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Questions about diamond (♦) moderators, their powers, and actions they have taken.

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Reinstatement as a moderator

I recently asked SE to reinstate me as a moderator here on Skeptics and the request was approved. I was one of the original pro-tem moderators when the site was created and became an elected moderator ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

We had two moderators step down in 2019 (only one was publicly announced), which leaves us as a community running with just 2 moderators. For the most part, we run pretty much fine with two ...
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My question is marked as duplicate although it was not

I have a question about my Skeptics Stack Exchange post: Can you prove a plane hit Pentagon on September 11, 2001? Although my question was not same, it was marked as duplicate. In my question, I ...
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Why is my answer deleted using mod powers because the mod that asked it didn't like it?

There was a question about StackOverflow productivity: Has Stack Overflow saved billions of dollars in programmer productivity? I answered it to the best of my ability. Rather than asking a question, ...
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Why does the "moderators" link deny that user=Sklivvz is a moderator?

When I click on the "moderators" link: https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators exactly four moderators are listed: Jamiec, Larian LeQuella, Mad Scientist, and Oddthinking But ...
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Enabling mods to really act as users: make "different hats" more visible?

Everyone here should interact with everyone else with respect. That includes interactions between regular users and interactions between regular users and moderators. There seems to be a problem ...
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The question is incorrectly flagged as duplicate despite valid clarifications in my comments

I have a question about my Skeptics Stack Exchange post: How does fasting affect your immune system when you are having infection? The question is incorrectly flagged as duplicate despite valid ...
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Criticism of handling

I think that it the last message here because I am now criticizing a 42k member, but at least my heart is now lighter. The reason: Water swirl according to hemisphere: video You see how someone ...
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Relevant comments keep disappearing

With regard to this question, what I consider relevant comments by another user keep disappearing by unilateral moderator action - one of mine too (probably by the time anyone checks this, more than ...
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Is it the law here that "all answers must be referenced"?

Several 'top' users of this site are fond of commenting: "Please provide some references to support your claims." Alongside is usually provided a link to this Skeptics.meta question. Said meta ...
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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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2012 Community Moderator Election

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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Moderator nominations [closed]

And now for the last question from The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, who should our Pro Tempore moderators be? The issue of holding fair elections is largely technical. The long-term ...
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Another Moderator Pro Tempore fresh from the fryer

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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Is it acceptable for a moderator to edit my question and remove my clarification statement?

A moderator seems to have taken my question a bit too personally https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/6487/did-steve-jobs-really-innovate-anything He may have strong opinion about what ...
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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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My question seems reasonable but the moderators/those with high reps disagree. What are their roles?

My post seemed clear and appropriate to me, does group bias exist, and what are the agreed quantitative limits associated with calling a group biased. Borror didn't think it met the skeptic criteria, ...