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 Physical Fitness over the past 12 months:

                 Action                  Moderators Community¹
---------------------------------------- ---------- ----------
Users suspended²                                  3         16
Users destroyed³                                 23          0
Users deleted                                    24          0
Users contacted                                   4          0
Tasks reviewed⁴: Suggested Edit queue            74         89
Tasks reviewed⁴: Reopen Vote queue               17         39
Tasks reviewed⁴: Low Quality Posts queue         33         21
Tasks reviewed⁴: Late Answer queue               31         87
Tasks reviewed⁴: First Post queue               133        449
Tasks reviewed⁴: Close Votes queue               35         93
Revisions redacted                                3          0
Questions reopened                               15          0
Questions protected                               7          9
Questions migrated                               11          0
Questions flagged⁵                                0        226
Questions closed                                261          5
Question flags handled⁵                         140         86
Posts unlocked                                    0          3
Posts undeleted                                   2          5
Posts locked                                      3         39
Posts deleted⁶                                  167        431
Posts bumped                                      0        184
Comments undeleted                                1          0
Comments flagged                                  1        217
Comments deleted⁷                               111        315
Comment flags handled                            38        180
Answers flagged                                   1        338
Answer flags handled                            220        118
All comments on a post moved to chat              2          0


¹ "Community" here refers both to the membership of Physical Fitness 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...

  • The difference in "Questions Closed" confirmed my suspicion that there are not enough active users on Fitness.SE to get 5 votes before a moderator closes it.
    – C. Lange Mod
    Jan 7 '20 at 21:59
  • 1
    Quite likely. If you're interested in solving that problem we can dig in further - post a separate request?
    – Shog9
    Jan 7 '20 at 22:44

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