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 that we amortize the overall moderation cost of the system across thousands of teeny-tiny slices of effort contributed by regular, everyday users.
-- A Theory of Moderation
While there certainly are Moderators here, a significant amount of the moderation is done by ordinary people, using the privileges they've earned by virtue of their contributions to the site. Each of you contributes a little bit of time and effort, and together you accomplish much.
As we enter a new year, let's pause and reflect, taking a moment to appreciate the work that we do here together. And what could be more festive than a big pile of numbers? So here is a breakdown of moderation actions performed on Code Review over the past 12 months:
Action Moderators Community¹ ----------------------------------------- ---------- ---------- Users suspended² 7 26 Users destroyed³ 40 0 Users deleted 1 0 Users contacted 16 0 User suspensions lifted early 1 0 User banned from review 1 0 Tasks reviewed⁴: Suggested Edit queue 53 3,231 Tasks reviewed⁴: Reopen Vote queue 7 1,130 Tasks reviewed⁴: Low Quality Posts queue 120 1,819 Tasks reviewed⁴: Late Answer queue 3 803 Tasks reviewed⁴: First Post queue 2 6,703 Tasks reviewed⁴: Close Votes queue 119 9,911 Tags merged 8 0 Tag synonyms proposed 8 0 Tag synonyms created 8 0 Revisions redacted 15 0 Questions reopened 50 74 Questions protected 63 33 Questions migrated 12 13 Questions merged 2 0 Questions flagged⁵ 17 2,710 Questions closed 717 2,573 Question flags handled⁵ 481 2,246 Posts unlocked 6 12 Posts undeleted 19 260 Posts locked 16 150 Posts deleted⁶ 854 4,979 Posts bumped 0 1,252 Escalations to the Community Manager team 9 0 Comments undeleted 58 0 Comments flagged 25 3,295 Comments deleted⁷ 3,309 6,943 Comment flags handled 1,349 1,971 Answers flagged 65 1,898 Answer flags handled 1,574 391 All comments on a post moved to chat 13 0
¹ "Community" here refers both to the membership of Code Review without diamonds next to their names, and to the automated systems otherwise known as user #-1.
² The system will suspend users under three circumstances: when a user is recreated after being previously suspended, when a user is recreated after being destroyed for spam or abuse, and when a network-wide suspension is in effect on an account.
³ A "destroyed" user is deleted along with all that they had posted: questions, answers, comments. Generally used as an expedient way of getting rid of spam.
⁴ This counts every review that was submitted (not skipped) - so the 2 suggested edits reviews needed to approve an edit would count as 2, the goal being to indicate the frequency of moderation actions. This also applies to flags, etc.
⁵ Includes close flags (but not close or reopen votes).
⁶ This ignores numerous deletions that happen automatically in response to some other action.
⁷ This includes comments deleted by their own authors (which also account for some number of handled comment flags).
Wanna see how these numbers have changed over time? I posted a similar report here last year: 2018: a year in moderation...
You can also check out this report on other sites
- Or peruse detailed information on the number of questions closed and reopened across all sites
Wishing you all a happy new year...
Users suspended/destroyed/deletedcan you please break these numbers down into related/unrelated to the Monica insubordination? \$\endgroup\$