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comment Who should our Moderators Pro Tempore be?
People can change their votes, too.
Apr
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comment Moderators Pro Tempore, on a sturdy tray covered by plastic bowls
@anongoodnurse Excellent
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23
awarded Popular Question
Apr
23
comment Moderators Pro Tempore, on a sturdy tray covered by plastic bowls
I like the choice, but didn't @Anongoodnurse decline?
Apr
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comment Gaming.SE turning into a helpdesk
Agreed. The main problem we run into with these help desk type questions is that they don't give enough detail to actually help them, so it's unclear what they're asking. I think so long as people are willing to close as such while waiting for more details to be added, we're fine. It's when they are left open and people try to solve it all in the comments that they start to get messy.
Apr
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comment Can't find blood echoes after dying and signing off
What if you haven't gotten far enough to have access to that room yet?
Apr
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awarded Famous Question
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comment Are artificial sweeteners safe?
I'm not sure a quote from a guy on 60 minutes 2 decades ago is worth repeating as if it is current and accurate information.
Apr
16
comment Are artificial sweeteners safe?
Where does your "83 of 90 independent studies" number come from?
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revised Why are Arqade questioned policed with same vigor as SO?
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awarded Commentator
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comment Who should our Moderators Pro Tempore be?
I didn't, but why not? No sense having someone who doesn't have the interest bubble to the top of the nominations.
Apr
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awarded Nice Answer
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awarded Critic
Apr
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comment Who should our Moderators Pro Tempore be?
To all the people wondering about downvotes, it could simply be that anongoodnurse already declined.
Apr
15
comment Moderation on Health.SE - do we need a different model?
And I don't mean to pick on @michaelpri in particular. It just happened to be his nomination that raised some of these questions for me. And apologies if I've misinterpreted any of his comments. I don't want to put words in his mouth.
Apr
15
comment Moderation on Health.SE - do we need a different model?
This actually threw up a red flag for me when I saw @michaelpri discuss in his nomination how he thinks the moderators need to protect against wrong answers, and that he feels he can do that after having spent 2 weeks on the site and googling health stuff. Someone with two weeks experience is not an expert qualified to decide if it's right or wrong. And while I think on a site like this, you would want mods who can delete obviously harmful stuff, the problem is that the mod candidates here are (mostly) not doctors and thus not actually qualified to do that.
Apr
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comment Why are Arqade questioned policed with same vigor as SO?
GameFAQs is definitely superior for certain types of information. Like FAQs. It is sometimes better for Q&A, though where that tends to happen is in the forums, not the actual Q&A section. I've found many answers there to questions I had. However, the signal to noise is definitely lower there.
Apr
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comment Who should our Moderators Pro Tempore be?
I saw you wonder in chat why you were receiving downvotes and I thought I'd speak up. I didn't vote for youspecifically for the reasons you listed to not elect you. I appreciate your honesty! But being honest about it doesn't make the reasons invalid. I think moderators here will need to be even more active and alert than on other SE sites, so one who has a lot of things tugging at his time, particularly while the site is still in its infancy, is probably not a wise choice.
Apr
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comment Why are Arqade questioned policed with same vigor as SO?
The privileges that actually matter unlock far below 21k. As for downvoted answers, I can't really speak in generalities. I would say that I rarely see answers downvoted simply because the question is bad... usually the answer has to be bad too. I have not seen the phenomenon you're describing of answers being downvoted merely for existing. And like the questions, if the answer is deleted, all rep is refunded (unless they're more than a year old, or something like that)
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