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[BUG]Moderator activity in the Activity stream

This has already been mentioned on SCN but no changes so far. Various moderator activities are showing up in the activity streams of the moderator followers. We should not see such information.

1. Exhibit A - I still get pages full of this "performed action" nonsense.

2. Not sure what happened with Exhibit B (moderator comments). Nothing about this in the Known Issue list.

3. I constantly see "X updated the question" where X is a moderator. These are usually tag reassignments and such, I figure.

These items should not be visible to the moderator's SCN followers. If anything, this is a privacy issue. If I'm not the one moderated - keep it out of my stream. Please put this on a list and give this a priority.

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3 Answers

  • Jan 30, 2017 at 08:19 PM

    Hello Jelena,

    Thanks for summarizing your feedback nicely. I have a ticket created for the (second issue) - Likes and edits on editorial comments should not be shown in the Activity Stream. The problem is that this issue is categorized behind some of the other more pressing issues currently and that is why it has not been resolved yet. In the meantime I will request to update the known issues page while this ticket is being processed. And this change is certainly within the scope. Thank you so much for highlighting it.

    (first issue) Also has been identified as a UI bug. As much as I would like for this to be solved, this too sadly has been categorized behind the pressing matters and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    (third issue) I completely agree that such updates should not be in the Activity Stream. I am currently working with other SMEs to address this issue and will update you.


    Sajid Amir

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    • Sajid, thank you for a reply. I'm wondering if anyone could update the "known issues" list, so that at least we could see how far behind the other pressing matters these items are. It seems the list has not been updated for quite some time.

      Thank you.

  • Feb 20, 2018 at 04:39 PM

    Oh hi, Jelena! I see you posted this over a year ago and it looks like "as soon as possible" still has not come. Imagine that.

    Just today I opened the activity stream and see stuff like "Performed the action 'replace' on an object of type answer" (issue # 1 in your post). Also I can see when the moderators accept or un-accept an answer (it's not in their own question, so I can only guess it's part of their activity in the moderator capacity). Actually, in the activity stream I don't care at all to see if anyone accepted any answers. When my own is accepted it goes into Notifications and it seems sufficient.

    So I'm kind of wondering where this is at and when exactly will we stop seeing any moderator activity in our streams.

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  • Jan 31 at 11:16 PM

    Hi Jelena,

    Recently, I had been experiencing a form of this where I was following a moderator, and anytime that moderator released something in the queue, I would see that in my activity stream, even though I was not following the author, that tag, or that content item.

    This has now been resolved, and I think I can say with confidence that moderator activities are no longer making their way into people's activity streams. (Of course, now that I said "with confidence," I'm sure someone will point out how misguided I am! )

    Anyway, it may have been a while coming, but the fix is in place.

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