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Questions tagged [moderator-tools]

Tools available to ♦ moderators. If your question is about the "access to moderator tools" privilege (granted at 10k rep on graduated sites, 2k on beta sites), use [10k-tools] instead.

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When a comment doesn't contravene the CoC but gets deleted all the same

I often delete my own comments when there are typos, when they might be interpreted in the wrong way, or their wording needs improvement. I also do my utmost to delete comments that are no longer ...
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“Move comments to chat” has stopped deleting the comments

The move comments to chat option doesn't delete the comments, even when I select the "Also delete the moved comments from the post" button. (Have tried it multiple times). This seems to be happening ...
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Difficult to lose the “converted to a comment” status message

If an answer is converted to a comment and then subsequently undeleted, and then deleted again (without being converted to a comment), the message beneath the post still reads: If the answer is then ...
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“Move Comments to Chat” Mod button is broken

I'm trying to move a conversation to chat on a site I moderate. When I click the big button from the flag dialog, I get this: It links to a chatroom that is most definitely empty. I have also tried ...
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Allow voting on moderation of moderators [duplicate]

There have been multiple times that moderators have near instantly closed valid questions. This authoritarian action is completely undemocratic. I've found more than multiple times that questions ...
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Enabled/disabled mod menu options should be more visibly distinguished

Moderators get a menu of things we can do to questions. Some that aren't applicable will be disabled. There's a problem: depending on one's browser and OS it's nearly impossible to tell what's enabled ...
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Temporary locks on answers not showing lock duration

Tested on Stack Overflow, Stack Overflow Meta and Pets. Questions Temporary locks on questions are showing the duration (mod only). Stack Overflow. Meta Stack Overflow. Pets. Answers On answers ...
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A place to make notes on the mod dashboard

When there are some special circumstances related to the mod's flags section (dashboard), it would be really useful if moderators could make brief notes concerning a certain flag right on the ...
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Can mods see answer drafts from other users? [duplicate]

Yesterday I posted this answer, about 5 minutes after I clicked on the "Post Your Answer" button I got some comments from a mod. In one of them he said I had edited my answer in the first 5 minutes ...
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Moderators should be able to undelete comments that were deleted by a single flag [duplicate]

Moderators can undelete comments that have been deleted. This is useful; it allows us to purge a big pile of comments and then undelete the two that added value. It also lets us undo accidents (...
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“Can't move comments without an account” issue

Mod on academia, went to migrate comments to chat, got a notice: Turns out one user had deleted his account in the interim. Issue is, hell if I care that you can't move comments without an account... ...
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Implement a 5-minute edit window for annotations in main and chat

As of now, moderator annotations in main and chat (on user profiles) have no edit window. Sometimes I miss certain details or make some spelling or grammar errors at the first go. It would nice if a 5 ...
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“Comments moved to chat” is a broken feature

I'm a mod on Academia. One of the more common tasks I have is moving long, rambling comment threads to chat. We do this for a few purposes: Make it easier for new visitors to find useful (i.e., ...
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Allow moderators to mark single reviews as bad and inform/ban reviewers based on this

Summary Implement a system that automatically informs and potentially review-bans reviewers (with optional adjustments) based on moderators marking individual reviews as bad. This makes moderating ...
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I can add comments on an old election

I was looking at an old election page, and I noticed that I am able to add comments, as well as the other standard moderator actions for comments (deleting, editing, etc.): I clicked "add a comment", ...
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Inform moderators migrating a question if the migration would have been normally blocked

When normal users vote to migrate a question to another site, the system performs multiple checks: Post author is not Q-banned or suspended on the destination At least one tag the question uses ...
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Spamming random mod tools lets me cast an ordinary undelete vote

I was playing around with the mod tools (testing out some bugs and stuff) when I noticed that I'd caused this: This occurred because some combination of mod tools added an undelete vote, marked the ...
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Redacting an old revision doesn't re-render the post

In redacting an API key from a post (link for SO mods and employees), I found a nice obscure bug. At the start, revision history looked like this: The first revision contains the API key that I ...
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Allow moderators to fine-tune the effects of a lock

Current Situation When a moderator locks a question or answer, they can choose between different types of post notices: content dispute, off-topic comments, historical significance, wiki answer, or ...
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Should an Answer deleted by a moderator have a different/informative “can't undelete” message when voted to undelete?

