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The Meta About page states:

Any community moderator from Stack Overflow is also a moderator here.

At time of writing (which is the morning after the election concluded), the three newly-elected moderators George Stocker, Brad Larson and ThiefMaster have received their shiny new diamonds on Stack Overflow, but don't appear to have moderator status on Meta Stack Overflow.

(N.B. I'm not just talking about their Flair images, which I know are cached. They don't seem to have actual moderator status on MSO.)

Is this intentional (and SO moderators are not now always MSO mods); a defect; or am I just being impatient and the change is coming?

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Maybe they signed up on condition that they be spared from having to be Meta moderators. :) –  Pëkka Jun 20 '12 at 9:28
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am I just being impatient and the change is coming? This. Part of the process is manual, they'll get their MSO diamonds soon enough. –  Yannis Jun 20 '12 at 9:33
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They just got their MSO diamonds. –  Yannis Jun 21 '12 at 1:29
    
@Yannis Thanks - I've updated BoltClock's answer accordingly. –  razlebe Jun 21 '12 at 7:31

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Basically what Yannis Rizos said in his comment:

Part of the process is manual, they'll get their MSO diamonds soon enough.

Meta Stack Overflow is currently a separate Stack Exchange site from Stack Overflow, and they're not exactly linked in the same way as other Stack Exchange sites (like the other trilogy sites, or the other SE 2.0 sites) are linked to their per-site metas.

As such, users who are promoted to moderators on SO won't automatically have diamonds on MSO; they have to be manually appointed in order to receive their meta-diamonds here. And that will come in a bit.

This is partly because MSO was originally intended to be both SO's meta as well as the master meta for the whole network. However, this will change hopefully soon.


As Yannis has pointed out in comments, they've now received their MSO diamonds, approximately a day after the election ended.

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"active 3 months ago" :( –  AakashM Jun 20 '12 at 10:11
    
@AakashM: Yeah... it's more complicated than it looks :( –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 20 '12 at 10:15
    
Anna Lear and I were bugging Shog in the chat. ;) –  animuson Jun 21 '12 at 8:42

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