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My question has been closed even with huge views and upvotes? "1 moderator is no better than 10K users"

My question "https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/40586/i-have-three-fingers-what-is-this" Question link has been closed because of jealousy of upvotes and views. There should be ...
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Congratulations bobble for raising 1000 helpful flags!

If you're an active PSE user, you'll know that bobble is an active moderator (merely without a diamond). Just recently she reached 1000 helpful flags... which is quite a feat given her time on PSE (&...
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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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Is it acceptable to have politically-charged language in an otherwise apolitical puzzle?

Sometimes, creators of questions like to add colour to their puzzle, by adding some attempts to be "edgy" with their language. In most cases, I think we can all agree that its OK to spice up ...
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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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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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Should Elchanan Mossel's dice puzzle be undeleted?

I'm fairly surprised to see that Elchanan Mossel's dice puzzle was deleted. The question seems to be attributed -- this is Elchanan Mossel's puzzle, and that is mentioned in the title itself. This ...
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Why was my answer deleted - is this arrogance from moderators?

When the first gamer comes to the pile for the last time there must be between 1 and 9 Euro in the pile. So the controller is worth between 1 and 9 Euro. deleted by Rand al'Thor, Beastly Gerbil, ...
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My post was deleted for plagiarizing myself

I have a question about my Puzzling Stack Exchange post: Web of Spirits - a puzzle of romance The post in question was deleted for plagiarism. Specifically, as stated in the delete reason, for ...
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My puzzle which have been posted on other forum

I created many puzzles, before I find this site, I posted the puzzle on other forum www.brainden.com/forum. After finding this site, I see this site is more active, with more members, so I posted some ...
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If I flagged a comment as 'Rude or Offensive', and it was marked 'helpful', why is it still there?

The title basically says it all - If I flagged a comment as 'Rude or Offensive', and it was marked 'helpful', why is it still there? The comment contained... eerr... explicit reproductive content. (I'...
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Should comments that attempt to answer the question be removed (redux)?

Right now, we don't remove comments that spoil or attempt to answer the question. This has always struck me as a weird policy, though, given how much people strive not to be spoiled in other places on ...
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Putting on hold - a bit hasty?

I posted a riddle. I'm slower than a sloth [on hold] Within 2 minutes (literally) it was put on hold. I feel it would have been politer to make a comment first rather than putting it on hold. I ...
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Should we delete comments that attempt to answer the question?

A common issue I've seen raised in comments is that a comment attempts to answer the question, and either ruins the puzzle or is annoyingly misleading. They may also simply be noisy or unhelpful. ...
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Deletion of correct answers?

Recently I've noticed a lot of answers which are correct - in some cases, I believe, even accepted - being deleted by the moderators (which means normal users can't vote to undelete them), simply ...
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Getting to business: How can Puzzling make the internet better?

xnor asked me in a comment: Given the recognition that Puzzling is unusual in that challenges are not meant to solve a real-world issue, can you explain the role of being easy to find on Google? ...
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Why do you gain access to moderator tools before marking a question as protected?

4,000 trusted user Expanded editing, deletion and undeletion privileges 3,500 protect questions Mark questions as protected 2,000 access to moderator tools Access reports, delete questions, review ...
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May 2014: Who should our pro tem moderators be?

If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem appointments will begin about two weeks after the site is created. The more guidance we receive, the more informed ...
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