Background: This question originated here as a genuine point of confusion from a UX message. The confusion was cleared up and the problem solved, but then a UX discussion came up and included ...
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Can't access the mod dashboard without the mouse

While I can open up the mod inbox by pressing Q, I can't access /admin, which is linked at the top of that dropdown. While I can use the number keys to get to each item in the dropdown, tab moves the ...
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Can we make it easier for moderators to notice chat flags when looking at a user's site profile?

A couple years ago SE implemented a user dashboard for moderators, making it much easier to see at a glance a bunch of relevant information, including recent flags raised against the user. This ...
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Can't decline a flag without the mouse

While this is a fairly rare edge case, I found myself in a position where I was unable to decline a flag while not being able to use a mouse. Trying to tab to the "decline" button skips right over it....
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Responsive design makes it impossible to select a mod message template on mobile [duplicate]

I just tried to select a mod message template to compose a mod message. However, since that's basically impossible without a mouse (a complaint for another time), I switched to mobile. However, I got.....
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Add direct link to comment in the moderator flag queue

Whenever a comment is flagged, there are a couple of links in the ♦ moderator flag queue: is a link to the flag queue (i.e. the page you're already on); it points to this specific comment/flag. ...
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Add a way for moderators to search for users' profiles based on historical display names

Moderators have the ability to search for users by, among other criteria, display name. In my experience, this is a feature that isn't often needed, but when it's needed, it's bordering on ...
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Give moderators easier access to annotations and CM escalations on deleted accounts

Users can have (moderator-applied) annotations and CM escalations. When they do, it's important for moderators to be able to see them. There are two different use cases, and the info is available in ...
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Can we handle flags on the same comment separately?

Can we have the ability to handle flags on the same comment separately? Sometimes one flag will be helpful and another will not be and they both will either be declined or marked helpful. Related: ...
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Should the diamond be given to you at a certain reputation?

I couldn't find another question on Meta Stack Exchange that answers this issue. Let's see the official Help page for some info here: Trusted user Awarded at: 20,000 reputation Trusted users are ...
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The “choose a template” modal for moderator messages is obscured on my mobile browser

If I attempt to create a Moderator Message ("contact user privately") in my mobile browser (Chrome on Android) for Mi Yodeya, with the new responsive design, the modal that allows me to pick a message ...
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What happened with this attempted migration? I've used all the mod tools I know about and I still can't figure it out

Today a question was asked on Writing. Five users voted to close as off-topic, belongs on another site (English, a defined migration path for us). The question shows as on hold, off-topic with no ...
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Which posts are shown in the 'Locked Posts' widget in the ♦ moderator tools?

One of the tools ♦ moderators have at their disposal is a list of locked posts. It's available at the relative URL /admin/posts/ on their website. Not all locked posts on the site are shown here,...
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Mod migration UI: bug when no custom site is selected

It is possible to submit a close vote in the moderator migration interface without selecting a migration target. To reproduce on the moderator close dialog: Select "off-topic because..." and "This ...
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On the Community Events entry page, the duration text box doesn't show its value

On the moderator-only Create/Edit page for Community Events (/admin/community-events), the text box that contains the number of days or hours ahead of time in which to show the event displays as empty,...
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User profile boxes are shrunk when mod info overflows beyond fixed height subheader on profile pages

The mod-only info for user profile pages overflows beyond the fixed header, causing the profile boxes below to shrink left: I recommend shortening the link text "Account Info" to just "Info", which ...
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How to not keep alive a chat room?

One year ago, I was helped by one of the Stack Overflow users to solve a technical issue and he opened a chat room to better understand my problem. Just today by serendipity, I found out in Google ...
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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 ...