Based on the posts Thank you, Shog9 and Thank You, Robert Cartaino, they no longer work for Stack Exchange, and their moderator access was revoked from all the Stack Exchange sites.

However, when I see the Area 51 Discussion Zone Moderators page, their accounts are still listed as moderators.

Area 51 Discussion Zone Moderators page

But when I checked their Area 51 main accounts (Shog9, Robert Cartaino), the moderator access is removed as well as in their Network Profiles (Shog9, Robert Cartaino).

So it seems to be a bug to me, or is this a special case for Area 51 discussion only?

If not, can the information about the user's moderation be updated in Area 51 Discussion Zone too?

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    Area51 is now a zombie site, with no active moderation. Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 7:50
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    @ShadowTheBurningWizard Yes. Given how active Robert was there and the lack of replacement, I strongly suspect Area51 just got killed.
    – Mast
    Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 8:09
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    This is not a new issue. This has happened before with several other former staff members. Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 9:59
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    Considering the rumours I keep hearing about the financial situation of SE, it might not be a bad thing if Area51 closes down for a while. Sure, it's sour, but better than the whole of SE going upside down. Of-course it's handled poorly, but that's another matter.
    – Mast
    Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 10:06
  • Attempting to join area 51 gives me a login error
    – dustytrash
    Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 15:44

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This should now be fixed; if it doesn't show immediately: the cache is sentimental 😢.

  • Can you define 'fix' for me? Seems like removing their names is the exact opposite of an improvement. Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 5:24
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    @K.Dᴀᴠɪs why? if they're no longer performing that role, why would they be listed? Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 7:21
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    It was sarcasm. I am saying that them leaving the site is unfortunate Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 16:52
  • It happened again, now there are 3 former employees showing up this time. It's a common issue. (The Stack Exchange team seem to have forgotten how to get to Area 51.) Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 10:21
  • This is not a fix for the bug. Commented Jan 4, 2021 at 11:14

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