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I'll put it right out there: I don't think this is a useful tag. I think its meaning is unclear and I can't imagine ever wanting or needing to use it to filter questions.

That being said, what does everyone else think? There are only four of these questions at present:

In the first three cases I feel like I at least have a sense of why the tag is being used -- there's something about the relationship between moderators and users that seems integral to the question. But even then, the tag is frustratingly vague; does it encompass relationships between moderators? It seems like, taken purely at face value, this tag would apply to a huge portion of the questions on the site.

Is the concept that this tag wants to nail down something more to do with a moderator's reputation among the user base, perhaps?

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I think we should kill this tag. For teams we already have , and most of the questions on this site are going to be about issues involving moderators and users. A tag that applies to that many questions isn't meaningful.

(I was about to remove this tag from some questions when I thought to check meta for this discussion.)

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In the first three cases I feel like I at least have a sense of why the tag is being used -- there's something about the relationship between moderators and users that seems integral to the question. But even then, the tag is frustratingly vague; does it encompass relationships between moderators?

It seems to do all of the above. It might be best to split it into and . That's what I vote we do with this, if anything.

Is the concept that this tag wants to nail down something more to do with a moderator's reputation among the user base, perhaps?

It seems that way. It is hard to really define a tag with only four questions.

I think that splitting them into and would solve this.

EDIT: We could also do . I still don't think it is easy to understand when first read, but it makes sense I guess...

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  • Maximum tag length: 25 characters.
    – user98085
    Aug 8 '14 at 18:07
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    @FEichinger good catch. I changed "moderator" to "mod." Aug 8 '14 at 18:45
  • @AnnonomusPenguin I'm going to put my opinion out there and say I don't like "mod". That adds another thing we would need to be aware of when tagging. Do we use mod for one tag and not another or shorten everything to mod?
    – Andy Mod
    Aug 8 '14 at 23:35
  • @Andy I don't like it either, but I feel that there is no alternative. If you can think of one, free to add another answer since I can't think of anything. :) The only thing I can think of is public-relations, which is better but still not great. Still, nothing for the inter-mod relationships... Aug 8 '14 at 23:42
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    As this is a site mostly for moderators, why not just user-relationships? For inter-mod-relationships how about peer-relationships?
    – Styphon
    Aug 11 '14 at 12:41
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    There is already a moderator-teams tag; that seems fine for the mod-mod side of this. Aug 11 '14 at 18:35
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    @Styphon thats not actually the scope of the site.
    – Braiam
    Aug 15 '14 at 12:06

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