The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town Hall, containing all the candidate's answers to that question.

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Grace Note Grace Note asked: Final thoughts from candidates?

Evan Carroll Evan Carroll answered: If you don't vote for Evan Carroll, you're going to get another elitist crony who will treat you like a subject to his rule. Vote freedom, vote Evan Carroll!

Evan Carroll Evan Carroll continued: BTW, anyone can friend add me on FB too, facebook.com/theevancarroll or message on twitter too @TheEvanCarroll

KitFox KitFox answered: I would gladly serve as moderator. I will continue to support the community and be friendly, kind, accessible, and just.

simchona simchona answered: I am not perfect, but I think that I would be a good candidate for mod because I am willing to listen to others. Even when one user called me a "terrorist", "this person totally insane mind" and said that I wasn't "tollerant [sic]", I took a step back and tried not to react right away. I am open to change--I am willing to look at my own actions in order to improve. In addition, whatever the results, I will remain active on ELU. My first priority is to helping the site, mod or not.

J.R. J.R. answered: I'm appreciative of, and humbled by, those who have supported me this far. I'm glad I wasn't laughed off the primary stage. And, for what it's worth, I'm not an "elitist crony," and I have no desire to "rule."

  • KitFox KitFox remarked: You've made good contributions in your short tenure. You've got a place on the candidates list, and it's ahead of at least a few others.

    J.R. J.R. responded: I almost didn't run. Thanks for your kind words. I enjoy EL&U, and plan to stay active no matter what happens. Cerberus won't talk me into leaving, even if he offers me € 5

Matt Эллен Matt Эллен answered: Thanks for all the questions. I hope we get the moderators we need.

kiamlaluno kiamlaluno answered: Thank you for reading me. As usual, good luck to the candidates, and best wishes everybody.


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