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. And what could be more festive than a big pile of numbers? So here is a breakdown of moderation actions performed on Movies & TV over the past 12 months:

                  Action                  Moderators Community¹
----------------------------------------- ---------- ----------
Users suspended²                                   8         24
Users destroyed³                                  65          0
Users deleted                                      7          0
Users contacted                                   17          0
User suspensions lifted early                      1          0
User banned from review                            1          0
Tasks reviewed⁴: Suggested Edit queue            587      2,230
Tasks reviewed⁴: Reopen Vote queue                80        350
Tasks reviewed⁴: Low Quality Posts queue         146      1,072
Tasks reviewed⁴: Late Answer queue               150        442
Tasks reviewed⁴: First Post queue                315      1,703
Tasks reviewed⁴: Close Votes queue               228      1,833
Tags merged                                       27          0
Tag synonyms proposed                              3          0
Tag synonyms created                               3          0
Revisions redacted                                 1          0
Questions unprotected                              1          3
Questions reopened                                60         16
Questions protected                               34         32
Questions migrated                                13          0
Questions merged                                   3          0
Questions flagged⁵                                27        771
Questions closed                                 692        362
Question flags handled⁵                          375        421
Posts unlocked                                     0          1
Posts undeleted                                    9         49
Posts locked                                       3        105
Posts deleted⁶                                   592      1,176
Posts bumped                                       0        311
Escalations to the Community Manager team          3          0
Comments undeleted                                24          0
Comments flagged                                  52        861
Comments deleted⁷                              1,999      1,301
Comment flags handled                            611        301
Bounties canceled                                  1          0
Answers flagged                                   49        899
Answer flags handled                             674        286
All comments on a post moved to chat              36          0


¹ "Community" here refers both to the membership of Movies & TV 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 A "destroyed" user is deleted along with all that they had posted: questions, answers, comments. Generally used as an expedient way of getting rid of spam.

⁴ This counts every review that was submitted (not skipped) - so the 2 suggested edits reviews needed to approve an edit would count as 2, the goal being to indicate the frequency of moderation actions. This also applies to flags, etc.

⁵ Includes close flags (but not close or reopen votes).

⁶ This ignores numerous deletions that happen automatically in response to some other action.

⁷ This includes comments deleted by their own authors (which also account for some number of handled comment flags).

Further reading:

Wishing you all a happy new year...

  • 1
    Happy New Year.....!!!!
    – Ankit Sharma Mod
    Commented Jan 1, 2020 at 9:57
  • 1
    wow, from 5,306 questions closed by mods to 692
    – DForck42
    Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 15:26
  • 8
    I wonder if you can identify the reason there, @dforck...
    – Shog9
    Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 15:38


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