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Who moderates the moderators? [duplicate]

This post degenerated from disagreement of opinion into some discussion over capitalization and luckily didn't go any further. It highlights an issue which has cropped up in, among other places, the ...
Alex Feinman's user avatar
-10 votes
2 answers
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What can I do against moderators with double standards? [duplicate]

On Arqade I re-edited a question title to make it a tad clearer, along the same lines as other users have suggested we post titles. I was heckled to oblivion, with comments telling me that titles were ...
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Is there somewhere to complain about offensive moderator behaviour? [duplicate]

Is there anywhere or anyone to complain to about the behaviour of moderators? I've been "spoken" to offensively by a moderator, and I'm unhappy about it.
Marcin's user avatar
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Account suspension for 1 year - what to do now? [duplicate]

I have been here in Stack Overflow for more than a year. Last week on Saturday I got a message from a moderator that my account is been suspended for 1 month for sockpuppet reason. I have a friend or ...
p u's user avatar
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How can one appeal a moderator action? [duplicate]

I would like to understand the appeal process for a moderators decision. How does one start that procedure when a moderator has edited your post and thereby losing its thrust.
Ed Heal's user avatar
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What to do about well-entrenched and rogue moderators? [duplicate]

I am convinced that the moderation of the christianity.se site fails the values of Stack Exchange, certainly in spirit, but also in the letter of those values. Specifically, I am convinced that ...
robert bristow-johnson's user avatar
-39 votes
3 answers
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Are there some ways to prevent abuse from moderators? [duplicate]

I don't know why, but I got my account suspended for 1 month for allegedly voting myself, but I don't remember doing that in the last 1.5 years roughly speaking. The only reason I voted for myself ...
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1 answer
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Is implying moderator misconduct a violation of code of conduct? [duplicate]

While I believe the original revision of the question below provides sufficient details to distinguish itself from the duplicates, I'd like to tldr it: What recourse do I have if I believe a ...
TheMaster's user avatar
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What is the due process for the appeal of moderator actions on the stack exchange network? [duplicate]

In the U.S. at least, due process is considered a right that is so important that it is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Due process balances the power of law of the land and protects the ...
user322404's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
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How to complain about being bullied by moderator? [duplicate]

Is there any channel for us to complain when we are bullied by a moderator? I really hope that Stack Overflow can be a place which is fully transparant. If we were being bullied by a moderator, the ...
user3414242's user avatar
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1 answer
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What does one do when the moderators of a site go rogue? [duplicate]

The moderators of WebApps have taken it upon themselves to enforce a policy that all questions “need details or clarity”, even when the questions have plenty of detail and are perfectly clear, and ...
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How should I respond to unfriendly comments by moderators? [duplicate]

I recently saw an unfriendly comment from a diamond moderator on an SE site. I would flag the comment as unfriendly or unkind if a regular user had posted it. How should I respond considering that it'...
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How are moderators chosen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused his/her privileges? How are moderator election votes counted, in plain English? I want to know how moderator ...
Manjot's user avatar
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5 answers
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Need a better recourse against frivolous moderator action [duplicate]

I asked a question on Meta that was inappropriately closed by a moderator who incorrectly thought that it was a duplicate of another question which was hardly even similar. At this point I am stuck: ...
Timwi's user avatar
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How to prevent/report potential mod power abuse? [duplicate]

On Stackoverflow with it's higher visibility and factual natural, this might not come across often, but on stack exchange for say "interpersonal skills", a lot of non-factual opinions are expressed, ...
Ying Li's user avatar
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How Can One Report A Moderator? [duplicate]

About a year ago, in a distressed state, I posted a question on Interpersonal Stack Exchange which I would rather delete. (I know that was a while ago, but I want to remove all traces of the situation ...
Gemini's user avatar
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What are the steps for recalling a moderator? [duplicate]

After a site is graduating, its moderators appear to be elected for life or until they step down. What are the steps for recalling a moderator that the site's users no longer believe represent the ...
Powerlord's user avatar
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What should I do when threatened by a moderator? [duplicate]

What should I do when threatened by a moderator? Where should it be reported?
hildred's user avatar
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9 votes
1 answer
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How much power do moderators have over their own questions? [duplicate]

As far as I could tell the moderators the StackExchange sites have power to unilaterally close and reopen questions. Now without going into anything specific how much power does a moderator have ...
Karlson's user avatar
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-27 votes
1 answer
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Moderator political censorship? [duplicate]

What can be done about a moderator who makes a practice of deleting comments or posts s/he apparently disagrees with? (Note that these are generally factual answers, not just expressions of opinion.) ...
jamesqf's user avatar
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1 answer
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Do moderators have too much power? [duplicate]

Lewis Namier once remarked: Although we know that most men's actions are conditioned by factors other than reason, in practice we have to assume their rational character. Does Namier’s assumption ...
DJohnson's user avatar
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1 answer
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Should users be able to downvote a moderator's action? [duplicate]

It is apparent to me that the moderators aren't really moderated. I have read many articles where moderators get overzealous in their quest to have "perfect" information. It's like some kind of cult ...
Josh Woodcock's user avatar
-10 votes
1 answer
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Moderator bias and stifling of discussion on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Recently I have come across instances of moderators being biased and trying to stifle the discussion through their special privileges on Stack Exchange sites (especially if the point of view or ...
cometraza's user avatar
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If a moderator unilaterally deletes Meta questions about deleted main site questions, where ought I post my worries? [duplicate]

I'm addled why there are comments with "you falsely claimed", and they're upvoted. The title of post unmistakably states "a moderator unilaterally deletes Meta questions", and I've ...
user avatar
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1 answer
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How to handle over-zealous moderators? [duplicate]

