I have noticed in last months the repeated pattern of aggressive closing/locking/hiding/deleting of posts by the Community Bot. The provided reason is incorrectly evaluated spam or abusive post character, making them false spam positives.
I have already flagged several such posts for mod intervention to eventually revoke the Bot action. The latest example is the low quality, but harmless question about alkali metal boiling point.
While I do not object against closing of most of such questions for other reasons, many of such questions are neither spam nor abusive, nor they deserve such hard shutting down. Even if I were a new user posting a very low quality question as I would not know any better, I would feel offended as I would not have such spamming/abusive intensions.
For years, many email clients have built-in Bayesian anti-spam filter, (or there are available anti-spam/email categorization local email proxies like Perl-based Popfile) that can be taught what is and what is not spam.
- Does StackExchange platform provide any feature/tool for mods to tame the aggressive Bot behavior?
- Can be for these cases applied different Bot closing reasons/actions?
- If necessary, could it be raised at the SE moderator/admin board as the topic?
P.S.: The original post has been written under impression the mentioned actions are result of Community Bot AI decision. But it has been realized they are triggered (at least some) by mod decision. So the questions can be reformulated for the mod triggered actions, considering comments to the Q and As like:
- Should such (very) low quality posts be closed ? I think they definitely should be.
- Should such posts be locked a/o hidden a/o deleted ? I think they probably should be, particular action to be discussed.
- Should such posts be commented about performed action ? I think they should be, with the above actions giving to the OP ability to read it.
- Should such posts be marked as offensive a/o abusive a/o spam ? I think they should not be, as it is very confusing and - especially without a comment - rude. There is no explicit bad intention and there is a chance to improve post or future attitude, in contrary to true offensive/abusive/spam posts.