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Am I, as a comment flagger, a waster of the moderators' time?

Preamble I am a novice SE user, a toddler. In this post I want to criticize some moderator actions, which seems risky and futile, regarding unwritten policies on the meta; however, just for the record,...
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Recently proposed problems in mathematical journals are subject to contest problem policy?

I'm wondering what was the reason for the moderator Asaf Karagila deleted this question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4088822 I know the question is a problem in the last AMM issue for the ...
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Why my question was closed as “Not suitable for this site”

This question Is an ideal finitely generated if its radical is finitely generated? on commutative algebra was down-voted, "Removed from Network Questions" (not sure what it even means) and ...
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What is the Solution to CAREFUL Serial Down-voting? [closed]

I came to know that there is a script to detect serial down-voting but as it is the case always for any script, there is a set-threshold, and if a careful person somehow figures that out (for example, ...
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Is there a way to communicate with the moderators about concerns other than ONE PARTICULAR posting?

Is there some way to communicate with the moderators of math.stackexchange.com when it's not about some particular posting, but rather about their policies and their behavior that persist over a ...
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Positions of a moderator

On several occasions I wanted to include this question. For example, do the moderators of this site they are all active always 24 hours on 24? Are the roles of moderators different between them (...
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2020 Election Results: Congratulations to our new moderator!

The 2020 elections are over. By analyzing the OpaSTV file with the voting data, I'd like to welcome to the moderators' team the winner of the 2020 moderator elections, who is: You can see the results ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Private information known to moderators

With the up-coming moderator election, I was wondering what sort of knowledge a moderator can obtain. Obviously we should aim to vote in a respectable and honest person, but in the event that we get a ...
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My username is forced to change because it is close to that of a well-known user

I received suddenly an email from the Moderation Team: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/798202/user798202 We reset ...
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Feature or Bug Request

Can we flag questions to be edited by users who understand the math level that the question was asked? Like if a question was asked in real analysis and they know the language, and syntax of the ...
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How to Better the Queue?

I have a question and maybe this for the moderators as well. How does one know that one is doing a good job when doing the Queue about Posts like Edits, and Low-Quality Posts and so on. My thoughts ...
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Need moderation

Does anyone knows how can I contact privately a moderator ? Many of my answers have been deleted for no reason. Even upvoted and accepted answers. Always by the same three members. I have flagged as ...
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Under what criteria should we remove questions from the HNQ list?

Since the Hot Network Questions list was revamped 6 months ago, moderators have had the power to remove questions from the list. As Catija, the community manager for the SE network says, I ...
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Why are the user suspension criteria applied for unfair comments on the main site currently not applied for unfair use of public chat rooms?

After my first 7 days suspension on April 2018, I raised HERE some questions related to the proper use of chat rooms to avoid defamatory actions clearly not compatible with the fair harmony of the ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Resigning from moderator duties

Sorry. At the moment I cannot handle the duties of a diamond bearer with the patience it requires. This job forces one to encounter all the worst the site has to offer. My approach to the job (and ...
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Moderator powers prior to moderator status

I cast an undelete vote for this question but was auto-informed that the question could not be undeleted, since it was deleted by a moderator. Looking at the folks who deleted it, I did notice quid on ...
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How to get moderators' attention to an issue with some chat messages?

It is possible to flag a message in chat. However, chat flags are handled by users in chat, not by moderators. But occasionally there might be issues with some chat messages in rooms associated with ...
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How to deal with defamations perpetrated through public chat rooms?

I must premise that the present OP, albeit motivated by a personal experience on Mathematical Stack Exchange, aims to solicit an open discussion about an important general issue concerning the common ...
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Can (why if not) moderators accept answers?

I am relatively new to the MSE community. I wanted to know that if a person asks a question and then doesn't care to accept any particular answer, can a moderator accept an appropriate answer? This ...
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What exactly are the moderator privileges? Can they edit comments after 5 mins?

I recently passed the 10k reputation milestone to be granted moderator privileges. I'm enjoying reading deleted questions. But I'm curious what exactly else are my new moderator privileges? I saw the ...
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“Community” added swear word to answer 4 years after the answer was typed

In Brian M. Scott's answer to this question: Determine whether the relation $\ge$ is reflexive, symmetric, antisymmetric, transitive, and/or a partial order. it seems as if the user "Community" edited ...
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How to get my answer accepted.

The question Let $ \ n_1 , \ n_2 , \ n_3 , \ ............., \ n_k \ $ be positive numbers. was posted a week ago. I answered it on the same day, i.e., a week ago. There are no other answers. There is ...
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2017 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

The 2017 elections are over. By analyzing the OpaSTV file with the voting data, the result of the 2017 moderator elections are as follows (with no particular order): In the name of all the users on ...
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Which actions by moderators cannot be reversed by community?

