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Closing questions as opinion-based

This topic has appeared on this meta-site a few times, but I have a slightly different perspective, so I think it's worth to discuss it again: I've come across a bunch of questions that get closed as ...
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I had a comment on an answer which was not a discussion, why was it removed?

I had a comment on the top rated answer by forest, and it was removed it appears. I thought my comment was specific to that answer, and there was no discussion, at least on my side. Thanks in ...
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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, ...
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I am fairly certain I identified a sockpuppet account. Is there a method to refer this for follow up or do we care about this?

I had a long discussion with a fairly anonymous user, Alice, in the comments on Bob's answer. Within seconds of Alice's latest comment, I migrated the comments to chat as it was getting to be too much....
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“Citation required” trolls [closed]

I understand that links to external resources are encouraged, but there does not appear to be any requirement to provide a source for every answer given. Why should there be? Many people have ...
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Moderator/high rep abuse?

I'm not sure of this belongs on parenting meta, or SO meta... so I'll leave it here until otherwise suggested. An original comment from a member with 30,000+ on SO in response an my answer on ...
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Moderators denying valid answers (possibly because they're controversial)

I've been actively using SE for half a decade or so and have consistently had problems with moderators. I understand that SE is not a democracy and I have to follow certain rules and when I break the ...
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Moderators moderate according to their own personal beliefs in Parenting

Have a look here https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/60697/ I have asked two questions that are identical in their form (Science says A is the best way to act, yet people act B. Why?), one of them ...
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Question is on topic here but may be better fit on bicycles.stackexchange.com

My flag was declined here: How to encourage a toddler to take interest in riding a balance bike? This may be on topic here, but it has not received many positive comments and answers. I wish to see ...
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Mods - please stop a user from bullying me

A user has for some time been leaving unpleasant bullying comments. This is not acceptable behaviour. Please ask the user to stop.
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What should moderators do with answers that disagree with the premise of the question?

It seems there's been a lot of discussion and controversy lately over how moderators should (or should not) handle answers that stray from the question being asked. Granted, I have not been active in ...
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what to do about overreaching moderation?

Anongoodnurse, a moderator of Parenting, appears to be vastly overreaching her mandate. What to do? The issue is that disparate voices that have significant contributions are driven away, because it'...
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Delay for deleting answers after being advised of need for improvement (re: “…my approach to school”)?

I recently posted an answer to this question, then when I received advice in a comment that my answer really didn't answer the question, I reread the question and then attempted to post a comment that ...
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Are there cases where answering in comments is OK?

In addition to protecting questions to avoid spam or "thanks!" answers, we often protect questions that attract negative, irrelevant, or otherwise low-quality answers. I also tend to start removing ...
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What qualifies as offensive content and, secondarily, handling content disputed as offensive

There are several things to address in this question, but I'll try to be concise. Comments referred to in this question are mostly available in this chat room, though there are some that were deleted ...
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Is it appropriate to remove recommendations another user doesn't agree with?

Regarding this edit: https://parenting.stackexchange.com/revisions/22031/2 A moderator has stepped in and removed the answerers suggestion of a personality test to see which subjects may be more ...
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Remember the review queue!

I don't know if we're getting busier (stats don't seem to show one way or the other) or if we've just promoted too many of our active users to moderators, but the past few weeks the review queues have ...
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Was this edit handled appropriately?

Should I tell my 10-year old son, how screwed-up Cinderella is? Issue #1: A chunk of the answer was edited out. Problem: That edit shouldn't have been made. The editor put in a very nice comment ...
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What is our policy on product suggestions?

We get a fair amount of spam here, ranging from people trying to promote their apps, to spammers posting links for specific products. We even get fairly frequent spam for spell-casters for hire (yes, ...
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Moderators Wanted - Apply Inside!

I'm looking for some volunteers that are willing to step up and help lead this community through its final stretch to graduation. What will I do? Who should apply? Well, I'm glad you asked! About the ...
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Thank you, Torben and cabbey!

It's with a bit of a heavy heart that I must inform you that two exemplary Parenting SE moderators will be stepping down shortly: I've worked with them not only as an employee of Stack Exchange, but ...
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What should our policy be for “non answers”?

Part of the nature of our site seems to be that we receive a lot of first posts from users that are posted as answers, but are really either comments or follow-up questions. The reason this happens ...
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Comments disappear without any note to the commenting user?

I noticed that comments to questions or answers just disappear and it seems to me that the user whose comment is removed does not get an information or explanation about that. Is this normal? Is ...