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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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What's wrong with this question that was edited to include research?

The question, uhh... in question: If you only ate fruits, vegetables or smoothies would you be able to skip drinking water? You can follow along by looking at its timeline. Some parts may only be ...
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Is this not considered evidence of effort?

I have to say I was completely taken aback by an exchange with a moderator: How does pressure travel through the cochlea exactly? "I downvoted because I see no evidence you tried to understand ...
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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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Downvoting and recommending closure

Is it ethical to downvote a question and recommend closing it simultaneously? The reasons for downvoting a question are stated as "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear ...
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Communication with moderators over posts needing citations

Yesterday an answer I posted to a question was flagged with the following notice: Want to improve this post? Add citations from reputable sources by editing the post. Posts with unsourced content ...
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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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Do we want to experiment with changing the close/reopen vote threshold?

Would we rather have a close/reopen vote threshold lower than 5? Recently, Stack Overflow experimented with and decided to change the threshold for close/reopen votes from 5 to 3. They found an ...
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Why require at least 6 characters when improving answer?

I saw an answer to a question on this site, which I found difficult to read, due to the author not having split the text in to proper sections. So I simply added the paragraphs, where it made sense. ...
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New moderators, please be more reserved with your close hammer

As both of the new moderators indicated in their election Q&A, voting to close questions is the responsibility of the community, provided community members with sufficient reputation are actively ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I have a question about my Biology Stack Exchange post: What's the current conclusion about humans being omnivores vs herbivores? Why was my answer deleted by the moderator ''Chris''? it didn't ...
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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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Biology.SE's place now Bioinformatics.SE is in beta

Now Bioinformatics.SE has made it to beta, I'm wondering if the community/mods think that the remit of Bio.SE should change? (lets assume for the sake of argument, that Bioinformatics will persist ...
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Why was my reasonable comment deleted?

In the Gerardo Furtado answer to Why does it hurt the next day after doing significant exercise?, I had a comment asking about whether the mechanism described had sound scientific basis. This comment ...
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Is there a list of generic help comments?

Is there a list of generic comments available to users with higher rep to use in instances of reviewing and general site moderation? I've seen some users re-use the same moderation comments (e.g., ...
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What is the consensus on Questions that result in Primarily Opinion-Based Answers?

Today we had a question that unleashed a torrent of opinion-based answers. If evolution is not about increased complexity, why does so much complexity evolve? While a few of them were factually ...
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How do i fully delete my Biology Stack-exchange account?

I want to delete my account, is that possible?
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What is a "post notice" or "notice on answer"?

A message appeared in my Inbox informing me that . . . a notice had been attached to one of my accepted answers. The notice seems to me a comment from a moderator, but as far as I can tell the author ...
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May be time for a flag to Cognitive Sciences SE

I have been seeing a number of questions come up that are more neuroscience related and are likely more appropriate for Cognitive Sciences SE. I realize that this has come up before in this Biology ...
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What will happen to our pro term moderators after the upcoming election?

Will the pro term (beta) ♦ moderators stay on as full moderators after the election? If not, are they permitted to run again?
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Is there any moderator guideline?

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. ...
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Who should the moderators be?

High time to obtain some pro tem mods. [In short, soon 4 users will be made temporary moderators. After site graduation (or earlier in case of heavy moderation problems), pro tem mods will become ...
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