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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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/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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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://...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Synonyms suggestions should require moderator approval, not just 4 votes. The system should be overhauled in general

The synonym system needs an overhaul. Right now, there's a synonym request tag, just because of how useless the site's synonym system is, where on some SEs at least it is encouraged not to use it, as ...
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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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