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Currently there is no single point of contact, to be able to reach all the moderators. With their mutual understanding, moderators should create/rename a chat-room, which can be reached by all the users.
Since, the chatroom belongs to moderators, they can always unfreeze the room after long period of inactivity. Also they may delete the non-productive chats.

On the other side, users also responsibly should use this chat-room only for the purpose of issue-discussions, and use other chat-rooms for philosophy, chit-chatting, timepass and so on.

Objective: With this, many complaint based meta posts can be avoided.

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    More chatrooms will make the discussions more distracted and dividing. May 11 '18 at 10:43
  • @AnkitSharma, that's why I am suggesting to have a single point of contact; i.e. single chat room for the moderation purpose. For different purposes, there are already different chatroom. It's good not to mix moderation with the other religious discussions.
    – iammilind
    May 11 '18 at 13:03
  • What abotu the main chatroom, that can be used for it May 11 '18 at 13:15
  • Flagging for moderator attention is exactly designed for when you need to directly contact the moderators. What sorts of discussions are you expecting to hold in chat that aren't better handled by the community (which includes the moderators) in meta?
    – goldPseudo
    May 11 '18 at 15:15
  • @gold, edit wars, deletion of post/comments, rejection of flag, closure of Qn, trespassing 'be nice' policy, opinion mismatch ...
    – iammilind
    May 11 '18 at 17:10
  • @iammilind Those all sound like exactly the sorts of things that should be discussed on meta. What makes discussing them in a dedicated chat room a more desirable solution?
    – goldPseudo
    May 11 '18 at 17:11
  • As far as i have understood it has nothing to do with a particular room but with the fact that all the Mods must be "regularly" posting messages in that room.. Unless they keep doing that they are not pingable in that particular room. @iammilind
    – Rickross
    May 12 '18 at 8:56
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There is a room called Moderation.

It is active but gallery. Only some approved users can talk. Hence, it is not much of a use for contacting moderators. I propose that it should be made public. When there are troublesome discussions, it can be made gallery. There should other non mod Room Owners who can take care of chat room moderation in the absence of moderators. Good example is Tavern on Meta where there are many CM and employees present in the room but at the same time, there are many Room Owners who take care of room moderation.

There was a chat room named Hinduism Ask a moderator in the past. There was very low activity and it was frozen for inactivity. (Network wide 10kers only)

The problem is not having a chat room but lack of active participation of moderators in chat rooms.


Update: It is now official that, anyone may enter and talk in Moderation chatroom, for the same purpose.

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  • I was also in favour of the moderation chat-room for this purpose. But there are 2 issues: (1) Only 1 Mod is pingable (2) All users may not have access. (Probably users can request access). What is your take on these?
    – iammilind
    May 11 '18 at 6:34
  • @iammilind For few days, i didn't visit any rooms (as i was busy with some personal works) but i am free now to visit chat rooms.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    May 11 '18 at 6:40
  • @TheDestroyer, OK, that's nice. Since we cannot decide which room the Mods team choose, after the agreement within the Mod team, it will be good if either you or others, post an answer with the definitive link to the whichever Moderation chat room. Mods may have discretion to give the access to all users or request based access.
    – iammilind
    May 11 '18 at 6:44
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    @iammilind I think we can make the Moderation room public instead of creating new room, if many users want to contact mods.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    May 11 '18 at 6:46
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    @TheDestroyer Done!
    – Pandya Mod
    May 12 '18 at 4:28
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There is already a chatroom called Moderation: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/50198/moderation

At least 2 moderators are contactable there i.e. TheDestroyer and Pandya.

But you'll have to request for access for that room since it's a gallery.

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    Having access in pending in a gallery is as good as having a read only room. Not two moderators, only one moderator is available for ping. May 11 '18 at 5:05
  • Well I think Both are very responsible and active unlike the 3rd one.
    – TheLittleNaruto Mod
    May 11 '18 at 5:36
  • Heh, who is the second one you are talking about? Inactivity is inactivity. May 11 '18 at 5:46
  • I am talking about both " TheDestroyer and Pandya" .
    – TheLittleNaruto Mod
    May 11 '18 at 5:51
  • Are you able to ping The Destroyer in any Moderation room? All the moderators were active in the past. Now, both of them you mentioned are pingable but in philosophical rooms but not in Moderation room. It takes only one minute to stay in the room to be pingable. May 11 '18 at 5:58
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    Well I am not sure why he is not pingable, but I have seen him actively doing his job. btw I am not defending him, I am just saying based on what I observed.
    – TheLittleNaruto Mod
    May 11 '18 at 6:00

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