You may have noticed that we have a bit of a backlog for bugs and feature requests related to moderator tools.
Our moderators do a lot of work to keep our sites running smoothly, and we recognize that sometimes the tools get in the way - through inefficiencies or bugs we aren't aware of or haven't had time to fix. That's not ideal.
We've made some room in our schedule for one developer to spend a couple of weeks improving tools available to mods. We're sorry that it can't be more; there are definitely aspects of the mod tools that we won't be able to fix in that time period, but we'd like to do what we can.
Here's where you all come in. We need current (and former) moderators – the people who are using these tools on a daily basis – to help us figure out what to fix. What's broken? What tools do you wish you had available in the mod interface? What are you currently finding workarounds for that we can incorporate directly into our system?
If you have ideas for how we can improve mod tools:
- Post one bug/request per answer. (Please read through and see if someone else has already posted your suggestion; if yes, upvote the existing post rather than reiterating the same idea in a new answer.)
- Vote for other people's suggestions that you support to help us determine which things we should prioritize.
- Remember, please do not post screenshots or otherwise expose information that's available only to moderators.
Because we have a few hundred moderators, try to limit your suggestions to the one or two biggest wishes or annoyances you have.
Keep in mind that because we don't have a lot of resources to throw at this, we won't be able to implement all of your suggested changes, but we hope to make these tools a little more efficient and effective.