Tim Post

Mandaluyong, Philippines

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Age: 40

Hello there, curious passer-by! I'm Tim, and I work here. I'm the Director of Stack Overflow Communities. I head up efforts to help Stack Overflow stay healthy and grow, sometimes in different languages :)

If you need to reach me, I'm tpost@stackoverflow.com.

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comment How does the Community Moderator model fit in with the TOS/Privacy/Content License Policies?
@mikeserv I'm open to a new discussion here on MSE about how we show suspended users, if you'd like to open one, though there have been plenty. (I answered this breadth-first; if you'd like to expand on any parts of it, a separate discussion would be ideal)
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awarded Populist
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answered How does the Community Moderator model fit in with the TOS/Privacy/Content License Policies?
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comment When should I use a trailing slash in my URL?
I've made a few edits to your question, please double check them when you have the opportunity to do so. Thanks :)
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revised When should I use a trailing slash in my URL?
added 20 characters in body; edited title
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awarded Nice Answer
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awarded Nice Answer
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awarded Guru
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comment Let's disallow nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year
@Shog9 I think it's fine to say "That suspension was for science!" or "Someone had the wrong profile open while breaking up a bar fight" - but if we let anything else pass, "We reviewed everything and found that the suspension probably wasn't necessary" is the furthest extent we should go (and the expectation we should set now) - or we're once again talking about a suspension when we're supposed to be talking about an election. But I think that's an implementation detail we can look at when it actually happens, and what makes sense at the time. I am really happy where we are.
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
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comment Is it possible to filter out user questions based on their location?
@IanRingrose No. The check is way ahead of triage when the question is submitted. We also check for stuff like how hard of a time someone had actually getting the question to post (if you had to try 3 times, there's a good chance someone should look at it before it gets visibility elsewhere). Some of that metadata is preserved. I'm going to take a couple of hours today and spend it just working on triaging questions because I haven't for a while. I can see how 100 "hopeless crap" in a row would create a monotony, we might be able to fix that.
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awarded account-suspension
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comment Why is Linux called a monolithic kernel?
@p_l I think it's pretty close to the time where we need to talk about the differences between micro, monolithic and hybrid. That could be a pretty good question :)
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comment Let's disallow nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year
This is much clearer now. To paraphrase, if they're that undesirable, why hasn't more aggressive moderation on the network level taken place? And that's a fair question to ask. Or, am I off?
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comment Let's disallow nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year
@DeerHunter I'm listening, because you're really adamant about it, and I'm wondering what I'm not seeing that might be right in front of me. We would not enforce this if a suspension was a clear mistake, or malicious. The line there isn't as thin as you might imagine, mistakes are very easy to identify. So I'm just going to keep listening whether you like it or not until I can be sure I've heard what you're trying to tell us. :)
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comment Let's disallow nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year
@DeerHunter Implementationally, it would come from us. We're not going to write code to enforce this - but we do want to be able to say if you've created problems on other sites in the last [timeframe], we reserve the right to withdraw your nomination here. I kinda like Gilles' idea - a 24 hour cool-down probably shouldn't stop you from running in a month. But this is policy and guidance we're hashing out that we (the CMs) will be in charge of applying. It won't be automatic, I don't think it could be - and that's just considering honest mistakes.
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment Let's disallow nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year
@DeerHunter I'm just trying to get a bead on your understanding of the proposal. Did this read like it would be automatic to you, or "we can pull your nomination if you had a valid suspension in the last year, so you should know that before you nominate", or something else entirely? The points you're making are just really far from how I read this, but I'm much closer to it than you might be, so I want to make sure we're talking about the same thing.
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revised Is it possible to filter out user questions based on their location?
Clarity - mods do a kick ass job, it's the tools man, the tools.
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