News for modrats

News for modrats


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Low profile low quality answers

It probably could be stated as a fact that "interesting" questions get more interest, answers and votes, while the "common" ones receive less attention on CV. I recently noticed that it happens (not ...

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Perform automatic checks for cross-posting and question block at SO when post enters close queue, not only at attempt to migrate

Suggest to perform automatic checks for cross-posting (including deleted SO cross-posts, like this one for example) and question block / warning at Stack Overflow when post enters close queue, not ...

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How to cleanly delete my own answer put under the wrong question?

For my education, I browse old question and see their answers. I found this one dealing with how to detect wifi access point on a large network and with no accepted answer. This reminded of my ...

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Can not edit/select tags from web interface(can not ask questions)

I am posting this from the mobile app as I am not able to post any questions or edit tags from the web interface. After writing the question I am not able to select a tag. Writing the text bug also ...

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Stack Careers edit profile page hangs in IE11

I'm trying to load the page for editing my profile in Stack Careers in IE11, but it locks up my browser tab. The developer toolbar's console keeps spitting out the same error: Unable to get ...

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Peer Pressure badge worded incorrectly

According to the Peer Pressure page, the badge is awarded to those who "deleted [their] own post with 3 or more downvotes." I did this recently and didn't get the badge. The answer in question had 3 ...

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Reading notification for new meta post does not clear it

When I get a notification for a new meta post in the moderator inbox, it does appear in the notifications of the app. But I when I read it there, that does not clear the notification in the desktop ...

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Effective solutions to persistent bad content in an otherwise good answer?

Situation: You see an answer The answer is generally good. Extensive research, in-detail review of the claim topic, references, etc... However, one small aspect of the answer is awful - doesn't have ...

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Extra tag badges bug not completely cleaned up

So last night we had a problem with Tag badges are being awarded incorrectly Thankfully, it's mostly fixed now. However, there's still a problem... the totals are still wrong: This issue was ...

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Moderator posted a strange-looking question and deleted it right away; is something wrong?

Just now I was watching ios questions page and suddenly this question appears. It's clear that someone hacked Jeremy Banks ♦'s account. It also shows that Jeremy Banks deleted that same question ...

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Does the migration of edited posts violate attribution requirements?

I'm not meaning this to be a duplicate of this feature request. Here, I'd really like to find out if the current migration process is a violation of the license under which contributors grant their ...

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On SO Careers, how come the presentation of dates on certifications is different?

We can use my SO Careers profile as an example. One certification is listed as "December 2010 - Current". That's correct - I took the test in December 2010, passed it, and this particular ...

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Update on Moderator Issue

So... we have now finally got word back from all three moderators; we are all in agreement to step down and allow for a process similar to the original pro tempore moderator selection. Once/if the ...

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Sectarian shout downs should be dealt with

(Finally came up with a better title.) So if one asks a question about, say, mudras and the answer is "That's superstition, you should read the earlist pali texts" Or if I ask a question about, say, ...

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Make it easier for moderators to review all activity from/about a user

Here's something that's happened to me more than once as a moderator: I have a user who's had some problematic behavior, like rudeness or vandalism, and I want to get a "whole-user" view of recent ...

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Please welcome your new moderators!

Throughout the beta, we need members from this site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each ...

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URL is not linked properly

From this question on Wordpress SE, you can see that the URL is not linked properly: But when I click edit, there is nothing wrong with it:

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Incorrect message when earning a badge

My profile page on Stackoverflow was tracking the gold badge for wpf with still 104 votes to go to earn it. I earned a revival badge and was greeted by "Congratulations you earned the WPF badge". The ...

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Tag badges are being awarded incorrectly

On Stack Overflow, I have 428 java questions answered with a total score of 775 as of the writing of this post. However, I was just awarded the Java tag badge. It seems that this is happening to a ...

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Reminder: Don't downvote spam. Just flag it

While cleaning out the spam queue today I noticed a flurry of down-votes on these posts. Just wanted to remind everyone that you only need to flag spam to get a moderator to remove it from the site. ...

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Can we have the fanciful red colors for moderator-only tags?

This surely is not a priority now but I really miss the fanciful red color for the 'status-' tags and other mod-only tags. Can we have the color on the android app?

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Site age in Stack Exchange sites list showing “1y0m”

In the sites list sites active for exactly whole year(s) are showing something like: This feels wrong, better be just "1y". Worth to mention that similar bug was fixed in the ...

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Posting answers triggers crash

I was posting answers on Ask Ubuntu via the Stack Exchange iOS app. Problem: After any answer submission or edit submission (NOT comment submissions, however), I get an application crash instantly ...

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What is the current reason of answer removal: 'symptoms and how migraine is categorised'?

I've answered the following question: What are the symptoms of Migraine and how to categorise into severe or mild etc Initially it was removed by lack of interpretation of migraine stages (I ...

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Whether and how to moderate low-quality questions?

This is a difficult question (maybe a bad question), and maybe especially difficult: Because I'm asking about questions-in-general, instead of asking about one specific question. Because I feel ...

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Top bar showing “NEW FEATURES” orange banner

I noticed a banner saying there are new features in my top bar: When hovering over it: I'm not new, I already visited this new profile. Why did I get the banner? If it is intentional, ...

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Anonymous questions and Avatars

Some Stack Exchange sites allow to ask an anonymous question by specifying a one-time user name and an email which is "required, but never shown". However the Gravatar attached to the email is shown ...

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Glaucoma answer removed because of a shotgun approach?

I've answered the following question: Can electronic device help with glaucoma? Initially it was removed as it had too many cites included. I've improved answer as requested, but now moderators ...

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Should mod remove answers which doesn't address all sub-questions?

I've answered the following question: Effect of the common cold on the immune system Sub-questions are: I've heard that once a person catches a cold, his whole immune system becomes weak and is ...

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Was a user who posted a comment as answer assisted in commenting by a moderator?

Recently, I found a user that had a reputation under 50, so he couldn't comment. Instead, he put the comment into an answer, which people shouldn't do. I flagged the answer. After I rechecked, one of ...

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