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Do Mods get Rep for Deleting Downvoted Answers?

No. Moderators get no reputation bonus for their actions in any way. The only way moderators get rep is the same ways that normal users get rep, by getting upvotes on questions and answers, deleting ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

I'm the moderator who did it. It feels like the fair, and best course of action would be to treat these answers as I would any other answer from a user who I feel is inexperienced of the ways of the ...
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A reply I made on my own post got deleted?

Well - from what I see on super user, which has its own meta - meta.superuser.com, you've posted multiple answers from multiple accounts instead of commenting (you can always comment on posts from the ...
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A strange case of a deleted answer

Just a few observations about the answer. The first link is labeled wrong. The link goes to Data Lifeguard Diagnostics but it's labeled Universal Firmware Updater. In the question, the OP lists ...
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Have I been penalized for an answer 1 moderator didn't like?

Based on your description, I'm guessing the answer that was deleted was this one, currently very similar to this existing one. Note, though, that at the time the post was deleted, it looked like this. ...
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

"With great power comes great responsibility." That applies to the moderators, but it also applies to you. As the user with the highest rep on the site, that makes your posts somewhat of an implied ...
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Why did my answer get deleted?

My guesses (I didn't delete it): The Superuser link you posted had already been posted by another answer (duplicating information) The answer couldn't stand on its own. When having links in answers, ...
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My answer keeps getting suggested edits from spambots

Spammers work in mysterious ways - I guess your answer has certain keywords their bots love and it keeps attempting to edit. Frustratingly enough - there's not much to do - just let our lovely ...
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

The original version of the answer counts as a non-answer, given: There is extensive help to be found on the Web for writing AutoHotkey scripts, but I can also give hints if you wish. Which, in ...
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Have I been penalized for an answer 1 moderator didn't like?

TL;DR version: No, you have not been penalised at all, you just haven't earned any reputation on this site to allow you to comment. Bens answer does a good job of explaining why your answer was ...
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Why is an answer deleted without an explanation

The answer was flagged by a community user and a moderator (me) deleted it as it was little more than a comment of "yes it should". We prefer answers to provide context and per How do I ...
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Do Mods get Rep for Deleting Downvoted Answers?

To add to @Mokubai's answer - it's not only mods who don't get rep for this. High rep users can also cast delete votes (through the VLQ review queue at 2K reputation and directly at 20K), and do not ...
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A strange case of a deleted answer

Detailing would be... charitable. 2 screenshots, 2 blocks of copied links and some blurbs copied right off the website of the tools do not an answer make. You might want to consider reading this ...
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

When the answer was deleted, it looked like this. (Screenshot for <10K users.) I now address this comment: (1) You have not answered the question of whether deleting my answer in this context ...
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Why did my answer get deleted?

In my albeit limited experience I have never had a CMOS pull NOT reset the Bios PWD. The following answer is from another user from 2013 who has the same device NP300E5X-T02AE as the author of the ...
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Questionably bad answer used for audit

I'd also consider undeleting it. I disagree with this part. I've uses strikeout to indicate ink is 404 for example Instead, you could try the packages from here It links to a repository from which a ...
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Find out why an answer was deleted

What is the best way to find out why an answer is deleted, without raising 2 flags? If you have enough reputation, you can politely ask a moderator, in the Ask a Super User Moderator chatroom their ...
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Have answers been removed from this question?

There was only one other answer, and it was deleted by the community from the review queue. There is/was no third answer. Perhaps you are thinking of a comment. There is indeed a comment posted by the ...
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What sort of content does SuperUser want? What is a "useful" contribution?

I hope you’re serious about wanting guidance. The question is about a resync that the OP predicts will take 11 hours.  The OP asks “Can I safely shut down my computer and will it continue the process ...
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