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Questions about moderation of this site, including the site moderation tools, policies on moderation and specific moderating actions taken by users

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Do we delete invalid tips?

Currently our consensus is that incorrect solutions should be deleted. However it's not clear if this applies to tips questions. tips questions sometimes they are a bit like regular code-golf ...
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Congratulations to the new TNB Room Owners!

Voting has closed, and, with the votes being a dead tie, all three candidates have been elected as room owners for CGCC's main chat room, The Nineteenth Byte: They have been appointed, effective ...
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Vote for the new TNB Room Owners!

The Nineteenth Byte is getting new room owners. You've had a week (and a couple of hours) for nominations, and now it's time to vote. In alphabetical order, here are the nominees: emanresu A chat ...
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Nominations for new TNB Room Owners

In response to the increase in off-topic discussion in TNB, we've decided to appoint more ROs. Here's how we'll be deciding the new room owners: For one week (until 14:00UTC, on the 15th of May 2022),...
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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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Why is meta full of old questions / why did my question get a trivial edit?

EDIT - this just happened again recently, so read it again if you're confused. This isn't a question, it's just an update to let people know what happened. You may have noticed the meta is suddenly ...
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Welcome The Nineteenth Byte's newest room owners!

The votes are in, and the following four members of our community have been elected as room owners of CGCC's main chat room, The Nineteenth Byte. They have been instated effective immediately. ...
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Vote for your new TNB Room Owners!

The Nineteenth Byte is getting four new room owners. You've had a week for nominations, and now it's time to vote. In alphabetical order, here are the nominees: Adám chat profile | main profile | ...
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New Room Owners for TNB - Nominations Phase

Nomination phase is over. You can vote here until UTC midnight on Tuesday, April 20th By community consensus, we will be having more room owners for The Nineteenth Byte. We will be selecting new room ...
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How much information can 10k+ users share?

Upon reaching 10k reputation, users have access to the moderator tools, which contains information and stats on: Deleted posts and votes to delete Closed posts and pending votes to close and reopen ...
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Should we have even even more room owners for The Nineteenth Byte?

4 years ago, we voted on and appointed additional room owners for The Nineteenth Byte. That was the most recent time TNB has had new room owners. Currently, only 2 of the room owners are able to be ...
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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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Moderation: Handling flags and deleting answers

Since we have a full moderation team now and the load isn't all on one person, some of you may have noticed that flags are being handled a lot faster now. However, this has resulted in the problem ...
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Hanging up my diamond

Well. I never thought I'd be writing this message. I've logged into this site nearly every day for over 5 years. I truly love this community. I've learned so many things from it, and I have made ...
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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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Please explain why this page was not sensibly migrated to Meta

I am new to codegolf, but not new to the Stack Exchange Network, so I am puzzled (pun intended). I recently joined this community and immediately searched for tips about how to post good php answers ...
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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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A farewell to moderation

If you're new around here, chances are you might not even know who I am. I'm Alex, and I'm a (soon to be ex-) moderator on this site. At first I was a user just like you, enthusiastic about the site, ...
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Who has the final say on a challenge?

For the mod election questionnaire, I asked about a hypothetical situation: A new-ish user posts a well-posed challenge that quickly gets many answers. An hour later, they edit in a restriction ...
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We've written a new Chatiquette, and we want your feedback!

Update: the new Chatiquette has been instated. We are still interested in hearing feedback, so feel free to continue to give feedback here. As previously noted, the current Chatiquette for The ...
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Question about mod action taken

Message that got me suspended... If you watch the video it is a clean funny video by Studio C and Studio C's goal is "to produce clean, family-oriented comedy for a national audience". I do not ...
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Please welcome The Nineteenth Byte's newest room owners!

You've cast your votes and elected the following three members of our community as room owners of our primary chat room, The Nineteenth Byte. They have been appointed, effective immediately. Please ...
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The Nineteenth Byte is getting more room owners. Cast your votes!

The Nineteenth Byte is getting three additional room owners. You've had one week to nominate others or yourself, and now it's time for the actual election. These are the nominees, in alphabetical ...
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New TNB Room Owners: Nominations Phase

It was decided by community consensus that we need more room owners for The Nineteenth Byte. The process for choosing the new room owners will be as follows: For one week (lasting until UTC midnight ...
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How do we encourage users to check the votes to delete?

Users with sufficiently high reputation can vote to delete and undelete posts. This is something that we need to do occasionally on PPCG, due to things like answers that don't comply with the ...
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Should we have even more room owners for The Nineteenth Byte?

A few months back, we had a discussion about adding more room owners to The Nineteenth Byte. As a result, five users were added as room owners, and the problems we were facing lessened. However, we're ...
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Should administrative content hosted on external sites ever be binding?

Should PPCG rules or guidelines or other administrative content be considered "official" when it is not hosted on meta or main? (Note that "PPCG" refers to the entirety of the Programming Puzzles &...
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Which questions should get deleted (and how fast)?

Note: This question is mainly about closed questions that haven't received any answers. Questions with answers should potentially be treated differently. First the numbers: Duplicate questions: 226 ...
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(When) do my mod tools go away?

I opened SE a few minutes ago and was pleasantly surprised to see I'd reached 2k rep, and alongside that gained access to mod tools (sehr interessant). I was mostly very confused, since I was certain ...
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High-rep hammers hamper high-rep humans

Sorry about the silly title - it just sort of happened that way and then I couldn't resist the alliteration. Tag badges are awarded when you earn at least 1000 total score for at least 200 non-...
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Should answers that break the rules be deleted? [duplicate]

I'm new to the review queue and I don't know what our policy is on well-intentioned answers that happen to break some of the rules stated in the question. For example, this answer was recently flagged ...
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Moderation: a call to action

Let me just say this bluntly: we need to do more moderation. Some facts: For a while, I was the only user with any active delete votes. (I posted a message in chat to rectify this, which helped a ...
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