On a particular site, RPG Stack Exchange, we've decided on our meta on a couple of tags that should have tag warnings, and on what those tag warnings should say. I am a diamond moderator on the site in question.

What should we do to get the tag warnings implemented? Do we do any/all of the following?:

  • start a [feature-request] on our meta for the tag warnings?
  • raise a CM escalation?
  • contact staff via the contact form?
  • ping a staff member in the Teacher's Lounge?
  • anything else?
  • Sorry if it sounds trivial, but... what exactly are tag warnings? You mean blacklisted tags? Edit: Found it on MSO. If it is specific to SO, better post this question on MSO too. (Same way questions about Triage, Documentation, Jobs, etc. go there) – Shadow9 Jul 27 '17 at 10:21
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    @ShadowWizard Yeah, that's what they are. This is not an SO-specific feature -- Biology.SE is using them as well. – doppelgreener Jul 27 '17 at 10:26
  • I see. Pity it was announced on SO in that case. Thanks! – Shadow9 Jul 27 '17 at 10:26
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    @ShadowWizard Might be one of those "don't tell everyone because we don't want to use it often" things? :) – doppelgreener Jul 27 '17 at 10:27
  • I'm pretty sure you need Shog9 and he'll use a sql script to insert rows in the blacklist table ... – rene Jul 27 '17 at 11:23

First, I'd recommend a post on the site's meta. This let's the community weigh in on the request, and also gives a paper trail in the event it is implemented. Once the community has voted on the post and there is a consensus that it should be done, then you'd need a member of SE Staff to take the next steps.

There are a few ways that you can get staff attention to it.

  • You could ping a member of the community team in chat like a mod only chatroom asking to take a look at the request. That might be the quickest way to get someone to take look and get it into our backlog of things to handle.
  • The contact us form could also be used, if you don't get any response from said ping above in chat.

I would be hesitant to use the CM escalation method because it's not an urgent escalation type of request.

Typically if we are notified of these types of things and they will take less than 5 or so minutes to handle, we will try to get to them immediately.

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