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

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What are the options for dealing with moderators who are side-stepping the community process? [duplicate]

On some of the SE sites, especially the smaller ones, I notice that sometimes one moderator will become very active and agressive about editing, closing and deleting posts. My main concern about this ...
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The Skills of Great mods

I'm spending a lot of time thinking about mods, mod tools, and the critical skills that great mods have in common. Can you tell me about a time a mod did something that struck you as really ...
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What's this weird black line on the topbar of a site I moderate? [duplicate]

When browsing the site on mobile - haven't yet tested on desktop - I see a little black line on the topbar of my mod site. It looks almost like someone used a freehand marker to draw over something. (...
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Add an option for mods and staff to pin a certain answer to the top on meta sites

Now that accepted answers are in the process of being unpinned, and that's likely to happen on meta sites too, we probably need another way to pin certain answers to the top. This will go in line with ...
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Can someone kick the diamond cache on Kevin Montrose's profile?

It appears that valued associate #00004 is no longer with the SE team. I don't know exactly when he left, but according to the Wayback Machine it was somewhere between May 7th and July 14th. However, ...
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What's one thing that you wish we remembered?

Twice this week, I heard some permutation on the phrase "if only [they (mods, staff)] knew that we...." In the first case, it was "if only the staff knew how much time we spend on sock ...
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Does suspension result in automatic loss of moderator privileges?

It's long been policy that users may not stand for election as a moderator if they have been suspended anywhere on the network during the previous twelve months. If someone with a recent suspension is ...
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Has the staff and mod labels color code changed? [duplicate]

As per the post: New Staff and Mod Labels on site metas and Meta Stack Exchange, the moderator and staff label's color could be the below: But today I see the label's color is changed as below: So, ...
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New Staff and Mod Labels on site metas and Meta Stack Exchange

Update: As can be seen on this post and elsewhere on the site, the styling for the mod/ staff labels has been modified, and hopefully will not pop out and be as overwhelming as the original colors: ...
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What should my expectations be when flagging in need of moderator intervention?

What should one's expectations be when flagging in need of moderator intervention? In the past ten years, I have done so twice, however, I do not believe I ever received any sort of acknowledgement ...
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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 ...
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How to interact with a moderator in this/other sites (technical/specific instructions)

How can I interact with a moderator? what specific actions are available for interacting with moderators, and how (literally, which page do I go to, what do I click on, etc) to perform these? ...
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Do moderators have access to more detailed site analytics than 25k+ users?

Users with 25k+ reputation have access to site analytics, which shows some information about traffic sources and also about number of posts, votes and traffic. I found this older feature request which ...
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Do moderators have super-ping also in comments/posts?

Recently I have noticed for the first time a comment by a moderator which contained @@username. Previously I have seen something similar in chat - I know that the mods have superping in chat - the ...
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What *does* a community manager need to be?

UPDATE 5/5/2021: I had someone from SE management reach out and apologise for the wording of the communications with me. They've clarified that the reasons are entirely geographical and time zone ...
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How about having the mods / admins document why they deleted a post [duplicate]

In general, there's a lot of push back against documenting why a post gets deleted. In looking at various posts similar to this, it's been explained that nothing really needs to be documented, that ...
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What is the procedure for notifying the moderator team when a moderator can't perform their responsibilities?

How does a moderator or their family inform the rest of the communities moderators or the community manager when they are unable to perform their duties or service their responsibilities? While the ...
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Anyone is able to see ♦ moderator announcements

There is a way for anyone to see ♦ moderator announcements despite not being one: This can be done by creating a Stack Overflow team (which is now free!), then going to https://stackoverflow.com/c/{...
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Are mods allowed to use secondary account(s) to cast non-decisive votes? [duplicate]

(Motivated by this, now falsely dupe-closed question.) Mods can not cast non-decisive votes. Sometimes they would like to. Sometimes they would like to talk with users so that the diamond does not ...
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The "Summer 2010 Moderator Appointments" blog article is missing the appointees

On the blog from the 11th of July 2010 it is announced which new moderators are appointed. For Stack Overflow this must have listed Michael Myers because the /users/moderators page links to the blog: ...
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Let moderators know that custom comment flag will not delete the comment

Could we let the moderators know with a brief message that when they flag a comment with the something else flag that it won't be deleted? I know that all the current moderators will know, but future ...
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Are diamond moderators exempted from the minimum duration of bounties (1 day)?

During the recent Winter Bash, Yaakov "solicited help on finding ways to prevent (or at least make it harder) for folks to cheat at Hat Dash" and awarded successful users with a bounty. The ...
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Robert Cartaino's profile is linked with "moderator on 3 other sites" on the Area 51 page

On the Bioinformatics Area 51 page, I saw Robert Cartaino's profile in the "edited by" section. In his profile I saw that he is "moderator on 3 other sites", so I have searched on ...
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Search for diamond (♦) symbol doesn't work [duplicate]

Just tried to search for the diamond symbol (♦) and got no results. It seems that searching for any single symbol is not implemented. For instance: Search for point Search for comma Even more, ...
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Can I consider myself a moderator of any Stack Exchange site if I have 500+ reputations?

I have 500+ reputations on Stack Overflow which gives me the privilege to review some posts on SO. So, can I consider myself a moderator of Stack Overflow?
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Can moderators get a convenient way to see the review history of a non-completed review task?

The review history of a post can be accessed from the post's timeline or from the site's review history if one has the 10K tools. See an example here (where I do not have the 10K tools): However, if ...
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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 ...
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Questions about the new minimum age for diamond moderators

Today we've released a policy that moderators must be 18 years old or older to be diamond moderators on our sites. Since the policy post isn't well-suited to address questions about the policy, that's ...
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Is there a minimum age for Community Moderators on Stack Exchange?

If I'm 16, can I be a moderator on one of the Stack Exchange network sites? I know that due to COPPA and GDPR users have to be a specific age before they can have accounts on Stack Exchange - are ...
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Is avoiding to report underage users a violation of the moderator agreement now?

There is a new official policy on reporting underage users by moderators: What are our policies regarding underage users?. This is posted with the mod-agreement-policy tag, so it is officially part of ...
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Are moderators allowed by the Stack Exchange anti-serial-downvote script to serial downvote more than regular users?

I got serial downvoted by a moderator on the Web Applications SE: To my surprise, the downvotes didn't get reversed by the Stack Exchange anti-serial-downvote script. My prior experience with getting ...
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"Stack Moderators is invite only" announcements

I'm a moderator on Arts & Crafts. Since the site has relatively little activity, most of the messages I get are 'announcements': apparent invitations to participate or (re)view new or updated ...
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Why were two policies deleted from MSE?

Last week two policies were posted to MSE: What are our policies regarding underage users? What are our policies regarding threats of self-harm and suicide? They have now been deleted, why?
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Don't dismiss custom flags when a question is closed by a moderator

Back in 2013, the system was changed so that when a question was closed, any custom moderator flags on it would not be automatically dismissed. However, this seems to only work when a question is ...
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Can usage of the mod-agreement-policy tag trigger a moderator notification?

When a new question is tagged mod-agreement-policy I'd like it to trigger a moderator notification. I ask because the new moderator agreement requires: I will abide by all other officially announced ...
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Why are moderators now required to report underage users?

Just today (December 2, 2020), a new moderator agreement policy was enacted, which requires moderators to report users that they find to be underage: If you find a user claiming to be under 16 ...
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What are our policies regarding self-harm and suicide?

What should I do as a Moderator when I encounter situations regarding self-harm and suicide?
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What are our policies regarding underage users?

What are the age requirements for using the Stack Exchange network and what should moderators do if they encounter an underage user?
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Is there a reason some moderators don't delete NAAs immediately?

Something I've noticed on a lot of SE sites outside the largest ones is that often moderators comment on NAAs without actually deleting them straight away. This is an example I flagged five hours ago ...
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How does the moderator vacation tool work?

I've heard about something named 'moderator vacation tool'. But there's very little information available about it in Meta Stack Exchange. I want to know how the tool appears (a screenshot would be ...
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I was incorrectly awarded the Sheriff badge today on Board and Card Games

Today I got the only Sheriff badge on Board and Card Games, which is not correct because we have never had a moderator election. This happened exactly one year after I was briefly removed and then ...
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Can moderators see who downvotes their answers in main sites (not meta)? [duplicate]

Hypothetical situation: A moderator of a site posts a terrible answer in the main (not meta) site they are a moderator of. Can they see the identities of people who downvote it?
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Can Moderators review more posts than the daily limit? [duplicate]

Can moderators review unlimited posts in a single review queue within a day? I saw one moderator review more than 400 yesterday in Stack Overflow first posts review queue. Today also he's reviewed ...
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Could we get an opt-in feature to get notified when fellow mods record an absence?

I logged into one of the sites I moderate this morning and just happened to check the dashboard and noticed that one of the mods had recorded their absence. It got me thinking--if I hadn't happened to ...
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Should there be a higher standard for moderating election-related content?

I am cross-posting this (with some edits) here to get a wider audience on this matter as it can be an issue for other communities. In that sense, consider this incident as an example and try to ...
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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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Why is the Moderator Council's role in the new reinstatement process such weak sauce?

The setting Two months ago, the "Moderator Council" was introduced, with a simple charter: a small group to escalate urgent or important issues or review our work before we make it public ...
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Feedback post: New moderator reinstatement and appeal process revisions

We have not made any significant changes to the current moderator reinstatement policy since it was released. Though it has functioned well for the cases to which it was applied, we acknowledge that ...
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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 ...
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Flagging a moderator's comments [duplicate]

Being new to the site I have already witnessed a hell lot of work and responsibility a moderator has to undertake (at the least)... Just wanted to know what does happen when someone flags a moderator'...

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