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It sounds like as an intern, you're now in a position of responsibility to others in a very public way, which might be a stressful transition from being a CS student, and you're looking to learn from others here. Participating on Stack Exchange sites requires a bit of a learning curve too since each site has its own specific criteria as to what its ...


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Answers on this site are not just for the person who asked the question. In fact, we close questions as off-topic if they are so specific as to be only applicable to the person who asked. We hope that questions on this site will be found by others that have similar problems and thus be helpful to a wider audience. Questions shouldn't be closed just ...


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There are no hard rules that govern how often a moderator must visit the site. Certainly if a moderator hasn't been active in months, they get removed. That was the case for the last election. One of the current moderators hadn't been active since May and an election was held to replace them. The moderation duties of this site can be handled pretty ...


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Comments are designed to contain ephemeral, short-lived discussions surrounding the parent post, and it's expected that anything meaningful resulting from the conversations be moved into the post itself. Comments that add no intrinsic value to the parent are subject for removal, often because they become obsolete, chatty or just totally lacking context after ...


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I can imagine that it is a very tough job moderating a site like this one. Indeed, other Stack Exchanges sites are far more active and the job much larger. Personality, expertise, and experience will always be a part of the human equation. Whenever humans are a part of the process, the effect will change depending upon the individual and the days experience....


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