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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

October 30th, 2023 As we are not seeing anything that needs to be debated at this point in time. I am going to accept the answer I proposed to the community. Of course, this policy doesn't need to be ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Why was this question on setting up automatic alerts for new YouTube videos matching keywords closed by a moderator?

This question was closed by a moderator as "needs details or clarity." Can I setup automatic alerts for new YouTube videos that match keywords? I wonder if I can set up a notification for ...
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What part of the question "Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window?" needs details or clarity?

I noticed this question from November 2018: Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window? which received a lot of positive feedback (+31 votes, 52k views), was unilaterally closed by a moderator on ...
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How shall we request the reopening of questions closed due to lack of research?

As mentioned by SpencerG on https://webapps.meta.stackexchange.com/a/5142/18147: including research in a question is not required for question asking on Web Apps. and: closed questions can be ...
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Why have several of my answers to meta posts been permanently locked?

Recently, a moderator, Rubén ♦, locked several of my answers to meta posts (three were permanently locked) as “There are disputes about this answer’s content being resolved at this time.” Those ...
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2 answers
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Reopen "What do the red dashed lines mean in Google Maps?"

The question What do the red dashed lines mean in Google Maps? was closed, but I don't see a reason why it should stay that way. While it may have been unclear in its first revision, I edited to make ...
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1 answer
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When do moderators plan to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE?

On Why do the moderators refuse to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE?, I was told by a moderator to be patient. However I have already ...
9 votes
1 answer
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Why was our site's 13-year-old, very first question closed by a moderator 4 days ago as "needs details or clarity" without a clear explanation?

Web Applications Stack Exchange's very first question "How do I delete my Facebook account?" was posted more than 13 years ago: I don't trust Facebook's new privacy settings and have ...
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Why do the moderators refuse to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE?

I don't understand why the moderators refuse to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE. What I have tried so far: I posted Is showing research ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 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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2023 Moderator Election candidates: What's your approach to moderation in the face of community disagreement? Will you prioritize community consensus?

(This post is for the candidates who are running for the 2023 Web Applications SE Community Moderator Election.) As you may already know, there have been a number of recent meta posts on Web Apps SE ...
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Do moderators care about the community consensus?

Dozens of questions were unilaterally closed for lack of research by one moderator. However, the community consensus is that lack of research shouldn't be ground for closure or that least, it hasn't ...
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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Web Applications Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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As of today, May 2023, who do we understand that is our intended audience and what is the first that we tell them about how to participate?

Preface Please forget about what I said in Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help, and let's start from scratch. In this post, I'm trying to ...

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