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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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wrong answer - can it be removed?

The question linked below has only one answer, which is totally wrong. Unfortunately, Google has picked it up and will show it as the highlighted result when searching for "remove toolbar modern web ...
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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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How to deal with possible fake votes?

I saw a question just being added to the site when refreshing the newest actions at the landing page of SP.SE. Once I opened the question, it immediately had 3 votes although the question had been ...
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How do we handle simple typos?

This is a discussion that's been partially addressed on the stack exchange meta with regards to "Too Localized" closure, but the particular issue of simple typographical errors is unresolved there... ...
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A lot of views in a very short time

I know this isn't one of the most trafficked SEs out there so found this to be a little out of the ordinary. This post, Get number of new emails from Microsoft Exchange server in SharePoint, has ...
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Criteria for answering a question referring to your own solution/tool

Here I need to clarify what are the 'standard guidelines' for answering a question referring to your own tool/solution, that you yourself created, which is indeed related the problem raised in the ...
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I found a site that referenced my Sharepoint.stackexchange question without sources. Is it legal? [duplicate]

The title says it all. I googled my username to see what google had to say about me, and I fould this site, that referenced all my sharepoint related questions (i.e., I found this which is a carbon ...
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Should we require or avoid Community Wiki for Poll questions with hardly a single definitive answer but rather many additive?

Originally asked as "Is it bad to post separate partial answers and invite people to vote on them separately?" One moderator recently deleted two relevant answers I posted to my own question "What ...
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Aren't we being too hard on Community Users?

This question is mostly for the moderators, aren't we being too hard on the users of the community? I'm a regular contributor here and feel like the rules are now strictly applied here, most of the ...
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getting marked down after accepted answer

Iv just been marked down on one of my answers yet its marked as an answer! I dont get why someone would do that? If a person was to have an issue than they would ask a question to get an answer that ...
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How best to deal with link only posts?

I notice a common anti-pattern is that a user, possibly posting for the first time, posts an answer along the lines of: The answer is in this link. where the link may or may not be to their own ...
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Moderator question: Can I change an edit to a comment?

A few edits have come through today where a second person is asking for additional information on another user's question but is doing it by proposing to include their question in the original ...
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How does flagging work with "inform moderator flags remaining" number?

I understand that there is a limited number of flags a person can use at any given point in time, that makes perfect sense, but what exactly is the setup for this? Do you have 10 lifetime unless (for ...
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Moving comments to Q or A when no valid owner

When i use Mod tools to convert an answer to a comment on an answer / question i get the error that "Comment must have a valid owner", since the answer is posted anonymously. Is there no way to move ...
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Which questions on SP go to this site and which to SO?

I am confused to see the flux of new questions (and answers) on SharePoint in SO ( http://stackoverflow.com ) no less than here. They are not moved to this site as well as I could not find any ...
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Custom "contact user" templates

Is it possible to customize the "contact user" templates? I like the idea that the contact with users are handled in a similar way across moderators, but the wording in the templates as they come OOB ...
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Should a merged question be closed?

I merged a duplicate question, but the question that was merged still "counts" as unanswered. Should the question be closed? Bulk check-in of files to library
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Links in answers

There is often a small battle going on on being first to answer questions (a luxury problem that shows we are a success). Unfortunately this can have the effect that answers are kept short (short ...
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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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Moderator privileges and tag suggestions

Today i passed 1000 pts on SPSE and hence received moderator privileges. I was able to accept a suggested edit in a post, but there also was a tag suggestion with tag decription, but i found no way ...
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Closing crossposts

Back when the site were SharePointOverflow.com we would see alot of duplicate questions from SO. This was one of the things i thought would get better when we moved to StackExchange, but even though ...
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