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It is kind of you to notice and to ask. I had not been very active here in the last four years or so and wore the moderator's diamond as a reminder of the past rather than as a tool to help the site. Moreover, I have enough reputation that when, on occasion, I have an opportunity to spend some time here, I can still do most of the things I used to. It was ...


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I could not comment sooner without knowing whether @whuber wished to return their diamond quietly or accompanied by an announcement. Now that they have answered here I am comfortable to add an answer too. @whuber's answers on this site are legendary for their detail and rigour so I hope we will continue to see new ones whenever suitable opportunities to ...


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For me the workload isn't terribly onerous, I keep GIS.SE open in a browser tab all the time and when I have a long(ish) compile running I scan the newest question list and keep an eye on the moderation queue, most of the issues that are flagged are fairly easy to deal with occasionally we get more complex issues and we have a chat room to discuss those ...


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I cannot speak to the current question under discussion (where the answer was converted), but I do have an answer for the revised question (this meta question). Answers can be flagged with one of four canned responses or a custom 'other'. You can see these by clicking on the flag link at the bottom of an answer. However once that flag hits the review queue, ...


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I suspect that I am the moderator that you are referring to, and I am happy to try and address any issues that you (or anyone) may have with my moderating style on this focussed Q&A site. GIS SE is not a forum and so the principles that I try to apply to it when moderating are those of a focussed Q&A site rather than those of a discussion forum. ...


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We are fairly lucky we don't see too much spam, Ian mentions most of the relevant points. Likewise having a browser tab open can be useful when working and processing. The site has good community feedback flagging posts etc. It can get more in-depth when there is a issue (bad comments taken personally) mods can dissolve the issue. If there a particular ...


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iant and Mapperz already gave insight into the amount of time that is necessary to meet the needs of the site. Another thing that might be worth mentioning is that it's no problem to be offline during the weekend since gis.se is particularly quiet during this period as well as during holiday seasons because nobody (ok, almost nobody) is at work/university ...


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I changed your answer to a comment because it seemed to me that you hadn't answered the question. You gave a link to an old PAF which doesn't provide the neighbourhood names the questioner wanted. As the OP says he can already do postcode to district and ward and that this is not the correct answer he is looking for. The majority of your answer was a note ...


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A long response to PolyGeo, going in a new "answer." (The format here is a bit awkward for the context of Meta...): Thanks for the thoughtful response. There are a number of technical consideration as to the site’s guidelines which can reliably be used to defend your decisions and I have no doubt that you have considered them in great detail. What I am ...


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Something is wrong here. The mod removes my answer and converts it to a comment, down votes my answer, and then answers with their own weaker answer and link. Actually my answer and the mod are almost identical except my link is far superior. On this board ChrisW, Tengshe and myself (as well as the person who asked a question) all think it is a genuine ...


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