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Oli, moderator of Ask Ubuntu, posted this post on January 4, 2014: Mod Meeting 2014-01-04: "On Meetings"

Did moderators have any similar meetings after the one which was held on January 4, 2014?

If no, what happened to the moderator meetings? Are they no longer happening?

If they are no longer happening, what was the reason for stopping such meetings?

I would love to hear the moderators' views.

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    Considering it was the first one, probably it wasn't as useful as imagined. Odd to see "meetings" plural when there only ever was this one meeting. – muru Jun 23 at 16:44
  • @muru I thought that the mod meetings happened but weren't documented in Ask Ubuntu Meta. – Random Person Jun 23 at 16:58
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    A few days after that there was meta.askubuntu.com/a/8026/158442 and then no more mention of meetings. If a meeting had happened, I'd imaginw they would have discussed that and posted a response, but since there has been nothing since, I'm going to go with "nothing happened after that". – muru Jun 23 at 17:07
  • @muru Hopefully, jokerdino might know what happened after the first meeting 🤞 – Random Person Jun 23 at 17:13
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    jokerdino told me there were several meetings after that. Four are bookmarked in the private chat room – Zanna Mod Jun 24 at 3:41
  • @Zanna Did the mod meetings happen in "Ubuntu Moderation" or some other chatroom? – Random Person Jun 24 at 13:48
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    they happened there only – Zanna Mod Jun 24 at 15:55
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Personally, I love the idea of occasional mod meetings, but I'd want them to be less formal than the one mentioned in the post you linked to. Since I have been a mod, there haven't been any such meetings and I don't recall hearing about them. However, there is a private room for Ask Ubuntu mods which is great for asynchronous discussion of whatever comes up as and when, which serves our purposes well enough, I think.

What I think would be even better than mod meetings would be an open meeting (like, maybe a monthly event in AUGR or possibly the Downboat) for discussion of moderation stuff that might benefit from the input of diamond mods (like, rather than, though not excluding, general community moderation, for which the Downboat is already a hub).

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  • I'm curious to know what's the name of the private chat room. If you can't share the name (as it needs to private), it's OK. – Random Person Jun 23 at 17:03
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    The private chat room is unexcitingly called "Ubuntu Moderation" – Zanna Mod Jun 23 at 17:13
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    @RandomPerson there's nothing special about that room. Moderators can create private rooms, something usually done to discuss private moderation issues with specific users or other mods. So it's very common that a site's moderation team will make a chat room where they can discuss moderation issues. The name is arbitrary and chosen by each site's mods. But it's just a room like any other. – terdon Jun 26 at 15:00
  • @terdon OK. I understood. – Random Person Jun 27 at 11:16

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