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In Chat, if you type [status-*] (where * is anything), a red moderator-tag is shown:

How it works

Unfortunately, this can create havoc:

this won't end well

I think that this filter should be somehow limited. Sure, it's fun to use, but it needs to be fixed.

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That's not havoc, that's serious business going on there. – nobody Jul 14 '10 at 21:38
+1 for capturing my attempt at a super long tag – Jared Harley Jul 14 '10 at 21:38
I like how you included [bug] to report it as a bug at the same time as [feature-request] to ask if we can keep it. – Andy E Jul 14 '10 at 21:46
Spoil sport ;). – Aiden Bell Jul 14 '10 at 21:47
I'm soooo tempted to retag this post pizza. – Andy E Jul 14 '10 at 21:52
@Andy you mean [status-pizza]? – fahadsadah Jul 14 '10 at 21:52
@fahadsadah: I think only mods can tag [status-*] – Andy E Jul 14 '10 at 21:54
@Andy You could add [status-pizza], it just won't be a red tag. Before Sam got his diamond, he used to use [status-completeded]. – Grace Note Jul 14 '10 at 21:59
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How about turning it into more of a useful feature? Make it work with all tags, make them link and on hover pop up some tag stats. Also, make it so that only in use moderator specific tags are red, I think that might "reduce the abuse", so to speak.

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+1 ... but what about an embedded Python interpreter too? ;) I think a good set of tags that have semantic meaning is a good thing. – Aiden Bell Jul 14 '10 at 21:48
@Grace Note: It would just link to a page (and pop up on hover) with 0 posts tagged.... No harm done. – Andy E Jul 14 '10 at 21:50
Great idea. Should be done client-side! – Maxim Zaslavsky Jul 14 '10 at 21:55
@maxim this part is [status-planned] .. the original question.. not so much – Jeff Atwood Jul 17 '10 at 6:58

The novelty will wear off

Everyone just has a new toy; So I wouldn't jump to conclusions here ... give it a while. Everyone is going to go mental until every feature has been abused ... then we will get norm behavior. Maybe tone it down color wise, but have:

[modmsg-you-will-be-banned] look more brutal.

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[status-no-it-wont] – Jon Seigel Jul 15 '10 at 2:42

There are per-site chatroom easter eggs for many sites. This is meta's easter egg.

What are the others? Hmm...

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