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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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Double post notices are possible if submitted at nearly the same time

It appears possible that post notices can show up twice if moderators add them to the post at roughly the same time (in this case, it was only about 3 seconds apart from the edit history): If I ...
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Incorrect review suspension canned template for Triage's “Needs community edit”

The new canned review suspension message for "Needs community edit" is incorrect. The current text implies that the user chose the "Flag" option, when in actual fact this template ...
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Please allow moderators to apply real permanent review suspensions

As users are now inbox-notified for each review suspension, there is now one edge case that may cause confusion to users -- Background On Stack Overflow, we have users1 who have over 50 previous ...
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Is the difference between “page views” and “visits” in the site analytics tool documented anywhere?

The Site Analytics tool, accessible to users with 25k reputation or more, includes a "Traffic" graph that has three curves: page views visits new visits I was not sure what the difference ...
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Can moderators see an email address I removed from my account? How can I prevent this?

My main Stack Exchange account has been using an email address that puts me at risk of leaking sensitive private data about myself. Although I hid the email, I just very recently discovered that ...
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New Review Suspensions Mod UX

This post details the second in a series of releases related to the ongoing work on Review Queues. It focuses on big upgrades to the tools provided for moderators to track and apply review suspensions ...
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Date tooltips don't appear on Mod dashboard

There are several dates shown to moderators on 'Mod dashboard' tab of a user's profile. For most dates on the Stack Exchange sites, if you hover your mouse over them, they will show the exact date, ...
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Moderation tools for spam [duplicate]

What kind of moderation tools are available in Stackexchange to delete questions automatically that contain specified keywords or download links? It's been few weeks that I see someone making new ...
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“Decline and delete” option in waffle bar does not show that comment is deleted until you refresh the page

♦ moderators have a so-called 'waffle bar' to handle flags on Q&A pages: This includes two options to delete a flagged comment: a simple "delete" and (hidden behind the dots) "...
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Allowing moderator to comment-ban someone

Yesterday, I received a private mod message because I was being chatty in comments and that I should stop doing that. The message was also implying that I did not know how to use comment properly. It ...
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How does the moderator vacation tool work?

I've heard about something named 'moderator vacation tool'. But there's very little information available about it in Meta Stack Exchange. I want to know how the tool appears (a screenshot would be ...
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Is there a text field where moderators can specify reason for deleting an answer?

When a moderator deletes an answer (not the whole question), is there a text field where they can specify reason? Searching related discussions here suggests that such an (optional) field does exist ...
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Hot Meta Posts: Allow for removal by moderators, and thoughts about future improvements

We have just released a new feature for Moderators across the entire network: the ability to remove a Meta post from showing up in the Hot Meta Posts (HMP) section of the Community Bulletin on the ...
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Addressing of flagged posts which need moderator intervention [duplicate]

Specifically, when a post is flagged as in need of moderator intervention what does it mean? A while ago, this happened: Little backstory: I asked a question which was related to a question supplied ...
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Can policy-locked posts be locked for comments? What happens if the comments end up going out of hand on a policy-locked post?

Recently, the new Policy Lock feature was introduced, to allow staff members to lock posts for editing by non-staff while still permitting votes and comments. However, I'm wondering what will happen ...
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How long should SE store IP addresses of users?

Right now as far as I know, SE stores the IP addresses used to access any SE site forever. Every moderator or employee with moderator powers can see a list of every IP address a user ever accessed the ...
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There is no checkbox to moving comments after transforming the answer into a comment

If I do it from the dashboard (https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/dashboard), I can move comments when transforming the answer into a comment. But from the question page (https://ru.stackoverflow.com/...
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Could we get an opt-in feature to get notified when fellow mods record an absence?

I logged into one of the sites I moderate this morning and just happened to check the dashboard and noticed that one of the mods had recorded their absence. It got me thinking--if I hadn't happened to ...
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Number of annotations hard to read when hovering

When hovering over the number of annotations for a user, the (white) text becomes blue and hard to read: It's better to keep it white, just like the number of flags received:
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Moderators should be notified if the tour reverts to the unicorn question

The tour is not a page I visit regularly, so I wouldn’t notice if the example question there later became ineligible for selection and the system reverted to the generic "unicorn" example (...

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