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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Does Travel.SE have a shadow ban capability?

Recently I have seen some questions (that I have added comments to) completely disappear from the main page. I have previously attributed this to the question being deleted. But I noticed today that ...
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Lock Appeal Request April 2023 Promise Not to Change the Airlines

I am requesting for a lock appeal at Is English the official language for international flights?. The comment: This question is locked for now as OP keeps changing the airlines, which may make ...
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2022: 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 ...
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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 ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected? Should I quit submitting (some kind of) edits?

I noticed a suggested edit of mine got rejected by Willeke♦, and he says "The edit does not improve the quality of the post. Changes to the content are unnecessary or make the post more confusing....
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Thank you Mark Mayo!

Today, Mark Mayo resigned as a moderator, claiming to be burned out on multiple fronts. I'd like to thank him for his service to the site as a moderator. Mark was one of the site's initial beta ...
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Mods shouldn't close a question with 1 single vote as unclear without giving a chance to the OP to clarify the question

The question Why do flights sometimes share the same flight numbers? was closed by one moderator as unclear. The question hadn't received any other close vote.. No comment were left by the moderator. ...
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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 ...
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Moderation principle

I have many issues with what happened to Why is the subway in Seoul so cheap? I see absolutely nothing in the question that is objectionable or in need of moderation. There is a mildly (but only ...
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2019: a year in moderation on Travel.SE

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, ...
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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 ...
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Smelly fart question (un)locked. Was my suggested edit at fault?

The title of the popular question: My seatmate has digestive problems causing unpleasant smell. What ought the cabin crew do? is, to my mind, stilted, and needlessly ambiguous. Someone with flatulence ...
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Why was this travel related post migrated to 3D printing?

I'm not arguing whether this post was on-topic on Travel or not, but it was migrated to 3D Printing, where it most definitely is not acceptable. What happened, and what do we do to move it back?
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How is this not a link-only answer?

I flagged this answer as NAA. The answer seems like a classic "your answer is in another castle" answer. The question asked about whether a certain country was safe and whether there was anything that ...
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Arbitrary deletion of comments

Lately, I have quite often noticed that comments seem to be more or less arbitrarily deleted (both mine and others) without anyone leaving an explanation of why. I assume that only mods have the ...
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Clarification on conflict of interests of moderators

If an elected moderator participates as a principal in a given thread by either asking a question or providing an answer... And then subsequently uses mod powers in the same thread to either delete, ...
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Unsourced notice - how to add one?

Today I have seen a notice "Some of the information contained in this post requires additional references. Please edit to add citations to reliable sources that support the assertions made here. ...
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Deletion of questions from new users without explanation

I just encountered a post that was essentially a duplicate question posted as an answer to the question of which it is a duplicate. The question was US to UK visa or no visa for multiple visits. The ...
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Overzealous deletion of comments

I am writing about chx's answer at https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/89766/19400. A user asked whether pat-downs are to be conducted by officers of the same sex as the passenger being searched. I ...
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When do answers get replaced with a "This answer was marked as abusive or spam" message?

In some circumstances, answers get replaced with a message saying (example for high rep users) This answer was marked as spam or rude or abusive and is therefore not shown - you can see the ...
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When voting to close as unclear, please briefly explain why, and request clarification from OP

In the comments on both the question and answer on this meta question, I was having a brief discussion with two users regarding the degree of friendliness and openness TSE shows to new users. OP ...
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What is your 'pet peeve' in TSE?

For terminology: a 'pet peeve' is something that you find irritating, but it's below the threshold of reactive annoyance. Or to put the question in a more positive light: What's the one single thing ...
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Why was my comment removed?

What's the use of trains that spend 6+ hours of daytime en route? I posted a comment there yesterday on that question, don't think it was against any guidelines. I don't see it anymore, any ...
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What's up with the close reviews

Yesterday I found 25 close votes waiting for review (after two other reviewers maxed out at 20 each) and this morning another 16 waiting for review. Who's on a cleaning spree ? Or is this not ...
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Editing own post as anon user

I just reviewed an edit suggestion where the OP seems to have used a different user to edit his question. It appeared to me that the anon user provided some relevant info to the question and ...
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Can we add a shortcut to go to the review queues?

