Link. I was under the impression that after we held the moderator elections, all previous moderators would lose their moderator status.

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    $\begingroup$ Well... he's an SO associate. $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 13:42
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    $\begingroup$ Ah. So SO associates automatically have moderator status? $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ Dunno. But he's not the only one, e.g. Geoff Dalgas, balpha, Emmett... $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. Have they always been moderators? $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 15:21
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    $\begingroup$ I'll add to my Christmas wish list that this be a bug somewhere... $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 15:22
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    $\begingroup$ If you take a peek at their associated accounts, they "moderate" the other SE sites as well... $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 16:00
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    $\begingroup$ @Mariano: Yes I've always been a moderator here. I'm guessing it wouldn't matter if I was de-moderatored, because if I had to do something, I'd just go to the database. $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 18:24

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A Christmas shout-out from the math crew. My dreams have never come truer :)

Scared I'm going to meddle in your fiefdom? Don't worry, my moderation philosophy on the sites that aren't SO is pretty much live and let live. All of the StackExchange sites have their own communities and I tend to respect that.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the clarification, Jason. I just wasn't quite sure what was happening here. $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 19:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Qiaochu: No problem, and thanks for all your contributions to our little family here. $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 19:24

SO employees ("associates") have diamond status on all SE sites.

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    $\begingroup$ Just to clarify: we have a diamond if we've had need of it. I don't currently have a diamond here for example, but I do in many places. $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2010 at 20:30

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