The moderation results for 2019 has just been published on 2019: a year in moderation.
Comparing the data for this year with the data for last year, the difference is the following.
- Users suspended²: +11
- Users destroyed: +624
- Users deleted: +54
- Users contacted: -3
- Tasks reviewed⁴
- Suggested Edit queue: -1534
- Reopen Vote queue: -172
- Low Quality Posts queue: -237
- Late Answer queue: -366
- First Post queue: -794
- Close Votes queue: +1236
- Tags merged: -84
- Revisions redacted: -13
- Questions reopened: -45
- Questions protected: -5
- Questions merged: -4
- Questions flagged⁵: -7559
- Questions closed: -112
- Question flags handled⁵: -7559
- Posts unlocked: +3
- Posts undeleted: -47
- Posts locked: -1322
- Posts deleted⁶: -1762
- Posts bumped: -114
- Escalations to the Community Manager team: +14
- Comments undeleted: +2
- Comments flagged: +1574
- Comments deleted⁷: +599
- Comment flags handled: +1574
- Bounties canceled: +4
- Answers flagged: -522
- Answer flags handled: -522
- Comments on a post moved to chat: -18
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. It's generally used as an expedient way of getting rid of spam.
⁴ This counts every review that was submitted (not skipped). The 2 suggested edits reviews needed to approve an edit would count as 2; the goal is 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).
What can we conclude from these data?
- There has been less activity than last year (in general).
- A lot more users have been (suspended/destroyed/deleted).
- There has been a lot more closed posts and comments.
Is this fine, or should we be concerned about it?
The data have been calculated based on the sum of the Moderator and Community results.