April 2017 Transparency Report
Greetings humans! I have some data and info to share with you today!
Updates to reports
First and foremost, I have made good on my promise to increase the statistics portion of these posts. I've added a 3 month rolling average, YTD counts, total submissions, and a little more. This is only the start, and I plan to make these even better with time.
Note, 2017 reports are missing about 13 days worth of data from January. This is only for the "total submissions to subreddit" count. Everything else should be accurate. Sorry.
Our team is currently in the midst of some backroom changeups. There isn't much I can say publicly here, but most public facing projects are on hold
Sidebar and rules update
Our next big project which we will look to tackle will be a refresh for our sidebar, wiki, and rules. Content of rules is not up to change, but our sidebar and rules are not properly in sync with what we enforce and how we enforce it. Most things have just been tacked on to existing rules. We are planning on reworking everything into more simple on the outside (though detailed on the inside with examples) sets.
The first step to this is sweeping off the floor of our "workstation" so we can be ready to go. To that end, I spent a few hours cleaning up the wiki and getting it ready.
The new pagelist and layout is such: http://ift.tt/2p2c7Ox
Essentially, all pages are under /r/pics/w/v2 – All old pages were untouched, just hidden. Direct links will still work if anyone had stuff bookmarked. That said, these pages will no longer be updated.
Now, the good stuff
|April||Data||Difference||Comment||3 Month Average||YTD||Other|
|Total Submissions to Subreddit||33708||Down 200||Completely normal variance||34,196||128,436|
|Total Moderation Actions||43317||Up 22||Under 50 difference from last month – 11,919 (27%) of these actions we automated||43668||184994|
|Submission Removals||13188||Up ~900||Normal variation||12620||54168||39.12% of all submissions posted were removed|
|Comment Removals||10220||Down ~400||Normal variation – Note, reddit distinguishes Spam removals and Ham removals, though these numbers are just added together for these reports||10057||41570|
|Posts Approved||4287||Down exactly 100||Normal variation – This number indicates posts we rescue from reddit spam filters or automod filtering||4524||19045|
|Comments Approved||3764||Down ~1400||Not 100% sure on what caused such a large variation this month||4699||20105|
|Bans||756||Down ~500||Again, not certain on what caused such a large dip. You guys must be on better behavior! – This number includes perma and temp bans||1025||4405|
|Unbans||100||~||Does not include temp bans expiring||100||459|
|Reports Ignored||1101||Down ~100||Please keep reporting stuff!||1129||5905|
|Stickies Made||1608||Triple the previous month||April fools modbot stickied over 850 comments. Otherwise, mostly automod sitckying relevant data on things like the march on Washington||873||2679|
|Posts Locked||8||Up 1||Slightly higher than our rolling average.||5||24|
Reddit Administrators made 0 actions this month
/r/pics received one takedown request. The request was from the original poster of the thread asking for us to lock the thread. While ultimately the poster deleted the submission (before we even locked it), we complied with the request and locked the thread.