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

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Fri Jan 31 16:22:13 UTC 2014

On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:57:19 +1100
Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur at> 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
> these things.

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 that
> 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 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.

Sure. If that all works. Please test in stg first. ;) 

> A "moderator" user group will also help us keep track of the list of
> mods.
> Comments?

Can that group auto populate from people who have those permissions?


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