I spent the past week fleshing out the new Sunshine Sidebar, a dashboard for moderators to see:
- All new posts
- New comments from users with 10 or less karma
- Reported comments
- Frontpage posts that have been suggested for curation
Hoping this keeps us much more on top of spam, budding flame wars, etc, as well as enabling us to keep a more reliable Curation schedule.
[Edit: apologies! The following feature doesn't work yet for general users, due to technical difficulties]
Users with 2000 or more karma now have access to a "suggest curation" button for frontpage posts. This will cause the post to show up in our "Suggestions for Curated" feed, with a list of the usernames of people who suggested it.
We'll still be determining what get's curated by the mod team's discretion, with a vague goal of "every couple days, selecting a post that have multiple people endorsing it for curation."
Open Source Contributors
Big thanks to crybx for their first merged pull-request (removing some extraneous code in the user profiles that occasionally caused bugs), with a few more PRs on the way. In addition, I appreciated them wading through the windows install process and documenting their progress for the benefit of others.
Also thanks to Elo, gjm and philh for also making an initial foray into the "get the git repo installed on an OS that we hadn't tested it on yet" world.
Git History – Commit 5551c1adc4b590b239aece6efadf0285f2f6c212