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To directly answer the only question I see in your post: Is it a Good Idea for Beta Moderators to Delete Bad Answers Instead of Using the Vote System? Yes. We have a problem with getting questions to be on topic. Our scope is described in the Tour as such: We've further defined that in What is Hardware?. There are a few minor disagreements on ...


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Failing any comments or dissent, I've turned this on permanently. Please let me know if there's any issues. Thanks for your patience bearing with me getting these numbers out. This looks like an all-around success for getting questions closed based on our metrics. For reference, staff = me. "Questions closed/reopened" means that a close or reopen action ...


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Specific recommendations... ...need specific specification to be specific enough to answer specifically. Or, in other words, to get good recommendations tailored to your needs, you need to provide enough detailed requirements of your desired hardware for the answerers to filter the massive product space down with. That's an immutable fact that we've learned ...


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I'm a high rep user here, and a former mod pro tem at software recommendations (which gives me an interesting perspective into the inner workings of a SE recommendations site) and a mod Super User. I'd like to start by saying SR and HR are in a strange place as far as scope is concerned. Recommendations are explicitly off topic everywhere else on the ...


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Moderators are leaders in the community. Moderators are supported by their community. Moderators are trusted people in their community. The most important question I see you raise is this: fundamentally, the point of this post is to ask whether moderators should be letting the voting system handle whether an answer which is at least trying is good or ...


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Andy's answer has hit the nail on the head regarding your main question; I'm going to address some misconceptions you have. Firstly, to clarify my meaning in those two chat messages you quoted: voting is there for that purpose, except in the situation that a post doesn't meet minimum quality standards. In that case, it is deleted. Voting is the primary ...


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