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Questions tagged [moderator-tools]

Tools available to ♦ moderators.

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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 ...
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Cannot move a deleted chat user's messages to trash due to a server 500 error

I have some messages I'd like to move to the chat moderation Trashcan. Some of them were left by a chat user who is now deleted. However I cannot move those messages: I can select them to go through ...
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Tag synonym disappeared after swapping tag master with synonym

Three tags existed. Desexing, neutering and spay. Neutering and spay were synonyms of desexing. I swapped the master and synonym on Pets.se for desexing and neutering. So neutering is now the ...
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Questions are locked for only 1 hour even if a longer duration is selected [closed]

To reproduce: Go to Travel.SE (not sure if other sites are affected) Pick any post Lock it for 1 day or longer Bug: after 1 hour Community will unlock the post regardless of the setting above Here'...
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Could we get a tighter layout for questions and answers when moderator tools are visible?

Currently, when moderator tools are visible it pushes down the comments section: That's a lot of unused white space--kind of unsightly and it makes you scroll further for comments. Could we get a ...
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Inconsistent coloring of moderator inbox (desktop vs. mobile)

This is the well-known blue diamond indicating that there's something in the ♦ moderator inbox: However, when I look at the top bar in Safari on iOS (11.4), it's green: (This might be solved ...
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When deleting a sock could the accepted flag set by the sock be removed?

Let's say I have user A with a sock puppet, B. B asks a question, A answers (somewhat poorly) but get accepted by B. Then a diamond moderator comes along and verifies that B is a sock puppet and ...
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Sorting and filtering posts with notices

Posts that have post notices can be seen on https://<site>.stackexchange.com/annotated-posts?tab=noticed. This includes posts that have notice types "Citation Needed", "Insufficient Explanation",...
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Add “Skips” to Advanced Review Statistics

So on Code Review we currently have a rather wide margin of time that's used on close-vote reviews. The "slowest" user is averaging out at 180 seconds per review, the "fastest" is clocking in at 10. ...
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Are there manual flag bans?

In 2013, flag weight and the infamous hellban was replaced with a new automated system. Review bans are handed out automatically but can also be issued manually by mods. The same situation exists ...
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Adjusting answer ban heuristics per-site

On a rather small Stack Exchange site, we have a certain user whose answers are almost always completely wrong, often peppered with a bunch of terminology said user had just learned recently. The ...
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Give moderator power to convert comment/answer into pending question

Problem: I have on occasion run into "answers" and comments that are better suited as questions, and seen other SO folks pile on the response with bluntness about asking a question instead, adding ...
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When moving comments to chat, can the default message be changed?

Moderators have the ability to move comments on questions and answers to a dedicated chat room. When they elect to do that an auto generated comment is created that says Comments are not for ...
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How does the 72 hour limit mentioned in the AUP affect suspensions?

I just came across the Acceptable Usage Policy There's a bit in there that goes If you are found to be in violation of any of the below policies, you will receive a notice via email. Unless you ...
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There were 2 different questions related to same problem, I provided same answer for both the questions, moderator deleted one

There were 2 different questions related to same problem, I provided same answer for both the questions, moderator deleted one. I was just trying to help if someone stumbled upon the similar error. I ...
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Link to /help/referencing in the moderator message template for plagiarism

The current “plagiarism” template for moderator messages (minus lead-in and fade-out, but including original emphasis) is: It has come to our attention that several of your answers consisted ...
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Add a confirmation dialog before suspending people on chat

At the moment, suspending folks in chat is pretty easy: You press a button, and they can't chat for an hour. The problem is, this button doesn't have any sort of confirmation. It just... goes ahead ...
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Can we make it easier to see a deleted user's deleted posts?

Moderators can see a list of posts from a deleted user, which is very useful for cleaning up two kinds of problems: rage-quits, where we might want to undelete some of those users with a pattern of ...
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Allow extra details for standard flag types

Stack Overflow is currently doing a push to avoid use of moderator attention flags in the case where a standard flag would do. In that thread they say it's fine to use a mod attention flag if you want ...
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Adding a user to a chat's explicit write access list using their mainsite profile URL is broken

As recently as April 22nd 2018, I could grant users with sub-20 reputation write access to a chat room via their mainsite profile link (this is a diamond moderation feature): In the above screenshot, ...
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Inconsistent presentation of “Convert to comment” option

I have seen a couple of these situations, today, where I have a "bad" answer ("bad" for whatever reason), that has been flagged, which would serve better as a comment. However, on the mod flag page ...
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Target sites hidden behind the dialog box in the moderator migration dialog on Chrome/Android

In the moderator version of the “Closing>Off-Topic>Migration” dialog, we can enter an arbitrary target site, selected with a combo list box. On Chrome 66.0.3359.158 on Android 7.1.2, the list is ...
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Prevent LQP review comments being moved when answer is converted to comment

Something I've noticed on several sites recently is that when a moderator converts a non-answer to a comment the automatic comments from the low quality posts review are moved along with it. The ...