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Welcome to Ask Patents' newest moderator

We'd like to welcome the newest moderator to Ask Patents: He'll be joining Eric S shortly — please thank him for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice with him as he learns the ropes!
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Spam Questions Increases

Patents is getting a bunch of Spam lately. Is there anyway we can get the moderator to delete them more rapidly? I and others are flagging as spam and downvoting.
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Is this answer spam?

This answer from March 28, 2020, which appears to be spam was brought to my attention in the Charcoal chat room when a user commented that their spam flag on that post had aged away. I have also ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Is there an active Mod for this Stack?

Looks like the single pro tem mod hasn't been active for over a year, and it seems to me that DonQuiKong, Eric Shain and Maca are doing the actual mod work on this forum. Possibly it's time to ...
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Reviewing soft questions - where to draw the line?

Ask Patents attracts a lot of soft questions, and I've been approving most of them because, although they are broad and there may be multiple correct answers or can only be partially answered, they ...
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Too many expiration tags being closed as duplicates

I see a large number of "When does Patent X expire?" questions being marked as duplicates of How do you determine a patent's expiration date?, with zero effort to edit, re-tag or answer the question. ...
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Would you be interested in Moderating this site?

Greeting all! It's time to see if we can get some Moderators for this site! Most Stack Exchange sites (like Ask Patents) are generally self-moderated by the community. The combination of voting, wiki-...
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Should we appoint pro-tem moderators?

I'll admit that I'm not an overly frequent user of Ask Patents, but as someone who does pop on from time to time, I see quite a few straight-up bad questions. As I understand it, AP is currently ...