Questions tagged [moderators]
Questions about diamond (♦) moderators, their powers, and actions they have taken.
Should striking moderators resign or lose their diamonds?
I understand that there is a moderator strike action that many diamond moderators are participating in. Should striking moderators resign their diamonds and/or have them taken away? During the major ...
Statement from SO: June 5, 2023 Moderator Action
Update: GPT on the platform: Data, actions, and outcomes As you may be aware, a number of moderators (on Stack Overflow/across the network) have decided to stop engaging in several activities that ...
Unable to translate votes tooltip in moderator activity chart
Available translations not used for tooltips in moderator activity chart:
Former(?) staff member still listed as moderator on Area 51
It seems Nicolas Chabanovsky left the company? I am not sure if there will be an announcement like this one – if not, спасибо Nicholas for all the work you've done! Let me honor you with a bug report: ...
My account was automatically unregistered after I completed my registration with Stack Exchange [duplicate]
As I was upvoting a comment, the UI said to complete registration. After completing registration, a new account was created, and my existing account was unregistered... Now I can't upvote the answer ...
Moderator that was only elected and never appointed indicated as "appointed" on moderator tab
On Stack Overflow in Russian never appointed moderator indicated as "appointed": He won the election amongst 10 candidates. What's the background for this? Suggested duplicates don't ...
How can I ask a question regarding moderator related issues if I don't have access to the Teachers' Lounge or the Stack Moderators team?
How can I ask a question regarding moderator related issues, if for some reason I don't have access to (but had before) the Teachers' Lounge (TL) or the Stack Moderators team? And I don't have access ...
Who will be able to see the result of moderator agreement accept/reject decision?
In traducir I found the string like this: Moderator accepted a previous version of the moderator agreement but has not accepted the current version. I'm curious who will responsible to see this type ...
Are the buttons below the moderator agreement able to be made translatable or not?
I know that there is some complexity with translating the SE moderator agreement to other languages (languages of some non-English sites), but what about the buttons? Should the Accept and Decline ...
Is “needs details or clarity” connected to the help center article on questions that are automatically blocked for not meeting quality standards? [closed]
I have noticed that dozens of old questions have been recently unilaterally closed in Web Apps SE as “needs details or clarity”, or closed as duplicates of questions also closed as “needs details or ...
Which user IP addresses can moderators view?
Moderators may view user IP addresses. E.g., moderators can view the user's last known IP address, when viewing a deleted user. Which other user IP addresses can moderators view? E.g., can they view ...
Will we get a "2022: a year in moderation & closing" post this year? [duplicate]
For the last year (2021) stats, the network-wide "a year in closing" and per-site "a year in moderation" posts were posted on the 3rd and 12th of January 2022: 2021: a year in ...
What happens when a moderator's account is compromised? [duplicate]
I know that when a regular user gets their account hacked, the account is (most likely?) put in suspension. Does this happen for moderators as well? Are their moderator tools revoked and their account ...
How often was the moderator conduct review process used and what were the outcomes?
There is a formal process to remove moderators called the moderator conduct review process. This is the main process that can remove moderators from their position. It is pretty important for this ...
Email does not support SE-style Markdown, to everyone's disappointment
I just received an email from Stack Overflow community support, checking in with me about why I haven't taken moderator activites on Constructed Language Stack Exchange lately. The answer is simple; ...
What's the plan for keeping the moderator Teams instance visible enough to stay useful?
Teams moved. They're going to be completely separated from the actual SE sites. So that means there are no links to them on SE sites, and especially no inbox or notifications about stuff happening in ...
Is it acceptable for moderators to legislate new policies?
A while back, in their Meta Stack Exchange post Moderators are Police Officers, not Politicians, anonymous2 mentioned regarding ♦ moderators: Our job is to enforce the law, not to define it. If a ...
Include link to the mod agreement when collecting nominations
Apparently some sites or some pages include it already. I am specifically referring to this page: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/election/9?tab=nomination It's important for moderator candidates ...
Is there any internal research on the randomness of moderator elections?
Moderator election seems like a useful tool. I am wondering, though, what percentage of users are taking the elections seriously. Users are incentivised to participate in the elections, since they get ...
Anonymity issue for mods with user ID in "Share" links [duplicate]
Below each question and answer, there's a "Share" link that contains a URL to that question or answer. That URL also contains your user ID number. For instance: https://ell.stackexchange.com/...
Why did the diamond become a square?
I was reading a question, on mobile, when I noticed the following in the comments: Glorfindel's diamond had become a square. Scrolling down a bit further turned it into a diamond again, but scrolling ...
Please add the link of post related to appointment of moderator in https://meta.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators
In users?tab=moderators page of non-MSE sites, there are links to respective election page for each moderator (like this). But, in MSE, just the appointment date is mentioned: Please add the link of ...
When were moderators appointed in MSE for the first time? Is it December 2013 or November 2018?
If we look at https://meta.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators, this is shown: According to this post, they were appointed for the first time on November 21, 2018. But, ChrisF's appointment date ...
"Is it time to add another moderator" email contains unparsed Markdown
I just received another email in unparsed Markdown: Can somebody please reactivate the Markdown parser - I seem to remember earlier emails of this type being correctly formatted.
How can I determine the validity of answers on this site, meta.stackexchange.com?
