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Questions tagged [moderator-abilities]

a subset of privileges available to moderators and users with high reputation

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Why are there private instructions for moderators, and where can we see them?

In this thread on meta.academia.se it emerged that apparently SE has "(not public) guidance to moderators" which regulates aspects such as how to behave with regard to suspensions (bans). Is this ...
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Can moderators comment or vote on deleted posts? Can moderators answer deleted questions? [duplicate]

I am only curious, how the general lock on deleted posts interacts with the diamond.
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Should moderators be able to view deleted posts across network? [duplicate]

When dealing with a problematic user, it is beneficial to be able to see if they have behaved badly in general. Especially in the case of spammers, one of the greatest indicators that a post is ...
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Allow moderators to rollback locked posts (more easily)

Locked posts really are locked to most users. To moderators, however, locked posts are substantially less locked. Moderators can edit them, post comments to them, delete comments from them, and even ...
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How could a user (moderator) with 98 reputation points have downvoted?

First of all, the point of this question is just to understand how SE works. I have no other motive with this question. I'm just trying to learn about the finer details. When I came across this user ...
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Make High-level Moderation Privileges Independent of Reputation

Currently, more reputation means more moderation power. This approach is flawed: contributing lots and/or good content does not mean you are a good or even decent community moderator. In fact, there ...
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Regular users should not be able to ignore moderators in chat

At the moment any chat user can ignore a chat moderator† and not see their messages anymore. Should this be the case? After all: a moderator needs to be able to communicate with all the users ...
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Do the posts deleted by an ex-mod become undeletable? [duplicate]

As we know, 10k+ users can see deleted posts and vote for their undeletion. And, anybody can see his own deleted posts, and over some reputation (s)he also have a vote to un-delete it. Except posts ...
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Site moderators can't see the history of the FAQ page [duplicate]

The now-retired FAQ page for SE sites still has a publicly visible revision history, e.g.: here for SFF SE here for German SE etc. Publicly visible, that is, except to moderators of the site in ...
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Could we allow users to challenge moderators' decisions? [duplicate]

Currently, if a question gets put 'on hold' or is 'closed', the user is asked to edit the question so that it conforms to the website's guidelines. The problem with this system is that it assumes ...
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Synchronize mod status with chatroom ownership

As far as I can tell, changes in mod status -- becoming a mod, or ceasing to be -- does not immediately affect which rooms that user owns. When a site enters beta and gets a chatroom, the pro-tem ...
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Which help pages can be changed, by a site's community moderator? [duplicate]

Each site's help center contains a number of help pages. Which of these can be edited for a specific site by a community moderator on that site? (To be clear, I am asking about ♦-moderators, not ...
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Asking in the dark. A better reputation scoring or tag needed for Novice users [duplicate]

Although this question has been marked duplicate. This question: Add the ability to ignore users is more the question I was asking. I'm not asking to be ignored. I just don't want to bother the ...
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Can moderators see the close/reopen _votes_ (and _not_ the reviews)?

Yes I know, mods (and 10k+ users) can see others' reviews, including the close/reopen reviews. But what if a close or reopen vote happens from any review indepently? As I can see, in this case it ...
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Please increase (or remove) the limit on concurrent bounties for moderators

One of the tools moderators have available to encourage and reward high-quality participation (and beneficial behaviours in general) is to set and award bounties. For example, in addition to their ...
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When clicking on User Profile, please have Mod Dashboard selected as default for Moderators

Majority of the times, I'm likely to click on a user profile because the user's a spam user, or to check if the user's sock. Can we please have the Mod dashboard selected as default for Moderators?
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Modification to the 'excessive self-promotion' moderator private message

The boilerplate text for the 'excessive self-promotion' moderator contact form includes a direct quote from the help center: Be careful, because the community frowns on overt self-promotion and ...
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Allow mods to experience the behavior of the site to user at any lower rep [duplicate]

It would often be convenient to see how the site is behaving for a user at any lower reputation (and without moderator privileges) without having to make a bunch of sockpuppets (which carry risks of ...
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What factors decide when/why a status-planned tag is added?

What criteria is used when applying the status-planned tag? I've seen that status-planned is one of the restricted tags that can only be added or removed by a moderator (or employee). But, I can't ...
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How to report Mod if a user is using more than one account to upvote his/her own questions/answers? [duplicate]

Is there any place where we could report this so that the moderator takes appropriate action against the user who is using multiple accounts to upvote his/her own answers?
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What parts of the help center can site moderators edit?

I have found out that site moderators can edit certain parts of pages in the Help Center. In particular, "What topics can I ask about here?" or parts of it can be customized. What pages or parts ...
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Who are the comments moderators?

I have heard that when a user has over 10k reputation the person will become a moderator automatically. That is true partly, but the user still may not be a comments moderator, who can review flagged ...
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Moderator tools for Stack Exchange app

I would love to have the review and moderator tools from the website inside the app so that we can review low quality posts, edits and delete requests while we are having some free time when commuting ...
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Why is there a daily *comment* vote limit for moderators?

My moderation activities on CV were abruptly curtailed due to a Daily vote limit reached ... message when trying to upvote a comment. It's pointless to continue further today if I cannot use ...
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Moderators should have the check-box to show/hide removed posts on user reputation pages

260 is accurate, @rolfl - that's what was earned for the day. If you check the box, then a different set of rules are in play, and 142 becomes accurate. If you don't see the box, report a bug. – ...
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Moderators see a different reputation result than regular users

Related: Moderators should have the check-box to show/hide removed posts on user reputation pages (Follow-on) We have a user (Hi Janos) who deleted an answer yesterday. They also managed to cap their ...
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Do moderators see the previous versions of edited comments?

