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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Thanks a lot to Shog9 and Robusto-san, and many of my Senpais and friends who voted for me on this election. To be honest, I didn’t fancy I can win. However, my motivation for candidacy this time was ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Welcome to our new moderators! Farewell to simchona and thank you for your service! And finally, a big thank you to all the candidates. It is a scary thing to put yourself out there like that and ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

A number of site participants feel that one major problem at EL&U is that bad questions remain open too long and take too much effort to close; some of these participants have argued in favor of ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

A perennial issue at EL&U is whether the site is unfriendly toward low-rep users and especially newcomers. Do you view clubbishness or hostility/rudeness toward recent arrivals at EL&U as a ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

I'd be interested to hear how candidates feel about the existence of English Language Learners, and whether/how they intend to preserve/promote the distinct identities of the two sites.
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

tchrist A number of site participants feel that one major problem at EL&U is that bad questions remain open too long and take too much effort to close; some of these participants have ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As a moderator, I often have to judge the difference between a short answer and a low quality answer. What do you believe are the criteria for a short answer to be acceptable?
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

A new user to the Stack Exchange (member of ELU for 2 days, rep of 1, not a member of any other SE site) posts a rather basic question on ELU. Based on how the question is worded, it seems evident ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

There is a fairly substantial division in the ELU community over what we should do with medium-to-low quality questions. One group says that any question which can be understood can and should be ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Sumelic here. A number of site participants feel that one major problem at EL&U is that bad questions remain open too long and take too much effort to close; some of these participants have ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

There are a few users who have a very rigid view of what type of questions are allowed on EL&U, and will often notify the OP that their question is not worthy of attention. Consequently if someone ...
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One of our moderators has not logged in since Oct. 23, 2015

We have this question come up from time to time. Moderators are sometimes inactive for extended periods of time. We have a mechanism of recording a 'leave of absence', which is helpful for marking ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

One of the things that seems to divide this community are (usually partial) answers posted as comments. Some are annoyed by it, others post them on a regular basis. As a moderator you will be ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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 ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

A lot of single-word-requests questions get asked. Many users find that these undermine the quality of the site. What is your stance on single word requests?
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Opening up the clubhouse: defacing the "no girls" sign

I don't see the point of this. This primary is only going to eliminate one candidate, so your proposal could only frustrate the ambitions of a single person. Your post uses wording that suggests that ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

Some regular contributors feel that if something is not in OED (or a comparable source), it is not a part of English language, and is therefore outside the scope of this site. Some of them very ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations and welcome to our new moderators ♦! Looking forward to your extended contribution to EL&U. Best of luck, Laurel and NVZ! Thank you, Matt, for your exceptional service. We'll miss ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Congrats to all y'all! . . . . . .
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Opening up the clubhouse: defacing the "no girls" sign

Although your proposed solution is quite clear, I don't understand the problem you are trying to solve. You seem to be making certain assumptions for which I do not intuitively see any arguments, ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

How can we distinguish native from non-native participants? Should we? The reason it's important is that non-natives need facts; native speakers can tell whether something sounds good or not. And ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

How do you resolve differences of opinion between yourself and the general community? For example, if you have strong opinions about what questions should remain open or closed but there is a ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Do you believe EL&U is sufficiently welcoming and friendly to new users? If not, what do you think should be done to change that?
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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 ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What's your stand on obvious, often unsubstantiated, but correct and helpful answers to trivial questions? It's an easy reputation grab that encourages more such questions which are not wanted on ELU....
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

- by Lawrence Summary: State of question closure? It's fine. We should encourage clarity in questions. How to welcome newcomers? Shut down ad hominem attacks, provide friendly help with site norms, ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

choster A number of site participants feel that one major problem at EL&U is that bad questions remain open too long and take too much effort to close…. But other site participants feel that some ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

Do you visit MSE, the Stack Exchange Meta site, and are you aware of its goings on? As an elected moderator with added responsibilities; do you plan to focus your attention solely on EL&U? Why or ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

What is the most convincing reason we shouldn't make you a moderator?
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

Moderators try to encourage users to answer questions in the answer box rather than in comments, in accordance with the Stack Exchange protocol. How would you do so, what are your views on locking ...

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