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Questions tagged [moderator-tools]

Tools available to ♦ moderators.

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Redacting a post without edits should show an error instead of accepting for another mod to review

Redacting a post without edits should show an error instead of accepting for another mod to review. Seems like that sums up the request. I can go into the post revision history and choose to redact ...
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Can the tour page be reformed and can moderators be allowed to fine-tune it?

Before anything, this should be made clear: I am not currently a moderator on any Stack Exchange sites; most of what I will be proposing here is based on statements I myself have read from moderators (...
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What sort of UI does a moderator see when processing flags?

I've had a few flags declined from time to time that make we wonder what the UI looks like for a moderator when reviewing flags? The odd fat-finger aside I suspect a few things that throw some reviews ...
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Hide 'convert to comment' from the mod menu on deleted answers

♦ moderators can convert answers to comments. Converting a deleted answer to a comment is not possible; you'll get a message answer deleted; can't be converted to comment This makes sense; ...
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Can we introduce comment flag bans as we have for posts flags?

Declined post flags give people warnings and can result in flag bans. Allow recovery from flag hellban There's a rise in both flags and in declined flags, as reviewed in these two questions: Can we ...
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What's the Statute of Limitations on chat bans?

So I've been chat banned twice AFAIK: When I was quite new to chat, I once asked a mod to chat ban me for a few minutes for science to see what it was like to be banned from chat. (For anyone wanting ...
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Let mods flag comments (without deleting them)

There are at least two use cases when moderators really need to flag comments: when the comments to be flagged are on their own posts (e.g. someone tells a mod to go get lost under their own post) ...
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Can moderators get access to Community user and perform moderation activities?

According to its profile description, the Community user can perform some actions like bumping old unanswered questions, deleting unwanted questions, tag tuning etc., but there are some unmentioned ...
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An official way of closing announcements on Meta?

Currently, many announcements are closed using reasons such as off-topic (custom reason) The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review off-topic (can no longer be ...
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If the flag link is missing from a locked question, how do I flag it?

I would like a question to be unlocked for the following reasons It was never voted by the community as being off-topic It was therefore never closed. There was no edit or flame war It was so ...
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Please update the moderator message template to include the code of conduct

Now that the code of conduct is rolled out, please edit the moderator tools to include that link in the template for rude and abusive warnings and suspensions. The new code to me feels much more ...
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'Unfriendly or unkind' flags not showing in post timeline

With the new comment flagging which rolled out today, we split 'rude or abusive' flags into: It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse. It's unfriendly or unkind. However, the second flag, '...
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Can we have colour coding on our comment flags, for both user accounts and mod dashboards?

We don't have colour coding on our flag summaries for comments: But we have them for some post flags: For the users flagged summary and from the back end of the user account, the mod dashboard, can ...
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Can we have a mod tool to prevent posts from being selected for review audits, without invalidating flags?

I've been wanting to ask this question for some time. This question is a clear example of the need for the request: Wrong review question? Quoting from the answer: I handled the flags and ...
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Cannot move a deleted chat user's messages to trash due to a server 500 error

I have some messages I'd like to move to the chat moderation Trashcan. Some of them were left by a chat user who is now deleted. However I cannot move those messages: I can select them to go through ...
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Tag synonym disappeared after swapping tag master with synonym

Three tags existed. Desexing, neutering and spay. Neutering and spay were synonyms of desexing. I swapped the master and synonym on Pets.se for desexing and neutering. So neutering is now the ...
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Questions are locked for only 1 hour even if a longer duration is selected

To reproduce: Go to Travel.SE (not sure if other sites are affected) Pick any post Lock it for 1 day or longer Bug: after 1 hour Community will unlock the post regardless of the setting above Here'...
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Could we get a tighter layout for questions and answers when moderator tools are visible?

Currently, when moderator tools are visible it pushes down the comments section: That's a lot of unused white space--kind of unsightly and it makes you scroll further for comments. Could we get a ...
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Inconsistent coloring of moderator inbox (desktop vs. mobile)

This is the well-known blue diamond indicating that there's something in the ♦ moderator inbox: However, when I look at the top bar in Safari on iOS (11.4), it's green: (This might be solved ...
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When deleting a sock could the accepted flag set by the sock be removed?

Let's say I have user A with a sock puppet, B. B asks a question, A answers (somewhat poorly) but get accepted by B. Then a diamond moderator comes along and verifies that B is a sock puppet and ...
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Sorting and filtering posts with notices

Posts that have post notices can be seen on https://<site>.stackexchange.com/annotated-posts?tab=noticed. This includes posts that have notice types "Citation Needed", "Insufficient Explanation",...
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Add “Skips” to Advanced Review Statistics

So on Code Review we currently have a rather wide margin of time that's used on close-vote reviews. The "slowest" user is averaging out at 180 seconds per review, the "fastest" is clocking in at 10. ...
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Are there manual flag bans?

In 2013, flag weight and the infamous hellban was replaced with a new automated system. Review bans are handed out automatically but can also be issued manually by mods. The same situation exists ...
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Adjusting answer ban heuristics per-site

On a rather small Stack Exchange site, we have a certain user whose answers are almost always completely wrong, often peppered with a bunch of terminology said user had just learned recently. The ...
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Give moderator power to convert comment/answer into pending question

Problem: I have on occasion run into "answers" and comments that are better suited as questions, and seen other SO folks pile on the response with bluntness about asking a question instead, adding ...
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When moving comments to chat, can the default message be changed?

