Have a look at this suggested edit which was suggested by Joshua Hynes. He suggested tag. I approved because I can see he is an SE employee. So I have two doubts:

  • Why doesn't he have some required privileges? (as he is suggesting instead of direct editing)
  • If he doesn't have required privileges, how can a normal user suggest an edit for status-* tags?

Is there any special case here? Just curious to know.

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    Yeah, those two edits were confusing. Dumped a similar thing in chat.
    – Bart
    Aug 16, 2013 at 13:31
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    This happened a week or two ago with another Careers developer. I can't remember the poor guy's name, but he suggested an edit that added a moderator-only tag and you could hear the collective gasp of the community. Not really that big of a deal. Probably just hasn't had any other need for moderator privileges, so he doesn't have a diamond. But he does have the requisite privileges to add these tags. Aug 16, 2013 at 13:48
  • @Cody let's hope we won't need to find out what happens if such a poor soul get banned! :-) Aug 20, 2013 at 9:05
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    Possible duplicate of Suggested edit to add status-completed tag? Feb 24, 2016 at 12:36
  • @S.L.Barth: That question is already closed as a duplicate of THIS question. :)
    – Himanshu
    Feb 25, 2016 at 11:42

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Joshua is an employee - he's the new designer for Careers 2.0! That gives him certain special abilities, in this case the ability to use restricted tags. It also gives him the ability to edit anything on child meta sites.

...But at the time of writing, MSO was not a child meta site. So he needed approval here.

He now has full moderator rights on MSO, and so will be skipping the suggest-approve dance when status-tagging in the future.

As a note, employees with staff badges now have full edit privileges regardless of reputation, so this won't be a problem anymore.

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    I couldn't help but notice he hasn't updated his website yet. He must be very new, or you guys must be working him really hard. :-) Aug 17, 2013 at 4:44
  • @CodyGray Haha. Sorry about that. New guy around here. Sorry about some of the broken protocol earlier. And I've updated my website. I have been pretty busy since starting here at SE. We have a lot of great updates, enhancements and features planned for Careers. I honestly just forgot to update my website's About information.
    – Hynes
    Aug 21, 2013 at 13:16

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