You become a moderator once you hit 1000 karma points.With power comes great responsibility.By becoming a moderator you agree to following the Moderator Guidelines.The guidelines are to help all moderators have a unified way of working together in an effort to improve Unity Answers with the following goals:
Together we can teach users in what ways Unity Answers can be used as a complement to the Unity Forums, the Learn material and the Documentation. All of these sections exist to provide the information needed to help users with creating their projects in Unity. We want users to make more effort in searching for information in all of these sections as well as contribute to the knowledge-sharing that has become a key part to participating in the community.
It’s not always obvious knowing when to reject or publish a post, especially if you are new to moderation in Unity Answers. We have decided on some general reasons to reject a post in the moderation queue, and this comes with only one rule: you must provide a reason to that user for rejecting the post. As there currently does not exist a drop-down menu function similar to the one we have for closing questions, you can leave a written reason as a comment.If you add a comment to a post that's in the moderation queue, make sure to publish or reject it immediately. We need to reduce the amount of posts in the queue, and if you’ve had the time to leave a comment that means you have read the question and can make a decision on whether to reject or publish it right away.
Reasons for an answer to get rejected in the mod queue
Closing published questions
When it comes to closing posts that have already been published, use the same reasons you would for rejecting a post in the moderation queue. If you choose “Other” as the reason from the drop-down menu, make sure to provide the user with a written reason.Managing tags (now called topics)
Make sure the question is tagged with proper tags/topics that are actually related to the content of the question. Tags/topics such as “help” or “unity” are not telling of what that question is about, so please remove these types of tags/topics. If required, attach tags/topics that you think are relevant to the question which are not attached by the OP.Promote good behaviour from users
Last but not least, as moderators you can lead the way for other users. Make sure to promote the type of behaviour we want in our community to increase the experience of participating:
Clicking the "publish" button will submit the post to the site, and clicking the "reject" button will prevent the post from being submitted. If you are rejecting a post, please leave a comment stating the reason why it's being rejected. It's currently not possible to leave a comment directly through the moderation queue.
The way to leave a comment to an OP:
Commenting in the individual post (after opening it) - If you open the post form the mod queue list, leave a comment through clicking the “add new comment” button.
If you comment on a post, you must immediately either publish or reject it.
The OP will then see these comments on their posts in their activity panel on their Unity Answers profile page, even if the post is rejected.
Converting an answer to a comment Users will sometimes leave an answer when they intend to leave a comment. Convert that answer to a comment using the “convert to comment” button. You can currently not perform this action through the moderation queue, but have to open up the Answer in a separate tab.
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