47 votes

Apologies and parting notes

On the one hand, I'm sorry to see you go because... selfishly I suppose... I saw you as potentially a hugely positive influence on the site. On the other hand, you clearly haven't been happy here in ...
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Apologies and parting notes

From one retired line cook to another, I'm pretty damn sorry to see you go. I saw you shooting flares up, I saw you doing what you thought was right, and at the same time I knew that trying to fight ...
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Apologies and parting notes

I'm sorry this wasn't the right community for you - or, at least, that it currently isn't. I've been quieter the last few weeks because this site has been a huge struggle for me for various reasons ...
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Notes: HDE 226868 would make a good moderator on Interpersonal Skills. HDE has shown an early interest in the site and has (real and pro-tem) moderator experience elsewhere, which as far as I'm ...
26 votes

How to deal with abusive moderators?

Let's get a couple of things straight about what happened. As of Revision 3 of your answer, you had called the OP's girlfriend "sadistic, narcissistic and emotionally unstable", and called her ...
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What's wrong with apologizing?

I rolled back the edit and locked the answer to give us a chance to talk about it here. To be clear, the bit in contention is not an apology despite the words "I'd like to apologise". Instead, that's ...
20 votes
Accepted

When are we going to public beta? — DONE!

This site is now public. Enjoy! Original answer: Barring any technical delays, the site should go public tomorrow afternoon (Tue, 18-Jul). The nomination thread was posted last week, so the selection ...
19 votes

Some thoughts on the moderation of comments on this stack

I disagree with the idea that comments are for improving posts; that's what edits are for. To quote the help that can be accessed when adding a comment: Comments are used to ask for clarification ...
19 votes

Additional Pro Tempore Moderator Needed! - Accepting Nominations

Em C Meta Profile Em C has been very active over the last 11 months in pretty much all areas of the site -- asking, answering, editing, flagging, commenting, reviewing, voting, meta, and judging ...
19 votes

The end of my watch on IPS

You've been a amazing mod. I'm certain you'll be an amazing "regular" user as well. Best of luck for your studies and hope we'll see you around!
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Accepted

Why was another one of my answers deleted?

I don't particularly like answers that say "There's no interpersonal solution here." Two points spring to mind: It's very, very hard to show that there's no interpersonal solution to an interpersonal ...
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17 votes
Accepted

Bringing on board new diamond moderators?

We (the moderators) haven't really discussed requesting a new moderator from the Community Managers. We know that it's an option... and if the users feel like the moderation of the site is somewhat ...
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Why is the following statement about men not rude?

As the mod who declined your flag, and as something of a third party, I might as well give my two cents. You detailed your objections to the passage; that's good, and I'll try to reply to them all. ...
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17 votes

Can we let adequate explanation be an alternative to "Backing it up"?

Let's have conflicting answers for extra fun, shall we? I'm going to say yes, with caveats. Take my answer to How to talk to a girl who's sitting next to me but wearing headphones? as an example. ...
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Notes: Catija has had a lot of participation here; she's currently the #7 user by reputation and also one of the most active meta users. She has a very good knowledge of the Stack Exchange system as ...
16 votes

What's wrong with apologizing?

The apology isn't the problem it's the remarks about other reactions to the question that lead to it getting removed. On it's own an apology in an answer is rather innocuous. It's just extra noise ...
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How do I know who deleted my comments?

Conveniently, it looks like your comment was captured in chat. It was posted on this question, and read: Not an answer, but you should not do it not just because it is a fraud, but also because ...
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15 votes

What do we do with questions involving the use of substances?

Downvote if you don't like the post, but we shouldn't police this. Legal issues are out of scope here; it's up to individuals to know whether or not particular substances are legal in their ...
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14 votes

Anti-American rhetoric on IPS - can moderators remove such comments?

The first comment... Just chiming in to say not being able to say 'Sorry' after a car accident is a very American thing. 'Sorry' means different things in different countries. I don't see anything ...
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What's wrong with apologizing?

First off, I'd like to apologise for the onslaught of crap responses you've already received and those that'll likely be rolling in over the next few days. It's an unfortunate reality of talking ...
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No apologies and parting notes

As there's no real question here, but only some POV, pros and cons points, I'll just address some of these points, hopefully to challenge your claims. But I also had lots of comments and answers ...
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Question was protected while I was composing an answer

Ah, bad timing. We're sorry! You can't see it, but that question already has three other low-quality, deleted answers as well. And a fourth (the one you mentioned, the downvoted one) that's about to ...
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Is being on-hold the same as closed and should we avoid putting questions on hold if they can be salvaged?

When users cast close votes they think the current version of the question is close worthy and intend to close the question. If the question is later fixed while the question is "on hold" that's ...
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Notes: This nominee would be a good choice because he is not only the top reputation earner as of this moment, but Crafter0800 has also been extremely active as an editor on the main site and on meta....
13 votes

Some thoughts on the moderation of comments on this stack

TL:DR All the categories of comments you mentioned aren't asking for clarification or suggesting improvements, and since that's what's comments on SE are for, they are removed. Ideally, these are ...
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13 votes

Additional Pro Tempore Moderator Needed! - Accepting Nominations

Magisch Meta Profile I'm nominating myself as a candidate for the position of moderator pro tempore. This community has proven a unique challenge in the context of Stack Exchange. I really like the ...
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A taste of moderation

I appreciate the sentiment, but I'm not confident that IPS has much of an active role to play here. There's plenty of discussion around these events already, so I'll try not to spend extra lines re-...
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Notes : It is in my nature to always try to help. I have done this both on my job and in life in general. As such, I am simply volunteering to be a moderator because I believe I can help this site. I ...
12 votes

Please welcome your new Moderator team!

Best of luck, and I know that all three of you will do very well at your job. Congratulations, and I hope to spend many an interesting meta/chat discussion with you three! =)
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