I tried to pin this message again. But I got an alert:

You have already voted, but the voting has been cleared by a moderator

So, does a pinned message get moderator attention every time when a message post gets pinned. or someone may have flagged this message post?

  • @jonsca this is not related to moderator tools. Any user with 20 rep can become room owner and pin messages. Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 9:04
  • @sha The tag was re-added in the rollback. I stepped back because I had misinterpreted the situation. Thanks, though.
    – jonsca
    Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 10:44
  • @jonsca oh, didn't even notice it was a rollback, it appeared you added the tag. Cheers! Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 11:20

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Neither, that message is just a little imprecise. The "moderator" in this case is the automatic job that removes pins. Pinned messages are limited to being pinned for 14 days.

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    Can messages pinned twice?
    – rekire
    Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 7:55
  • @rekire no. And also, balpha, this message is also displayed when a room owners clears the pins/stars manually. Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 8:16
  • looks like I have got no choice anyway xD. Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 8:31
  • @balpha Why a post can be pinned for a limited period ? Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 8:36
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    @TheLittleNaruto Because nobody unpins anything manually, and leaving pins forever eventually leads to a "starred" list that contains not a single recent star, just a ton of old irrelevant pins.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 6:45
  • @rekire One person cannot pin a message twice, but if you pinned a message then it can still be pinned by another person later.
    – ProgramFOX
    Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 17:22
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    Did you implement this because of this "MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF STARS!" in tavern...? :P
    – Ajay S
    Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 17:25
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    @balpha Just want to note that "nobody unpins anything manually" is definitely false.
    – TylerH
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 16:09
  • In any case, this message clearly needs to be changed to something similar to: "This message has already been pinned, previously, and may not be pinned again." Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 18:05
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    @balpha: Okay, so why prevent re-pinning? If it is going to be auto-unpinned in 2 weeks again anyway? Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 12:00
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    @balpha: also, please make the error message clearer. And not silent when trying to re-pin in the transcript. And make the message not show as pinned when it has been auto-unpinned. Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 12:01

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