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Why was this answer about IEEE CPS deleted?

On this current question about IEEE CPS, an answer that looks pretty good to me has been deleted by @Wrzlprmft with no explanatory comment (deleted answer visible only to high-reputation users). Since ...
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Academia.SE Moderation Strike

Effective immediately, the moderators of Academia.SE (wrzlprmft, cag51, and Bryan Krause) are on strike. This is part of the network-wide action described here, and follows an Academia moderator ...
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Passing the torch

Twelve years ago I stumbled across a proposal on Area 51 for a site called "Academia". As a soon-to-be-graduated grad student at the time, I was super intrigued. My own experience as a grad ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Removal of answer content by moderator --- edit detracts from the answer

My recent answer to a question about how to address racist comments has been edited by a moderator (eykanal) to remove a substantial portion of the content. As authority for the edit the moderator ...
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Leave of absence

The past few days have been kind of a whirlwind on the SE network. I'm not sure there's a brief summary of events anywhere, but this meta post provides the best I've seen yet. The tl;dr version is ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Why are comments critical of moderators simply deleted?

Yesterday I posted a comment on an answer to this question questioning moderator ff524's behavior of selectively moving comments to chat. My comment was in no way impolite and I think it raised a good ...
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Moderator too fast on delete button for new user

On the "unethical restaurant research" question, a new user made a low-quality answer consisting entirely of: No!!!!!! No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obviously, this is a poor answer ...
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Young Padawan discussion

I would like to discuss the comments to https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/54888/958. I am a bit puzzled by the way the discussion has evolved. In my view, aeismail's comment is sloppy, since it ...
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How should a user with a problem contact a moderator?

I am a user, and I have a problem. I want to contact a moderator to discuss it further. What is the best way to do this?
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Why can another user edit my answer to a completely different content without my review or permission?

A user with a much higher reputation just edited my answer. That's okay, a lot of others have changed posts from me e.g. to correct spelling/grammar (I'm no English native speaker). But now ...
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Content dispute regarding singling out a moderator in an answer

The content in this meta answer is being disputed. The dispute revolves around an individual being singled out in the answer. The sentence in question, without the individual named is: There is ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...