I was looking at an old election page, and I noticed that I am able to add comments, as well as the other standard moderator actions for comments (deleting, editing, etc.):

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I clicked "add a comment", fully expecting it to not work, and yet when I reloaded the page (while logged out), I saw my comment there. I haven't tested editing or deleting other comments, since that seems more destructive.

I suspect this only works on sites I moderate, since when I checked another site, it does not work. For reference, here is what it's supposed to look like:

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    I don't understand why you think it's a bug? Moderator can add comments on deleted posts as far as I know, why elections posts are different? (Assuming they're considered as "deleted" behind the scenes once elections are over) – Shadow9 Jan 23 '19 at 16:40

They're just regular comments, so the election post is either locked or something very similar when the elections ends. As a Moderator♦, you are able to continue commenting on locked/deleted posts. As a regular user (on other sites), you don't have that access.

  • Should we intoduce the new type of user: the Regulator? – αλεχολυτ Jan 23 '19 at 17:15
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    @älёxölüt For... what? Sorry, I lost you there. – Robert Cartaino Jan 23 '19 at 17:17
  • @älёxölüt That role would be supplied by CMs, who have more powers than moderators (as Robert Cartaino can attest). – wizzwizz4 Jan 23 '19 at 18:16

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