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Should this very old question with many upvotes as well as upvoted answers be closed as “too broad”?

See Strategies to Defeat Memory Editors for Cheating - Desktop Games Fine question, lots of interest, but closed after 8 years as "too broad". Is that the right action? Also, it did get edited ...
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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, ...
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Should we treat questions about assignment in a different way?

I've encountered a couple of questions where there was clear signs that the question was about an assignment of some sort: either there were more that one writing style in the question, the code ...
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What to do with links / imagery with sexual content?

I came across this answer where the first URL links to a pornographic site (In the meantime I have edited out the links in the answer). While these links were (probably) posted in good faith and the ...
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“Trollerators” aka moderators need moderation

Edit: Moderation is overhead and does not directly contribute to the purpose of these sites, which is to answer questions. Suggestion: Instead of simply being, or not being, a moderator, I suggest ...
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Are “advantages/disadvantages” questions on topic?

For example questions like this that ask about if feature/algorithm X has an advantages/disadvantages over feature/algorithm y. Such questions encourage discussions and some of the questions and ...
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Would GDSE benefit from an official “back it up” policy?

Note that the below post is not a proposal for the specific rules to be put in place but just an inquiry with appropriate background information and my feelings on how the site could change from such ...
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Why is there no voting for closing or holding questions?

I've been on StackExchange sites for over a couple years, some sites work, others don't. What concerns me about this site is the amount of "on hold" questions that are closed by only one person. On ...
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Deleted comments in 2013 moderator election

I am concerned about the deletion of at least several comments that have been made on the 2013 Moderator Election nominations page. What is going on here? I had posted a fairly innocuous comment on ...
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Why does my “inform moderator flag” number keep increasing?

Every day I flag some posts... I've only recently started doing that, and I noticed that my flag number 1) resets every day, 2) increases by one for some reason. My best guess would be that each time ...
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Mark a question for wiki ?

I recently asked a question on how to improve upon my existing code. I was recommended, what I was doing was the right way of doing things. I thought of deleting the post since its not valid anymore, ...
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Should we allow “list of X”-questions?

Many questions currently on the site are things like "Give me a list of options for X". There is a decent amount of precedence for these kinds of questions being discouraged on StackExchange sites. ...