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Thank you, Shog9 and Thank You, Robert Cartaino, they no longer work for Stack Exchange, and their moderator access was revoked from all the Stack Exchange sites.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. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask V2 Jan 14 '20 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 Jan 14 '20 at 8:09
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    This is not a new issue. This has happened before with several other former staff members. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Jan 14 '20 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 Jan 14 '20 at 10:06
  • Attempting to join area 51 gives me a login error – dustytrash Jan 14 '20 at 15:44

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. – K.Dᴀᴠɪs Jan 15 '20 at 5:24
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    @K.Dᴀᴠɪs why? if they're no longer performing that role, why would they be listed? – Marc Gravell ModStaff Jan 15 '20 at 7:21
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    It was sarcasm. I am saying that them leaving the site is unfortunate – K.Dᴀᴠɪs Jan 15 '20 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.) – Henry WH Hack v3.0a Dec 2 '20 at 10:21
  • This is not a fix for the bug. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask V2 Jan 4 at 11:14

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