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. To that end, here is how the moderation done here on Joomla breaks down by activity over the past 12 months:

                 Action                  Moderators Community¹
---------------------------------------- ---------- ----------
Users suspended²                                  0          4
Users destroyed                                  13          0
Tasks reviewed³: Suggested Edit queue            86        311
Tasks reviewed³: Reopen Vote queue                2         18
Tasks reviewed³: Low Quality Posts queue          9        105
Tasks reviewed³: Late Answer queue               11        107
Tasks reviewed³: First Post queue                39        419
Tasks reviewed³: Close Votes queue               59        158
Questions reopened                                6          0
Questions protected                               0          3
Questions flagged⁴                                1         93
Questions closed                                 78         18
Question flags handled⁴                          20         74
Posts undeleted                                   3          9
Posts locked                                      0         11
Posts deleted⁵                                  120        273
Posts bumped                                      0      2,331
Comments undeleted                                1          0
Comments flagged                                  0        297
Comments deleted⁶                                53        476
Comment flags handled                           159        138
Bounties canceled                                 1          0
Answers flagged                                   2        201
Answer flags handled                            164         39
All comments on a post moved to chat              1          0


¹ "Community" here refers both to the membership of Joomla 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 This counts every review that was submitted (not skipped) - so the 3 suggested edits reviews needed to approve an edit would count as 3, the goal being to indicate the frequency of moderation actions. This also applies to flags, etc.

⁴ Includes close flags (but not close or reopen votes).

⁵ This ignores numerous deletions that happen automatically in response to some other action.

⁶ This includes comments deleted by their own authors (which also account for some number of handled comment flags).

Wishing you all a happy new year...

  • Community should get an asterisk in the Users destroyed row because I found a bunch of dodgy accounts ending in 222 who were labeled as from "Melbourne" when I was combing for Aussie accounts. Give us the assist on those kills. ;) Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 22:24


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