Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [moderators]

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

96
votes
12answers
1k views

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, ...
5
votes
1answer
78 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
69 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

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 ...
40
votes
24answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
54 views

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 ...
-8
votes
2answers
209 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
462 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
218 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
62 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
13
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
107 views

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 ...
-12
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
-24
votes
4answers
442 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
107 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
80 views

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?
3
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
-18
votes
1answer
301 views

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 ...
-14
votes
1answer
199 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
109 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
103 views

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 ...
-19
votes
3answers
287 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
13
votes
3answers
177 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
10
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

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 ...
6
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
-9
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
76 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
277 views

Evaluating the traits of an ideal moderator

The term "ideal moderator" is used in the help center of every site which says: The ideal moderator does as little as possible, but those little actions may be powerful, visible, and highly ...
-26
votes
2answers
133 views

Is close voting too strict? [closed]

I completely agree there is a need for moderators and users with high rep to stop spammers or completely irrelevant questions. I do not agree with moderators and users with lots of ‘rep’ abusing their ...
-15
votes
1answer
99 views

Is it appropriate to flag feature requests to get attention from CMs?

I have seen some feature requests that have no involvement by a CM on the post (no comments, no answers, no edits). It may be possible that they have not seen that feature request. In such case, would ...
-11
votes
1answer
117 views

Does SE support blatant nation bashing in profile? [duplicate]

One of the users have a profile on several SE sites that is full of typical Ukrainian nazionalist drivel, like: "The world has to stay together to stop Russian invasion in Europe as well as the ...
-12
votes
2answers
142 views

How can I discuss my suspension with the site's moderators? [duplicate]

I recently got a hefty 30 day suspension handed to me over at Programming Puzzles and Code Golf and, wanting to discuss the particulars, I replied to the email the moderator team sent me, requesting a ...
21
votes
2answers
350 views

I received a private moderator message. May I share it?

I've received a private moderator message. I'd like to share it. As far as I can tell I am not in obligation to keep secret anything I'm told unless I've signed a Non Disclosure Agreement or similar. ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

Can moderators comment or vote on deleted posts? Can moderators answer deleted questions? [duplicate]

I am only curious, how the general lock on deleted posts interacts with the diamond.
5
votes
1answer
92 views

Moderator diamond missing in User Reputation Leagues

While browsing the User Reputation Leagues for Super User, I noticed that DavidPostill's moderator diamond ♦︎ was not being displayed next to his username. Shouldn't the usernames for Stack Exchange ...
4
votes
1answer
54 views

Why is the “Posts created” column (or its tooltip) on the admin summary page so incorrect?

On the admin summary page (/admin), with the history tab showing and the filter set to "all," I see the following when I sort on the "Posts created" column: The tooltip for the column distinctly says ...
-27
votes
2answers
357 views

Disinformation on moderator elections

The edit history of this page says the initial edit was "copied from meta.SO (with minor modifications)". I can't find anything that it could have been copied from. It is asserted there that moderator ...
5
votes
0answers
49 views

Make a chat room event a community event

There are occasions where a chat event could be a good community event. It would be nice if there was an easy way to allow an event from a user to be made a community event by a single button pushed ...
3
votes
1answer
33 views

When viewing user's full site list in iOS app, moderator diamonds are not shown

I was viewing a site moderator's full list of accounts in the iOS app and noticed that it did not have a diamond marker next to the site they moderate, which it does in the web view. Could we please ...
-11
votes
2answers
230 views

What did @Shog9 mean by this?

SciFi.SE's primary chatroom Mos Eisley was recently nuked and the last message posted there by @Shog9 is: If any moderator un-freezes this room, they will have hell to pay., Seeing this, I am ...
4
votes
1answer
78 views

Is there a Stack Exchange community that went from self-governance (elected moderators) back to moderator appointment?

I had a closer look at the Stack Exchange election procedures. As far as I understand, communities are at some point in time granted "self-governance", in terms of being allowed to hold elections of ...
0
votes
3answers
267 views

Do moderators have the authority to suspend *other* moderators? [duplicate]

Suppose a moderator has politically incorrect "inclinations" as observed (fairly often) in, say, a chat room. In the event that a couple of users take offence at this, can another moderator possibly "...