In the Help Center, under the "Access Moderator Tools" privilege (2k/10k reputation), the wording under "What is Moderation" makes a clear reference to elected community moderators:

...which collectively allow you to help the elected community moderators in monitoring the site and helping to clean up messes.

This exact same wording is used on beta sites (in which community moderators are not elected, rather they are appointed pro tempore) as well as graduated sites (which actually do elect community moderators).

Maybe it's a bit nitpicky, but it'll annoy me forever now that I've noticed it.

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I've changed this phrasing on the /help/privileges/moderator-tools page from "elected community moderators" to "site moderators", and added a link to the "Who are the site moderators, and what is their role here?" help center page (/help/site-moderators).

Be annoyed no more. :)

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    Though technically, pro tempore mods are elected now. Eventually, as old beta sites graduate us MSE mods will be the last appointed mods left :D Jan 22, 2022 at 6:14
  • @JourneymanGeek: True, but I figured I'd keep it generic. :)
    – V2Blast
    Jan 24, 2022 at 16:47

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