Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
23

This idea makes moderators' lives harder, not easier. Issuing a suspension comes truly as a last resort, after other options have been tried, and when the site team is at the end of their tether with a user because the user has shown no ability to learn from their mistakes and no willingness to engage with moderation. Adding, essentially, another level of ...


18

We already have a "light suspension" option - it's just a message without actually issuing the suspension. If the user is truly just misapplying their powers then a message pointing out their error and reminding them how they should behave will be all that's required to correct the situation. No temporary loss of reputation, no being blocked from using the ...


13

If we wanted to ask someone nicely to knock it off... we will. We do have the tools at our disposal to do so, either through superpings on chat, or through mod messages without suspensions, or even strategically placed meta posts or comments. This is typically our first course of action and practically serves as a 'lighter' alternative to suspensions. We ...


11

Update: It turns out this feature was implemented after the latest HNQ announcement cf. rob's answer. I experimented a bit on Quantum Computing SE (there were a few questions on the HNQ in the past one week). It seems that the UI allows mods to kick questions for the entirety of the 3-day period after a question gets promoted to the HNQ. So say a certain ...


11

ArtOfCode makes a good point about the mod side, but personally, my main concern with that feature-request​ is this part... The rep what he gains after that, would still entitle him for different privileges - but only that rep would count, what he gains after the suspension. Presumably if someone had "activities leading to a suspension, bound to ...


7

Many people react badly to being punished. From their point of view the punishment is often undeserved, and they'll lash out at the next convenient target. Most of the SE moderation happens without any punishments involved. We mods ask people to adjust their behaviour, and we delete posts or comments that don't follow the rules. That is the vast majority of ...


5

Essentially the OP is asking whether a soft suspension would be useful to the community and to the mod team, those who issue the suspensions. But, there are already a number of available options open. The mods can issue an official warning to the account holder whose behaviour is causing ripples. This entails no lost of rep or privileges but tells the ...


5

Because the user doesn't have a chat account yet. I just tried searching their username in the list of all chat users and got nothing: Only users who already have chat accounts can be superpinged just by using @@<username>. For a user who has a site account but not yet an account on Chat.SE, you need to superping them using the <userID>@<...


5

I experimented a drop, and I was unable to replicate what had happened to the message. Just tested. You'll get the first case if you edit and delete all the characters of a message from the transcript (with your mod powers), and then purge the history. Note that it's not possible to edit to remove all the characters of a message from within a chat room, but ...


5

Here is a big list: CMs (community managers): 21: Post Disassociated - An admin removes the OwnerUserId from a post. 22: Question Unmerged - A previously merged question has had its answers and votes restored. 17: Post Migrated - A post was migrated. (any site, can be old more than 60 days, question only) Privileged users, Moderators and CMs: 10: Post ...


2

The following can only be done by ♦ moderators (and employees who have a diamond): 14: Post Locked - A post was locked by a moderator. 15: Post Unlocked - A post was unlocked by a moderator. 18: Question Merged - A question has had another, deleted question merged into itself. The following can only be done by ♦ moderators (and employees who ...


1

I think it's better to either close it or let the community handle it entirely on their own. Putting something in the close queue is pretty much the same hand-holding that you're concerned is having a bad effect on your community's independence from moderator intervention. If you see an issue with things not going into the queue that should, or a lack of ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible