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Questions tagged [bias]

Issues related to bias (by either moderators or users).

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How to keep your cool, if a mostly problematic user just drives you up the wall?

There is a user in our small community, who had caused a lot of trouble in the past while doing a few sporadic good contributions (mostly when he felt the need to improve his amount of points) too. ...
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what to do with proven moderator preference on supposed open-to-all political forum

At a site for home-based workers in a particular field, there are several forums, and one option is a forum to discuss politics. However, there is a group of 5 to 6 like-minded users who form a ...
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How should I deal with a moderator who shows favoritism?

I am in a community where there is a moderator who shows favoritism to certain users, such as using more lenient punishments on them when they break the rules and unbanning them before their ban is up....
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How should a moderator team handle a user who has a personal grudge against one of the moderators?

It seems moderators are frequently held to different standards by the community, even when exercising none-moderator privileges (such as discussion of opinions). On some occasions, a user will ...
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What should I do about a moderator who dislikes me and lets that affect how he manages the site?

I'm a well-regarded, long-term user on a site. One of the moderators has taken a personal dislike to me, I think because we're often on opposite sides of issues on the site. I strive to always be ...
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How to avoid being put on a pedestal by users?

I am aware that my high-visibility position in the community means that I am under higher scrutiny, and that I should act with more responsibility than the regular users. But the question is not about ...
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Should I do anything to protect, or even privilege, minority opinions on my site?

My site focuses on the controversial topic of hard-boiled-egg-breaking. Most of my users are from the hit-round-ends school, but a few are from the hit-pointy-ends school. These two groups struggle ...