One would think only a moderator should be able to mess with moderator tags.

P.S.: I was also able to reapply it during a rollback. So, actually I was able to both delete and apply a moderator tag.

3: Again, I rolled it back. It's no longer tagged "status-completed". Not trying to be an effer here, just don't think I should be allowed to do that.

  • I don't think reapplying it via a rollback is that big of an issue, since it had to be initially applied by a moderator. Commented Jul 16, 2009 at 22:41
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    I just thought I'd mention it. If a mod removes a mod tag, I should not be able to reapply it with a rollback.
    – raven
    Commented Jul 16, 2009 at 22:43
  • It's witchery what this rollback loop-hole is! @jon
    – random
    Commented Jul 12, 2010 at 2:55
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    Well, at least if we discover that something isn't actually complete, we can annoy Jeff to fix it by continually rolling back the [status-completed] tag. ;) @random
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Jul 12, 2010 at 2:59
  • Is this question getting to be the town bike?
    – random
    Commented Jul 12, 2010 at 23:37
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    meta deployed ... roll back this tag if you can :)
    – waffles
    Commented May 30, 2011 at 7:13
  • @JonSeigel: That use case is rather singular ;-P.
    – SamB
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 18:51

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I just fixed this old, old, old bug.


I was able to. Seems like a bug. I think it's intentional that non-moderators are not able to add them. I just would think that a non-moderator shouldn't be able to remove them as well. I believe the whole point is for moderators only to be able to provide status of feature requests and bugs.

  • But I could not ADD a moderator only tag. I feel like that's persecuting the under-priviledged.
    – devinb
    Commented Jul 16, 2009 at 21:09
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    Well whatddya know. Yea that seems like a bug.
    – Tom Ritter
    Commented Jul 16, 2009 at 21:09
  • @devinb: kinda the point, yes...
    – SamB
    Commented Nov 27, 2010 at 2:58

I think it's actually by (accidental) design - if that makes any sense.

On uservoice, users were able to re-open a ticket. It just wasn't obvious how, or even that it was possible. From the users' perspective closed tickets tended to just disappear, even though the url was still good.

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    this is not by design Commented Jul 16, 2009 at 21:18
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    Ha. Good guess though Joel.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Jul 16, 2009 at 21:36

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