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It is only curiosity. I know, moderators aren't suspended; first they are de-modded. After de-modding, they can probably be suspended, but I've never heard of it happening.

Maybe it is possible if the moderators are fighting, but I think it would cause a CM intervention with at least one de-modding.

Thus, this question is a purely theoretical question. So:

  • Can moderators suspend another moderator?
  • If a moderator is suspended, (but not de-modded), can they use their moderator powers?
  • If a moderator is suspended, can they use the normal, reputation-bound privileges of the ordinary users?
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Can moderators suspend another moderator?

Yes.

If a moderator is suspended, (but not de-modded), can they use their moderator powers?

Yes. Including unsuspending themselves.

If a moderator is suspended, can they use the normal, reputation-bound privileges of the ordinary users?

Yes. They are still a moderator, after all.

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    Think I know the answer, but.... has it ever happened? Aug 10, 2016 at 20:02
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    I would add that for whatever reason a mod might find themselves suspended, un-suspending themselves would almost certainly been seen as an abuse of that power. Aug 10, 2016 at 20:03
  • @Robert well, it's all in theory anyway. I'm 100% sure that if a moderator will truly deserve suspension, he/she will lose the diamond first, and all of this won't be relevant anymore. Aug 10, 2016 at 20:05
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    @Sha - yeah, it has happened, but only as a test, not for any behavior that would normally be grounds for suspension.
    – Oded
    Aug 10, 2016 at 20:18
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    There may have been one exception to that "for science" thing. Both moderators involved are no longer moderators.
    – Shog9
    Aug 10, 2016 at 21:37

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