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Well, you can always tag a question as off-topic etc. for that. I don't see how moderators voting has any merits in moderating SE forums and is a tactic prone to bias. So I propose it as a bias prevention measure. No one doubts the tremendous effort and admirable contribution of the moderators in the SE forums but humans can have momentary a loss of good ...


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A moderator downvoting a question, given what other powers they have, is probably the most merciful action they can take on a question. They're also some of the most experienced users on the site, so taking away their ability to vote is hugely detrimental.


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Elected moderators are usually amongst the most experienced users of the sites they moderate, often curating Stack Exchange site content for several to many years before becoming moderators. Consequently, I think they should retain their user privilege to downvote content that they think is not useful. If you think the same content is useful, then (unless it ...


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when one of these long running beta sites then graduates ... will, or should, the previously elected pro-tem moderator also face (re-)election? They will, according to then staff member Jon Ericson On graduation, all moderators must stand for re-election if they wish to continue in the role. There will be no difference between moderators who ran for an ...


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We have a dispute on English Language Learners where one of our moderators is accusing particular CMs of bad behavior. Is the moderator council helping to resolve the problem? If not, what is the appropriate process for site moderators to escalate issues involving staff? What was the result of the six months of polishing and when is the pro-tem council ...


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