I'm allergic/too lazy to use the mouse, can we add a keyboard shortcut to jump to the review queues ?
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Edits to 'unlock' locked in votes - is that okay?

I saw one proposed edit today, the comment given was: Comment: The comments show that my upvote of this answer was misplaced, but retracting is not possible due to mass unvote prevention, so hereby ...
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Since when SE allow such accusations?

The comment The mods response?
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Do we need more moderators?

This has been at the back of my mind for a few months now: For a while I've noticed that it often takes a very long time for flags to get handled. In some cases more than 24 hours. Unfortunately ...
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What triggered the mass "Late answer" review queue?

There's 200+ late answers in the queue, I started looking at them and all the ones I saw were answered a while ago (a few months to a year). They're not recent at all and some were even upvoted many ...
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Flags: disputed vs declined

Just curious as to the difference between a disputed and a declined flag. Saw this on my page today: 121 deemed helpful 1 declined 3 disputed
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Increase in silly questions and attempts to 'grab reputation'

There is a certain User(s) on this Exchange that is deliberately posting silly questions in order to entice high voting, badges and reputation increases. Why? I don't know, but I do know they're doing ...
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Why are anonymous edits permitted?

Every so often, I get an edit request come up in the approval queue, which takes an answer with a link in, and replaces it with gibbering pseudo-sentences. These edit suggestions always come from ...
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Reviewing questions that have already been noticed

"Noticed" might not be the right word. Let's say I'm reviewing a question that could have issues (off-topic, opinion based etc) but someone has already commented or voiced a close-vote. (I can't see ...
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Deleting an (undownvoted) answer and moving it to comments

My question is in regards to the following question. I've provided an answer. Someone felt that answer wasn't good enough, deleted it and moved it to a comment. Now, I come from SO SE, and maybe ...
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Do we need guidelines on how to behave on the chat, also for Moderators?

Let me start by stating that I consider chat.se a bit like a free zone. Whatever is considered off-topic in both travel.se or meta is possible on the chat, of course in the boundaries of decency. ...
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Answer deleted without reason?

This answer was deleted without any reason given even though OP agreed it's certainly an option, so what's the reason for deletion?
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User was removed (Jan 2014 issue specific)

I know the question about what happens when a user is removed is answered here, but that question was about an incident 2 years ago. Is there any information about the user today? I lost 200 points ...
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What do you do with a question that appears to be interpreted not in a way you intended?

Today I asked a question after being frustrated on a time consuming effort in finding an appropriate trip. I was frustrated since the usual corporate travel agent wasn't helping and the my usual ...
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What is meant by "amicably resolve issues" on this site?

The other day I received a private message from a moderator (didn't know about that feature). On the margin of the message I could read the following sentence: Our goal is to amicably resolve ...
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How to flag inappropriate behaviour of a moderator?

When a user is not well behaved or when there is another issue, we have the possibility to raise flags, vote to close a question, downvote etc. But what can the standard user do when a moderator has ...
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What happens to spammers?

Recently there have been a few spam messages. That does neither really surprise nor really shock me. However, what I find a bit strange is that repeated messages cam from the same user and nobody is ...
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Could something be done to make this site more friendly?

I contribute to several stackexchange sites (under another name). I have been amazed at the civility and the amount of expertise available compared to other collaborative platforms elsewhere on the ...
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My thoughts on moderating and the community on Travel.SE

Since I'm the only moderator not campaigning for the next round, I thought I'd take a moment to share my thoughts of the last 20 or so months during which I've been a pro tem moderator. I hope it's ...
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Are answers being deleted too easily?

In the question Is there another destination like Thailand?, I came across this answer, which I upvoted, only to notice shortly afterwards that it had been deleted. This was jeffmcneill's first ...
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Overzealous migration?

I asked a rather expat-related question on currency exchange which was migrated to money. This seems a bit strange because: It's about a problem often faced by travelers, Most people on the money ...
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Moderator elections

Where can I find information about moderator elections, i.e. when was the last one, what was the outcome, and when will be the next one, etc.?
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Moderator Pro Tem 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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Pro-tem moderator nominations.

While we didn't think we were ready, those in charge tell us we are late to begin nominating pro-tem moderators. So here is the place to nominate. In each answer nominate exactly one person and give ...
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