I just noticed a very strange suggested edit on Meta:


What is up with this? I thought users couldn't add moderator tags, and, by extension, suggest them. Have I stumbled across a gasp bug?

Maybe someone with a sock should try to suggest an edit to add to this question?

  • FWIW, no error popped up when I "Approved" it (to check of course, not because I'm a robo-reviwer :P). – Matt Jul 25 '13 at 19:13
  • @Matt I doubt the system runs validation checks when users approve or reject edits, so I'm not surprised no error was produced. – user206222 Jul 25 '13 at 19:14
  • I approved ("for science!") and it stuck. I wonder if it has to with the fact that Oded had edited it beforehand and he has superdiamond powers. – jonsca Jul 25 '13 at 19:20
  • (we can roll it back in a minute) – jonsca Jul 25 '13 at 19:20
  • @jonsca Users can rollback moderator tags? I just flagged it... – user206222 Jul 25 '13 at 19:22
  • Oops. Well, so much for forethought on my part. Now it's time for "Daddddy, we broke your tools, canyuh fixem??" – jonsca Jul 25 '13 at 19:24
  • @EmrakultheAeonsTorn FWIW, One could surmise from mythz's use of language that he might be an employee on careers.SE as he is using a lot of personal pronouns. Doesn't mean this isn't a bug though as you shouldn't be able to suggest this edit, let along approve it. – psubsee2003 Jul 25 '13 at 19:55
  • @psub All SE employees have diamonds. – user206222 Jul 25 '13 at 19:59
  • @EmrakultheAeonsTorn no, not all, only ones that need it. – psubsee2003 Jul 25 '13 at 20:06
  • @EmrakultheAeonsTorn stackexchange.com/users/31281/mythz – psubsee2003 Jul 25 '13 at 20:17
  • blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/08/… – Sklivvz Jul 26 '13 at 13:10

@mythz, Demis Bellot, is one of our valued associates focusing on building our awesome careers 2.0 site.

As an employee, he can add [tag:status-*] tags, but he is not a moderator on meta, as not all employees necessarily have need for this privilege. He also has <400 reputation, which precludes him from editing questions on the site, which includes retagging.

So that's the reason why the system behaved like this.

  • But he didn't suggest an edit here. – Antony Jul 26 '13 at 13:22
  • Those are months old, the code has possibly changed in the meanwhile. E.g. we removed the retag privilege, etc. – Sklivvz Jul 26 '13 at 13:25
  • Retags require 500 rep and suggested edits are years old. Anyway, the current behavior is a bit odd. – Antony Jul 26 '13 at 13:29
  • Its high time that @mythz updates his meta about me section, to avoid this kind of confusions.. – CRUSADER Jul 26 '13 at 14:15