News for modrats

News for modrats


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iOS Today View extension doesn't respect accessibility settings

I use iOS's accessibility settings to change text size - I'm young and I have good eyes so I make the text a couple clicks smaller than usual. It helps get more on the page. The iOS app Today View ...

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Can't horizontal scroll widgets on main screen

Just updated the stack exchange app on my nexus 5 today running lollipop and I have to slowly and very deliberately swipe to the left to horizontally scroll items in the feed. 95% of the time it auto ...

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Please add an indication of which of my flags were dismissed as valid/invalid

First of all, I'm AWARE of this question but its answer doesn't answer mine. In the mentioned question it states that in order to check if a flag is valid, the question has probably been locked, ...

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The Download CSV link seems broken in SEDE query result window

I've created this query with a UserId parameter which works nice. I would really like to download those results as an CSV file. Therefor I click on the provided link on the right hand side of the ...

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Are recommendation and opinion based questions off-topic?

It's very good to see the community is growing, and we're already through the private beta. Since this session ended, I've seen many questions asking for opinion and recommendation, but I was not sure ...

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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...

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Moderator ask for answer edit and do not respond

hi i have no response from moderators on message/10230 since Dec 11 at 22:32 please help Because (I cannot post an additional message until a moderator has responded) moderator ask me to modify ...

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Bounty label wrapping incorrectly

I just noticed that for questions with open bounties, the blue label is wrapping improperly (iPhone 6 on iOS 8.1 here):

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Questions migrated from old Economics site erroneously link back to new one

In May 2012, a question was migrated from the old Economics Stack Exchange to Academia Stack Exchange: Are European schools experiencing the same cost raise as American schools? The question has a ...

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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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Hide “not an answer” and “very low quality” flags in the moderator flag queue

At present, when something is flagged as "not an answer" or "very low quality", that flagged post appears alongside all other flags that moderators have to handle. However, a little while ago these ...

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As a moderator, am I supposed to handle NAA flags or let the reviewers do it?

NAA flags have been feeding into a review queue for a while now. I understood that post to mean that except in egregious cases we moderators should let the community handle it, just as we prefer that ...

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Android app should send edits to edit queue if necessary rather than rejecting them

I edited a question, on Stack overflow and when submitting preview, got red bar telling me my account isn't allowed to make suggested edits. On the Sandbox android question it works fine, but that is ...

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Badge icons on mod history page overlap, don't look good

On the mod history page, if a moderator has the Talkative and/or Outspoken badges, they are displayed next to their display name. Clearly this was designed to work with Stack Overflow, which has tiny ...

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Where's the convert to comment button?

The convert to comment seems to have mysteriously vanished. Now I realize there was a change in the way the convert to comment button behaviour - i.e., it would get disabled if there were existing ...

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My real name was used in a beta invite email

I've been participating in the engineering private beta this week and filled in the form in the sidebar to invite a friend. I was very surprised to find out that my real name was sent to that person ...

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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...

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More flagging options needed

This site has a relatively large amount of off-topic questions which should be better moved to SO or CV. But currently in Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic > Migration, the only listed site is ...

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Super collider drop downs have stopped working on chat.stackexchange.com

...at least in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, anyway. If you browse to chat.stackexchange.com while logged in you get your StackExchange/Inbox/Activity menu icons but clicking them doesn't ...

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Badge icons not showing on chat profile

I just noticed that badge icons for my chat profile don't show up anymore: Unihedro could not repro, but Fundamental could. Is this a bug, or is it just us? I'm using Firefox 35.0 on Windows 7. ...

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Who are the Community Managers, and what do they do?

Who are the Community Managers? What do they do? What is their relationship to the "Community" user? Return to FAQ index

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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

Similar things have been asked before and declined: Award no rep or limited rep for questions Drop giving rep for questions This suggestion, Restrict People With Low Answer/Question Ratios From ...

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Responding to questions from emotionally distressed people

Such questions have already been asked; also topics raised here might relate to such areas. We have to be tactful in answering questions we might think are coming from a distressed person or might be ...

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Rotating within a question in the iOS app messes up the question list

Here's a way to mess up the question list on the iPhone: From a list of questions, tap to enter the question Rotate your device Return to the question list with the back chevron. The question list ...

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Moderating criteria, acording to the moderating criteria

1) I know you guys are the expert in moderating your forum and I am sure you have seing this question thousands of times What are the best tools for graphic designing The automatic response says: ...

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Add another canned flag decline reason

Please can we get a 4th pre-canned flag decline reason added to the options when declining flags. Something like: Don't use custom moderator flags for raising issues that are covered by the ...

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Careers is eating my GitHub API rate limit

Sometimes, when I make requests to the GitHub API I see this error: { "message": "API rate limit exceeded for IonicaBizau.", "documentation_url": "https://developer.github.com/v3/#rate-limiting" ...

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Expand links to posts in flags inline

I was staring down an evil-looking flag the other day, and it had a bunch of links in it like this: Currently, to handle this I have to: take a deep breath click on the first link Go back to the ...

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Migrations can be unilaterally rejected by OP under certain conditions

One of our users posted a meta question on main, so one of our mods migrated it to our meta site. The interesting thing is that the user (owning an account on both meta and main by default), deleted ...

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Why not have 100 moderators?

Anyone who has put in the effort to reach 10,000 reputation in the community should be a moderator as long as the following is true: They want to and are willing to invest the time They are positive ...

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