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I am just wondering that how do I know if a user is a moderator or not? Is there any flag or mark so, I can determine that is user moderator?

marked as duplicate by ale, Martijn Pieters, Sathyajith Bhat, Rory Alsop, Matt Mar 10 '14 at 13:03

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    Check the "♦" Diamond. – Lucifer Mar 10 '14 at 10:00
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    Is it sheer coincidence that the topmost related question on the right is: Could we please be a bit nicer to new users? – devnull Mar 10 '14 at 10:09
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    @devnull it's not. I've got "FAQ for Stack Exchange sites" – John Dvorak Mar 10 '14 at 10:10
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    See also: meta.stackoverflow.com/help/site-moderators "Site moderators are distinguished from normal users by the diamond (♦) displayed beside their user names." – Bart Mar 10 '14 at 10:13
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    It's worth noting however that high rep users have powers akin to a demi-moderator (such as voting to delete questions and answers, approving edits, voting to close etc) – Richard Tingle Mar 10 '14 at 10:30
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    @AlE. How do you say it is a duplicate question if you don't know that user with special mark(♦) is moderator. I have specified that Is there any flag or mark to determine is user moderator?. The linked question is about what is the role of moderator and what are the privileges assign to that moderator. – Shell Mar 10 '14 at 11:36
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    @AlE I agree with OP here, it's not really a dupe this time. – Shadow Mar 10 '14 at 12:05
  • This info is definitely in the FAQ, and I thought it was covered in the introductory pages when you first sign up, no? – Rory Alsop Mar 10 '14 at 13:01
  • "Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?" -- dupe question title contains an answer, and the opening sentence answers this question: "Some people have a diamond after their username (ex: Jeff Atwood♦)..." – gnat Mar 10 '14 at 20:35
  • "Who are the diamond moderators?" that means there other type of moderators available who have different symbols? Am I right @gnat? This question confusing me. Do you have any other question where can i get answer like "User name with ♦ symbol is moderator.. – Shell Mar 11 '14 at 2:18
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    There aren't other types of moderators with other symbols @Nimesh. Though not everyone with a diamond is an elected moderator. Oded for example (who answered your question here) is a developer. And there are several Community Managers as well, who also have a diamond. To find elected moderators of a site, go to the users page and then the moderator tab: meta.stackoverflow.com/users?tab=moderators – Bart Mar 11 '14 at 16:44
  • +1 for Though not everyone with a diamond is an elected moderator.. @Bart before asking this question i have also looked at dupe question. But, It was confusing me because in the whole question diamond moderator keyword has been used. That's why i have asked this question. Thanks Bart form more information. – Shell Mar 12 '14 at 3:35
  • Guys, If you thinks this question is duplicate then you can vote this question for delete. – Shell Mar 12 '14 at 3:38
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All moderators have a diamond next to their name.

Additionally, if you go to the users page, there is a moderators tab that will tell you exactly who is a moderator.

For Meta StackOverflow:

https://meta.stackoverflow.com/users?tab=moderators


The API has methods to fetch all moderators (includes employees) and elected moderators:

https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/moderators

And:

https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/elected-moderators

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    Now don't ask why Oded is not listed in the moderators tab of Meta SO. – hims056 Mar 10 '14 at 10:08
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    I feel like Oded could fix that if Oded wanted. :-) – George Stocker Mar 10 '14 at 12:06
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Is there any flag or mark ?

Each user who is moderator on any site has special symbol besides his profile name, which is "♦" diamond.

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