Just wondering should there be a special icon or something on a moderator's display picture so we get to know he is a moderator on Stack Overflow?

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    There's a diamond next to my name. See it?
    – user102937
    Feb 11, 2014 at 5:09
  • Yeah I see it Robert. Well it is only a suggestion.
    – Zo Has
    Feb 11, 2014 at 5:10
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    @RobertHarvey Not if the person is on drugs. :)
    – Mysticial
    Feb 11, 2014 at 5:10
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    If you're on drugs, the mods all look like squares.
    – Shog9
    Feb 11, 2014 at 5:14
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    Squares ... you mean squirrels?
    – user202362
    Feb 11, 2014 at 5:19
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    How often do you see a moderator's display picture unaccompanied by their display name and diamond though? I only know of chat userlists and widgets. In the vast majority of cases, it's actually the other way around - display name and diamond unaccompanied by display picture. Feb 11, 2014 at 5:28
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    status-already-ready-already That's two today!
    – jscs
    Feb 11, 2014 at 6:13
  • No, I don't see a diamond next to your name, @RobertHarvey. :P
    – user259867
    May 20, 2014 at 23:37

3 Answers 3


I like the diamond, simple and clear.. Or do you want something like this:

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Each moderator has a Diamond symbol(♦) next to his display name.

Like below

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I personally feel that the current symbol, a diamond, is too modest.

Mods should have glorious symbols, something ancient-Greekish or something.

My humble 2¢

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    What's more glorious than a symbol that represents thousands of people losing their hands and lives in order to fund the De Beers mystique
    – random
    Feb 11, 2014 at 5:43
  • Maybe a gold crown or something on their picture.
    – Zo Has
    Feb 11, 2014 at 5:50
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    Greek is too pedestrian. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry had a Greek letter two years ago.
    – jscs
    Feb 11, 2014 at 6:16
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    I gotta admit that Anna Lear 2¢ does have a certain ring to it...
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Feb 11, 2014 at 6:30
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    ancient-Greekish? I'm in! And to further support this, I'll start writing all my Meta answers in Koine from here on.
    – yannis
    Feb 11, 2014 at 11:33
  • Are you actually fluent in Koine, @Yannis? Anyway, why Koine and not Classical?
    – TRiG
    Feb 11, 2014 at 20:59
  • @TRiGisTimothyRichardGreen Koine, being the first common ancient Greek dialect, is a lot closer to modern Greek, and thus much easier to learn (if you already know modern Greek, that is). That said, I'm nowhere near fluent. I can read it (well, sort of), but haven't written anything in it since high school. And that was a million years ago.
    – yannis
    Feb 11, 2014 at 21:47
  • @Yannis. My granddad was from Cyprus, and knew several forms of Greek, including Koine.
    – TRiG
    Feb 12, 2014 at 1:00

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