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

First of all, allow me to be clear - Richard is an active and well-respected member of the community. His contributions and participation as a user are not in question. However, over the course of the ...
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Isn't it about time we had a chat about our moderation team?

Moderators are elected to moderate the community, not to actively post. It's not uncommon for a moderator's Q&A activity to go down and taper off entirely. As long as the moderators are monitoring ...
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Did we just lose a mod?

Yes Community Managers reach out to moderators when they have been inactive for more than six months. Moderators have the option to either resume moderating or let us know that they would like to step ...
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What is the status of our moderator team?

Update as of October 31: I am resuming activity as a moderator A month ago I announced on main meta that I was suspending my activity as a moderator in response to Stack Exchange summarily removing a ...
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What's it like being a Science Fiction & Fantasy moderator?

What do you love about the moderator job on Science Fiction & Fantasy? I've always enjoyed the work of maintaining the site by reviewing posts, editing, voting to close/reopen, etc. because I ...
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Thanks to Kevin and Thaddeus for their years of service as moderators

Thank you both It's not easy moderating this site, but I'm glad that you've both done so to the best of your abilities. It's a shame to see that your interest in this community seems to have dwindled, ...
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Isn't it about time we had a chat about our moderation team?

Yes; Moderators who know that they aren't active should effectively step or be asked to step down The way I see it is simple, if you're not actively doing what you were placed there and voted in by ...
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Are moderator flags private?

I am informed such a breach of protocol is non-standard. I apologize for any inconvenience or disturbance this may have caused. It will not happen again.
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When is the next Moderator Election?

When the current moderator team feels it's necessary, and time permits. Given the holidays, it'd probably be best to not hold one any sooner than January; whether one is necessary then is a decision ...
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A request for more visible activity from the moderator team

OK, since you want to toss this can around again, let's have a look at your claims: In this previous meta discussion about the moderator team two conclusions appear to have been made: "...
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Inactive Moderators (Again)

First and foremost, thank you for sharing your thoughts on what is like to be a moderator even if it was not here. I remember in my early days on the site what a pleasure I had reading your answers (...
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Did we just lose *another* moderator?

Yes. In the last couple of weeks, Stack Exchange staff reached out to two of our site's moderators who hadn't done anything on the site for a while. I don't know exactly what happened in those ...
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Isn't it about time we had a chat about our moderation team?

Some moderators should be involved in this discussion. Right now, there are a lot of unknowns: Whether Rand al'Thor and Null are overworked. Whether the other moderators are actually inactive, or ...
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Do suspended moderators regain their moderator privileges?

As this is not the current situation, I will answer this hypothetical situation - Moderator powers are unrelated to being suspended. If said hypothetical moderator were to have taken actions worthy ...
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A request for more visible activity from the moderator team

I think it's worth pointing out here that the most active moderator on this site by far... Isn't a person. It's a group! Over the past year, only about 20% of moderation actions here have been ...
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Why it's so hard to please the admins here on this site?

The question wasn't put on hold by any admins (they're called moderators on Stack Exchange) — it was voted so by regular users. How The Stack Exchange Theory of Moderation is that the users moderate....
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What is the status of our moderator team?

I'm back. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up my thoughts on staying vs quitting, for all conflicted users including myself. Now, having thought through all the issues involved and discussed with my ...
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Kylo Ren tag question

I know everyone likes to hate people who complain of unfair treatment, but in this case there really was unfair treatment. The user created a plausibly valid tag (on another user's question). By ...
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Do Moderators get paid?

Moderators do not get paid, they are elected volunteer members of the community trusted with extra powers to help curate the site. I can’t speak for others clearly, and I am not a moderator myself, ...
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Is this comment inappropriate?

Yes, that was inappropriate From the Chat FAQ: Do I have to be nice? Yes. We expect community members to treat each other with respect … even when they don't deserve it. And from Rule Number ...
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Is there a moderators to users ratio?

I don’t think so. In a Meta.se question about moderator elections, it’s explained how a site comes to have more moderators: The community team periodically looks at the work load on graduated ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

Note that I've decided after being a moderator on this site for about 3 years, that I'm stepping down. It's been an exciting time, but I've got enough other commitments that it's time to let someone ...
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What's it like being a Science Fiction & Fantasy moderator?

Null - What a great answer on what it's like to moderate at SFF! I somehow missed it when you originally wrote it - so even though it's been a while, I have a couple comments. Mos Eisley. Sigh. ...
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Do Moderators get paid?

No.
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Do Moderators get paid?

From the Moderator Agreement I acknowledge and agree that I am an independent volunteer moderator for one or more sites operated by Stack Exchange, Inc. and I am not an employee, agent or ...
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A request for more visible activity from the moderator team

I must say that I disagree with most of your "activity" points, for a couple of reasons. I'm on record for many years as arguing against excessive moderator activity. Binding votes are bad. Many ...
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Why was this flag rejected?

Deletion of non-answers doesn't have to be done by moderators. You have >10k rep, so you have access to the Low Quality Posts review queue, where users with sufficient reputation can vote to delete ...
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Why is my question closed?

Right now it isn't closed. (Incidentally moderators weren't involved either in closing or reopening it; that was just ordinary users like you and me.) What's been done to it now is a 'lock', which ...
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Why was a moderator on our Stack asked to step down?

I am concerned that "the title controversy" was mentioned here, albeit just in a comment. This was NOT in ANY WAY the desired outcome, of my post questioning the moon landing title change, Should ...
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