2021 Moderator Election

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On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Every election has three phases:

  1. Nomination
  2. Primary
  3. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

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Questionnaire
The community team has compiled questions from meta for the candidates to answer.
  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?

[Answer 1 here]

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

[Answer 2 here]

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

[Answer 3 here]

  1. 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?

[Answer 4 here]

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

[Answer 5 here]

Yuri Salimovskiy

Now an ExpressionEngine core developer and PacketTide team member, I'm also author or many add-ons. Here to help the community prosper!

Questionnaire
  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?

I'd make sure the person knows about arguments/flags and offer help in reducing number of those. The positive input is more valuable for the community

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

I would approach the moderator directly first, and if reopening is necessary, then would do that with a comment.

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

Moderators help to keep the place clean.

  1. 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?

Everything you do or say on the internet stays there forever. Starred, or unstarred, makes no difference here.

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

Being moderator is responsibility. Being responsible for something make you try harder in that matter.

JCOGS Design

An experienced EE and PHP Developer who has been routinely contributing to the community for several years. Moderation is important for the utility and longevity of the community - ensuring a good quality of interaction between participants both in terms of the quality of questions and answers posted, and ensuring that Stack Overflow code of conduct is maintained.

Questionnaire
  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?

I would contact the user directly and encourage them to continue to contribute, but offer advice / guidance on how to post concise and clear answers that are generally useful.

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

I would discuss the issue with the mod and aim to understand their thinking, and see if common ground could be reached on best way forward. If that failed, would reach out to wider moderator community for broader consideration.

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

Aim to ensure that the questions and answers provided by the community are as clear and concise as they can be to maximise usefulness, and to monitor discussions / interactions to ensure they remain focused on topics relevant to the community and abide by code of conduct rules.

  1. 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?

It perhaps is useful for others to see that moderators are also contributors; not sure it should or would change my approach to contributing to the community.

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

Not sure it will directly affect my ability to contribute Q&A to the community, my interest in contributing is more to do with ensuring the community remains current and useful than achieving badges or status markers.

Harsh Barach

Working as a Senior PHP Developer and would love to contribute for Community. To maintain a quality and Code of conduct for Stack Overflow would be a first thing any moderator should do.

Questionnaire
  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?

[I would inform him regarding the Stack Overflow that this is the platform where you can ask Questions and give Answers but having long conversation is not a Good practice.]

  1. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?

[I will try to contact him and then I will take some action on that Question.]

  1. In your opinion, what do moderators do?

[In a simple word, moderators should maintain the quality of S.O.]

  1. 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?

[Its a one kind of pleasure for me and I would like to contribute towards community in future days also.]

  1. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?

[Becoming a moderator I will have to stuck more with community as for that reason I can increase my rep to 10k or 20k.]

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