Just for example, these questions:

  1. Do we need a [disadvantage] tag?
  2. Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged

(Disclaimer: one was my meta question, and the other one is about my question)

...seem to have community consensus, and requires action, either from the community or the moderator team. They are, however, yet to be executed (the action, I mean).

How to gently nudge and remind the community (or moderator) that we need to take the agreed-upon action?

I'm thinking about doing a minor edit to bump the question back to page 1, but it doesn't seem appropriate. I'm also thinking to custom-flag the question, but that only works for the second type (moderator action needed) post.

What is the appropriate method to accomplish this?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Just as a note: I recommend against executing the RPG.se community regardless of the time frame. ;) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 10, 2018 at 20:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Rubiksmoose I disagree - "Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius." \$\endgroup\$
    – Dale M
    Dec 11, 2018 at 1:25

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  • Usually a meta is pretty effective, whether it needs community attention or diamond moderator attention.
  • Flag the thing if it needs diamond moderator attention.
  • If it's something regular members can do, you may want to just go ahead and do the thing yourself.
  • Poke people in RPG General Chat.

An example of that first one: in 2014, well before I was a moderator, the WoD community on the site agreed to restructure their tagging. Nothing then happened for a couple of weeks and significant agreement had gathered around one particular option so I poked things into action with Start retagging the WoD questions! (aka "Editors: the Retaggening").

Be sure that decent time has occurred: metas get settled over the course of days, like a week minimum. We also usually wait until a course of action has at least double-figure votes.

When it requires some significant moderator action (e.g. unmerging) the diamond moderator team will assess it to make sure it's actually a good idea first, which can take time as well. I have marked both those questions to indicate we are now doing this.


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