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Sub-question: Is it true that all Stack Exchange employees are moderators of Meta.SE?

I find there no point in leaving as a regular tag, because everyone can post questions that carry this tag (like this question itself). I think announcements should only be posted by SE employees and Meta.SE moderators.

  • At this point in time, yes. All MSE mods are employees, though apparently in the MSO days, trilogy mods had mod powers (I missed all the fun) – Journeyman Geek Apr 30 '17 at 12:10
  • @Journeyman You answered my sub-question reversely. I asked if "all employees are moderators", not "all moderators are employees". – iBug says Reinstate Monica Apr 30 '17 at 12:11
  • Well, not all MSE employees are mods. I believe its just the CM team, and Devs, maybe SRE and a few others. – Journeyman Geek Apr 30 '17 at 12:13
  • @JourneymanGeek or in short, any who have a need for a diamond here. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Apr 30 '17 at 12:40
  • I'd guess all employees aren't MSE mods... SE has offices with, I assume, cleaners and kitchen staff etc. I don't think they should be given mod powers here... – Cai Apr 30 '17 at 13:21
  • @Cai Then you might probably have forgot gate guards. If there were Hygiene.SE, Chef.SE and PhysicalSecurity.SE, I suppose those staffs should be given mod powers. – iBug says Reinstate Monica Apr 30 '17 at 13:32
  • Actually, I was thinking folks like marketing and sales, who're a core part of the business but arn't quite on the side of the business that interacts with us users/content creators. So, I'd say a subset of SE staff have this (and mod diamonds) where they need it. – Journeyman Geek Apr 30 '17 at 14:20
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It was mooted to make it a special tag.

Apparently the community hated it - so the special announcements tag was not implemented in that planned form. It may end up being so in future (I know about as much as you do there).

If its used inappropriately, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to politely remove the tag (with an appropriate error message), something we can do right now with sufficient reputation.

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