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Phew, this was a really long request. It took a long time to work through all of this, but I'm going to try. As you've mentioned a lot of this has been documented in multiple places - MSE, MSO, help center, etc. While I'm going to go over most of this, I will also be linking to many of the canonical posts where this is already outlined because there no sense ...


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It is actually the flags that you declared invalid that are disputed by the moderators, moderators cannot handle multiple flags on the same post individually. So you're getting the message that was really meant for the user flagging first, not for the user disputing the flag. This aspect of flag handling is just very confusing. Looking at the action, or ...


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When you flag as invalid, both the original flag(s) and yours are marked as "disputed" (and flag weight is unaffected for all). That's what the "disputed" resolution says: there were diverging opinions on these flags.


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This is done: /tools/flagged is no more. Disputed flags are still a thing, but disputes are situations observed by the system, not explicit actions. The guidance for new 10K users has been revised: https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/moderator-tools Not an Answer flags now feed into the Low Quality review queue. This was mostly implemented as ...


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I've found the script quite useful in making sense of long comment threads that may include partially deleted conversations, like the one shown above. Yeah, that is useful - and that's why it was implemented, so that moderators could sort through these messes when necessary. There's a good argument to be made that 10k users should be able to get this ...


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I just changed it so at 5k you get full access to the suggested edit queue, this makes the 5k priv way more substantial. I agree that giving our most awesome editors and flaggers special rights makes sense. However, as it stands, all privileges unlock at a reputation bar. A change along these lines will have to be carefully thought out. We also need to ...


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One of the things that I didn't like about reaching 10k was that my clean, neat interface was now cluttered with trash. What happens when you're a 10k user who doesn't want to participate in moderation? Your experience on StackOverflow (which we moderators, 10k and diamonds, and other diligent users of SO put much effort into making so nice!) is now ruined....


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I've had a request like this on the back-burner for a while. In a nutshell: The 10k queue is bad because most of what is there cannot be dealt with by its public. Even when 10kers can contribute, they can rarely remove the item from the queue. As a user on Stack Overflow and elsewhere, I used to participate a bit in the 10k queue back in the old days, but ...


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So why not let them see the edit queue at say 5k# and the close queue at 7.5k#? The best argument I'm aware of for not making the 10K information available to low-rep users is that it could increase pile-on (or contrarian) voting. Hopefully by the time you hit 10K you'll have used the tools enough to have some knowledge of how they should be used and avoid ...


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I would like to see this in the question page itself. Since the data already exists, it's not like the hotness points would have to be calculated every page view. I imagine something like this: With a tooltip showing hotness points, same as the title tooltip in the existing list.


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First, we should look at ways that the system could catch problematic reviewers earlier. The suggestion here would have stopped at least one of the reviewers from your example (now manually banned) before they got to this post, and would have made the other two prove that they were paying attention. Beyond that, moderators currently have "leaderboards" of ...


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OK, looks like the hole has been plugged, so let me reveal how it worked. It really was pretty simple: just take the normal AJAX URL used to load "N more comments", e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/posts/11227809/comments and append the magic parameter ?includeDeleted=true, like this: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/11227809/comments?includeDeleted=true ...


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I am aware that this is not necessarily the purpose of this and may not justify the effort, but would it be possible to get a list of questions closed with a specific close reason, in particular the custom ones? I am asking because the list of custom close reasons on German Language SE revealed some questionable close reasons, for which I would like to see ...


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I think that we should always have access to content that we have authored. Our own deleted answers and our answers to deleted questions should be visible in our profile answers tab. Unfortunately this request has already been explicitly declined. As it is, if we know the id of our post (question or answer), we should be able to use the edit trick to get at ...


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If you have 10k rep, you can also see a list of recently deleted questions in the Moderation Tools.


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The 10k flag queue has a lot of problems and I'd love to see it be replaced by a better low-quality-posts queue. There are some use cases that would be negatively affected by the proposed change, so I'd like to see a couple changes to the proposal. The purpose of this queue (whatever form it takes) is to allow the community to act on poor content, ...


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I agree. Moderators can access a list of self-deleted posts, but as a moderator I want the community to be watching over deletions, not just mods. 10k users would be able to see those posts if they had the links, and we give them a tool to review other deletions. So why not include self-deletions in the 10k deleted-posts list? I don't see a way that this ...


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If a user is ragequitting and deleting all of their old posts, that might be a reason (although you should probably flag as well to let a mod know). Otherwise, it's probably best to ask politely to undelete.


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As of this morning, there is a new 10k tool under /tools that provides a list of protected questions. The page is found under links at the bottom of the page, and it is similar to some of the other 10k tools in that you are presented with multiple tabs for filtering the data. You can filter the list of protected questions by: all - lists all protected ...


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The option to disagree with a flag is labeled as "invalid flag" in the flag dialog.


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If we're going to reintroduce this particular behaviour, we might as well just show deleted questions to everybody. Except that then they wouldn't be deleted.


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I'm all for the restructuring of the 10k tools. That used to be a place that I found a lot of value before I was a moderator, but the things that I found of value there (a list of questions with 3+ close votes, access to Late Answers and First Posts, etc.) now have new homes in the review system. Frankly, the "Not An Answer" list of flags is often being ...


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These flags are needed but often do create a bit of noise. The best thing you can do is investigate whatever triggered them and flag accordingly to validate or invalidate them, which helps us clear them out of the queue more rapidly. Let's look at what each flag is trying to tell us: Possible vandalism of own posts This flag is raised when a user makes a ...


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This post is pretty much complaining about an instruction given in - https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128315/the-great-stack-overflow-tag-question-cleanup-of-2012.. The revision history of that post is pretty massive, but I'm fairly certain that casperOne♦ was the mod who added these instructions - If the question is old and won't get enough ...


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Not an answer flags are probably the easiest, quickest flags to handle - they tend to be short, easily recognizable, and there are two buttons ("convert to comment" and "delete") that'll dispatch them with a single click (with one annoying exception). Since they don't actually chew up a lot of moderator time, and (as Mad notes) most comments-as-answers don't ...


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The answer to this question has changed since the accepted answer was posted. Here's how things look in 2017: Yes (mostly because as explained in point 3, there's no guarantee that the flag will do anything else, and thus diamond moderator intervention may be required). However, there's a 15 minute delay before the diamond moderators see it (60 minutes on ...


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As Jeff said on the blog, With inline tagging, you can tag more stuff, faster. This is somewhat dangerous, so we prefer that more experienced users have access to it. Inline tagging pretty much lacks any resistance; you can retag questions so easily and without any extra thinking that it's extremely important that you have enough experience with the site....


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tl;dr: We have enough hands. It's a matter of coordinating and teaching them. It's important to remember that the privilege scale adjusted past 10,000 reputation points, which used to be the point at which all privileges on the site were unlocked: Users with 15,000 reputation can protect questions to prevent noise Users with 20,000 can collaborate to ...


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