I'm looking for some documentation on the moderation tools. I am aware of the tools page, and I can see the various 'edit' and 'synonyms' links when I explore the site.
However, I really don't want to just poke around and break something. I've seen a number of times where a user with new tag edits will start bumping all kinds of old questions to the front page for little grammar fixes, and I don't want to force a mod to go back into the database and undo something I screwed up. Where can I read up on when and how to use these abilities?
I feel like I'm learning how to use a terminal all over again. I'm staring at a blinking prompt, wondering what to type.
man [letters] produces interesting things for some values of [letters], and those are all reasonably well documented, but that doesn't mean I know how to use the computer. To learn the terminal, it's easy enough to set up a VM and poke around until something good or bad happens, but E&R isn't a VM. It's a live system that affects a lot of people.