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Use this tag for questions relating to moderators, their selection, their training, and their interaction with users.

A moderator (often shortened as "mods") is a special user who moderates a community using special tools and powers designed to allow them to reduce spam and improve the quality of the site. Mods usually handle user conflicts.

The moderator tools usually include items like:

  • Bans
  • Editing and deletion powers on any post or comment on the site
  • Special statistics and data about the user, like IP addresses to identify possible sock puppets (fraudulent accounts)