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How to deal with a user who deliberately posts answers as comments to evade changes of reputation?

What is best to be done about a user who deliberately posts answers as comments in order to evade (in particular negative) changes of his reputation/karma? The user even admits this behavior. On our ...
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How can I get more (frequent) users to edit more in a StackExchange community?

The chat regulars on ELL unanimously agree on the fact that it suffers from a lack of avid editors. While we have a fairly large user base in comparison to sites almost as old as us (111 users with ...
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Is rolling back a rollback a good idea?

On a Stack Exchange recently, I made an edit, and someone immediately rolled it back. In my opinion, that rollback was invalid, so I re-rolled back to my edit. I was told that I'm violating an ...
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Correcting and explaining corrections without sounding superior

So, I am a moderator on a forum dedicated to scientific exploration, the specifics of which I will not get in to. The main point of this forum is to correct other's incorrect assumptions and ideas ...
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Does a monkey-see-monkey-do approach work with self-moderation?

In the context of a Stack Exchange site (or any site with self moderation), is it OK for a very small number of users (1-3) to do most of the work to keep the site clean? Small communities sometimes ...
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