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Update Sheriff badge description to reflect the existence of elected pro-tem moderators and appointed non-beta moderators

The Sheriff badge is currently awarded to users who have Served as an elected moderator for at least 1 year. This was correct when elections were tied to a site leaving beta and elections were the ...
-55 votes
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Can we experiment to use AI for moderators? [closed]

With the risk to be severely downvoted and thrown to Hell by the existing human moderators, here is a heretical idea: Replace all moderators by AI-ones, making the life of the former much happier, ...
-20 votes
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Reversing an unpopular community decision

How to buck the system if the community makes a bad unpopular decision? I ran across a question that was down voted 4 times as not important, but I could see that I did not understand the issue, so I ...
18 votes
0 answers

What's the plan for keeping the moderator Teams instance visible enough to stay useful?

Teams moved. They're going to be completely separated from the actual SE sites. So that means there are no links to them on SE sites, and especially no inbox or notifications about stuff happening in ...
12 votes
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Include link to the mod agreement when collecting nominations

Apparently some sites or some pages include it already. I am specifically referring to this page: It's important for moderator candidates ...
15 votes
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Anonymity issue for mods with user ID in "Share" links [duplicate]

Below each question and answer, there's a "Share" link that contains a URL to that question or answer. That URL also contains your user ID number. For instance:
-6 votes
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Please add the link of post related to appointment of moderator in

In users?tab=moderators page of non-MSE sites, there are links to respective election page for each moderator (like this). But, in MSE, just the appointment date is mentioned: Please add the link of ...
25 votes
1 answer

Please show the room timeout to room owners and moderators in chat

Currently if you use the timeout feature in chat only regular users can see the timeout message and the count down timer. It would be nice if we could also show this to room owners and moderators. ...
17 votes
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Allow moderators to edit sections of privilege help center pages

This question is inspired by the recent public reveal of the Stack Overflow Question Close Reasons - Definitions and Guidance. Briefly, the Q&A provides really useful community-specific guidance ...
12 votes
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Add link to Help Center article about moderators in the moderators tab on the /users page

The moderators tab on the /users page has some information and links about moderating/moderators on Stack Exchange. I think it would make sense to add a link to the main Help Center article about ...
-15 votes
2 answers

Criteria for deleting comments? [closed]

What is the criteria for deleting comments? Why isn't there a notification that a comment was deleted? Just today, I gave a big thank you to a contributor (Ed Beal) whom I respect a lot for supporting ...
44 votes
2 answers

Ability for moderators to annotate posts as you can annotate users

Sometimes on Arqade, we use flags for moderator attention to communicate among moderators (about something specific to a question or answer). It'd be nice if this was explicitly supported by the ...
42 votes
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Push whois to all chat rooms, identifying room owners and local elected moderators

The Teacher's Lounge--the Network-wide chat room for elected moderators--used to have a whois bot. Its functionality was pretty simple: nitsua60> whois meta mods Feed> I am aware of 3 ...
22 votes
1 answer

Show the appointed/elected date for moderators on ALL Stack Exchange sites

Why doesn't the page have the elected/appointed date for moderators on all sites? I see that (to name a few): Christianity does display the date Islam does ...
22 votes
1 answer

Allow moderators to see deleted posts in their activity

Sometimes as a moderator I take 'organic' moderator actions, in that I'll close a question on the front page just because I saw it, and not because it was in the moderator queue. I've always ...
-14 votes
1 answer

Remove diamonds in reviews done by moderators before becoming moderators

I was going through this post's timeline: Is a clean install better than upgrading? Looking at the events in the timeline is quite confusing TBH. First, let's take a look at this event: https://...
-29 votes
3 answers

Should moderators have the right to vote on questions?

I have come across of what is in my opinion of moderators in PSE bias by downvoting specific questions systematically even if these are backed up by the literature. Negative votes are cast even a few ...
60 votes
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Please give moderators better tools to understand the interactions between two users

With the recent Code of Conduct changes (see the blog post, the FAQ), and even before this round of changes, there has been an increased attention on users interacting respectfully with each other. ...
35 votes
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Appoint chat moderators exclusively responsible for moderating chat

Currently, the way that chat moderation is set up, it relies heavily on site moderators moderating chat in addition to their main Q&A site. Moderators have some pretty powerful tools (freezing ...
22 votes
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Add an option for mods and staff to pin a certain answer to the top on meta sites

Now that accepted answers are in the process of being unpinned, and that's likely to happen on meta sites too, we probably need another way to pin certain answers to the top. This will go in line with ...
36 votes
3 answers

Please provide a Moderators table in the Data Explorer

Moderators are special, privileged users who should serve as an example to the rest of us. Therefore, it is natural to want to query behaviors and statistics about these model users, Like I did, for ...
4 votes
1 answer

Do not show "X flags remaining" on sites where I'm a moderator

Whenever I open a flag dialog on Ask Different, I see that I have 100 flags remaining. This is simply not true; as a ♦ moderator I have an unlimited number of flags. The simplest solution is ...
14 votes
2 answers

Lock posts by default, when deleted by a moderator?

If a moderator deletes a post, but forgets to lock it, then the owner can simply undelete it. Shouldn't posts that are deleted by a moderator be locked by default? (A spam answer on Super User was ...
1 vote
1 answer

Let moderators know that custom comment flag will not delete the comment

Could we let the moderators know with a brief message that when they flag a comment with the something else flag that it won't be deleted? I know that all the current moderators will know, but future ...
87 votes
2 answers

Allow moderators to flag comments normally

When a moderator flags a comment, the comment is instantly deleted. For a moderator, the only difference between using the “flag” and the “delete” button is that using the “flag” button asks for a ...
56 votes
1 answer

Give moderators the power to add tag warnings

Although I'm reasonably experienced on Stack Exchange (8+ years of activity, 40 sites with 500+ reputation, 247k total rep) and have been a diamond moderator on one site for some 5 years, today I saw ...
17 votes
1 answer

Search for diamond (♦) symbol doesn't work [duplicate]

Just tried to search for the diamond symbol (♦) and got no results. It seems that searching for any single symbol is not implemented. For instance: Search for point Search for comma Even more, ...
30 votes
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Can moderators get a convenient way to see the review history of a non-completed review task?

