...apart from stating properties of $(s,t):X_1 \to X_0\times X_0$ for ~~the~~ *a* presenting algebraic groupoid $X_1 \rightrightarrows X_0$?

Once we know that given a stack $\mathcal{X}$ we have a smooth representable $X_0 \to \mathcal{X}$ where $X_0$ is a scheme, then we can talk about the algebraic groupoid $X_1 :=X_0\times_\mathcal{X} X_0 \rightrightarrows X_0$, which has source and target smooth maps. We thus have the map $(s,t)$, and can talk about its properties, such as being separated or whatever. We can specify its properties (such as having 'property P') by demanding that the diagonal $\Delta:\mathcal{X} \to \mathcal{X} \times \mathcal{X}$ is representable and has 'property P'. But where else is representability and property $P$ of $\Delta$ used, in a way that couldn't be otherwise derived from property $P$ of $(s,t)$? 'Everybody knows' that algebraic stacks and algebraic groupoids form the objects of two equivalent bicategories (there is a 1996 article by Dorette Pronk that makes this precise, and recent work by myself - available on the arXiv if you care - expands hers to be applied in more general situations). Thus I wonder what properties of the diagonal $\Delta$ are used that couldn't be instead derived from $(s,t)$ of a presenting groupoid. (**Edit:** or can all (stable under pullback) properties of the diagonal be so described - and also used?)

Pointers (in comments) to any relevant questions where example situations are discussed in detail would be appreciated.

(NB This is a spin-off from comments at this question.)