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How should moderators deal with comments, when should those be pruned, deleted or "moved to chat"?

The present situation regarding comments seems to be deteriorating. Bad comments stay, good comments go, and the site does not get any better with this. Bad comments left standing We all know what ...
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Are History.SE's moderators paid for their contribution?

Are History.SE's moderators paid for their contribution? Coz, apparently, it requires a great amount of time reviewing the posts.
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Please try to _always_ explain editing of 'controversial' passages

A recent edit to the title of a question that made the Hot Network Question list removed a — in my opinion — quite significant word. This might change the meaning of the title or how it is read, thus ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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And then there were three

As some of you may be aware, a new moderator agreement is due to come into force next month. I have declined that agreement, and so will cease to be a moderator on History:SE when it comes into ...
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2019: 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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Can we flag answers because they lack sources?

A few hours ago, I flagged an answer because it had no sources. The contents seemed plausible in part, but without sources an uninformed reader cannot quickly check for him/herself or dig deeper ...
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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, in ...
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Factual comment removed

In the question Did NATO promise Gorbachev not to accept membership applications from former Warsaw Pact nations?, which made a factually wrong claim (that the GDR joined NATO in 1990), I made a ...
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When comments are flagged, are related comments looked at by moderators?

If a comment is flagged, do moderators normally look at only the comment, or also the general context of the comment such as what the comment was replying to? EDIT: Bump this to get new input from the ...
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Welcome to our new pro tem moderators!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent nominations to select new moderators. We're always happy to see the community being proactive and getting involved in who is leading their site. Now, ...
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Moderator Position Open - Nominations Needed

We are looking to fill an available moderator position here on History SE and are looking for interested users. Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large ...
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Can I block a user?

There is a specific user on history.SE who, in my opinion, is a real detriment to the site. This user is rather active, posting comments and answers which I consider non-sensical at best, and ...
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Is the history.stackexchange .com network getting too stifling in moderation?

I'm finding the moderation on the history.stackexchange.com network a bit too stifling. It's all well and good to strictly separate computer programming Q&As from any semblance of morality or ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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