What kind of checks and balances are in place for over-zealous, puritan moderators who seem to have nothing better to do with their time than make it very difficult for people with genuine questions ...
GISUser9's user avatar
-35 votes
1 answer
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Allow voting on moderation of moderators [duplicate]

There have been multiple times that moderators have near instantly closed valid questions. This authoritarian action is completely undemocratic. I've found more than multiple times that questions ...
1.21 gigawatts's user avatar
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1 answer
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What do I do when a moderator has a "God" complex? [duplicate]

Recently, I gave my opinion to a moderator on the Stack Exchange Movies & TV chat room and was scolded like a child. It is very frustrating to me to make a comment in the chat room and ...
Jon's user avatar
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What is the course of actions when elected moderators lock and close questions with unjustified reasons? [duplicate]

What should be my course of actions when elected moderators (specifically "Stack Overflow in Russian") unjustifiably lock and close questions on the Meta? I realize, that deciding what is ...
Kromster's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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Where do complaints about poor or inappropriate moderators go? [duplicate]

What is the process for reporting moderator behavior that is inappropriate or unhelpful? I have a moderator who is: acting passive-agressive by being argumentative in comments as he effectively ...
orome's user avatar
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Where it is possible to challenge the decision of the moderator of one of the Stack Exchange projects? [duplicate]

(English is not my native language) Today I was blocked on Russian Stack Overflow. Blocking justification: Информация на странице вашей учетной записи вводит в заблуждение относительно вашей ...
Саша Черных's user avatar
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0 answers
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Power-tripping mods? [duplicate]

Read before you decide THIS question is off-topic I don't expext to get much sympathy on this one but.... I posted my question on serverfault thinking it was for networking questions. Gets put on ...
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0 answers
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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 ...
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1 vote
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Overenthusiastic moderation. Is there a feedback route? [duplicate]

Suppose there is a moderator on an unspecified Stack Exchange community who is sometimes, let us say, a little heavy handed—occasionally with very new members. I understand that that is only my ...
chasly - supports Monica's user avatar
275 votes
24 answers
22k views

Handling Calls to Remove a Moderator [duplicate]

This discussion informed our process for seven years, but eventually required updates and augmentation. For discussion regarding the successors to this process, please see: Feedback post: Moderator ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
105 votes
39 answers
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Help us identify new roles for community members

Update 2 (March 6, 23) We made a shortlist of the most promising suggestions from the answers provided, and we then shared our findings with Philippe Beaudette, our VP of Community. After some ...
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Changing how community leadership works on Stack Exchange: a proposal and rough timeline

For nearly fifteen years, Stack Exchange community leadership has taken a very simple form: there is the community-at-large, and there are moderators elected by ranked-choice voting. This system is ...
Slate's user avatar
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194 votes
16 answers
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Introducing the Moderator Council - and its first, pro-tempore, representatives

When I was a moderator, I often referred to moderation on Stack Exchange as being a janitor: cleaning up spam, deleting non-answers, removing rudeness, and eradicating a seemingly-endless stream of ...
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280 votes
10 answers
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Make moderator messages anonymous

Currently, when a moderator messages a user, the user sees which moderator is messaging them. This includes when a moderator issues a timed suspension. Generally, I have no problem with this. ...
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150 votes
7 answers
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How do users escalate concerns about an abusive employee?

Is there a formal grievance policy for reporting incidents where you believe an employee of Stack Exchange has been malicious towards a user of the network? I'm looking for some official, ideally ...
user avatar
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12 answers
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If someone is hurt by a literary reference, should it be removed?

Today I submitted an answer supporting Monica, using a reference to a famous short poem First they came .... The reference itself incurred quite some dispute that drove me into asking this question. ...
iBug says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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1 answer
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Who is on the Community Management Team, and what does it do?

The members of the Community Management Team (sometimes referred to as the Community Team or CMs) are employees of Stack Exchange the company, but not all SE employees are Community Management Team ...
126 votes
3 answers
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Why was this flag on alleged Code of Conduct violations declined?

Monica recently posted a question making her case to the community, she argued: My patience is not infinite; the company has already dragged this out for nearly a month while harm continues to ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Is posting a screenshot of a deleted post against the rules?

A moderator recently commented, As an aside. Sigh Posting screenshots of deleted stuff is not ok. A link would do just as well, as the pertinent details. You'd get your answer anyway – Journeyman ...
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Common reasons why your meta post may be negatively received

Alternative title: What kills meta This post functions as a complement to How can I participate in meta and not die trying? As you may already be aware, meta is one such grim place where disagreements ...
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Can a moderator apply to be a moderator on another SE site with another SE account?

I wonder whether a moderator on an SE site is allowed to apply to be a moderator on another SE site using another SE account. For example, the use of another SE account prevents others from seeing the ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
21 votes
2 answers
1k views

What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension?

I understand what it means to have an account temporarily suspended, but what happens if I think the suspension was too harsh or unjust? If I am a new contributor and unfamiliar with how things work ...
16 votes
3 answers
640 views

Minimum suspension sentencing and transparency rules

Are there rules or guidance for moderators to help them determine minimal amount of suspension time depending on the offense? Or a rule requiring transparency if the community considers the sentencing ...
OverLordGoldDragon's user avatar
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5 answers
788 views

Background checks on election candidates

Does the company run any background checks on users who nominate themselves for elections? For example, can Community Managers see if a candidate deleted an account in that election year? Can CMs see ...
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25 votes
2 answers
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How important is Be Nice? Trade-off between being nice and contributing good posts?

Post too long? Concrete questions at the bottom! Recently I had a discussion with one of the moderators on EE.SE who had declined rude / offensive flags on comments that violate the Be Nice policy, ...
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