On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:57:19 +1100
Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, 2014-01-24 at 11:54 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> I saw that they are translating:
> Isn't that page the guidelines?
There are user specific guidelines. I don't think there's anything
there for mods. If you really think about it, mod-specific guidelines
aren't needed if we can find a way to ensure that all mods can
communicate with each other.
Well, what about some new moderator thats added? Someone will point
them to all the info they need or train them? Or they need to go back
and read all the 'admin' tagged posts to figure things out?
IMHO, it seems like a wiki page for moderators could be helpfull as
well. If only to bring up new people to speed.
For instance, the default daily vote limit is 30, but when I put up
the "Use your votes!" section, a user pointed out that it was 50. I
have no idea who made the change, but all mods need to be aware of
Yeah, I would put that under: Don't change anything by yourself...
propose the change and notify other moderators?
A simple guideline on the lines of: "Open posts for all changes
you make to settings or any policy changes that you'd like to
discuss" could be one way to go.
Sure, that could work.
One policy that we'll like to implement is "Delete spam
close them", because closing them still keeps them on the list. Until
upstream implements a way that makes posts closed as spam/irrelevant
move to the bottom of the list or not show at all, closing such posts
doesn't serve any purpose.
A "meta" tag could be used when users want to ask the mods
as is the case already. An additional "admin" tag could be used when
mods need to communicate with each other, like a change someone has
made, or a change they'd like to propose. To ensure that "admin"
posts don't clutter up the question list that users see, we could
have a "moderators" user group and limit "admin" posts to this
Once done, we can always make the posts visible to users if it'll
Sure. If that all works. Please test in stg first. ;)
A "moderator" user group will also help us keep track of
the list of
Can that group auto populate from people who have those permissions?