Proposal: Moderators

Most site names here are worded as a general topic, not the people who practice it. For example, there's a site called "Aviation," not "Pilots." (I've found that the only exception to that rule is the "Android Enthusiasts" site.)

Plus, people will get the misconception that this is related to Stack Exchange moderation or that this is some kind of Stack Overflow-/Stack Exchange-moderators-only site where only 10kers or people who fall into that category get to talk.

Why can't it be named Moderation instead? The consensus in the related question is that the word itself will be kept, but it doesn't look like anyone's ever thought about changing how it should be said.

  • possible duplicate of Why was the name Moderators chosen instead of Community Managers? Commented Jan 28, 2014 at 14:26
  • @Hyper Anthony: I was trying to make this question distinct from that other question by asking not why it should be named "Community Managers" or any other name, but specifically why the title should be directed towards those who practice it.
    – oldmud0
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 3:44

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Moderation may be misleading since the actual definition of moderation is "The avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's behavior or political opinions". Of course moderators themselves express moderation, but moderation also applies to many other aspects life not covered in this SE. Moderators is much more clear about what the site is about.

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    Well um, I wouldn't really agree on the single word "Moderators" (or even "Moderation") in being very clear on the site's real purpose. My first thought, if I saw the site, would be if this was some kind of successor to Meta.
    – oldmud0
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 3:46
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    @oldmud0 if you don't like the alternative you proposed then why did you suggest it? Choosing between the two Moderators wins hands down. Besides any community site has moderators. The term moderators doesn't just apply to SE.
    – Dom
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 1:32
  • Maybe "Forum Moderation"?
    – thegoose
    Commented Mar 30, 2014 at 18:43
  • I think 'Staffers' would be a much better name...
    – user83826
    Commented Apr 6, 2014 at 23:02

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