Questions tagged [moderation]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
6 answers
341 views

How to deal with comments?

Without rehashing How long is an "Extended discussion" or Should Moderators be able to use their privileges to benefit their own posts, I am polling the community to establish a norm on this ...
Dale M's user avatar
  • 209k
18 votes
6 answers
602 views

Who should moderate this site?

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, we will be appointing some provisional Moderators to fill that role. We need your help....
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
12 votes
3 answers
285 views

Can we remove DaleM's moderation privileges?

I could be on my own here, but there seem to be quite a few people in agreement that conferring moderator privileges on DaleM was a mistake. He is rather aggressive -- too aggressive, I'd argue -- in ...
bdb484's user avatar
  • 58.9k
3 votes
3 answers
404 views

What can be done about the "const *iption" spam?

Is there anything that can be done about the const *iption troll? Maybe an automated filter that rejects all questions with the string "const *ipt"? All but one of the questions I've seen ...
Someone's user avatar
  • 17k
11 votes
0 answers
163 views

Please welcome your new moderators!

First off, thanks to everyone who participated at the moderator nomination meta post! I may eventually be contacting additional users to fill more moderator slots, but I wanted to get the folks below ...
Pops's user avatar
  • 101
9 votes
6 answers
312 views

Should personal opinions posted as answers be flagged, or just downvoted?

If someone posts an answer that is essentially "In my opinion,...", should I flag the answer, or just downvote it and move on? And if I do flag it, should it be "not an answer", "very low quality", ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 6,369
7 votes
0 answers
32 views

2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
Shog9's user avatar
  • 101
7 votes
0 answers
46 views

2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
JNat's user avatar
  • 101
6 votes
1 answer
258 views

How To Deal wIth AI Postings At Law.SE

user @SergZ has a modus operandi of making lots of AI posts with minimal editing in other forums and appears to be doing so in this forum, but, of course, it is hard to tell sometimes. I deleted one ...
ohwilleke's user avatar
  • 213k
6 votes
0 answers
76 views

2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
JNat's user avatar
  • 101
5 votes
0 answers
50 views

2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
Shog9's user avatar
  • 101
4 votes
2 answers
268 views

Should Moderators be able to use their privileges for self-promotion?

Recently useful comments on questions are being moved to chat because they were marked as "extend conversation" More information here, even comments that contain open questions, are still ...
User37849012643's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
161 views

What to do about answers that advocate breaking the law

Recently I've come across a couple of answers that acknowledge what the law is, but then advocate the user to openly break the law (without outlining the repercussions of doing so). For these types of ...
User37849012643's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
268 views

How will LawSE remedy mods' recurrent abuse of privileges? or will it ever do so?

Barely four days ago we witnessed what was then the latest instance of mods' abuse of privileges. Now another instance arises. Given the site's low activity, the recurrence of these incidents shows ...
Iñaki Viggers's user avatar
-6 votes
1 answer
185 views

Post was improperly closed

A moderator closed this question under pretext that it is "off-topic". No one else had VTC so far, and the post is neither spam nor "egregious" so as to warrant mod intervention. ...
Iñaki Viggers's user avatar
-8 votes
3 answers
265 views

Are we really going to allow this?

This question is disgusting. It is an afront to any attempts at civility. The idea of comparing a President of the United States, speaking to a crowd of his supporters in the open daylight, to a ...
grovkin's user avatar
  • 2,578