In Chat, if you type [status-*] (where * is anything), a red moderator-tag is shown:

How it works http://static.maximzaslavsky.com/images/other/How%20it%20works.PNG

Unfortunately, this can create havoc:

this won't end well http://static.maximzaslavsky.com/images/other/This%20wont%20end%20well.PNG

I think that this filter should be somehow limited. Sure, it's fun to use, but it needs to be fixed.

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    That's not havoc, that's serious business going on there.
    – nobody
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:38
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    +1 for capturing my attempt at a super long tag Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:38
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    I like how you included [bug] to report it as a bug at the same time as [feature-request] to ask if we can keep it.
    – Andy E
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:46
  • Spoil sport ;).
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:47
  • I'm soooo tempted to retag this post pizza.
    – Andy E
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:52
  • @Andy you mean [status-pizza]? Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:52
  • @fahadsadah: I think only mods can tag [status-*]
    – Andy E
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:54
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    @Andy You could add [status-pizza], it just won't be a red tag. Before Sam got his diamond, he used to use [status-completeded].
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:59

3 Answers 3


How about turning it into more of a useful feature? Make it work with all tags, make them link and on hover pop up some tag stats. Also, make it so that only in use moderator specific tags are red, I think that might "reduce the abuse", so to speak.

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    +1 ... but what about an embedded Python interpreter too? ;) I think a good set of tags that have semantic meaning is a good thing.
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:48
  • @Grace Note: It would just link to a page (and pop up on hover) with 0 posts tagged.... No harm done. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/pizza
    – Andy E
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:50
  • Great idea. Should be done client-side! Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 21:55
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    @maxim this part is [status-planned] .. the original question.. not so much Commented Jul 17, 2010 at 6:58

The novelty will wear off

Everyone just has a new toy; So I wouldn't jump to conclusions here ... give it a while. Everyone is going to go mental until every feature has been abused ... then we will get norm behavior. Maybe tone it down color wise, but have:

[modmsg-you-will-be-banned] look more brutal.

  • [status-no-it-wont]
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Jul 15, 2010 at 2:42

There are per-site chatroom easter eggs for many sites. This is meta's easter egg.

What are the others? Hmm...

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