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It only lists 1 position - are they just adding a mod, or are we getting reduced down to one mod?

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    Elections are always for new moderators, not replacements. (Unless an existing moderator retires or is retired...)
    – Aaronut
    Commented Feb 6, 2012 at 20:44
  • Okie dokey, good to know.
    – rfusca
    Commented Feb 6, 2012 at 20:46
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    Yes, we are just adding one mod. :)
    – Aarthi
    Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 15:36
  • How many mods do we already have?
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 7:06
  • @FuzzyChef, there are three. Hobodave, Aaronut, and me. Anyone else with a diamond is a Stack Exchange employee.
    – yossarian
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 14:19

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