I have noticed that some old and new questions (tagged as or ) including mine (on meta.SO) with many votes are not reviewed (tagged as ) by moderators.
How long does it take so by a moderator to review it? Or it is never reviewed after some time?


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♦ moderators don't review bugs and feature requests (they might read them and comment on or answer them, but regular users do so as well). They are able to add red tags like but do so rarely; most of the time when this happens they add a to a question which has been fixed more or less by accident (example), or where the developer somehow got sidetracked after fixing the issue. That's usually done after somebody casts a custom moderator flag asking for the tag to be added; moderators don't actively search for those kind of questions.

As described e.g. here, all feature requests and bugs (whether they're posted here or on one of the site-specific Meta sites, like Meta Stack Overflow) are monitored and read by the Stack Exchange team, but they don't always provide immediate feedback. For example, when the community, through downvotes, comments and/or answers provide enough feedback why a feature request should not be implemented, a tag doesn't really help. Note that doesn't mean "we've reviewed your request"; it rather means "we've reviewed your request and we'll likely take some action in the future":

Indicates that the circumstances behind a bug report are set to be internally reviewed, or that the feature request contains merit to consider but the decision on its approval or decline requires more investigation.


is totally something for the dev team to do. A community manager might set those.Mods like myself would not set those flags - we are regular members of the community for most part. We have no insight into the development process, unlike staff.

As such it's not going to get reviewed by mods at all, and even if we did, we have no direct influence on the bug triage and feature development process.


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