10 votes

Moderator wipes out comments (except for his)

tl;dr It's okay for moderators to wipe away comments and leave a conclusion (which they provide) and defer further discussion to meta. Often this will include comments they disagree with (and ones ...
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7 votes

When should I use the "Not an Answer" flag?

The flag is titled, "Not an Answer", it isn't "Not THE Answer" which is the primary issue I've seen. Poor answers should be downvoted, perhaps commented. Flags aren't necessary. ...
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7 votes
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Can a gold badge holder nominate/vote to close a question as a duplicate?

No, once you have this power you cannot choose not to use it. Often, if I'm not entirely sure, I'll wait for two or three other people to vote before voting myself. That way, even though my vote is ...
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7 votes

Moderator wipes out comments (except for his)

I'm the moderator in question. You can use my name, it's totally OK! It sounds like you disagree with my style of moderation. That's cool too. I've been pretty consistent over the last four years, ...
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1 vote

2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

How will you handle questions that are borderline off-topic or otherwise low quality, and can't be trivially saved by an edit, but might be considered acceptable by a reasonable person (just not you)? ...
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