13 votes

Do the moderators plan to close most questions on this site?

This situation is very concerning. All of those questions were unilaterally closed by the same moderator as “needs details or clarity”, or closed as a duplicate of a question that is closed as “needs ...
galacticninja's user avatar
11 votes

What can I do if my questions are getting closed by 1 mod as "needs details or clarity" but no comments are given as to what is unclear?

I wasn't involved with this, but since you asked for feedback, I'll share some personal opinions: If you're asking how to improve the questions, one way would be to flesh them out. It might be helpful ...
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10 votes
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2019 Moderator Election - why?

Without going into too much detail - it's not my place to say who may or may not be stepping down - we (the mods) were contacted by the community team for the simple reason that it had been 6 years ...
ChrisF's user avatar
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8 votes
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What part of the question "How do I schedule a comment on Reddit?" needs details or clarity?

Which part of it is unclear? Nothing is unclear to me, it is crystal-clear, and I therefore voted to reopen. The potential answer or solution (whether built-in, third-party, APIs, scripting tools, ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
8 votes

Why did a moderator close this 12-year-old Google Search question yesterday as off-topic when it’s not a web app recommendation?

I have edited the question to remove the sentence: For example, is there an application, a site or a Google tool to search things like *.stackexchange? Now it should be clearly about Google and not ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
6 votes

Why are questions asking about the actions of one moderator closed by this moderator as opinion-based? Aren't mod decisions supposed to be objective?

As per the discussion tag wiki (emphasis mine): Questions that may not necessarily have a clear-cut right or wrong answer and are often subjective. If your question isn't a bug report, feature ...
galacticninja's user avatar
5 votes
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What part of the question "Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window?" needs details or clarity?

This is a great question that should not have been closed, in my opinion, especially not for lacking "clarity or details". The question is clear and detailed enough. Web Apps Stack Exchange ...
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4 votes

What part of the question "How do I schedule a comment on Reddit?" needs details or clarity?

The moderator who closed the question twice apparently did so because they felt the question lacked research effort (moderators, please let me know if I’m mistaken). Quoting the moderator's answer to ...
galacticninja's user avatar
3 votes
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Why did a moderator close this 12-year-old Google Search question yesterday as off-topic when it’s not a web app recommendation?

status-complete Reopened by BlindSpots. Thanks for being open to community feedback. I respectfully disagree with the moderator's answer. I'll address the core issues raised in their post: The ...
TheMaster's user avatar
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3 votes
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When do moderators plan to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE?

A community manager stepped in to help clarify the policy: Does Web Apps Require Research? October 2023 seems likely to be when the policy will be decided.
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
3 votes

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

I would respect the community consensus. In my opinion, the only time moderators should oppose the community is to fulfil the moderator agreement. This should be quite obvious, but even with community ...
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3 votes

2023 Community Moderator Election Results

After this election, the moderators of Web Apps are: Blind Spots, elected in 2023 ChrisF, elected in 2011 (and never re-elected) Rubén, elected in 2020 (and never re-elected) Why do we have ...
Flimm's user avatar
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3 votes

What part of the question "Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window?" needs details or clarity?

From what I understand, the moderator who closed and locked the question did so because they thought it did not meet research standards (moderators, please let me know if I’m mistaken). This is a ...
galacticninja's user avatar
2 votes

Serial downvoted by a moderator

The votes that you are referring aren't "serial downvoting" b/c the referred questions didn't include any research effort, they were very short (meaning unclear / brevivity should not ...
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2 votes

Weird answer edit revertable?

There is also no reply to the comment I had added to the answer I edited. Oh, and here's the fine print upon which I based my summary: Use your Prime Now rewards to place orders for FREE 2-hour ...
user1521620's user avatar
2 votes

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

Absolutely! The community members taking issue in many cases have contributed a lot to the site over the years and it is appropriate that their concerns be properly addressed. I have read as many of ...
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1 vote

Why did a moderator close this 12-year-old Google Search question yesterday as off-topic when it’s not a web app recommendation?

Judge questions by the problem being posed instead of the presupposed answer I think the fundamental issue here is that the moderators seem to be judging questions by their presupposed answer(s) ...
galacticninja's user avatar
1 vote

Who are the current active moderators of WebApps in April 2023?

The current moderators are, in alphabetical order: ChrisF Rubén Sathyajith Bhat Here is a summary of when they were elected, and when their most recent post or comment was: Moderator Elected Latest ...
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