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Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

The Moderator review and reinstatement processes posted 21 October 2019 have been discussed with the moderators and the two posts below reflect the agreed process for removing or reinstating ...
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What processes exist to issue formal warnings or remove moderators?

Please leave any feedback or questions about these processes on this other post. This post lists two process by which formal complaints against moderators are handled by the Community Management Team....
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A storm in a teacup, please calm down [duplicate]

EDIT 2020-01-14: With the firing of community managers, I no longer believe this is a storm in a teacup. Dear friends across the Stack Exchange network. Can we please calm down a bit about the Code ...
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How do downvoted questions/announcements affect staff/moderators?

I have some technical questions about this hot post here: Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes (I have avoided voting on this post specifically because I want to remain ...
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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes (now deleted, alternative link) had a score of -1922 (with 2371 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so negatively (this ...
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An apology to our community, and next steps

I’m David Fullerton, Stack Overflow’s CTO, responsible for the product, engineering, and community teams. I joined Stack Overflow in 2010 because I believed in the vision and mission of Stack ...
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What changes are needed to the Moderator Action Review Process?

As you may have noticed, SE staff have recently announced that the Moderator Action Review Process is being replaced by a new process. Now, the MARP seems to be written for purposes of removing a ...
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Summing up the main issues (The Story So Far)

Could we have a neutral summing up of the issues (without any editorializing)? I will attempt to do so in an answer, big picture style. Or you could think of this as "The Story So Far" for those who ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

The last weeks and days have seen some erratic behaviour by Stack Exchange Inc., such as likely illegal changes to the content license and the firing of an upstanding community moderator with no ...
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Can a moderator lose moderation? [duplicate]

Can a moderator lose moderation privileges? Is it permanent? I have seen a moderator who was last active like 2 years ago but he is still a moderator. I don't want to mention them but will they stay ...
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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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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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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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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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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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