Linked Questions

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How can we improve the mod tools?

You may have noticed that we have a bit of a backlog for bugs and feature requests related to moderator tools. Our moderators do a lot of work to keep our sites running smoothly, and we recognize ...
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Let's disallow nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...
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Make moderator messages anonymous

Currently, when a moderator messages a user, the user sees which moderator is messaging them. This includes when a moderator issues a timed suspension. Generally, I have no problem with this. ...
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2018 monthly product team updates

Mid-2017 TeamDAG started publishing monthly updates. This post will continue that effort into 2018. (See 2017's updates here.) Updates are posted at the beginning of the month. They cover what was ...
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Drop “not constructive”, combine “noisy”, reword “rude” and “other” comment flags

The problem Comments are terrible; no one agrees on what they're for, or how long they should be kept. Comment flags are equally terrible, because if no one's on the same page as far as what should ...
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Could authors overturn recent community review decisions?

When new users edit a post, the review is posted to a review queue and other reputable users can review the edit and choose to approve or reject it. However, I feel that a lot of people do it pretty ...
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Change “comment” to “critique or request clarification”

Got around to talking about comment flags with Robert Cartaino this morning... We're working on rejiggering the flagging options to make it a bit more obvious when stuff should be flagged, with the ...
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Who are the Community Team, and what do they do?

Who are the Community Team (sometimes referred to as the Community Managers or CM's), and what is their role? What is their relationship to the "Community" user? Return to FAQ index
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Close the loop on “Too Broad”; make the close reason's actual intent reflected in its message

As inspired by this particular answer by Shog9, I'm calling for a change in wording to the "Too Broad" close reason. Presently, the close reason reads as thus: There are either too many possible ...
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Can we get a comments only lock?

Currently moderators have the ability to lock posts, for any of the following reasons: Content dispute (~ edit wars), Historical significance (to prevent great but off topic questions from being ...
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Streamline moderators contacting users through chat

If a moderator needs to contact a user (and it's not severe enough to warrant a moderator message), it's common to make a private room and ping them. The procedure is: Create a new chatroom (named "...
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2017 TeamDAG project updates

Who is TeamDAG? What is the TeamDAG working on? Why are you working on that and not [insert favorite feature request here]. These are some of the questions that we hear regularly on meta.so and ...
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User experience of overriding community's decision on suggested edit

While reading this post I noticed that there seems to be an issue with the user experience when reviewing an already approved/rejected suggested edit on OP's own post. It shows only one explicit ...
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Does the 'not constructive' flag have a strongly negative connotation? If so, can we have more detailed clarity on its use?

I've been happily comment-flagging away on the sites with what I thought was a good understanding of the comment flag system. There are some posts on non-constructive flags, but none that I can see ...
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A more efficient way to contact community managers

We moderators regularly need to contact a CM, for example because we have a question about a particular issue or we need someone with more abilities and tools at their disposal. The most common way ...

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