News for modrats

News for modrats


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Badge progress indicator missing number counts

Something changed recently, and since a picture is worth a thousand words: Until not very long ago, the "score" and "answers" labels were followed by numbers indicating the values of the progress ...

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Why is this answer with 43 upvotes locked?

This answer, which has 43 upvotes, has been locked since yesterday: http://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/46616/12321 I'm not sure it's worthy of my personal upvote, but as I cannot vote on it (since ...

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Offer vs. Offered: Tense discrepancy on bounty badges

The description for Promoter says First bounty you offer on your own question. The description for Investor says (emphasis mine) First bounty you offered on another person's question. ...

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Duplicate answers should be blocked rather than just flagged

Currently the system detects duplicate answers from the same user and flags them for moderator attention. This is useful, but could be streamlined. Duplicate answers fall into two main categories: ...

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Was this edit handled appropriately?

Should I tell my 10-year old son, how screwed-up Cinderella is? Issue #1: A chunk of the answer was edited out. Problem: That edit shouldn't have been made. The editor put in a very nice comment ...

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How to train your growing community to self-moderate?

Two years ago I accepted the post of pro-tem moderators on Computer Science. At that time, and that's true for any new beta SE site, there were little to no users with enough reputation to moderate. ...

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Are flags for “immediate” problems or just problems?

A moderator of a graduated site (but not Stack Overflow) told me in chat today (I am making a cursory attempt at anonymity, but it shouldn't be hard to figure out who it was for the determined): ...

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iOS app suffering short term memory loss

Since the latest update, 1.3.1.213, the iOS app is stuck on the same post every time I launch it, even after backgrounding it for just a second. It seems to be recalling its state when it enters the ...

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Editing a site-meta post with an expired featured tag requires me to restore it

This happened here. I wanted to add a new tag to and remove another obsolete tag from a question on a site-meta and I could not do so without adding a featured tag, which had been added to the post by ...

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When are the moderator elections?

Biology.SE graduated an hour ago and one of their posts had an answer stating about election. The most recent graduated site took somewhere like 2-3 weeks after the design post to graduate. ...

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Please welcome your new moderators

Throughout the beta, we need members from the 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 community ...

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Where did this user's rep go?

I'm looking at this brand new mod, Stephane Martin, who answered one of my own questions, earning +45 rep in the process. So I expect him to be at 146 rep. But he is now at 143 rep. No downvotes or ...

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My reputation graph on Math.SE shows me as having the wrong reputation

On Math.SE, as of right now, I have 279 rep. This is correctly reported on my profile page. However, the rep graph on the new profile page suggests that I currently have 319 rep (as per the ...

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Who should our moderators be?

It maybe a bit early, but it is something definite to start thinking about. From the Moderator Pro Tempore blog: About a week into the public beta, we will seek out members who are deeply ...

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Should answers without references be immediately deleted?

We have established that this site “strongly encourages” references in answers. Although it does not appear to reflect full consensus, I even upvoted the answer that states that we should require ...

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Should moderators be able to add to the weekly newsletter?

Right now, most of the newsletters that I've seen are pretty plain. Should a moderator be given the power to add a few notes to the newsletter, such as motivations for the community, or just a ...

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Notifications vanish when answer is converted to comment

I noticed a "bug" (or maybe a conceptual shortcoming, but an important one) with converting answers to comments today. Steps to reproduce: User A answers a question. User B comments on the answer ...

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Remove the decimal point after 100k rep

As Jon Skeet reaches 1000 bronze badges, the reputation line in flair is not going to fit there any more. I suggest reducing the precision as you reach 100k (just like what happens with 10k users) ...

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Help us with a little clean up!

I went ahead and deleted a bunch of questions which were either closed, downvoted and unsalvageable or were closed, with no answer and abandoned since 2012. Please review my work by going through and ...

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Wrong message for suspended users who try to add a comment

This is what a suspended user see when trying to add a comment here on MSE: Or, in words: You must have 1 reputation to comment Suspended users do have 1 reputation, kind of. Error ...

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What auto-review comments do you use?

AutoReviewComments is an extension for Chrome or Firefox* which lets you save comments to save typing the same ones over and over again. The default ones aren't necessarily the best fit for every ...

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Reference: templates for common comments

The purpose of this post is to aggregate several templates for comments useful for the daily moderating of the CS site, e.g., informing the user (usually, new user) when their question is off-topic / ...

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Export PDF on careers - writing section is ugly

I thought I would see what the export to PDF option on careers looked like as I am working on my resume. I liked it up until it hit the writing section. It is ugly as can be. Can you change the look ...

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Height and margin of #fav-tip are incorrect when clicking “add to favorites” on Stack Overflow Careers when not logged in

When clicking "add to favorites" for a job on Stack Overflow Careers when you are not logged in the styling is incorrect on the #fav-tip element. Here's what appears currently: I don't know ...

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Why is my diamond different on mobile?

When I log in on my android phone, my black diamond looks different, somehow funkier and more 3D. Why?

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Pasting code from Stack Overflow to Notepad loses line breaks using Internet Explorer?

Whenever I copy code from a Stack Overflow post and try to paste it into Visual Studio or Notepad, all the carriage returns are lost and I have to go through and fix everything. Is there a proper way ...

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Print icon in the careers page prevents correct mobile page layout from rendering

The print icon is preventing the page from loading correctly on mobile. The icon has a 770px left padding, which seems to be causing the issue. .cv.public a.print { left: 770px; }

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“A new batch of invitations” email has a typo

Because your friends and colleagues accepted your invitiations and created profiles, [...] Should be "invitations".

1 answers | May 15 at 18:06 by Trevoke on Meta Stack Exchange meta.stackexchange.com
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Allow moderators to add their own mod message templates

On Physics, I rarely use any of the boilerplate mod messages. One of the more common actions is warning a user about many homework questions1. For this, I have a template in the chatroom that I copy ...

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What does the Gold Badge next to a name on a duplicate post notice mean?

Recently, I found this when I was editing: What does the gold circle in the shape of a badge mean? Gold Badges don't appear on all marked as duplicate post notices.

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