Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to moderate Questions in the Answers feature.

Who Can Moderate Questions?

Answers is a community-based feature, and therefore invites all community members with 100+ reputation to take part in the voting process for moderating Questions.

Each option for moderation requires a certain number of votes from individual users in the community before action is taken.

However, site users with Moderator or Administrator privileges can always override pending votes and make an immediate moderation decision if necessary.

Navigate to the Question that needs moderation and click the Options link in the top right corner.
  • Navigate to the Question that needs moderation and click the Options link in the top right corner.

  • Select Moderate from the drop-down menu.

  • This option will only be available to users with reputation over 100 points, as well as privileged site users.

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Requires 5 community user votes.
  • Requires 5 community user votes.

  • Deletes the post and docks the author's reputation 100 points.

  • This should be used as a last resort. Reputation is too hard to come by to punish someone for a one-time or innocent mistake.

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Requires 5 community user votes.
  • Requires 5 community user votes.

  • Deletes the question, but does not remove reputation from the asker. If a new question is off-topic, just vote to remove it. Let's get these out of the way of relevant questions as fast as we can.

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Requires 3 community user votes.
  • Requires 3 community user votes.

  • Archived questions do not show up on any index page, but do appear on a member's profile. If the question is edited, it will be reopened.

  • Questions are automatically archived if they do not receive any answers within the first two weeks.

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Requires 3 community user votes.
  • Requires 3 community user votes.

  • Duplicate questions are questions that ask the same thing and have the exact same answer.

    • Often two questions are very similar, but the person asking the second question has not searched for or found the first question.

    • The second person has a valid question, so we don't want to attack them for not understanding the system.

  • Marking the second question as a duplicate automatically gives it all the answers from the first question.

    • In this case, you must be able to accurately judge whether a question is truly an exact duplicate.

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If you have Moderator or Administrator privileges for the site, you will see the Force vote to pass checkbox under the moderation options.
  • If you have Moderator or Administrator privileges for the site, you will see the Force vote to pass checkbox under the moderation options.

  • Checking this box means that you are using your privileges to bypass additional votes required to complete your moderation selection.

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