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Mod hammering - to do or not to do

I've hammered a lot of questions, so you may be surprised to hear me say that moderators should use the mod hammer sparingly. I've also not hammered many more questions that I thought should be closed,...
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Why is HopelessN00b stalking me?

I wouldn't take it personally. I have it on good authority that the guy's just a prick. But, he's a prick who's going through a massive tag cleanup effort at the moment, so he probably bumped into a ...
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Is there recourse for abusive moderation?

I'm sorry, but that question is not a perfectly fine question for this site. Serverfault is for questions applicable to professional sysadmins. As soon as you run into "sorry, I can't do this the ...
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Mod hammering - to do or not to do

Also a quote from the election page: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/05/a-theory-of-moderation/ The ideal moderator does as little as possible. But those little actions may be powerful and ...
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In heaven complaining about hell

It is Ok for you to delete something that is not an answer, if you really think it did not help to solve the in the first place you should delete it, although without my first post, I wouldn't be able ...
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Mod hammering - to do or not to do

As a candidate, I think I should clarify my position on this. Mod-hammering is sometimes appropriate. I'd even go so far as to say that it is often appropriate. There are a lot of very clear and ...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

"Do not do it again" is an order (an imperative statement), not a threat. A threat would be "If you do it again, I'll come to your house with a cream pie and throw it into your face while shouting, '...
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Overzealous Moderation - Thread wrongly put on hold

One very important requirement for questions on ServerFault: You need to be administrator on the system in question, in order to be able to fully follow possible answers. That rules you out, at least ...
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How to deal with people that don't accept your reasoning?

You flag it or post in meta. It's not locked, to allow answers, but I put a comment warning about the edit war on it. Flag, or notify me (@HopelessN00b) if there are any more problems.
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Is there recourse for abusive moderation?

The other have addressed your concerns regarding the content of your question. In regard to reporting personal issues with a moderator there is a contact button at the bottom of every page. It links ...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

I don't see any outright insults here on the part of naktinis, at least as far as I would be insulted, but your comment was also completely unnecessary and outright wrong in the situation. To ...
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ServerFault - Direction and Future - Professional Questions

Do you really think that Is RHCA good? is a good question that will actually have value for people. The problem I see with most career questions is that ~95% of them are crap like the one you ...
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In heaven complaining about hell

Instead of beeing harsh, (much as I joke, I do agree with the others. This is not a place to have a conversation, stick with the answering. If you don't have enough rep to comment, get some).
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Is there recourse for abusive moderation?

I read over the question...and you added the bit about not being able to upgrade Fedora 14 after the comments were made. On ServerFault, we expect askers to have some measure of professional ...
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In heaven complaining about hell

Nice that you have an opinion and everything, but you're wrong. Also, for what it's worth, I flagged that post, and if it miraculously gets undeleted, I'll throw a delete vote on it, as will at least ...
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In heaven complaining about hell

Your first answer isn't an answer and should have been a comment as all you were doing is ask for additional information rather than answering the question - this is the definition of a comment. I ...
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Mod hammering - to do or not to do

I do realise that moderation styles differ between sites, but I tend to consider closing clearly off topic questions to be a moderator task of sorts (though it still feels odd for me to do it). A ...
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Is a question about configuring a server admin panel off topic?

The wording here is a little ambiguous. I understand why end use of panel software would be out of scope. However, configuring these panels does require sysadmin knowledge, and would otherwise be in ...
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On hold for a valid question conforming to guidelines

You are knowingly misrepresenting the situation. The original question and the first edits didn't form a suitable question for ServerFault and it was closed for this reason. This has been explained to ...
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On hold for a valid question conforming to guidelines

...but they can edit their responses... Unlike for questions and answers, comments only have a have very limited window (only 5 minutes) when edits are allowed. After that the only remaining "edit" ...
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Mod hammering - to do or not to do

I have to echo something a couple of the other moderators have said: I VTCed a lot more things than I hammer now. That's because a VTC is a one-in-five vote of no-confidence where a hammer is a ...
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Where do questions regarding labs for enterprise equipment & software belong if not SF?

My reasons were thus: It's a home environment. Even if it is supported by VMware, the configuration you propose is not something that any sane sysadmin would ever implement. If you want to lab out ...
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Moderation Review Request - Apache Question

For what it's worth, I'd already voted to close it as off-topic, and although two respected moderators have said otherwise, I secretly continue to think it's off-topic, pretty much for the reasons you ...
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Where do questions regarding labs for enterprise equipment & software belong if not SF?

You can rent a server from OVH (others too probably) for about 100USD per month, they list ESXi as a virtualisation environment they have available for preinstallation. The setup above is much closer ...
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In heaven complaining about hell

Now I know that I can comment before I type an answer, but if I don't have 50 reputation to be able to comment, how exactly am I supposed to comment? In theory, if you are using the answer field for ...
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post put on hold, no feedback, edited it several times, made comments but no reply from mods for days, now closed im blocked from new questions

Closing a question (same thing as putting it on hold) has nothing to do with being encouraging or not. It's a way to pause activity on a question while issues with it are being resolved. Your ...
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ServerFault - Direction and Future - Professional Questions

The scope of SF topicality has changed since it was opened. Learning material recommendations have been off-topic since before I even became an active member of the site. Highly voted Q&A's from ...
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Moderation Review Request - Apache Question

Questions about web server configuration are very on-topic here. I agree with the declination of your migration flag.
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

I would like to throw in my 2 cents here (I am sorry), as I get the feeling that people are talking past the posed question(s). Talking past the question for a moment: Let me pre-face it quickly by ...
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Why was my post closed by a moderator?

Everyone makes mistakes, myself included. This does indeed appear to be a business printer, and so I've reopened the question (and removed an inappropriate tag). You may still want to improve the ...
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