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Not a complete answer but to touch on some of your points: More spam than they prevent: Many of the Commoderators spend 10 seconds moderating/closing a question that could be edited and answered within 60. It's not someone else's job; supposedly, we are all "the community". Why, then, are "they" allowed to act so far above it all? Click "edit", ...


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Personally & as a teacher, I think it we should adopt the SO stance on homework. There's nothing unique to game development that warrants altering their protocol. Here's my summary of the SO community wiki answer, paraphrased in places to fit this site: Guiding principles: It is okay to ask about homework - GDSE exists share knowledge and this includes ...


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For what it's worth, I'd have voted to close that question too, for the same reason, if the mods hadn't gotten to it first. The question is completely opinion-based, asking for people's opinions about how long particular game actions should take. It's the equivalent of asking us "how long should my piece of string be?" There are no objective answers to ...


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The sock puppets have been flag spamming. There isn't an interface for mods to restore comments as far as I can see. On the election page there isn't even a mechanism to see deleted comments directly, I have to go through the users history to see them (which presupposes that I know who posted them in the first place). I also don't think the mod tools have ...


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It only takes one vote from a moderator to put questions on hold. It's not closed yet, it's on hold giving you an opportunity to adjust the question to be on topic. When questions are clearly off topic, moderators often decide to put the question on hold before it progresses too far into getting answers. Otherwise, a question will be answered, then those ...


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Also, it did get edited recently, yet the editor fails to even correct a dead link where the OP posts a link to their discovered answer. Fortunately, you were there to save the day! Jokes aside, edits are meant to improve a post; although "Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged", they're not forbidden. It often happens that someone edits a post for something ...


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Is it appropriate to post imagery of sexual content if the question could call for it? No, it is even less appropriate than posting links since everyone that sees the question / answer will instantly be greeted with imagery that may or may not be offensive to them. Such images should be completely removed and any question that relies on them should be re-...


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Is it appropriate to link to pornographic sites such as the one mentioned above? Yes. It is appropriate to post links to pornographic sites as long as they are relevant and they are clearly advertised as having sexual content (such as the answer linked in the question). Clicking links are voluntary and they do not hurt or offend anyone that decides not to ...


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A strict "back it up" policy is hard on new users who end up running into the 2 link limit for <10 rep users on their first question or answer. On Skeptics Stack Exchange, where much of the value of an answer is in the sources it cites, it became nearly impossible for new users to contribute useful answers at all because a lot of questions need to cite ...


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I'll try to address your other concern: Fine question, lots of interest, but closed after 8 years as "too broad". Is that the right action? and I think the moderator opinion means very little given the votes. It’s what the customer buys sometimes, not what you want to sell. We have many fine, interesting and useful questions on the site. This is ...


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