I was looking over the Marshal and Deputy badges (on Stack Overflow), with the new changes to them, and I noticed that two of the recent folks who earned Marshal are mods; Bill the Lizard and NullUserException.
Then I said to myself:
Self; How did these fine folks earn this particular badge, since they are the people who handle flags?
Three Four possibilities come to mind:
- They can still flag posts for other mods to consider.
- If a mod finds a post that needs moderator attention which has not yet been flagged, they must flag it before acting on it.
- Taking moderator action on flagged posts counts as 'flagging' for mods.
- They earned them before being a mod.
This is mostly a curiosity thing for me. I'm not a mod anywhere, and already have both badges on Stack Overflow, but I definitely think it's good that, one way or another, mods were not left out of earning these (or any) badges.