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Moderating a community that strongly opposes deletion of content

There are very different philosophies on when moderators should remove any content. Most Stack Exchange sites are on one side of the extremes with rather low barriers for deletion. Especially comments ...
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In a community designed for peaceful discussion, should topics which cause hate and strife be disallowed?

I am the administrator and leader of an online community designed for peaceful discussion of Christianity and other faiths, and any relevant events or topics. The community is a single thread, a wall ...
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Should we edit out offensive content from deleted posts if some can see those posts?

On some sites, like Stack Exchange, posts that have been deleted are still visible to a certain class of users beyond moderators/administrators. (On SE, reaching a certain reputation level means you ...
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Permanent bans vs account deletion

A permanent ban and an account deletion done by a moderator achieve the same effect: the user can never access the site anymore from that account; a moderator could use either when they really don't ...
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Is it bad practice to delete an apologizing post that gets hateful responses?

During the summer of 2016, thrash metal band Megadeth was supposed to perform in a major festival in Hungary. In the last minute, the concert was canceled, because of a minor injury. It was hardly ...
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How can I take care of hate content while avoiding backlash for censoring anything I disagree with?

On any community site, there will be people who just want to you it as a platform to attack a person, group, or idea. How do I deal with it? Obviously, I could remove it. But often times that doesn't ...
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