The spiffy new mod dashboard is great, but the link sometimes shows when it shouldn't. For example, see Jeff Atwood's profile on Security.SE:

After a bit of experimentation, it seems that the link only shows for non-moderators when:

  • The site in question has not received the new CSS updates (hence the example of Security.SE).

  • The user whose profile is being viewed has a diamond (hence Jeff Atwood).

When both of these conditions are satisfied, the "mod dashboard" link shows up even for regular, non-moderator users.

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    For anyone who's curious and goes to check, the link ends in a 404 error.
    – HDE 226868
    Aug 4, 2015 at 21:55
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    Dash an important one.
    – user206222
    Aug 4, 2015 at 21:56
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    @Emrakul Your bad puns make me board.
    – Doorknob
    Aug 4, 2015 at 21:58
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    @Doorknob I wish you'd be a little more moderate with your word choice!
    – user206222
    Aug 4, 2015 at 21:59
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    @Emrakul Making so many puns won't help you keep a low profile.
    – Doorknob
    Aug 4, 2015 at 22:00
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    Our sekrits are being revealed! Next thing you know, it could allow access to TL for regular users.
    – Jamal
    Aug 4, 2015 at 22:02

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Well, in our defense, you can't spell currentUser.IsModerator without u, which also happened to be the variable denoting the user whose profile you're viewing...

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    Psshhh, that's a terrible variable name anyway. :P
    – Doorknob
    Aug 4, 2015 at 22:34
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    @Doorknob U are a terrible variable name. ;)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 4, 2015 at 22:58
  • wonder what defense would you have for this issue. "You know gnat, some users are weird... just too weird..." :)
    – gnat
    Aug 4, 2015 at 23:10
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    @gnat Huh. That is an interesting one. But you obviously know how it is. All users are special to us... but some just a little bit more than others. ;)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 4, 2015 at 23:11

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