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Do moderators have the authority to suspend *other* moderators? [duplicate]

Suppose a moderator has politically incorrect "inclinations" as observed (fairly often) in, say, a chat room. In the event that a couple of users take offence at this, can another moderator possibly "...
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Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites

Back in April of 2010, Joel shared our assumptions about the role of small sites in the newly minted Stack Exchange network: If a site does not have enough activity at the end of 90 days, it will ...
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A new search engine for Stack Exchange

After the performance problems we have run into with Lucene.NET we've decided to make a change, we're moving the network on to elasticsearch. Here's where to get started: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Should Community Moderators be “elected for life”, or have terms?

While I applaud the excellent work of all our community moderators, the question has come up: How long will be the elected moderator’s “mandate”? Is it for life, or are we going to have “moderator ...
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Help me opine about a new election system

I have been reflecting on some ideas around our current election system which were (originally) prompted by our pro tem appointment process. First, I think the Community Team needs to get out of the ...
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Could we please be a bit nicer to moderators?

TL;DR Moderators are human and make mistakes. If you feel a moderator screwed up, please be patient with us and try to communicate objectively to help us avoid a lot of unnecessary meta drama. All ...
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Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?

Some people have a diamond after their username (e.g. Michael Myers ♦) What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How can I become a diamond moderator? Who are the diamond moderators? How ...
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What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused their privileges?

One or more of the following things happened to me on a Stack Exchange site: My post(s) were wrongly deleted or locked by a moderator A moderator posted a wrong comment on one of my posts I was ...
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Introduce a better way to identify trusted users

Stack Overflow depends heavily on moderation by a body of reliable users dedicated to the site rather than merely gaining points and badges any way possible. It's vital to be able to tell these groups ...
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A call for increased moderator transparency

It's the general policy of Stack Exchange to conduct moderator activities as transparently and openly as possible. Right now, a lot of the communication between moderators is conducted in a private ...
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Should you be allowed to run in a mod election if you've been banned for bad behavior? [duplicate]

There is a candidate in the Server Fault election (which is ending shortly) that has been suspended from the main site for behavioral reasons more than once. He's also been kicked from chat, and ...
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Reputation requirements compared

How do reputation requirements for various privileges compare on Stack Overflow vs a graduated Stack Exchange 2.0 site vs a site in public or private beta? Return to FAQ Index
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Does the Stack Exchange suppress the personality of moderators?

After communicated with a lot of a moderators, I've found a pattern. I've got an impression, that despite their diamond-like position, they are in the reality oppressed. The reasons: They are very ...
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Let moderators navigate the review queues at will

This post is an expansion of this comment For many graduated sites (eg Physics), moderators do not want to apply the unilateral close vote in all cases--it is better to let some community votes pile ...
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Why was my accepted answer deleted by a moderator? [closed]

I read the FAQ regarding deletion here: https://stackoverflow.com/faq#deletion Nothing in that could explain why my answer (which was originally accepted by the OP) was deleted by a moderator. Here ...
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Who deals with a flag when you flag a moderator?

Is it possible that, when you flag a moderator's actions, they can action the flag themselves? Or does it get escalated even higher to staff? I suppose the question then is, who would deal with the ...
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Why not vote to depose moderators?

Moderator elections on Stack Overflow will begin in a couple of days. From there comes this question: why do we not organize elections, let us say every 3 years, to depose one moderator? My request ...
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What can a user do if moderators remove a point of view from questions and answers

I wonder what happens if moderators act to remove contributions from a contributor, such that: A particular belief or point of view cannot be seen by other visitors That contributor is unable to make ...
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Why does it only take one moderator to close a question?

One of the users at History SE, proposed a system where moderators are granted only 3 close votes, as opposed to their current power to unilaterally close questions. This would have the effect of ...
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Re. role of moderator: How best to question / resolve a mod's questionable actions?

Official moderator and user guidance here says (excerpts): The ideal moderator does as little as possible, but those little actions may be powerful, visible, and highly concentrated. If you ...
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Is the Community Moderator position permanent?

I would assume that once elected Community Moderator, that position can be indefinitely retained when carrying out the moderator duties. However, if a moderator can no longer carry out his or her ...
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When do Pro Tempore Moderators change?

How long is the term for a pro tempore moderator? Nothing on the Moderators FAQ or Elections FAQ mention what the term length is for moderators.
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Key performance metrics for moderators

I wanted to do a little research with data.stackexchange.com to identify the determinants of moderator performance on SE subsites. However, I didn't find performance metrics for moderators. The ...
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Reduce moderator “one-click closing” of questions in the GWT tag

Edit I understand your points, and I want to attenuate this question (if you want to read the original, it's in the edit history) I would like to see a shift away from one-shot closing by moderators ...
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Is a user who used to plagarise content fit for Pro-Tem Moderator?

In a private beta of a site, If a user was noticed for plagiarising contents and was reported to a moderator. The user then apologized to the moderator and then promised to be of good behaviour and ...
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How to deal with over-aggressive moderation?

Of the various Stack Exchange communities I'm on, there is one that has rather obvious outlier moderation habits. It's a smaller community with only 3 moderators listed. At least one of these ...
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What can I do if some moderators delete my comments improperly? [duplicate]

There are many good moderators but the others just delete comments without any reason. At least, they don't show reasons why they delete them. It's quite unfair. Is there any rule to handle this ...
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Is there a super moderator? [duplicate]

I just wonder if there is a super moderator who moderates the moderators?
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Automatic http to https links replacement job causing wrong “last modified by” information

I just noticed this on MSE homepage: Curious, I clicked the link, which led to this answer. Which was NOT modified by Community: Time stamp match, but not the user doing the action. ...
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What can be done with an unconstructive moderator? [duplicate]

Explicitly a support question. I do not intend to discuss the particular case here. I have searched for an answer to this in the help center and here, where I found this, which unfortunately ...