This is somewhat related to a question here on meta about whether the number of questions in the "Most Delete Votes" list in the 10k moderator tools should be increased. I looked for that question every way I could think of, to add this as an answer (if it wasn't closed), but couldn't find it.

It just struck me that when I'm looking for questions to vote to delete, it does me no good to see questions I've already voted to delete, or questions that have been migrated or locked. The list would often be long enough if such questions were omitted.

  • As a fellow deletionist, I approve this feature request. ;) Mar 26, 2010 at 3:59
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    This one? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/33459/…
    – fretje
    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:54
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    @fretje: yes. Thanks. That's why I couldn't find it - it's about the close list! Mar 26, 2010 at 10:47
  • I would also like to see questions less than three days old and answers not show up in the delete list unless I have 20k rep.
    – user255171
    Jun 26, 2015 at 16:06
  • @Snowman frankly, I find these somewhat useful even though I have less than 20K. I review these and regularly find stuff worth flagging for mod attention (not surprising since these are posts considered harmful by trusted users)
    – gnat
    Jun 26, 2015 at 16:26
  • @gnat then maybe have different views. Personally, I just want to burn through my delete votes as efficiently as possible, viewing only those items on which I can actually cast a vote.
    – user255171
    Jun 26, 2015 at 16:29
  • @Snowman agree, different views could be useful
    – gnat
    Jun 26, 2015 at 16:31

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I also would not mind seeing the vote count in another color (or something else obvious). I hit 10k today and found this to be a usability issue, especially with questions that have identical (rather, nearly identical) titles and both were closed.

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    Now that you are an employee, can something be done about this?
    – durron597
    Jun 26, 2015 at 16:04
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    @durron597 I want to fix some of the moderator tooling first, because it's even more long overdue. That's an active initiative as of next week. The 10k tools were designed to facilitate more oversight, which at our current scale, is a function that they fundamentally don't provide very well. You need to be able to drill into those lists more conveniently at a much deeper breadth, and (optionally) filter out the stuff you can't act on, even if just seeing what's ultimately happened to it is interesting.
    – user50049
    Jun 27, 2015 at 4:08

At the very, very least, the lists should indicate which ones you've voted on. This would work best if the list was longer, of course.

I could see this implemented as sort of a toggle view where you could hide the ones you've voted for. This would keep the information available if you want to see it, which I think is the point of keeping them around currently.

Even with a list of 15 questions, it's tough to keep them all straight. As Ether said, you can look at whether the link is greyed out or not, but if you don't vote after viewing one of the questions, then that whole system breaks down.

This should apply to the delete list as well.


I don't mind seeing questions I've already voted for in the list (at least if I voted on the same machine, the link will be greyed out), but migrated questions are totally uneligible (for non-mods) so they should be in a different list altogether. Perhaps there's already a "recently migrated" tab for mods, so these questions should go live there with that list.

While we're at it, a longer list of questions with delete votes would be welcome too.

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    @Ether: do you use the list to navigate to questions you've already voted on? May I ask for what purpose? Mar 26, 2010 at 20:32
  • @John: I don't go to them again generally, but it would be nice to see which ones I've voted on so I don't go to them to vote on them again.
    – Ether
    Mar 9, 2011 at 22:52

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