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What is the process by which Moderators can determine the Moderator Agreement has been violated?

To trigger this process, a moderator must send a “Community Emergency” report through the Contact Form detailing: The exact nature of the situation that has violated the Moderator Agreement; Which ...
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Can moderators chat in gallery chat rooms? [duplicate]

When reaching 1k reputation, user gains the create gallery chat rooms privilege, which states: A gallery chat room allows anyone to enter, but only specific users may talk in the room, as determined ...
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A staff member that's a moderator network-wide is visible in the Moderators list

The staff member m0sa is listed in the moderators tab in the users page as though they are an elected or appointed moderator. This issue is present all across the network, no matter which site you ...
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Allow regular (non-moderator) users to easily view if/when a moderator accessed their PII

Mods can view some PIIs of SE users. There seems to be no easy for regular (non-moderator) users to view if/when a moderator accessed their PII. Feature request: allow regular (non-moderator) users to ...
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Can a user request to know if/when a moderator accessed their PII?

Moderator have access to user's PII, for the sake of moderation activities. Can a regular user request at any moment to know when and if moderators of a given community have accessed their PII?
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Too small margins between user names on the timeline

In the post timeline, the margins between usernames are too small, especially when a moderator (with the additional displayed icon) has participated:
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When is it OK for site moderators to go against the consensus established by their community? And when should such a decision be overturned?

Last year in particular I made a few gambles as a moderator by establishing new policies on the local meta without first gathering community consensus. However, every time I found my policies ...
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Indicator on Meta next to the display name of former Staff and/or Mod users for actions performed with that status

When a staff member or a mod posts or performs an action on a site (like commenting, reviews, revisions) their status as Staff and/or Mod status is clearly identified using symbols or text set next to ...
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What is the status of the changes to the moderator agreement agreed to during the negotiations in August?

As part of the strike negotiation results, several changes to the Moderator Agreement were agreed upon. These include: A mandatory review period for binding policies Stack Exchange, Inc. staff cannot ...
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Can an election happen if moderators are not stepping down? A referendum?

As far as I can tell, moderator elections happen only when there is a need for (more) moderators: either a new Stack Exchange site comes into being, a moderator resigns or the team needs additional ...
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I'm stepping down as a meta moderator — in response to recent actions by the company

One of my goals as a meta moderator has always been to try to nudge the company in the right direction and to try to help keep ties between the company and community strong. I've pushed for a good ...
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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 ...
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Server error when trying to view revision histories of some old orphaned tag wikis (as a mod)

When looking at orphaned tag wikis via the moderator-only page (/admin/orphan-wikis), I found some that give 500 errors: https://english.stackexchange.com/posts/4382/revisions https://writing....
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Are moderators now allowed to delete ChatGPT-generated posts?

I've flagged some ChatGPT-generated posts (in June) on Stack Overflow. Recently they've been reviewed, and most of my flags were helpful. Then the posts I flagged were deleted. Are moderators now ...
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Users who are not moderators anymore still have diamond next to their names on Traducir

Reminder: We’re moving Traducir to our internal infrastructure On traducir users page several users still have a moderator's diamond. They don't have moderator abilities on the site anymore. Moreover ...
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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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Can we experiment to use AI for moderators? [closed]

With the risk to be severely downvoted and thrown to Hell by the existing human moderators, here is a heretical idea: Replace all moderators by AI-ones, making the life of the former much happier, ...
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How many moderators are active?

According to official policy, a moderator must have some activity (visit the site at least!) once every six months at a minimum to retain their diamond. I've even seen others lose their diamonds ...
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Why has only a minority of SE moderators indicated their support for the "strike"?

As of the time of writing, 113 out of 538 total Stack Exchange network moderators have signed the open strike letter, a percentage of 21%, and this number continues to grow." This is claimed ...
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Does a user have the right to not engage in discussion that have been addressed and can lead to heated exchange? [closed]

When a user receives comments that ask for things that have already been clarified in the post or the previous ones, and often in an provocative attitude, does the user have the right to not engage? ...
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Is there anything wrong that a user prefers upvoting over accepting replies? [closed]

Does a user have their right for preferring upvoting over accepting replies? Can moderators suspend a user for preferring upvoting over accepting replies?
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Thank you, moderators [duplicate]

To all moderators on the Stack Exchange network, whether on strike or not: Thank you. Thank you for the countless hours you've spent keeping these sites usable, at least before the strike. Thank you ...
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Would the striking moderators welcome a user strike? Should we, the users, go on strike?

As we know, there is a call for a strike from the moderators on the entire network. I support the moderators. It occurred to me, perhaps a little late, that my participating on the site as usual — ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Unable to translate votes tooltip in moderator activity chart

Available translations not used for tooltips in moderator activity chart:
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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; ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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/...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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"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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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