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Without going into too much detail - it's not my place to say who may or may not be stepping down - we (the mods) were contacted by the community team for the simple reason that it had been 6 years since the last election. After a bit of discussion it was decided that, on balance, we did need an election. Priorities change for people, real life intervenes ...


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Congratulations, jonsca. It's great to have you onboard the Mod team.


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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? Clearly this user is an asset to the community, but some of their actions are not desirable. I would say that a moderator's intervention in this situation should be done early in the process (before ...


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Rubén's answers 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? The first thing that I will do is to let this user know that this situation is happening and ask them about what they think about it and about the current Code of Conduct. If there is no ...


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We don't create these links until the election actually begins, which it did today. Part of the election process is updating them to the correct links, which has been done.


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I might be running, if no-one else steps up. Most of my activity lately has been reviewing and editing rather than answering, and in general I'm more of a flag-handler and being-a-general-Stack-Exchange-knowledge-base rather than a subject matter expert or community builder, but if the community doesn't mind that, I'm happy to be your janitor annex ...


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I'm willing to run for a moderator position


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Hydra's answers 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? I value healthy discourse over having great answers. Hence, I would stick to the Code of Conduct and try to communicate with the user on improving their tone of engagement with the community ...


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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? If a user is providing a steady stream of valuable answers I would find it unlikely that they would also be a big troublemaker, however maybe I just have not seen it yet. However if there comes a day when ...


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If there are fewer than 5 active/willing close voters at any given time on the site, how would you intervene and/or manage the close votes queue?


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5 months later... As someone who can pick an argument with anyone I am mightily surprised never to have had any cause to quibble over any of jonsca’s judgement calls (how tricky some of those are!) He’s even been right when I’ve been wrong! Also, in my limited time here, he seems to have done pretty much all of the moderation on his own, except for Sathya. ...


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Web Applications seems to have more than its fair share of "drive by" users; users who ask one question and just disappear. What are your ideas for getting some of those users to stick around and become productive community members? How will you use the moderator tools to do that?


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Congrats and welcome aboard, Ruben!


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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The scope of Web Application was evolved over the years. What do you think about the current scope? Should we keep it as is over the next couple of years or should we discuss it before 2019 ends?


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Discussions about the site on Meta Web Apps always only seem to be among the same two or three users. How will you encourage other regular users to engage on Meta and help drive the direction of the site?


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What is your basis for determining whether a comment is "unfriendly or unkind" versus one that's "harassment, bigotry, or abuse"?


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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?


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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?


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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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? No doubt the user is helpful to the community but arguing and more importantly getting flagged is not a good impression. The first step from me would be to see what the argument is really about, and ...


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Which criteria do you examine before migrating a question?


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What is an improvement project you want to take on that is only possible with Moderator tools?


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Many questions with score 0 get automatically removed because they had no answer and less than 550 views/year (over 90% of questions here don't get more than 550 views/year). Do you have any plan to make such question removals less frequent, so that user content is more respected?


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Really? No one else wants to step forward? I can think of a couple of good candidates. If I were to step forward as a candidate and then decline to serve if elected, would people cry foul?


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If there are fewer than 5 active/willing close voters at any given time on the site, how would you intervene and/or manage the close votes queue? If it's clear to me that the post is a fair question (no spam / blatantly off-topic) and the question is new new (less than a month) and if there is something that I'm able to suggest I will leave a comment. If ...


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In your opinion, what is the biggest problem/challenge Web Applications is currently facing? How would you propose to solve it?


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Should the reputation score of the user be a factor in any moderator decisions that you make?


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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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?


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