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What’s it like being a Unix & Linux moderator?

Inspired by this SF&F meta question, and given the upcoming moderator election, I thought it would be interesting to ask current and past moderators what it’s like to moderate U&L. (Blatant ...
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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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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

I just noticed that I (as everyone else) can flag my own questions. There are fewer options (no "spam", "rude or abusive" nor "very low quality") to choose, but it's still possible to flag your own ...
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Should one redact PII from spam?

In clear cases of bot/spam posts such as this one, when the original posting includes what appears to be personally identifiable information (in this case, a name and postal address), is it good form ...
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Find why a question was removed

I want to find out why a question has been removed. I answered this question yesterday, and a 200+K rep user improved my answer. Trying to view the question I now I get a message: This question ...
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Can I nominate other people?

The Moderators Nomination have just begin and I'm so excited about this event my questions are: How can I know the moderators of the last year? Can I nominate a moderator ? Can I nominate other ...
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Flagging for deletion

I flagged this answer for moderator attention: it suggests aliasing rm to rm -f which, in every possible use case that I can imagine, is a spectacularly inadvisable course of action. The flag was ...
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Is a multiple part question acceptable if part of it has already been answered

Today, I read this question Live USB linux distro to backup my Windows machine. My first reaction was to try to help the SExchanger, but then I realized that part of his post had already been answered ...
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Someone upvoted several of my answers in a very short time

I never complain about having a bit more reputation point, but today somehow I get 5 upvote for answer I made in a very short term and I feel myself like not deserving those points. Could that kind ...
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Are flags being looked at?

I was wondering if flags are being looked at these days? I see a number of flags that I have made that have had no action on them since 17 May 2013.
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Award bounty after expiration

I do understand the importance of limiting the time in which a bounty can be awarded (I think). However I wonder if mods have the ability to award an expired bounty in exceptional circumstances. On ...
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Answer deleted as duplicate, which isn't a duplicate

My answer here was deleted as 'duplicate', with a link to the faq where is stated, that exact duplicates are removed, while the first part used a different syntax - compare yourself: grep -E -H '...