It's great to welcome so many new users to this forum.
Many new users don't realize that voting activity is an important metric for this site as a whole and for the experts who volunteer their time and knowledge to answer questions. Don't be shy. Vote early, vote often!
Hope it helps.
First off, thanks for helping out!
Vote. Find good questions and answers that haven't seen a lot of activity, and just give them an upvote.
Ask questions. Answers are great, but keep in mind that we also encourage self-answering questions. While cleaning up unanswered questions is great, keep in mind that without interesting questions we cannot have ...
A robot not in our control, decides to put questions in the Low Quality queue.
It usually takes 5 people to vote on closing a question as "unclear what you're asking".
If a question does get closed, anyone can try to reopen it: it will be put on a queue and usually with 4 other people, the question can get reopened again. When the question is closed, the ...
I agree with @eth, The tools provided for admins to handle such cases are not that helpful.
But, we can take a different action in this situation instead just declining the flag. The user behind the referenced comment is known for commenting in such "a rude" way and has his comments often flagged as offensive. Therefore, we can send him a message to point ...
As a moderator, I can share with you that the tools we have are very blunt.
For comments, the only options we have are: Delete | Edit | Decline
Most of the time, it is this moderator's opinion that using Delete is too heavyhanded: at worst it can be abused as censorship. Usually, only harmful material is deleted: a clear example of this would be a link to ...
Here's my recommendation for y'all.
I don't think you actually need to blacklist this because it seems like this tag is pretty much a subset of the solidity tag. Most of the questions that have it also have solidity already. There are nine that don't which y'all can look through pretty easily.
Here's what I recommend:
Review those nine questions that don'...
Voting is vital for SE sites.
Voting incentives users to keep answering as the mined ethers incentives the miners to keep mining. Besides, it helps newcomers to spot easily the best answers.
I'd love to see someday stackexchange enabling voting even for non-logged in users as the vast majority in my opinion doesn't have an account in SE so they don't vote.
Absolutely agree #1 is fine, in my opinion. (I approved all of your tag edits that I came across in the review queue.)
I think on certain levels Stack Exchange's reputation system is always going to have the potential to be gamed, with little recourse to preventing it from happening unless it's, a) obvious enough to annoy people to the extent that they ...
Looks good and seems to be the purpose of the badge incentive. Thanks for your additions!
I don't know what the rules around badge farming are. The chat you created looks OK. Only thing I might point out is that IIRC @5chdn (a previous moderator) created this Whisper chat a while ago:
(I don't see anything ...