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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 would run if and only if nobody better placed does (and of course only if the community would welcome me). My activity on Space Exploration has been moderate, ...


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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 religious reasons. We're not in the 16th century any more. I hope. Otherwise, by the power of the great Cthulhu, God save us all! TL;DR - Edit to improve ...


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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 this community grow without the weight of a moderator. Thanks for all of your hard work!


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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 who they are. It is important to me to encourage women to show their interest in fields where we have not traditionally participated. Saying 'they' to remain ...


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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) will have the generic beta theme, including favicon with an SE-bubble with either letter or symbol inside it. The more complex detail is... since Design-...


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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 privileges. Just work away at doing the little things that will give you full access again, and try to think of it as a learning process.


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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 question with only one close vote. The community has the ability to override this if they desire by voting to reopen. Many of our users may simply not have the time to ...


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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-tem-announcement https://graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/94/moderator-pro-tem-announcement As to why the change was made, it was stated in ...


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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 thing that is looked out for is people who upvote only a particular user, or maybe 1-2 users, as they often are just trying to increase someone's reputation. I don'...


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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. update: @Machavity's comment is high importance so I'll echo it in this post: Apology 2.0 seems to have finally learned the lessons V1 did not but let's wait to ...


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As user #12, I'd like to encourage the entire mod team. I'm almost 10k on Meta, that place where moderator actions are either upheld or torn into thousands of pieces, and thus have a somewhat critical eye for these things. I could point to maybe one instance of a question being prematurely closed. That's all I can think about. A discussion in chat with my ...


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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 it has physics involved, it's that the question is poorly worded, and doesn't flow. Try editing it, and we can see about re-opening it. But as it stands now, ...


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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. Please read this post for more information and how to possibly lift the auto ban.


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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 can I reactivate my account? Automatic bans never expire or "time out." This means that you cannot simply wait for a certain amount of time. If you do ...


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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 find answers to your questions about the rules there. A user can vote on each question or answer only once.


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One thing: How could we moderators improve? Not 'us'. All joking aside, you have done a great job, and I suspect that any controversy stems out of the fact that this site is doing so well. The more a community grows, the more moderators become "the man" keeping everyone down. Some won't see it this way, but some will--especially those who haven't ...


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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 to continue asking questions; if not, then the ban will be reinstated. Aside from that, I can only promise you I'll take a look at your improved questions and ...


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"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 design or software limitation?" I am not a Stack Exchange developer, but as a former software developer, in my opinion, there is no reason to change the site in the ...


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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. http://khanacademy.org can help, or other mooc.


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You're doing great! You may wish to try to push the community a bit more into taking matters into their own hands via meta consensus, but this is already happening to an appreciable degree. The more power the community has, the better the moderator-community system works — this system is designed to be community moderated, with mods handling ...


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


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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.


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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 occur. This will leave the Q&A at both places intact, and it will guide anyone who finds your question first to the other question for additional answers. ...


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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 keep the site going. I am a moderator on three other sites (fitness, martial arts and med sci), so I am familiar with the moderation process.


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