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Helping with review tasks

I've been in a similar boat for a while myself. Admittedly I've been a bit distracted the past few months, but I generally try to skip the "First Posts" and "Suggested Edits" queues and focus mainly ...
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Are end-user support questions on-topic?

I consider those questions on topic, because the site is a "Beta Q&A site for researchers, developers, and users of Tor". So users can ask questions and something like "Tor doesn't work for me" is ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Thank you so much for appointing me as a moderator. I am proud to help improve the Tor Stack Exchange community. I also look forward to working closely with the other moderators, Jens Kubieziel and ...
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What should we do about the "Torcheck" tag?

I'd recommend removing the tag from the questions. In my opinion it doesn't make any sense to have questions with a "wrong" tag. Furthermore I can't really imagine any good questions which ...
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Is it right to question the basic architecture of Tor?

Thanks for your question. The StackExchange sites are thought to be Q&A sites which means a question leads to one or more answers. They're not for discussing things. There is a Chat where things ...
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New moderator wanted on Tor SE

I'm the mod that wanted to step down. Things have now changed since then, so now I feel I have time to resume moderating, so I'm resuming where I left off.
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Should this answer be deleted/moved to comments?

Actually, the first line of that is an answer. Deleting the state file will do what the user wants (though the safety is obviously questionable). I can see that it does have some upvotes - it just has ...
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Non-constructive comments and downvotes

The conversation has gotten heated and a bit personal a few times indeed. I've been away over the holidays but I'll keep an eye on it and take direct action if necessary.
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Was it right to convert this answer to a comment?

Thanks for asking. If you look at the recommendations on how to write a good answer you'll find some advise. To me it is important that a question should be answered. The post by paveloom references ...
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Should this answer be deleted/moved to comments?

On the other hand, you could just add a single line to the end of your existing answer to say something like "Delete the state file from [...]\TorBrowser\Data\Tor and restart Tor if you really need a ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

The nominations for the election have been extended for another week (until May 31, 2021) as we need more candidates. Please consider helping the moderation team and keep this site alive, by ...
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2022 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

Yes, I'm still here and will be glad to help!
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Many duplicates of the exact same question, is there anything that should be done?

I reviewed the original questions. To me all seem to be duplicates. So it is perfectly right to close them as duplicates. Some of the closed questions have answers which add to the existing answers. ...
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Ethically iffy questions

not sure if this is worth an answer, because it is just my opinion! well... SE is about asking & answering questions and spreading knowledge, not about policeing others. nevertheless in such a ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

I wonder now, what's the plan for the other moderator position? It's not really standard to only have two mods and I'm sure the community could benefit with a third.
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Should the question regarding PHP on Tor be closed because it is off-topic?

In this case I think it's a fair question, and both the comments and the user's own answer clarify that: Tor can be used with PHP Future users should check their config when having trouble using PHP ...
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Should I have closed "Why does Tor Browser use Firefox?" as a question?

I think the answer completes the question. The question might be short, but I think the answer is good. So I vote for reopening it..
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Policy on questions asking for help to circumvent licensing laws

The crime is in the brain, not in the tool: in all human history no weapon killed anyone just by itself, there's always a person controlling it. So - if the person is from the "allowed list" of the ...
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Policy on questions asking for help to circumvent licensing laws

Yeah, I find these questions a bit tricky to 'judge', it would be nice with a clear way of answering these questions. I can understand that a person wants to select specific exit node countries for ...
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50 rep before commenting?

I agree with the OP, and it's a shame I can't add this as a comment to Andrew Lott's answer because the limit is 50 rep on Tor Meta as well! Comments are also useful to ask a user to refactor her/his ...
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