In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](<LINK TO FIRST THREAD>) have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as the space for the candidates to provide their answers. 

Due to the submission count, we have selected all provided questions as well as one of our back up questions for a total of 10 questions.

As a candidate, your job is simple - post an answer to this question, citing each of the questions and then post your answer to each question given in that same answer. For your convenience, I will include all of the questions in quote format with a break in between each, suitable for you to insert your answers. Just [copy the whole thing after the first set of three dashes]( consider putting your name at the top of your post so that readers will know who you are before they finish reading everything you have written, and also including a link to your answer on your nomination post.

Once all the answers have been compiled, this will serve as a transcript for voters to view the thoughts of their candidates, and will be appropriately linked in the Election page.

Good luck to all of the candidates!

**Oh, and when you've completed your answer, please provide a link to it after this blurb here, before that set of three dashes. Please leave the list of links in the order of submission.**

To save scrolling here are links to the submissions from each candidate (in order of submission):


>1. Several tag-related tasks require moderator attention. How well do you feel our community deals with them presently? Would you be able & willing to improve the situation (if it is needed)? How? Related links regarding tag burnination [1]( [2](, tag synonym implementation [1](, and tag synonym merging [1](

>2. What do you see as the biggest problem facing our site and what would you do to help address it?

>3. Do you have any Meta posts that you're particularly proud of, or that you feel best demonstrate your moderation style?

>4. One of the issues which crops up frequently on this site is the dividing line between a statistical question and a computing question. At the moment custom and practice is that requests for code or package suggestions are seen as off-topic. Do you think we have the boundary in the right place? If you do not what is your suggestion for the new boundary?

>5. 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?

>6. How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been?

>7. There is some controversy surrounding our use of Community Wiki status, see Our current policy is not sufficiently clear, is not being consistently implemented, and is arguably suboptimal (though opinions might differ). What is your opinion on all that? Do you see any of that as a problem? What is your preferred policy? Would you be willing to work towards formulation of some consensus policy and enforcing its consistent implementation?

>8. What do you propose to do about the host of unanswered questions?

>9. Do we close questions (for any reason) too much, or too little? Why?

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