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As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year.

As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network are moderated somewhat differently to other sites on the web:

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

That doesn't eliminate the need for having moderators altogether, but it does mean that the bulk of moderation work is carried out by regular folks. Every bit of time and effort y'all contribute to the site gives you access to more privileges you can use to help in this effort, all of which produce a cumulative effect that makes a big difference.

So as we say goodbye to 2021, let us look back at what we accomplished as a community... by looking at some exciting stats. Below is a breakdown of moderation actions performed on Hinduism over the past 12 months:

Action Moderators Community¹
Users suspended² 20 6
Users destroyed³ 1 0
Users deleted 8 0
Users contacted 24 0
Tasks reviewed⁴: Suggested Edit queue 11 477
Tasks reviewed⁴: Reopen Vote queue 2 252
Tasks reviewed⁴: Low Quality Posts queue 3 405
Tasks reviewed⁴: Late Answer queue 1 173
Tasks reviewed⁴: First questions queue 0 95
Tasks reviewed⁴: First Post queue 8 309
Tasks reviewed⁴: First answers queue 0 84
Tasks reviewed⁴: Close Votes queue 11 2,543
Tags merged 1 0
Tag synonyms proposed 0 4
Revisions redacted 4 0
Questions unprotected 0 1
Questions reopened 6 13
Questions protected 0 14
Questions migrated 4 0
Questions flagged⁵ 8 347
Questions closed 100 366
Question flags handled⁵ 246 102
Posts unlocked 0 1
Posts undeleted 17 81
Posts locked 1 24
Posts deleted⁶ 493 775
Posts bumped 0 454
Comments undeleted 18 0
Comments flagged 16 485
Comments deleted⁷ 2,475 2,047
Comment flags handled 475 47
Bounties canceled 2 0
Answers flagged 10 2,315
Answer flags handled 2,218 121
All comments on a post moved to chat 58 0

Footnotes

¹ "Community" here refers both to the membership of Hinduism 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 everyone a happy 2022! ^_^

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  • Thanks JNat for sharing the stats, any comment/suggestion for us based on the states?
    – Pandya Mod
    Jan 13 at 3:20
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    I post these for all the sites in the network, and unfortunately don't have time to go over the results in details for each site, @Pandya. After a quick look through the stats for Hinduism, though, nothing jumped out as particularly worrisome or unbalanced to me.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 13 at 11:39
  • Thank you jNat(The Man of culture) :-)
    – TheLittleNaruto Mod
    Jan 13 at 18:36
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    'Users suspended' - please consider adding stats for 'User suspensions appealed', 'User suspensions reversed', etc. Thanks. Jan 13 at 18:54

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