Frequently Asked Questions

This is a single FAQ from the MetaFilter FAQ.

How can I tell if a comment was made by a moderator?

On MetaFilter and AskMetafilter, moderators use small type and square brackets to indicate they are making an "official" comment:

[Mod comments look like this.]

Moderators are also regular users of the site, and they also participate in threads in a non-official capacity. If you're not sure how a specific mod comment is meant, ask using the contact form. If you're not sure if someone is a moderator, see the list of moderators here.

On MetaTalk, moderators are identified by a little "staff" badge next to their username. The staff badge is always "on" in MetaTalk.

Moderators also have a "staff" badge on their profile pages, under their profile picture.
(tags: ) December 15, 2012 - back to questions