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No you don't have to vote three times. If there are any candidates you don't want to vote for just use your 1st and 2nd choice votes as appropriate.


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You could try changing your 2nd choice vote to be your 3rd choice. Because you can only have one 3rd choice this will remove the vote from the original person. You'll then have cast two votes - your 1st and 3rd. Then change the vote on your real 2nd choice from 3 to 2. So you start with: Person A - 1st choice Person B - 2nd choice Person C - 3rd choice ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do you feel the "line" is regarding self-hosted Web applications vis-à-vis being on-topic here?


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Grace Note asked: New users often are not accustomed to the Stack Exchange system, and sometimes struggle to present themselves properly, either in the way they use the site or their attitude. How willing are you to work with "problematic" users, and at what point do you decide that someone isn't worth the effort? Evan Carroll answered: Simply instruct ...


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phwd http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/d51a60c7bade46cd12ac19008ba3d8e7?s=16&d=identicon&r=PG phwd asked: How familiar are you with mod tools and what moderators do? Could you explain in your own words what a mod should be doing on a typical day? Evan Carroll http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/605442f85418d858e2ce1e1aea2092bb?s=16&d=identicon&r=PG ...


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Grace Note asked: How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been? Evan Carroll answered: I'd reopen the question and ban that moderator. Fogest answered: I would contact said moderator, and get their opinion on the matter and work to obtain a resolution that both, the other moderator ...


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random asked Evan Carroll: Do you have any idea of what is and isn't on topic for the site or should all questions by virtue never be closed? Evan Carroll answered: "Closed" and off-topic can be determined democratically by the users. A single guy with a bazooka is not the right tool. Even if that guy does have a charming beard like I do.


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