A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated:

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

While there certainly are Moderators here, a significant amount of the moderation is done by ordinary people, using the privileges they've earned by virtue of their contributions to the site. Each of you contributes a little bit of time and effort, and together you accomplish much.

As we enter a new year, let's pause and reflect, taking a moment to appreciate the work that we do here together. To that end, here is how the moderation done here on Spanish Language breaks down by activity over the past 12 months:

Action Moderators Community¹
Users suspended² 1 6
Users destroyed 9 0
Users deleted 2 0
Users contacted 4 0
Tasks reviewed³: Suggested Edit queue 140 257
Tasks reviewed³: Reopen Vote queue 19 56
Tasks reviewed³: Low Quality Posts queue 110 295
Tasks reviewed³: Late Answer queue 107 165
Tasks reviewed³: First Post queue 213 404
Tasks reviewed³: Close Votes queue 45 303
Tags merged 39 0
Tag synonyms proposed 41 1
Tag synonyms created 41 0
Revisions redacted 1 0
Questions unprotected 2 0
Questions reopened 15 2
Questions protected 1 40
Questions migrated 3 0
Questions merged 1 0
Questions flagged⁴ 3 41
Questions closed 89 40
Question flags handled⁴ 34 10
Posts unlocked 1 3
Posts undeleted 32 30
Posts locked 3 27
Posts deleted⁵ 252 210
Posts bumped 0 32
Comments undeleted 32 0
Comments flagged 100 159
Comments deleted⁶ 713 784
Comment flags handled 201 58
Bounties canceled 3 0
Answers flagged 162 360
Answer flags handled 469 53
All comments on a post moved to chat 8 0


¹ "Community" here refers both to the membership of Spanish Language 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 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.

⁴ Includes close flags (but not close or reopen votes).

⁵ This ignores numerous deletions that happen automatically in response to some other action.

⁶ This includes comments deleted by their own authors (which also account for some number of handled comment flags).

Wishing you all a happy new year...

  • oh, thanks @wimi . I converted the numbers into a table using regexs and clearly broke some stuff while using a capture group. Apologies.
    – fedorqui
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 6:11
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    @fedorqui'SOstopharming' No worries. It is of course great that you are doing all that work to fix tables on the whole site.
    – wimi
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 8:52


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