I need to find some ways on being a more helpful user on Area 51. I am basically someone who mainly likes to do moderation stuff like flagging and reviewing, which can't happen on the site because there is hardly anything to flag and it doesn't have the review system. Also I am not a person to promote proposals.

In other words Area 51 is kind of boring, so what can I do to help out the site in terms of moderation?


If you get enough rep you can do some minor moderation see Review but as you say not a lot of value added there as Robert takes care of most of it.

New site proposals that actually have a chance of moving on, tend to be very focused so that for the most part, unless you are existing member of the user group there is not much you can add to the example questions.

Personally I come here out of habit, I read the new discussions, and because I have been reading them for years, I know all the answers to all the questions that get asked all the time, I try to answer some of those, provide context and if still available a link to old related answers.

Not sure there is much else to do. There are a couple of not yet launched sites that I think would have potential of a successful launch, so I keep coming back in hopes of seeing one of them.


Although Area 51 Stack Exchange maybe more limited than the other sites you may not have a lot, BUT you still have something so by using these small things you can still help out with moderation.


Voting on example questions can be helpful to show which would be of good quality and which would be of bad quality, it can help separate what is good from what is bad.

Vote wisely and honestly!


Closing example questions that is off topic or not fit for the Stack Exchange format can help root out bad content and help with defining the site.


It is used to do stuff like discuss the proposals so why not join the discussion by giving worthful advice or answer some questions if you have the answer.

Doing those things can help out a lot because these things are part of the quality control system and it depends on the community and not just one man. (Although one man with admin privileges can technical do most of those things, so, uh.)

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