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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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On user profile page, the review ban link needs updating to the changed review ban history event parameter

This is a bug report about a moderator-only feature. Recently, review bans were renamed to review suspensions. The user history event was renamed to "User has been suspended from reviewing",...
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Can we improve the migration process for questions from Stack Overflow to Joomla Stack Exchange?

My question is going to speak specifically about Joomla Stack Exchange, but many of my statements will seamlessly correlate to other programming-related Stack Exchange sites (such as WordPress ...
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Allow moderators to see the text of “flag for moderator” flags on chat messages after they are handled

Moderators have access to a page which shows recent chat flags from all the rooms on a particular chat server. This is a useful tool, however we cannot see the actual textual content of the flag on a ...
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Allow moderators to see who dismisses or handles chat flags

Moderators have access to a page which shows recent chat flags from all the rooms on a particular chat server. This is a useful tool, however we cannot see who dismissed any particular flag. With a ...
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On user comments history page, the comment search is case-sensitive. Can it please be made case-insensitive?

This is a bug report about a moderator-only feature. Recently, the user comments history page was revamped, and comments search was implemented. However, the search and results when searching ...
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Add notification text about new Moderator Agreement into Transifex

Moderators should accept new Agreement. And there is notification about it. But it's not localized, and there is no such string in the Transifex. Could you add it, so we will be able to translate it?
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Add strings from the Moderator Agreement page into Transifex (or use existing keys)

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/legal/moderator-agreement We, as mods, have to accept the new agreement. And on this page there are a lot of strings that were not translated: Accept. Decline. Moderator ...
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To improve first poster experience, can questions have a suspend state before they can be voted for close? [duplicate]

Possible names for this feature: "Suspended" "Under review" I am sure newbies find it quite confronting to ask a question and then have it "closed". A suspend state ...
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Waffle bar appears on page with very recent VLQ flag but shows no content

When I open the Q&A page for an answer with a very recent (less than 15 minutes old) Very Low Quality flag, the 'waffle bar' (a moderator tool for handling flags) shows, but there's no content: ...
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Trying to choose a sample question for the tour gives an error

Elected moderators are able to change which question is used for the tour. However, when trying to do so on RPG's tour (mostly to find out what that function actually looks like/works), it just (...
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Weird post-notice comments appearing for bounties in flag history

For a question which has been both bountied and flagged at some time in the past, the post's flag history page shows some strange and unexpected things in the "Comment" column for the ...
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‘Remove wiki’ showing when a question is not a wiki

While viewing this non-wiki post, I noticed something strange in the mod-menu: I tested this on other questions, but it only happens on this one. Note: The post does have a wiki answer and selecting ...
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Missing page views from site analytics since 30th of May

I was looking at the site analytics available to 25k users on Roleplaying Games (where I'm a moderator) and noticed that the page views data ends on the 30th of May: The same data (total page views) ...
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Can retracted flags not be viewed in the mod flag count?

Whenever a user raises a flag and then retracts it, this is still shown in the mod dashboard with a handling time of 0 minutes: The flag wasn't really 'handled' so this gives a misrepresentation of ...
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What does the “1” mean in the “moderator accepts moderator agreement” event in the user history?

Moderators have access to a list of events which happened to or because of an action by the user. One of those is "moderator accepts moderator agreement", and it has a comment "1 by&...
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On user comments history page, the “Select all” checkbox does not work after performing a search

This is a bug report about a moderator-only feature. Recently, the user comments history page was revamped, and bulk actions as well as comments search was implemented. Both work fine separately. ...
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Are attempted edits to deleted comments submitted and shown to moderators?

It's a known issue that attempting to edit your own comment that has been deleted while you're editing it will result in your edited text appearing to just disappear into the void without any sort of ...
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HTML comment is rendered as plain text on user history page

This is a bug report about a moderator-only feature. I noticed we now have a new history event type for users on the user history page. The comment of the event action type "user with invalidated ...
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Don't allow moderators to change personal settings

Currently, moderators can change almost all settings on the Preferences page of other members, such as: Keyboard shortcuts. Navigation. Sidebar. Advertisements. Please, forbid moderators to change ...
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Correct link to the Teachers' Lounge

It's not a big bug, but can we fix the UI error to no longer show the recent activities from the old Teachers' Lounge chat room please, which is a lot quieter than the new room too, and point to the ...
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New UI for modifying community-specific close reasons (for moderators) – bugs, feature requests, etc

With recent changes to the closing system, there is also a new interface for moderators to change and create site-specific close reasons. This is generally great, since it allows us to set different ...

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