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"Citation required" trolls

Bottom line, up front, the downvotes to this post probably result directly from the fact that you openly call members, active, readily available, helpful members of this community, trolls. That, in ...
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Moderators denying valid answers (possibly because they're controversial)

I didn't even see your answer until this meta post. My major problem with your answer is that you mostly didn't. The question was: I'm wondering if there are some kid-friendly videos I can show her ...
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what to do about overreaching moderation?

In my experience moderators moderate moderators. Not much can be done from mere mortals' positions. That leaves you with 2 choices: 1) voice your views and hope they'll be considered or 2) do not ...
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what to do about overreaching moderation?

To address your larger question, if you want the direction of moderation to change, you have to step up. For those of us who prefer a lighter hand, we get burned out. That's why I am not very ...
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Mods - please stop a user from bullying me

If you're being bullied by a regular user, flag the comments and moderators will intervene. If you're concerned about a moderator rather than a regular user, you may still raise a flag; moderators ...
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Moderators moderate according to their own personal beliefs in Parenting

As discussed at length on that question and chat, there were many issues with the approach you took. There is no personal subjectivity from the mods here - the guidelines we have given are very simple,...
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Was this edit handled appropriately?

The edit was handled appropriately. I don't think it was handled spectacularly, but it wasn't inappropriate. #1: Removing a chunk of an answer. I've done this fairly often, actually (before I was ...
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what to do about overreaching moderation?

what to do about overreaching moderation? You have 5 options (only 3 realistic): Learn to pipe down and accept the status quo. Leave the site. That was what I chose. Ironically - my problems with ...
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Delay for deleting answers after being advised of need for improvement (re: "...my approach to school")?

As a general rule, I would recommend giving someone time to edit. My usual rule of thumb would be something like a day for a site like this. I don't feel it is particularly fair to not give someone ...
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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?

The user you discussed with is not my sockpuppet account. Whenever a comment is posted to a question or answer, the poster gets notified. in this case, that was me. I sometimes did follow the link in ...
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Question is on topic here but may be better fit on bicycles.stackexchange.com

Migration is intended to happen when a question is off topic for the site on which it was first asked, but it could be salvaged by being posted on a different site. Encouraging a child in an activity ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

Comments are for clarification, that's it, really, especially on an HNQ, which can get 40+ comments. Your comment was partly asking for clarification and mostly an answer (by suggestion and by direct ...
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Can we be more inclusive?

We are very inclusive, and in fact @anongoodnurse has gone out of her way to be inclusive to you, however you have been a recurrent troublemaker on this and other sites for a number of years. You ...
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Moderators moderate according to their own personal beliefs in Parenting

You have only asked one question on Parenting: Why do people want to have kids? Those with enough rep will be able to see the entire question. It was deleted automatically by the system for its ...
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Was this edit handled appropriately?

As the editor, I'm glad you brought this up, because you're right, it has the appearance of impropriety, and the community deserves an explanation. I'll address other issues first. You may already be ...
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What qualifies as offensive content and, secondarily, handling content disputed as offensive

The number of parenting questions which can potentially concern themselves with cannibalism, slavery, rape, abortion, or gay marriage is unsurprisingly somewhat limited. We aren't Law, History, or ...
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What qualifies as offensive content and, secondarily, handling content disputed as offensive

Comming at this "raw" as it were, I've read through the full transcript (and as a mod I do have full visibility of deleted content as well) and some thoughts from me: I understand your point, that ...
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Are there cases where answering in comments is OK?

Comments are not the place for answers. Encouraging answers in the comments in any setting is just teaching people (especially new users in this case) that it is ok. It also shows that when we are ...
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Are there cases where answering in comments is OK?

No, I don't believe they should. I think this is an issue likely related to hot network questions, troll offerings, or trigger-type questions, the handling of which reflects on our community as a ...
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Delay for deleting answers after being advised of need for improvement (re: "...my approach to school")?

I'll begin by noting that deletion is not permanent. Answers can be undeleted (flag as "other" to attract attention, if necessary). With that in mind, a delay in deleting is more a courtesy than ...
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Is troll-spotting a long lost art?

As a site grows, I think it becomes harder for a mod to spot troll posts due to the volume of posts - that said, we get to follow the flags, so we rely on a larger number of people flagging. As you ...
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what to do about overreaching moderation?

the only recourse for the average user is to simply abandon it. And that's not a good outcome. I agree that this is not a good outcome. However, it is not the only recourse. Options are outlined in ...
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Moderators moderate according to their own personal beliefs in Parenting

Looking at your question, there are a few problems with it that caused it to get closed. It's Too Broad From the help center on things you should not ask one item states that any question where "...
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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?

The correct way to handle a suspicion of a sockpuppet account is to flag a post is made by one of the suspected sockpuppets, and enter a custom flag reason explaining your concern. The site ...
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2019: a year in moderation

Comparing 2019 and 2018 data, it appears that 2019 was more "quiet" in terms of the number of questions and posts deleted, and users suspended, destroyed or deleted. Also this post from Shog9 has a ...
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Is troll-spotting a long lost art?

I often come across questions which I suspect to be made up for someone's amusement. If they're not clearly designed to cause sentimental outbreaks, endless heated discussion or outrage (such as the ...
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