This is related to Kev's recently posted question. Bill the Lizard informed us that mods know who flagged a post, but does this include them? If a mod gets flagged, do they get to see who flagged them? Not that any of these wonderful mods would ever think of doing anything untoward, but you never know. Bill might suddenly lose his mind one day and, if I have to flag him, madness plus "modness" could equal mayhem.
I can honestly say you have nothing to worry about, though. Even if we did something worthy of flagging, I think we're all mature enough to not try and get retribution against someone for flagging it. We were all chosen as moderators (many of us by community vote) at least in part for this reason.
Oops: flagging Bill the Lizard's "Please flag me to find out." comment as a moderator just deletes it :o
Not only can I flag myself, I can clear my own flag.
If you think a moderator has done something she shouldn't have done, you can always email
firstname.lastname@example.org and report the matter.
Even if we went crazy...
- all of the more interesting moderator activities are explicitly logged
- most things can be undone... maybe not through the app, but certainly at the database - for example, user-accounts have been successfully resurrected
- I'm sure Jeff wants to test his backup system eventually...
So we can't do too much harm, even if we went postal
The Eye of Sauron (and Bill the Lizard) sees all!
Seriously though, interesting question. I imagine they do because the assumption has been made if someone is a moderator they won't go around posting stuff that needs to be flagged and, if they did, they would act maturely.
I am sure that we can see flags on ourselves. I don't see why there would be any reason why not from a pure logic standpoint.