This Ruby SDK allows moderators to have a second account for anonymous actions. Staff members can see the real identity associated with the secondary accounts. Discourse enables tools for community discussion.
Google Moderator is the sort of tool that deserves an API. The platform to collect audience ideas and gauge interest is used widely internally at Google, as well as being available to anyone. It is no longer limited to web browser use, as it now has an API (our Google Moderator profile).