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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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Why we don't keep public records of suspensions

Whenever the topic of a suspended user crops up, there's often confusion about what information moderators ought to share and what they should keep private. Sometimes moderators are just as unsure as ...
Jon 'links in bio' Ericson's user avatar
122 votes
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Shutting down recurring community self-evaluations

We've been talking a lot about the efficacy of community self-evaluations lately, both internally on the Community Team and out in the open on meta. Lots of ideas were tossed around, but the ...
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How can one appropriately and constructively criticize or complain about a Stack Exchange employee on Meta Stack Exchange?

Related: Is this an appropriate place to call for the resignation of an SO employee? In an answer to the question above, Shog9 ♦ mentioned that calling for a staff member's immediate removal can be ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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1 answer

There's an election going on. What's happening and how does it work?

The community bulletin says that there is a moderator election occurring. How does the election work and how can I get involved? Return to FAQ index
81 votes
4 answers

Can a fired moderator be elected as a moderator? [duplicate]

While this question is inspired by recent events, it is an independent question and not tied down to any specific moderator or situation. There's precedent for a moderator who resigned their diamond ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
23 votes
6 answers

Moderator elections in beta sites?

Per my previous question, it seems like the beta phase of sites is continuing much longer than previously. Currently, pro-temp moderators are nominated when a site is only a few weeks old, when the ...
PearsonArtPhoto's user avatar
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Is it common or desirable for moderators of one SE site to actively influence moderator elections of another site?

I have recently observed a trend of with moderators of SE sites actively influencing moderator elections on sites they have minimal-to-none participation in as Q&A users (e.g. 1-10 posts over ...
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My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean?

My account has been temporarily suspended, besides the following restrictions: an account will be locked at 1 reputation the user page will have a visual indication that the account is in timed ...
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Do not allow moderator candidates to change their user names during elections

Some background: Why was this comment chain removed from the moderator questionnaire?: A candidate in the moderator election on SO recently changed her user name to make a statement about something ...
Aquarius_Girl's user avatar
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What features did the Community Team discuss, have implemented, or have denied last month?

This process is deprecated/on indefinite hold. See this Meta post for updates from the DAG team, and this other one for more context on the changes in the process. On a weekly basis, the Community ...
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Experimenting with Pro Tempore elections

Last spring, I ran an election on Parenting for a new moderator pro tempore. It went pretty well, so this fall we are going to extend the program to sites that have been in "beta" for years. Here's ...
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3 answers

Congratulations Eric Lippert for finally winning the 'c#-language' badge [closed]

Yesterday John Saunders added a new tag, c#-language, to seven questions. There are quite many C# questions on Stack Overflow, but these seven questions have high voted answers from Eric Lippert, who ...
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15 votes
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Revising the criteria for moderator nominees

It is very easy to be a candidate in a moderator election. If we exclude the prerequisites to become a moderator on Stack Overflow and the necessary 1,000 rep for Mathematics, a nominee needs only ...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
29 votes
2 answers

Hide previously suspended nominations unless approved by Community Managers

Recently, Physics SE has finished the 2019 moderator election nomination phase. Earlier today, within 24 hours of the nomination completing, a user was removed from the nominations. The user later ...
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