Heat detector is a StackApp whose goal is to catch offensive, rude, snarky comments, and comments that leads to abusive content (offensive, spam posts, or previous offensive comments). It is running a bot that queries comments from the Stack Exchange API and retrieves all comments posted on Stack Overflow.
The automatic detection is based on a mix of regular expressions and NLP (Natural Language Processing). When a comment is classified as “rude” by the system, it is sent in a dedicated chat room for manual review and feedback.
To avoid storing comments in chat transcript (unearth buried fights), the comment is automatically deleted from chat before the timeout (which is a 2 minute window).
The bot also has a test function and a report function, that enables the possibility to test different comments and to train the classifiers on uncaught content.
Stack Exchange has provided a feed of offensive comments which allows for testing and serves a base for the classifying algorithms. However, do not use this as a witch hunt to find users and harass them.
@Queen stop feed) and kick the users involved.
tpshould be used for “not nice” comments or comments that lead to offensive ones or offensive / spam posts (answer / question). You can flag the comment or the post approprietly.
tp socvrcan be used to send a notification to the SOCVR room. This should only be used when the comment is very rude and requires immediate attention to avoid flame posts and / or repeatingly offense from other users.
fpshould be used for comments that were wrongly reported (i.e. they are on-topic and constructive).