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Comment flags visible on wrong page after merging questions

I just merged a question with an answer which had a couple of comments flagged as 'No longer needed'. When I visit the merged question, the answer is gone, but the comment flags are still visible in ...
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Don't use answers with a "Very low quality" flag on them as review audits

"Very low quality" flags are quite ambiguous as to their purpose, without a whole lot of agreement. More relevantly, they're marked helpful by an edit—any edit, even correcting a typo‐often ...
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On StackApps.com the /admin route ends in a server error

I just tried to visit the Stack Apps Mod dashboard but that ends in an Oops! Something Bad Happened! and it is all your fault. At least that is what it says in the next paragraph. I checked with a ...
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Could we get better ways to communicate and apply suspensions on chat?

Chat suspensions are... strange. There's two ways to boot someone off chat - using a suspension on the parent account that's associated with the chat account (And otherwise it's not global) Suspending ...
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When is the question timestamp shown in the flag dashboard for a flagged answer?

In the flag dashboard, when viewing answer flags, the timestamp of the question is sometimes shown, sometimes not: Under what conditions is it shown, and what is the reasoning behind this? It's not ...
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Improve workflow for converting a deleted answer into a comment

I was trying to convert a deleted answer to a comment via the moderator menu for the post. That didn't work, I get a message answer deleted; can't be converted to comment Because a (non-deleted) ...
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How can a moderator clear a tag wiki or excerpt?

From time to time, we come across plagiarized content in tag wikis or excerpts that we want to delete. Ideally, we'd rewrite it to something non-plagiarized, but we're not subject-matter experts on ...
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Can't mark custom comment flag as helpful after the comment has been deleted automatically

What happened: A user voted to close a question as duplicate, generating an automatic comment "Does this answer your question?" Another user flagged that question with a custom comment flag ...
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Allow moderators to issue warnings to reviewers using the review suspension system

This would basically function as a zero-day suspension: the reviewer would get the message in exactly the same way they would for a review suspension, except that they can keep reviewing afterward. ...
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Cannot swap synonyms if creator is gone ("anon")

On German Language, where I am a moderator, I wanted to swap the tag synonym determiner → determiners (and then delete the plural variant) in the tag-synonyms interface. When I try to do that, I ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to find a link to a user-deleted question?

A new user asked a question and I commented to ask for clarification. The question later disappeared from the home page. My comment disappeared from my user page. The question was not listed under ...
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Remove 'show timeline' from the mod menu

With the post timeline now available for everybody via the clock icon under the vote buttons, it can be removed from the mod menu. That list is already quite long, so fewer options is better.
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In the new top bar, the moderator diamond no longer changes color to indicate new inbox messages

The title says it all—this is yet another regression with the unannounced, untested, unwanted launch of the redesigned top navigation bar. Moderators have a diamond icon in their top bar, which is ...
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Regular moderators can still purge the history of messages in moderated private rooms

The Teachers' Lounge is a "moderated private room", in which regular moderators like me have limited powers: They won't be able to ... purge the history of messages I can see that the ...
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Moderators should be able to retract erroneous migrations

Recently, a moderator erroneously migrated my question. The moderator admitted that my question was erroneously migrated, but he told me to ask the receiving site's moderators to reject the migration. ...
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The "Code Language" selection on the tag wiki page isn't in sync with available and supported syntax highlighting options

Moderators can set the default syntax highlighter on tags by selecting a value from a drop-down list: The community maintains a list of supported languages by inspecting the Highlight.js code file ...
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Buttons on Flagged Comments do not work on Moderator Tools Page

I noticed today when reviewing a flagged comment on Arqade's Moderators Tools page (/admin/dashboard), I could not use any of the buttons on the comment itself to perform any action, including: Flag ...
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"Add a Comment" is broken on <site>/admin/dashboard

The "Add a Comment" link on questions/answers on https://superuser.com/admin/dashboard is no longer working. Clicking on it jumps to the top of the page. The link behind "Add a Comment&...
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Allow moderators to forgive review suspensions

Following up on applying permanent review suspensions, I noticed several permabanned* users are suitable/eligible for review unsuspension due to the review suspension system overhaul (in particular - ...
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Inconsistency in deleted questions/answers descriptions when looking at others' lists as a moderator

There appears to be a small bug in the text displayed at the top of the page when viewing /users/deleted-answers/#### and /users/deleted-questions/####. When following up on a flag at /users/deleted-...
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After our site graduated I can no longer see or edit our custom close reasons [closed]

Pets.SE graduated recently, together with many other sites. While still in Beta we had 2 custom close reasons. Now I took a look at the Manage community-specific close reasons site and all the custom ...
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Don't hide the "closed", "duplicate", or "migrated" state of questions on user question lists

The redesign of the activity page of the user profile broke a lot of workflows for moderators. One important purpose of that page was to gain a quick overview about what kind of posts a particular ...
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Does Stack Exchange or its subsidiaries keep any records on how often a user has been banned or warned by a moderator?

