Questions tagged [moderators]

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

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Am I annoying the mods with my flags?

Yesterday, I were flaging some tag abuse, some continous spamming by the same user and some poorly worded questions. At one point I started making silly jokes, hoping that the same mod would view ...
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Under what circumstances should moderators email users?

It has always been understood that moderators can and should email users that are abusive or have an issue that's best resolved privately offline. However, there have been a few suggestions recently ...
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Is my flagging data/history anonymous to volunteer/elected moderators?

Do volunteer/elected moderators get to see who raised a flag on a question, answer or comment, or are users who raise flags kept anonymous?
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Do volunteer/elected moderators have access to detailed voting history data?

Do volunteer/elected moderators have access to detailed voting histories? i.e. can they see which way individual users vote on specific questions, answers or comments? Are there any plans to allow ...
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How many moderators are there on Stack Overflow?

I'd like to know how many moderators are there on Stack Overflow? Are they available 24 x 7? May I know the moderators names (if possible)?
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Be specific about which tags are restricted for moderator use

I just made a meta feature-request, and in the process ran into a rather terrible user experience. The gist of it is that after submitting, I was given the following message: Oops! Your question ...
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Diamond moderator privileges vs. 10k rep privileges?

As we are in election period, I don't get the difference between getting to 10k reputation point and the diamond. What additional controls do you earn with the diamond ?
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Allow for Moderators on Meta to specialize on a specific site

With the inclusion of DocType in the LOJ, it looks like Meta will now be the new feedback area for them as well. Since they are not operating on the same framework or code as the other sites, you ...
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Use Meta as a Moderator Gauge

The administrator note at the top of the pages currently encourages us to use our votes on SuperUser because they will be selecting moderators soon. I am not quite sure what this implies (mods chosen ...
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Reopen Question incorrectly closed as Duplicate? [duplicate]

So I asked a question here about finding out the reputation that has been granted based upon the tags of questions one has asked or answered. The question was closed as an Exact Duplicate of this ...
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Private Forum For Moderators

Since I was just promoted to moderator status on SuperUser, I've had some inevitable questions about certain tools or certain practices, so that I stay in line with whatever policies are already ...
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Add a link with the list of moderators?

To be consistent with the badge & tags system, it would be nice to add a link on the ♦ character to the list of moderators
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Let people without editing rep help fix answers/questions!

I've seen a few takes already on how does flagging work and that there's no need for a cleanup flag open to more than the few moderators around. Jeff's take on the issue is clear, bother moderators ...
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How is a moderator chosen in Stack Overflow

What is the criteria for selecting a moderator in Stack Overflow?
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Should Community Moderators be “elected for life”, or have terms?

While I applaud the excellent work of all our community moderators, the question has come up: How long will be the elected moderator’s “mandate”? Is it for life, or are we going to have “moderator ...
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Do 23,000+ tags need tag database editors?

In less than one year, StackOverflow has accumulated 23,305 tags (as of this post). Should higher-end moderators have an interface to rename, combine, and delete tags at the database level (i.e. ...
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Do all meta stackoverflow bug, feature request, and discussion eventually get reviewed by a moderator?

Not sure if it was written somewhere or mentioned in the podcast, but I had expectation that if I write something in the uservoice, eventually one of the moderators would review the case and write one-...
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Flagging a post for moderator review

Suppose I want to have someone with moderator abilities review a post. What would be the best way to flag this? Is there already some standard way to do this that I don't know about? For more ...

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