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Thank you @MichaelKjörling and @Vincent for your excellent moderation during the beta and early graduation!


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Congratulations JDługosz on winning the election!


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One of the main difficulty for moderators (as well as high-rep users) is to consistently respect the scope of the site. There have been quite some discussions about it here on meta. But I would like to know the views of the candidates on two critical elements of our scopes, namely idea generation/broadness individual actions/plot questions How do the ...


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Here's an oldie but a goodie: As a moderator, you'll have to deal with some of the worst content on the site, clean up after users, remain patient in the face of conflict, be subjected to abuse without lashing out . . . you get the idea. Often, moderating can be stressful and not a lot of fun. We're benevolent janitors, not benevolent dictators. Given the ...


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Short and simple: Why do you want to be a moderator?


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It's a pretty important topic, and one that is being discussed a lot right now: Where do you draw the line as to whether real world questions are on-topic?


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Good Subjective, Bad Subjective describes what makes a good subjective question -- it inspires longer answers explaining "why" and "how", it encourages answers that are backed up by facts and references, and it's more than mindless social fun. Worldbuilding gets a lot of questions in the gray area here. Some of them get closed as primarily opinion-based ...


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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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One looking to the future: What do you think are the greatest challenges facing the Worldbuilding site at the moment and how should we approach those challenges?


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Congrats to the new moderators team. I am sure you will make a great job! On a personal note, I am glad I took part in the election, and it was really a good mood going around the chat. Many great candidates. And by the way, thanks to those who voted for me both in the primary and in the final part


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What do you think about the current moderation style with regard to closing and reopening questions? We, the current mods, generally have a laid-back style in a few areas. While we won't hesitate to move long, unproductive comments to chat or delete spam on sight, we'll often let the community delete posts on its own, and we almost never mod-hammer a post ...


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How do you feel about the scope of World Building SE? What if anything would you want to change about the site's scope? How would you go about ensuring community involvement in the conversation and decision of scope change?


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Good Subjective, Bad Subjective describes what makes a good subjective question -- it inspires longer answers explaining "why" and "how", it encourages answers that are backed up by facts and references, and it's more than mindless social fun. Worldbuilding gets a lot of questions in the gray area here. Some of them get closed as primarily opinion-based ...


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Congratulations to our new moderators and thank you to everybody who stood in this election. Go look at the summary report; that was a crazy fight to the finish! We had a strong pool of candidates.


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Thank you all for entrusting me. I will do my best.


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I'll post one of Grace Note's secondary questions as a separate answer. Right now, a lot of the candidates are really high-rep users. If elected moderator, how will you be more effective than as a 10k or 20k user?


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The scope of the site is generally the result of a consensus. As a moderator, you are expected to participate and to lead that continuous definition. How do you feel about enforcing definitions on which you do not necesarily agree?


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Please join in giving our new moderators a very warm welcome!


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I'm Tim B I've been pro tem moderator since Beta and wish to continue. One of the main difficulty for moderators (as well as high-rep users) is to consistently respect the scope of the site. There have been quite some discussions about it here on meta. But I would like to know the views of the candidates on two critical elements of our scopes, namely ...


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During what (UTC) times of day, and on what days, are you most likely to be active on the site? Our site is an active one, and having moderators able to check in on the site around the clock allows keeping closer tabs on activity and handle problematic behavior quickly. Instead of asking which time zone a candidate is in, this aims to establish the times ...


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Why do you want to be a moderator? Similarly to what Grace Note said, there are motives behind every action. It's important to distinguish if someone is in it for the title or if they have genuine intentions.


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James Let me know if you have questions on my responses in the comments below or hit me up in the election chat room, thanks for taking the time to read. What do you think about the current moderation style with regard to closing and reopening questions? We, the current mods, generally have a laid-back style in a few areas. While we won't ...


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This election is to add one moderator to the existing team; no moderators are being replaced. Candidates must self-nominate. If there is somebody you think would be a good candidate, you'll need to ask that person to nominate. Chat is a good place to do that. While SE only requires 300 reputation to stand in an election, the practical limit tends to be a ...


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How will your attitude towards close/reopen voting change now that your close/reopen votes are binding?


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I'm Monica Cellio. One of the main difficulty for moderators (as well as high-rep users) is to consistently respect the scope of the site. There have been quite some discussions about it here on meta. But I would like to know the views of the candidates on two critical elements of our scopes, namely idea generation/broadness and individual actions/...


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Michael Kjörling What do you think about the current moderation style with regard to closing and reopening questions? We, the current mods, generally have a laid-back style in a few areas. While we won't hesitate to move long, unproductive comments to chat or delete spam on sight, we'll often let the community delete posts on its own, and we almost ...


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What has your review queues activity been like so far? How do you expect this to change when a single vote from you results in immediate action on the post? Having a diamond associated to your name isn't just a fancy gimmick; it effectively means that you are no longer participating as a "mere" high-reputation community member. Particularly in this case, it ...


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What do you like most about the current moderation and want to preserve?


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For the very most part, community elected moderators retain their position until they choose to resign. Moderators can also be removed by Stack Exchange company officials in the event of serious infractions, violations of the terms of service, etc. This happens, but very rarely. Pro tempore ("pro tem") moderators are appointed by Stack Exchange company ...


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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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