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by Amber Taus

Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to pass or fail a community vote in the moderation section of the Answers forum.

  1. How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Open Answers Moderation Page: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Open Answers Moderation Page: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • To access the Moderation page, begin at one of two places:

    • The Answers Forum

    • The Community Page

    • From either of those pages, click on Moderation to get to questions or answers needing attention.

  2. How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Pending Votes: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • The Moderation page defaults to the Pending Votes view filter. This view shows all of the pending votes for questions, answers, or comments.

    • Each pending vote shows:

    • the post for the vote

    • how many people have voted on the post

    • when the last vote was made

    • who voted on the post

    • Review the How to Moderate Answers guide to learn about the different types of votes.

  3. How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Check the Post: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Check the Post: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Click on the Show Details link to view more details about the post.

    • Before deciding whether you want to pass or fail the vote, Show Details allows you to review the questionable post in its full context without going to a separate page.

  4. How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Check the Voters: step 4, image 1 of 2 How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Check the Voters: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Clicking on any of the profile links next to Voters takes you to the profile of someone who voted for the action.

    • This can be useful for evaluating how much weight their vote holds.

    • A vote from someone with a lot of Reputation may hold more weight than someone with only minimal reputation.

  5. How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Decide Pass/Fail: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • To pass or fail a vote directly from the Moderator Votes page, click on the XFail or Check MarkPass.

    • Before giving a passing or failing vote, be sure that you want to approve or deny a flag because it may cost someone reputation.

  6. How to Pass or Fail a Moderation Vote, Recent Passed/Failed Votes: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • The two sections next to Pending Votes display Passed Votes or Failed Votes, respectively.

    • They detail the action taken, when the action occurred, who voted for it, the post title, and whether or not it was forced by an admin.

    • Since they have already passed or failed, you cannot edit anything under these sections.

Conclusion

For more information about our Answers Forum, head over to our Answers Overview Page.

Amber Taus

Member since: 01/10/2022

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