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Upon further investigation in a chat room in which this recently occurred, it appears that all existing participants ARE automatically added to the "Explicit write access" list for the room at the time it is created, even those with <20 rep. Thanks to Zoe for pointing out where to look for this information.


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Our team has a need for this tool currently. We have a user that is abusing the kindness the community shows new users by making multiple accounts to ask proofreading questions. Normally, once the community saw the pattern, the questions would be downvoted and closed, but because these all look to them like different users asking single questions that might ...


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I support this proposal. Here's what I do currently as a workaround: I have often felt frustrated about how difficult it is in the current system for participants to learn from mistakes. So, I've started leaving a constructive comment in addition to raising the flag, in cases where I get the vibes the participant means well but would benefit from some ...


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I am a frequent user on quora.com, too. That site gets many things wrong, but there is a notification for any post of yours that got removed or "hidden" from public view. Which gives you the chance to either appeal that decision, or to improve your content. Most of the time, that is just a good information "do better next time", but it also allows you ...


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It might be possible to do this using https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/queries?order_by=favorite and look for questions where both users left comments, posted answers, made edits, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a canned query for this. This one might work: https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/50166/where-have-we-met-...


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I don't think this is useful. In general, if I am going to take moderator action, I want the justification to be obvious. I am not going to do that much digging to find evidence of wrong doing. I suggest if you are concerned that you hand it off to a CM and let them handle it.


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I checked the logs on this to make sure, and did a bit of experimentation to see if I could reproduce. The moderator who deleted this was handling flags from the mod dashboard (the post you reference had a pending flag at the time). They'd expanded a preview on a previous post and then deleted it, after which they deleted both the question and another ...


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To expand on my comment, I believe the correct fix is not to sort Meta sites below their parent, but to remove Meta sites from the list entirely. Unless that overcomplicates some implementation details, I have never seen the need to migrate a question from Software Engineering to a meta site other than Meta Software Engineering or Meta Stack Exchange. If ...


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There used to be one, but after I used it back in 2011 (or 2012), it was disabled. It's compulsory to send a message when suspending a user. Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account


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This may not be a very popular opinion, but I wouldn't recommend doing anything further in potential suicide cases, and don't think such a feature is worthwhile to implement if the sole focus is "I need to contact the CM team about suicidal behavior." Let me explain why before anyone freaks out. There's nothing further we can do. Obviously, we moderators ...


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There is a way that accounts can be suspended without sending a moderator message. If an account is deleted or destroyed using two specific options (with either spamming or "no longer welcome to participate" marked as the reason for the deletion), the system will automatically levy a 14-day suspension at the same time the account is deleted, with no ...


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No there isn't. In fact there's no pathway to suspend outside the mod message menu. Suspensions are always accompanied by a mod message. Considering the intention of a mod message is for problem behavior to be corrected - we have no reason to suspend someone without telling them why


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This is explicitly intentional: there's a check on the destination site - if a question exists with the same source as the new migration, it just returns a link. It sounds like you're recommending that this be changed to ignore either questions which have been rejected (probably a bad idea, at least in cases where the question was closed as off-topic) or ...


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This is also a problem when adding to the duplicates list on a question closed as a duplicate. I can’t grab the window to move it. This screenshot is the entire width of my phone. It’s actually OK until I paste a URL into the box, which shifts it off screen.


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This has been resolved with the new flag dashboard; moderators now no longer decline these automated flags (or mark them as helpful), but instead resolve them, which takes only a single click. Quoting Brian Nickel: I've implemented single-click resolve for auto flags. If all flags on a post are auto flags, the "Resolve all flags" dropdown button becomes a ...


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responsive-design When viewing the mod menu on an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 13 in landscape, some of the (disabled) items have a different font size than others: The mod menu on a user's profile page has the same problem for the 'destroy' option if it's disabled, even in portrait mode.


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This is fixed. There were three moderator actions on that form which do not require navigation to complete their work, annotate, clear sessions, and unsuspend. For whatever reason, I was just leaving the menu up. Now, annotate and clear sessions will hide the menu and display their success messages. Unsuspend will refresh the page, since it affects the ...


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This is a user-script bug. The "Purge all" button and the way it updates the UI is different from how the moderator menu does it. When the moderator menu purges comments, it follows it with a call to StackExchange.moderator.loadAllComments($post) which is mostly just a wrapper around StackExchange.comments.loadAll($post, '?includeDeleted=true'). This ...


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I can confirm that the modal/dialog created from the close question button in the lower pane is positioned too far to the left, even at 100% zoom (on Firefox version 70.0b7): (As you can see from the content of the modal, I have already closed this question. However, the position is the same as with the normal content of the dialog.) The left side of the ...


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The new flag dashboard includes an [edited] label which is shown when the post is edited after the flag has been cast, so this seems to be status-completed.


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This might or might not have been introduced with the new flag dashboard, but it clearly says 'spam' now, not just a red indicator:


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This feature has been introduced with the new flag dashboard; the flag bar shows [question owner] or [answer owner] when appropriate:


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A simple flag counter added to the header next to the notification counter and linked to the tools page (which automatically opens the full version anyway right now) would fix this. The 'old' mobile version of Stack Exchange is deprecated and highly unlikely to receive a new feature like this. Fortunately, if you're using the responsive design, the ...


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