The review history of a post can be accessed from the post's timeline or from the site's review history if one has the 10K tools. See an example here (where I do not have the 10K tools): However, if ...
33 votes
1 answer

Can usage of the mod-agreement-policy tag trigger a moderator notification?

When a new question is tagged mod-agreement-policy I'd like it to trigger a moderator notification. I ask because the new moderator agreement requires: I will abide by all other officially announced ...
30 votes
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Change the default generic closing with custom comment text for moderators

When voting to close a question and choosing the custom comment option, you're given a text field in which to write your reason(s). In the Web interface, that field includes the helpful default text: ...
16 votes
1 answer

Could we get an opt-in feature to get notified when fellow mods record an absence?

I logged into one of the sites I moderate this morning and just happened to check the dashboard and noticed that one of the mods had recorded their absence. It got me thinking--if I hadn't happened to ...
36 votes
1 answer

Unify Main and Meta Mod agreements so that newly appointed moderators only have to accept the agreement once

A recent question pointed out that, apparently, the moderator agreement must be signed once for a Main site and a second time for that site's child meta site. Quiet failure of attempting to decline a ...
26 votes
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Pro-tem moderator appointment date is hard to parse and should either follow ISO 8601 or state only the year

The pro-tem moderator appointment date is currently shown in middle-endian notation (%m/%d/%y). For example, see Outdoors.SE moderators: I find 6/5/2014 ambiguous and hard to parse. From the other ...
9 votes
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Improve/mute privilege notifications for elected moderators

Yesterday evening, I was elected as a ♦ moderator on English Language Learners. Today, I got my first upvote on the site since then, and the achievement inbox showed that I gained three new ...
3 votes
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Do Moderators of community make money or get paid? [duplicate]

Do Moderators of the community make any money or get paid from SE. Just wanted to know what is the motivation factors that drive them to work as a moderator ?
-48 votes
2 answers

Make moderators edit and close threads instead of deleting them [duplicate]

My idea is: if a thread has prohibited content, the thread should be edited (by removing all content and replacing with something like "moderator edit" on the title, content and tags) instead of ...
6 votes
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When migrating, moderators should be notified if a post with an identical title exists on the target site [duplicate]

Migrations are rejected if exact duplicates already exist on the target site. Shog9 says that moderators can override this. The implication is that they need to take some extra action to override it, ...
-67 votes
5 answers

A call for emergency moderation/tools on the sites that most need it

Can the community team please allocate emergency moderators to fill in temporarily on the sites that are suffering from lack of moderation? The behaviour is becoming rotten and it's destroying the ...
74 votes
3 answers

Publish a procedure for reinstating a removed moderator [duplicate]

As part of the follow-up to their hurried removal of Monica Cellio from her moderator position at six different Stack Exchange communities, Stack Overflow, Inc. has committed to "releas[ing] an ...
8 votes
2 answers

Allow local mods to remove items from community bulletin

Community bulletin might contain various items which are "network-wide". I mean blog posts and featured questions from Meta Stack Exchange.1 Depending on the site, some of them might be less ...
94 votes
3 answers

Can moderators from other sites be differentiated here?

I am active mainly on Programmers now, but keep an eye out on meta and stackoverflow for questions about Programmers. Several times I have seen questions/answers from our moderators, but the only ...
5 votes
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Suggestion: don't show diamond on main site posts of moderators

It is mildly bothering me that on main site questions and answers of moderators the user name is shown with the diamond. I can see how reputation is relevant to be displayed, as it says something ...
-35 votes
1 answer

Allow voting on moderation of moderators [duplicate]

There have been multiple times that moderators have near instantly closed valid questions. This authoritarian action is completely undemocratic. I've found more than multiple times that questions ...
-30 votes
2 answers

Considering age factors for suspension duration

I think we should consider age as indicated by user's behavior (not influenced by their claims) with some more interest. I've seen a recent increase in kids (clearly in middle school) getting hit ...
-6 votes
3 answers

Spare us of the vote reminder [closed]

I have voted for the Stack Overflow moderator election and although I did, today I got a reminder bar up in the screen when I visited Stack Overflow. Why?
40 votes
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Binding closevotes should be recorded for moderators as they are for gold badge owners

When a question is closed by a user with gold tag badge, this fact is explicitly noted in the database. E.g., for this question the PostHistory table has "Voters":[{"Id":100297,"DisplayName":"...
-25 votes
5 answers

Should moderators, who directly close a question, be forced to leave a comment?

Moderators can directly close a question. This is OK, but I think it would be useful if they would be forced to leave a comment, if they do so. I understand, that users who vote to close should not ...
6 votes
1 answer

Change text on MSE Moderators tab of Users page

Why is the list of moderators on MSE empty? And why does it have the text about election? I've found this discussions: How to view the moderators here in MSE? Meta's moderators are very shy ...
-24 votes
4 answers

Changing the Pro Tem moderators every X months/years

Pro tempore moderators are chosen very early, and then they almost 100% of the time remain in power until graduation, which can take several years. Have people thought about allowing pro tem ...
5 votes
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Make a chat room event a community event

There are occasions where a chat event could be a good community event. It would be nice if there was an easy way to allow an event from a user to be made a community event by a single button pushed ...