While working the first posts review queue, I was presented with this first answer by a new user. While everything seemed fine at first glance, I noticed the user under review, Pops, is a brand new user and a diamond moderator. Pops also appears to be a diamond mod on several other sites within the Stack Exchange community.

Maybe I missed something, but I didn't think we held elections recently for new moderators here on Worldbuilding. Do diamond mods keep their status across sites, or is there something fishy going on here?


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I'm a Community Manager (i.e. a Stack Exchange employee), so I have diamonds everywhere. I just look new because I've never really interacted with this particular site before. Nothing happened with your elections (or anything else), I just decided to poke my head out and see why everyone was saying this site is so awesome!

To explicitly answer your last question, diamond mods typically hold office on just one site. There are a few non-employees with diamonds on multiple sites, but they were elected or appointed to each site individually and independently.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't know. You look more like a mythical monkey king than my fellow employee. What are you hiding under that mask? $\endgroup$ Dec 17, 2015 at 1:30
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    $\begingroup$ @JonEricson that comment... is not going to age well. $\endgroup$
    – Pops
    Dec 17, 2015 at 1:34
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to my world. $\endgroup$ Dec 17, 2015 at 1:36
  • $\begingroup$ We had a user become a moderator out of the blue a while ago, so I just wanted to make sure. Thanks for popping in! (pun intended) $\endgroup$
    – Frostfyre
    Dec 17, 2015 at 1:38
  • $\begingroup$ Pun intended, huh? Yeah, I think I'm going to like it here. $\endgroup$
    – Pops
    Dec 17, 2015 at 1:41
  • $\begingroup$ Hey, Pops is here! Welcome to Worldbuilding! $\endgroup$ Dec 17, 2015 at 2:52
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    $\begingroup$ Frosted Monkey Pops; they're magically delicious! $\endgroup$
    – Tim Post
    Dec 17, 2015 at 3:52
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    $\begingroup$ @TimPost That's horrifying. And I can't imagine how to build a world where it's not. $\endgroup$
    – Pops
    Dec 17, 2015 at 5:36
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    $\begingroup$ @Pops You're in the right place to ask that question :D $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Dec 17, 2015 at 10:10
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    $\begingroup$ Far too many diamonds in this comment thread. $\endgroup$
    – user
    Dec 17, 2015 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Pops Easy: "monkeys" are humanoid-shaped sweet fruits akin to bananas. Put 'em on sticks, dip in chocolate, sprinkle with a little magic a la Willy Wonka, and that jingle slogan becomes a comment about flavor. $\endgroup$
    – CAgrippa
    Dec 20, 2015 at 8:22
  • $\begingroup$ I think @JonEricson 's comment adds to the intrigue. I'm interested to learn your connection to Sun Wukong $\endgroup$
    – Erik
    Sep 8, 2017 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Erik I think I was wearing a Sun Wukong mask at the time Jon's comment was written; see the end of this answer. $\endgroup$
    – Pops
    Sep 11, 2017 at 22:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Pops brilliant that makes perfect sense $\endgroup$
    – Erik
    Sep 11, 2017 at 22:53

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