Since we hand the torch from time zone to time zone several times a day, a tab labeled 'Last 24 Hours' might be a good idea. Information on this tab might include:
- A summary of and links to moderator messages sent in the last 24 hours
- Notes from devs and community coordinators (perhaps pinned from chat) in the last 24 hours, discussing the tools or guidelines
- Notes from other site moderators (perhaps from chat) in the last 24 hours, which might be as simple as "Keep an eye on [link], it's getting heated" (anything directed at
[foo]mods:, ordered by pinning and stars?)
- Summarized, aggregate data from the stats area letting us know how busy the site has been that day. Did certain posts become 'viral' ?
- A list of 'movers and shakers' on the appropriate meta site
This would be a great starting point for moderators who sit down to start their 'moderator time' and a great help in handing off the proverbial torch.
We can get all of this by going several places, my hope is that it wouldn't be difficult to give a simple overview with links in a different tab.
Time, of course would be server time.
As an addendum:
I do visit chat on a regular basis. I read the SO blog on a regular basis. I do click all of the tabs eventually, but when I sit down to do what I said I would do - I typically dive right into flags. Did I miss something neat like this?
I'd really love a tab that lets me get caught up without going to a bunch of other tabs, or other places - just so I can be sure I'm up to speed.