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Unfair use of Moderation tools

It does indeed seem unfair. Dave thought it was on-topic enough to answer, for him, but closed it for everyone else to answer. This sends conflicting messages. Fortunately a question can be reopened ...
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Which moderator to listen to?

There's a general rule across SE sites that if someone posts an answer as a comment, it's fair game to turn that into an answer. I think there's even a blog post by Jeff Atwood (SE co-founder) saying ...
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Nix the reverse tag

I would agree; many of the questions tagged would be covered by the reverse-polaritytag latest questions tagged with reverse-polarity. The first question in the ...
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Why are flags on obsolete comments being denied?

I don't know why the flags were denied. Those comments, as well as others, were clearly made obsolete by subsequent edits of the associated posts. I've gone through and cleaned things up.
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Unfair use of Moderation tools

To clarify: the mistake made here by the moderator was to answer the question. It was correctly closed. Then it was incorrectly re-opened, likely because of this meta post. And now it is correctly ...
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Now that Mark Rages has stepped down

I don't see any real compelling reason to rush. I'm looking at the recently closed list, and many of the moderator-closed questions are duplicates. If the person who has enough drive to go dig up ...
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Moderators: please explain the double decline

You read far more into a simple parenthetical comment than was ever intended, and chose to be offended by your interpretation. We really cannot control that. Jonk didn't mean that you were none of ...
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Moderators: please explain the double decline

I don't see anything offensive with the comment at all, although it's difficult to know for sure since we don't have the whole context. I think the chose their words to fit their target audience of ...
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Low quality question tag?

You have a history of asking poor questions. These get downvoted and/or closed, and the system has locked you out as a result. This is to protect the site from more of the same crap you've already ...
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Which moderator to listen to?

Your answers are old comments repeated verbatim. I'll show these answers here for folks who don't have the 10k visibility yet. from here [since it provides context for this meta, I'm not going to ...
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Why was my answer based on information from a quote of the asker's comment deleted by a moderator?

The answer was deleted mainly because of the long drawn-out argument with the OP in the comments, that was based primarily on your inability to see details in the schematic. The answer itself was also ...
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How to challenge the deletion of an answer?

If you have a disagreement with a moderator decision, the quickest way of getting a response is to flag your post. Use the "Other" option and write a short message describing your disagreement with ...
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Stack Exchange Moderator Survey email - including non-moderators?

You're not the only one. See this SO post. You should be getting an email soon saying something like Please forgive us, we just goofed I would like to sincerely apologize. I just mistakenly ...
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Unfair use of Moderation tools

Your revised version of the question no longer has anything to do with the moderators. Note that this time the question was closed by 5 ordinary users. One reason it got closed may be that you state ...
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May comments be used to answer old unanswered questions?

Absolutely! If people choose to write answers in comments, that's on them. There's no reason for you not to put the same information into an actual answer.
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How to challenge the deletion of an answer?

I'll take ownership as an early flagger. You ended the original post with something along the lines of "is this right?" or "am I missing something?", which requires a response, and an answer ...
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Is there a policy on design advice re. public safety liability

You can't use SE and sue somebody else (well I supposed you could, but you wouldn't get very far). If your reading an SE page, your making SE's terms and an agreement. See here: Any legal exposure ...
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Why was my answer based on information from a quote of the asker's comment deleted by a moderator?

In all fairness, if a question is unclear or confusing, it should be put on hold until the OP can straighten out the confusion by an edit to the question. We should not answer such questions but ...
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2021: a year in moderation

Very interesting. Any opinions on the spike in suspensions as compared to last year?? Was it the result of any policy change that can be pointed at?
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Moderators: please explain the double decline

I'll stand up and say that the parenthetical phrase is a violation of the "be nice" policy, and declining the flag is counter to the reasoning behind the be nice policy. That said, I have no idea ...
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Why was my answer based on information from a quote of the asker's comment deleted by a moderator?

The question was confusing and information was mixed between question and comment. My usual response to this sort of situation is to request the OP to put the information in the comment into the ...
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