Ask Fedora: Do we need to add a "solved" tag to answered questions to increase visibility in search engines

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at
Thu Jan 30 03:57:19 UTC 2014

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.

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 these things.

A simple guideline on the lines of: "Open posts for all changes that you
make to settings or any policy changes that you'd like to discuss" could
be one way to go. 

One policy that we'll like to implement is "Delete spam posts, don't
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 something, 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 group? Once
done, we can always make the posts visible to users if it'll help them.

A "moderator" user group will also help us keep track of the list of

Warm regards,
Ankur (FranciscoD)

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