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David♦ Moderator resignation

Thank you for your meticulous tag management. Thank you for your tireless review queue sweeps. Thank you for your steadfast flag handling. You poured so much energy into keeping the cogs of this ...
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A goodbye to the community - iKlsR Moderator Resignation

Wow. From someone who was there when the site was just starting to walk (admittedly I arrived at bit late, 587 users after you), I can personally attest that its impossible to overstate the effort ...
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Duplicate answer vs duplicate question

This happens from time to time, If the questions are really different but the answers the same, suggest not to close as duplicate because. This may change over time (as Blender changes, the answer ...
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What to do with really short answers?

I would say the best thing to do is a DV. By all means leave a comment asking them to expand on their answer; but low quality content should be DVed (that is how the sorting process works to always ...
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Blender won't let me ask questions.

Your auto question ban has nothing to do with you writing a "bad word" in a comment. (Although you really shouldn't do that.) It is because your questions have all been what SE calls "not well ...
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Approve/reject edits on scripts

Leave it up to the author Most of the suggested code edits are actually quite useful. However, programming is all about detail, so even if the suggested edit is an improvement to some extent or the ...
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A goodbye to the community - iKlsR Moderator Resignation

Knowing this was coming (us mods talked about all this) did not make reading your goodbye any easier. To quote you "SAD. Bigly disappointed". The only consolation here is that I will no longer need ...
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Excess Moderators

There are 490 moderator across all the SE sites. (so you are bound to see a diamond or two.) Yet only the three BSE mods (gandalf3, iKlsR, and me) and SE employees will have diamonds attached to our ...
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What do you look for in a moderator?

Committed I would want all moderators to spend time on the site regularly, and actively participating in site activities, answering, moderating, reviewing and mentoring above and beyond the norm. This ...
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Custom Off Topic Close messages 2021 Edition

I'd suggest something more encompassing and informative including links that can be used as close message for more cases. A more generic close text that covers more situations can make the life of ...
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When should we be asking question askers for blend files?

When should we be asking question askers for blend files? Sparingly, only when necessary. I very much agree with the question, and have had and stated this position for years. To quote from this ...
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What do you look for in a moderator?

Activity If a user is not active, he can not fulfill his duties as a moderator. Helpful Flags A user should be able to identify when a post is bad. Having lots of disputed flags would be a good ...
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What do you look for in a moderator?

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/moderator A moderators job is to help keep the site civil and dignified. A moderators job is not "teacher" of the site's content. The moderator is a teacher of the ...
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Why is this answer considered a proper answer without solving the question, even partially?

Well, let's look at what it means when you flag an answer as Not an Answer. The flagging dialogue reads: not an answer This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It ...
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Moderator Campaign 2020

Cue the drums... Today I'm announcing my candidacy for a moderator of Blender Stack Exchange (With Suzanne the Monkey as my running mate) That's right We all benefit from this site, it'd be nice to ...
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Why is this answer considered a proper answer without solving the question, even partially?

For the record I did not vote on any of the posts in question - your question, or dr. Sybren's answer. (I did however UV your meta question here). An admin did not handle your flag, because we are ...
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What do you look for in a moderator?

Role Model - Always Moderators set the tone and expectation for a community. A moderator who is rude, incomprehensible, unruly or unintelligent can lower expectations and confuse new users. This ...
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What do you look for in a moderator?

My requirements for moderators are very simple. Moderators aren't leaders, they are protectors of community agreed scope, sanity and netiquette. In their choices they should be an example of the ...
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What to do with really short answers?

I like Samoth's idea of posting a better answer, with or without a downvote of a correct, but not very detailed one. However, to me two other bits of information should be taken to account: who'd ...
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This question already exists

I understand you want to get this sorted and you're probably frustrated with this process. The message you are seeing on your question is slightly misleading and I understand why you asked the ...
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How do I thank the moderators for being so responsive to raised flags?

From the comments by Duarte Farrajota Ramos: paraphrased: StackExchange appears to provide no formal mechanism because it is expected as part of moderation duty. A good way to show gratitude could be ...
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What to do with really short answers?

I would really encourage not to DV short answers. Commenting about elaboration is good. But if it technically answers the question (what you included), then it is a good answer. There are so many "...
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Tag Synonyms with no users

Synonyms exist so that commonly used words which are incorrect can be remapped to the correct tag that should be used. Generally, our agreed upon policy is if the tag falls under a broader one, merge/...
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