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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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2022: 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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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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Can I request a moderator remove comments from my question?

On my most recent question a user in the comments has repeatedly been harassing and trolling me, and though I stopped replying, deleted my own comments back to him, and flagged the comments he posted ...
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Disappointing moderator response to flag

Here is the situation. A user posted two near identical questions within a few hours of each other. I came across the second one first and voted to close as off-topic as it was. I then later found ...
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Why was my flag declined? [closed]

Recently on another meta question an answer contained the following line. Finally, combat is the typical focus of young male writers. Nothing against being young, male and a writer, there is just ...
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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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Support your local sheriff

I have just come off a three month term as moderator of this site. Long story short -- it is far harder than I imagined it would be. If you haven't done it, you have no idea. If your think being ...
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What the heck guys?

So, I'm a member on a number of different sites in this network. Every site has its own community, its own culture, its own take on the various rules to form a unique set of required behaviors and ...
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How to contact moderators

Recently I answered a question which the mods decided to turn into a comment. I believe this was a misunderstanding based on the way I phrased the answer. I posted a follow-up comment in the original ...
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Change in the pro tem mod team

Some folks may have noticed that justkt is no longer a moderator on Writers; she's bowed out as a mod because of lack of time. To replace her, Monica has been asked by the Stack Exchange team to take ...
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Making "Inventing names for Sci-Fi characters" fit

It seems Inventing names for Sci-Fi characters is not up to high standards as requested by Neil Fein. I am bothered of how to invent names for fictional characters in a future-setted Sci-Fi so thay ...
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Are profanity and expletives appropriate on Writers.SE?

When posting on Writers.SE, can I curse like a sailor?
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The Red Ink Initiative

Edit: This meta question has been left here for historical reasons. This was needed at the time, but the mods now much prefer to let the community initiate closures. Over the past year and a half, ...
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Are we short a moderator?

Not to name names, or anything, but the good HedgeMage used to be a mod, and I've suddenly noticed that she isn't. I'm quite fond both of HedgeMage and of having a full complement of moderators. ...
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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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