In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](http://meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/2534/2013-moderator-election-qa-question-collection) have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as the space for the candidates to provide their answers. Not every question was compiled - as noted, we only selected the top 8 questions as submitted by the community, plus 2 pre-set questions from us. As a candidate, your job is simple - post an answer to this question, citing each of the questions and then post your answer to each question given in that same answer. For your convenience, I will include all of the questions in quote format with a break in between each, suitable for you to insert your answers. Just [copy the whole thing after the first set of three dashes](http://meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/revisions/f388054f-17c1-4663-858f-d6f4a1220830/view-source). Once all the answers have been compiled, this will serve as a transcript for voters to view the thoughts of their candidates, and will be appropriately linked in the Election page. Good luck to all of the candidates! --- > **1)** How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? > **2)** In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep? > **3)** A long-time, high reputation user with a history of excellent post-flagging flags a post and you're not sure if you agree with it. What do you do? > **4)** What would you do with a user who is a known troll on other sites within Stack Exchange, but who hasn't (yet) done anything overtly disruptive on Web Apps? > **5)** Will you be making use of the "Google-Fu" chat room in order to communicate with the users? And how would you make use of that? > **6)** Where do you feel the "line" is regarding self-hosted Web applications vis-à-vis being on-topic here? > **7)** Will you be closing questions on the spot or will you wait for community moderation? > **8)** A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that? > **9)** In your opinion, what do moderators do? > **10)** How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been?