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I do not recall being introduced to a new moderator: user842563.

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Can the moderation team comment?

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    $\begingroup$ I'm as confused as you are and have contacted SE staff about this $\endgroup$
    – ACuriousMind Mod
    Mar 27, 2023 at 21:55
  • $\begingroup$ If it's not a fake image (and I've no reason to think it is) it raises some questions, such as can you enter a name with a diamond character when selecting one ? $\endgroup$ Mar 27, 2023 at 23:33
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    $\begingroup$ @StephenG-HelpUkraine It's not a fake image, for a brief time this user was displayed as a moderator on both physics.SE and StackOverflow under "moderators", i.e. this is not just an issue with the display name (and I think the diamond unicode symbols are explicitly forbidden in usernames anyway). The problem has since been resolved, but I have no further confirmed information on this and will let staff explain what happened (the status-review tag on this question should eventually summon SE staff). $\endgroup$
    – ACuriousMind Mod
    Mar 27, 2023 at 23:45

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This happens every once in a while, though in this case it wasn't for the reasons it usually happens.

Someone made a small error in using our system to give a staff member a diamond and since the user is not staff, they appeared on the mod page. Upon seeing this post we fixed the issue in a short period of time (thanks so much for the report!) and we've since changed the system to prevent this from happening again in this case.

Apologies for the confusion!

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm struggling to follow just who did what to whom here, but it won't happen again so all is good. $\endgroup$
    – Jon Custer
    May 9, 2023 at 15:54

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