24 votes

January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

Edit 2020-01-14: Due to yesterdays firing of two highly competent and popular community managers, I am no longer willing to take on any additional moderator roles within the Stack Exchange network. I ...
  • 11.2k
22 votes
Accepted

Keeping out of censorship, politics, sex, and religion?

Unless we're talking of outright offensive, disrespectful, sexually explicit or propaganda pieces, I see no reason to edit out, rewrite, or otherwise censor any of them for political, sexual or ...
  • 75.7k
14 votes

...And then there was silence... (to our esteemed CMs)

Let me just state that TildalWave was an excellent moderator, one of if not the best that I've had the privilege to work along side on any site on Stack Exchange. I hope he is able to continue to help ...
  • 119k
13 votes

Keeping out of censorship, politics, sex, and religion?

The pronoun one gets awkward for me regularly. Because about 6 of 7 people on SX are men, I have always just said 'he'. But I am a woman, and know of no others here - they are here, but I don't know ...
  • 20.9k
13 votes
Accepted

Why doesn't Space.SE have an icon?

Why doesn't Space.SE use icons yet? A simple explanation is because the site is still in Beta. All Beta SE sites (except the sponsored one, like QuantumComputing.SE and ArtificialIntelligence.SE) ...
  • 109
9 votes
Accepted

May I be forgiven and ask questions for Christmas?

Sorry Muze, but blocking is something that is done automatically by the system. Moderators have no control over it. All they can do is explain how it works and offer guidance as to how to restore your ...
  • 20.9k
7 votes

One person has all the power?

Muze, all Stack Exchange sites have moderators to supplement the community. A moderator has the ability to perform what we informally refer to as an "insta-close", which immediately closes the ...
  • 23.7k
7 votes
Accepted

Why the change in moderators?

For the record, this is the common method for pro-tem moderator announcements. The same thing was done in other sites, see as below: https://scifi.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/373/moderator-pro-...
  • 119k
6 votes

Space.SE moderator resignation

It is possible for users to also participate in communication. We can read and vote accordingly on the comments and answers to the heavily downvoted An Update to our Community and an Apology. ...
  • 148k
6 votes
Accepted

Up voting a user again after the votes were reversed?

Up vote reversal is almost always done automatically, and isn't really in the hands of moderators at all. It can be done by SE staff, but they rarely do it. Using only upvotes isn't a problem, the ...
  • 119k
5 votes
Accepted

More up votes then down votes and still unable to ask new questions?

Muze, actually, the reason you can't ask questions is not because you lack the privilege, but because you have been automatically blocked by the system for asking too many low quality questions. ...
  • 23.7k
4 votes
Accepted

I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

The scoring system is common to all Stackexchange sites, not something users of individual sites can change. The place to discuss the scoring system is https://meta.stackexchange.com/. You can also ...
  • 122k
4 votes
Accepted

Why does it not show when the next time I can ask a question?

See What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? How long do I have to wait before I can post again? What can I do to release the ban? How ...
  • 119k
4 votes
Accepted

Why am I being down voted without a solid answer?

It's really confusing. Can a wireless field control a drone? Sure, but it'd have to be an insanely powerful one. What more do you want? Also, reading the question, it isn't well formed. It's not that ...
  • 119k
4 votes

Are we going to suddenly reverse course and quickly remove 'bad questions, those with no notability', or remain welcoming to young people and noobs?

I see no reason to make any drastic changes to the types of questions allowed on this site. I would be interested in hearing more specific proposals if they are there, but there is really no reason I ...
  • 119k
3 votes

Are we going to suddenly reverse course and quickly remove 'bad questions, those with no notability', or remain welcoming to young people and noobs?

Sometimes it can be painful reading a "bad" or "nuisance" question, or answer, from someone who has little or no knowledge or experience of a subject matter. Particularly if that ...
  • 11.2k
3 votes
Accepted

Where can a person find help in developing a nuclear drive for space travel?

This is not the place to discuss this. Meta is to discuss how we handle space.stackexchange. You are a veeeeery loooong way from being able to study that. So start by the basics in math and physics. ...
  • 12.2k
3 votes
Accepted

How long does a question ban last here in my case?

Per the FAQ: If you're unable to improve your existing questions, you'll get the chance to ask a new one 6 months after your last question. If that question is positively received, you may be able ...
  • 119k
3 votes

I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

"Why can't up grades be made to this system for one user to block another if they are bored and/or annoyed by the questioner thus allowing lower lever users to answer it for them? Is it software ...
3 votes

2018: a year in moderation

Thanks to the moderators for all their work. I had no idea they could destroy users, I will be much more careful in future.
2 votes
Accepted

Was annotating and deleting a answer at the same time intended?

It was an oversight on my part. I realized that I had neglected to add the post notice earlier when I went back to remove all posts without sources.
  • 23.7k
1 vote

Are these two similar questions ripe for merging?

It seems to me that the consensus is that the older one is better, but we'll see how this answer gets voted. I think your question should be closed as a duplicate of the older one and no merge should ...
  • 23.7k
1 vote

January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

While my activity here is modest, if it becomes a situation of "We need a moderator or we will be shut down for lack of people to handle flags, etc" ping me. I will run in the interim if needed to ...
  • 271

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible