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?

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    Check the "♦" Diamond.
    – Lucifer
    Mar 10, 2014 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, 2014 at 10:09
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    @devnull it's not. I've got "FAQ for Stack Exchange sites" Mar 10, 2014 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, 2014 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) Mar 10, 2014 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, 2014 at 11:36
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    @AlE I agree with OP here, it's not really a dupe this time. Mar 10, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 3:35
  • Guys, If you thinks this question is duplicate then you can vote this question for delete.
    – Shell
    Mar 12, 2014 at 3:38

2 Answers 2


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:


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




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    Now don't ask why Oded is not listed in the moderators tab of Meta SO.
    – Himanshu
    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:08
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    I feel like Oded could fix that if Oded wanted. :-) Mar 10, 2014 at 12:06

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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