Questions tagged [moderators]

For questions about the moderators of the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange. The term primarily refers to the elected moderators of the site (also referred to as "diamond" mods, based on the diamond icon that appears next to their usernames to distinguish them as such); it is sometimes also used to refer to regular users who have earned enough reputation to gain relevant moderation privileges. (See also: the [moderation] tag.)

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A thank-you to you all

I am retiring as a moderator this week. I made this decision with my heart a few months ago, made it with my head and let my fellow moderators know a few weeks ago, and now that the paperwork is ...
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Officially stepping down as moderator

I know it's been a while so it's not going to be any surprise to hear that I'm handing in my diamond. As for reasons, it's multifaceted. Certainly I got burnt out on a lot of issues (handling the ...
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to every thing there is a season

Thank you all for this opportunity. TL;DR: so long, and thanks for all the flags. I will soon be stepping down as a moderator on RPGSE. (Effective shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 election.) ...
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In which a doppelgreener becomes somewhat less shiny

I’m stepping down from moderation soon and putting away my shiny diamond. Just like nitsua60 I’ll be sticking around for a bit longer post-election, so this is not immediate. (Don’t worry, this isn’t ...
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Thank you, mxyzplk: appreciation thread for long time mod

Jon Ericson let slip that mxy will be handing in the diamond badge now that the election is over. FWIW, this is the RPG.SE first post by mxyzplk: And the first meta post I could find: (But ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #6 on Role-playing Games has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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I actually wanted five moderators

We had a moderator election in June 2019. Before the election, it was announced that the total moderator count would be five. We have usually had four moderators, and with one resignation prior to the ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Role-playing Games's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them ...
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The site's availability to newcomers seems startlingly low

I'm new to this site and to RPG Stackexchange where I have been spending my time so far. I only have a moderate experience with DND and most of my friends have none. I've been looking for a reliable ...
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Let's do that thing where we use our words

Edit: A follow up question has been made by KorvinStormast here. This has the potential to be a flame war, so I encourage everyone who involves themselves in this to self-moderate. On the other hand, ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Well, Role-Playing Games' very first moderator election has come to an end. Our winners are: Please give them a warm welcome, and hearty thanks and congratulations for volunteering! Also, a ...
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Does a week for Election nominations seem too short to anyone else?

RPG Meta is not a very active place. For our last big discussion (should accepted answers no longer be pinned to the top?), one pro- answer was posted almost immediately, and various con- answers ...
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Moderator edits of user posts

Granted, I'm new to the RPG section, but I'm a long-time member of Stack Exchange. Don't want to cause a fuss, just want to understand the ground rules. I'm a little surprised that my opening post ...
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The Mystery Behind mxyzplk's Misshapen and Non-Thematic Avatar

mxyzplk is - and has been for a long while - a very active user and moderator. Ever since I've started reading RPG.SE, every time I visited the site, I've seen his signature on post after post, either ...
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Stack-wide Request for Comments on elections [closed]

Over on meta.SE (the meta that discusses Stack-wide practices and policies) there's a request that people think about and discuss how the election process works: Help me opine about a new election ...
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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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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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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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Provisional Moderator Nominations

Related: Moderator Pro Tem Announcement It is time for this community to contribute some names of members you would like to act as provisional Moderators. A handful of members will be appointed to ...
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Should we think about elections?

We are down to three rpg.se specific moderators. Is this a non-issue since V2Blast is still around as an Associate Community Manager for the Curator Support Team and available for moderation, or ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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So I just broke 2000 reputation... now what?

The FAQ mentions access to moderation tools and deletion ability. What are these moderation tools and how can I learn more about them? Or are they only for people who are actually moderators?
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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When and how do we elect moderators?

I know we have moderators pro tempore. I saw in that thread Robert Cartaino on Sept. 7, 2010 announced that we'd have our elections "in several weeks." Is that based on the Beta ending? Will the ...
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How to handle accusations of dishonesty with respect to answers that cause disagreement in interpretations?

So my question with respect to spell requirements got locked and one of our moderators decided to throw this gem of a line in there: " not asking honestly about the practical situation it’s about. " ...
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Why is someone one with no specific knowledge judging the worthiness of my question?

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: What other benefits can the Mind Sphere 1st Dot have? Why is someone who knows nothing about the game I am asking a question about ...
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Should this site condone terms derogating an individual's characteristics?

I have objected to the use of the term "cretin" at rpg.stackechange.com and my objections have been arbitrarily dismissed. Two site moderators (mxyzplk and AceCalhoun) have endorsed the use of the ...
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SevenSidedDie - problem with your moderation! [closed]

Okay, I have found your Meta site and as directed am writing directly to you concerning the question you put on hold. I am VERY displeased with your interference with my question and seem to think ...
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Who moderates the moderators?

Why do moderators ban people from posting the truth? Are false notions more valuable than integrity? Every time I try to correct a false answer with a direct quote from the book, I am deleted by the ...
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