I recently got the moderator tools privilege. How can I use this power for the greater good of Android Enthusiasts?



Besides many other features the moderator tools focus heavily on deletion/undeletion management. One action you can take is to review the closed questions for possible deletion candidates. But make sure that you don't vote to delete a question that is closed as duplicate. Furthermore, use your common sense if a question should really be deleted: Does it, although it is closed, may provide valuable information? Finally, don't waste your delete vote on questions with a negative score, that is not locked and has no answers. It will get deleted after 30 days automatically by the system.

Use the magic of search queries to find possible deletion candidates:

Reopen votes

Once in a while we change our policy about what is considered off-topic. For example how we handle questions about rooting. Which means that we have to reopen some questions that where considered off topic/not constructive/etc before. The mod tools provide an easy way to see were votes accumulate. Use that and cast your vote accordingly.

Checking flagged posts

This helps to keep our site clean. Though you might not be able to directly close/delete/migrate stuff, adding your flag moves the item up in the queue and helps moderators to quickly recognize the "important ones" (see also Dealing with obvious spam).

Anonymous and low rep post feedback

Is actually a pretty nifty feature. Overrated posts which got a lot of negative feedback could be a possible problem that needs to be fixed. On the other hand underrated posts may deserve a little upvote love from you.

Anything else?

Most other functionality is already covered in the new review system.

See also

  • This answer should have a "Spoiler Alert" somewhere ;)
    – Zuul
    Sep 11 '12 at 9:28
  • Hehe, nothing you shouldn't already know from the moderator tools page. :)
    – Flow
    Sep 11 '12 at 13:23
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    My goodness, but can we emphasize that Delete ability? There is a lot of drek out there on the site that desperately needs to be gone forever, but I seem to be the only person casting delete votes.
    – ale
    Dec 7 '12 at 17:14
  • That's why it's mentioned first in the list. :)
    – Flow
    Dec 7 '12 at 17:40

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