Continuing the discussion from What cool data explorer queries have you come up with?:
I think @fefrei 's “Who has been sending the most messages in the last week?” Data Explorer query is really helpful for identifying abuse of the PM system in a community.
Inspired by that, I would like to propose (perhaps the wildly unrealistic feature) that some of these potential areas of abuse be run automatically and be brought together into a space on the moderator dashboard. It might have a neutral name since the data in itself wouldn’t be determinative.
Some items it might highlight:
- Users who are a few standard deviations above the average number of PMs
- Users who are a few standard deviations above the average number of post edits (their own or someone else’s)
- Users whose posts have received a high number of flags
- Users who have had a high number of messages to/from moderators
- Other areas??
This dashboard would helpfully aggregate and clarify where moderators might want to prioritize their time.