News for modrats

News for modrats


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The API is being very standoffish

I was working on Blaze and noticed that I was getting quite a few of those nasty backoff violations. I checked my code for infinite loops and whatnot, then checked the dev console. Here's the ...

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Should moderators delete comments that are about moderation, once they become obsolete with respect to the question they're posted on?

Questions on Academia.SE are often closed, and then reopened after they have been edited and improved (either by the original poster or by other users). Usually this involves an extended discussion in ...

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Hostile Atmosphere

This isn't actually a question -- it's just an observation I'm putting out here for moderators to contemplate. I find cooking.SE the one and only SE site where the experience is decidedly negative, ...

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“Joined today ago”

In the new Accounts tab, a user can have joined "today ago".

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Markdown export for Careers

We all love Markdown, right? So why can't I get my careers profile exported as a markdown file instead of a fixed-format PDF with some information present, and some missing? I use Careers as my only ...

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Full list of Moderators

While having a little chat tonight with studiohack over at Super User, he made a comment about how we have around 150-200 moderators on SE total. I thought about this for a moment, and realized that ...

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On the active questions list, the entire phrase “modified XX ago” should be a link

Recently, the whole "edited on XX/YY" phrase was made to link to the edit history of a post. But with the similar "modified XX ago" text on the active questions list, still only the time/date ...

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Names are trying to escape!

What's up? Why names are running away from their owners? Why this whitespace? By the way, I understood the reason of this bug ;) Is it related to hatz, because name should be moved depending on ...

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Asking for moderator to see my deleted questions

I have deleted some of my bad questions in the past, and I am seeking for a way to undelete them and make them better so I can have my ban lifted. I heard that in order to do that, I should find a ...

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Is deleting comments a form of censorship?

Fellow Users of Academia.SE, Recently on academia.SE and meta.academia.SE, I wrote that I was unwilling to have longterm participation in a site for which content -- specifically comments, although ...

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Can I search for migrated questions, or filter them out in searches?

In the same way that you can search for closed questions using the closed:1 search clause, is it possible to filter out migrated questions from your search? I don't see something like a migrated:0 ...

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Should we have a post notice added for anecdotal answers?

Recently, we've been getting a lot of new users who don't know the Stack Exchange way and provide answers to questions that are little more than anecdotes about a similar situation. These frequently ...

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Should answers promoting questionable legality be deleted?

Recent this answer was flagged for deletion due to promoting practices of questionable legality/morality. For now I have left the answer as is, with a suggestion to downvote and/or comment if you feel ...

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The Android app no longer has a close option for questions

I'm using the Android app v1.0.51 on a HTC One with Android 4.4.3. A few weeks ago, I was able to vote to close questions - still during v1.0.51. There's no longer a vote to close option. I have ...

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What if I don't want to work at “Rochester Institute of�”?

As I was closing terrible questions, I noticed something strange in the Careers ad: There appears to be an encoding problem. I'm not sure what is supposed to be there, but it shows � instead. ...

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Really weird bug on “Unanswered > my tags”, when I have no favorite tags

I wanted to look for some questions to answer, so I went to Unanswered Questions > my tags. It came up with some really weird tags, as seen in this image: support, winterbash-2013, ...

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Suggested edit rejections for concurrent edits should not count for the suggested edit ban

Sometimes a suggested edit is rejected (by Community) because of a concurrent direct edit that takes precedence. Since this is no fault of the edit suggestor, such rejections should not count against ...

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What would be “recommended experience” for a person who wants to run for moderator?

I believe that if someone decides to run for moderator, he should have at least approximate idea what will be expected from them. We can learn something about work of moderators here: MSE and ...

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Tabs not aligned properly on profile modal

It looks like a new visual look for careers rolled out and there is something strange happening with the tabs on the profile page. It looks like the code to track the active tab is not working ...

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What are the limits and restrictions for new users?

In the FAQ, it is not clear that there is a rep limit before a new user can post URLs. This may lead some people to believe that a newcomer without rep is forgetting linking URLs, may result in ...

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Why is Stack Overflow - and Stack Exchange in general - so scary?

I have been an SO user for quite some time and not an entire dimwit when it comes to my languages of choice. SO is a very useful resource and has helped me out of a pinch many a time. However, when it ...

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Duplicate answer vs duplicate question

I have noticed several instances where a question has been closed as a duplicate of another question when the two questions have the same answer, but aren't really the same question. A recent example ...

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Careers should allow me to add external (authored but not owned) GitHub projects under “other”

On Careers, when you try to add open source GitHub entries, it shows you repos which you own or are owned by an organization which you collaborate on. However, one cannot add user owned GitHub ...

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Mod hammering - to do or not to do

One topic I am seeing a lot of the elction page, and in meta threads, and in the site in general, is the idea that moderators should be running around slamming close votes on every question that ...

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How you can get a list of all the comment you have written?

How you can get a list of all the comments you have written? There is the "recent" -tab in user information but that lists only the 50 or so last events.

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Badge progress reports

Is there a way to view your own progress towards certain badges? For example: Tumbleweed - What value constitutes low views for a week? Fanatic – Is there a way to view how many days in a row you ...

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Integrated virtual keyboards for posts and chat

Over on the Judaism site, HodofHod implemented an integrated virtual keyboard for typing Hebrew: The keyboard works on Biblical Hermeneutics and will work on Hebrew Language & Usage if and ...

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When the username contains Hebrew characters the timestamp of a comment is split in two

Looking at the comments of this user, I noticed that the timestamp of the comment is written partially before the username, and partially after it.

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Can “Thanks for your edit!” banner be linkified with the Suggested Edit Link?

When a user without editing privileges suggests an edit to the post, a banner gets displayed until it is reviewed. Can the banner also provide a link to the Suggested edit? For example, I made an ...

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New users can't create new tags: show a singular or plural message?

The same error message is shown if a user (without sufficient rep) tries to add one tag or several:

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