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What do we want Academia.SE to be?

Edit: This was not intended to be a "Choose #1 or #2 proposal." This was intended to be a prompt for discussion about what the current community wants from this site. #1 and #2 are just things I've ...
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What should happen to closed questions?

What is this community’s take on deleting closed questions? What are the criteria for deletion? In the past few days, I have voted on deleting some of the closed questions that seemed to have ...
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Should moderators delete comments that are about moderation, once they become obsolete with respect to the question they're posted on?

Questions on Academia.SE are often closed, and then reopened after they have been edited and improved (either by the original poster or by other users). Usually this involves an extended discussion in ...
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What's it like being a moderator on Academia Stack Exchange?

For the upcoming and future elections, could you please describe what it is like being a moderator on Academia Stack Exchange? In particular: What are your most time-consuming or challenging duties? ...
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Removing useful but not immediately on-topic comments

I recently deleted a few comments (mods, you can see them here) which had been flagged as off-topic. Briefly, the OP had asked a question, a community member answered, and then a separate discussion ...
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Keeping track of our stats

Moderators have a view of the site's statistics, but they cannot share the specifics. So, I'm starting this post to keep track of the evolution of our statistics over time. Please feel free to update ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Flag declined on “rude or offensive” comment

I flagged a comment because it referred to somebody as a known, rabid male-hating feminist which seems rather rude and offensive to me. The flag was declined. Anybody have any insight on this?
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What is the site policy for aspersions cast on the credentials of other users?

In a recent dustup with a user, I received the comment And clearly you're not a PhD, otherwise you'd know that my last remark was not an ad hominem. I find this remark somewhat distressing. Some ...
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When is an edit not an edit any more?

As a community, where do we want to draw the line between editing old off-topic closed questions and changing them completely? This recently edited question has received many comments (well, a few ...
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What to do about belligerent users?

We have a new user who is being more disruptive than helpful: First question The initial question was not ideal for SE, so people voted it down and to close it. That sparked outrage and: Second "...
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What's up with “Academic dismissal from PhD program. What next?”

The question Academic dismissal from PhD program. What next? is currently marked as locked. (While it is locked, the rest of us are prevented from voting or editing.) The message says: This post ...
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Possible “not a question” post

Recently, someone posted the question "Fee surcharge for international students", which was an undisguised rant. Someone mentioned this in the comments, and the user tacked on a question. To me, the ...
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Which of these posts should be deleted?

There has been some discussion recently here about deletion. What I could suggest, in order to avoid having one question here for each content we might want to delete, is to post as an answer to this ...
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Better use of the chat room: Discussion groups proposal?

I noticed that there are quite a few users with questions that are little open-ended, which is not a good fit for the Q/A format that we have on SE sites. I suppose a lot of us, grad students, would ...

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