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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Sycorax I'm nominating myself for a moderator position mostly because I want the election itself to succeed. (To wit, if there are not enough participants in the election, then the whole election ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Gung (my nomination post) 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 ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Kjetil b halvorsen In your opinion, what do moderators do? Helping the site function better ... resolving disputes, being an example A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

@amoeba (my nomination post) Disclaimer: please do read my nomination post linked above; I am not a perfect candidate and I list some important reservations there. Several tag-related tasks ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Tim (my nomination post) 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 ...
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2017 moderator election Q&A - question collection

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? ...
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What do you see as the biggest problem facing our site and what would you do to help address it?
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How Can I Discover Former Moderators?

An historical record of all elections to date is maintained at https://stats.stackexchange.com/election. There you can find summaries and links to the original election pages (which provide details ...
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2017 moderator election Q&A - question collection

Do you have any Meta posts that you're particularly proud of, or that you feel best demonstrate your moderation style? (Taken from the SO election Q&A thread, which Firebug very helpfully linked ...
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2017 moderator election Q&A - question collection

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 ...
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Small interest in 2017 moderator election..?

If I recall correctly, in the last two elections some nominations came in the last couple of days of the nomination period; that may be the case again. At most two moderators will be elected this ...
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2017 moderator election Q&A - question collection

There is some controversy surrounding our use of Community Wiki status, see What is and what should be our policy on making questions community wiki?. Our current policy is not sufficiently clear, is ...
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2017 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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How precisely does the election work?

Some general information about how elections work is here: There's an election going on. What's happening and how does it work? As you say, it's unlikely we'll need the primary phase (we never ...
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2017 moderator election Q&A - question collection

What do you propose to do about the host of unanswered questions?
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2017 moderator election Q&A - question collection

Do we close questions (for any reason) too much, or too little? Why?
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Can we somehow fast-track the achievements that are necessary to get particular people more administrative rights?

I think you ask two questions, which I will paraphrase. Can CV.SE get special dispensation to change gold badge requirements? The only people who have the power to do this are the folks who ...
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"Upcoming events" side box lists the wrong election end date

Thank you for noticing. I believe this was a problem only in the community announcement, because the election page still says it's over in eight days. I have added seven days to the deadline in the ...
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Can we somehow fast-track the achievements that are necessary to get particular people more administrative rights?

More rights associated with silver tag badges One possible option to increase users with more closing rights would be to use the silver tag badges as well. (although it requires to change the website) ...
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Can we somehow fast-track the achievements that are necessary to get particular people more administrative rights?

Adding to other answers, we need to employ tags better. For example: What is the difference between a neural network and a deep neural network, and why do the deep ones work better? does not contain ...
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Can we somehow fast-track the achievements that are necessary to get particular people more administrative rights?

Disclaimer: This may be gaming the system to an unacceptable degree. It seems like a grey area to me, so I offer this for your consideration. If there are particular tags for which we: do not have ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Do you have any Meta posts that you're particularly proud of, or that you feel best demonstrate your moderation style? (Taken from the 2017 SO election Q&A thread, which Firebug very helpfully ...
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Can we somehow fast-track the achievements that are necessary to get particular people more administrative rights?

We should not need to get more people with more rights. The rights for gold tag badges originates from an idea that came from StackOverflow. That site has currently 80 times more questions per day (6....
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