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Questions about current moderation policy and support about the way moderation works

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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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Are "explain the technology to me" questions on-topic?

The FAQ says (bold is mine): You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. However, there are many questions where the user basically asks us to ...
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Inconsistent Mod response to migrating Excel questions between Stack OverFlow & Super User [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should questions be moved to AskDifferent/AskUbuntu/…? When Excel questions at Super User are clearly vba or vbscript related I then will flag them as belonging to ...
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Was this flag declined correctly?

I flagged this post as Very Low Quality. The flag was declined. Was this flag declined correctly? UPDATE: I changed the flag based on the helpful feedback by moderator Mokubai. In the interest of ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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Questions about bypassing or circumventing network security

I have seen a number of questions on how to bypass network security. I was wondering if superuser (or stackexchange) had a policy or stock answer about this? As a regular kind of user, I can ...
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Why was my popular question about spaces in filenames closed?

My popular question below was recently closed as "not constructive" and I'd like to know why. As a Stack Exchange moderator myself, I'm puzzled. Here's the question: If spaces in filenames are ...
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How to deal with an incompetent moderator

Asked this question: https://superuser.com/questions/1565766/difference-between-a-serial-and-a-usb-port a few days back and it got closed because "Closed. This question needs details or clarity. ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I have been suspended last week. No reason or previous warning was given, but presumably it was because of my activity on Tetsujin's answer to "What to do when my Mac is frozen?". Since it ...
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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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Please allow me to ask questions again, after a year of being blocked

I added a bounty to a question, lost 50 reputation points and found out I was no longer able to add comments under the question I placed a bounty on. Because of that I was not able to reply in ...
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Troggy's beefy arm of moderation needs a break

The smell of smoldering thatched roof cottages lingers in the distance. A ♦ seems to be newly absent from those old dragon scales. As part of the 2014 SuperUser moderator election coming to a close, ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://superuser.com/questions/284021/remove-documents-from-main-library-on-kindle I think this is a legitimate question about a piece of software (the Kindle's OS) which was abruptly closed by a ...
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

I am asking this question because of a recent encounter with a moderator on this post. A moderator asked me to add an example to my answer, and when I didn't, he just deleted my answer. Some extra ...
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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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Legal basis for restriction of discussions?

A recent discussion of policy here left me wondering about the legal reasoning behind it. On any computer-related forum, there will sometimes be questions related to usage that may violate the EULA. ...
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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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When I flag a post, where does it get sent?

I'm a little confused as to what happens to a post when I flag it. Recently I flagged a question as "low quality". It was declined, and the reason that was given was that "flags should only be used to ...
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Why do questions get closed?

I'm having a hard time understanding the reasoning behind closing questions. Not that I think questions shouldn't be closed, but I do not understand the reasoning and/or thought processes behind ...
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Complain or message to a mod at Super User

A moderator closed my question for being subjective, when I think is was not. About the differences between doc and HTML. Does he get reputation points for closing questions? I find it extremely ...
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Too many edits issue. Post-ban support

Scenario I was banned the past year in 2014. I have a post-ban in which I can't ask any question in superuser.com. Here are two discussions about my problem: Am I a victim of any sort of ...
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What to do about torrents?

With, what appears to me, an outbreak of questions regarding torrents, torrent downloads, and torrent download optimization I am wondering what we should do with these sort of questions. Most torrent ...
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Trying to understand why attempting to get recommendations on software products is off-topic

I have a question here: https://superuser.com/questions/313573/recommended-time-attendance-time-clock-systems. It was closed and marked as off topic, but isn't the point of this Q&A to discuss ...
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