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Helly Everyone!

I'm quite new to this site and StackExchange in general. I try to actively participate in the moderator activity of the site to make it better. I try to keep my votes, editing etc. consistent and try to learn from other people's example. I'd like to ask if there is /are any guideline(s) other than the short info on each privilege. Thank you!

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  • $\begingroup$ Reading questions and answers here in meta is useful to get a feel for a particular site. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Mar 24 '15 at 9:55
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    $\begingroup$ When you use the word moderator, are you speaking of site mods? Or your moderation privileges? I ask because from the wording of your post, it sounds like you are speaking of your moderation actions not a site moderator. $\endgroup$ – dustin Apr 1 '15 at 2:14
  • $\begingroup$ MattDMo's answer is great! However, IMHO, if you really want to understand how things work in SE, I would suggest wandering through meta.SE to find more posts regarding general questions about StackExchange. Just right now I can think of these two: blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/01/stack-overflow-where-we-hate-fun and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/202168/… (This one is really, really nice.) $\endgroup$ – M.A.R. Apr 7 '15 at 14:21
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Jeff Atwood (one of the founders of Stack Exchange) wrote this blog entry back in 2009 entitled A Theory of Moderation that kind of serves as a basis for all SE sites. For more info, browse around on the Stack Exchange Meta site, and especially check out the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, which includes a lot of information that has been condensed into the Help Center, but also many more tidbits, suggestions, no-no's, and discussions. Do all that, and you'll have a much better idea of How Things Work™. If only all new visitors read all that...

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! I'm trying to read and learn as much as possible (mostly by observing others). I'll do my best to catch up. Thanks again for the sources. $\endgroup$ – Nandor Poka Mar 23 '15 at 22:14

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