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Thank you Mark Mayo!

@gparyani Thank you so much for your kind words and a wonderful write up. I'm not going anywhere, just giving someone else a chance to put their stamp on a site and to enjoy the fun/challenges that ...
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Thank you Mark Mayo!

Thank you Mark Mayo for your service! You are by far, the most generous user on Travel.SE (in terms of number of bounties offered): Your generosity is much appreciated and will definitely be ...
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Moderation principle

I agree fully. I certainly can't see anything in the content @Willeke removed (and then complained about the return of) that goes against any site rules or guidelines (Willeke/other moderators: I'd ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

No one asks much about the places I know anything about. :(
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Clarification on conflict of interests of moderators

Generally moderators are trusted as experienced members of the community to clear up arguments / comments when appropriate. IF they feel they have concerns, or are under attack, they could opt to ...
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Do we need more moderators?

I'm glad people seem to like the current mod team. (I tend to agree!) It has been a while since the last election here though, and everyone also seems to agree that another pair of eyes/hands on the ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

What's the best way? Or is it worth it? Or, does it get bad? Or, how easy is it? My pet peeve is vague questions with neither any context about the poster's standards, preferences, or other ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

My pet peeve has to be high rep users who rarely vote. I won't name and shame, but we know who they are. It's not the distribution of rep that bothers me (rep is useless and it's a game anyway) it's ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

Habitual non-Acceptance As hopefully almost all users are aware, almost all those who answer on TSE main site are trying to (and usually succeeding in!) providing a service that is free, quick and ...
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Clarification on conflict of interests of moderators

I think the conflict-of-interest situation is undeniable and it would be best for the moderators to let others deal with comments, etc. on their own questions/answers or discussions/comment threads in ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

Adding one more... You answer a really HARD question and it attract 1 - 2 votes. You answer a really EASY question and it attracts 9 - 10 votes. HARD questions are difficult and possibly require ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

My 'pet peeve' has to do with the tags that specify a geographic entity. They appear to be in a state of infinite regression. Example: ask a question about hailing a taxi on 5th Avenue with a ...
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Arbitrary deletion of comments

Comments are not meant for conversations, so a common reason for them being removed is when 20 or more appear on a post - they'll get auto-flagged for removal - sometimes into a chat room if need be, ...
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Smelly fart question (un)locked. Was my suggested edit at fault?

@Mari-Lou A, if you could look at the edit history of this question you would see that it has been changed quite considerably for as long as it has been on the site, but more importantly, it has been ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

My pet peeve, and I am fully aware people disagree on this one, is: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. I'm aware of why it is policy, and I've ...
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Thank you Mark Mayo!

Mark, all in all I am happy to read this. Your health is the most important asset you own. Knowing that you recognise that something isn't well with you, and that you are making a conscious choice to ...
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When voting to close as unclear, please briefly explain why, and request clarification from OP

I'll disagree with Karlson on this one. You don't have to, but it's not very helpful. Just like the discussion on meta about closing Q with no research, my approach is a case by case. New/recent ...
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Why was my comment removed?

I deleted your comment and 17 other comments, since the question attracted a lot of comments. On SE, comments are not meant to be for extended discussions. That should happen in the chat. Therefore, I ...
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How is this not a link-only answer?

I don't think it's one of our best answers on the site by any stretch, but it's somewhat more than just the bare links given as examples in "your answer is in another castle." It is, at least, a ...
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Lock Appeal Request April 2023 Promise Not to Change the Airlines

If you have a real change you want to make which does not include changing the airlines I am happy to temporary unlock it for you, only for the one real change. You have been warned twice that changes ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

My pet peeve is a pet peeve that I have on basically all the SE's. Questions posted that could be answered by a thirty second jaunt on insert search engine of choice here. Personally, I think that ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

I start with an anti-peeve as I fear I may have rather a lot of peeves to add, if not beaten to them! Moderation is much better/faster here than on, say, SO – and almost as good as my recollection ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

That we can go through all the work of discussing big changes then voting and agreeing upon an outcome that gets accepted. But it needs moderator powers to implement the decided answer and just sits ...
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What's up with the close reviews

I've spent a few hours cleaning up the backlog of unanswered questions - there were about 200 a few days ago. Most of the close votes were accepted and we're now at 130 unanswered.
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Clarification on conflict of interests of moderators

It would seem to me that it would depend on what the moderator's contribution to the Q/A was and what moderating actions in question are. For example, the following situations seem fine to me: A ...
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Why was this travel related post migrated to 3D printing?

This has happened because I've made a mistake - it was supposed to be migrated to Expats.SE, however the mobile site glitched and redirected it to the first site on the list (3D printing) instead of ...
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Smelly fart question (un)locked. Was my suggested edit at fault?

I was the "bad guy" who voted to reject both of yours suggested edits. My reasen to do this was that the title has been changed several times already. I was afraid that it would never end, so I ...
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2018: a year in moderation

Thank you to all the work that moderators and users do. Even though I haven’t been on this site for long, I know it is a hard work to moderate the site. Remember everyone can help not just moderators....
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Mods shouldn't close a question with 1 single vote as unclear without giving a chance to the OP to clarify the question

You had been ask for more details, more than 12 hours later there were still no details. But that is not the point, questions get closed for 'lack of details' all the time, often within seconds from ...
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