News for modrats

News for modrats


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Add links to post icon in help page is obsolete

In the Remove New User Restrictions - Privileges page under How do I add links to my posts? section, among one of the point it was described as, by using this icon in the editor toolbar you can add a ...

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Call to nominate moderator candidates!

As we graduate to public beta it is time to nominate some pro tem moderators to look after the Ethereum Stack Exchange community. We are looking for some people with… reasonably high ...

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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...

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Recovering just for me my deleted question (or answer)

I am sorry to ask. There was an MO Q. by me (which addressed in an elementary way the infinity axiom, actually by just providing another formulation of algebraic flavor). I have carelessly deleted my ...

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Providing Endorsements for a candidate in moderator elections

There really should be a way to include some kind of an endorsement for a candidate for moderator. As it stands right now, users can vote on an election that might not be particularly active. While I ...

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Phantom Review Queue

My review queue on the site toolbar typically has some number. When I got access to my first moderation tool, I thought that this was the number of items in the review queue, but it was never ...

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Does the section showing the revision date in the Android app have any action associated?

As can be seen in the screenshot, the area showing the revision date glows blue when touched. Does it have any action associated, or is it a dummy button? If nothing is supposed to happen when you ...

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What is and what should be our policy on making questions community wiki?

This recent question has just been converted into a community wiki (CW): When (if ever) is a frequentist approach substantively better than a Bayesian? I understand that the idea behind converting ...

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Is something wrong?

Before you consider answering or voting, please read the whole question. As the second of three questions mentioned in this meta, I wish to ask if something is wrong. The meta question was inspired ...

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Spelling correction in comment everywhere privilege page

In each site's Comment Everywhere - Privilege page, under How do I comment? section the description is starting as "Click the add comment link under each post....." But actually in the posts add a ...

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Let's do that thing where we use our words

Edit: A follow up question has been made by KorvinStormast here. This has the potential to be a flame war, so I encourage everyone who involves themselves in this to self-moderate. On the other ...

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Is Worldbuilding a What if Site - a followup

For some this is a problem brewing, for some this is a problem that has brewed, for others, its sat on the desk going moldy from being ignored. What do I talk about? Well Is Worldbuilding a What If ...

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Question moved to Meta doesn't trigger moderator's notification

Just moved a question from Ru.SO to Meta Ru.SO. This action didn't trigger a moderator's notification (when black diamond becomes blue and the question appears in the feed). First line in the feed ...

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Possibly fraudulent account (new account of previously-suspended user)

I have a suspicion that the user who was suspended for voting irregularities has created a new account masking himself as a young girl (using the name and photo). I wouldn't mind it if he won't be ...

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The Privilege Scale Has Been Relaxed (With Great Power)

When we imported Social Sound Design to the SE 2.0 platform, it was previously what we would consider a fully graduated site as far as privileges like closing, editing and access to moderation tools ...

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How can we empower per-site mods to more efficiently dispose of network spammers?

Here's the problem, in a nutshell: Glancy T. Pony is a mod on our mayonnaise site, and wakes up in the afternoon to find that her site has been littered by Miracle Whip astroturfers. As Glancy ...

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Please welcome your new pro tem moderator

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. Though it saddens me to say it, not just one but two of your existing moderators are leaving the team at this time. Over the past week, I've been ...

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Moderator Pro Tempore Announcement

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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Change the moderators of Hinduism SE Site

I am using this Hinduism SE Site for almost 1 year now. And from my experience of 1-year, I found that this site (which I know is still in beta) really needs set of ACTIVE Moderators. Out of 4 ...

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Who should our beta moderators be?

Given our successful private beta, soon after we go public it will be time for us to get our first crop of moderators, as explained in the “Moderator Pro Tempore” blog post: About a week into the ...

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In praise of “… and links therein”

We've all seen them: short comments saying Related: http://physics.stackexchange.com/..., and links therein. Also, we've all seen bunches of useful links to closely-related questions on the Linked ...

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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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Remove apparent agent/not-an-agent contradiction regarding community (♦) moderators in privacy policy and mod agreement

Too Lawyerly; Didn't Read: Mods are explicitly not agents of SE, and no one but an agent is supposed to access the private info mods do access. The moderator agreement on each site says (emphasis ...

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…And then there was silence… (to our esteemed CMs)

TildalWave has quit his moderator's position. Our esteemed CMs were quick to clean up the details of his resignation and chat transcripts, but are obviously playing the Cunctator when it comes to ...

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Is it apropriate to use the reference-request tag to prevent discussion-like questions from being closed?

I noticed some users like to ask opinion-based or discussion-like "questions" and systematically use the reference-request tag to prevent them from being closed as such. I'm talking about cases ...

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Providing a public (or 5K-/ 10K-accessible) indicator of a “silent” revision (or the total number of “silent” revisions per mod)

Related: Allow moderators to hide a revision Current situation: after the revision-hiding silent-revision feature has been implemented, it takes two moderators to soft-hide a revision in silently ...

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I'm getting “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code” When there's no code in the post

I'm trying to submit the following question: I have an application hosted on Azure and accessed through a web page. Authentication to the application is handled by signing in through Facebook. The ...

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¿Es válido un cross-post entre el sitio en español y el sitio en inglés?

Acabo de darme cuenta por este y este ejemplo (ambos post de nuestro amigo y pionero @AngelAngel), que esta situación podría darse con bastante frecuencia. Pienso que hay casos y casos; abajo planteo ...

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Allow moderators to hide a revision

Sometimes users accidentally post credentials or sensitive information in their posts. Although it's easy to edit those post then, the revision list will still show that information. Deleting the ...

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Allow new users to post self answers at any time

Further to this question: Should we really be suggesting that people put the answer in the question? I originally proposed the following solution: Rather than blocking new users from self ...

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