Questions tagged [moderation]

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Are staff members considering our requests to reintroduce the "last seen" metrics? [duplicate]

I know this has been a sore issue to discuss, and still is. I was glad to see "member since" come back on our user profiles, and this is a good opportunity to express gratitude towards SE ...
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Please welcome Glorfindel to the MSE moderation team

After discussing it with the Meta Stack Exchange Mods, we're glad to welcome Glorfindel to the MSE moderation team and we are excited that he's accepted the diamond here. As with the existing mods, he'...
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What is the course of actions when elected moderators lock and close questions with unjustified reasons? [duplicate]

What should be my course of actions when elected moderators (specifically "Stack Overflow in Russian") unjustifiably lock and close questions on the Meta? I realize, that deciding what is ...
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How to interact with a moderator in this/other sites (technical/specific instructions)

How can I interact with a moderator? what specific actions are available for interacting with moderators, and how (literally, which page do I go to, what do I click on, etc) to perform these? ...
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What determines if a user is suspended based on content in the user profile?

Recently, it came to my attention that another user was suspended for a Code of Conduct violation for language used within the "about me" section of their profile. Now there used to be some ...
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Please can room owners and moderators be given more tools to help prevent spam from suspended users?

Over in The Nineteenth Byte, we've recently been experiencing a slightly disruptive form of spamming from suspended users. The user repeatedly joins and leaves the room, often multiple times a minute, ...
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Moderators don't hunt down "questionable grammar"

In the description for the job opening Vice President of Community Management - which I'm glad to see you're hiring for - there's this line: We have a network of over 500 volunteer moderators who are ...
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How many moderators are required to issue an account suspension?

E.g., can one moderator alone suspend a user account, or are at least 2, 3, etc. moderators required to issue an account suspension? I read My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that ...
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How about having the mods / admins document why they deleted a post [duplicate]

In general, there's a lot of push back against documenting why a post gets deleted. In looking at various posts similar to this, it's been explained that nothing really needs to be documented, that ...
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If I flag a comment from a mod, can the same mod review my flag? [duplicate]

If I flag a comment from a mod, can the same mod review my flag?
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Are moderators allowed to delete questions and answers without (giving) reasons? [closed]

I've been trying to ask questions on https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/. Some are well received with answers and up votes but they kept getting closed. The close reasons were very unclear like &...
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Leagues for participation/moderation?

I am aware of reputation leagues, but those only track your rep gains. As a person who makes everything a competition and who is active in participation/moderation (for the two and a half months I've ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Is it unusual for a moderator to ask for credentials or other user specifics related to the topic of an SE site?

Related to the A.I. SE meta question What is the policy on one-boxing AI-related links in this site's general chatroom? and a now apparently accidentally deleted comment (immediately below this ...
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Will we get a "2020: a year in moderation" post this year? [duplicate]

Since 2016, Shog9 has been posting every year a "year in moderation" post to every meta site with some interesting stats. However, 12 days after the last post, he was fired. Will we get ...
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Moderator bias and stifling of discussion on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Recently I have come across instances of moderators being biased and trying to stifle the discussion through their special privileges on Stack Exchange sites (especially if the point of view or ...
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Is it possible for mods to earn all the Winterbash hats on a site they moderate?

There are several hats that are seemingly impossible for mods to obtain: Bouncer: Make 3 reviews in the close votes queue that ultimately get handled the way you recommended, and at least one other ...
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New chat moderation tools for the Teachers' Lounge

The Teachers' Lounge (or "TL" for short) is a private chat room that is a dedicated space for the diamond moderators of the Stack Exchange sites to communicate with each other for a variety ...
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Why was a chatroom frozen after a remark was made about Australia? [closed]

This is the chatroom: The Garden of Eden This is the chat message: ...have you seen the latest heresy video posted by Veritasium on YouTube? To think he's supposed have a PhD in physics education ...
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Will yearly moderation statistics be published on all sites this year, and future years?

For the last couple years, at the beginning of every new year, Stack Exchange has posted annual moderation statistics on all meta sites in the network. These posts include a full table on how many of ...
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Why does redaction by a moderator require the prior approval of another moderator?

Occasionally SE is used for doxing, or posts contain sensitive information that should be promptly removed. As a moderator I just redacted such a post and am now notified, "Another moderator must ...
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Is username acceptability site-specific?

tl;dr version: If a username is considered acceptable on one site, is it necessarily acceptable everywhere else on the network or are there site-specific standards in username acceptability/...
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Why did Stack Exchange change my nickname suddenly?

My nickname was as "JoãoFodão" and suddenly it changed to "user743574". Why? Is it normal?
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What would the rules be about creating threads regarding other users, and encouraging other users to vote bomb them? [duplicate]

I am just wondering what the rules are here regarding making threads about other users, and whether it is considered a professional, or an unprofessional way of encouraging other users to vote bomb ...
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Should there be a higher standard for moderating election-related content?

I am cross-posting this (with some edits) here to get a wider audience on this matter as it can be an issue for other communities. In that sense, consider this incident as an example and try to ...
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Stepped down as mod on one site, lost chat room permissions on another?

