A few days ago, I reached the 10k mark on another Stack Exchange site - and for the first time on any Stack Exchange site (yay!). I read through the moderator privileges page that morning. And it didn't take me long to become confused.
The privileges page is missing crucial advice on where, exactly, one can find the moderator tools, or the many lists discussed.
After several attempts to track this new stuff down, I simply began to wonder if the many lists mentioned simply didn't exist anymore (and someone had forgotten to update the page), if the moderator tools page I thought existed didn't, and if the flags only showed up somehow when there were any needing attention.
Well, it isn't entirely missing. But it's easy to miss. This morning, I finally happened to notice this link:
It really does exist! And so do all those lists!
Of the nine links on that very big page, only two of them actually link to the moderator tools, and they're the only parts of the page that say "Here they are!", and they're buried in amongst other information and apparently, they were easy to miss.
I'm not sure that should be all that surprising either: I was excited to have finally hit 10k, was glancing over all the information I could, hunting for the new stuff, and just generally not reading the entire page straight through from top to bottom for a lot of reasons.
The page should have a section which simply states where the tools & lists are
The section should be at the top and simply say:
- Where the lists are found (inside the moderator tools!), and
- Where the link to the moderator tools can be found, for future reference. (Apparently it's on the Review page, in the top left above the review queue links)
It should have a relevant heading, since people will be looking for it.