[Wiki] Moderation Guidelines

This post is a wiki, you are invited to edit.

Abilities relevant for moderation, users at trust level 3 (or regulars) can:

  • Recategorize and rename topics
  • TL3 spam flags cast on TL0 user posts immediately hide the post
  • TL3 flags cast on TL0 user posts in sufficient diversity will auto-silence the user and hide all their posts
  • Make their own posts wiki (that is, editable by any TL1+ users)

Users at trust level 4 (or leaders) can do the above, plus:

  • Edit all posts

  • Pin/unpin topic

  • Close topics

  • Archive topics

  • Make topics unlisted

  • Split and merge topics

  • Any TL4 flag cast on any post immediately takes effect and hides the target post

  • Make any post a wiki

Finally, staff (moderators) have even more abilities, they can see users’ IP addresses, silence users, delete users, and so on, see for example:

That users and moderators have these abilities does not mean that they should use them. Please discuss below what guidelines moderators should follow.

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As an example, here:

My thinking was that the topic starter (@Kitewinder) didn’t appreciate the off-topic discussion, so I split the topic. My thinking is that the topic starter has relative ownership of the topic.

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