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I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@Evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@Evgeny@evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

Update 24 February 2016:

The Admin Evgeny (user 5975) was last seen on ask.libO on Jan 16 '16, which neatly answers why new-users are spending so long in Moderation (Florian Effenberger does not spend any time on this site, whereas Evgeny is paid to work on the site). However, you may find it difficult to verify this information yourself...

The information given in the paragraph above is obtained from Evgeny's Profile (ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/5975/evgeny/). As I type these words, the links for that Profile page is accurate but, once I press the "Save edit" button, they will change to be for a 2nd user also called 'evgeny', but instead is user 6044.

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@evgeny@Evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

Update 24 February 2016:

The Admin Evgeny (user 5975) was last seen on ask.libO on Jan 16 '16, which neatly answers why new-users are spending so long in Moderation (Florian Effenberger does not spend any time on this site, whereas Evgeny is paid to work on the site). However, you may find it difficult to verify this information yourself...

The information given in the paragraph above is obtained from Evgeny's Profile (ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/5975/evgeny/). As I type these words, the links for that Profile page is accurate but, once I press the "Save edit" button, they will may change to be for a 2nd user also called 'evgeny', but instead is user 6044.

(I checked whether my statement above was correct; the 'ordinary' link is accurate, whereas the 'special' link (using '@Evgeny' to make a Notification link) has reverted to user 6044.)

It seems, then, that there are multiple corruptions in this site (see also Q63207), as it should not be possible to create 2 users with the same name, and especially when one of them is an Administrator.

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@Evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

Update 24 February 2016:

The Admin Evgeny (user 5975) was last seen on ask.libO on Jan 16 '16, which neatly answers why new-users are spending so long in Moderation (Florian Effenberger does not spend any time on this site, whereas Evgeny is paid to work on the site). However, you may find it difficult to verify this information yourself...

The information given in the paragraph above is obtained from Evgeny's Profile (ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/5975/evgeny/). As I type these words, the links for that Profile page is accurate but, once I press the "Save edit" button, they may change to be for a 2nd user also called 'evgeny', but instead is user 6044.

(I checked whether my statement above was correct; the 'ordinary' link is accurate, whereas the 'special' link (using '@Evgeny' to make a Notification link) has reverted to user 6044.)

It seems, then, that there are multiple corruptions in this site (see also Q63207), as it should not be possible to create 2 users with the same name, and especially when one of them is an Administrator.

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@Evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

Update 24 February 2016:

The Admin Evgeny (user 5975) was last seen on ask.libO on Jan 16 '16, '16, which neatly answers why new-users are spending so long in Moderation (Florian Effenberger does not spend any time on this site, whereas Evgeny is paid to work on the site). site). However, you may find it difficult to verify this information yourself...

The information given in the paragraph above is obtained from Evgeny's Profile (ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/5975/evgeny/). As I type these words, the links for that Profile page is accurate but, once I press the "Save edit" button, they may change to be for a 2nd user also called 'evgeny', but instead is user 6044.

(I checked whether my statement above was correct; the 'ordinary' link is accurate, whereas the 'special' link (using '@Evgeny' to make a Notification link) has reverted to user 6044.)

It seems, then, that there are multiple corruptions in this site (see also Q63207), as it should not be possible to create 2 users with the same name, and especially when one of them is an Administrator.

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@Evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

Update 24 February 2016:

The Admin Evgeny (user 5975) was last seen on ask.libO on Jan 16 '16, which neatly answers why new-users are spending so long in Moderation (Florian Effenberger does not spend any time on this site, whereas Evgeny is paid to work on the site). However, you may find it difficult to verify this information yourself...

The information given in the paragraph above is obtained from Evgeny's Profile (ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/5975/evgeny/). As I type these words, the links for that Profile page is accurate but, once I press the "Save edit" button, they may change to be for a 2nd user also called 'evgeny', but instead is user 6044.

(I checked whether my statement above was correct; the 'ordinary' link is accurate, whereas the 'special' link (using '@Evgeny' to make a Notification link) has reverted to user 6044.)

It seems, then, that there are multiple corruptions in this site (see also Q63207), as it should not be possible to create 2 users with the same name, and especially when one of them is an Administrator.

Update 2:

After his comment to this reply, I had an email from Alex & also from Sophie. Some of the info that I've given is wrong, so I'll try to restate it correctly.

Evgeny is the originator of the AskBot software, and is also employed by ask.libo to perform technical work on the site. I also recall him performing Admin work on the site at the time of the spam attack in August 2015, which was the source for my statements in that respect. However, Evgeny does NOT work on the Mod Queue.

Sophie pointed out that she works on the Moderation Queue each day. She has been ill this week, which has been one reason for recent delays.

I re-iterated my personal view to each of them that--unless spam levels are too high--that it would be best to remove pre-emptive moderation entirely.

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@Evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

Update 24 February 2016:

The Admin Evgeny (user 5975) was last seen on ask.libO on Jan 16 '16, which neatly answers why new-users are spending so long in Moderation (Florian Effenberger does not spend any time on this site, whereas Evgeny is paid to work on the site). However, you may find it difficult to verify this information yourself...

The information given in the paragraph above is obtained from Evgeny's Profile (ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/5975/evgeny/). As I type these words, the links for that Profile page is accurate but, once I press the "Save edit" button, they may change to be for a 2nd user also called 'evgeny', but instead is user 6044.

(I checked whether my statement above was correct; the 'ordinary' link is accurate, whereas the 'special' link (using '@Evgeny' to make a Notification link) has reverted to user 6044.)

It seems, then, that there are multiple corruptions in this site (see also Q63207), as it should not be possible to create 2 users with the same name, and especially when one of them is an Administrator.

