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“total posts flagged” takes up too much attention

I'm always a bit irked by the "total posts flagged" number in the toolbox. As far as I can see, it doesn't provide much purpose. For my own profile it has 6 flags in there, that I can see when I click ...
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Freeform lock reasons would be useful

There's a fixed, and rather small set of lock reasons, with fundamentally two different types - post and comment locks. Maybe it's meta, but a lot of the time our decisions when it comes to locks may ...
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Can moderators see a version history of comments? [duplicate]

I think it is well known that only moderators can see deleted comments. But what I am wondering (mainly out of pure curiosity): can moderators also see the "edit history" of comments?
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Exactly which users PII do moderators have access to? [duplicate]

This recent question here on meta has brought to my attention something I never realized before - non-employee moderators have access to some tools that can disclose an user EMail address. Since I ...
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Restrict moderator tools that allow mass dumping of user emails

There is a tool available to moderators that can show up to 1000 email addresses at once with a single query. On smaller sites, this tool is probably powerful enough to create a dump of the email ...
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Remove redaction block margin on revisions page

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/posts/1002321/revisions Strange padding: Because of this rule: .revision-page .redaction-indicator { margin-left: 20px; } Could you remove this margin to make it ...
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What do the moderator tools and pages look like?

I am a fan of Stack Overflow, and I think the moderator system is brilliant. Although I am not a moderator, I am still very curious about what a moderator's life looks like. In particular, could I ...
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What information about users does SE software enable site moderators to see? [duplicate]

How does the SE software protect community user privacy specifically wrt site moderators? For instance, are moderators provided user account information beyond what is posted in user network profiles? ...
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Remove migration notices from destination post [duplicate]

As part of the roll-out of new post notices, questions that were migrated now show a notice at the top indicating that they were migrated. I ran across a question today that is seven years old. ...
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Please don't inbox notify me that I asked a Meta question on the site where I moderate

♦ moderators have a separate 'inbox' which contains notifications about moderator messages but also new questions on the child meta site. According to Please don't inbox notify me that I ...
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Destroying an account deletes its comments but leaves flags on those comments pending [duplicate]

Just now, a comment flag on the site I moderate brought my attention to a troll account, which I accordingly destroyed. Account destruction automatically deleted the comment, as expected (although it ...
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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 ...
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Please unlock “Fram's ban on Wikipedia…What can Stack Exchange learn from it?”

The following question, Does the Fram's ban on Wikipedia seem similar to recent events? What can Stack Exchange learn from it? by Rebecca J. Stones has been locked by a moderator. No comments can ...
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Does the recent question reputation change aim to fulfill moderation needs left by resigning moderators?

The recent question rep reward change must have bumped several users to 10k or 'mod user'. Considering that last month there were so many moderators resigning or halting activity, possibly leaving the ...
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When is it reasonable to change the owner of a post?

A question about a controversial policy was posted and self-answered by a staff member. After the fact, the ownership of the original question was changed to another staff member, using the tool that ...
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More options than “delete” and “decline” when handling comment flags

I'm expanding this from a feature-request previously posted as an answer, as requested by dev Brian Nickel back in June. (Yeah, late to the party, I know. Maybe they've even stopped working on ...
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Moderators can't reset a user's network profile [duplicate]

Moderators have the ability to clear a user's profile on our site, if it violates site policy. We also have the ability to copy these changes to the user's profiles on other sites. However, doing ...
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How do moderators decide how long to suspend users for?

There is a system-recommended procedure regarding suspensions on the network: Written warning 7-day suspension 30-day suspension 365-day suspension For example, on Music SE, this has ...
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What are the criteria for questions to appear in the list for choosing to use on tour page? [duplicate]

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/about/choose-question On this page there is a list of questions, from which moderators can choose one question to be shown on the /tour page. What are the ...
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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 ...
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Add strings from the Post Review History page into transifex (or use existed keys)

I found strings like this in transifex (for example there is a string "Post Review History" with key 2c6a0e5cb0ad95b1b014b3cfb98e105a), but looks like they aren't used on this page, and hardcoded. ...
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Allowing moderators to remove flag bans

Recently, I had a situation at Travel.SE, where I raised flags in good faith misunderstanding the purpose. Out of 7 declined flags in the past 7 days, 3 were my mistake, 3 were in good faith and 1 was ...
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Move dot outside the quotes on the pages, which can't be accessed by a member with low reputation [duplicate]

https://stackoverflow.com/site-analytics https://stackoverflow.com/tools
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Do Spam posts’ personal info need to be redacted?

I recently saw a spam post (deleted) and flagged it for redaction as it contained a phone number, full name and email. The flag got declined with this message: declined - its spam, no need to ...
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Can mods contextually delete comments?

