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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

When a moderator resigns, this is an important event for a site. It should have the highest visibility, so it should be featured as long as (or longer than) other posts, I should think.
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Good news: As of 2020-02-10, the moderator resignation posts follow the same guidelines as any other featured post. Bad news: Very wide criteria for a post to be unfeatured including, but not limited ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

I cannot in good conscience unfeature a post commemorating a member of the community who was a mod or otherwise contributed above and beyond to the community . As far as MSE goes - hopefully there ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Featuring announcements and discussion questions for only one day misses the entire point. No one (to within rounding error) will see them. The whole reason we feature these things is to ensure that ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Moderators are high-visibility community figureheads. They're usually well-respected, often well-liked, and on some sites are the center of their communities. I've seen it on a number of sites: from ...
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Hot Meta Posts: Allow for removal by moderators, and thoughts about future improvements

What types of content from meta sites would you like to see surfaced on the main sites that is not happening now Something that cycles through a site's 'faq' tagged posts if there aren't any hot meta ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Presumably as long as the community thinks that they should be. I am not aware of any SE policy that dictates what or how long something can be featured. I would hope that SE would never be so foolish ...
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Hot Meta Posts: Allow for removal by moderators, and thoughts about future improvements

It might be interesting/useful if meta posts could "become hot" even when they're not new. For instance, the system could perhaps detect "bursts" of upvotes after a sufficiently ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Lately, we have had an increase of resignation posts that have served to host combative and hurtful words to attack Stack employees, other mods, and teammates. We need to be mindful of this and limit ...
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Should any Meta post that calls out a user by name be deleted, not just downvoted?

This is actually something that just came up internally that we've been pondering. We want to have a bit more guidance around these issues, especially for our moderators, to prevent some of the very ...
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Please don't bring The Loop to per-site metas

It's probably not happening cause... I think we're going back to the bad old days when only SO mattered. Until there's a good replacement for our sites - or SO corp can find a good reason to start ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Short of SE publicly requiring us to, I can't imagine any reason we would artificially shorten how long a resignation notice is featured.
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Show your work: one simple trick to make meta effective

Treating good questions with the appropriate attention is the best way to help people change in the way you want Thanks for this useful guidance, I agree with everything. Except... ...what happens ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Lately, we have had an increase of resignation posts Hint: great. You identified the most important symptom! You are just one step away from identifying the root cause. As soon as you figure that ...
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Please give suspended users an option to explain their side of the story on the meta site

I'm not a fan of this idea because it: Invites needless drama. Probably won't change many suspensions. Every now and then, a moderator makes a mistake when suspending a user. Maybe they ...
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Moderator Resignations are now being un-featured early. Is this the only solution? Why can't we moderate them as usual?

I will focus here with a heavily-paraphrased and augmented part of my answer in the other thread. If the 24-hour limitation is driven solely by hurtful words and attacks, as per: ... we have had ...
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Hide employee reputation points on per-site Metas

This touches on something that's been discussed a lot over the years, both here on meta and internally within the company. It's a complicated topic; it's got layers. I'll try & cover it fairly ...
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Hot Meta Posts: Allow for removal by moderators, and thoughts about future improvements

Firstly, I would like to thank you for this change. The turnaround time between me asking about this in the Stack Overflow moderator room (Aug 5th) and it being implemented (Aug 27th) is quite ...
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What's the protocol for requesting a tag warning?

Start with a post on the site's meta. This lets the community weigh in on the request, and also gives a paper trail in the event it is implemented. Figure out both whether this is needed and work on ...
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Show your work: one simple trick to make meta effective

This seems to take care of the 80% use-case (shall we say), but it doesn't seem to address the more long-standing, venerable, and received discussions which... Don't immediately lead to a resolution (...
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Hot Meta Posts: Allow for removal by moderators, and thoughts about future improvements

Hot Meta Posts are only appearing on 32 out of 174 sites where they could potentially appear. Quite frequently, we see users asking questions on Meta Stack Exchange which are more (or only) ...
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Hot Meta Posts: Allow for removal by moderators, and thoughts about future improvements

This is a good change - having accurate data should enable much more nuanced adjustment of this feature in the future. Rotation and randomness I have one question: how does this play with rotation? ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

The cat's out of the bag, so may as well post what prompted this here as well. @JuanM posted the following in the moderator-only team yesterday: Moderator resignation announcements have traditionally ...
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Moderators recording themselves as absent/inactive should work for main site and Meta simultaneously

I agree: moderator vacation status on meta should inherit from the status on main. So I'm adding that to my moderator vacation feature request list. The moderator vacation feature is still in the ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

As far as I know, there are no publicly stated rules regarding this issue (as of the time of posting). As such, the decision to feature or unfeature a post on a Meta site is left entirely in the hands ...
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Hot meta posts section is no more?

Thanks for your patience, the issue should be resolved now. I unfortunately don't have any particularly juicy details to share about the underlying cause, but the short version is that we had a route ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Should be up to each site. If any post attracts rude remarks, moderators can, & routinely do, delete them. If a post is thought especially liable to attract rude remarks, it can be locked, ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

Elections for moderators are featured for about a month. Featuring the opposite should be on the order of one week Barring some exceptional circumstances like a new election or combination post ...
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Why have I received eight yearling badges for the same site today?

You didn't have a Security.Meta account until today; this SEDE query doesn't return any results (and it's based on a snapshot from last Sunday). It's far from obvious, but when you create an account ...
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