Finally, TRE is back, and we've got stuff to do.

This episode will feature the following tags:

Once we're reasonably done with those,

  • PLANNED (Continue) flagging hint-ish answers as NAA (see here)
  • PLANNED Moderate questions with buzzword-y titles (most recent related meta post here; includes links to other buzzword posts).

Additional cleanup activities are up for discussion:

Useful links

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    $\begingroup$ Can we get a summary of what you did during the first chat session? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 5:47
  • $\begingroup$ Mart, you mean the event stats? I was kinda too lazy to do them. Ask Brian. $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 6:03
  • $\begingroup$ well, an answer with a short description, like deleted many closed questions and a linkt to the transcript would suffice I think $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 6:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Martin-マーチン Done. $\endgroup$
    – hBy2Py
    Commented May 16, 2017 at 3:24

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A cleanup event took place on 8 Apr 2017, from approximately 3:30 to 6:00 UDT. Participants in the main event included (listed in alphabetical order; if I missed anybody, please edit yourself in!):

  • hBy2Py
  • M.A.R.
  • Mithoron
  • orthocresol

Loong dropped in to assist with some extra mod actions, and Melanie Shebel was active prior to the "official" event. Other, such as paracetamol (formerly paracresol), have continued the cleanup effort after the event. During the main event itself, approximately 75 questions were cleaned up; in total, approximately 105 of the 705 original questions have been addressed.

The chat activity for the event was spread across two rooms; bookmarked conversations covering the chat transcripts for these rooms are:

The burnination and blacklist of has been completed, but a list of the questions that used to be tagged and that still need review is located in this Google Sheet. Anyone who wishes to help is welcome to check and clean up these questions. Please report any cleanup activity to the Spring Cleaning chat room. Don't deal with more than four or five at once, though, to avoid flooding the front page of the site with these old questions. Once you've cleaned one of these up (by whatever means, even if that's "taking no action"), please delete the corresponding row from the Google sheet to indicate as such.

  • $\begingroup$ UPDATE: The sheet linked to in the second part of this answer still says "533 remaining" but actually reaction is no longer being used. Hooray! $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 19, 2018 at 4:58
  • $\begingroup$ @GaurangTandon Actually, 533 do still remain. [reaction] was blacklisted before we'd finished its cleanup. We started the blacklist process before we decided to attempt cleanup, and ran out of time, per the last section of my after-action report answer, here. $\endgroup$
    – hBy2Py
    Commented Mar 19, 2018 at 10:35
  • $\begingroup$ "533 do still remain" oh well that's disturbing :( $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 19, 2018 at 10:52
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    $\begingroup$ @GaurangTandon Well, there were 900-some when the sheet was created, so progress is slowly being made! $\endgroup$
    – hBy2Py
    Commented Mar 19, 2018 at 18:09

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