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3:48 PM
Helper queue outcomes, past week:
Name       Tasks MinsToReview MinsEdited Total   PosScore NegScore ClosedOrDeleted Answered
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Edit Body  1952  46            2         64.57 % 7.48 %   15.06 %  8.50 %          13.58 %
Edit Tags  123   54            3         4.07 %  11.38 %  17.89 %  3.25 %          13.82 %
Edit Title 275   56            3         9.10 %  11.64 %  19.27 %  12.00 %         15.64 %
not edited 673   36           null       22.26 % 10.40 %  36.55 %  17.24 %         28.08 %
 
Number of users from SOjp who total 50% of a certain type of activity. So 82 askers are required to cover 50% of all questions, while only 11 voters account for 50% of all the votes.
 
4:31 PM
Gamification can bring out the worst in some people. Whether it's a new and learned compulsion to climb to the top, or what a system built around it lets you do when you feel like someone did something wrong to you. Both behaviors require intervention, which is currently done by human moderators. Would teaching machines how to better intercede get the message across better, without as much embarrassment and free up our moderators to do more interesting things? Probably worth exploring.
 
A: Hug machines.
"Squeeze machine" redirects here. For the 2007 album by Those Darn Accordions, see Squeeze Machine A hug machine, also known as a hug box, a squeeze machine, or a squeeze box, is a deep-pressure device designed to calm hypersensitive persons, usually individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The therapeutic, stress-relieving device was invented by Temple Grandin while she was attending college. Autism and autism-spectrum disorders have profound effects upon both social interactions and sensitivity to sensory stimulation in persons with such conditions, often making it uncomfortable or impractical...
 
5:21 PM
Sometimes, we should just come out and say that we have no real interest in noodles. Artificially inflating people's expectations, even when you really like noodles and have the best of plans to incorporate them into something but know it's a long-shot at best, can be mean.
 
Ana
@JonEricson But questions can be both answered and closed, right?
 
@Ana True enough. Or all three.
So the deleted line includes all deleted questions and some of those are closed and/or answered.
 
Ana
5:40 PM
I've seen this blog post referred to habitually when questions of graduation come up in smaller communities. We've (the team) often said "We did this so that users would feel more comfortable about being in beta. We hoped it would decrease the emphasis on graduation. Of course, it didn't work." In that case, I wonder where we fell short. Why didn't reframing beta ease people's concerns, and how can we do better now?
 
room topic changed to CoGro Musings: A text file for community managers to publicly muse in public. Read-only for the rest of y'all. (no tags)
 
5:57 PM
Tag synonyms (and the mechanism where people vote for them so they happen) are a really important part of the system for any established site. We need to make that process suck less, more fun, and more visible. I really need to push more love to the tag wiki system at the same time. I miss Waffles.
 
6:13 PM
A note about this room - It's gallery because we're testing to see what we might actually end up writing on something .. more blog-ish. If you want to talk to any of us about anything we've posted here, we have a site for that. Just tag it discussion, and link to the transcript.
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Q: Improving Tag Synonyms

jmacExecutive Summary Jon Ericson asked, Does the tag synonym suggestion system work? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Tag Synonyms were introduced in August 2010: It’s been clear for a very long time now that we needed some kind of tag synonym system, one that the community itself could main...

 
 
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7:18 PM
In the quality project, we started examining the 'shape' of a question by turning it into a picture that its characteristics painted. Vowels become green blocks, consonants blue, punctuation purple, space black, code orange - you get the point. Running this against posts with a known good / needs help history showed it could actually prove to be deterministic. Someone with a bit of time might enjoy picking that up.
 

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