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Where can someone read up on the tools Mods have access to as opposed to high rep users? [duplicate]

One of my concerns about myself going for a moderator position in an election is that one of the general questions that are gathered as very common questions asked every election is In what way do ...
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Can we get a comments only lock?

Currently moderators have the ability to lock posts, for any of the following reasons: Content dispute (~ edit wars), Historical significance (to prevent great but off topic questions from being ...
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Disclose the discussion that started the current SE-moderators debate

Recently there was a discussion between the moderators and the SE staff that led to one moderator being fired and many other resigning as a protest. Unfortunately, all I could see was accusations ...
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Moderators should be able to undelete comments

Since recently moderators can see a list of deleted comments. There should be a possibility to undelete these comments as well, at least for a certain period of time. Sometimes moderators delete the ...
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What is a “locked” post?

A post can be locked. What does it mean to lock a post? Who can lock a post? When should a post be locked? Return to FAQ index
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How do I contact a user privately, as a moderator?

As a moderator, I sometimes need to contact a user about his behavior on the site or about other site-related issues. How can I contact a user privately, as a moderator? What are the possibilities ...
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What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work?

What are tag synonyms? How can tag synonyms be distinguished from "real" tags? How are new tag synonyms created? Who can create tag synonyms? How can I delete/reverse/undo bad tag synonyms? What are ...
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“Private” Moderator Q&A site

This has apparently been discussed on the Teacher's Lounge before, but I can't find any official record of it (thus further leading me to believe my request is a good idea). I would like to propose a ...
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Should ♦ mods be spending significant time in ordinary review queues?

On a site I review¹, I notice one or two of the ♦ mods (especially newly elected) seem to be spending a fair amount of time in the review queues (FP, LA, SE, LQP, CV, etc). But those queues are almost ...
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What is a “merged” question?

Questions can be merged into other questions. What is a merged question? When should questions be merged? Who can merge questions? How do I request it? What happens to merged posts? Anything else I ...
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What does a new mod need to know?

I'm a new mod. I've read the Moderator Cheat Sheet and most of the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites. What else should I read to familiarize myself with the new role?
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What are the qualifications needed to participate in a moderator election?

What are the qualifications needed to participate in a moderator election? What badges are required? What is the minimum reputation required? What are the privileges needed? Do you need to have an ...
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Real use of Chat?

As reputation maintained by StackOverflow community, only on-topic real question are asked here and answered by people who have gained expertise in the field or by some who are still exploring(like me)...
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Why don't I have access to the moderator chat room anymore?

I'm still a moderator pro tempore over at Parenting.SE and therefore ought to have access to the "Teacher's Lounge" chat room, but when I visit the link I get "access denied". Is something broken? ...
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What reputation-based privileges are not awarded as part of moderator rights?

I was working on updating the FAQ What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?, which says that despite most privileges of 25k+ users being conferred ...

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