Questions tagged [moderation]

Questions about current moderation policy and support about the way moderation works

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
1 answer
60 views

How can we bring a closed question to immediate moderator attention?

How can I bring the question for reopening to moderators attention? As if my question is to be closed we used to flag a question and it gets immediate moderator attention, how can a user whom got ...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
294 views

Offensive user names

What to do with offensive user names? Offensive posts can be flagged. I don't see any way to flag offensive names. I feel it should be reported somehow, but I don't know where. In my opinion user ...
user avatar
  • 4,246
10 votes
3 answers
573 views

What can we do to keep this site civil / professional / work safe?

I'm not really pleased to see things on the site that are not work-safe, such as this answer to the question about "nub" pointing sticks in keyboards that used a genitalia part name (not nipple). [...
user avatar
  • 264
3 votes
1 answer
158 views

Complain - moderator edited my question so that it became duplicated then closed it

I have asked a question about how to draw lines without antialiasing in Photoshop. My goal was just to draw straight lines without antialiasing and nothing more (or less). First a moderator asked "...
user avatar
  • 2,453
-6 votes
2 answers
102 views

Why was the question about the future of laptops closed?

I suggest you to go through these questions first: Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs? Desktops turned into Laptops and these laptops turn into..!!? In the first question some one asked ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
233 views

Inconsistent Mod response to migrating Excel questions between Stack OverFlow & Super User [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should questions be moved to AskDifferent/AskUbuntu/…? When Excel questions at Super User are clearly vba or vbscript related I then will flag them as belonging to ...
user avatar
  • 2,047
12 votes
3 answers
222 views

Are "explain the technology to me" questions on-topic?

The FAQ says (bold is mine): You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. However, there are many questions where the user basically asks us to ...
user avatar
  • 21.6k
8 votes
1 answer
171 views

Is a question about computer output history really off topic or not constructive?

I'm trying to understand the scope of SuperUser and figure out what it is about my question about the history of computer display outputs that warranted closing. It's my understanding that questions ...
user avatar
  • 5,742
16 votes
3 answers
230 views

Please convert to comments more often instead of just deleting answers

Related: If the following feature request is approved, the discussion here might become irrelevant. Proposed improvement to flagging, for answers I sometimes see answers that definitely fall ...
user avatar
  • 214k
-4 votes
3 answers
105 views

Move a question to another SE site

I recently flagged learn ActionScript or keep the html5 path for mod attention to be moved to programmers.se, as it was relevant for that site. The question was closed by a mod without any other votes....
user avatar
  • 13k
0 votes
2 answers
208 views

Trying to understand why attempting to get recommendations on software products is off-topic

I have a question here: https://superuser.com/questions/313573/recommended-time-attendance-time-clock-systems. It was closed and marked as off topic, but isn't the point of this Q&A to discuss ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
70 views

Moderation of duplicates here vs SO

On Stack Overflow moderators tend to not close duplicates quite so brutally as they do on Super User. For reasons such as: The asker may pick a new answer. New answers may be better. Time affects ...
user avatar
-1 votes
2 answers
108 views

Why was this question closed?

https://superuser.com/questions/284021/remove-documents-from-main-library-on-kindle I think this is a legitimate question about a piece of software (the Kindle's OS) which was abruptly closed by a ...
user avatar
-9 votes
2 answers
349 views

trigger happy moderators deleting answers for no reason

I know I can't expect quality of SO on SU, but moderators deleting answers for no reason at all? That's going too far. How to mess up a PC running Windows 7? It's not a duplicate, it's on-topic, it'...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
380 views

Why isn't moderation more transparent?

I posted a question a while ago, and it suddenly disappeared. After finding a link to the page, I saw the following message: Your question was removed from Super User for reasons of moderation. ...
user avatar
  • 5,744
16 votes
1 answer
459 views

Idle moderator position

quack quixote has left Super User for good (here is the related post), and he still seems to have the moderator position (obviously idle). I think this position should be granted (by election) to an ...
user avatar
12 votes
3 answers
309 views

Legal basis for restriction of discussions?

A recent discussion of policy here left me wondering about the legal reasoning behind it. On any computer-related forum, there will sometimes be questions related to usage that may violate the EULA. ...
user avatar
  • 261
3 votes
2 answers
76 views

Off-topic : network discussions

The following question : https://superuser.com/questions/257073/good-book-for-networks has been closed as off-topic. The question I'm asking: if network discussion are not meant to be on super-user, ...
user avatar
  • 3,800
4 votes
2 answers
119 views

Why was my question deleted?

This question that I asked several months ago appears to have been recently deleted: https://superuser.com/questions/4143/what-interesting-types-of-things-can-dropbox-be-used-for It had a large ...
user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
110 views

Isn't it supposed to be a community managed site?

Today two of my questions were closed. The first as subjective and the second as off-topic. First of all, in my humble opinion, there is nothing, what so ever, subjective or off topic in these ...
user avatar
  • 173
1 vote
5 answers
944 views

What to do about torrents?

With, what appears to me, an outbreak of questions regarding torrents, torrent downloads, and torrent download optimization I am wondering what we should do with these sort of questions. Most torrent ...
user avatar
  • 25.9k
4 votes
3 answers
230 views

My question was closed and I find it unfair.

I wasn't too sure if I was better to ask here or on the Stack Overflow meta (since it also serves as the Stack Exchange meta site), but after reading the accepted answer of this similar question on ...
user avatar
  • 1,039
9 votes
2 answers
163 views

Too liberal use of the "off topic" button

I've seen a small handful of questions here marked as off topic that just baffle me. Here is the latest: https://superuser.com/questions/197939/best-host-for-vmware-workstation/197942 How is that ...
user avatar
  • 5,396
1 vote
4 answers
99 views

Subjective but still valuable questions

I stumbled across this question on Which HDD brand do you ..trust which was closed due to the subjective nature of it. While I agree it is subjective, I can't help but wonder where so valuable a ...
user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
164 views

Complain or message to a mod at Super User

A moderator closed my question for being subjective, when I think is was not. About the differences between doc and HTML. Does he get reputation points for closing questions? I find it extremely ...
user avatar
  • 2,564
5 votes
1 answer
204 views

Why did this question get locked on Super User?

After solving a puzzling problem with my new computer, I posted the issue on SuperUser.com How to get an Acer Aspire Revo to connect to the wireless keyboard and mouse? As recommended , I answered ...
user avatar
  • 2,602
42 votes
14 answers
253 views

Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
user avatar
50 votes
15 answers
1k views

Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
user avatar

1
2