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[Request] Please join fedora-ask during moderation

asked 2014-07-01 12:16:06 -0600

NickTux gravatar image

updated 2014-07-02 07:53:06 -0600

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I would like to make a suggestion. Please, join the fedora-ask irc channel when you taking moderation actions here, if possible.

It would be good for any problems or misconfiguration, or mistakes that can be "caught" and resolved instantly.

Another suggestion:

Don't take actions on question/answers that you don't understand (written on other languages). It would be preferable to leave any local moderator judging this.

Best Regards.

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Speaking as a moderator, it's often easy to tell that a post is OK even if I don't know the language it's written in. Often, there are words or phrases in English, such as the names of programs or menu items that tell me that the post is Fedora related. And, as long as it is and it's not an obvious duplicate (e.g., I don't have two or three copies of the same question in the list at the same time) that's all I care about. Thanx, however, for the suggestions for uncertain cases.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-07-01 14:03:36 -0600 )edit

@sideburns, I know exactly what you mean, but you deleted a question and an answer(my answer) in Greek section (by mistake I assume). This one. I was in the fedora-ask channel that time and I saw the deletion, so I went and undeleted the question. I guess this is some kind of bug of the system, because I deleted two identical duplicates of this same question before you (all of them under Greek section). I don't know why still appeared on your moderation queue.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-01 14:18:06 -0600 )edit

I'm glad you caught the mistake. Generally, if I have multiple copies of a question, I accept the first and nuke the others unless one of the newer ones has more information or is phrased better. And, while I'm here, I have a question for you: there are now four "ghost posts" in my queue. I can't see them and I can't remove them. Suggestions?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-07-01 14:25:59 -0600 )edit

No, no suggestions. I have only one post at my mod queue and I will not touch it(reject or accept) because it is posted on Portuguese section. Better would be for a Portuguese moderator take an action on this. If it is still there after 3 days, I will take an action (if no one else do). The only suggestion on the "ghost" problem might be, logout-login (clear cookies) ?

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-01 14:35:33 -0600 )edit

I've tried logging out and back in. No change. And, I don't see any cookies for this site that have anything to do with the issue. Maybe when I have the time, I'll connect to that irc channel and see if anybody else has an idea.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-07-01 17:07:41 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-07-02 00:15:46 -0600

Okay. See you there!

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@randomuser, I know that you are "day and night" in fedora-ask channel. You can exclude yourself from this [request] :)

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-02 03:31:16 -0600 )edit

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