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Questions about the site's diamond (♦) moderators, along with their powers and actions

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What happened to Doorknob?

Before anyone asks this question I'd like to get it out of the way: If I go to the moderators tab, I don't see Doorknob any more: He used to be a moderator here, but now he's not. What happened?
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CM/Mod meetup - what do you want discussed?

There will be a video call meeting between us (moderators) and several Community Managers soon, and I'd like your feedback on things we should ask about. There is already a list of questions that will ...
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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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Discussion on the upcoming moderator elections (Sep 2020)

We are scheduled for a moderator election on Sep 14, 2020. A Community Interest Check by SE last November gauged interest in holding and running for January elections for the spots of the two (now ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Code Golf is scheduled for an election next week, September 14th ...
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January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

This community last had an election last year, and has recently seen their moderator team reduced by two. As such, by request of the remaining two moderators on the team, and to find replacements ...
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It's time for me to leave

On October 27th, I decided that the following requirements must be met by November 1st for my continued involvement with the Stack Exchange network: The forced relicensing from CC-BY-SA 3.0 to CC-BY-...
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I'm stepping down

It's been an honor to serve as your moderator for the past four years. I would like to continue to do so, but after witnessing how Stack Exchange treats their volunteers, I decided that I'm no longer ...
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So what happens now?

Martin Ender is stepping down as moderator. We had a moderator election only about half a year ago. There were three candidates, of which two were elected. The last candidate was PhiNotPi. Do we ...
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Farewell, for now

With my dwindling activity over the last few months, this probably doesn't come as a surprise... but I've decided to hand in my diamond. My reasons are similar to Alex's, half a year ago, in that ...
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A farewell to moderation

If you're new around here, chances are you might not even know who I am. I'm Alex, and I'm a (soon to be ex-) moderator on this site. At first I was a user just like you, enthusiastic about the site, ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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Should administrative content hosted on external sites ever be binding?

Should PPCG rules or guidelines or other administrative content be considered "official" when it is not hosted on meta or main? (Note that "PPCG" refers to the entirety of the Programming Puzzles &...
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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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A heartfelt welcome to our new moderator...s!

We've got some big news today! What is with the "s" in the title? I'm very happy to announce that the community team has appointed two new moderators pro tempore. You've cast your votes, so let me ...
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We're getting a new moderator: Cast your votes!

As announced last week PPCG is getting another moderator. You've had one week to nominate others or yourself, and now it's time for the actual election. The candidates are: Beta Decay (vote here) ...
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We're getting a new moderator: Call for Nominations

Notice: We have moved on to the election phase. Latecomers are still welcome to nominate themselves to run for moderator, but should expect to be at a disadvantage because voting for the other ...
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The Curious Case Of The Missing Chris Jester-Young, Welcome Martin Büttner!

You arrived to the site today and noticed that something was different; something was gone and something new was in its place, but somewhat out of place, like on the wrong side of the room. You'd had ...
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Replacement moderator proposal

As some of you know, I've joined Stack Exchange today as a core developer. As such, I'll be stepping down as a moderator. It's been a fun four years, and I'll miss this community a lot. In exiting my ...
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Does P&CG need a new moderator?

P&CG is over 3 years old now. I hope one day it gets out of beta, I have a lot of fun here... even though I mostly pose questions rather than answering them myself. Anyway, I checked the recent ...
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Moderation: a call to action

Let me just say this bluntly: we need to do more moderation. Some facts: For a while, I was the only user with any active delete votes. (I posted a message in chat to rectify this, which helped a ...
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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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Moderator nominations

According to this post, three temp moderators will be selected in about 2 weeks. Who would like to nominate themselves?
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