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I just noticed this block of text on this page in the right coluomn.

Moderation

Help decide what questions and answers float to the top or participate in suggesting new features.

...or participate in suggesting new features. What??? Since when is suggesting a new feature moderation? If anything, it would fit in with either Communication or Creation:

Communication

Communicate with fellow users in chat rooms, meta-discussion, and comments, or participate in suggesting new features.

The participate in meta privilige is categorized as a Communication privilege.

Creation

Create questions, answers, tags, and other content, or participate in suggesting new features.

Either way, suggesting new features sure ain't moderation.

Request: Take out the notion that suggesting new features is moderation.

  • How is suggesting new features not (community-)moderation? Anything that helps improve or maintain site quality, or helps shape the site as such, in my view can be seen as moderation. Moderation is not merely "what a moderator does". – Bart Jul 8 '13 at 20:30
  • @Bart With that definition, answering questions is moderation. It helps maintain site quality. – Undo Jul 8 '13 at 20:32
  • That I would keep under "creation". It creates new content. That this content can be quality content is true, but that requires a vetting process by the community to establish that. The creation of content itself I would not see as moderation. What happens to that content afterwards is. – Bart Jul 8 '13 at 20:35
  • @Bart Then suggesting new features is also creation. It requires a vetting process by the community to establish its quality as a suggestion. The creation of content itself I would not see as moderation. </plagiarism > – Undo Jul 8 '13 at 20:37
  • Something tells me we're not going to agree on this one. ;) – Bart Jul 8 '13 at 20:43
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    @Bart Agree to disagree? :) – Undo Jul 8 '13 at 20:44
  • +1 But I think that the phrasing is just a way to include "participate in Meta" as a moderation privilege, which I think is correct. What is incorrect is that participating in Meta is not just about suggesting new features, and this specific action is arguably not a "moderation" action. – Boris Dalstein Jul 8 '13 at 21:41
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Ok, strictly-speaking privileges like "create tag synonyms", "edit questions and answers" and "vote up/down" aren't moderation - they're curation.

But four tabs is probably enough, dontcha think?

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    People are obsessed with word definitions today. – user102937 Jul 8 '13 at 22:01
  • The "participate in meta" privilege was moved to the Communication tab; the "participate in suggesting new features" bit of the Moderation description seems to have gotten less accurate since this was posted. (Came from meta.stackexchange.com/questions/190570/… which is marked as a duplicate even though when this one was asked the wording actually made sense...) – Wooble Jul 26 '13 at 17:19

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