3 FAQ tagged with moderators

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

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

[Mod comments used to look like this.]

As of 2021, Mod comments on MetaTalk, FanFare and MetaFilter will have a box around them. On other parts of the site, they will still be in small type in brackets. As of 2018, moderator comments made in "mod voice" will also have a "Staff" badge in the byline of the comment.

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.

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

What is the Contact Us form?

The Contact Us form is used to contact the MetaFilter staff directly. It is always available, located at the bottom of every page, though there is not always a member of the Moderation Team on shift.

The form can be used for site questions or problems and a response will be sent to the email address the user provides. Every staff member will be able to see the message and whoever is on duty will respond. If you are commenting about a specific thread or comment, please include a link.
(tags: ) June 18, 2024 - permalink - back to questions

What is the policy on member to member communications via MeFi Mail?

Members may use the site’s messaging system, known as MeFi Mail, detailed in this FAQ. MeFi Mail is an optional feature of the site. Users may ask other people to stop contacting them and may use MeFi Mail’s blocking feature. Unwanted communications in MeFi Mail–persisting in communications after a user has asked you to stop–constitutes harassment.

Please note that sharing any private user-to-user communications without permission is potentially a bannable offense.
(tags: ) June 18, 2024 - permalink - back to questions