1 FAQ tagged with moderators

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.]

As of 2018, moderator comments made in "mod voice" will also have a "Staff" badge in the byline of the comment. (Previously, from 2011-2017, the Staff badge in the byline only appeared on the Metatalk part of the site. In Metatalk the badge always appears, regardless of whether the comment is made in "mod voice".)

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.
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