Shog9

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awarded Good Answer
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comment Changing the name of Moderators SE: the saga continues
This was your chance to suggest "Batman Stack Exchange"...
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment Server Fault needs professional-quality questions, not just questions from professionals
FWIW, @Jon: Michael & I discussed that question a bit after he raised it in chat - while there's a plausible interpretation of it, it's far from clear that's what the author is actually asking. If someone wanted to answer it, I would encourage them to re-write the question for clarity; failing that, closing as Unclear is most likely to lead to the necessary improvements.
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comment Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?
It matters when there's confusion over what attitude "sysadmin" implies, @HopelessN00b. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman
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comment Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?
I will definitely endeavor to be more direct here in the future, @Iain.
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revised Should we discourage leading +/-1 on comments?
Results!
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comment Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?
Short answer there is simply that I dropped the ball, @Iain. The long answer is... There's not a lot I can do. I've talked about this a few times, publicly and with the mods in private, but at the end of the day, it's up to you folks how you want to be perceived - and whether or not you're willing to make that happen.
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answered Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?
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comment Allow moderators to flag comments normally
FWIW, you should be able to see the flag reason in the timeline
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awarded Guru
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comment Failed audit for making a valid comment?
Yes, @lamak - editing would have passed the audit.
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answered Failed audit for making a valid comment?
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comment Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?
Much better, @HopelessN00b.
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awarded Good Answer
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comment Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?
If you believe you have a better idea of what the intent was here, @Andrew, then go ahead and edit to clarify. Otherwise, wait for the author. I believe it is better now than it was, a readable question that can be answered for the benefit of the asker, which should be at least the initial goal.
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comment Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?
In regards to your other questions, see: blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/04/in-defense-of-editing and blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/05/a-theory-of-moderation
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comment Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?
When I found it, @Sven, this question was quite poorly written. The grammar, spelling, etc. were not great, but most notably it didn't even reference the question that prompted it - which, having been deleted, would be hard to find for even trusted members of the site. Although it had attracted three answers, no one had tried to address even the more superficial problems; instead, folks were just making fun of them in the comments. So I edited it for presentation and to match the top-voted answer. Perhaps this was not what the author intended - but of course, he's free to correct if need-be.
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awarded Cleanup
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comment Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?
Trying to start an edit war when you're running for a moderator position is an astonishingly ill-advised thing to do, @Iain. If rumburak disagrees with my edit, he can roll it back himself.
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