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Are moderators forever? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should Community Moderators be “elected for life”, or have terms? If someone is elected a moderator, does s/he become a moderator forever (assuming they don't ...
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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 ...
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How long are moderators supposed to serve? [duplicate]

I'm a relatively new (active) user from Mathematics SE. We are about to have an election and I asked a similar question on the Q&A thread, where I was encouraged to post it here. Rounding up, our ...
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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 ...
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Careers 2.0 Featured Listing: Web company needs successor for retiring unicorns

You know what day is coming up, right? Just to get you up to speed: Stack Overflow's first April Fool's day came with glitter, cornify buttons, lots of pink, and Comic Sans. Last year, all user ...
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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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Is "You need us, we don't need you" a difficult concept for S.E. leadership to understand?

Regarding the reversal of the AI generated content ban, once again I'm astonished at the self-serving decisions and actions taken by those who profit materially from this network. Alienating trusted ...
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Let the community grade the mod's decisions

There was this question on Meta SuperUser about an inappropriately edited and locked question on SuperUser. I flagged it on SuperUser and lost the ten points in seconds. Logic would show that the ...
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Can a moderator resign the post or be dismissed, and why?

I found two or three times that someone was a ♦ moderator on a specific site in the SE Network, but now is not a moderator. Can moderators resign? Is it also possible for a moderator to be dismissed ...
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Make moderator actions visible to any user eligible to vote in elections

It's become clear to me over the last few days that not all of the active moderators agree with the current policy of deleting old questions. Some prefer a more balanced solution like locking, ...
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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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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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Why moderators of previous years remain moderators?

From this page, I can see that a lot of the moderators of previous years still currently have the moderator privilege, I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but it's kind of counter-intuitive to me ...
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How long are moderator appointments?

With nominations now being sought for the 2012 Moderator Election, I'm struggling to see for how long such appointments are made: without knowing that, how can any nominees commit to being available?
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