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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 they agree with), and that's fine. One of the recurring tasks for moderators is the need to clean up a huge chaotic discussion and leave behind a single ...


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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. I've copied the below from an excellent meta.stackexchange answer. When should I use this flag? Use this flag when an answer is being used to: Ask a new ...


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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 binding, it also requires at least some agreement with others. If nobody is voting to close the question, you can write the comment manually to hint to others to ...


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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, but have been known to learn new tricks. I haven't been as active over the last few months, but I'm here now. What do I do around here? Primarily respond to ...


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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)? Does being a moderator change your action in any way on these questions compared to not?


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