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Why was a moderator on our Stack asked to step down?

As we all know by now, Richard is stepping down as a moderator for this Stack. As Richard notes both in his announcement and in chat, he was asked to step down by a community manager. After ...
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Isn't it about time we had a chat about our moderation team?

While there doesn't seem to be a specific policy about how active a moderator needs to be, the key principles are that they need to have "active, consistent participation" (https://stackoverflow....
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Are moderator flags private?

I recently used the "flag a moderator" function to raise a concern about another user's posts. I was quite surprised to see that flag openly posted into a chatroom, along with my username and a ...
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What is the status of our moderator team?

Recent events on the network have led to 3 of our moderators to suspend their activity. We don't need to get into the whys of that here, use main meta for that or look for their posts on main meta. ...
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What's it like being a Science Fiction & Fantasy moderator?

Workplace currently have a meta on going which asks a few questions to the moderators, it was also asked back in 2014. Whilst these have been posted alongside elections to give moderator candidates a ...
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When is the next Moderator Election?

Having just stumbled across this question, I'm very curious as to when the next Moderator Election will be held. Does anyone have any information?
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Congrats to new Moderators!

OK, now that Pearsonartphoto has graciously answered my last question, we know that Moderator elections finised 5 hours ago, and Pearsonartphoto, Gilles and Keen (in random order) won! I'd like to ...
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Moderator Nominations

If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem appointments will begin about two weeks after the site is created. The more guidance we receive, the more informed ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How Important is Varied Participation When Voting for a Moderator?

I've been looking at who is running for moderator for SF&F. There are people there that I have never seen post an answer, a question, or even a comment. There are others I know from answers and ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Are our current Mods going to still be mods?

After the election and we receive 3 new mods, what is going to happen to the three mods we have now? Are they going to get the boot? Are they going to be the Elders, wise beings that the rulers of ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Tag merge results are #eaeaea on #eaeaea on Meta

This is what I see after merging two tags on Meta: Please review the CSS on Meta and make sure all text is properly contrasted with its background.
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2012 Community Moderator Election [closed]

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Do suspended moderators regain their moderator privileges?

Well in light of the recent fiasco which occured in Chat, it would seem atleast a moderator (I won't name names!) was suspended for, what I would assume, lack of "moderating". If a moderator was ...
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Is there a moderators to users ratio?

When elections come around each year, I'm just wondering whether this site has a ratio of moderators to users (i.e. 1 moderator for every X number of users) when determining the number of moderation ...
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Why do the non-elected mods pro temp still have diamonds?

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 ...
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Suggestive Rules, hoop jumping and the need of a rulebook.

This is bugging me for a while, but I would like to raise the flag on a problem we have. We should avoid having "Suggestive Rules", having suggestive rules is far more damageable that a suggestive ...
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Can the moderators convert a comment into an answer?

I know that moderators can take an answer that should be a comment, and turn it into a comment (attributed to same poster). Can moderators do the reverse (turn comment into an answer posted by same ...
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Can I nominate other candidates for moderator?

Great that we've got moderator elections! Maybe I've missed something but I can't see how to nominate someone else. Is that possible? There are a handful of really dedicated users here (just look at ...
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Comments on Candidate Nominations Should Not Be Deleted

I know this is long, but it's part of an important topic (electing moderators) and I feel it needs serious discussion and I've taken a little extra time to make sure my points are clear and there are ...
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Should we choose our own mods?

I haven't been a part of SE for long enough to know much about how moderators are chosen, but would it help us if we picked a few key heavy users, and made them moderators? Or is it too early for that?...
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How can I find out who all the current moderators on the site are?

So, I tried to ping the mods on chat to make sure they are OK with a post of mine. Just to make sure my brain isn't stuck in 2012, I decided to double check who current mods are. And discovered that ...
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Why was this flag rejected?

For my question "How many people each do Batman and Superman kill in BVS: Dawn of Justice?," this answer was posted. This answer does not answer my question. I asked how many people Batman and ...
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Can you make a decent video or gif of Thaddeus' bump?

Last night during Rick and Morty, Adult Swim aired a bumper card which mentioned our own beloved moderator, Thaddeus. I'm trying to find a decent quality video or gif of the bump. It read, in part: ...
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Did the moderator elections finish?

I saw a couple of unusual diamonds around today, but no META posts about the election results. Did I miss something important between working and trying to answer questions? (if so, I would ...
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Should moderators wait till community made its opinion fully known before closing?

Moderator votes are "binding" - meaning that, while it takes 5 close votes to close a question, a single close vote from moderator will do it no matter how many other people voted before. I would ...
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How long does it take for a flag to be reviewed?

Again, something which will be marked as a dupe sooner or later: About how long does it take for a mod to review a flag? Because I raised a dupe flag and, after three days, I retracted it because I ...
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Kylo Ren tag question

I tried to add a kylo ren tag to the site and was shot down multiple times by a moderator. I was told he's not a main character, we don't do character tags, etc. A user here said nasty things to me, ...
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Why is my question closed?

After moderator and users trying to close it, it got reopened by the sane. In Star Wars: "The Force Awakens," how could this lightsaber have turned up where it did? Why has it been put on ...
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Why it's so hard to please the admins here on this site?

Consider the below question:- Power of Infinity Stones in the Avengers Infinity War movie Any lay person can also understand what I am asking here and that is: Was the power of infinity stones ...
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A request for more visible activity from the moderator team

Before I start this let me point out the following: This isn't a post to draw hate towards the moderator team, it is to try and reach out to them to get them re-involved with the community again. In ...
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Is this comment inappropriate?

Here is what I wrote, it was in regards to an accusatory comment made to me which was so insulting, that I responded thus, I knew you'd come up with some kind of sophomoric response like that, and ...