39 votes

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 ...
Kevin's user avatar
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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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22 votes

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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21 votes

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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19 votes

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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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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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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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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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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13 votes

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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13 votes

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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13 votes

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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Accepted

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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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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11 votes

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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8 votes

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 ...
Skooba's user avatar
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8 votes
Accepted

Do Moderators get paid?

No.
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7 votes

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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6 votes
Accepted

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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6 votes

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 ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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5 votes

A request for more visible activity from the moderator team

One of my personal concerns is that several of our moderators don't seem to be following one of the main precepts of the "Theory of Moderation" (the rules that are supposed to guide how Stack Exchange ...
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Inactive Moderators (Again)

Slytherincess' and Skooba's, especially the questions he puts forth, posts are excellent and make some good points. I just want to add onto those by giving some information from A Theory of Moderation ...
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5 votes

Inactive Moderators (Again)

I've decided to resume active moderation, effective immediately, under a revised attitude respecting the community's relationship with Stack Exchange, Inc. We're a community acting mostly ...
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4 votes
Accepted

How long does it take for a flag to be reviewed?

For close flags, if nobody handles them in time, will be marked as aged away, as the Meta SE FAQ says: [Close flags] follow the normal rules for close vote aging: The oldest recommend ...
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4 votes

Why it's so hard to please the admins here on this site?

This part of the question does not seem to have been answered already, and I think it's worth addressing: Is this level of moderation and regulation, [sic] even desirable? Stack Exchange sites are ...
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Why it's so hard to please the admins here on this site?

I cast the final close vote when the score was tied 2-2 and so had the casting vote on what the close reason would be. To be clear this is the revision of the post at the time it was closed. Power of ...
TheLethalCarrot's user avatar
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4 votes

Kylo Ren tag question

Since the Kylo Ren tag created by another user is now being used I regret that you were denied a Taxonomist badge. However, I am not responsible for the deletion of the tag you created "at least ...
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