The election ended several days ago, and the newly elected moderators were given their powers immediately after. Yet the two mods pro tempore—Mark Rogers and DampeS8N—who did not run (and thus, did not win) have maintained their diamonds:

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This is, as far as I'm aware, contrary to every other election thus far on Stack Exchange. Why have they kept their powers?

  • Same reason Facebook kept "deleted 3 years ago" photos? :) Feb 18 '12 at 12:44
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    "Diamonds are forever."
    – user1027
    Feb 18 '12 at 16:32

Um, my bad.


  • No biggie :) I thought maybe you guys were testing out some new transition workflow for mods with SciFi.
    – user366
    Feb 18 '12 at 18:59

Don't ask me I don't know, it may have something to do with losing trained and trusted moderators.

But I won't really mind if it gets stripped, I was planning on a more passive role anyway.

  • I've wondered this all myself.
    – DampeS8N
    Feb 18 '12 at 18:29

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