As many of you know, the tag is for moderator use only (e.g. Moderator name ♦). However, suppose a user adds this to the end of their name. Is there a set consequence for this? Will they lose their reputation, or will their account be banned?

I do not want to add this diamond, I'm just wondering what would happen if I did.

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    I assume it's not allowed, but I haven't tried. Why don't you try it "for science!"? :)
    – MTL
    Mar 8, 2017 at 5:51
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    @Shokhet It's not worth the risk if my account gets banned. :\
    – Emereal
    Mar 8, 2017 at 5:52
  • If you made it clear that it was just an experiment, and asked a mod (either by custom flag or contact form) to change the name back right after, you should be fine. I don't think they'd be so harsh if it's clear that it wasn't done maliciously. (Besides, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be able to use that character in a name)
    – MTL
    Mar 8, 2017 at 5:55
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    meta.stackexchange.com/a/234897/215590 suggests that you will not be able to add it, even if you try.
    – PolyGeo
    Mar 8, 2017 at 6:00
  • See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/188555/… and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/188570/… . As for consequences - it depends, but its impolite and very much frowned upon to pretend to be someone else. Oh and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/99914/… . So simply, you can't , shouldn't and wouldn't (would you?)
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Mar 8, 2017 at 6:05
  • Thanks guys :) I didn't know this question was already answered.
    – Emereal
    Mar 8, 2017 at 6:07


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