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Questions tagged [moderators]

Questions about diamond (♦) moderators, their powers, and actions they have taken.

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Long site name hides the diamond in profile page Communities

Normally we see the sites where the user has a diamond in the Communities section of their profile: However, when the site name is lengthy and causes text overflow, the diamond is hidden: (...
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What reputation-based privileges are not awarded as part of moderator rights?

I was working on updating the FAQ Reputation requirements compared, which says that despite most privileges of 25k+ users being conferred as part of ♦ moderator rights, there are a few (2.5 ...
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Moderators’ behavior in small Stack Exchange communities

Lately I have been visiting some Stack Exchange sites like Italian Language and similar, and I saw a lot of people (moderators included) tend to comment chatty things like “Welcome to ...”. I know it’...
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Non-employee Moderators on MSE [duplicate]

As far a small I know only employees are moderators on MSE so how is this user a moderator?
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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 ...
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Flag button disappears after flagging as a moderator [closed]

When I flag an answer as a ♦ moderator, the flag button/link becomes hidden. Granted, it's not an option I use very often, but flagging as VLQ/NAA might work if you want the community to decide ...
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What are the rules for moderator re-appointment after suspension?

It seems to be Stack Exchange's policy, that moderators are elected for life and can also be reinstated when they wish to continue their duties after stepping down. (example). I have now heard of/...
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Do Moderators Need to Be Professional or Not?

I was surprised this evening that one particular moderator, who is this one, was completely unprofessional and exhibited substantial disdain to a fellow user on this website (myself). In short, I have ...
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Considering age factors for suspension duration

I think we should consider age as indicated by user's behavior (not influenced by their claims) with some more interest. I've seen a recent increase in kids (clearly in middle school) getting hit ...
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Can mods see answer drafts from other users? [duplicate]

Yesterday I posted this answer, about 5 minutes after I clicked on the "Post Your Answer" button I got some comments from a mod. In one of them he said I had edited my answer in the first 5 minutes ...
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What happens if there are no candidates in an election?

On Freelancing.SE, we are holding our first election. We had three Pro-Tempore mods, one of which is myself. The other two mods are stepping down after the election, and we have two spots open. It's ...
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Who fixes issue reports of Stack Exchange?

There are moderators who apply a "status tag" (also known as red tag) on questions tagged as bugs and feature-request, e.g. (status-completed, status-declined, status-norepro etc.) Are these ...
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Staff member has a diamond on a child meta but not on the main site

There is a user Sara Chipps (Engineering Manager at Stack Overflow), who is Moderator in Meta Stack Overflow but not the moderator on the main Stack Overflow site. Also viewing her network profile (...
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No “2018: A year in moderation” here?

Shog9 has been posting posts titled "2018: a year in moderation" in all the child-metas (e.g., here's the post on MSO) with some interesting statistics on how many various moderation tasks are ...
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How can I let the users know that a long discussion with a mod is not a fight?

I am sure this situation gets arise often network wide. At least I came across some during my experience. Generally, there is no compulsion that moderators should participate in chat and answer ...
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Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Meta Stack Exchange Moderators!

We're really excited to announce the appointment of three new community moderators to Meta Stack Exchange! I know this might come as a really big surprise to some, and I can't wait to talk about it, ...
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Can a moderator overrule a suggested edit approved by the Community user?

I'm aware of what's explained in the answer to "Why does the Community ♦ user approve and reject edits?". However, consider a suggested edit review scenario which looks like so: ModeratorX♦ reviewed ...
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Why is the Sheriff badge being awarded on Meta.SE?

According to the badge report for the Sheriff badge here on MSE, the badge was awarded once in 2016 and once in 2017. The badge text specifies that the badge criteria is "Served as an elected ...
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Are there any questions closed by 5 moderators?

Inspired by this question on Worldbuilding Meta, where a user noted that a question was closed by two ♦ moderators: For some people it might be obvious: one of the moderators wasn't a moderator ...
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No election/appointed date on moderators page on meta sites

I noticed that moderators page on per-site metas doesn’t have elected/appointed date. E.g. on ELL site: Main: Meta: This looks buggy for me. If it’s intentional I would like to see an ...
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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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Diamonds in new Safari on macOS Mojave are too large

Apple released macOS Mojave yesterday, and not only does it come with a Dark Mode, it also enlarges the moderators' diamonds (♦): For comparison, here is how it looks like on Chrome, and how it ...
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What privacy expectations are moderators who gain privileges by being SE employees subject to?

The moderator agreement, located at https://meta.stackexchange.com/legal/moderator-agreement, has the following text at the bottom: I acknowledge and agree that I am an independent volunteer ...
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Could information about my votes be used against me by moderators?

Recently one post was deleted (not mine) on https://ru.meta.stackoverflow.com/ as inappropriate. But before deletion I've up-voted it. I can't share the full conversation with moderators, but they ...
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How to search for questions from ♦ users (moderators / Valued Associates <— employees )?

