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!mods is a chat command, which can be used to ping chat moderators in Special:Chat.

Installation

First, install the custom chat JavaScript and CSS, then add the following to your wiki's MediaWiki:Chat.js:

importArticles( {
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
        // ...
        'u:dev:MediaWiki:!mods/code.js',
        // ...
    ]
} );
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on Fandom
The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner. One other approach is by using the MediaWiki:ImportJS.
If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.
Multiple imports — messy and slow One import — clean and efficient
importScriptPage('AjaxRC/code.js','dev');
 
importScript('MediaWiki:localScript.js');
 
importArticle({
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
});
 
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
 
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
importArticles({
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
        'u:dev:AjaxRC/code.js',
        'MediaWiki:localScript.js',
        'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js',
        'u:wikiname:page1.js',
        'u:wikiname:page2.js'
    ]
});
Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.
But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.

Usage

!mods can be used to ping all chat moderators present in the chat, with a single command: !mods

Moderators include those with the following rights:

The code would work only if the message begins with !mods. There are no restrictions as to what can be placed after it.

It's also possible to change the ping sound mods hear with setting the URL to the new ping sound into the window.ModPing variable. For example, adding
window.ModPing = "http://kocka.dilfa.com/uploads/wikia/ping.mp3";
will make the ping sound sound like this (note: actual source of the ping sound exhibited is this)

Updates

October 7, 2014
Script published.
August 2, 2016
Script updated with several changes
  • Removing jQuery events and replacing them with binding to mainRoom object
  • Replacing addition of the ping to the body with initializing the Audio class
  • Made the ping sound configurable
  • Updated author's name
  • Removed bureaucrat from pingable rights
  • Added Discussions Moderator to pingable rights

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