Moderators have the ability to move comments on questions and answers to a dedicated chat room. When they elect to do that an auto generated comment is created that says Comments are not for ...
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How does the 72 hour limit mentioned in the AUP affect suspensions?

I just came across the Acceptable Usage Policy There's a bit in there that goes If you are found to be in violation of any of the below policies, you will receive a notice via email. Unless you ...
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There were 2 different questions related to same problem, I provided same answer for both the questions, moderator deleted one

There were 2 different questions related to same problem, I provided same answer for both the questions, moderator deleted one. I was just trying to help if someone stumbled upon the similar error. I ...
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Link to /help/referencing in the moderator message template for plagiarism

The current “plagiarism” template for moderator messages (minus lead-in and fade-out, but including original emphasis) is: It has come to our attention that several of your answers consisted ...
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Add a confirmation dialog before suspending people on chat

At the moment, suspending folks in chat is pretty easy: You press a button, and they can't chat for an hour. The problem is, this button doesn't have any sort of confirmation. It just... goes ahead ...
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Can we make it easier to see a deleted user's deleted posts?

Moderators can see a list of posts from a deleted user, which is very useful for cleaning up two kinds of problems: rage-quits, where we might want to undelete some of those users with a pattern of ...
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Allow extra details for standard flag types

Stack Overflow is currently doing a push to avoid use of moderator attention flags in the case where a standard flag would do. In that thread they say it's fine to use a mod attention flag if you want ...
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Adding a user to a chat's explicit write access list using their mainsite profile URL is broken

As recently as April 22nd 2018, I could grant users with sub-20 reputation write access to a chat room via their mainsite profile link (this is a diamond moderation feature): In the above screenshot, ...
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Inconsistent presentation of “Convert to comment” option

I have seen a couple of these situations, today, where I have a "bad" answer ("bad" for whatever reason), that has been flagged, which would serve better as a comment. However, on the mod flag page ...
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Target sites hidden behind the dialog box in the moderator migration dialog on Chrome/Android

In the moderator version of the “Closing>Off-Topic>Migration” dialog, we can enter an arbitrary target site, selected with a combo list box. On Chrome 66.0.3359.158 on Android 7.1.2, the list is ...
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Prevent LQP review comments being moved when answer is converted to comment

Something I've noticed on several sites recently is that when a moderator converts a non-answer to a comment the automatic comments from the low quality posts review are moved along with it. The ...
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“Trustworthiness rating” of chat flags in review bubble in form of prior flag acceptance stats

Disallowing users to flag chat messages might not be the best idea if someone is found frequently making bad flags. We usually give people second chances and hope they'll learn and improve. But to ...
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Proposed change to how chat room flags are seen by users who can take care of them

So you know how currently a flag is immediately seen by the entire 10k+ rep users community and all the mods in every room. That's not right. What I'm proposing: When a flag is raised, at first only ...
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Could we extend the consequences of rude comments to the network level?

In the vein of the inclusion project, and the long list of posts about rude comments being a network wide issue... Could we perhaps extend the consequences of rude comments to the network level? ...
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How best can we deal with (potential) false flagging political posts?

I recently posted an answer to a political question that was, let's be honest, a politically challenging, but not abusive, answer. Checking the Be Nice policy, I don't feel that I've done anything ...
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How does comment moderation work after the flags?

I tried to find how the comment moderation works under the hood and I wasn't able to find the data. (I asked a bit in the chat too.) My specific question is, how does MSE decide punitive steps, and ...
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Facilitate flagging and use of moderator tools from mobile devices

Currently, neither can comments be flagged from the mobile version of SE web pages, nor do moderators receive any notification of flags (most moderator tools are unavailable). The work-around is to ...
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Visit statistics at or near zero [duplicate]

The home page of Latin Language Stack Exchange currently shows "6 visitors/day". Alarmed by this number (instead of, say, 600 visitors per day), I visited Area 51, where the number was 3. I then ...
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Mod menu 'convert to wiki' description is incorrect for answers

When you click 'convert to wiki' from the mod menu, the following text is shown: Community wiki questions don't accrue rep and have a lower full editing reputation threshold. Questions should be ...
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Can mods notify each other from the different posts in the form of flags?

Considering, that nobody can see flags except mods, a flag raised by a mod could serve as a mod-only, only mod-visible notification to a post. I am thinking on notes like this: "To avoid whining, I ...
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Reverse tag merge to restore question tag state

Somehow tags with hundreds of questions were incorrectly synonymized and merged. I wrote a post on a local meta about this and a moderator unsynonymized the wrong tag. Now the tag that used to be ...
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Could moderators have some long-term activity data between “quarter” and “all time”?

The moderator dashboard includes useful tallies of things like flags handled, comments deleted, questions mod-closed, and so on. We can view this information for the current day, week, month, quarter....
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Raise a Community Manager message when an account is destroyed for spamming

This is a follow-up to this, unanswered, question: A user should just be destroyed network-wide automatically if it has no upvoted content and is destroyed on two independent sites by mods already ...
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Require moderators to get agreement with target site moderators for migration actions

I recently came over this question where the decision to migrate it from SE Electrical Engineering to SE Code Review was obviously wrong, as that question doesn't fit for the target site policies. I ...
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Comment edit history popup is not fully visible in Firefox

♦ moderators have the ability to see the edit history of comments. However, the popup is badly aligned, so part of the text isn't visible: Tested on Firefox 58.0.2 on macOS 10.13.3; it doesn't ...