On most other meta sites, is a moderator tag, however on stack apps (which is it’s own meta) it is not a moderator tag. Since there is no status-review moderator tag on stack apps, moderators have to directly contact a CM instead of going through the normal workflow of meta sites. One example of this is shown here

So, my feature request is to add the status-review tag as a moderator tag to stack apps

Note: Stack Apps already has other mod only status tags, so maybe there is a reason status-review was skipped, or maybe it was an oversight.

You can see a demonstration of the bug in the tags below.

Edit: now this was tagged (in revision 4) with the moderator tag status review, despite it being added by a normal user. Bugs galore.

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    Not a question of should, it will happen as I said here: stackapps.com/questions/8930/…
    – rene
    Commented Jun 25, 2021 at 12:35
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    Compared with other Meta sites, there are two "moderator-only-tag" are missing here, status-reproduced and status-review
    – Arulkumar
    Commented Jun 25, 2021 at 13:09
  • This post is under review.
    – Anonymous
    Commented Jun 26, 2021 at 15:11
  • status-completed
    – Anonymous
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:23
  • @Anonymous Yep. On a somewhat related note could you please file a bug report about this having a red tag? (I would expect I am question banned on meta) Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:26
  • It's hard to say whether this is a bug, exactly, just a decision (which is somewhat strange, but removing the tag from every post would be somewhat strange). And I'm suspended and question banned on MSE, but you could post it here since Stack Apps is its own meta.
    – Anonymous
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:28
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    Why do you need a bug report? The tag was created as a normal tag, a user added it to a question, which was legit at the time, a dev flips the bit on the status-review tag so it becomes mod-only from that moment onwards. Let's not create busy work for devs, okay?
    – rene
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:35
  • @rene it might not be a worth a devs time, but it is definitely a bug since normal users can’t use mod tags. My understanding was that bugs should be reported no matter how trivial they are. Was I wrong about that? Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:40
  • You can't file a bug to re-write history.
    – rene
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:48
  • @EkadhSingh "My understanding was that bugs should be reported no matter how trivial they are" - that was mine too, before I got question banned on MSE. Also, this isn't a bug but a design choice, and doesn't cause any harm.
    – Anonymous
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:49
  • @EkadhSingh you're free to report bugs but there is a dark history on SE on that topic ... Also note that the FAQ on the Uber-Meta states You've found an erroneous or unexpected behavior in the system that needs to be fixed.. I'm not sure if a trivial bug needs to be fixed. That is a judgement call I guess.
    – rene
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 19:37

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It seems that is now a red moderator-only tag, although this question did keep my edit even though I'm not a moderator. remains a regular tag.

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    There was a bit flipped on a tag, making it mod-only. Why would it undo an edit?
    – rene
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:37
  • @rene It seems strange that I could make an edit that would eventually cause the tag to be added, but I agree with you that it isn't a bug.
    – Anonymous
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 18:39

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