Recently, I've seen comments get deleted but the context around them aren't: (For clarity, the above comments are all responses, 4 initial comments were deleted, the top one is in response to ...
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Show 'Flag as spam' button instead of 'Close question' when handling spam flags

When there is a pending spam flag, the new moderator flag dashboard shows two primary options in the bottom right: 'Delete question' and 'Close question ...'. While deleting the question is sometimes ...
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Make flag counters in flag dashboard sidebar clickable

It doesn't happen too often on my sites, but sometimes there's a flag on the meta site instead of the main site. In that case, the sidebar of the flag dashboard shows a widget like this: The problem ...
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Allow moderators to refresh a user's network profile

Currently, moderators have the ability to reset a user's username and/or profile text, and propagate that to the rest of the network, resetting it everywhere. However, often, the user's stackexchange....
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Moderator moves comments to chat - can low-rep user participate?

Something that isn't clear to me in the other discussions on this topic: Low-rep users can't write comments on anything other than their own posts (questions or answers) or answers to their own ...
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Help people learn how to write good comments instead of just flagging them

I have just read the blog post Iterating on Inclusion by Sara Chipps about all the recent changes SE made to improve the site experience. These are all great ideas but they have one single common ...
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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. ...
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Why was a moved question deleted? Moderator to whom deletion is attributed claims they didn't do it

A question on archive.is on Web Apps appears to have been deleted, and deletion is attributed to a moderator, deleted by Sathyajith Bhat♦ 12 hours ago , however, they claim that they didn't do it (...
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Chat's “Ignores” moderator page is broken

On all the chat domains, the moderator page has a link to the path /admin/users, and the tab "Ignores" on that page is broken, which simply throws and display a HTTP 500 server error page. I couldn't ...
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Tiny text box in “Manage Off-Topic Close Reasons” tool

In /admin/flags/close-as-off-topic, the text box to add a new reason is tiny: Safari 12.1.1 / macOS 10.14.5.
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Is there any way for diamond moderators to suspend a user without sending a moderator message?

I was looking at this question (now deleted) and the user claims to have not received any kind of message about their suspension. (I'm not interested in this specific case, just giving the example ...
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Let's have a formal way for mods to contact the Community Team about suicidal users in chat

There was recently an incident where a user entered a chat room I was in and made remarks that indicated that they might be suicidal. Obviously, we moderators are usually not at all capable of ...
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Migration bug? Re-migrating a question to the same site didn't create a new question on the destination site

This question was migrated from here to Meta Stack Overflow. The author then voluntarily deleted it there, which marked the migration as "rejected" and reversed all effects of the migration (except ...
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The pop up box used for user annotations does not close when the action is completed

Can we please have a more intuitive user experience when annotating user accounts? The pop up box when annotating user accounts does not close when submitted. It's counter intuitive to the process of ...
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Purged comments reappear when posting a comment after purging

When purging all comments under a post, the comments then reappear immediately after if I click to add a comment. They then disappear again after posting the comment. It's not uncommon to leave a ...
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Moderator Flag Dashboard - Handling for NAA and VLQ flag

I would like to have a feature added to the moderator flag dashboard. When a VLQ or NAA flag is shown there, have an advanced option to the DELETE button, to show the same option than is shown ...
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Convert to comment leads to 'Moderator action failed"

Today as a moderator I tried to do something I've done umpteen times before, convert an answer that was really a reply from the OP that then became a brief discussion in comments, to a comment on the ...
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Recent commenting activity in 'Moderation Tools' is not by commenting date, rather post date, so it doesn't show if post is old

In the Moderation Tools → Stats tab → Posts with notable activity → Most commented, recent heavy commenting activity doesn't show if the post is old, which means the tool only shows by Q/A creation (...
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Close question dialog half off screen when called from flag handling interface

The picture below tells the story; that's the whole browser window. There is a vertical scrollbar but no horizontal one. I have this zoomed in (as in, normally, in the browser, it snaps to at 150%) ...
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Rule violation penalties: Written warning, Suspension for 7 days, 30 days, 365 days, and then what?

The system-recommended penalties for repeatedly-occurring serious rule violations on Stack Exchange are: Written warning 7-day suspension 30-day suspension 365-day suspension What ...
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Can we show when users were last seen on the mod flag dashboard?

The mod dashboard currently shows inline when a user joined a stack (see Moderator Flag Dashboard soft launch for example screenshots.) Could we add a "last seen" string there too? Rationale: I ...
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New mod-menu design rolling out

Note: This announcement is directed at moderators as it is about moderator-only tools. The post and user moderator menus are getting a design, accessibility, and UX refresh. Before ...
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Moderator Flag Dashboard hard launch

Previous posts Moderator Flag Dashboard soft launch Moderator flag dashboard design refresh (alpha) As of today, the Moderator Flag Dashboard is officially graduated and the old version ...
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Add strings from moderator revision redaction approval block into Transifex (or use existing keys)

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/dashboard Strings: Question. Rev. Redactor. Comment. Diff. Actions. Approve. Reject. I've found some of this strings in Transifex, but looks like they aren't ...
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Some moderator tools related to deleted comments aren't working

Since at least 1 August, the moderator tool “show X deleted comments” leads to a 404 page. For example: on Is the calculation of infinite sums solvable by a computer?, I click “mod” then “show 7 ...
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Unify moderator's pages navigation

There is nav tab on several pages: On some pages (e.g. https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/community-events) the are breadcrumbs: Others (e.g. https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/merge-...