Questions tagged [moderator-abilities]

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

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Stack Exchange Moderator FAQ

As per the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, this FAQ will serve the following purposes: To be the canonical reference for moderators across the Stack Exchange sites for things that are beyond question (...
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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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Default merge target for “closed as exact duplicate” questions

Virtually every question merge is on a question that's already been closed as an exact duplicate, into that same duplicate question. When merging a question that's closed as an exact duplicate, is it ...
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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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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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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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Add “converted to comment” action to the moderator-action-list

The ability to convert an answer into a comment was just added (woot!), and I've succesfully used it; it would be nice if an "answer was converted into a comment" message was added as a moderator ...
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Please provide a configurable notification for tools

I would like to have a notification system for action requests — basically things that appear in the 10k tools (spread around multiple pages on each site): flags (yes, in addition to the number in ...
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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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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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Deleting an answer should check for edits first

Deleting an answer should check for edits, and abort if the answer has been edited since the page was loaded. If the answer has been edited, there's a significant chance that the reason for deleting ...
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Is there a way to batch-remove a tag?

Moderators can batch-merge or batch-rename a tag, but is there a way to batch-remove a tag? If there is such a way, what happens to questions in which the removed tag is the only tag? If there isn't ...
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“Merge” an answer from one question to another

Existing merge tool Moderators have the ability to merge two questions together, by declaring one question the "master" and one the "to-be-removed". During the merge (AFAIK), all votes, comments, and ...
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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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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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Make Number of Visits default analytics graph?

The default graph on moderator analytics for views is the "Total Page Views" graph. I think it would be better to display the "Number of Visits" graph by default, as this is the same metric used to ...
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Number of flagged posts for a user in the user profile shown in a meta site

If I look at a user profile shown in a meta site where I am a moderator, should I see a link to the page listing the questions/answers posted by the user and that have been flagged (in the case there ...
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Provide an option to migrate tag wikis with a synonym creation

On rpg we recently migrated all our dd* tags to dnd*. When we did this we obviously created tag synonyms to keep them from re-appearing. However when we did so, we lost all our tag wikis that were ...
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Moderator display of repeated flags should show most recent first, not oldest

On the moderator display of flags on a Q, it may have something like this: Not an answer - UserName Timestamp, UserName for repeated users flagging the same at various times. Using the Flag ...
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When editing the “What kind of questions should I not ask here?” section of the site FAQ, the special highlighted portion is lost

Moderators on SE 2.0 sites can edit the first portion of the site FAQ (entitled “What kind of questions should I not ask here?”) to more accurately define the scope and nature of the site. That's a ...