Currently, the only moderators for Meta Stack Exchange are members of the Stack Exchange community team. Developers also have access for technical reasons. Folks actively using moderator privileges are doing so:
- To migrate certain exceptional questions, following the MSO/MSE split
- To address quite a few 'other' flags that mostly challenge duplicates, point to better duplicates, or request migration of rather old posts
- To apply the special
[status-*] tags as needed, as you'll see quite a few of our developers doing
Of course, any employee that sees obvious spam or abuse is going to delete it on sight, that goes without saying.
We have not yet appointed or elected moderators for this site mostly for the following reasons:
This is new, the whole concept of a network-wide meta (which is nothing like the support oriented meta site that lived here in the SE 1.0 days). We're not entirely sure we're certain how to organize and do things, much less ready to bring others into the chaos :)
There's not yet been a need to have additional moderators. The flag volume here is extremely light, and most posts that are acted on while moderating involve making a decision (or asking someone else at the company about something) prior to responding - stuff that really only employees can do
Quite a few of our network moderators are sort of participating in the moderation tasks, mostly through suggesting actions to take through flags. However, if we appointed them, most still couldn't take the actions on their own, however proper, because you need a certain level of access to handle about 2/3 of the flags.
There may come a time when we can open a position or two for election / appointment, but I don't think that's going to be in the very near future. While we'd love the extra perspective and help, there's .. just not much someone that isn't an employee could do autonomously, which would make for a rather frustrating (and unpaid) job.
This is on my list to revisit at the end of 2015. I'd like to have a few community mods here, if for no other reason than to keep us on our toes, it's just not technically feasible at the moment to move forward.