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Academia.SE Moderation Strike

I think this is the only valid response to such abysmal decisions. One thing I wonder, is it possible to post this message (or a shorter one) to the main page? I feel quite many (newer) users don't ...
Sursula's user avatar
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Passing the torch

You are one of the founders of this community, and if about eight years ago I found it a nice place to stay, it's certainly due to the hard work that you and the other founders put in shaping this ...
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Removal of answer content by moderator --- edit detracts from the answer

Obviously I agree with Massimo's answer, but let me add my own reasoning. Your answer included a 1500 word (!!) monograph describing your views on the distinction between racism and concern about ...
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Academia.SE Moderation Strike

I wonder what SE sees as the worthwhile benefits to users of posting AI generated stuff here ? But maybe it's just a slick way of "tuning" AI generators so the output can "fool" ...
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Why are comments critical of moderators simply deleted?

In general, as moderators, we try and not moderate discussion on our moderator actions for exactly the reasons you alluded to. In this case, I deleted your comment not because it was critical of ...
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Removal of answer content by moderator --- edit detracts from the answer

First, let me remark that controversial cases like this one are always first discussed internally by the moderators' team, sometimes with further advice from the Stack Exchange Community Managers, and ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
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Academia.SE Moderation Strike

Much respect and full support to @cag51, to @wrzlprmft and to @BryanKrause. A strike song for you :-) It's preposterous for SE Inc. to enact this policy - and this just illustrates how the mechanism ...
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If I "contact support", who do I actually contact?

You reach Stack Exchange staff. If you want private chat room with the mods, this can be arranged. I recommend to use a flag (which can only be seen by mods) and give us some detail what you need to ...
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Why was this answer about IEEE CPS deleted?

Usually, when there is a reasonable chance that well-meaning users repeat the “mistake” that led to the deletion of an answer, we moderators leave a comment under the question or similar to avoid this....
Wrzlprmft's user avatar
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Why are comments critical of moderators simply deleted?

To expand on StrongBad's answer, here are some reasons why questions or complaints about moderator actions belong here on meta, not in comments on the main site: As meta posts, they have visibility ...
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Leave of absence

As a non-mod I don't have insights into what actually transpired here, so I can't well evaluate what's really going on. The bits and pieces I pick up (or read between the lines) are troublesome, but ...
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