We have announcements on Meta SE but it could be used by anyone, by the other hand we have featured on Meta sites but it's not always used and it isn't kept forever. Is there a way to search for ...
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Change text on MSE Moderators tab of Users page

Why is the list of moderators on MSE empty? And why does it have the text about election? I've found this discussions: How to view the moderators here in MSE? Meta's moderators are very shy ...
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Do not show “X flags remaining” on sites where I'm a moderator

Whenever I open a flag dialog on Ask Different, I see that I have 100 flags remaining. This is simply not true; as a ♦ moderator I have an unlimited number of flags. The simplest solution is ...
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pro-tem moderator appointment date is hard to parse and should either follow ISO 8601 or state only the year

The pro-tem moderator appointment date is currently shown in middle-endian notation (%m/%d/%y). For example, see Outdoors.SE moderators: I find 6/5/2014 ambiguous and hard to parse. From the other ...
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Can moderators get access to Community user and perform moderation activities?

According to its profile description, the Community user can perform some actions like bumping old unanswered questions, deleting unwanted questions, tag tuning etc., but there are some unmentioned ...
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How many questions or answers in total do you need to submit in average to earn 10,000 reputation?

How many questions or answers in total do you need to submit in average to earn 10,000 reputation? (in Stack Overflow) I am curious how much work becoming a Stack Overflow moderator requires. How ...
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Changing the Pro Tem moderators every X months/years

Pro tempore moderators are chosen very early, and then they almost 100% of the time remain in power until graduation, which can take several years. Have people thought about allowing pro tem ...
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Is it possible for a mod to delete the community user?

A mod can delete a user, or destroy their account if the user has less than 500 reputation points. The community user has 1 reputation point and is a user. So, what happens if I try to delete or ...
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Multi site moderation

Is it possible for a user to be a moderator on more than one Stack Exchange site simultaneously? Does Stack Exchange have any limitation(s) which restricts this kind of privilege?
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Moderator diamond missing on community wiki posts [duplicate]

On Meta Stack Overflow, Why was my flag declined? When to use custom mod flags, the original question author shows up as "Yvette Colomb" in the regular view, but "Yvette Colomb ♦" in the comments and ...
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How to deal with defamations perpetrated through public chat rooms?

I must premise that the present OP, albeit motivated by a personal experience on Mathematical Stack Exchange, aims to solicit an open discussion about an important general issue concerning the common ...
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Will asking a really good question get you more chances to ask more questions? [duplicate]

Why am II still getting this warning after coming back from a suspension? Should I get a fresh start? Is this probation temporary? Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and ...
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Moderator list: Quantum Computing missing

Glancing at the moderator list, I noticed that there is no entry for Quantum Computing. Is that by design or are the moderators of this site just missing? I realize that the moderation process is not ...
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Why do moderators choose to not delete obvious off-topic questions after they have closed them?

I see this happen quite often, and while I don't agree/disagree, I am just wondering why. Often on the sites I visit regularly (Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange), I see moderators closing ...
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Can mods notify each other from the different posts in the form of flags?

Considering, that nobody can see flags except mods, a flag raised by a mod could serve as a mod-only, only mod-visible notification to a post. I am thinking on notes like this: "To avoid whining, I ...
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How should I request an embargo on access of my personal data by moderators?

I would like to request an embargo on access of my personal information collected by Stack Exchange. This embargo should relate to newly elected moderators of the Academia Stack Exchange site. As ...
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Statistics about closures/deletions with a binding vote by a ♦ moderator

I would like to know if it is possible to see a count of question closures and answer deletions that occurred by the normal queue vote process (where some number of community members all voted until ...
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Diamond is not shown for mod name under wiki posts

If a diamond mod is an author of a wiki post then the diamond is not displayed besides the mod name. E.g. Shog9♦'s post: Even when the name refers to the user profile page (in case of more then ...
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Diamond’s background height is more than for initial part of the name in iOS app

When the topic starter is a mod, and he have post a comment then the text background height for the diamond is slightly more in the iOS app. E.g. Tim Post’s comment: In the web version ...
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What should mods do with links to supposedly pirated software

We delete it, right? But what if we don't know the legality of something? We've been discussing this on Ask Ubuntu for the last week or so and a specific example has the mods slightly split. Hiren's ...
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Diamonds are not aligned vertically on the profile page

The diamond on the moderator profile page is not properly aligned (looks like there is “sup” tag is used) in the Communities section, e.g. Adam Lear: On the Network profile page diamonds look in ...
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Two blank users showing up on network-wide mod listing [closed]

I just took a glance at the list of moderators on the network, and noticed something... odd: There are two blank profiles showing up there - but the avatars remain. They appear to be Steven Jeuris ...
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Diamonds are still preserved in the Top Beta Users section of old closed proposals

I noticed something weird when looking in this old, closed, proposal on Area 51: You see it too? Right, none of these users have diamonds by now, even Jeff. Can they also be removed from that ...
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Minor problems with overriding suggested edit reviews

As mentioned here, authors and ♦ moderators are now able to override reviews of suggested edits. I was curious if this would work for edits I suggested myself (from before the time I was a ...
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My question with a bounty got an autoselected answer that (almost) misses the point completly [duplicate]

I did put up a question for bounty Get the z-Buffer in 16 bit resolution in 3ds max , which got one answer, which kinda led in the right direction, but had an immense flaw (Still in 8 Bit). I upvoted ...
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Are users notified when a moderator comments on a post that is deleted?

This is related to How do notifications on deleted posts work? but that question does not actually answer this one... there's a comment requesting information about this on the answer but it received ...