I'm having some trouble judging the validity of some answers on Meta Stack Exchange; that is, gauging whether an answer should be interpreted as official policy or not. For example, let's say somebody ...
Highest reputation moderators?
Highest-rep users on the network are easy enough to find. What about highest-rep moderators? We all know that moderation ability doesn't necessarily correlate with reputation, and moderators on ...
Add link to Help Center article about moderators in the moderators tab on the /users page
The moderators tab on the /users page has some information and links about moderating/moderators on Stack Exchange. I think it would make sense to add a link to the main Help Center article about ...
Old account of new staff member is showing up as a moderator here on Meta
As another result of an account merge gone wrong, and similar to Who is Samuel Ordonez and why are they a moderator here?, the old account of new staff member @Emerson is showing up as a ♦ moderator ...
Criteria for deleting comments? [closed]
What is the criteria for deleting comments? Why isn't there a notification that a comment was deleted? Just today, I gave a big thank you to a contributor (Ed Beal) whom I respect a lot for supporting ...
Moderator tagging own question [duplicate]
In this question asked recently, a moderator asked about a bug. Later, another moderator tagged it as status-review. Can moderators tag their own questions with status-review (I am assuming so)? If so,...
Is it ok for a moderator to join a private WhatsApp or Telegram group with users from the same site they moderate?
All SE sites already have chat rooms and meta sites to discuss things related to the main site. However, some like-minded users can sometimes create parallel groups on WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram, ...
Moderator missing on election overview page
We have three moderators on Spanish Language Stack Exchange. Yet if you look at the election page, you only see two of us: Why isn't Charlie shown in the results of the first election? That election ...
Error when viewing revision history for Help Center article as a moderator
When I visit this revision list: https://meta.stackexchange.com/posts/66740/revisions, which for regular users looks like a history for the participate in Meta privilege, I get an error page: It ...
Allow moderators to edit sections of privilege help center pages
This question is inspired by the recent public reveal of the Stack Overflow Question Close Reasons - Definitions and Guidance. Briefly, the Q&A provides really useful community-specific guidance ...
/timeline for some posts returns 500 error for moderators
The /posts/xxxxxx/timeline link is showing a 500 error on some questions, for moderators only. Logged-out and non-moderator users (confirmed by multiple users at various reputation levels) are both ...
Who is Samuel Ordonez and why are they a moderator here?
I just noticed this profile: What is going on? If it's a new SE staff member, shouldn't they only get staff bit, and not moderator? Or is this a new hacker? There are more cases like this on other ...
Who were the last moderators directly appointed without an election?
When the moderator pro-tempore system was first implemented, mods would be hand-picked from the community by CMs, often after a nomination thread on Meta - the votes on the nominations would influence ...
Response to a moderator on a Stack Exchange site
I got an edit by a moderator (https://chinese.stackexchange.com/posts/50585/revisions) and would like to respond without distracting others' focus on questions/answers. How can I do so?
A day in the life of a moderator
An election is being scheduled on one of the sites that I participate on, and one of the moderators took some time to write a description of what being a moderator is like from their perspective. I ...
Is there a way to appropriately nudge a moderator to handle my old flags, or is waiting the only option?
Moderators are hard working volunteers, this we can all agree. The moderators on many Stack Exchange networks, including this one, are also very efficient. But on other smaller sites, even the ...
Is it possible to find out if/when my account has received a (review) ban before?
I'm wondering if there's a way for a user to find out if (and when) their account has ever received a review ban (or any other kind of ban for that matter) on a given site. Can this information be ...
Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding adding [status-review] tag in conflict of interest cases
Meta Stack Exchange moderators add the status-review tag to a post when Stack Exchange staff can give an appropriate response to the post. I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack ...
Does Stack Exchange or its subsidiaries keep any records on how often a user has been banned or warned by a moderator?
About 5 years ago I was banned once from Stack Overflow for trolling in the comments of a question. I can remember that my ban was automatically lifted after some of my own questions had received some ...
Remove diamonds in reviews done by moderators before becoming moderators
I was going through this post's timeline: Is a clean install better than upgrading? Looking at the events in the timeline is quite confusing TBH. First, let's take a look at this event: https://...
Should moderators have the right to vote on questions?
I have come across of what is in my opinion of moderators in PSE bias by downvoting specific questions systematically even if these are backed up by the literature. Negative votes are cast even a few ...
If a pro-tem moderator was elected (not appointed), do they then face another election when a beta site graduates?
Many pro-tem moderators on older beta sites appear to have been appointed. However, for newer beta sites and in some cases of long running beta sites, they are now actually elected in. The question is,...
Moderator activity limits (voting, reviewing, etc.) [duplicate]
I'm curious about something. Do moderators have limits for various actions like normal users? In particular Voting (normal users have 40 votes) Reviews (20/40 per queue for normal users) Asking ...
What do you think about adding a Former Moderators page?
I cannot think of a community without thinking of the moderators who keep the community from sliding into the abyss of strife. Day after day, moderators lead their sites by example and assist users ...
Are we celebrating Marc Gravell's farewell on /users?tab=moderators page of every site? :)
While checking the list of moderators on a main site, I'm surprised to find the name of a staff member! Yes, Marc Gravell is appearing on all sites. Here is a screenshot of /users?tab=moderators page ...
Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding the [featured] tag
I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow before featuring a post or removing the featured tag from a post. For example, let's say that some maintenance ...