I think, it could be a useful feature. From an experienced usage of the site, I have the impression as if they didn't see that, but I am not sure. I know about Moderators should be able to undelete ...
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Changing my account login credentials

Not sure if this is OT or not, but I got laid off recently. My stack profile was mistakenly linked to a work email address that is now disabled. As I was already logged in from my phone,so I can ...
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Recommend deletion by trusted user

According to Recommend deletion is treated as a delete vote for 20k users, a trusted user's (20K+ reputation) delete votes could turn into recommendations (Recommend Deletion) after running out of ...
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Can I get two diamonds? [duplicate]

For some reason, the election page does not seem to be detecting existing moderators correctly. Most notably the form to nominate yourself is not disabled like, I believe, it used to be. I was able to ...
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Why can only mods see deleted comments? [duplicate]

Only mods can see deleted comments Allow moderators to see deleted comments Are my deleted comments visible to others? Do 10k users get to read deleted comments? Why can only mods see deleted ...
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Is the ability to unilaterally close/reopen duplicates for Gold Badge holders SO specific? [duplicate]

This is posted and answered on SO meta: When did I get close-vote superpowers? Does that mean the ability to unilaterally close/reopen duplicates for Gold Badge holders SO specific? Or does it work ...
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How would dupehammer react on posts with > 1 tags?

I raised this question in a comment on MSO, but I think it'd help a wider audience as a separate question. Let us say, there is a question tagged with more than one badge (for sake of assumption, ...
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Allow Stack Exchange Moderators access to April Fools Day for entire April Fools Day Period [closed]

As a moderator (and somewhat de facto first line of support when things go awry), it's helpful when we can reproduce issues and see what the users are seeing. With the latest April Fools Day (Unicoin,...
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How long after being asked can a question be migrated to another site? [duplicate]

I recently flagged a closed question for moderator attention because it was off-topic and would have been better suited to another SE site. However, my flag was declined, and I was told "it's too old ...
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Can moderators see unused profile pictures I uploaded?

I put the default identicon as my profile picture aka avatar. I have also uploaded my photo and it is part of the uploaded pictures. Is a Moderator able to see my uploaded pictures?
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Remove notification of new privileges for mods

I'm a mod on freelancing.se, and I get notifications in my feed that I'm close to unlocking a new privilege on my site. I'd like to recommend it doesn't show that in the feed, since clicking it does ...
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Allow flagging from within “New Answers to Questions More Than 30 Days Old”

I frequently use the New Answers to Questions More Than 30 Days Old tool to find spam/NAA answers. A lot of them are often very obviously spam such as this, or very obviously not an answer, such as ...
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What are desired qualities of Moderator

What are desired qualities of Moderator? While casting vote, how to identify best candidate among all others? If the criteria were reputation, activity by review queue etc. no elections would be ...
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Allow moderators to undelete comments deleted by magic words [duplicate]

No, you can't hocus pocus a comment to be banished to the outer realms of the ether, but there is a short list of words that, if contained within a comment, cause the comment to be removed after a ...
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Remove answer rate limit for community moderators

A few minutes ago I set up a poll on Meta.Mathematica using multiple answers as vote options. I ran into this rate limiter: I do not see the point of limiting community moderators in this way ...
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Contact moderators for little things

There are a lot of questions, with answers, about how to contact a moderator about a lot of stuff. But no way to just give a moderator a heads up about some things. There are flagging options on many ...
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Marking someone elses question as answered [duplicate]

The question here: Is it possible to forward declare a static array was asked a long time ago (2009) and earlier this year a solution was given by the user D.A. However, the user (now inactive) that ...
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Voting to close a question from the flag queue cause “undefined more votes needed” to appear when the question is closed [duplicate]

I found https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17392275/changing-the-height-of-a-div-on-click in the flag queue, and I voted to close it. As you see, I am the last one who voted to close it. After I did ...
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Remove user validation of chat flags

Back in the heady days of 2010 when the chat system was being refined, it definitely made sense to have user validation of chat flags. At that point I'm guessing we had a dozen or so moderators ...
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Change wording of “Your flagging history”

When you are viewing another user's flags, the flagging history column on the right still reads "Your flagging history", as if you are viewing your own flags. I suggest changing it to match the style ...
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Is flagging benign for the flag-ee (other than spam/offensive)?

I heard a suggestion that, as a mod, if I come across posts or comments that should be deleted, I should do it via flagging instead of just acting directly. The benefit is that this creates an audit ...
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Clearing chat pins results in a self-imposed moratorium on future actions

Eight steps to reproduce a trivial yet annoying bug whereby acting as a moderator/room owner bans yourself from taking future action: Be a moderator and take your mod-hammer with you into chat. (or ...
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Moderators should not be allowed to moderate questions they have participated in answering

Title says it all. I had a situation where a moderator answered a question and then marked another answer (that said the same thing, but more directly) for conversion to comment because they felt "its ...
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'Suggested edits' notification displayed even though daily edit limit is reached [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don’t show pending suggested edits to me after I run out of votes As a 10k user the 'suggested edits pending approval' notification is displayed to me: This notification is ...