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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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Is it safe to keep the reasons for user suspensions confidential?

I've become concerned for one particular user who's extensive content I really value on SE. Some time ago this user began to complain of "arbitrary" and "unfair" moderator ...
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Should moderators be able to undelete any comment, including self-deletions?

Moderators were granted the ability to undelete comments, primarily to make cleaning up long comment threads more efficient. The idea was for the moderator to purge all comments, then selectively ...
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Is flagging too many posts to add the citation banner grounds for suspension? [closed]

This question arises from my personal experience - Suppose I have a per day flag limit of 90 flags, and I have been incessantly working hard on hunting out bad content across the main site to flag low ...
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Can someone fix the 'contact community team' template for underage users?

I had to escalate a potentially underage user this morning. Two things stuck out to me: First of all, the current policy says to escalate everything that claims to be less than 16 years old. But when ...
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Should I flag again when the system automatically handles the rude/abusive flag?

After receiving very useful advice in a previous Meta Q&A, a certain troll has seen their posts becoming very short-lived. With the help of other community members, we close, flag, and delete the ...
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Timeline is lacking an entry if a post is made community wiki again after the community wiki status was removed

Currently this answer is shown as being a community wiki post. There's no reason for it to be, so someone (not me) tried to remove the community wiki status of the post. This was logged in the ...
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Do moderators have access to more detailed site analytics than 25k+ users?

Users with 25k+ reputation have access to site analytics, which shows some information about traffic sources and also about number of posts, votes and traffic. I found this older feature request which ...
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Does the SE network have an effective process in place to deal with aggressively toxic users?

I welcome any details that can be shared, but I understand if there are specifics that cannot be. I am primarily interested in whether the process exists, rather than what that process is. What's been ...
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Moderators should be able to reflag spam posts when their spam flag has been cleared

I encountered a spam answer here and flagged it as such. Here is a copy in metasmoke. Later, I noticed that this type of spam isn't noticed by SmokeDetector; one of the reasons is that the domain (...
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Unsuspend link on meta is broken

There is a broken markdown link when you click the "Mod" link on a user's meta profile: The one for "Contact user privately" works fine: Note that the latter links to https://...
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Where has my flag gone? I want to handle it

Where has my flag gone? I want to handle it. The top bar is showing there is a flag to handle. When I click on the blue button I see this: Where is my flag hiding? Note I have refreshed the page ...
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Strange description 'StackOverflow.StackHtmlContent' in moderator action history

I recently declined a custom moderator flag with the reason Using standard flags helps us prioritize problems and resolve them faster. Please familiarize yourself with the list of standard flags: see ...
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Tour page question edits

I recently edited a question to format it more nicely, and edited its top two answers to make them more standard by our modern community consensuses and practices. Then, I edited the tour page ...
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Can the chat message pop-up be inserted after 5 comment "back and forth" argument strategies?

When users complain about a iffy post, they start suggesting edits and then another user gives an explanation on how that edit suggestion is wrong. The users go back and forth, and then suddenly, when ...
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What is the procedure for notifying the moderator team when a moderator can't perform their responsibilities?

How does a moderator or their family inform the rest of the communities moderators or the community manager when they are unable to perform their duties or service their responsibilities? While the ...
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Some posts of mine weren't re-associated to my new account after it was mistakenly deleted

Long story short, my old account was mistakenly deleted when I was 14 for being underage because I created my SO account when I was 12. This isn't allowed, because the minimum age is 13, but my ...
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Allow room owners to grant write access to new users

This discussion has been raised before, but it's always been about helping new users in chat rather than continuing in comments, which allows people to help new users out more instead of just denying ...
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Deleting or destroying an account should raise a flag on any other accounts on the network

I have previously asked for a CM message to be raised when a user is destroyed for spamming Raise a Community Manager message when an account is destroyed for spamming but I have thought of a ...
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Typo in moderator inbox, "new announcments"

Possibly a typo in sentence (should be "announcements"): Moderator inbox (new announcments) Found as a source string in transifex/traducir: https://ru.traducir.win/strings/12478
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Why is comment history a mod-only privilege?

I just noticed recently that edited comments get this cute little pencil next to them. What I also noticed is that as a mod I can see the entire edit history of the comment, but non-mods cannot. ...
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Declining spam or rude/abusive flags doesn't trigger recalculation of a post's score

When a spam or rude/abusive flag is raised on a post, a downvote is automatically applied from the Community user. This downvote immediately affects the post's score upon the flag being raised. When a ...
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Are moderators allowed to delete questions and answers without (giving) reasons? [closed]

I've been trying to ask questions on https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/. Some are well received with answers and up votes but they kept getting closed. The close reasons were very unclear like &...
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A moderator accidentally created a chat event, then deleted it, but it still shows in the upcoming events list. How can they remove it? [duplicate]

For context: https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/57011728#57011728 A moderator in a chatroom created a joke event, then deleted the event once they realized it sent out a site-wide ...
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Are diamond moderators exempted from the minimum duration of bounties (1 day)?

During the recent Winter Bash, Yaakov "solicited help on finding ways to prevent (or at least make it harder) for folks to cheat at Hat Dash" and awarded successful users with a bounty. The ...

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