Update 2:

After his comment to this reply, I had an email from Alex & also from Sophie. Some of the info that I've given is wrong, so I'll try to restate it correctly.

Evgeny is the originator of the AskBot software, and is also employed by ask.libo to perform technical work on the site. I also recall him performing Admin work on the site at the time of the spam attack in August 2015, which was the source for my statements in that respect. However, Evgeny does NOT work on the Mod Queue.

Sophie pointed out that she works on the Moderation Queue each day. She has been ill this week, which has been one reason for recent delays.

I re-iterated my personal view to each of them that--unless spam levels are too high--that it would be best to remove pre-emptive moderation entirely.

Update 25 February 2016:

As best as I can tell approx 100 pages (comprising 300 questions) have been released from moderation at the same time today. The following is extracted from an email that I was copied into:-

there have been some issues regarding moderation of new posts on ask.libreoffice.org. We found out that the moderation queue contained different items for various moderators. We will try to get this fixed ASAP.

On the other hand, the spamming situation seems to be much less intense at the moment, so it was decided to deactivate full moderation for the moment and go to audit mode, meaning that posts will be made public in an instant.

In other words, the folks at TDF have listened & acted. Hoorah!

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@Evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

Update 24 February 2016:

The Admin Evgeny (user 5975) was last seen on ask.libO on Jan 16 '16, which neatly answers why new-users are spending so long in Moderation (Florian Effenberger does not spend any time on this site, whereas Evgeny is paid to work on the site). However, you may find it difficult to verify this information yourself...

The information given in the paragraph above is obtained from Evgeny's Profile (ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/5975/evgeny/). As I type these words, the links for that Profile page is accurate but, once I press the "Save edit" button, they may change to be for a 2nd user also called 'evgeny', but instead is user 6044.

(I checked whether my statement above was correct; the 'ordinary' link is accurate, whereas the 'special' link (using '@Evgeny' to make a Notification link) has reverted to user 6044.)

It seems, then, that there are multiple corruptions in this site (see also Q63207), as it should not be possible to create 2 users with the same name, and especially when one of them is an Administrator.

Update 2:

After his comment to this reply, I had an email from Alex & also from Sophie. Some of the info that I've given is wrong, so I'll try to restate it correctly.

Evgeny is the originator of the AskBot software, and is also employed by ask.libo to perform technical work on the site. I also recall him performing Admin work on the site at the time of the spam attack in August 2015, which was the source for my statements in that respect. However, Evgeny does NOT work on the Mod Queue.

Sophie pointed out that she works on the Moderation Queue each day. She has been ill this week, which has been one reason for recent delays.

I re-iterated my personal view to each of them that--unless spam levels are too high--that it would be best to remove pre-emptive moderation entirely.

Update 25 February 2016:

As best as I can tell approx 100 pages (comprising 300 (thus comprising approx 3,000 questions) have been released from moderation at the same some time today. this afternoon. The following is extracted from an email that I was copied into:-

there have been some issues regarding moderation of new posts on ask.libreoffice.org. We found out that the moderation queue contained different items for various moderators. We will try to get this fixed ASAP.

On the other hand, the spamming situation seems to be much less intense at the moment, so it was decided to deactivate full moderation for the moment and go to audit mode, meaning that posts will be made public in an instant.

In other words, the folks at TDF have listened & acted. Hoorah!

I'm sure that the answer is "yes". The issue dates back to August 2015 (Q58521).

@Evgeny and @floeff are 2 paid administrators for this site. They can make changes here; very few others can.

Update 24 February 2016:

The Admin Evgeny (user 5975) was last seen on ask.libO on Jan 16 '16, which neatly answers why new-users are spending so long in Moderation (Florian Effenberger does not spend any time on this site, whereas Evgeny is paid to work on the site). However, you may find it difficult to verify this information yourself...

The information given in the paragraph above is obtained from Evgeny's Profile (ask.libreoffice.org/en/users/5975/evgeny/). As I type these words, the links for that Profile page is accurate but, once I press the "Save edit" button, they may change to be for a 2nd user also called 'evgeny', but instead is user 6044.

(I checked whether my statement above was correct; the 'ordinary' link is remains accurate, whereas the 'special' link (using '@Evgeny' to make a Notification link) has reverted to user 6044.)

It seems, then, that there are multiple corruptions in this site (see also Q63207), as it should not be possible to create 2 users with the same name, and especially when one of them is an Administrator.

Update 2:

After his comment to this reply, I had an email from Alex & also from Sophie. Some of the info that I've given is wrong, so I'll try to restate it correctly.

Evgeny is the originator of the AskBot software, and is also employed by ask.libo to perform technical work on the site. I also recall him performing Admin work on the site at the time of the spam attack in August 2015, which was the source for my statements in that respect. However, Evgeny does NOT work on the Mod Queue.

Sophie pointed out that she works on the Moderation Queue each day. She has been ill this week, which has been one reason for recent delays.

I re-iterated my personal view to each of them that--unless spam levels are too high--that it would be best to remove pre-emptive moderation entirely.

Update 25 February 2016:

As best as I can tell approx 100 pages (thus comprising approx 3,000 questions) have been released from moderation some time this afternoon. The following is extracted from an email that I was copied into:-

there have been some issues regarding moderation of new posts on ask.libreoffice.org. We found out that the moderation queue contained different items for various moderators. We will try to get this fixed ASAP.

On the other hand, the spamming situation seems to be much less intense at the moment, so it was decided to deactivate full moderation for the moment and go to audit mode, meaning that posts will be made public in an instant.

In other words, the folks at TDF have listened & acted. Hoorah!

Administrator Evgeny remains AWOL. He is also the writer & originator of the ASK software so, AFAIK, that means that all the bugs on this site will remain as they currently are until he awakes from his (Zika-induced?) hibernation.