There are some actions where a vote from moderator has immediate effect (i.e., there is no need for votes from other users). This is the case for closing and reopening posts. However, in these cases ...
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Why is RON not an option in the moderator election? And should it be?

This is in no way a statement against the excellent candidates for this moderator election. In many elections of this kind, there is a tacit "3rd option", to vote that none of the candidates is ...
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What are the reasons for organizing the October 2017 moderator election?

@arjafi has detailed some reasons that require the organization of elections in SE communities. What conditions have been met that triggered the organization of this election? Is is that some current ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2017 Moderator Election: Nominating another user to consider running for a moderation slot.

I'm sort of modeling this post after Aaron Maroja's 2014 meta post posted prior to the last moderator election, held in 2014. (So his post inspired this post.) I think that some of the best leaders, ...
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Have there been no moderator elections since December 2014?

Have there been no moderator elections since December 2014? Are moderators elected to serve for some specified period of time? The tag wiki for the election tag says Moderator elections are held ...
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Possibility of deleting very poorly thought-through question

A while ago, I asked a very poorly thought-out question. I was very far from erudite in what I was trying to express, and consequently, I would very much like to delete the question from the site, ...
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Financial donations by StackExchange - how do the moderators fit in?

I have just read that at every end of a year, the moderators of all the communities under the StackExchange umbrella decide on some donations to various organizations of public international interest (...
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This user is spamming completely irrelevant content in an answer.

https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1932303/272831 https://math.stackexchange.com/users/370219/bas-das This user is posting random content from youtube videos that have nothing to do with math. I ...
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Useless crankpot answers

Recently I raised a flag on an answer: Clearly this user is a crankpot; just see the deleted answers by him and the currently accepted answer also by him, and the comments he made saying that this ...
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Should inactive users remain as moderators?

First, take it easy guys! There is nothing personal in my question. I've asked this to Alex Gruber directly few months ago, and he told me that his lack of activity on M.SE is due to research and ...
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Why does meta have two additional moderators?

I just noticed that there is a difference between main and meta moderators list. Why is that? Visual aids:
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Appropriate use of moderator power with respect to question closure

Last night, I asked a question, a question I knew was on the borderline of acceptable on Math.SE, but I decided to hazard it anyway and make it as appropriate as I could. I flagged the post as ...
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Is voting encouraged in elections?

Is it encouraged that all users must vote for a moderator, like in a democracy? The only time I ever voted was on this site, a few months back. I had no idea about any of the users, so I just voted ...
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What to do if I disagree with a moderator decision?

I have a problem with an insulting comment on a post which I flagged two times as offensive and not constructive, but the moderators did not delete it. What is the next level where I can report my ...
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Unilaterally closing a question that is not even 10 minutes old

This question was asked and closed in only $7$ minutes thanks to the unilateral action of a moderator. I find that to be fairly egregious. No comment given despite my asking for a reason either. If ...
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When a moderator closes a question, do they consult with the other moderators first?

Shortly after π-day 2015 was first posted, it was closed by Daniel Fischer, a moderator, as “too broad”. Normally five users’ votes are required to close a question, but when a moderator votes to ...
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What are appropriate ways to contact moderators in different occasions? Flag, Comment, Chat, Email?

There are several ways to contact moderators when it is needed. Flagging a post or comment for their attention. Pinging them by a @moderator comment beneath the post. Going to moderators' chat room ...
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Why was this on-topic question unilaterally closed and migrated by a moderator?

This question on context-free and regular grammars was unilaterally closed as off-topic and migrated to cs.stackexchange.com by one of the moderators; I should like to know why. We have a long history ...
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What is needed to have the right to close a question (as a duplicate) with a single vote?

I've noticed that some questions are closed by a single vote. What's needed to give an user such a privilege?
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Moderators not having a uniform response to flags about potentially graded assignments when the photcopy has the point values next to the problems

I flagged this question since next to each problem there is a point value assigned which is indicative of it being a grader assignment. I was greeted with the following response and flag rejection: ...
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Should we have “messages for moderators” chatroom?

When, for some reason, I want contact a moderator I have several possibilities: I can flag some post. I can bring up the particular issue on meta. I can ping one of the mods by leaving a comment on ...
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Do moderators see previous flags on a post?

Earlier today I flagged a post, and I was torn between a borderline spam flag and a VLQ flag (or NAA maybe). I decided to flag with a free-form text, and say that I'm torn between these options, ...
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Can moderators surpass the daily limit of 20 reviews?

I'm just curious about this. Can a moderator surpass the daily limit of 20 reviews?
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How can I see which moderator accepted/declined my flags?

How can I see which moderator accepted/declined my flags? I doubt this is possible now, but I wanted to ask. If not possible, then what's the reason for keeping this secret? In the end, how could we ...