I often come across posts like this: http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/1208188/my-character-starts-spinning-what-is-wrong-whit-th.html
The code formatting is bad, there is no comment on the question about it from a moderator. The user has 1 reputation. Clearly some moderator published this without even caring about the guidelines. Do higher-rep mods have the ability to at least see who publishes what? And if so, can they do something about it?
If this site is meant to be ran mostly by the community, something should be implemented so that things like this can be handled easily by someone who knows the rules and isn't going to troll spam "publish" on the mod queue. What can we do about this?
Also, is it acceptable for me as a moderator to move a low-rep question like this to the Help Room?
Answer by Owen-Reynolds
Jun 27, 2016 at 03:45 PM
o Sure, it's fine for a Mod to move appropriate Qs from Main/default UA into the HelpRoom. See the FAQ on the right column on this page.
o As far as mass publishing, it's a systemic problem that probably can't be fixed.
New users aren't directed to the HelpRoom -- the guides haven't been updated since it was created. Info about the HelpRoom is a sticky at the top of that area. The FAQ mentions rejecting Qs, which would now go into the HelpRoom instead.
The tools are a pain. It takes too many clicks to move something from the Moderation Q (which is all Main UA Qs) into the HelpRoom.
Many Mods have just given up on Mod duties. In Main UA, you'll find many non-Unity questions (mostly about C# or game design) where 1 or more moderators chime in, but don't move it. They decided (which is 100% fine) they just want to answer Qs that interest them, like anyone else, and not get a migraine thinking about what belongs where.
So, as a practical matter: Qs can get mass published, or can sit in the Mod Queue for days until it's huge, and get mass published.
It's been this way for a year. Many long-time Mods have already voted with their feet. If I worked for UA - the site could be better, but it isn't causing too many problems (Unity technical support is probably still better than other game engines.) Rewriting guides / rearranging options, is very time-consuming and not always an improvement. My time could probably be better spent on something else.
Yeah, if you see something that obviously belongs in the help room just go ahead and move it there if you can/want to. Sometimes the mod queue will go up to 200 posts over the weekend since most of the mods are off doing real life things. There are few enough people doing it nowadays that it would be next to impossible to check every single question, so they'll just get mass approved (hopefully except for actual spam and such).
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