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Community elected moderators on this site are very active. This is mostly due to a fact that our rules do require a lot of moderation.

However, this does not mean that everything needs to be done by moderators, and in particular I'm thinking of:

  • welcoming users and introducing them to the rules of the site
  • editing questions so they have the correct tags, grammar and typography
  • editing answers so they appropriately include citations or links to sources
  • engaging users on meta and explaining the site rules to them.

I believe these things can be done, and will be best done, by you -- the community. We'd very much like to see more involvement. I understand we have a lot of users who avoid posting much because, let's say it, posting here is difficult, and moderating even more so, but I don't think the same could be said about the activities above. In fact, it could be a great way of gaining more confidence and throwing your hat in the arena.

How can we help you moderate more?

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    What's the yellow and brown thing in the second photo? O_o – Andrew Grimm Feb 8 '15 at 0:42
  • To be honest, I think part of the problem is having access to the comment macros that other users have so the "Welcome to the site" can be automatically inserted. – rjzii Feb 10 '15 at 15:23
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    @rjzii That's a user script you can download and install on your browser. It's not a mod-only tool. It's called proforma and the auto comments I used are here – Sklivvz Feb 10 '15 at 16:15

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