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This is what I wrote (with slight edits) at the MO chatroom: I guess I should mention that I am often in contact with my fellow moderators, especially when a sticky situation arises that I'm not sure how to handle, I'll want to consult them or get consensus. That kind of behind-the-scenes activity is of course invisible to general users. I think ...


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Mariano hadn't used the moderation interface for an extended period, and was proving hard to contact. The StackExchange staff said they wanted to remove his diamond, mostly as a security measure. We didn't object (SE raised this in the moderator chat room, and I suspect not everyone had even seen this), but I think that if there is concern, either from ...


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Nope, everything is fine, no need for new elections.


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I thought the community deserved a little update on the internal moderator discussions on this point. My answer below just speaks for me, but I did run it by the other moderators, and got no objections. It's my attempt to lay out our thinking, so that people have a chance to disagree. Our basic calculation is that moderator elections have the potential to ...


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As pointed out in comments, one can always write moderators@mathoverflow.net. From my own point of view, that would be the preferred option. If it's something quick, a user can raise a second flag. I've seen this done when a user felt that a prior message in a flag hadn't gotten through or was misunderstood. A third option is a private chat room, as ...


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I don’t have a strong opinion in the matter, but I’m curious how many upvotes an answer that said “Nope, everything is fine, no need for new elections” would get.


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I have run a SEDE query to list your questions: Questions (id, title) of a given user . Since SEDE is updated once a week (you can see "Data updated Mar 17 at 8:47" in the Data Explorer, these data still contain the posts which were posted before last week - even if they were deleted during this week. You could download the query results after the update ...


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Moderators should be changed at regular intervals, neither too frequent nor too infrequent, for the same reasons that department chairs, editors, members of parliament, deans, etc. should be changed at regular intervals.


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