Recently, I have found several occasions where I could really use an
@Moderators ping that alerts all elected moderators of the site.
Do you agree? Would this be nice? Can we make this happen?
The question that is important here is, do all the moderators want to be pinged by you?
In almost all cases you just need any moderator, not all moderators. Just use a flag for that, this can be processed by the next available moderator without bothering any of the other moderators without cause.
Chat is also not suitable for all moderation activities, moderators don't necessarily have the time to discuss every single decision in detail. If it's an important issue that needs to be discussed, a meta post is probably the best solution anyway.
And many moderators, like me, are pretty much constantly logged into the main chat room of their sites when they are around, so you can ping them.
We already have this. It's known as a "flag"
When you flag a question or an answer, you get the ability to enter a message to a moderator:
Using flags is good because: