Questions tagged [moderation]

This tag is for questions dealing with moderator actions, pages, abilities or decisions.

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Add notes (for mods to see) to flagged comments

Can we get the ability to add a note/message to flagged comments? When I say note/message, I mean a message that is visible only to the admin/moderator who comes across your flag. Not to the community ...
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Why was this closed as “non-computer-related” on superuser.com? [closed]

Please see https://superuser.com/questions/20423/your-experiences-with-self-publishing-sites-blurb-lulu-com-etc Note: I didn't ask the question, nor do I give much a darn about the answer, but I did ...
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Show the reason given for a close vote before the question gets closed

If a question gets votes to close but no answer or comment stating the reason for the vote, the OP has no way of knowing if editing would solve the problem. Show to the asker the reasons (but not who ...
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What are acceptable reasons for flagging as “Requires Moderator attention”?

After reading this recently posted question, I feel I don't quite understand this function. What are the guidelines for flagging a question as "Requires Moderator attention"?
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Is “Please Vote to Close” a valid use for Flag - Requires Moderation Attention

Is my desire to "vote to close" a valid reason to flag a post for moderator attention? I don't have the reputation required. So is it okay to request "vote to close" by proxy before I can vote to ...
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Increase the number of daily spam flags with reputation

As a +10k-rep user on SO, I use the various tools to identify a lot of spam. There are two lists (new posts by new users and new answers to old questions) which are especially useful for tracking down ...
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How to (politely) bump a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get attention for your old, unanswered questions Often, questions get asked, answers are provided (that won't work, either because of a poorly asked question, or ...
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Can the Batch re-tag feature automatically remove duplicate tags?

I came across this question that has two svn tags, I assume it is because of this retag request. So can the batch retag facility check if there will be duplicate tags when it completes?
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User Admins too zealous in their closing of questions [closed]

Stack Overflow should be a place for both experts and those who are just getting into programming. I am a self-taught programmer and I can attest for the fact that the most difficult thing about ...
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Show flag in questions lists when close votes have been made

Similar to: Show possible duplicates in the main post before it's closed In order to close duplicate and other problem questions more quickly. If a question has a close vote, a small icon could ...
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Add the ability to flag your own post for moderator attention

I asked a question yesterday that is no longer relevant and have voted to close it as such. I was thinking that flagging it for moderator attention would be a good idea to expedite the process, but ...
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Add the ability to flag an edit for moderator attention [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to flag an edit for abuse? We can flag questions, answers, and even comments for moderator attention, but we cannot flag a specific edit that has taken place. ...
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“Moderator only” or “Private” flag for sensitive questions

Would a flag be useful for discreet questions? Say you wanted to highlight bad behavior that can't be flagged (say serial anonymous down voting), you can either email the team or post a public ...
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Close questions as “belongs on serverfault” without automatically migrating [closed]

I voted to close this question on SO as "belongs on serverfault". The user had already taken the suggestion to ask the question in the correct forum, so unfortunately when I closed it, the automatic ...
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Details about the flagging mechanism

When we flag questions and answers as spam, abuse or requiring attention, how exactly do the moderators use the information? I'm guessing there's a shared queue somewhere that moderators can all see. ...
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Should mass tag edits/removals be throttled or put to the community for voting?

Recently I watched the bcl tag disappear in one fell swoop (over a period of 3-4 hours). While there were only around 120 questions so tagged, it was a fairly valid tag when referring to the .NET ...
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Users making multiple accounts

After answering a question today, I noticed that the author responded (wrongly, using an answer rather than commenting) with another unique account. I'm not sure what to do when I notice this type of ...
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Dealing with persistent trolls: “see the newsgroups guy”

This guy keeps appearing, and we're not sure why. He posts anywhere between 5 - 12 of the same sort of "answers": Use native Win32 zip dll apis (used by IE) Never use external DLLs on Windows ! ...
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Allow tags to be edited on 'moved' questions

From this Uservoice Item: If you look at this question there's a tag called 'ass-kicking' that no one can get rid of since the question was locked and moved to serverfault.com . I'm not sure what the ...
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Closing an earlier post as a duplicate of a later one [duplicate]

Suppose there are two questions that are very obviously duplicates of one another. The one that came first has maybe a few votes and no answers. The second has double the votes of the first and ...
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Flag abusive users

I think the community does a great job policing questions/answers, etc. and the community has some good tools available to do this. Between flagging questions with some reasons behind it and editing ...
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Implement Ratios For Moderation Abilities

This was something that was discussed briefly on UserVoice in the past but I feel that this should be another good avenue for it's discussion. What we have seen recently is an influx of users gaining ...
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Should Community Moderators be “elected for life”, or have terms?

While I applaud the excellent work of all our community moderators, the question has come up: How long will be the elected moderator’s “mandate”? Is it for life, or are we going to have “moderator ...
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Require reason for post deletion and un-deletion?

Could we have a method of explaining why we think a question or answer should be deleted? It could work identically to closing a question, maybe with an additional text-input box (like the "Requires ...
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Do we need to increase the required delete votes?

Originally close votes required was 3 then 4 now 5 as the number of people who could close increased. Not so long ago 10k+ rep was limited to the first page of users. It's now onto page 6 I think. Is ...
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What to do about rep inflation?

Overall reputation scores are headed nowhere but up. Pretty soon there will be thousands of mods. What to do? Thoughts on possibilities: Thousands of mods is fine. Carry on. Adjust the threshold ...
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Why should 10k rep users view self-deleted answers?

When you reach 10k rep, you get to see other users deleted answers. I just think it's dishonest as a system to call a feature "delete," but show that to totally random strangers in the backroom. Due ...
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Batch retagging?

What is the recommended way of dealing with retagging many questions? For example, if there are only 6 questions that use the smething when they should be using something, it's easy enough to ...
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What can high reputation users do to be better community moderators?

Note: The term "moderator" used herein refers primarily to high-reputation users, not to those with diamonds by their names (although that is also useful). In the long tradition of "How can I become ...