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Resigning and leaving SE

I have decided that I can no longer contribute my efforts to Stack Exchange and therefore I am stepping down as a moderator and planning on leaving the community. I will not be deleting my accounts or ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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What is this question asking about

I found this question. The titular question is "How should a student act towards a prejudiced instructor?" This seems like a great question for us. Looking at the question itself, the OP seems to be ...
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Is deleting comments a form of censorship?

Fellow Users of Academia.SE, Recently on academia.SE and meta.academia.SE, I wrote that I was unwilling to have longterm participation in a site for which content -- specifically comments, although ...
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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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Should the Black Nodes Matter question be removed?

Should the "Black Nodes Matter" question, which mocks the Black Lives Matter protesters, be removed? Here's the link: Is it appropriate to make a pun that references a highly charged topic in ...
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A request for SE employees and CMs

I am taking my mod hat off for a moment and am asking this question as a regular user. This question does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the other moderators or other users of Academia.SE as ...
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consistency in voting to close

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to raise this issue, but: The stated purpose of the forum seems to be that the questions should benefit both undegraduates, graduate students and ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Academia's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 4 new moderators are: They'll be taking over for the moderators pro tempore shortly — please thank ...
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Updating our “What topics can I ask about here?” help center page to be explicit about what **not** to ask

When recently voting to close an off-topic undergraduate question, I saw this screen: with the phrase: Questions about problems facing undergraduate students are off-topic unless they can also ...
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Should my comment have been deleted?

In this this question, Federico Poloni's wrote an answer: You can write an e-mail to the authors and ask for a copy of their published paper. Almost everyone will be happy to send you one. [...] ...
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Undergraduate questions

I think we have discussed undergraduate questions a couple of times on meta, but I cannot find anything that looks relevant. I think we are closing questions by undergraduate too quickly. The ...
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The more comments, the better!

There has been a few questions recently which have been closed and then reopened (How to physically handle hundreds and hundreds of papers, How to deal with the frustration of doing PhD at a low-...