I've been a moderator on the Stack Exchange sites Travel and Expatriates for years. This week I stepped down on Expatriates, but I have now had my access removed from the chat with other Travel ...
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How do sites moderate self-answered questions?

Historically our beta site has discouraged self-answered questions. The site has been running for 6 years (3 questions/day, 98% answered, 3 ½ answers/question, and very few questions are closed). The ...
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The new moderator agreement is now live for moderators to accept across the network

Today, we’re announcing that the new moderator agreement is live and the existing moderators are being asked to accept it. This has been a great collaboration to get from a draft in November 2019 to ...
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Should a user with constructive contributions on another site be destroyed or deleted as a result of a red flag?

I used to think that involuntary account destruction or deletion was a drastic penalty that was issued only to users whose only contributions were spam or offensive content. I just recently ...
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Let's provide a way to expunge old suspensions

All the changes happening in the world have made me think about how "records" affect people even years after they have arguably "served their time". Stack Exchange has followed the ...
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Is there a "statute of limitations" on misbehavior?

Background: A "statute of limitations" is a law that provides that certain very old transgressions are no longer punishable today - the idea that e.g. it's a waste of everyone's time to search through ...
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With the UK now having two seemingly active versions of GDPR, at which age should a moderator consider a user underaged?

The FAQ on underage users states: Stack Exchange has decided to limit registration for all people in any EU member nation to users 16 or older, in order to ensure it remains compliant with the laws ...
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Survey for Moderators who step down

As Teresa shared on her announcement here on meta, we have finalized this survey and sent it to moderators who recently stepped down. We will be creating a Moderator offboarding process, including ...
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2020 Donation "Stack Gives Back" Opt out option

In future years, please provide an option to opt out of donations made on a moderators behalf. If you didn't fill out the form but were a moderator on the day the form was closed, a donation was ...
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Stack Gives Back 2019 vs 2018

How do the donations for 2019 compare to 2018? Personally I know that when that message came out this year, I was so disgusted with SE that I did not want any contributions coming from them on my ...
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Is posting doxxing information ever acceptable?

I would think the obvious answer here is no, but... Recently certain American politicians have been circulating some unsubstantiated doxxing information alleging to out a whistleblower. This has led ...
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Did this question require editing?

This question is already asked on local meta. I want answers based on experience of other sites. I could've asked in moderators team, but I prefer public sites whenever possible. Yes, I'm a moderator ...
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In 2019, which sites had the fewest/most moderator-handled flags per question?

I just ask out of curiosity... Question: In 2019, which sites had the fewest/most moderator-handled flags per question? How to calculate this: from Shog9's Chinese.SE 2019: a year in moderation: ...
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Please don't let Stack Exchange die [closed]

With the recent flow of moderator resignations, I am quite worried. I have no right to be as I myself have made a couple of trash questions in the past, but I just feel like a lot of people have a ...
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Why was the Community/Moderator hammer used on this question? [closed]

So there's this question How to stop Visual Studio (2019) from adding line on the end of file?, which clearly had some problems, but with patience and effort I was able to work through it in the ...
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Split the community and Community User statistics in "Year in Moderation" posts

In the annual statistics posted on Meta Stack Exchange (e.g. here) as well as each per-site Meta, moderation actions are aggregated into "Moderators" and "Community" columns, with the second caveated ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in [Stack Exchange land](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulu_Time)... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange ...
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Am I really trusted to start using privileges as soon as I earn them?

In the latter part of 2019, I have seen my reputation skyrocket on several of our sites. I gained the 10k tools on multiple sites, and just recently gained my first "Protect Questions" privilege. I ...
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Are non-diamond staff subject to the community-elected moderators?

It has been mentioned in several places (for example here) that not all employees of Stack Exchange receive moderator diamonds on the sites. Are non-diamond staff subject to the regular community ...
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Do escalated voting fraud cases ever go anywhere?

A few months ago I reported an obvious case of serial voting, and a moderator said they escalated the incident to SE. Since then, deafening silence. Another user told me this would probably happen. ...
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What do I do with a very low quality Area 51 proposal?

Once every few weeks, I encounter a proposal on Area 51 that is obviously DOA. The proposal's scope is often nonsensical, overly broad, horrendously narrow, and/or covered well by existing sites on ...
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What is considered acceptable feedback?

In the past 48 hours, a question related to the specific wording of the Code of Conduct (archive link) went from being open to deleted, and its author was subject to a 7-day suspension. The topic of ...
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Are SE donations happening this year?

In previous years SE has reached out to moderators, offering to donate money on their behalf to charity. Is that continuing this year, or has it gone away? Reference to the process. Who picks to ...
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Policing gender expressions and pronouns

The current FAQ on pronouns says the following: 8. What if someone wants to be referred to as "the Great and Mighty One" or by an obscenity or something? If something is obviously unreasonable ...
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Blog comment moderation rules

Since my profile will be deleted in a few hours, this doesn't concern me, but the remaining people may be interested. We know the already famous post: https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/11/13/were-...

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