I would assume that once elected Community Moderator, that position can be indefinitely retained when carrying out the moderator duties.

However, if a moderator can no longer carry out his or her duties (due to time constraints, etc.) is there a procedure in place for resigning or removing a Community Moderator? Or would the person retain their position anyway.

There isn't really concern on my part, just curiosity.

I have noted the Should Community Moderators be “elected for life” post, but that seems to be suggesting an actual term limit.

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    With regards to removing a moderator, yes, there is a procedure for that: Handling calls to remove a moderator – Bart Mar 3 '13 at 21:16
  • @Bart very interesting thank you – dgund Mar 3 '13 at 22:50
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    The resignation process is sending an email to Stack Exchange with "I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMOREEEEEEE" in the subject line. – yannis Mar 3 '13 at 23:08

The term is effectively for as long as you want to be a moderator. You can resign if you like. There's also a provision to remove moderators who are active on their site for several months without participating in moderator activity.

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    They do remove mods who disappear for a long period of time and who can not be reached. – Catija Nov 9 '16 at 21:47
  • @Catija Can the mod request to be reinstated if they had a valid reason? – Dog Lover Jul 22 '17 at 15:24
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    @DogLover At the very least, its likely to be on a case by case basis. For the moment, there's no official, public guidence as far as I know on this. – Journeyman Geek Jul 22 '17 at 15:47

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