About 5 years ago I was banned once from Stack Overflow for trolling in the comments of a question. I can remember that my ban was automatically lifted after some of my own questions had received some ...
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Tooltip for Talkative/Outspoken badge indicators in moderator dashboard not capitalized

The moderator dashboard has two indicators, a bronze and a silver dot, which are shown if the moderator has the Talkative resp. Outspoken badge. People have questioned their usefulness before (1, 2), ...
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Markdown rendering missing in comment flags under moderator

Code formatting isn't properly rendered within comment flags: ... and links (possibly other content) as well: I doubt there would be any nefarious content that is hidden through markdown that one ...
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Inconsistent/confusing breadcrumb navigation on some moderator tools pages

Moderators have access to a couple of tools via the /admin/links page. There is some inconsistency in the breadcrumb navigation for the different pages, which I noticed after being puzzled by the one ...
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Can moderation decisions pull a jury together to discuss before deleting? [duplicate]

Premise All of the moderation systems for SE/SO (thinking of both the community moderators and users with reputation-based privileges for deleting posts) are based on either the opinion of one person ...
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Do moderators have the ability to pre-emptively remove questions from the HNQ?

I noticed that the question 'Isomorphism class of the zero module is not a set' on Mathematics SE was removed from the HNQ by a moderator, but curiously there is no entry in the timeline for when it ...
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Should I refrain from commenting on an answer to a locked question?

If I see a question is comment-locked, should I refrain from commenting on an answer? Should I assume that if the moderator wanted to stop all comments on the page, he would have locked all the ...
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Pluralization bugs in tag merge results

When merging tags as a moderator, you see a popup at the end with the details. It has a pluralization bug: total: 1 tags deleted, 0 posts modified, 0 post histories modified and now that I look ...
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Could we have longer automatic suspensions for destroyed profiles, and better communication with these users?

Currently, when a user is destroyed for spamming or deleted as no longer welcome to participate, there's a short 14-day automatic suspension meant to keep them from using a newly-created profile with ...
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Make it clear in the moderator tools when a delete vote is retracted

(Origin of this request: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/371277/253521) Users can now retract delete votes. Moderators can also see a second date entry on the timeline for retracted votes. However, ...
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Why are election statistics only shown to moderators during the nomination phase?

When an election finishes, you can see a report with some voter statistics: However, today I discovered that this information is also shown to ♦ moderators during an ongoing election: I'm not sure ...
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Flag notices on nominations are confusing for moderators

The new election system has solved several problems with regards to flagging nominations and comments (both were badly needed), but the UX has fallen down in a weird way. I visited the SO election ...
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Experimental feature asks me to provide feedback to someone who no longer works for SE

♦ moderators have the ability to redact posts, e.g. to hide email addresses that were published by accident. There is an experimental feature to automatically apply redactions to subsequent revisions, ...
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Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding the [featured] tag

I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow before featuring a post or removing the featured tag from a post. For example, let's say that some maintenance ...
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Sitename is missing for Scheduled Events for Meta.SE

As a moderator, one of the 'powers' I have is to create and feature a chat event, which is something I distinctly remember using to 'advertise' a sitewide cleanup years ago. While an RO can create ...
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There should be a way to feature a question only on MSE, without it appearing in the community bulletin network-wide

Meta Stack Exchange should have an option to feature a question which isn't visible to other SE communities. For example, consider this question: Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack ...
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CM escalations - How we got the queue back down to zero

CM escalations are one type of request that the Community Management team handles. These are issues that Moderators send to the Community Managers when an issue needs to be escalated to someone on ...
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Label 'edited' in flag dashboard / waffle bar not vertically aligned

The flag dashboard and the 'waffle bar' have some labels which indicate potentially useful information about a flagged post (or a post for which one of the comments has been flagged). In the ...
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How can a user view an (old) moderator message? [duplicate]

While doing some research for an answer to another post, I wanted to get a screenshot of a moderator message I'd sent to an alternate account. While "moderator view" lets me view the history ...
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Confusing "The Question" text in "convert answer to comment" dialog box

As a first-time mod in an SE site, I was confused by the extra text "The Question" that shows up after the question ID in the text field of the dialog to convert an answer into a comment: ...
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Add explanatory link to the "orphan wikis" sidebar

(Context: I just became a moderator in the elementary OS Stack Exchange site, and am learning the ropes.) The sidebar of the /admin/orphan-wikis moderation page shows a generic text that simply says: ...
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Markdown not properly rendered in 'Convert to edit' mod action description

The description of the mod action 'Convert to edit' contains Markdown which is not rendered: **by the asker** Another option, 'Lock', does contain a rendered link, so it's not a question of the mod ...
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Scores of deleted comments appear partially outside background area on iOS

Moderators have a button which allows them to view deleted comments underneath a post. In Safari on iOS (both iPad and iPhone), scores of these comments appear partially outside the red background ...
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Why does the moderator interface claim this question was closed by Community while it wasn't?

When a post is flagged, ♦ moderators can see which previous actions on the post have been taken by moderators. I was rather surprised that the waffle bar for this question showed that Community (...
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The mod page for editing close reason notices doesn't show the delete question button

Today, I was in the interesting situation of closing my own meta question as off-topic (don't ask) and discovered that instead of the Edit question button I expected, there was only a Delete question ...
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Moderators can undelete answers to deleted questions

When a question is deleted, this automatically deletes all answers as well. However, moderators are able to undelete answers, as I did for science here (screenshot for <10k users). This leads e.g. ...
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'Show full post' links in list of recently deleted posts are missing or not working

♦ moderators have access to a list of recently self-deleted posts on their site. Answers in that list have a 'show full answer' link but it does not do anything, except take you to the top of the list....
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