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I want to know how moderator make decision on just flagging. There might be some misunderstanding or moderator may took decision which is not correct.

People are getting afraid of room owner that they might kick off them from the room or flag the message to the moderator. How moderator gets elected? Or they do have salary for do the job of moderator.

If person wants to become a moderator, How will he/she be moderator. Or there might be not correct decision while taking decision will moderator be punished just general question dont be personal request to all moderators.

  • Re room owner - are you talking about chat, or the site?
    – Pekka
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:02
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    I think we have a very decent staff of moderators who are elected by the community
    – slhck
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:04
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    Instead of making blanket statements, could you bring forth the actual issues (but not necessarily naming names) you are experiencing.
    – jonsca
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:04
  • m talking about whole procedure...like general public trying impress room owners and room owners trying to impress moderators....i dont why all is this happening?
    – Manjot
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:04
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    Also, balpha is a developer working for SE. He's not a community-elected moderator. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:09
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    @ManjotSingh, it wasn't chatting in hindi that was the problem, it was what was said (implied) and what was said in english as well.
    – tombull89
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:10
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    I'm inclined to argue that since the site is in English, all chat should be conducted in English. But since I don't participate in chat, I can't say whether or not that's an official policy. But either way, you're missing the point. The problem here was clearly not chatting in another language, it was the content of what was said. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:18
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    You seem to be confusing a lot of different things. The room owner isn't the same person as the moderator. The room owner obviously has the right to choose who to allow to chat in his/her room. If you want to chat anyway, create a room of your own. Moderators are different. I think balpha provided a very good explanation of why you were banned from chat. It had nothing to do with the language and everything to do with the content of the communication. The chat rooms are less formal than the website itself, but you're still expected to conduct yourself maturely and respectfully. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:27
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    No, moderators do not consider flags only. Flags might be how people bring things to their attention because they simply can't be everywhere at once. But the moderators are still people (we don't use robot mods yet), and they still make decisions for themselves. Clearly the one involved here thought your behavior was egregious enough to justify a ban. If you'd like to discuss that more with him, you should follow these already-linked instructions. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:38
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    I have no idea what you are saying. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:43
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    @ManjotSingh -> "raynos is saying.." -> That's an indication to you that you're doing something wrong. TBH this comment thread is getting extended for no reason. Balpha told you, CodyGray has been patient with you, I've told you and yet you're not willing to understand the reasons for your suspension. Flags are there to highlight bad behaviour - Moderators cannot keep a watch on every single message posted. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:43
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    Also, @ManjotSingh you were suspended from chat.stackexchange for the very same reason you were suspended by Balpha - you behaviour was despicable, and you were bragging about having found a loophole(!) about your ban on chat.so. Also, it didn't help that you pretty much told me I had no rights to be in Android room because I am not an Android dev. Again, think about your behaviour and come back. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:47
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    Manjot, you were suspended from chat for appaling conduct.
    – tombull89
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:52
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    For what it's worth, I agree with @Sathya's decision. Especially looking at the links he provided in his last comment. I think you'll be hard-pressed to find another user on this site (much less a moderator) who doesn't agree with the ban and thinks you have a real case here. It's one thing to be rude, inappropriate, and disrespectful. It's quite another to be so ignorant that you don't even realize there's anything wrong with being rude, inappropriate, and disrespectful. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:53
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    @ManjotSingh: I would suggest you to just drop it and live with the consequences of appealing conduct, being suspended from the chat is not the worst thing in the world. As far as I understand you are still free to be on Stack Exchange itself as long as you don't continue your behavior here, you shouldn't be begging for something that you still have as it really won't make a positive change when it becomes necessary... Commented May 24, 2011 at 12:21

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How moderator gets elected

Stack Exchange conducts elections at varied intervals.

they do have salary for do the job of moderator

No, it is voluntary.

If person wants to become a moderator,How will he/she be moderator

Win the elections!

moderator may took decision which is not correct

Ask a question about this.

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    "Win the elections!" Spoken like a true winner. ;-) Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:10
  • @cody Gray tell me the procedure definitely i will try for the same...
    – Manjot
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:18
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    Are these really the types of interesting things that I miss by not participating in chat? I'm honestly not sure if that makes me more or less inclined to join in the fun. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:44
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    @CodyGray fortunately, these are rare. Commented May 24, 2011 at 11:53
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    I'll second that. This is very rare - AFIAK this is the first incident on this scale.
    – tombull89
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 12:00
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    It got real ugly! Flags were flying all over the place! Possibly signs of the Rapture.
    – JohnP
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 13:32

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