Tag Moderation Guide

The DEV Tag Moderator program gives trusted users the abiliy to help moderate content that appear under the tags they are moderating. You can see who the moderators of each tag are by visiting the tag page. (i.e. ruby tag page). Tag moderators have the ability to:

  • Remove tags you are moderating from certain posts
  • Update the tag sidebar (i.e. add a description, submission guideline, etc).
  • Update the tag’s ‘pretty name’ and colors.
  • Bulk suggest tweets and update experience levels for tags you moderate.

In addition, tag moderators are also considered community moderators and have additional privileges listed here. If you're interested in becoming a community or tag moderator, please email yo@dev.to!

How to remove tags from a post

If you are the moderator of a tag, you have the ability to remove that tag from posts that should not contain it. This action helps us keep content categorized appropriately so that people can confidently follow tags, knowing that they'll see the subjects they're interested in.

  1. Visit the article in question.
  2. Append /mod to the end of the article URL (i.e. https://dev.to/ben/devto-is-now-open-source-5n1/mod)
  3. You'll see the below form. Update the appropriate fields. Please include the reason for removing your tag from this post. The author will receive a notification that the tag has been removed, along with your reason for removing it.
  4. Note: once you remove the tag, the author will not be able to add it back. Only remove tags when you are confident they are not appropriate, and please do not remove tags simply because you did not like the post.
  5. Click remove!

tag-removal-form

How to Update the Tag Sidebar

  1. Visit: https://dev.to/t/{tag name}/edit (i.e. https://dev.to/t/discuss/edit)
  2. Update form. See below for a reference for each field. All field accept markdown except the pretty name and summary
  3. Click Save!

tag-edit-form

example-tag-page

Bulk Suggest Tweets & Update Experience Level

Visit https://dev.to/mod?tag={your\_tag\_name} to make bulk suggestions for article tweets and experience levels. To learn more about these features and what they do, visit the community moderation page.

Examples of supported tags: