Are there any moderators on SE that have very low reputation? I ask, since naturally, moderators are experienced users, who would have a decent amount of rep unless they have given away many bounties.

By that I mean site-specific moderators, not employees/CM/devs as they are entitled to moderate all SE sites.

Since "very low" can be subjective, I'd appreciate an SEDE query that can find all these low-rep moderators across all SE sites (if any) sorted by reputation.

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    Pro-tem moderators who just get appointed after the site finishes private beta will often have low reputation. Aug 7, 2019 at 19:49
  • Yes, that is expected in early beta sites. I'm more interested in the exceptions, for example, those who moderate sites that have been launched for a longer time. Aug 7, 2019 at 19:50

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According to this SEDE query, this moderator is the record holder with only 145 reputation. Do note that reputation only partially correlates with one's ability to moderate; this particular user is an experienced moderator on another site in the network.

  • Huh, there is only one moderator network-wide who is unable to vote in moderator elections on the site they moderate...other than them, the only people that applies to is staff, so I see why that may have been missed. Aug 7, 2019 at 19:55
  • I think I was a mod for SO when I was on staff and would have had an effective SO rep of near 0. Ha! Of course, staff are a special exception.
    – Joe Friend
    Aug 7, 2019 at 19:58
  • @JoeFriend you probably had a diamond but was not elected (you wouldn't have shown up on /moderators or on the global list for that matter: stackexchange.com/about/moderators) which is what counts here as moderator (off-topic: I hope you're doing well)
    – rene
    Aug 7, 2019 at 20:07
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    @rene Definitely not elected. No one in their right mind would elect me to be a mod on SO. Ha! Doing well, thanks for asking. Miss connecting with all the community.
    – Joe Friend
    Aug 7, 2019 at 20:21
  • I made #22 on that list. A proud moment.... Aug 8, 2019 at 3:21
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    Thanks @Glorfindel. Is there a way to add a column for the total points of bounties offered by each of those moderators? Aug 8, 2019 at 6:28
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    Sure, I've updated the query.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Aug 8, 2019 at 7:16

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