I wish you the best success with whatever you choose to do with the time you would have spent moderating CV. I'm glad you have decided to stay and ...
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20 votes

Moderator resignation

The thing that SO, Inc. cares most about is that it has something of a unique online community: people who generally behave themselves. Moderators play a key role in maintaining that. Stepping down or ...
Sycorax's user avatar
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19 votes

June 5 General Moderation Strike: Recap, Possible roles, consequences and other relevant info

I'm primarily participating in the strike because SE has Used the private, moderator-and-staff-only Teams platform to state a new policy for moderating AI-generated content. Mods are instructed not ...
Sycorax's user avatar
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18 votes

What to do about answers written by ChatGPT

I'm sharing an example—of an answer to Confidence interval for Uniform($\theta$, $\theta + a$) generated by ChatGPT. I think it will be agreed that it's either wrong or nonsensical in large part & ...
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17 votes
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How Can I Discover Former Moderators?

An historical record of all elections to date is maintained at https://stats.stackexchange.com/election. There you can find summaries and links to the original election pages (which provide details ...
whuber's user avatar
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15 votes
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User changed display name to match a diamond moderator, high-rep user in the community

https://stackoverflow.com/legal/acceptable-use-policy Identity Theft and Privacy. Users that misleadingly appropriate the identity of another person are not permitted. Users may not post other people'...
Tim's user avatar
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15 votes

June 5 General Moderation Strike: Recap, Possible roles, consequences and other relevant info

Thanks to all the moderators --- your great work is appreciated I'm not a moderator, and I have only a thin knowledge of this controversy, based on reading some of the posts relating to this strike. ...
Ben's user avatar
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14 votes
Accepted

A user insists on making a detrimental edit to one of my posts. What do I do?

The preferred solution is to flag the moderators, who have additional tools for limiting edits and, if necessary, limiting the abilities of individual users to interact on this site. Mods can also ...
whuber's user avatar
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13 votes

Should we remove the "datasets" close reason from the list?

I like the idea of splitting. I don't know the exact history here, but it shouldn't determine the best set of reasons to use henceforth. The EITHER/OR structure of that reason has long seemed awkward ...
Nick Cox's user avatar
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12 votes
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How can I figure out why my reviewer privileges were revoked and how can I get them back?

Your efforts to try to improve the site are appreciated! As I understand it, if enough reviews / suggested edits are rejected you'll automatically generate a (temporary) ban without any intervention ...
Glen_b's user avatar
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12 votes

Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

Solution: exact copy elsewhere It is possible to have a virtually identical format, widely and productively used, under control of a non-SE entity that is invested in high-quality treatment of the ...
eric_kernfeld's user avatar
12 votes

Why is motivation important

It is difficult to read what your question is about. Your introduction is: I really like the truncated normal but I want to make it discrete. I need a discrete distribution and I hate approximations (...
Sextus Empiricus's user avatar
12 votes

June 5 General Moderation Strike: Recap, Possible roles, consequences and other relevant info

Some context This is news to me, so please don't read anything into what actions I might have taken or did not take. I devote my time to this site, not to SE generally; but I would think that in any ...
whuber's user avatar
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11 votes

Allow moderators to accept answers in old questions from inactive users?

Accepted means accepted by the original poster (OP) of the question: that's an SE-wide definition easy to understand. The main consequence of good answers not being accepted is some lost reputation ...
Nick Cox's user avatar
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11 votes

How do people find old posts to review, edit, or close them?

I routinely review every active question. Old questions become active whenever they're touched by somebody. The "Community" bot often touches old questions that might have some value (because they ...
whuber's user avatar
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11 votes

Small interest in 2017 moderator election..?

If I recall correctly, in the last two elections some nominations came in the last couple of days of the nomination period; that may be the case again. At most two moderators will be elected this ...
Glen_b's user avatar
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11 votes

Is my closed question without merit?

The moderator gave you the opportunity to clarify your question, so that it would be more likely to be understood by the community. This serves two purposes. First, it helps you personally, because it ...
Ruben van Bergen's user avatar
11 votes
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A mod removed my answer (referencing the answer from comments) to my question saying it doesn't answer it

"See so-and-so's comment" doesn't meet the standard for an answer on our site. Answers should be complete in themselves; for example, if BruceET was to delete his comment, your answer would be useless....
Glen_b's user avatar
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10 votes
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Is there any way to detect / prevent user repeatedly performing minor edits to bring the post into top pages?

(To make sure this gets an answer) As whuber mentions, there's an automatic mechanism to detect large numbers of edits and flag the moderators (the community bot is a source of a variety of flags of ...
Glen_b's user avatar
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10 votes
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Why did my comment get deleted?

From the help page on comments: When shouldn't I comment? Comments are not recommended for any of the following: ... Compliments which do not add new information ("+1, great answer!"); ...
whuber's user avatar
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10 votes

Moderator resignation

This is not an answer (are there such things here?) but just some grieve that I need to place somewhere. Recently I said on chat "The discussion sketches a horrible situation. The criticism ...
Sextus Empiricus's user avatar
9 votes

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

[Posting an answer myself to enable people to vote.] By now Approximate $e$ using Monte Carlo Simulation became CW as well. I think that making such questions CW is an unfair, unreasonable, and ...
amoeba's user avatar
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9 votes

Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

Solution: create an independent WIKI portal The Q&A format of StackExchange has generated a sort of yellow pages for all sort of problems with several advantages: It generates content/information ...
Sextus Empiricus's user avatar
8 votes

How do people find old posts to review, edit, or close them?

Obviously I am not commenting as a moderator, but I have often contributed to old threads either becoming "active" or entering the review queue. Essentially it happens when I find an old thread and ...
Silverfish's user avatar
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8 votes

2019: a year in moderation

Thank you for the effort to dig up those numbers. But, simply copying the text from last year day's post is not showing that the wishing of a happy new year is very sincere. Given what happened last ...
Sextus Empiricus's user avatar
6 votes

Issues with trigger happy moderation

I observe that concurrent to my writing of this answer, the question has been re-opened. The question, to my reading, remains unclear, and I think the unclear elements of the question I name here ...
Sycorax's user avatar
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6 votes
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Shouldn't we be able to migrate Excel questions to SuperUser.com?

Only moderators have the ability to migrate questions to any site. SE also imposes a limitation on the number of default sites made available in the migration dialog. The solution is to flag the ...
whuber's user avatar
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