For users (not moderators) who have more than 10,000 reputation and who have access to o moderator tools why doesn't exist a link for tools at the top of Ask Ubuntu site?

How can we have it there? I found here that the moderators have it.

  • What's wrong with the usual way for non-moderators to access the 10k tools? (Click review, then click tools on the left.) Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 17:28
  • @EliahKagan There is nothing wrong, but wouldn't be simpler just one click instead of two (this is what I think, sorry if I'm wrong)? Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 17:53
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    I agree, actually. I was just wondering if there was a problem; I agree that it would be best for a tools link to be added, though it's not a high-priority feature. Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 17:55

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The /tools link was removed some time ago (that screenshot is from Jan '12) , and /review is there in its place.

The whole point of the feature is to make it easier for mods/editors to find stuff that might be worth checking out, and /review is more efficient at that, so it gets a prime spot at the top.


I can't understand why regular users are denied to have a link for tools there, since the link can be accessed anyway at http://www.askubuntu.com/tools.

But, I just made the following userscript that can be helpful in this sense:

// ==UserScript==
// @name       Tools link for Ask Ubuntu
// @version    0.1
// @match      http://askubuntu.com/*
// ==/UserScript==

// --- add "tools" link in front of "review" link    
var reviewLink      = document.querySelector ("a[href='/review']");
var toolsLink       = document.createElement ();
toolsLink.innerHTML = '<a href="/tools">tools</a>&nbsp;<span class="lsep">|</span>&nbsp;';

reviewLink.parentNode.insertBefore(toolsLink, reviewLink);

Also, this userscript can be found at:

The script need to be installed in the browser as follow:

More about: http://userscripts.org/about/installing.

It will look something like this:


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