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Questions tagged [moderators]

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What is required to become a moderator?

I can see some moderators editing posts here... These moderators have little reputation points such as 100 approx. and few silver and bronze badges. I wish to know what it takes to be a moderator on ...
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Why is stack overflow asking me to vote for moderators?

I'm sure I'm not the only one getting this solicitation today: https://stackoverflow.com/election I don't understand why I'm being asked to vote regular Stack Overflow users to become mods? I hardly ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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You could be antagonizing newcomers [closed]

I've seen answers antagonizing newcomers and people that got out of the mainstream questions that could potentially yield significant learning/lessons. What's the point of using a FOSS system if you'...
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Are moderators able to delete posts permanently in extreme circumstances?

I was wondering, because now that I have more than 10k rep, I am able to see deleted questions and answers, which shows that even if you a post, it is not really gone, just invisible for most and you ...
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Can moderators view votes?

Can the site moderators view who casts what votes? IE, if I upvote or downvote a post, will the mods know that it was myself and not Joe Blow de Eskimo?
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Does a 10k+ user get notified of a flag on their post in chat?

Let's say that I notice a really inappropriate message in chat from a 10k+ (this will usually mean that they have been hacked or something - not that I'm asking about a real situation that has ...
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First Amendment in Posts?

I always place the ending "Thank you and God Bless" at the end of any of my posts, questions or maybe just "God Bless" if its an answer / last comment. One of my legitimate questions has been flagged ...
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Moderator Support: Merge launchpad and askubuntu account

I would like to merge my launchpad and my askubuntu accounts. Can I receive some assistance from a moderator? Thank you
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Why was my simple answer deleted?

I answered a user's simple question with a simple answer. He wanted to learn how to make Ubuntu look more like Windows 7. So I gave him this link: How to Make Ubuntu Look Like Windows 7 A moderator ...
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Is there a way to contact mods privately?

The question says it all. Is it possible to contact the mods privately (thus not in public chat nor in meta)? Are self-made chatrooms private? Is there a general email like mods@askubuntu.com?
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Asking elected moderators some inspiration / thoughts for current candidates

Seeing as there is a new election this year, I would like to ask the currently elected moderators a few questions on the nature of their views and thoughts pre- and post- election. How/(If) has being ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Transfering a question from Ask Ubuntu to Super User [closed]

The following question is not getting any further feedback after revisions. Also, it appears to be a - non Ubuntu related - hardware issue. I didn't get any Ubuntu related search hits with the error ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How powerful are moderators?

As I found another one of my questions closed by a moderator, it lead me to wonder how powerful moderators are. I know they can close questions as "duplicates" and "off topic", but can they throw ...
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A happy Oli♦ day! [closed]

Today is November 11, so that means... Oli♦ day! We'd just like to congratulate our well-known moderator, author of thepcspy, and second-highest user by reputation here on a happy birthday. Many of ...
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Was there a debate about my post? If so, can I see it?

This question is about posts on askubuntu in general, but I'll use my post as an example: How do I backup the pre-installed Windows before installing Ubuntu? Only recently I've found out that the ...
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What Super-powers does a Moderator have?

Just out of curiosity, what powers does a moderator have? Before I asked this question, I think of moderators as people who have super powers – who can change this site to whatever they want, like ...
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Asking a moderator a question directly, a private message

I was just wondering if there is a way to directly communicate with a certain moderator with a private message. Just to help get a couple clarifications on one or two things.
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More upvotes per day for moderators

I have noticed that the moderators in Ask Ubuntu Genral Room seem to say that they run out of votes for the day each day. And I know from experience that there are more then 40 great posts each day on ...
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Flag a Down Vote

I came across a question this evening which I thought was unfairly down voted. I instinctively up voted to counter the down vote, however this might not have been the correct way of handling this ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Should I not flag questions that are duplicates?

I recently flagged this question as an exact duplicate of this one. A little later, in my flagging summary I got the message declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of ...
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How to contact a moderator?

Seeing this question I wanted to contact a moderator for changing all sudo gedit to gksu gedit. how do I do this?
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What is the process of removing a moderator from office if he/she goes rogue?

Not that this will ever be an issue, but what is the process of removing a moderator from office if he/she ever goes rogue or fails to meet the expectations of the community at large?
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How many moderators should we have?

While looking at the election page, I noticed that it states: moderator positions available 3 We currently have four moderators. So we will lose one moderator spot. How many is right for this ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Can moderators mark a question as answered?

Often, principally with new users, it happens that useful or correct answers are not marked as answered. I'm asking if moderators have power to mark answered question by other users. A lot of question ...