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How can users who were suspended for posting alleged ChatGPT answers appeal the suspension?

In general, I agree that chatbot content should be forbidden. I am also aware that detecting chatbot content isn't always easy - there are bound to be false positives and false negatives. As I have ...
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Nix the reverse tag

The reverse tag is very meta, covers several categories. I nominate it to go away. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/reverse
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Unfair use of Moderation tools

The question in question has been reopened and closed but is still need to be open so more answers can be given. I will gladly read even if it is hypothetical and upvote. I have a question about my ...
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Why are flags on obsolete comments being denied?

Three flags on obsolete comments were denied. Can you post the photos to imgur and put a link to them in your post or in the comments, so we can edit them in? – ThreePhaseEel Dec 7 at 23:14 "I ...
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Many new user accounts+answers+suspensions and protected questions

I apologize if thise has been discussed before, but I didn't see anything. There has been a rash of new user acounts answering questions, and an equal (rush) to protect them 2.1 sound system noise ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What happened to the user reemrevnivek?

There once was a user named reemrevnivek. He had been here since the Chiphacker days. In fact, he was recently elected moderator. Few people could understand the meaning behind his username. ...
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How to challenge the deletion of an answer?

I was pretty shocked to see my answer to this question deleted by moderators within 20 minutes of posting. Particularly since they were alleging that my answer need to go because it was a "follow up ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Suspension for Plagiarism

If a user is suspended for plagiarism, is it possible for non-moderators to view the plagiarism? If not should it be possible? It seems that this would be a good idea from the perspective of ...
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Who will the moderators be?

As of 5 minutes ago, I was a moderator simply due to my 2.5k rep and commitment to Chiphacker carrying over. Now, however, I'm unable to close my own duplicate question. I still have access to the ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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, in ...
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Stack Exchange Moderator Survey email - including non-moderators?

Just wondering how many folks out there received this in their inboxes recently ... i'm a little perplexed since I'm not actually a moderator on any SE site. Seems weird since the questions are ...
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closed question - I don't think that working off a circuit schmatic and eagle's the same.

I hope its the right place to ask, but i'd like to dispute the closing of one of my questions https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/6735/from-schematic-to-perfboard-how-do-you-do-it-closed -...
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Now that Mark Rages has stepped down

Mark Rages has voluntarily stepped down as a moderator of this site. Until his temporary suspension he has been relatively active, mostly in the review queues. The last election has brought us two ...
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insight into disappeared answer

My question here: Finding capacitors with low soakage (dielectric absorption) had a second answer a short while ago, with some comments. It (and the comments) are now invisible to me. Since my rep ...
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Is it OK to edit a post to include a citation, rather than leaving a comment telling the author they should cite their source?

When reading a post, and notice that there is no citation for the source of an image or quoted text, my approach since getting full edit permission has been: Have a quick search, and if can find the ...
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Is there a policy on design advice re. public safety liability

I emphasis the term public, meaning not the OP asking the original question. There are similar questions regarding safety, but they focus on safety of the OP. should-we-give-safety-advice-to-those-...
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Documentation for moderator tools

I'm looking for some documentation on the moderation tools. I am aware of the tools page, and I can see the various 'edit' and 'synonyms' links when I explore the site. However, I really don't ...
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Which moderator to listen to?

I asked: May comments be used to answer old unanswered questions? One moderator says yes and the another moderator said no on the old questions answered this way. Should I listen to the moderator ...
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Moderation style

I've noticed lately that short answers are sometimes being met with "add more detail" by some users. If an answer is incomplete or there's more to be said, write a better answer, or add a comment ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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What happened to Hoagie?

A few moments ago I was talking to Hoagie in the comments of a question I asked. I went back to browse some questions and saw that another answer of theirs had been downvoted without comment, and that ...
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May comments be used to answer old unanswered questions?

There are many comments that solve the problem, but the question has no answer. If the comment could make a answer is it ok to make an answer out of it to get rid of old unanswered questions? A heat ...
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Why was this question locked?

This question: How is pitch changed and lift generated in QNET VTOL (Vertical Take off & Landing)? , has been closed as off-topic (seems reasonable since it's not about EE), and then locked - ...
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What happened with a recent question about a 6V motor and a 5V LDO regulator? Apparently user was removed along with all content

There was a question about powering a 6V motor and also a 5V circuit that needed a regulator. There were several answers explaining why the 7805 type regulators have too high dropout voltage and are ...
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2019: 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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How does this answer not answer the question

This answer was deleted as not an answer. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/348701/17178 Why?
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Why was my answer based on information from a quote of the asker's comment deleted by a moderator?

I posted an answer based on an exact quote of a question asker's own clarifying comment. Why was this deleted by a moderator? The quote may or may not reflect reality. If the quoted comment is ...
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Are their incentives for downvoting questions?

Here is a question which I asked earlier today, had got a reasonably good answer and was waiting until at least 24 hours as I usually do, to give time for any other comments/feedback, when I suddenly ...
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Moderators: please explain the double decline

I am interested in the explanation of why both flags for "harassment/bigotry/abuse" and "unfriendly/unkind" were declined. People (including me) come here if they do not understand or forgot ...
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Did 2011 election jump from nomination to election before the deadline

Just recently (yesterday?) I thought there were ~3 days remaining for nominations. Am I right? If so, why?
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Another strangely "Locked" question

This Question: "Can a 50mm2 cable handle 350 amps?" has been locked for 7 days. Why? It doesn't appear to be particularly controversial, and considering that it's only been viewed 13 times ...
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Comments edited regarding safety? [closed]

In, DC-DC boost converter theory / principle / testing, I had a comment about something OP mentioned that I found concerning, regarding operating with a live battery; at least, I think I did?! But ...
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Low quality question tag?

This is a duplicate, but answers may very do to each individual SE policy. I have a positive reputation in science and math there are negatives. I thought I was OK but now I cannot ask questions or ...
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Is making sure the rules are followed correcly more important than sharing knowledge/experience?

I keep getting my wrist slapped on this site and I've begun to take it personally. I can't figure it out. In fact, I even wonder if I revealed myself to be female, at some point, and if the ...
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