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Could / Should we hold informal moderator elections?

Even if unprecended I think it could be a good idea. Personally I would like to see 3 moderators who are active and who want to do the job. We are a different community to when we came out of beta. ...
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Unnecessary post locking

I believe Andrei locked the post because it seemed likely to spark an extended conflict in the comments. His instinct was correct, although I don't think the pre-emptive lock was the right way to deal ...
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Who should our (new) pro-tem moderators be?

Could I put myself forward please. I've found myself really wanting the site to be a great resource for Buddhism and also a welcoming place for new and old. I'd like to help maintain and support it ...
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6 votes

Moderation policies for Questions

This policy has two parts: A long list of various reasons for which a question isn't moderated A short list of other reasons for which a question should be moderated. These kinds of question do not ...
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Is there a moderation-guideline to be derived from our experience with these questions?

Two questions that initially caused great alarm among moderators and others are now I don't see evidence (even when I look for deleted comments) that either of those two caused "initially caused ...
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Who should our (new) pro-tem moderators be?

I'm nominating myself as probably the only original moderator still kicking around. I'm somewhat ambivalent about the idea, but it seems reasonable that having at least one of the original moderators ...
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For what reason is this question on hold: "Was the Buddha a rationalist?"

For what reason is this question on hold? As I said at the time, I decided you were arguing rather than asking a question. You also previously posted this comment: @yuttadhammo -- Guilty as ...
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Moderators Promoting One's Own Ego / Agenda than the Benefit of the Site at Large

I find what you are doing to the site troublesome. I think I do very little to the site. Most of my activity (including editing other people's posts) is as a user, not as a moderator. Users (the ...
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Should/could we have four moderators?

Abby asked the current moderators about this and both Andrei and I felt that three was enough. It's better to have an odd number for tie breaking, and I don't think that moderation is that difficult ...
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Who should our (new) pro-tem moderators be?

I nominate Robin111: People think that she's really nice when she writes to them: which is all-important She writes rules clearly and carefully She's sensitive to the difficulties of editing other ...
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Moderating answers which don't answer the question?

Regarding the answer given here, even though the question appears to limit answerers to materialists, it should be fine to answer any question in the site from a Buddhist perspective with information ...
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Who should our (new) pro-tem moderators be?

I ask Andrei to continue if he's available: Knows Buddhism.SE since Area51 Experienced as a moderator both on and off StackExchange: I've been moderating Google+ Zen Buddhism community for more ...
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Could / Should we hold informal moderator elections?

Thanks, Abby for your answer. Personally, I'm thinking I would like to step down and only stand for "re-election" if there were not enough qualified candidates. Hrafan is MIA since March 1st, but ...
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Could / Should we hold informal moderator elections?

An informal election like this would be highly unusual and probably unprecedented, but likely not disallowed. We can't run an official election (like Stack Overflow's) on a beta site like Buddhism, ...
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Where have our moderators gone?

We can help, by checking the review queue etc. I personally miss them more for their answers (but I'm also grateful that they answered so many questions so well, in the past). Maybe there's not too ...
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how do you report someone abusing power on this site?

I assume you are talking about me closing your question, Why might having a pet be inappropriate for an Upasika visiting a monastery? as "primarily opinion-based", and then closing its exact duplicate ...
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How do you report moderator abuse?

Reporting abuse To answer your question, What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused his/her privileges? describes how to report it. Personally I've never tried to "report abuse". ...
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How do you report moderator abuse?

I would say, bring up an actual case here on meta, and let community and other moderators take a look. If discussion confirms there is something to be corrected, the other moderators should ask the ...
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Should/could we have four moderators?

I think 4+ moderators will work especially if they are chosen to balance out the lineages / schools also. 5 or 6 may work even better.
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May people criticize other schools of Buddhism?

I have three suggestions. 'I' messages Some people (relationship counsellors) recommend using so-called "I-messages" for conflict resolution: when there's potential conflict, talk about "I" instead ...
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Who should our (new) pro-tem moderators be?

I nominate Thiago: High reputation (in the top 12) on the main site Active with questions and answers on meta (so, interested in how this site is run) Clearly knowledgeable about Buddhism Patient and ...
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Moderating answers which don't answer the question?

I've fallen foul of this as well. I deleted this zen type answer because it looked like nonsense to me. Apparently not - it is a legitimate form of answer so I reversed my delete. If I can try to ...
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For what reason is this question on hold: "Was the Buddha a rationalist?"

I think Krishnaraj Rao should be temporarily banned off the site. Some of his questions may be alright, but their tone and his overall behavior in the comments create too much turbulence and harm the ...
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Not everyone has English as their first language. Thanks to the moderators (but who are they?)

I deleted the "jackass" comment, thanks! As for your question "Does mankind evolve or devolve spiritually?" - it was asking for broad characterization of large-scale contemporary phenomena. In my ...
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Not everyone has English as their first language. Thanks to the moderators (but who are they?)

Just in the way of introduction I'm Tim Brown (Crab Bucket on this site). I've been a practising Buddhist for about 8 years with the Triratna community though my commitment does ebb and flow. I live ...
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Whats the different between censorship and moderation? How can one prevent to fall into this trap?

I am just going to put something in here about moderation on the site and my view of it. All the moderators here do so on a voluntary basis and do not get paid or get any particular advantage from ...
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